Burd Ellen – A Tarot Of The Green Wood

If you like your Halloween playlist to feature atmospheric and spectral folk sounds, then Burd Ellen’s got you covered. Available today through Mavis Recordings, A Tarot Of The Green Wood finds the duo of Debbie Armour & Gayle Brogan breathing new and ghostly life into traditional UK folk songs (and an Alasdair Roberts tune, butContinue reading “Burd Ellen – A Tarot Of The Green Wood”

Sairie – The Cinder Sheet

It wouldn’t be a proper autumn without some music by UK psych-folk savants, Sairie, so thankfully they have a new EP out on Hudson Records! On this concise little release, the Brighton-based group pays tribute to some of their favorite songs from cinema, including covers of tracks that appeared in movies like The Night ofContinue reading “Sairie – The Cinder Sheet”

Angeline Morrison – “Go Home”

Angeline Morrison delivers the historic Black British experience missing from her nation’s folk music with her latest single, “Go Home,” which is out today on the prestigious Topic Records. Morrison is one of the freshest voices in English folk music today, and a recent winner of the Christian Raphael Prize, awarded to her by theContinue reading “Angeline Morrison – “Go Home””

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”

Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: Sweeney’s Men

Sweeney’s Men were an Irish folk group that got their start as a trio in the mid-1960’s playing a mix of traditional Irish, American and Scottish folk songs. The group throughout its various line-up changes included Andy Irvine (later of Planxty and Mozaik), Terry Woods (later of Steeleye Span and The Pogues), Johhny Moynihan (alsoContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: Sweeney’s Men”

Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: Jade- Fly on Strangewings

Every autumn, when the nights start to get longer, the air begins to cool and all of the leaves start to change colors, I get an insatiable craving for folk music, but specifically English and psychedelic/acid folk and folk rock. I’m not entirely sure why I prefer this particular sound at this time of year,Continue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: Jade- Fly on Strangewings”