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12 October 2021 playlist

Mipso Big Star from Mipso from Mipso (2020 Rounder Records)

www.mipsomusic.com

Mishra This, The Sound from Reclaim (2021 Shedbuilt Records)

www.mishramusic.co.uk

Karen Peris Superhero from A Song Is Way Above the Lawn (2021 Bella Union Records)

www.bellaunion.com

Josienne Clarke Out Loud from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com

The Felice Brothers Land of yesterday’s from From dreams to dust (2021 Yep Roc Records)

www.thefelicebrothers.com

Grace Petrie The Losing Side from Connectivity (2021 The Robot Needs Home Collective)

www.gracepetrie.com

Reg Meuross, Harbottle and Jonas I wish the wars were all over from Songs of Love and Death (2021 Hat Records)

www.regmeuross.com 

www.harbottleandjonas.com 

Justin Bernasconi Right Height from Sleeping like a maniac (2021 Justin Bernasconi)

www.justinbernasconi.com

The Mining Co. Storyline from Phenomenology (2021 PinDrop Records)

www.theminingco.co.uk

Niamh Regan Your Wife from Hemet (2020 Black Gate Records)

www.niamhregan.com 

Hungry Bentley Elodie from Exposition (2021 Hungry Bentley)

www.hungrybentley.bandcamp.com 

Big Red Machine (featuring La Force) 8.22AM from How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? (2021 37d03d/Jagjaguwar)

www.bigredmachine.jagjag.co 

Matt Hill Born to Rule from Greedy Magicians II – Return of the Idle Drones (2021 Quiet Loner Records)

www.matthillsongwriter.com

Amythyst Kiah Soapbox (reprise) from Wary + Strange (2021 Rounder Records)

www.amythystkiah.com

Boo Hewerdine British Summer Time from Singularities EP (2021 Reveal Records)

www.boohewerdine.net

I’m Kingfisher Sundays and Dailies digital download single (2021 Fading Trails)

www.imkingfisher.com 

Tobias Ben Jacob Don’t See Much Football Anymore from Refuge (2020 Polyphonic Records)

www.tobiasbenjacob.com

The Little Unsaid Some Miracle from Flux (2021 Reveal Records)

www.thelittleunsaid.com

Mr Alec Bowman-Clarke A Place Like Home from A Place Like Home EP (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.alecbowman.com

Emily Barker Dinosaur Bones digital download single (2021 Everyone Sang)

www.emilybarker.com 

Adia Victoria You was born to die from Southern Gothic (2021 Atlantic Records)

www.adiavictoria.com

Eric Bibb Whole worlds got the blues from Dear America (2021 Provogue Records)

www.ericbibb.com 

Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan Heaven’s Hound from Still As Your Sleeping (2021 Hudson Records)

www.karinepolwart.com 

www.davemilligan.co.uk 

The Weather Station Better Now from the deluxe download edition of Ignorance (2021 Fat Possum Records)

www.theweatherstation.net 

Findlay Napier Last to Leave from It Is What It Is (2021 The Bothy Society)

www.findlaynapier.com 

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28 September 2021 playlist

Esther Rose Songs Remain from How Many Times (2021 Full Time Hobby Records)

www.estherrose.net 

Rachel Sermanni So It Turns from So It Turns (2019 Rachel Sermanni)

www.rachelsermanni.com

The Magpie Arc What You Do With What You’ve Got from EP 3 (2021 Collective Perspective)

www.themagpiearc.com

Alec Bowman Deleted Scene single from EP A Place Like Home (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.alecbowman.com

Eamon O’Leary Houses and Lands from The Silver Sun (2021 Reveal Records)

www.eamonoleary.net

Amy Speace featuring the Orphan Brigade  There Used To Be Horses Here from There Used To Be Horses Here (2021 Proper Records)

www.amyspeace.com

Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan Talk to me of Mendocino from Still As Your Sleeping (2021 Hudson Records)

www.karinepolwart.com 

www.davemilligan.co.uk 

Tobias Ben Jacob A Bird Made Out of Clay from Refuge (2020 Tobias Ben Jacob)

www.tobiasbenjacob.com

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

www.dianajonesmusic.com 

Martha Tilston Sadness of the Sea digital download single from soundtrack album The Tape (2021 Squiggly Records)

www.marthatilston.co.uk

The August List Lost at Sea from Wax Cat (2021 All Will Be Well Records)

www.theaugustlist.bandcamp.com  

Danny George Wilson We’ve Got A Lot To Learn single (2021 Loose Music)

www.dannygeorgewilson.com 

Slow Jane  (Katherine Priddy, Jon Wilks, Lukas Drinkwater, Jon Nice) Fly digital download single (2021 Slow Jane)

Josienne Clarke Never Lie from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Eric Bibb Dear America from Dear America (2021 Provogue Records)

www.ericbibb.com

Amethyst Kiah Ballad of Lost from Wary + Strange (2021 Rounder Records)

www.amythystkiah.com 

Buffalo Nichols Lost and lonesome from Buffalo Nichols (2021 Fat Possum Records)

www.buffalo-nichols.com

Big Red machine (featuring Anais Mitchell) New Auburn from How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? (2021 Jagjaguwar/37d03d)

www.bigredmachine.jag.jag.co

2PrivateMatters Grey Rock from Doubts Run Out (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.2privatematters.bandcamp.com 

