24 January 2021 contemporary classical and classically influenced playlist

Johann Johnnson Flight from the city from Orphee (2016 Deutsche Grammaphon)

www.johannjohannson.com 

Chuck Johnson Labradorite eye from Balsams (2016 Chuck Johnson)

www.chuckjohnson.bandcamp.com

Erland Cooper Shalder single (2018 Phases)

www.erlandcooper.com 

Max Richter On the nature of daylight from The Blue Notebooks (2004 130701/Fat Cat Records)

www.maxrichtermusic.com

Olafur Arnalds Near light from The Living Room Songs (2002 Erased Tapes)

www.olafurarnalds.com

Penguin Cafe Winter Sun from Handfuls of night (2019 Erased Tapes)

www.penguincafe.com 

Penguin Cafe Orchestra Steady State from Penguin Cafe Orchestra (1981 Editions EG)

A Winged Victory For The Sullen String Quartet No.2: III (live at the Anciene Belgique) from Erased Tapes Collection V (2013 Erased Tapes) 

www.awvfts.com

Dustin O’Halloran A Great Divide from Lumiere (2011 Fat Cat Records)

www.dustinohalloran.com 

David Grubb The Space Between from Nano (2020 Shake’Um Dud Records)

www.davidgrubb.co.uk

Richard J Birkin Blooming from matterlightblooming (2020 Reveal Records)

www.rjbirkin.co.uk 

Roger and Brian Eno Dark Sienna from Mixing Colours (2020 Deutsche Grammaphon)

www.rogereno.com 

www.brian-eno.net 

A Quiet Revolution special edition available now

I’ve enjoyed artists and composers whose music might be described as new classical or classically influenced for some time. I’ve occasionally included tracks on the show. However, I wanted to put together a one-off programme where I just play tracks from artists such as Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Richard J.Birkin et al. Hope you enjoy. You can listen to it here….

17 January 2021 playlist

Simone White Great Imperialist State from Genuine Fake (2017 Simone White)

www.simonewhite.com 

Joan As Policewoman featuring Rufus Wainwright To America from Home Is Where The Art Is: 15 years of Reveal Records (2020 Reveal Records)

www.joanaspolicewoman.com

Courtney Marie Andrews, Molly Sarle and Liz Cooper and The Stampede America digital download single (2020 Fat Possum Records)

www.courtneymarieandrews.com

Mary Chapin Carpenter American stooge from The dirt and the stars (2020 Lambent Light Records)

www.marychapincarpenter.com

Michael Feuerstack Too Kind from Harmonise the moon (2020 Forward Music)

www.michaelfeuerstack.com

Allysen Callery I can’t see you from Ghost Folk (2020 Allysen Callery)

www.alysencallerymusic.com 

Roxanne de Bastion Heavy lifting digital download single (2020 Nomad Records)

www.roxannedebastion.com

Laura Fell Safe from me from Safe from Me (2020 Balloon Machine Records)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk

Saint Sister and Lisa Hannigan The place that I work digital download single (2020 IE:Too)

www.sainsisterband.com 

www.lisahannigan.ie 

Tobias Ben Jacob A bird made out of clay from Refuge (2020 Polyphonic Recordings) 

www.tobiasbenjacob.com

Diana Jones We believe in you (featuring Peggy Seeger, Richard Thompson and Steve Earle) from Song to a Refugee (2020 Proper Records)

www.dianajonesmusic.com

Marin Patenaude The Build from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records)

www.marinpatenaude.com 

MG Boulter and Samantha Whates My life in seven bookshops from How to read EP (2020 MG Boulter and Samantha Whates)

www.mgboulter.co.uk 

www.samanthawhates.bandcamp.com

Chris Cleverley Real love (Jacob and Drinkwater song) from Relay Vol. 1 for Music Venue Trust (2020)

www.relayuk.bandcamp.com

www.chriscleverley.com

Rose Cousins The Agreement from Bravado (2020 Because Music)

www.rosecousins.com 

Edgelarks Locks and bolts from Henry Martin (2020 Dragonfly Roots)

www.edgelarks.co.uk

Darlingside Time will be from Fish Pond Fish (2020 More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers)

www.darlingside.com

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Jane from I Can Still Hear You (2020 Storysounds Records)

www.suzzyroche.com 

www.lucywainwrightroche.com 

Arborist A man of my age from Home Burial (2016 Arborist)

www.arboristmusic.com

Gill Landry And I love you too from Skeleton at the banquet (2020 Loose Music)

www.gilllandrymusic.com 

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne Country life from Now We Are Four Live (2020 Hands On Music)

www.showofhands.co.uk 

Gregory Alan Isakov If I’m go, I’m goin’ from This Empty Northern Hempisphere (2016 Suitcase Town Music)

www.gregoryalanisakov.com 

The Quiet Revolution favourite albums of the year – addendum

It’s almost guaranteed that soon after I’ve hit publish for my favourite album releases of the year I hear a record I hadn’t listened to before perhaps because it had escaped my attention (yes sadly that happens) or hadn’t yet been released. I don’t want to miss out on these so here are three additions to be read in conjunction with my existing list of 82 albums.

