CD review – The Ashen

A review for of the forthcoming CD by Andi Lee:

THE ASHEN – Slowdive (Kosi Records KOSI001)

David Harley

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Daria Kulesh / Kara

A little bird tells me that the amazingly talented Daria Kulesh is offering the albums by Kara – with whom she was lead singer between 2013 and 2017 – ‘Some Other Shore’ and ‘Waters So Deep’ at half price. And if you haven’t already, you might want to check out her solo albums – two of which I’ve reviewed enthusiastically – at the same time. Her online shop is here.

David Harley

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CD Review: Baldrick’s Plan

Here’s another of my reviews for this time of an excellent CD by Baldric’s Plan, three guys specializing in close harmony and based in my part of Cornwall: BALDRICK’S PLAN – Counting The Tides (Grandplan Records GPR1902)

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Shropshire Roads Folk Sessions

I’ve just received updated information from Clive Grainger about these sessions. (Thanks, Clive.)

“Hi David, could you include the following on the Sabrinaflu listings, pleasde? We are not quite in the Severn Valley, but close to a couple of tributaries in the Newport area! Firstly, you list an Open Mic or a session in the Lion at Edgmond. The pub is closed, permanently, we believe, sadly, but the sessions still run under the title
Shropshire Roads Folk Sessions.
We meet every week, and normally get between about 8 and 15 people at a session.

Shropshire Roads Folk Sessions:

  • first Wednesday – New Inn, Newport TF10 7LX
  • second Wednesday – Three Horseshoes, Sambrook TF10 8AP
  • third Wednesday – Red Lion at Sutton TF10 8DQ
  • fourth Wednesday – Three Horseshoes at Sambrook TF10 8AP
  • fifth Wednesday – Red Lion at Sutton TF10 8DQ.

All sessions start at around 8.30pm . Everyone welcome, from beginners to professionals. Plenty of tunes and songs, and everyone who wants to, gets a turn. Expect mainly folk, but also a bit of blues, roots, or even country. For more info email Clive at”

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Animal charities fundraiser CD

Dave Hughes tells me that he is trying to secure some advance orders to offset production costs for a CD called ‘Quantum Entanglement’ he has compiled as a fundraiser for two animal charities:

The two-disc CD is expected to contain 32 tracks, and artists whose tracks have been contributed include Julie Felix, Fairport Convention, Dr. Strangely Strange, Mike Absalom, Keith Christmas, Daevid Allen, and Gryphon.

The early cost is £5 plus p&p. When the CD is released in October, the cost will be £8 plus p&p.

Please contact for more details.

David Harley

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CD review: KAREN MARSHALSAY – The Road to Kennacraig

Another review for Scottish harp music much influenced by pibroch. I really like it.

KAREN MARSHALSAY – The Road to Kennacraig (Cramasie Records CRCD001)

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Folk trio Doggerland at Hellens, in Herefordshire

This is an event that sounds interesting at Much Marcle near Ledbury on 12th July: Sounds interesting, including Swedish and Norwegian dance tunes and sea songs. You can get directions to the venue here:

David Harley

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