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Bellowhead review – folk's big band wave goodbye in style
This was a night of celebration in front of a whooping full house as English trad’s flagship act continue their farewell tour

Colin Irwin

25, Apr, 2016 @12:49 PM

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Acclaimed folk band Bellowhead split after more than a decade
11-piece group began as one-off project at the first Oxford Folk Festival and will mark departure with farewell tour in November 2015 and April 2016

Ben Quinn

03, Jun, 2015 @11:31 PM

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Linda Thompson and Jon Boden: two generations of folk-rockers unite
Jude Rogers: Island Records is reviving the pink label for a new wave of folk-rockers. 1970s legend Linda Thompson reveals what went on the first time round, and new signing Jon Boden of Bellowhead reflects on the modern folk scene

Jude Rogers

25, Sep, 2014 @5:00 PM

Revival review – Bellowhead's rousing if slightly excitable fifth album

Bellowhead's latest is rousing to the point of irresistible – in its energy, if not always its charm, says Ally Carnwath

Ally Carnwath

21, Jun, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Bellowhead: Revival review – folk big band's most commercial album yet
Island returns to its folk glory days via traditional songs reworked with rousing big-band arrangements, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

19, Jun, 2014 @10:14 PM

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John Spiers – review

A low-key and lyrical performance, including many of his own compositions, set the tone for the Bellowhead member's new solo route, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

21, Jan, 2014 @5:12 PM

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The Full English – review

Folk stars combine for a joyful celebration of traditional songs, on a tour that springs from a digital music archive project, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

25, Oct, 2013 @2:28 PM

Towersey festival – review

One of the most bravely adventurous festivals in the folk and world music calendar didn't disappoint, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

26, Aug, 2013 @11:23 AM

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On my radar: Jon Boden's cultural highlights

The Bellowhead leader tells Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy why he is lapping up Foyle's War, listening to Wolf Hall and laughing at the Daily Mash

Interview by Gemma Kappala-Ramsamy

27, Jul, 2013 @11:05 PM

Faustus: Broken Down Gentlemen – review
A blend of energy and classy musicianship establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

07, Mar, 2013 @10:20 PM

Belshazzar's Feast: Stocking Fillers – review
Long-established duo Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson's new album is Christmas-themed – but don't let that put you off, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

15, Nov, 2012 @10:15 PM

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Bellowhead/Mama Rosin – review

Bellowhead showcased their elaborate new album in a brave and rousing set that was the biggest performance of their career so far, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

08, Nov, 2012 @12:06 PM

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