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Maddy Prior is one of the hardest-working veterans of the folk scene. Since 1969 she led the changing lineups of Steeleye Span, and for the past 25 years has also made regular appearances with those classy exponents of early English music, the
News in pictures Arts & Ents blogs This week science fiction writer Ray Bradbury died at the age of 91...Our aim is simple: to free philosophy from the shackles of the academy, to remind people of its rele... Less than a year ago, I interviewed
April 18, 2012 Indigo Kid Indigo Kid Babel Label 2012 Indigo Kid is the debut, one heckuva debut, by the British guitarist Dan Messore. On it, Messore leads the quartet Indigo Kid, which comprises two parts new talent and two parts young veterans.
We had quite a lot to ask him about, and he had quite a lot to say, so this is a bit long but it's all killer no filler...We have a theory that if you'd been a real band and written The Wombles' songs about cars and girls instead of litter you'd be
Steeleye Span, hotels in Cornwall, Tregarthen Guest House(TRAVPR.COM) UK - November 11th, 2011 - Legendary folk-rock group Steeleye Span are set to play live at the Hall for
This Glasgow quartet fronted by the powerful folk-vocals of Lavinia Blackwall have previously delivered folkadelia but right from the ringing guitars of this, their third album, they have moved more firmly into the psychedelic rock area where Celtic
Eliza Carthy, on the road to recovery from a vocal cyst and relishing being on stage Three generations of Eliza Carthy's family are gathered in the living room. It could be any day in the family home, except that they have only recently been reunited.
Of course it's essential that the 70th birthday of the English folk scene's great singer, guitarist and enthusiast should be celebrated with a major retrospective. But it's equally essential that a two-CD set should do justice to the scope of his
It has become a Christmas tradition that Maddy Prior should break away from Steeleye Span to work with those exponents of carols and early English music, the Carnival Band, and they are on tour together again right now, with a (for the most part)
Upwards of 600 pages long, fanatically engrossed in its subject matter, covering a century of native musical culture in the minutest detail, Electric Eden has a symbolic high point that can be dated to 1975. With the entity known as "progressive rock"