Frank Burkitt Band Why I hate you from Silvereye (2021 Frank Burkitt Band)

www.frankburkitband.co.nz

Matt Hill King of Liars from Greedy magicians II – The Idle Drones (2021 Quiet Loner Records)

www.matthillsongwriter.com

Findlay Napier American Promise American Lies (featuring Terra Lightfoot) from What It Is (2021 The Bothy Society)

www.findlaynapier.com 

Ada Lea Writer in NY from One Hand On The Steering Wheel The Other Sewing A Garden (2021 Saddle Creek Records)

www.adaleamusic.com 

Long for the Coast Splinter from Revolution Starts at Home (2021 Long for the Coast)

www.longforthecoast.com 

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14 September 2021 playlist

Bonny Light Horseman The Roving from Bonny Light Horseman (2020 37d03d)

http://www.bonnylighthorseman.com

Elles  Bailey Cheats and Liars digital download single (2021 Outlaw Music)

www.ellesebailey.com

The Frank Burkitt Band World King from Silvereye (2021 Frank Burkitt Music)

www.frankburkitt.co.nz

The Knights of Mentis Jonny from New Pound Coin (2013 Knights of Mentis)

www.theknightsofmentis.bandcamp.com

Show of Hands Arrogance Ignorance and Greed from Arrogance Ignorance and Greed (2009 Hands On Music)

www.showofhands.co.uk 

Maya de Vitry Working man digital download single (2021 Mad Maker Studio)

www.mayadevitry.com

Rayna Gellert Workin’s too hard from Workin’s Too Hard (2017 Storysound Records)

www.raynagellert.com

Old Man Luedecke I quit my job from Hinterland (2006 High Romance Music)

www.oldmanluedecke.ca 

Quarterman The Caledonian from Carondolet (2021 Wood Head Records)

www.quartermanmusic.com

Man the Lifeboats When the ship goes down from When the time bell rings (2019 Man the Lifeboats)

www.manthelifeboats.com 

Lady Nade Many ways to sink this ship from Willing (2021 Lady Nade)

www.ladynade.co.uk 

Haiku Salut Entering from The Hill, The Light, The Ghost (2021 Secret Name Records)

www.haikusalut.com 

West On Colfax Light Again from Barfly flew By (2020 Greenhorse Records)

www.westoncolfax.bandcamp.com        

Jez Hellard Foodbanks and Ferrari’s from The Fruitful Fells (2021 Djukella Records)

www.jezzhellard.com

Robb Johnson Welcome to the museum from Eurotopia (2020 Irregular Records)

www.robbjohnson.co.uk

Martin Simpson More Than Enough from Rooted (2019 Topic Records)

www.martinsimpson.com 

Matt Hill Talking It Out from Greedy Magicians II – Return of the Idle Drones (2021 Quiet Loner Records)

www.matthillsongwriter.com

Jacob and Drinkwater The Nameless single from More Notes From The Field (2021 Polyphonic Life Records)

www.jacobanddrinkwater.com

Roxanne de Bastion Smoke from You and Me We Are the Same (2021 Music for Heroes)

www.roxannedebastion.com 

Josienne Clarke Tiny bit of life from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com

The August List Puget Sound from Wax Cat (2021 All Will Be Well Records)

www.theaugustlist.bandcamp.com

Billy Bragg Ten mysterious photos that can’t be explained digital download single from The Million Things That Never Happened (2021 Cooking Vinyl Records)

www.billybragg.co.uk

Peter James Millson Autumn leaves from The Accidental (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com 

Serious Child and Andy Ruddy How to dream from Talk About The Weather (2021 Four Left Feet)

www.seriouschild.com 

www.andyruddy.com

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31 August 2021 playlist

The Felice Brothers To Do List from From Dreams To Dust (2021 Yep Roc Records)

www.thefelicebrothers.com 

Madi Diaz History of a Feeling from History of a Feeling (2021 Anti Records)

www.madidiaz.com

Flo Perlin Back in Time from Characters (2021 Flo Perlin)

www.floperlin.com

Andrew Howie California from Pale White Branches (2021 Autoclave Records)

www.andrew-howie.com 

Chris Cleverley (featuring Dan Whitehouse) Rachael from Live from The Glass Isle (2021 Chris Cleverley)

www.chriscleverley.com

Kirsty McGee The deafening sound of stars from The Deafening Sound of Stars (2019 Hobopop Recordings)

www.kirstymcgee.com

Josienne Clarke Unbound from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Martha Wainwright Love will be reborn from Love Will Be Reborn (2021 Pheromone Records/Cooking Vinyl Records)

www.marthawainwright.com

Erin Rae True Love’s Face digital download single (2021 Good Memory)

www.erinraemusic.com

DG Solaris and Jeremy Tuplin In the name of love (2021 DG Solaris/Jeremy Tuplin)

www.dgsolaris.bandcamp.com

www.jeremytuplin.com 

Peter Bruntnell Heart of Straw from Journey To The Sun (2021 Domestico Records)

www.peterbruntnell.net 

The Burner Band Block out the Sun from Signs and Wonders (2021 Shed Load Records)

www.lewisburner.bandcamp.com 

Elles Bailey Cheats and Liars single (2021 Outlaw Music)

www.ellesbailey.com 

Big Red Machine (featuring Anais Mitchell) Latter Days from How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? (2021 Jagjaguwar)

Anna Tivel Minneapolis from Blue World (2021 Fluff and Gravy Records)

www.annativel.com

Big Red Machine The Ghost of Cincinatti (featuring Aaron Dessner) from How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? (2021 Jagjaguwar)

Adam Holmes I Saw The Devil In the Morning from Dreamweaver (2021 Adam Holmes)

www.adamholmesmusic.co.uk

Samantha and Douglas Whates Safe and Sound from June EP (2021 Samantha Whates)

www.samanthawhates.me

Suzie Ungerleider Ships from My Name is Suzie Ungerleider (2021 MVKA)

www.suzieungerleider.com 

Son Volt These Are The Times from Electro Melodier (2021 Transmit Sound)

www.sonvolt.net 

Chris Wood The Grand Correction from Handmade Life (2010 R.U.F Records)

www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk 

Josienne Clarke Deep Cut from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan The Parting Glass from Still As Your Sleeping (2021 Hudson Records)

www.karinepolwart.com 

www.davemilligan.co.uk 

Sarah McQuaid Last Song from The St Buryan Sessions (2021 A Shovel and a Spade Records)

www.sarahmcquaid.com 

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17 August 2021 playlist

Jess Morgan Familiar Shoulders from Everything I Did Last Year (Singles Collection) (2019 Jess Morgan)

www.jessmorgan.co.uk 

Grace Petrie Storm To Weather from Connectivity (2021 Robot Needs A Home Collective)

