Author: Quentin Budworth

Album | Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight – The Days That Shaped Me (10th anniversary edition)

Dive in deep to the wonderful, traditional and ever surprising sound world of Marry Waterson and Oliver Knight’s The Days That Shaped Me and you won’t be disappointed.  Here we have English folk-smithery and deep-rooted tradition at its idiosyncratic and…

Album | Ringlefinch – Tall Tales

In Tall Tales, Ringlefinch have created a delightfully self-assured soundtrack for a world doing the hokey-cokey with the Covid 19 pandemic. Intelligent catchy song-writing, imagination, good humour, heart, hygge, and folk politics abound and flourish in this aural delight. I’m…

Album | Hanna Enlöf – BareBones

Some things contain a magic so special that your breath is literally taken away by the vision, scope and artistry present in the work; be it a painting, a poem, a meal or as in this album a collection of…

Album | Gnoss – The Light of The Moon

This album is like a single malt; delicious, delicately flavoured and perfectly poised to give you a brilliant time. The Light of The Moon is the first recording of all-original material by Gnoss, with seven instrumentals and four songs. When…

Album | Polly Paulusma – Invisible Music

Invisible Music: folk songs that influenced Angela Carter is a literary, clever, erudite, elegantly crafted offering from Polly Paulusma. We are presented with a cornucopia rich in poetic images, harmonies and delightful performances. Interspersed with extracts from Angela Carter’s sublime…