Terra Spencer – Chasing Rabbits

Tobias Ben Jacob – Refuge

Diana Jones – Song to a refugee

20 December 2020 playlist – end of year favourite releases part 1

Bonny Light Horseman The Roving from Bonny Light Horseman (2020 37do3d)

www.bonnylighthorseman.com 

Evangeline Gentle The strongest people have tender hearts from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon)

www.evangelinegentlemusic.com

Mary Chapin Carpenter Between the dirt and the stars from The Dirt and the Stars (2020 Lambent Light Records)

www.marychapincarpenter.com

Clem Snide Roger Ebert from Forever just beyond (2020 Ramseur Records)

www.clemsnide.de 

Salt House All shall be still from Huam (2020 Hudson Records)

www.salthousemusic.com

Arborist A Northern View from A Northern View (2020 Arborist)

www.arboristmusic.com

The Rheingans Sisters The Photograph from Receiver (2020 Bendigedig Records)

www.rheinganssisters.co.uk 

Richard J. Birkin with the London Contemporary Orchestra Boats from matterlightblooming (2020 Reveal Records)

www.rjbirkin.co.uk

Rose Cousins The Lullaby (My oldest love) from Bravado (2020 Outlaw Music)

www.rosecousins.com

Norma MacDonald One man band from Old Future (2020 Noyes Records)

www.normamacdonald.com 

Ned Roberts Slower than the sea from from Dream Sweetheart (2020 Aveline Records)

www.nedroberts.co.uk

Kirsty Merryn Our bright night from Our bright night (2020 Kirsty Merryn)

www.kirstymerryn.com

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards Typhoon from Bitterbetter (2020 Compass Records)

www.lauracortese.com 

Emily Barker Machine from A dark murmuration of words (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.emilybarker.com

Jerry Joseph Dead confederate from The beautiful madness (2020 Decor Records)

www.jerryjoseph.com

Austin Lucas Already dead from Alive in the Hot Zone (2020 Cornelius Chapel Records)

www.austinlucas.com 

The Lone Bellow Illegal immigrant from Half moon light (2020 Dualtone Music)

www.thelonebellow.com

Charlie Dore Collateral from Like Animals (2020 Black Ink Music)

www.charliedore.com

The Mammals What it all is from Nonet (2020 Humble Abode Music)

www.themammals.love 

Sam Carter Fly the flag from Home Waters (2020 Captain Records)

www.samcartermusic.co.uk

Robert Vincent Conundrum from In this town you’re owned (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.robertvincentmusic.com

Dan Whitehouse The state of the English from Dreamland Tomorrow (2020 Reveal Records)

www.dan-whitehouse.com 

Serious Child Long slow distance from Time in the trees (2020 One Left Foot)

www.seriouschild.com

Tom Houston Child on a plane from Gap in the fence (2020 Imaginary People Productions)

www.tomhouston.org

Marin Patenaude Sight Unseen, Part 2 from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records)

www.marinpatenaude.com 

Katy Rose Bennett Where does it hurt? from Where does it hurt? the best of Katy Rose Bennett (2020 Katy Rose Bennett)

www.katyrosebennett.com

Damien Jurado Birds tricked into trees from What’s new tomboy? (2020 Loose Music)

www.damienjurado.com 

Hannah White & the Nordic Connections Man without men from Hannah White & the Nordic Connections (2020 Hannah White & the Nordic Connections)

www.hannahwhitemusic.com

Kris Drever Where the world is thin from Where the world is thin (2020 Reveal Records)

www.krisdrever.com

John Moreland I’m learning how to tell myself from LP5 (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.johnmoreland.net 

Peter Oren Loading page from The greener pasture (2020 Western Vinyl)

www.peteroren.com

I’m Kingfisher Children’s atom bomb from The past has begun (2020 Fading Trails Recordings)

www.imkingfisher.com

Our Man in the Field I’ll be gone from from The company of strangers (2020 Rootsy Music/Rocksnob)

www.ourmaninthefieldmusic.com 

Laura Veirs End times from My Echo (2020 Raven Marching Band/Bella Union)

www.lauraveirs.com 

8 December 2020 playlist

Jeremy Tuplin Happiness from Happiness EP (2020 Trapped by Animals)

www.jeremytuplin.com 

Katherine Priddy Still Winter, Still Waiting digital download single (2020 Katherine Priddy)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk

