Folk music

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Devin Hoff: Voices from the Empty Moor review – stellar lineup for the twists of Anne Briggs
The experimentally minded bassist and star guests including Sharon Van Etten and Julia Holter create these unusual reimaginings, though the vocals don’t always suit Briggs’s songs

Jude Rogers

26, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Funk star Leo Nocentelli: ‘Segregation leaves an indelible stain on your brain’
The Meters guitarist recorded an album of exquisite unreleased solo songs in 1971 – and thought Hurricane Katrina had claimed them. Rediscovered at last, they cap a storied and sublime career

Dorian Lynskey

22, Nov, 2021 @8:04 AM

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Barry Coope obituary
Singer with the folk trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson, whose repertoire was drawn from songs of social and political comment

Derek Schofield

21, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof review – uplifting and enthralling
From blue-eyed soul to English folk, the unlikely dream team’s second instalment of covers is a welcome dose of musical reassurance

Kitty Empire

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Christy Moore: Flying Into Mystery review – a storytelling masterclass
Spanning the climate crisis, Bob Dylan and turf cutting, the Irish folk great is as commanding as ever

Neil Spencer

20, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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John Lewis accused of copying arrangement of Electric Dreams for Christmas ad
Alt-folk duo say they sent their 2020 cover of the song to the retailer – then found the ‘feeling’ replicated

Nadia Khomami and Diane Taylor

11, Nov, 2021 @1:40 PM

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Musician Emma Ruth Rundle: ‘What I have to offer is the ugliness of things’
The gothic folk artist’s addiction issues began at 12 and lasted for more than 20 years, exacerbated by a rock’n’roll marriage. Now single and sober, clarity fills her starkly beautiful new album

Rosie Solomon

09, Nov, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Love Yourself Today review – folk-rocker Damien Dempsey does mass therapy
Beautifully shot documentary successfully explains the Dublin singer-songwriter’s appeal by focusing on what his songs mean to fans

Phil Hoad

30, Oct, 2021 @8:56 AM

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Doran: Doran review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Elizabeth LaPrelle of Anna & Elizabeth anchors the four-piece behind this comforting, intimate album of a cappella harmonies and Appalachian ballads

Jude Rogers

29, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Shannon Lay: Geist review – quietly elegant songs with hidden depths
Contemplative and full of subtle touches – and a Syd Barrett cover – the LA singer-songwriter’s fifth album dives deep

Kitty Empire

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright: ‘When Mum died, we sewed ourselves together again’
The famous musical siblings revisit their fractious childhood relationship and recreate an old photograph

Harriet Gibsone

16, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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