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Folk/Acoustic

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

  1. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Any Folkies on PFM? if so, please recommend some artists/albums... doesn't have to be pure Folk.
    Some of my faves are; Karine Polward, Jackie Oates, Martha Tilston, Angus and Julia Stone, Laura Veirs.
    Mac
     
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  2. monstrous lie

    monstrous lie Infinitely Baffled

    Have you heard "Diamond Mine" by Kenny Anderson aka "King Creosote"? There is a wistful beauty about his musical arrangements and presentation that I find very affecting every time I listen.
    ML
     
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  3. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    My brother introduced me to Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, a man and wife folky-type group but not of the “Hey nonny” variety, and I'm really taken with them. I can highly recommend their album “Tomorrow Will Follow Today”.
     
  4. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Pretty much anything by Emily Smith, who has a gorgeous voice. Too Long Away is particularly good.
     
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  5. julifriend

    julifriend pfm Member

    I have a liking for the recordings of Kate Rusby.
     
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  6. mr sneff

    mr sneff pfm Member

    Kate Rusby, Laura Veirs, Vashti Bunyan, Jim Causley.
     
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  7. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Gordon Lightfoot.
    His influence is Folk music.
    I like Kate Rusby and Vashti Bunyan.
    Many will know ‘Another Diamond Day.’
     
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  8. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Molly Tuttle
     
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  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Nic Jones: Penguin Eggs

    A wonderful singer and guitar player - with a very distinctive guitar style. A career tragically cut short by a serious car accident. One of my favourite albums regardless of genre.
     
  10. Jason P

    Jason P pfm Member

    Chris Wood is worth checking out. Handmade Life is a brilliant album.

    The Unthanks - try Mount The Air or Here’s The Tender Coming to start.
     
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  11. Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall pfm Member

    Some good suggestions so far, I’d add Cara Dillon, Richard Thompson and Eleanor McEvoy.
     
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  12. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Tim Wood - Gettin Your Own Back.......rare as hell and bought after a great performance at the Rockingham Arms Folk Club. Great if you can get hold of it.
     
  13. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Great response guys, keep them coming... some more from me:
    Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Chris While, Reg Meuross, Kitty MacFarlane, Hannah Rarity, John Smith, Emily Barker,The Furrow Collective.
    Mac
     
  14. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Vri - Ty Ein Tadau, (review here)
    Taj Mahal - Oooh So Good and Blues
    Dick Gaughan - Handful of Earth
    Incredible String Band - Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air
    Robin Williamson - A Glint at the Kindling
    Andy Irvine and Paul Brady
    Martin Simpson - The Golden Vanity
    Nic Jones - The Noahs Ark Trap
    Alan Stivel - Renaissance of the Celtic Harp
    Ian Carr and the Various Artists - Who He? (amazon here)
    Tim Dalling - Blossom (review here)
    Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes of Rita
    Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks - Striking it Rich
     
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  15. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Lal and Mike Waterson, Bright Phoebus.

     
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  17. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    You need some Anne Briggs too.

     
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  18. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    This brilliant! terrific response... jugt found a copy of Andy Irvine and Paul Brady album on Discogs for a fiver

    Some state side Folk/acoustic... Canyon City, Barnaby Bright, Peter Bradley Adams, The Wailin Jennys, Sarah Jarosz, Jeffrey falcault, Richard Shindell
    Mac
     
  19. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    Seanm’s post has reminded me that June Tabor did a stellar version of the Waterstones’ Scarecrow on her Abyssinians album. She is a great folk singer, and I’m particularly fond of the album she did with Martin Simpson, A Cut Above.
     
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  20. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Topic have a series of “An Introduction To...” albums by people such as Tabor, Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan, Martin Simpson etc. There are some great tracks on the June Tabor one...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Introduction-June-Tabor/dp/B077F9QQQD

    I don’t think they’ve been mentioned so far, but don’t forget Planxty, a great Irish band.
     
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