Robert Lane and Emily Ewing Season bright single (2019 Robert Lane/Emily Ewing)

www.robertlanemusic.co.uk

http://www.emilyewingmusic.bandcamp.com

James Yorkston & the Second Hand Orchestra Struggle from The Wide, wide river (2021 Domino Records)

www.jamesyorkston.co.uk 

John Patrick Elliott Ebb and flow (Yuletide!) from December Songs (2020 John Patrick Elliott)

www.johnpatrickelliott.bandcamp.com

Lady Maisery & Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith Hope is before us from Awake arise: a winter album (2019 Lady Maisery and Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith)

www.ladymaisery.com 

www.jimmyandsidduo.com

The Sea The Sea track from Stumbling home for the holidays EP (2020 The Sea The Sea)

www.theseathesea.com 

Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy (featuring Bill Mackay) Deacon blues digital download single (2020 Drag City)

www.billcallahan.bandcamp.com

www.bonnieprincebilly.bandcamp.com 

www.billmackay.com 

Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie Prince Billy Christmas eve can kill you digital downloand single (2012 Drag City)

www.dawnmccarthy.bandcamp.com

Jess Morgan Christmas Eve digital download single (2014 Amateur Boxer Records)

www.jessmorgan.co.uk 

Emily Barker track from Machine EP (2020 Everyone Sang)

www.emilybarker.com 

My Girl the River Christmas in July from Cardinal in the snow (2020 Super Tiny Records)

www.supertinyrecords.com

Sam Baker Snow from Cotton (2009 Music Road Records)

www.sambakermusic.com

Terra Spencer In the city from Chasing Rabbits (2020 Terra Spencer)

www.terraspencer.ca

Hidden Agenda Deluxe & Oh Susanna Christmas time in Washington from Angels in the snow: a Christmas album (2018 Continental Song City)

www.hiddenagendadeluxe.com

www.ohsusanna.com

Track Dogs How Christmas was meant to be digital download single (2011 Mondegreen Records)

www.trackdogsmusic.com

Our Man In The Field Great White Hope digital download single (2020 Rocksnob)

www.ourmaninthefieldmusic.com

Police Dog Hogan First Christmas alone digital download single (2020 Police Dog Hogan)

www.policedoghogan.com

James Summerfield I’ll try not to ruin Christmas from Doubt (2018 James Summerfield)

www.jamessummerfieldmusic.com 

Boo Hewerdine Christmas morning digital download single (2020 Reveal Records)

www.boohewerdine.net

Loudon Wainwright III Christmas morning from Social Studies (1999 Rykodisc)

www.lw3.com

Annie Dressner & The Last Dinosaur Wonderful Christmastime single (2020)

www.AnnieDressner.com

www.thelastdinosaur.co.uk

Blue Rose Code  (featuring Karine Polwart) I wish you peace in your heart from I wish you peace in your heart EP (2020 Ronachan Songs)

www.bluerosecode.com 

www.karinepolwart.com

Hem Peace at last from Peace at last EP (2007 Hem Music)

www.hemmusic.com 

Marin Patenaude Cold front from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records)

www.marinpatenaude.com

Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra Is it enough? (Merry Christmas) from Wintertide EP (2017 Paul Mosley)

www.paulmosley.com

Proscecco Socialist This dog’s just for Christmas (not for life) digital download single (2017 Gypsy Chicken Box)

Bella Hardy I would bring you the moon from I would bring you the moon EP (2013 Noe Records)

www.bellahardy.com

Phoebe Bridgers Christmas song digital download single (2018 Dead Oceans)

www.phoebebridgers.bandcamp.com 

Paper Aeroplanes In the bleak midwinter from Time to Be EP (2012 My First Records)

The Albion Christmas Band December in New York from Magic Touch (2016 Talking Elephant Records)

www.albionchristmasband.co.uk

Over The Rhine If we make it through December from Blood oranges in snow (2014 Great Speckled Dog)

www.overtherhine.com

Karine Polwart Merry Christmas Everybody digital download single

www.karinepolwart.com 

My 41 songs of the year

Having posted my favourite albums of the year I felt it was high time I listed my songs of the year. As you’d expect most are taken from my albums of the year which I hope you’ve had a chance to explore.

So these are the songs I’ve listened to most through the year on the show and at home. Just to note, although I’ve numbered them, this is purely for ease of reading and is in no way meant to indicate an order of preference. That’s an impossible task! Have fun investigating these songs.

Since originally posting have made it 41 songs of the year!