www.gracepetrie.com

Son Volt Livin’ in the USA from Electro Melodier (2021 Transmit Sound)

www.sonvolt.net

Nathan Bell To Each of Us (a shadow) (featuring Patty Griffin) from Red, White and American Blues (It couldn’t happen here) (2021 Need To Know Music)

www.nathanbellmusic.com 

The Weather Station Tried To Tell You (piano version) digital download single (2021 Fat Possum Records)

www.theweatherstation.net

Josienne Clarke The Collector from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Peter Bruntnell Dandelion from Journey To The Sun (2021 Domestico Records)

www.peterbruntnell.net 

Hiss Golden Messenger Quietly Blowing It from Quietly Blowing It (2021 Merge Records)

www.hissgoldenmessenger.com

Suzie Ungerleider Mount Royal from My Name is Suzie Ungerleider (2021 Stella Records)

www.suzieungerleider.com

The Artisanals Fear to Fail from Zia (2021 Rocksnob)

www.theartisanals.net 

Nancy Kerr, Hannah Martin, Findlay Napier, Greg Russell, Tim Yates Shake The Chains from Shake The Chains (2017 Quercus Records)

www.shakethechains.com 

Anna Tivel Blue World from Blue World (2021 Fluff and Gravy Records)

www.annativel.com

Josienne Clarke Unbound from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Declan O’Rourke In Painter’s Light from Arrivals (2021 East West Records)

www.declanorourke.com

Rachel Baiman When You Bloom (Colorado) from Cycles (2021 Signature Sounds)

www.rachelbaiman.com

Paul McClure Find The Time from Aardvark EP (2021 Rutland Troubadour Records)

www.paulmccluremusic.com 

Chloe Foy Asylum from Where Shall We Begin (2021 Chloe Foy Music)

www.chloefoy.com

The Little Unsaid Bloodline from Flux (2021 Reveal Records)

www.thelittleunsaid.com

Damien Jurado Tom from The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania (2021 Maraqopa Records)

www.damienjurado.com

Nanci Griffith It’s A Hard Life Wherever You Go from Storms (1989 MCA Records)

www.nancigriffith.com

The Frank Burkitt Band I Know Nothing At All from Silvereye (2021 Frank Burkitt Music)

www.frankburkitt.co.nz

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra Home By Christmas from The Fruitful Fells (2021 Djukella Records)

www.jezhellard.net 

 Esther Rose Song Remains from How Many Times (2021 Full Time Hobby)

www.estherrose.net 

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3 August 2021 playlist

Chris Wood Caesar from Handmade Life (2010, R.U.F Records)

www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk 

The Little Unsaid Some Miracle from Flux (2021 Reveal Records)

www.thelittleunsaid.com

Anna Tivel Two Dark Horses from Blue World (2021 Fluff and Gravy Records)

www.annativel.com

Allison Russell All of the Women from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records)

www.allisonrussellmusic.com 

Dar Williams If I Wrote You from End of the Summer (1997 Razor and Tie)

www.darwilliams.com

Josienne Clarke A Letter on a Page from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com

Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell Letters to Lenore from The North Farm Sessions EP (Rabble Rouser)

www.jonnykearney.bandcamp.com 

www.lucyfarrellmusic.com

Aidan O’Rourke Iorram from Iorram (2021 Reveal Records)

www.aidanorourke.net

Afro Celt Sound System Eireann from Pod (2004 Real World Records)

www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk

The Imagined Village Cum On Feel the Noize from Empire and Love (2010 ECC Records)

www.eccrecords.co.uk 

Katy Rose Bennett Devil from Alone On A Hill (2021 KRB)

www.katyrosebennett.com 

Danny George Wilson Can You Feel Me? digital download single (2021 Loose Music)

www.dannyandthechamps.com 

John Smith To The Shore from The Fray (2021 Commoner Records)

www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com

Flo Perlin Move Through The Waves from Characters (2021 Flo Perlin)

www.floperlin.com

Lady Nade Wildfire from Willing (2021 Lady Nade)

www.ladynade.co.uk 

Will Stratton Infertile Air from The Changing Wilderness (2021 Bella Union Records)

www.willstratton.com

Benjamin Lazar Davis Remember from Benjamin Lazar Davis (2021 Reveal Records)

www.benjaminlazardavis.com 

Laura Fell Every Time from Safe from Me (2021 Balloon Machine)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk 

Adrian Crowley The Singalong from The Watchful Eye of the Stars (2021 Chemikal Underground)

www.adriancrowley.com

Bill Callahan The Sing from Dream River (2013 Drag City)

www.billcallahan.bandcamp.com 

Sam Carter How The City Sings from How The City Sings (2016 Captain Records)

www.samcartermusic.co.uk 

Jezz Hall Beautiful City from Silhouette Man (2010 Folkwit Records)

Emily Barker Weather from Flight Path Rhymes (2021 Everyone Sang)

www.emilybarker.com 

Saint Sister My Brilliant Friend from Where I Should End (2021 Saint Sister)

www.saintsisterband.com 

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20 July 2021 playlist

Josienne Clarke Super Recogniser from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Rachel Baiman Cycles from Cycles (2021 Signature Sounds)

www.rachelbaiman.com

The Little Unsaid The Great Nowhere from Lick The Futures Lips (2021 Reveal Records)

www.thelittleunsaid.com

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson Hunter from Hunter (2021 Christina Alden and Alex Patterson)

www.christinaaldenandalexpatterson.com 

The Self Help Group The Finger digital download single (2021 The Self Help Group)

www.theselfhelpgroup.com

Chris Cleverley Glitter from Live from the Glass Isle (2021 Chris Cleverley)

www.chriscleverley.com

Katherine Priddy Wolf from The Eternal Rocks Beneath (2021 Navigator Records)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk 

Lloyd Cole Past Imperfect from The Negatives (1998 Mercury Records)

www.lloydcole.com

Saint Sister (featuring Lisa Hannigan) The Place That I Work from Where I Should End (2021 Saint Sister)

www.saintsisterband.com

Peter James Millson Sun Goes Down from The Accidental (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com

