Author Archives: David Harley

About David Harley

Musician/singer/songwriter; independent author/editor

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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‘Silk & Steel’ – video for Collective Aid in Penzance

I don’t normally promote my own material on this blog (and yes, I did say further posts here would be rare if they happened at all), but it’s for a good cause… Here’s the link to a video I recorded … Continue reading

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A fond farewell…

After discussion with Fliss Burke, who originally launched the Sabrinaflu site, it’s been agreed that it’s not really practical for us to continue to keep this resource adequately updated even after the Covid-19 crisis abates. I will, for the moment, … Continue reading

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