  1. Bonny Light Horseman – The Roving
  2. The Lone Bellow – Illegal immigrant
  3. Emma Swift – The soft apocalypse
  4. Salt House – All shall be still
  5. Norma MacDonald – One man band
  6. Arborist – A Northern View
  7. Iris DeMent – Going down to sing in Texas
  8. Serious Child – Long slow distance
  9. Kirsty Merryn – The deep/the wild/the torrent
  10. Sam Carter – Fly the flag
  11. Charlie Dore – Collateral
  12. Clem Snide – Roger Ebert
  13. The Mammals – What it all is
  14. Peter Oren – Loading page
  15. Rose Cousins – The Lullaby (My oldest love)
  16. Jerry Joseph – Dead confederate
  17. Evangeline Gentle – The strongest people have tender hearts
  18. Austin Lucas – Already dead
  19. Robert Vincent – Conundrum
  20. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Between the dirt and the stars
  21. Slow Jane (Katherine Priddy, Jon Wilks, Lukas Drinkwater, Jon Nice) – Northern Sky
  22. Ned Roberts – Slower than the sea
  23. Kirsty Merryn – The wild/the deep/the torrent
  24. Marin Patenaude – Sight Unseen, Part 2
  25. Tom Houston – Child on a plane
  26. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards – Typhoon
  27. Richard J. Birkin with the London Contemporary Orchestra – Boats
  28. Hannah White & the Nordic Connections – Man without men
  29. Our Man in the Field – I’ll be gone
  30. Matt Hill – Stone and bone
  31. The Rheingans Sisters – The Photograph
  32. Kris Drever – Where the world is thin
  33. Bill Callahan – Pigeons
  34. Laura Veirs – End times
  35. Katy Rose Bennett – Where does it hurt?
  36. Steve Adams and the French Drops – My brother the racist
  37. I’m Kingfisher – Children’s atom bomb
  38. Damien Jurado – Birds tricked into trees
  39. John Moreland – I’m learning how to tell myself
  40. Dan Whitehouse – The state of the English
  41. Emily Barker – Machine

28 November 2020 playlist

Megan Henwood Hello/Goodbye digital download single (2020 Dharma Records)

www.meganhenwood.com 

Michael Feuerstack I used to be a singer from Harmonise the moon (2021 Forward Music Group)

www.michaelfeuerstack.com

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Ruins from I can still hear you (2020 Storysound)

www.suzzyroche.com

www.lucywainwrightroche.com

Bonny Light Horseman Clementine digital download single (2020 Kill Rock Stars)

www.bonnylighthorseman.com

Darlingside Denver from Fish Pond Fish (2020 More Doug Records/Thirty Tigers)

www.darlingside.com 

Sean Taylor No Borders digital download single (2020 Sean Taylor Songs)

www.seantaylorsongs.com

Austin Lucas The truth is supposed to hurt from Alive in the hot zone (2020 Cornelius Chapel Records)

www.austinlucas.com

Otis Gibbs Sons and Daughters from Hoosier National (2020 Wanamaker)

www.otisgibbs.com 

Harbottle & Jonas The beacon digital download single (2020 Brook View Records)

www.harbottleandjonas.com

Yvonne Lyon Compass Hill from Growing Wild (2020 Yvonne Lyon)

www.yvonnelyonmusic.com 

Joan As Policewoman Real life from Home is where the art is: 15 years of Reveal Records 2006-2021 (2020 Reveal Records)

www.joanaspolicewoman.com

Jon Redfern Give away your heart Part 1 from Home is where the art is: 15 years of Reveal Records 2006-2021 (2020 Reveal Records)

www.jonredfern.bandcamp.com

Nels Andrews Shoot out the stars from Home is where the art is: 15 years of Reveal Records 2006-2021 (2020 Reveal Records)

www.nelsandrews.com

Dan Whitehouse Love is the answer from Home is where the art is: 15 years of Reveal Records 2006-2021 (2020 Reveal Records)

www.dan-whitehouse.com 

www.revealrecords.co.uk 

The Ghost of Paul Revere Delirare from Good at losing everything (2020 Rocknsnob)

www.ghostofpaulrevere.com

The Self Help Group Yumi digital download single (The Self Help Group)

www.theselfhelpgroup.bandcamp.com 

www.theselfhelpgroup.com

Serious Child and Andy Ruddy Talk about the weather digital download single (2020 Four Left Feet Records)

www.seriouschild.com 

www.andyruddy.com

Cunning Folk We are the harvest from A casual invocation (2020 Dharma Records)

www.cunningfolkmusic.com

Allysen Callery November man from Ghost Folk (2020 Allysen Callery)

www.allysencallerymusic.com

Marin Patenaude Sight Unseen Pt. 2 from Sight Unseen (2020 Still Records)