Eleanor McEvoy Gimme Some Wine digital download single (2021 Eleanor McEvoy)

www.eleanormcevoy.com 

Ian Roland and the Subtown Set Beyond Words digital download single (Ian Roland and the Subtown Set)

www.ianroland.com 

Peter Bruntnell Dharma Liar from  Journey To The Sun (2021 Domestico Records)

www.peterbruntnell.net 

Hiss Golden Messenger Way Back In The Way Back from Quietly Blowing It (2021 Merge Records)

www.hissgoldenmessenger.com  

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra McDonalds for the mind from The Fruitful Fells (2021 Djukella Records)

www.jezzhellard.com

Ani DiFranco Metropolis from Revolutionary Love (2021 Righteous Babe Records)

www.anidifranco.com

Lady Nade Many Ways To Sink This Ship from Willing (2021 Lady Nade)

www.ladynade.co.uk

Faeland Long Lost from When I Close My Eyes (2021 Faeland)

www.faeland.co.uk 

Roxanne de Bastion I Remember Everything digital download single (2021 Nomad Songs)

www.roxannedebastion.com

Paul McClure Troubadour’s Lament No.2 (The Festival Years) from Ardvark EP (2021 Rutland Troubadour Records)

www.paulmccluremusic.com

Joshua Burnside Driving Alone in the City from Into The Depths of Hell (2021 Joshua Burnside Recordings)

www.joshuaburnside.com 

Cassandra Jenkins Hard Drive from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing)

www.cassandrajenkins.com 

Emily Barker Goodbyes from Flight Path Rhymes (2021 Everyone Sang)

http://www.emilybarker.com

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6 July 2021 playlist

Eleanor McEvoy The DJ from Early Hours (2004 Market Square Records)

www.eleanormcevoy.com 

Peter Bruntnell Lucifer Morning Star from Journey to the sun (2021 Domestico Records)

www.peterbruntnell.net

Hiss Golden Messenger Sanctuary from Quietly Blowing It (2021 Merge Records)

www.hissgoldenmessenger.com 

Alison Russell Montreal from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records)

www.allisonrussellmusic.com 

Maz O’Connor and Vulpes Soho digital download single (2021 Restless Head Records)

www.mazoconnor.com 

Damien Jurado Helena from The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania (2021 Maraqopa Records)

www.damienjurado.com

Laura Quirke and Joshua Burnside Far Away the Hills Are Green digital download single (2021 Attic Thing Records)

www.lauraquirke.bandcamp.com

www.joshuaburnside.com 

Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra Foodbanks and Ferraris from The Fruitfull Fells (2021 Djukella Records)

www.jezhellard.net

Quarterman I Left My Heart in a part of Seven Sisters from Carondelet (2021 Wood Head Records)

www.quartermanmusic.com 

Amy Speace with the Orphan Brigade Father’s Day from There Used To Horses Here (2021 Proper Records)

www.amyspeace.com

Kate Ellis Another Way digital download single (2021 River Rose Records)

www.kateellis.com 

Sherman Downey Piece of my mind from New Beautiful (2021 Newfoundland Labrador)

www.shermandowney.ca 

Honey and the Bear Unless We Start It from Journey through the Roke (2021)

www.honeyandthebear.co.uk 

Lucy Dacus Hot and Heavy from Home Video (2021 Matador Records)

www.lucydacus.com

Katherine Priddy The summer has flown from The Eternal Rocks Beneath (2021 Navigator Records)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk

Joana Serratt Summer never ends from Hardcore from the heart (2021 Loose Music)

www.loosemusic.com

Peter James Millson Like A Rain from The Accidental (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com 

Chloe Foy Evangeline from Where Shall We Begin (2021 Chloe Foy Music)

www.chloefoy.com

Adam Holmes Hanging on the line from Dreamweaver (2021 Adam Holmes)

www.adamholmesmusic.co.uk 

Provincials Outskirts from Feels Like Falling/Outskirts single (2021 Provincials)

www.provincials.bandcamp.com

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline Audrey single (2021 Ma Polaine’s Great Decline)

www.mapolaine.com

M G Boulter Pilate from Clifftown (2021 Hudson Records)

www.mgboulter.co.uk 

The Little Unsaid Flux from Have You Heard? (2021 Reveal Records)

www.thelittleunsaid.com 

Cassandra Jenkins Ambiguous Norway from An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing)

www.cassandrajenkins.com 

My Girl The River It’s Gonna Be Alright digital download single (2021 Super Tiny Records)

www.supertinyrecords.com 

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22 June 2021 playlist

The Reflection Box The Listeners from Notes From The Wonderground (2021The Reflection Box)

www.thereflectionbox.bandcamp.com 

Adrian Crowley Northbound Stowaway from The Watchful Eye of the Stars

(2021 Chemikal Underground)

www.adriancrowley.com

Declan O’Rourke The Stars Over Kinvara from Arrivals (2021 East West Records)

www.declanorourke.com

Allison Russell Persephone from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records)

www.allisonrussellmusic.com 

Cassandra Jenkins New Bikini from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing)

www.cassandrajenkins.com

Josienne Clarke Sit Out single from forthcoming album A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

www.josienneclarke.com 

Will Varley The Hole Around My Head digital download single (2021 Yellow Cake)

www.willvarley.com 

Peter Bruntnell You’d make a great widow from Journey To The Sun (2021 Domestico Records)

www.peterbruntnell.net

Chloe Foy Work of Art from Where Shall We Begin (2021 Chloe Foy)

www.chloefoy.com

Marina Allen Oh Louise from Candlepower (2021 Fire Records)

www.marinagallen.bandcamp.com 

Laura Fell Left foot, right foot from Safe from Me (2021 Balloon Machine)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk 

