Folk music

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Meg Baird: Furling review – a contemplative delight
Expanding her sonic canvas, the American singer-songwriter’s first solo album in seven years is well worth the wait

Phil Mongredien

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Fern Maddie review – tender and powerful performance of ballads old and new
The folk musician strips her music back to the bones, amplifying the emotional intensity in a cosy firelit space

Daniel Dylan Wray

27, Jan, 2023 @11:07 AM

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Gwenno, quarry raves and the punks of Penzance: inside the Cornish music explosion
A buzzy new venue is spearheading a south-western musical renaissance, with hundreds of people dancing in the streets after a booming club night. Our writer hits the floor for the Cornish conga

Oliver Berry

24, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘He sounded great’: David Crosby was working on new album when he died, musicians reveal
Folk-rock pioneer ‘writing, playing, singing his ass off and preparing a fantastic show’ in his final days, says guitarist Steve Postell

Sian Cain

23, Jan, 2023 @1:19 AM

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Lucinda Williams review – dirt mixed with tears in an evening of consummate Americana
The singer-songerwriter leaned in to the precariousness of life as she paid tribute to lost friends, including Jeff Beck and Tom Petty

Laura Barton

22, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Martha Wainwright: ‘My happiest decade is also my saddest – this decade’
The singer-songwriter on her famous musical family, coping with death, divorce and parenting, and how her childhood was still easier than Prince Harry’s

Kate Kellaway

22, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Paul Clarvis, Liam Noble, Cathy Jordan: Freight Train review – quite a ride
Irish folk singer Cathy Jordan, with Clarvis and Noble on percussion and piano, works her magic on songs ranging from Duke Ellington to Mose Allison

Dave Gelly

21, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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David Crosby: a maddening musical genius who thrived through the chaos | Alexis Petridis
Crosby could be overbearing and convinced of his own brilliance – but despite the ups and downs of his time with the Byrds and CSNY, he was always proven right

Alexis Petridis

20, Jan, 2023 @2:09 PM

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From the Byrds to CPR: David Crosby’s 10 greatest recordings
The late singer-songwriter’s prolific output includes one of psychedelic rock’s greatest singles, a piano-driven dig at the Doors and a very funky Steely Dan-esque song

Annie Zaleski

20, Jan, 2023 @10:32 AM

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Ears of the People: Ekonting Songs from Senegal and the Gambia review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Stories of survival and self-expression suffuse this anthology exploring the ekonting, the three-string gourd instrument

Jude Rogers

20, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Your ultimate Melbourne events guide: the best things to do this weekend and what’s on through January
Highlights from Guardian Australia’s ultimate guide to the best arts, gigs and festivals happening around the country

Sian Cain, Steph Harmon, Janine Israel, Tim Byrne and Michael Sun

18, Jan, 2023 @1:51 AM

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Juni Habel: Carvings review – intense, twilit Norwegian folk
Accompanied by her husband, brother and uncle, the singer’s sparse, jazz-tinged record, which circles around a family tragedy, feels timeless

Neil Spencer

14, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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