Author Archives: David Harley

About David Harley

Musician/singer/songwriter; independent author/editor

News from Folklife magazine

Quite a lot of information in the latest newsletter: check out the links below. folklife.uk  Folk news (read or download).  Festivals & Workshops Diary. Zoom list.  Free Updates Newsletter. folklife-directory.uk  detailed listings. folklife-traditions.uk  researched articles, archive, downloads. David Harley

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Folk Life online edition

Folk Life and Folk Life West online edition for May-August David Harley

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Sarah McQuaid – The St. Buryan Sessions

As one of the hardest-working musicians on the scene, Sarah McQuaid was hit hard by the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 lockdown. While many artists have tried to keep the flame alive by live-streaming, Sarah opted instead to crowd-fund an album … Continue reading

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Singles reviews for Folking.com

SINGLES BAR 63 – A round-up of recent EPs and singles – again, mostly by Mike Davies, but guess who reviewed Sarah McQuaid (two singles!) and Daria Kulesh’s EP? David Harley

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CDs by Mal Brown

Some years ago now, I reviewed for this site an excellent CD by Mal Brown called Sharp Stones and Tender Hearts. He recently sent me a couple of his earlier CDs. Rule Changer is another music CD, and it’s just … Continue reading

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CD review – HANZ ARAKI & KATHRYN CLAIRE

Last in a series of reviews for Folking.com of a series of CDs on a seasonal theme. While this one is loosely linked to summer, it’s largely focused on work and emigration issues. HANZ ARAKI & KATHRYN CLAIRE – The … Continue reading

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CD review: Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire (again)

Yes, it’s another CD from their seasonal series, reviewed for Folking.com: HANZ ARAKI & KATHRYN CLAIRE – As I Roved Out: Songs Of Spring (The Celtic Conspiracy CELCON002) Just one to go… David Harley

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Folklife West magazine

I’m no longer writing for Folklife West, but it’s well worth checking out for folk-related venue information as well as its articles.. folklife.uk  Folklife West news, listings (read, download).  Zoom list.  Updates Newsletter folklife-directory.uk  detailed listings include festivals & workshops … Continue reading

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An interesting resource for folkies

Recommended to me by my friend Andi Lee (The Ashen): a Mixcloud podcast series by Jon Wilks at The Old Songs Podcast. Here’s the current listing: Ep12 – The Old Songs Podcast – ‘Banks of Green Willow’, ft. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne … Continue reading

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CD review – Dan Penn

Another review for folking.com, of an album by Dan Penn. Southern Soul isn’t really my thing, but it’s a pleasant CD. David Harley

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