www.marinpatenaude.com 

Zoe Wren Cecilia from Reckless River (2020 Zoe Wren)

www.zoewren.com

Faeland Easier from When I close my eyes (2021 PinDrop)

www.faeland.co.uk

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline Utopia from City of Love (2020 OMH Records)

www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com 

Richard J Birkin with the London Contemporary Orchestra Boats from matterlightblooming (2020 Reveal Records)

www.rjbirkin.com

Boo Hewerdine And from digital download single And/11.59 (2020 Reveal Records)

www.boohewerdine.net 

The Weather Station I tried to tell you from Ignorance (2021 Fat Possum)

www.theweatherstation.net

The Redlands Palomino Company Teenage Fanclub single (2020 Clubhouse Records)

 www.theredlandspalmominoco.bandcamp.com

The Magpie Arc Cinibar from EP2 (2020 Collective Perspective)

www.themagpiearc.com

Martin Simpson Family Reserve from Home Recordings (2020 Topic Records)

www.martinsimpson.com 

Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne Don’t Be A Stranger from Now We Are Four Live (2020 Hands On Music)

www.showofhands.co.uk 

Robert Vincent The ending from In this town you’re owned (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.robertvincentmusic.com 

Update on live shows

I’d been hopeful that the Quiet Revolution would be able to return to it’s regular fortnightly live broadcasting from 8 December. However, following the announcement of the new lockdown tiers, HFM Radio is extending it’s temporary reduction in programming with each day’s live show’s ending at 9pm. This will of course be reviewed at a later date and I’ll keep you posted.

This won’t stop the show though as I’ll continue to put together shows from home and these will be uploaded to my MixCloud account. If you haven’t checked this out now’s the time to do so.

I’m aiming to upload a new show in the next 2/3 days, then some favourite releases of the year specials and hopefully a programme featuring alternative seasonal songs. Stay tuned and keep and eye here and on Twitter for more.

The Quiet Revolution albums of the year

It’s been an incredibly challenging year yet some incredibly fine records have been released. So this is my complete list of my 82 favourite albums of 2020. They are in no order of preference, that would be pretty much impossible.

This year has been a particularly difficult one for musicians with tours, album launches and festivals cancelled. So if you investigate some of the artists and albums on my list please do buy some of their music, through Bandcamp or direct from the artist wherever possible.

  • Dan Whitehouse – Dreamland tomorrow
  • Arborist – A Northern View
  • Damien Jurado – What’s new tomboy?
  • John Moreland – LP5 
  • Tom Houston – Gap in the fence
  • Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers
  • Ian Roland and the Subtown Set – Double Rainbow
  • Evangeline Gentle – Evangeline Gentle
  • Emma Swift – Blonde on the tracks
  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – All the good times are past and gone
  • Our Man in the Field – The company of strangers
  • H.C. McEntire – Eno Axis
  • I’m Kingfisher – The past has begun
  • Josienne Clarke – Historical Record Vol 1 & 2
  • Josienne Clarke – Historical Record Vol 3 & 4 Learning to sail
  • Austin Lucas – Alive in the hot zone
  • Emily Barker – A dark murmuration of words
  • Jerry Joseph – Beautiful madness
  • Adam Beattie – Somewhere round the bend
  • Kenneth J Nash – For Sarah
  • Kris Delmhorst – Long days in the milky way
  • Steven Adams and the French Drops – Keep it light
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – The dirt and stars
  • David Berkeley – Oh quiet world
  • The Lone Bellow – Half moon light
  • Jeremy Tuplin – Violet waves
  • Alec Bowman – I used to be sad and then I forgot
  • Serious Child – Time in the trees
  • Cunning Folk – A casual invocation
  • Clem Snide – Forever just beyond
  • The Magpies – Tidings
  • Darren Black with Stewart Prosser and Robert Sword – Playing with the truth
  • Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards – Bitterbetter
  • Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
  • Bonny Light Horseman – Bonny Light Horseman
  • Molly Tuttle – I’d rather be with you
  • The Magpie Arc – EP1
  • Kathleen Edwards – Total freedom
  • Lambchop – Trip
  • David Grubb – Nano
  • Hannah White and the Nordic Connections – Hannah White and the Nordic Connections
  • Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra – Music for Puppets
  • Richard J Birkin with the London Contemporary Orchestra – matterlightblooming
  • Jennifer Castle – Monarch season
  • Norma MacDonald – Old future
  • Rachel Newton – To the awe
  • Martin Simpson – Home Recordings
  • Edgelarks – Henry James
  • This Is The Kit – Off off on
  • Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche – I can still hear you
  • Annie Dressner – Coffee at the corner bar
  • Matt Hill – Savage pilgrims
  • Jenny Sturgeon – Living mountain
  • The Rheingans Sisters – Receiver
  • Kris Drever – Where the world is thin
  • Bill Callahan – Gold Record
  • Julian Taylor – The Ridge
  • Katy Rose Bennett – Where does it hurt: an introduction to Katy Rose Bennett
  • Laura Veirs – My Echo
  • Terra Lightfoot – Consider the speed
  • Rose Cousins – Bravado
  • Ned Roberts – Dream Sweetheart
  • Sam Carter – Home waters
  • Salt House – Huam
  • My Girl The River – Cardinal in the snow
  • Kirsty Merryn – Our Bright Night
  • India Electric Co – The Gap
  • The Lowest Pair – The Perfect Plan
  • Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – City of love
  • Charlie Dore – Like animals
  • The Mammals – Nonet
  • Lisa Marini – Born in tribes
  • Modern Studies – The weight of the sun
  • Peter Oren – The greener pasture
  • Vanessa Peters – Mixtape
  • Gitta de Ridder – To our children
  • Lynn Miles – We’ll look for the stars
  • Marin Patenaude – Sight Unseen
  • Robert Vincent – In this town you’re owned 
  • Lucinda Williams – Good souls, better angels
  • Darlingside – Fish pond fish
  • Various artists – Home is where the art is: 15 years of Reveal Records 2006-2021