Lady Nade Peace and Calm from Willing (2021 Lady Nade)

www.ladynade.co.uk 

Quarterman Outsiders from Carondelet (2021 Wood Head Records)

www.quartermanmusic.com

VanWyck God is in the detour from God Is In The Detour (2020 VanWyck)

www.vanwyck.nl 

Tre Burt Caught it from the Rye from Caught it from the rye (2020 Oh Boy Records)

www.treburt.com

Emily Barker Stars from Flight Path Rhymes (2021 Everyone Sang)

www.emilybarker.com

Lewis Barfoot Rise Up from Glenaphuca (2021 Lewis Barfoot)

www.lewisbarfoot.com 

Peter James Millson Leading Me from The Accidental (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com

Sarah McQuaid Sun Goes On Rising from The St Buryan Sessions (2021 A Shovel and a Spade)

www.sarahmcquaid.com

Johanna Samuels Sonny from Excelsior! (2021 Basin Rock Records)

www.johannasamuels.com 

Will Stratton Fate’s Ghost from The Changing Wilderness (2021 Bella Union Records)

www.willstratton.com

Rachel Baiman Joke’s On Me from Cycles (2021 Signature Sounds)

www.rachelbaiman.com

Joana Serratt You’re with me everywhere I go from Hardcore from the heart (2021 Loose Music)

www.loosemusic.com 

Katy Rose Bennett Sleep digital download single (KRB)

www.katyrosebennett.com 

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Albums of the year so far

The midway point through the year seems to have sneaked up on me. So it’s time to post my favourite albums of 2021 so far.

Cassandra Jenkins – An overview on phenomenal nature (Ba Da Bing Records)

Jim Ghedi – In the furrows of common place (Basin Rock Records)

Karima Walker – Waking the dreaming body (Keeled Scales)

Harbottle and Jonas – The Beacon (Brook View Records)

Liz Simmons – Poets (Liz Simmons)

William the Conqueror – Maverick Thinker (Chrysalis Records)

Jon Boden – Last Mile Home (Hudson Records)

Vanessa Peters – Modern Age (Idol Records)

Peter James Millson – The Accidental (Reveal Records)

Aerial East – Try Harder (Partisan Records)

Lawrence Illsley – Trees (Tiny Trees Records)

Amy Speace with the Orphan Brigade – There used to be horses here (Proper Records)

Eamon O’Leary – The Silver Sun (Reveal Records)

John Smith – The Fray (Commoner Records)

The Weather Station – Ignorance (Fat Possum Records)

M G Boulter – Cliff Town (Hudson Records)

Jon Wilks – Up the cut (Jon Wilks)

Laura Fell – Safe from me (Balloon Machine)

Esther Rose – How many times (Full-time Hobby Records)

Will Stratton – The changing wilderness (Bella Union Records)

The Magpie Arc – EP3 (Collective Perspective)

Lady Nade – Willing (Lady Nade)

Jesse Terry – When we wander

Neilson Hubbard – Digging up the scars

Lewis Barfoot – Glenaphuca (Lewis Barfoot)

Kimon Kirk – Altitude (Kimon Kirk)

Quarterman – Candondelet (Wood Head Records)

Emily Barker – Flight Path Rhymes (Everyone Sang)

The Deep Dark Woods – Changing Faces (Six Shooter Records)

Damien Jurado – The monster who hated Pennsylvania (Maraqopa Records)

Allison Russell – Outside Child (Fantasy Records)

Declan O’Rourke – Arrivals (East West Records)

Faeland – When I Close My Eyes (Faeland)

Paper Beat Scissors – La Mitad (Forward Music)

Adam Holmes – Dreamweaver (Adam Holmes)

Johanna Samuels – Excelsior! (Basin Rock Records)

Adrian Crowley – The watchful eye of the stars (Chemikal Underground)

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson – Hunter (Christina Alden and Alex Patterson)

Ray Cooper – Land of heroes (West Park Music)

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8 June 2021 playlist

Ben Harper Better Way from Both Sides of the Gun (2006 Virgin Records)

www.benharper.com

Josienne Clarke Sit Out digital download single from A Small Unknowable Thing (2021 Corduroy Punk Records)

http://www.josienneclarke.com

Declan O’Rourke The Harbour from Arrivals (2021 East West Records)

www.declanorourke.com

Alison Russell Nightflyer from Outside Child (2021 Fantasy Records)

www.allisonrussellmusic.com

Mipso Just want to be loved from Mipso (2020 Rounder Records)

www.mipsomusic.com

Rachel Sermanni Swallow Me digital download single (2021 Jellygirl Records)

www.rachelsermanni.com

Paper Beat Scissors Formas from La Mitad (2021 Forward Music)

www.paperbeatscissors.com

Kris Delmhorst Reveille from Light Breaks Through digital download single (2021 Kris Delmhorst)

www.krisdelmhorst.com

Adam Holmes Nature from Dreamweaver (2021 Adam Holmes)

www.adamholmesmusic.co.uk

Boo Hewerdine Someone else’s blues from Have You Heard This? (2021 Reveal Records)

www.boohewerdine.net

Lady Nade Willing from Willing (2021 Lady Nade)

www.ladynade.co.uk

Peter James Millson Find Our Way from The Accidental (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson Brooklyn from  Hunter (2021 Christina Alden and Alex Patterson)

www.christinaaldenandalexpatterson.com

Katherine Priddy Icarus from The Eternal Rocks Beneath (2021 Navigator Records)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk

