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John McCusker: Hello, Goodbye review – rare and classy solo outing

1873 days ago
Guardian Music(Under One Sky) John McCusker celebrates his 25th anniversary as a professional musician with a rare solo outing. The Scottish multi-instrumentalist and composer has had a colourful career, playing with the Battlefield Band, Kate Rusby and Heidi Talb... more info

Rhiannon Giddens and Unthanks take top honours in BBC Folk awards

1873 days ago
Guardian MusicEvent showcases dynamic new wave of folk musicians, while honouring lifetime achievements of Norma Waterson and Joan ArmatradingRhiannon Giddens was named folk singer of the year in the annual BBC Folk awards at a packed Royal Albert Hall, with a str... more info

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 2014-02-19

2671 days ago
Core NewsA bit different from what you usually find on Core News, but I do love some styles of folk music! “Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis present the 15th annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, live from London’s Royal Albert Hall. Featuring live music perform... more info

Matheu Watson: Dunrobin Place – review

3126 days ago
Guardian Music(Seer)If I'd heard this album without knowing anything about it, I'd have assumed it was by some classy Celtic band who had been playing together for years. Wrong: it's a solo work by a Scottish multi-instrumentalist in his early 20s, who constructed... more info

For 'Brave' singer Julie Fowlis, music is history -- ancient history

3275 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissSinger Julie Fowlis is typically used to songs that are a tad older than the ones she sang in Disney/Pixar's  "Brave.  "Her comfort zone is about eight centuries ago. more info

Festivals guide 2012 listings: classical festivals

3307 days ago
Guardian MusicFor contemporary and classical with a difference here are the Uk's best summer sessionsAldeburghWhen 8-24 JuneWhere Snape Maltings, SuffolkWhat Classical fest founded in 1948 by Benjamin BrittenWho Miklós Perényi, Menahem PresslerHow much Free-£32... more info

Step inside Julie Murphy's Quiet House

3346 days ago
Guardian MusicJulie Murphy is perhaps the most unsung figure in British folk. So join her for a performance of her new album, live from her own living room, at 8.30pm tonightIt's perhaps ironic that one of the finest singers to emerge from Wales in recent years is... more info

Folk, jazz etc: Julie Fowlis finds inspiration in some far-flung corners of Scotland

3568 days ago
Scotsman.comTHE weather wasn't being kind to Julie Fowlis when we spoke last month. She was due to sing Flower of Scotland at Hampden Park for the Scotland-Denmark football friendly t more info

Peatbog Faeries: Dust – review

3602 days ago
Guardian Music(Peatbog) Peatbog Faeries provide another reminder of the strength and variety of the Scottish music scene. They are based in the Isle of Skye, just over the water from North Uist, the inspiration for so many Julie Fowlis songs, but their approach to... more info

Ishbel MacAskill obituary

3714 days ago
Guardian MusicScottish singer known as the 'Gaelic diva'Ishbel MacAskill, who has died after a fall aged 70, was an outstanding singer of Gaelic song, often referred to as the "Gaelic diva". The emotional quality of her unaccompanied singing transcended language b... more info

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