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Track of the Week: James Vincent McMorrow – When I leave

James Vincent McMorrow has spent much of this year on the road in support of Post Tropical, which was released in January 2014. But with open floodgates the Dubliner was driven to using hotel floors and tour buses to manually record a dazzling non-album track which he put online last week. 139 more words

Music Reviews

The Ancient art of Story Telling

I sat watching TV the other day catching the best parts of all interesting shows- read flipping through the channels, when my ears caught the rhythmic notes of a Rajasthani folk singer’s strong voice. 518 more words

United States singer Joan Baez interviewed

This music video is called JOAN BAEZ (full concert, 1965).

From weekly The Observer in Britain:

Joan Baez: Singer, activist, peacenik, lover, legend

Joan Baez…

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Human Rights

So Many Broken Windows

So many Broken Windows

we’re sitting around the barracks today / no heat, no pay, no parades today

we’re drinking a bottle of vodka today / no medals, no polish for the boots today… 162 more words


Nils Økland: Monograph (ECM 2069)

Nils Økland

Nils Økland Hardanger fiddle, violin, viola d’amore
Recorded July 2007, Olavskirken, Avaldsnes (Norway)
Engineer: Audun Strype
Executive producer: Manfred Eicher

From the caverns of Christian Wallumrød’s… 341 more words

ECM Records

Song Of Wandering Aengus.

Song Of Wandering Aengus.

I went out to the hazel wood,

Because a fire was in my head,

And cut and peeled a hazel wand,

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Humming House - Cold Chicago

I love folk music. I love how it can be bouncing and full of energy at the same time as being thoughtful and insightful. So when I was pointed in the direction of Nashville’s Humming House, it was clear that they were exactly what I was looking for. 228 more words