Niall Connolly Maybe Next Year single (2020 Niall Connolly)

www.niallconnolly.com

Dorothea Pass Anything Can’t Happen from Anything Can’t Happen (2021 Telephone Explosion Records)

www.dorotheapass.com

Johanna Samuels All is fine from Excelsior (2021 Basin Rock Records)

www.johannasamuels.com

Lula Wiles Oh My God from Oh My God single (2021 Smithsonian Folkway)

www.lulawiles.com

Duncan Lloyd A Chime from Have You Heard? (2021 Reveal Records)

www.duncanlloyd.bandcamp.com

Jon Wilks Greek Street from Greek Street/Scatterbrain single (2021 Jon Wilks)

www.jonwilks.online

Heka (a) mask from (a) EP (2021 Heka)

www.hekamusic.bandcamp.com

Adrian Crowley Colours of the night from The Watchful Eye of the Stars (2021 Chemikal Underground)

www.adriancrowley.com 

Ray Cooper The Beast from Land of Heroes (2021 West Park Music)

www.raycooper.org

Dan Whitehouse The Birds are leaving from Dreamland Tomorrow (2020 Reveal Records)

www.dan-whitehouse.com

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25 May 2021 playlist

Marshall Crenshaw My Back Pages from Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the 60’s (1999 Astor Place Recordings)

www.marshallcrenshaw.com 

Amy Speace with the Orphan Brigade Down the trail from There Used To Be Horses Here (2021 Proper Records)

www.amyspeace.com

John Smith One Day At A Time from The Fray (2021 Commoner Records)

www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com

Will Stratton Black Hole from The Changing Wilderness (2021 Bella Union Records)

www.willstratton.com 

Emma Swift You’re a big girl now from Blonde on the Tracks (2020 Continental Song City)

www.emmaswift.com

Mary Lee’s Corvette Simple twist of fate from Blood on the Tracks – Arlene Grocery, NYC (2003 Southbound Records)

www.maryleescorvette.com

Cowboy Junkies I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You from Dylan Revisited: 14 of his greatest songs reinterpreted for Uncut (2021 Uncut Magazine)

www.cowboyjunkies.com

Lewis Barfoot White Dress from Glenaphuca (2021 Lewis Barfoot)

www.lewisbarfoot.com

Quarterman Bonnie from Carondelet (2021 Woodhead Records)

www.quartermanmusic.com

Emily Barker Landscapes from Flight Path Rhymes (2021 Everyone Sang)

www.emilybarker.com

Laura Fell Cold from Safe From Me (2021 Balloon Machine)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk 

M G Boulter Soft White Belly from Clifftown (2021 Hudson Records)

www.mgboulter.co.uk 

Damien Jurado Johnny Caravella from The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania (2021 Maraqopa Records)

www.damienjurado.com 

Faeland Ocean Song from When I Close My Eyes (2021 Faeland)

www.faeland.co.uk 

Martin Simpson Boots of Spanish Leather from A Nod To Bob: an artists tribute to Bob Dylan on his Sixtieth Birthday (2001 Red House Records)

www.martinsimpson.com

Joan Shelley and Nathan Salzburg Dark Eyes from Dylan Revisited: 14 of his greatest songs reinterpreted for Uncut (2021 Uncut Magazine)

www.joanshelley.net 

Sherman Downey Front Porch from New Beautiful (2021 Newfoundland Labrador)

www.shermandowney.ca 

Ian Roland & The Subtown Set Nothing Could Grow There digital download single (2021 Ian Roland & The Subtown Set)

www.ianroland.com

Benjamin Lazar Davis Eleanore from Have You Heard? (2021 Reveal Records)

www.benjaminlazardavis.com 

The Weather Station Precious Angel from Dylan Revisited: 14 of his greatest songs reinterpreted for Uncut (2021 Uncut Magazine)

www.theweatherstation.net

Bob Dylan Most Of The Time from Oh Mercy (1989 Columbia Records)

www.bobdylan.com 

Jess Terry When We Wander from When We Wander (2021 Wander Recordings)

www.jesseterrymusic.com 

Mipso Take Your Records Home from Edges Run (2018 Antifragile Music)

www.mipsomusic.com 

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11 May 2021 playlist

Liz Simmons Adventurer from Poets (2021 Liz Simmons)

www.lizsimmons.net 

Rose Cousins The Expert from Bravado (2020 Outside Music)

www.rosecousins.com

Evangeline Gentle Even If from Evangeline Gentle (2020 Sonic Unyon)

www.evangelinegentlemusic.com

Neilson Hubbard Fall Into My Arms from Digging Up The Scars (2021)

www.neilsonhubbard.com 

Steven Adams and the French Drops Note To Self from Keep It Light (2020 Fika Recordings)

www.fikarecordings.com 

John Smith The Best of Me from The Fray (2021 Commoner Records)

www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com

Bonny Light Horseman Bonny Light Horseman  from Bonny Light Horseman (2020 37d03d)

www.bonnylighthorseman.com 

Roxanne de Bastion Train Tracks from Heirlooms and Hearsay (2017 Nomad Songs)

www.roxannedebastion.com

Laura Fell Until Now from Safe From Me (2021 Balloon Machine)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk

Gnoss River from The Light of the Moon (2021 Blackfly Records)

www.gnossmusic.com

Ned Roberts Slower Than The Sea (Pedal steel version) from From The Reels 2012-2020 (2021 Ned Roberts)

www.nedroberts.co.uk

Quarterman That Old Chinese Takeaway Called Happiness from Cardondelet (2021 Wood Head Records)

www.quartermanmmusic.com

Katherine Priddy Eurydice digital download single (2021 Navigator Records)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk 

Esther Rose How Many Times from How Many Times (2021 Full Time Hobby Records)

www.estherrose.net

Kacy and Clayton Marlon Williams Plastic Bouquet from Plastic Bouquet (2020 New West Records)

www.kacyandclayton.com

The Deep Dark Woods How Could I Ever Be Single Again from Changing Faces (2021 Six Shooter Records)

www.thedeepdarkwoods.com

Dawes All Your Favourite Bands from All Your Favourite Bands (2015 Hub Records)

www.dawestheband.com

M G Boulter Fan of the Band from Clifftown (2021 Hudson Records)

www.mgboulter.co.uk

Norma MacDonald One Man Band from Old Future (2020 Noyes Records)

www.normamacdonald.net

Martin Simpson More Than Enough from Rooted (2019 Topic Records)

www.martinsimpson.com

The Magpie Arc Loretta from EP3 (2021 Collective Perspective)

www.themagpiearc.com

Hoth Brothers Band Tell Me What Your Thinking form Tell Me How You Feel (2021 Hoth Brothers Band)

www.thehothbrothers.com

Robert Vincent The Ending from In This Town You’re Owned (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.robertvincentmusic.com 

