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Folk/Acoustic

Discussion in 'music' started by maccar, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    @Dodeth, if you like Lori Watson, you might like Kaela Rowan, The Fruited Thorn
     
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  2. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    good thread, I'll check out what's been suggested..

    I like megson, the unthanks - tho, someone mentioned mount the air, this is a big sounding album, try some of their earlier ones first.. and cara Dillon - we saw her live before xmas with her xmas gig...was wonderful.. :)

    I've also got good inspiration from the BBC folk award albums in the past -
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_s...crid=1J2GK864YUTO6&rh=i:aps,k:bbc+folk+awards
     
  3. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    A 21st century selection apart from a few (straight folk not often my bag):

    Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself (2012) - chamber-folk
    Nick Drake - Pink Moon (1972)
    Ben Howard - Every Kingdom (2011) - folk-indie
    Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1988) - folk-rock
    Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)
    Ray LaMontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black (2006) - chamber-folk
    Midlake - The Courage of Others (2010) - folk-indie
    Christy Moore - This Is the Day (2001)
    Tunng - ...And Then We Saw Land (2010) - folk-electronica
     
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  4. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

  5. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    @darrenyeats, got quite a lot of your selection... particularly like the Tunng album
    keep them coming.
    @Mr Cat, have you heard The Unthanks last album, The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake?
    Mac
     
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  6. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    For anyone who's interested, I write a music blog featuring small album reviews with Spotify links and Youtube clips, it can be found here:
    www.realmusicnet.wordpress.com
    It's mostly based on Folk/Acoustic music with the odd bit of Jazz and the occasional mainstream.
    Mac
     
  7. Mr Cat

    Mr Cat Owner

    hi - yes, I have that album, and I saw them perform that live last year(?), they also have some new stuff out too -
    http://www.the-unthanks.com/lines/ but I'm hoping it's going to appear on amazon music as I've more or less stopped buying cds now (tho, have all their other stuff..)

    I'm seeing them live at ushaw college in May too :)
     
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  8. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    Kitty MacFarlane, from her fabulous album Namer of Clouds... sure this girl has a big future on the Folk scene
     
  9. nicetone

    nicetone pfm Member

    A lot of those already mentioned, and to add some more (not all).

    The Full English (album same name)
    Olivia Chaney (The Longest River - her first album)
    Leveret
    Lisa Knapp (Hidden Seam)
    Chris Wood
    Loreena McKennitt (some)
    Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer did an interesting take on some classic folk numbers recorded by ‘greats’ over the years, album title ‘Child Ballads’ (songs collected by Francis James Childs)
    Lunasa
    Deaf Shepherd
    Ewan McLennan

    Vintage:
    Shirley Collins (but not, for me at least, the comeback album ‘Lodestar‘; try to listen to Anthems in Eden Suite)
    Martin Carthy
    Nic Jones
    Ewan MacColl
    Peter Bellamy
    La Lugh
    Sean O Riada (O Riada sa Gaitey)
    Mary O’Hara

    Could mention some more that I think interesting/worthy, but it'd be straying in to 'world' music.
     
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  10. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    Talking of Anais Mitchell, can't believe I haven't mentioned one of my favourite singer/songwriters before!
    from her brilliant album Young Man in America
     
  11. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    For anyone into Podcasts, there's a superb one run by Matthew Bannister in which he interviews Folk artists in their home area, discusses nature, natural history and artists sing
    https://www.folkonfoot.com/
     
  12. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

    kathryn Tickell any one?
     
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  13. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    From The Innocence Mission album Birds of My Neighbourhood
     
  14. maccar

    maccar Well-Known Member

    Martha Tilston has to be one of today's best contemporary Folk artist... from her album Lucy and the Wolves
     
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  15. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    This CD and the book it accompanies is a good place to explore the backwaters of English folk

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-Eden-Unearthing-Britains-Visionary/dp/B008KGWWKM

    It features a lot of those already Mentone but also gives a good context for other things you might find interesting - not all 100% acoustic.

    From the archives, I don't think I've seen Martin Cathy or Pentangle mentioned following a swift scroll through - I've been returning t them quite regularly over a 40 year period since first hearing them while I was at school and still love their records - and John Renbourn's soul stuff ( Bert Jansch already mentioned). From the US - the first Joanna Newsom record is fabulous


    My Swedish violin playing, folk loving friend loves Lau and The Gloaming - both of whom I've enjoyed when he last visited.

    Kevin
     
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  16. Graham H

    Graham H pfm Member

    As well as John and Bert already mentioned, I’m a big fan of John Fahey, Michael Chapman, Robbie Basho and Jack Rose. There’s also some nice early Leo Kottke.

    Still sitting on the fence with Steve Gunn, although his contribution to Chapman’s 50 in 2017 was superb.
     
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  17. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Good one, thanks.
     
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    This is who Bert and John got their inspiration from. Enjoy.

     
  19. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member


    Indeed, early folk-rock (well, sort of). Add to this my favourite play for a long time now, early Fairport (with Sandy Denny). Good s./q. and lovely songs plus instrumentation/rhythm.
     
  20. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Mulligan and O'Hare
     

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