Category Archives: Folk

Pete Sutherland – Poor Man’s Dream

Not much to say about this one, it’s just a fine bit o’ music. Flying Fish had a way of recording these albums that make you feel like you’re sitting on a back porch with friends, even when the music … Continue reading

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Björn Ståbi & Ole Hjorth – Folk Fiddling from Sweeden: Traditional Fiddle Tunes from Dalarna

Brilliant strange music here. There is something so mysterious about traditional Scandinavian music. It comes in circles, but instead of the kind of circle that brings you back to the same place you started (as occurs in American, Celtic, and … Continue reading

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Joseph Spence – Living on the Hallelujah Side

Another album from this blog’s guardian angel: Joseph Spence! As I’ve already said all that I can say about this fountain of joy and grizzly grumbles, I’ll leave it at just the pure music. Enjoy! Joseph Spence – Living on … Continue reading

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Sam Rizzetta – Bucks and Does

Ok, so not a whole lot so say on this one, but you’ll probably appreciate a short post after the last few. Nothing shocking or out-of-place here, just extremely beautiful, tonal, resonant, music. Almost totally unaccompanied, the resounding tremors of … Continue reading

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Nowell Sing We Clear – A Pageant of Midwinter Carols

More weirdness from old Brittania! I meant to post this earlier, but hopefully you are still in the mood for some festive music. Now as you may have gathered, I’m not particularly keen on Christmas as it’s currently celebrated, with … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice & Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

On Darkness: The child is born in the darkness of the womb; the chicken hatched after incubation. Birth begins in darkness, as dawn follows the long night, and spring springs from winter. We must not interrupt the incubation period within … Continue reading

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VA – Rural Parlor Guitar – Recordings from 1967-1971

So by now most of you have gotten used to this pirate disappearing for 3-month stretches, with little-to-no notice. This was another one of those, also involving travel and relocation. Thanks for your patience! I’m beginning to get settled into … Continue reading

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