Temporary pause on live editions of the Quiet Revolution through November due to lockdown measures

Unfortunately as a response to lockdown HFM Radio has made temporary changes to its schedules resulting in a reduction in live programming. This means all specialist music shows with a 9pm start time won’t be on air until December. Hopefully (fingers crossed) my next live show will be on 8 December.

I plan to record a show which I’ll upload direct to Mixcloud during the month so please listen if you fancy doing so.

27 October 2020 playlist

Steve Pledger Reseda digital download single (2020 Steve Pledger)

www.stevepledger.co.uk 

Modern Studies Father is a craftsman from Swell to great (2016 Fire Records)

www.modernstudiestheband.com

Reg Meuross Good with his hands from Reg Meuross (Stockfish Records 2018)

www.regmeuross.com

Megan Henwood The Craftsman from The River (2018? Dharma Records)

www.meganhenwood.com 

Terra Lightfoot Love you so from Consider the speed (2020 Sonic Unyon Records)

www.terralightfoot.com

 Paul McClure I love you in the morning single (2020 Clubhouse Records)

www.paulmccluremusic.com

Evangeline Gentle So It Goes from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon Records)

www.evangelinegentlemusic.com 

Jim Bryson Satellite from The Occasionals (2001 Square Dog)

www.jimbryson.org

Kathleen Edwards Hard on everyone from Total Freedom (2020 Dualtone Records)

www.kathleenedwards.com

Laura Veirs Turquoise walls from My Echo (2020 Raven Marching Band/Bella Union)

www.lauraveirs.com 

Katy Rose Bennett Where does it hurt from Where does it hurt? : an introduction to Katy Rose Bennett (2020 KRB)

www.katyrosebennett.com 

Dean Owens A song for the dark times digital download single (2020 Dean Owens)

www.deanowens.com 

Julian Taylor The Ridge from The Ridge (2020 Howling Turtle)

www.juliantaylormusic.ca

Emma Swift The soft apocalypse digital download single (2020 Tiny Ghost Records)

www.emmaswift.com

Iris DeMent Going down to sing in Texas digital download single (2020 Iris DeMent)

www.irisdement.com 

The Rheingans Sisters Salt of the earth from Receiver (2020 Bendigedig Records)

www.rheinganssisters.co.uk

Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra Silverline from In Session (2020 Red Crow Records)

www.paulmosley.com

Daphne’s Flight That’s just life around here from On Arrival (2020 Fat Cat Records)

www.daphnesflight.com

Darren Black with Stewart Prosser and Robert Sword Historical Amnesia from Playing with the truth (2020 Darren Black)

www.darrenblack.net 

I’m Kingfisher Pocket souls from The past has begun (2020 Fading Trails Records)

www.imkingfisher.com

Martyn Joseph On my way (acoustic) from When We Get Through This EP (2020 Pipe Records)

www.martynjoseph.net 

Kris Drever I’ll always leave a light on from Where the world is thin (2020 Reveal Records)

www.krisdrever.com 

19 May 2020 playlist

Jacob and Drinkwater Tonight from  Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by Edgelarks)

www.relayuk.bandcamp.com 

www.jacobandrinkwater.com 

Edgelarks To my lordless sons from Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by The Little Unsaid)

www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

The Little Unsaid Lucky from  Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by Catherine Feeny)

