November 2020 Roundup

Last week’s roundup post barely put a dent into the pile of great new releases that were sent to us, so we just had to rush out a second roundup right away. Nick Jonah Davis – When the Sun Came Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist from Derbyshire, England, who plays in a style thatContinue reading “November 2020 Roundup”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – Autumn 2020 UK Folk Special

Tonight, Dunebuggyradio.com will be celebrating the autumn season by airing my annual all-UK folk special. I am certainly not alone in wanting to hear tons of records by the likes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Dando Shaft when the air starts to become chilly, the foliage turns orange and the harvest begins. So every yearContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Autumn 2020 UK Folk Special”

Sairie – The Trembling Earth

Moved by the stark isolation of the pandemic, Sairie has returned with a striking new EP. February’s beautiful Scarlet and Blue release was indeed a difficult act to follow, yet The Trembling Earth goes above and beyond and actually raises the bar for the group. Each of the three songs here—two new originals and a classic Thomas Moore poem—isContinue reading “Sairie – The Trembling Earth”

May 2020 Roundup

Man-oh-man, the physical and not-so-phsical record crates have been quite full over the last month. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sounds that have turned our heads and grabbed our ears over the last 30 days or so…  Munehiro Narita – Live Performance: San Francisco Let’s start things off with a bang,Continue reading “May 2020 Roundup”

Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP

The delicate folk songs of Sairie’s Scarlet and Blue EP transport you to remote floral landscapes and lush forests of England’s past. The Brighton band plays gently melodic originals that feel so steeped in tradition, you’d swear that they were sourced from the Cecil Sharpe House’s folk archives. Sairie, which is comprised of Emma Morton on autoharp, JonContinue reading “Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP”

Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost

If you like to honor the traditions of old during your holiday season while simultaneously looking ahead into a bright future, then there’s a place in your heart for Rowan : Morrison’s chilly Fields of Frost. That’s right, Angeline Morrison and Stephen Stannard (whom you may recognize from our frequent coverage of Meadowsilver and The RowanContinue reading “Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost”

An Interview with Meadowsilver

Meadowsilver is an act that all faithful RCU readers should be familiar with by now. For the uninitiated however, the band is a supergroup of psych and experimental UK folk artists that combines electronics with traditional acoustic instrumentation to create an enigmatic and dreamlike world that is as steeped in the practices of old BritainContinue reading “An Interview with Meadowsilver”

2018 Autumn Mix

Here’s this year’s mix to help you get in the most autumnal mood as possible. Bill MacKay – The Freak On The Black Harley Shirley Collins – Lady Margaret And Sweet William Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection is Sorrow Rowan : Morrison – The Buzzard and the Nightingale John Renbourn – Willy O’Winsbury The BairdContinue reading “2018 Autumn Mix”

Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 2)

I am proud to say that this episode includes new songs by Dire Wolves, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Rowan : Morrison and Jacques Le Coque: Ghost Funk Orchestra – “Walk Like a Motherfucker” Dire Wolves – “Unfettered And Alive” Rowan : Morrison – “We Rode the Horses” Jacques Le Coque – “Getaway Car” *With incidental musicContinue reading “Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 2)”

Fall Flashback Folk Friday: Shelagh McDonald

The British Folk Revival of the 1960’s and 1970’s is rich with enigmatic artists that had either gone completely unnoticed during their lifetime or had simply vanished after gaining a small following and releasing a few albums. Artists whose shadowy histories have become just as important to their legend as their music is. Shelagh McDonaldContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Friday: Shelagh McDonald”