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13 April 2021 playlist

Cassandra Jenkins Hard Drive from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing Records)

www.cassandrajenkins.com 

Peter James Millson In the real world from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com

Boo Hewerdine (with Brooks Williams) Why Does The Nightingale Sing?  from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records)

www.boohewerdine.net

John Smith The Fray from The Fray (2021 Commoner Records/Thirty Tigers)

www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com 

Esther Rose Songs Remain from How Many Times (2021 Full Time Hobby Records)

www.estherrose.net

Laura Fell Bone Of Contention from Safe From Me (2021 Balloon Machine)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk

Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla and Alison Russell) Black Myself from Songs Of Our Native Daughters (2019 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

www.ournativedaughters.bandcamp.com 

Adam and the Napiers Taking A Walk from It’ll All Be Prine In The End EP (2021 Cheery Groove Records)

www.adamandthenapiers.bandcamp.com

John Prine I Remember Everything digital download single (2020 Oh Boy Records)

www.johnprine.com

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Hello In There from All The Good Times Are Past And Gone (2020 Acony Records)

www.gillianwelch.com 

www.davidrawlingsmusic.com 

Liz Simmons Adventurer from Poets (2021 Liz Simmons)

www.lizsimmons.net 

Karima Walker Waking the dreaming body from Waking The Dreaming Body (2021 Keeled Scales)

www.karimawalker.com 

M.Cambridge The Ranger from Land Songs: the ballad of Sok le Boy (2021 Kirkinriola)

www.mccambridge.bandcamp.com

Peter Blegvad Gold from Choices Under Pressure: an acoustic retrospective (2000 Resurgence)

Lawrence Illsley Solid Gold from Trees (2021 Tiny Tree Records)

www.lawrenceillsley.com

Katherine Priddy Indigo single from The Eternal Rocks Beneath (2021 Navigator Records)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk 

The Knights of Mentis Jonny from New Pound Coin (2013 The Knights of Mentis)

www.facebook.com/knightsofmentis

Tom Williams Follow The Leader digital download single (2021 Tom Williams

Music)

www.tomwilliamsmusic.net 

Elephant Micah Glacier Advisors from Vague Tidings (2021 Western Vinyl)

www.elephantmicah.com

Will Stratton Tokens from The Changing Wilderness (2021 Bella Union Records)

www.willstratton.com

The Magpie Arc Greenswell from EP 3 (2021 Collective Perspective)

www.themagpiearc.bandcamp.com 

Neilson Hubbard The end of the road from Digging Up The Scars (2021 Paper Star)

www.neilsonhubbard.com 

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30 March 2021 playlist

Ani Di Franco Revolutionary Love from Revolutionary Love (2021 Righteous Babe Records)

www.anidifranco.com 

Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird Bright Sunny South from These 13 (2021 Wegawam Music Company)

www.therealjimbomathus.com 

www.andrewbird.net

Jake Xerxes Fussell Copper Kettle/Hills of Mexico digital download single (2021 Paradise of Bachelors)

www.jakexerxesfussell.com

Mary Lattimore Sometimes He’s In My Dreams from Uncut Sounds of the New West Ambient Americana: a road trip across psychic state lines (2021 Uncut Magazine)

www.marylattimore.net 

Georgia Ruth Close for comfort from Mai (2020 Bubblewrap Records)

www.georgiaruth.co.uk

Valerie June Why The Bright Stars Glow from The Moon & Stars: prescriptions for dreamers (2021 Fantasy Recordings)

www.valeriejune.com

Karima Walker Reconstellated from Waking The Dreaming Body (2021 Keeled Scales)

www.karimawalker.com 

Eamon O’Leary Houses and Lands from The Silver Sun (2021 Reveal Records)

www.eamonoleary.net

Aoife O’Donovan and Kris Drever Transatlantic digital download single (2021 Yep Roc Records)

www.aoifeodonovan.com 

www.krisdrever.com

Myles Cochrane Early Dark (Spring remix) from Unsung (2021 Myles Cochrane)

www.mylescochrane.com 

Vanessa Peters Crazymaker from Modern Age (2021 Idol Records)

www.vanessapeters.com 

William the Conqueror Maverick Thinker from Maverick Thinker (2021 Chrysalis Records)

www.williamtheconqueror.net 

Eileen Rose Good man from Long Shot Novena (2002 Rough Trade Records)

www.eileenrose.com

Justin Rutledge Good Man from Islands (2021 Outside Music)

www.justinrutledge.com 

Liz Simmons Poets from Poets (2021 Liz Simmons)

www.lizsimmons.net

Tiny Ruins Me At The Museum, You At The Winter Gardens from Brightly Painted One (2014 Spunk Records)

www.tinyruins.com

Harbottle and Jonas The Beacon from The Beacon (2021 Brook View Records)

www.harbottleandjonas.com

Chris Cleverley The Arrows and the Armour digital download single (2021 Opiate Records)

www.chriscleverley.com 

M.G Boulter Simon of Sudbury from Clifftown (2021 Hudson Records)

www.mgboulter.co.uk

Jim Moray Sounds of Earth from Upcetera (2016 NIAG Records)

www.jimmoray.co.uk

Jess Morgan Freckles in the sun from The Bournemouth EP ( 2015 Amateur Boxer Records)

www.jessmorgan.co.uk 

Jon Boden Cinnamon Water from Last Mile Home (2021 Hudson Records) 

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Reveal Records Radio Show

I discovered Reveal before they became a record label stumbling upon their record shop in Derby city centre through chance and good fortune. In fact, the launch of the Reveal Records label more or less coincided with the start of the Quiet Revolution.

I’ve often played records from the label on the show in the last 14 years so I’m delighted to be involved in a new series for Reveal in which I talk to artists on the label and play their upcoming or previously released album in it’s entirety.

You can catch the the first two editions with Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever here

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Resumption of live shows

As I write this it is planned that live Quiet Revolution shows will resume on Tuesday 30 March. I have my fingers crossed that nothing will change in the intervening period!

