Album Reviews

[Updated 17th October 2017]

Album Reviews

If you fancy reviewing a new (or not so new) album do email  the write up, photo and contact details to They don’t have to be particularly recent. Mine often aren’t (I recently reviewed Bert Jansch’s first album over 50 years after it was first issued!): sometimes it’s good to share something with people that they might have missed. [DH] reviews

David Harley is currently reviewing CDs for Here are links to those I’ve done so far:

ANDREW JOHN & LISSA – At Home (Last Resort Records LRCD010)

THE LOWEST PAIR – Uncertain As It Is Uneven (Team Love Records TL-93 ) – Fern Girl & Ice Man (Team Love Records TL-94)

BAP KENNEDY – Reckless Heart (Last Chance Records LCR 048)

HAT FITZ & CARA – After The Rain (own label)

UB40 FEATURING ALI, ASTRO AND MICKEY – Unplugged + Greatest Hits (UMC)

ANDREW JOHN & LISSA – Aren’t We Lucky (Last Resort Records LRCD011)

THE FLYING TOADS – Warts ‘N All (Own Label)

RAPSQUILLION – Earthly Joys (Own Label)

RAB NOAKES – The Treatment Tapes EP (Neon Records NEONCD018)

JOHN RENBOURN & WIZZ JONES – Joint Control (Riverboat Records TUGCD1095)

BENJAMIN WILLIAM PIKE – A Burdensome Year (Gin House Records)

ATLANTIC UNION – Homeward (Blue Island Records BI201601)

RODNEY CROWELL – Close Ties (New West Records 6354)

TERENCE WINCH, MICHAEL WINCH, AND JESSE WINCH – This Day Too: Music from Irish America (Free Dirt Records CTM-CD-002)

CALAN – Solomon (Sain Records SCD2749)

OCCIDENTAL GYPSY – 44070 (own label)

KEITH JAMES – Tenderness Claws (Hurdy Gurdy HGA2926)

CORY FLYNN – A Boy Named Hunger (Long Way Home Music LWHM 003)

MEGAN HENWOOD – River (Dharma Records DHARMACD30)

MIKE BROOKFIELD – Brookfield (Golden Rule Records GRCD003)

MARRY WATERSON & DAVID A. JAYCOCK – Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love (One Little Indian Records TPLP1419CDP)


DAVY GRAHAM – Folk, Blues & Beyond (Bread & Wine BRINECD1)

SHANKARA ANDY BOLE – Rainbow Crow (Left Leg Records LL2017)

GHALIA & MAMA’S BOYS – Let The Demons Out (Ruf Records RUF 1250)

ASSEMBLY LANE – Northbound (own label ALCD01)

THE STONED CHERRIES – Baked In A Pie (own label)

THE COMPANY OF PLAYERS – Shakespeare Songs (own label)

N.B. I’m happy to review CDs (etc) for Sabrinaflu – sometimes I even review CDs I bought myself – but if you want a review (and I’d encourage you to consider it: there’s a good review team there), it may be more effective to contact them directly rather than through me, though any requests will go through an internal process for allocation. Of course, I’m more likely to volunteer for CDs from artists I know, but there’s no guarantee that someone else won’t grab it first. And they might be better qualified than me. 🙂

Sabrinaflu reviews

Here’s our most recent review, courtesy of Keith Whiddon (of The Flying Toads and Bouzatina): Review: Emma and the Professor’s ‘Old Black Crow’.

Review of Mal Brown’s excellent CD Sharp Stones and Tender Hearts

Review of a lovely CD by Martin Thomas: CD Review: ‘Pieces’ by Martin Thomas

Flying Toads CD review (an excellent collection of tunes and songs: not the same, more recent CD reviewed for – see link above).

Ring Around the Land is a review by Fliss of a CD by Red Shoes.

And here are a couple I made earlier. [DH]

A Shropshire Lad: a 1994 CD by the late Michael Raven with vocals by Joan Mills, featuring settings of poems by A.E. Housman alternating with Welsh traditional (mostly) tunes played on solo guitar.  Originally posted on my Shropshire Blues blog (which is more about Shropshire than blues!).

Vagrant Stanzas: a review of the 2013 recording by Martin Simpson. Originally posted on my personal web page.

Wheal Alice reviews

Bert Jansch – a belated review – yes, it’s the CD version of that 50+-year-old first album. Of which I finally own a copy…

And back to Features

David Harley


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