www.thelittleunsaid.com

Emily Barker Can’t be there today from  Relay Music Vol 1-for Music Venue Trust digital download album (song by Billy Bragg)

www.emilybarker.com

www.relayuk.bandcamp.com

 The Lowest Pair Shot down the sky from The Perfect Plan (2020 The Lowest Pair)

www.thelowestpair.com

Vanessa Peters Packing blankets from Mixtape (2020 Little Sandwich Music)

www.vanessapeters.com

Serious Child I grow old from Time in the trees (2020 Four Left Feet Records)

www.seriouschild.com 

Josienne Clarke Throwing love from Historical Record Vol 1 & 2 (2020 Corduroy Punk)

www.josienneclarke.com

Modern Studies Heavy water from Weight of the sun (2020 Fire Records)

www.modernstudiestheband.com

Jeremy Tuplin Space magic from Violet Waves (2020 Trapped Animal)

www.jeremytuplin.com 

Clem Snide Don’t bring no ladder from Forever just beyond (2020 Ramseur/Thirty Tigers)

www.clemsni.de 

American Aquarium Me+Mine (Lamentations) from Lamentations (2020 New West Records)

www.americanaquarium.com 

My Girl the River Slow mover from Cardinal in the snow (2020 MGTR)

www.supertinyrecords.com 

Salt House The disquiet from Huam (2020 Hudson Records)

www.salthousemusic.com

Dan Whitehouse Weighlifting from Dreamland Tomorrow (2020 Reveal Records)

www.dan-whitehouse.com

Kirsty Merryn The Deep/The Wild/The Torrent from Our Bright Night (2020 Kirsty Merryn)

www.kirstymerryn.com 

Jamie Freeman Black Sun digital download single (2020 Jamie Freeman)

www.jamiefreeman.co.uk

Amy LaVere No Battle Hymn from Painting Blue (2020 Archer Records)

www.amylavere.com

Letitia vansant You can’t put my fire out from Circadian (2020 Letitia VanSant)

www.letitiavansant.com 

Siobhan Miller While the whole world sleeps from All is not forgotten (2020 Songprint Recordings)

www.siobhanmiller.com

Martyn Joseph When we get through this digital download single (2020 Pipe Records)

www.martynjoseph.net

Karine Polwart Machines from Scottish Songbook (2019 Hegri Music)

www.karinepolwart.com 

Dean Owens Strangers Again from The Man from Leith: the best of Dean Owens (2020 Eel Pie Records)

www.deanowens.com 

Alec Bowman Long Goodbyes from I Used To Be Sad & Then I Forgot (2020 Alec Bowman)

www.alecbowman.com 

5 May 2020 playlist

Dan Michaelson Old Kisses from First Light (2017 The State 51 Conspiracy)

Kirsty Merryn Constantine from Our Bright Night (2020 Kirsty Merryn)

www.kirstymerryn.com

The Lowest Pair How far I would go from The Perfect Plan (2020 The Lowest Pair)

www.thelowestpair.com

Alec Bowman Event horizon of you from I Used To Be Sad & Then I Forgot (2020 Alec Bowman)

www.alecbowman.com 

Our Man In The Field It was ever so digital download single (2020 Our Man in the Field)

www.ourmaninthefieldmusic.com

Peter Knights Gigspanner Big Band Awake Awake from Natural Invention (2020 GSCD)

www.gigspanner.com

Lisa Marina More? from Born in tribes (2020 Lisa Marina)

www.lisamarina.com 

Ron Sexsmith Whatever shape your heart is in from Hermitage (2020 Cooking Vinyl Records)

www.ronsexsmith.com

Reg Meuross Shine On digital download single (2020 Hatsongs Records)

www.regmeuross.com

Martyn Joseph Nye from Sweet Liberties (2016 Quercus Records)

www.martynjoseph.net 

Israel Nash Dividing lines from Topaz EP (2020 Desert Folklore Music)

www.israelnash.com 

Peter Oren John Wayne from The Greener Pasture (2020 Western Vinyl)

www.peteroren.com 

Alison Moorer Bad weather from Blood (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.alisonmoorer.com

Kathleen Edwards Empty Threat from Voyageur (2012 Zoe/Rounder Records)

www.kathleenedwards.com

Vanessa Peters Sister Golden Hair from Mixtape (2020 Little Sandwich Music)

www.vanessapeters.com 

Sam Carter Slow waves from Hard Waters (2020 Captain Records)

www.samcartermusic.co.uk 

Ned Roberts Slower than the sea from Dream Sweetheart (2020 Aveline Records)

www.nedroberts.bandcamp.com

Me for Queen Perfect stranger digital download single (2020 Me for Queen)

www.meforqueen.com 

Watkins Family Hour Accidentally like a matryr from Brother Sister (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.watkinsfamilyhour.com

The Wailin’ Jennies Keep me in your heart from Fifteen (2017 True North Records)

www.thewailinjennies.com

Lucinda Williams Man without a soul from Good Souls Better Angels (2020 Highway 20 Records)

www.lucindawilliams.com 

Gitta de Ridder Like a kite released from To Our Children (2020 Gitta de Ridder)

www.gittaderidder.com 

Rose Cousins The Lullaby (My oldest love) from Bravado (2020 Outside Music)

www.rosecousins.com 

1 January 2021 playlist – favourite albums of the year (part 2)

Lynn Miles We’ll look for the stars from We’ll look for the stars (2020 Continental Song City)

www.lynnmilesmusic.ca 

David Berkeley Beside the shuttered doors from Oh quiet world (2020 David Berkeley)

www.davidberkeley.com

Tobias Ben Jacob The caravan from Refuge (2020 Polyphonic Recordings)

www.tobiasbenjacob.com

This Is The Kit This is what you did from Off off on (2020 Rough Trade Records)

www.thisisthekit.co.uk 

Modern Studies Jacqueline from The weight of the sun (2020 Fire Records)

www.modernstudiestheband.com

Rachel Newton We will listen from To the awe (2020 Shadowside Records)

www.rachelnewtonmusic.com

Josienne Clarke Silverline (original demo) from Historical Record Vol 1 & 2 (2020 Corduroy Punk)

Josienne Clarke Dark cloud (studio demo) from Historical Record Vol 3 & 4 Learning to sail (2020 Corduroy Punk)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Matt Hill Stone and bone from Savage pilgrims (2020 Quiet Loner Records)

www.matthillsongwriter.com

Edgelarks Come write me down from Henry James (2020 Dragonfly Roots Records)

www.edgelarks.co.uk

Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra Trum tum run tum from Music for Puppets (2020 Red Crow Records)

www.paulmosley.com 

Lucinda Williams Man without a soul from Good souls, better angels (2020 Highway 20 Records)

www.lucindawilliams.com

Molly Tuttle Fake empire from But I’d rather be with you (2020 Compass Records) 

www.mollytuttlemusic.com 

Steven Adams and the French Drops My brother the racist from Keep it light (2020 Fika Recordings)

www.fikarecordings.com

Jeremy Tuplin Swimming from Violet waves (2020 Trapped Animal Records)

www.jeremytuplin.com 

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche Ruins from I can still hear you (2020 Storysounds Records)

www.suzzyroche.com

www.lucywainwrightroche.com

Kris Delmhorst Skyscraper from Long days in the milky way (2020 Big Bean Music)

www.krisdelmhorst.com

Kathleen Edwards Options open from Total freedom (2020 Dualtone Music)

www.kathleenedwards.com 

Julian Taylor The Ridge from The Ridge (2020 Howling Turtle)

www.juliantaylormusic.ca

Terra Spencer Coyotes from Chasing Rabbits (2020 Terra Spencer)

www.terraspencer.ca

Terra Lightfoot Lost you forever from Consider the speed (2020 Sonic Unyon)

www.terralightfoot.com 

The Magpie Arc Canon from EP1(2020 Collective/Perspective)

www.themagpiearc.bandcamp.com

Martin Simpson October song from Home Recordings (2020 Topic Records)

www.martinsimpson.com

Jenny Sturgeon Being from The Living mountain (2020 Hudson Records)

www.jennysturgeonmusic.com 

The Lowest Pair How far would I go from The Perfect Plan (2020 The Lowest Pair)

www.thelowestpair.com

Jennifer Castle Broken hearted from Monarch Season (2020 Paradise of Bachelors)

www.jennifercastle.bandcamp.com

Vanessa Peters Sister Golden Hair from Mixtape (2020 Little Sandwich Music)

www.vanessapeters.com 

Ian Roland and the Subtown Set Double Rainbow from Double Rainbow (Ian Roland Music)

www.ianroland.com

Darren Black with Stewart Prosser and Robert Sword Less in common than we’d like from Playing with the truth 

www.darrenblack.net 

My Girl The River The last branch from Cardinal in the snow (2020 Supertiny Records)

www.supertinyrecords.com

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Senor from All the good times are past and gone (2020 Acony Records)

www.gillianwelch.com 

www.davidrawlingsmusic.com

Emma Swift Going, going gone from Blonde on the tracks (2020 Continental Song City)

www.emmaswift.com 

Alec Bowman The Long Goodbye from I used to be sad and then I forgot (2020 Alec Bowman)

www.alecbowman.com 

H.C. McEntire Final bow from Eno Axis (2020 Merge Records)

www.hcmcentire.com