Whilst its been great to be able to pre-record shows over recent months I’m looking forward to getting back into the studio. There’s nothing quite like a live broadcast. I’ll also be interested as to whether I can remember how all the studio equipment works. Hmm, could be an interesting return show!

I’ve lots of new releases to bring you on 30 March and it appears there’s a hefty pile of mail waiting for me at HFM so I’ll be doing a great deal of listening and I’m sure there’ll be further new tracks from the post that find their way into the show playlist

Hope you can keep me company, 9-11pm.

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16 March 2021 playlist

William the Conqueror Quiet Life from Maverick Thinker (2021 Chrysalis Records)

www.williamtheconqueror.net 

Chris Wood Albion from The Lark Descending (2005 R.U.F Records)

www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk

Jacob and Drinkwater 14 Albion Street digital download single (2021 Polyphonic Recordings)

www.jacobanddrinkwater.com

Emily Barker Strange Weather from A Dark Murmuration of Words (2020 Thirty Tigers)

www.emilybarker.com 

Cassandra Jenkins Ambiguous Norway from An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing)

www.cassandrajenkins.com

Alela Diane with Heather Woods Broderick and Mirabai Peart Take Us Back (live) from Live at the Map Room (2021 All Points) 

www.aleladiane.com

Kimon Kirk My Old Neighbourhood from Altitude (2021 Kimon Kirk)

www.kimonkirk.com 

Peter James Millson The kindness of others from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.bandcamp.com

Jessie Monk Maybe in Another Life from Here, Now EP (2021)

www.facebook.com/jessiemonk

The Magpie Arc What you do with what you’ve got from EP 3 (2021 Collective/Perspective)

www.themagpiearc.com 

Oka Vanga Beneath the apple tree from Oka Vanga (2021 Crazy Bird Records)

www.okavanga.com 

Dean Owens and Joey Covertino New Mexico from The Burning Heart EP (2021 Dean Owens)

www.deanowens.com

Sarah McQuaid Charlie’s Gone Home (The St Buryan Sessions) single (2021 A Shovel and A Spade)

www.sarahmcquaid.com 

M.G Boulter Remnants from Clifftown (2021 Hudson Records)

www.mgboulter.co.uk

Boo Hewerdine with Kris Drever The Village Bell (2021) from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records)

www.boohewerdine.net

Harbottle and Jonas Every creature is a book from The Beacon (2021 Brook View Records

www.harbottleandjonas.com

Jon Boden Cinammon Water from Last Mile Home (2021 Hudson Records)

www.jonboden.com

Neilson Hubbard Digging up the scars digital download single (2021 Neilson Hubbard)

www.neilsonhubbard.com

Eamon O’Leary For Another from The Silver Sun (2021 Reveal Records)

www.eamonoleary.net

Myriam Gendron Threnody from Not so Deep as a Well (2014 Mama Bird Recording Co)

www.myriamgendron.bandcamp.com 

Lawrence Illsley Diamonds from Trees (2021 Tiny Trees Records)

www.lawrenceillsley.com

Valley Maker Instrument from When The Day Leaves (2021 Frenchkiss Records)

www.valleymaker.com

Jim Ghedi Common Ground from In the Furrows of Common Place (2021 Basin Rock)

www.jimghedi.com 

Aerial East The things we build from Try Harder (2021 Partisan Records)

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2 March 2021 playlist

Peter James Millson Here from Selected Works (2021 Reveal Records)

www.peterjamesmillson.com 

Jessie Monk Here, Now from Here, Now EP (2021 Jessie Monk)

www.facebook.com/jessiemonk

Brooks Williams (featuring Boo Hewerdine, Kris Drever and Findlay Napier) Farewell to the gold digital download single (self released)

www.brookswilliams.com

www.boohewerdine.net

www.krisdrever.com

www.findlaynapier.com 

Ron Sexsmith Gold in them hills from Cobblestone Runaway (2002 Ronboy Records)

www.ronsexsmith.com

Aerial East Katherine from Try Harder (2021 Partisan Records)

Cassandra Jenkins Crosshairs from A Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2021 Ba Da Bing!)

www.cassandrajenkins.com

The Weather Station Subdivisions from Ignorance (2021 Fat Possum Records)

www.theweatherstation.net 

My Girl The River Sad Dog digital download single (2021 Super Tiny Records)

www.supertinyrecords.com

Red River Dialect Juniper/The View (solo demo) from Broken Stay Open Demos (2021 Paradise of Bachelors)

www.redriverdialect.com 

MG Boulter Clifftown from Clifftown (2021 Hudson Records)

www.mgboulter.co.uk 

Humbird Lincoln, Nebraska single (2020 Humbird)

wwww.humbird.bandcamp.com 

Zoe Wren London Town from Reckless River (2020 Zoe Wren)

www.zoewren.com 

Emily Zuzik Embers from Torch and Trouble (2020 Emily Zuzik)

www.emilyzuzik.com 

Bella Hardy Among these stars (Black Lives Matter) digital download single (2020 Noe Records)

www.bellahardy.com

Jim Ghedi Stolen Ground from In The Shadows of Common Place (2021 Basin Rock Records)

www.jimghedi.com

Olafur Arnalds & JFDR Back to the sky from Some Kind of Peace (2020 Mercury KX)

www.olafurarnalds.com 

Chuck Johnson Constellation from The Cinder Grove (2021 VDSQ)

www.chuckjohnson.net

The Staves Satisfied from Good Woman (2021 Atlantic Records) 

www.thestaves.com

Araluen In the arms of another from And There It Is (2021 Araluen)

www.araluen.bandcamp.com 

Clara Mann Station Song from Consolations EP (2021 Sad Club Records)

www.claraa.bandcamp.com

Katie Pruitt Wishful Thinking from Expectations (2020 Rounder Records)

www.katiepruitt.com

Jon Boden Last mile home from Last Mile Home (2021 Hudson Records)

www.jonboden.com 

Closer: Marie Joyce Home from Dear Moon (2021 Mari Joyce)

www.mariejoyce.com 

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16 February 2021 playlist

The Jellyman’s Daughter I Won’t Be Going Anywhere single (2020 Boat Duck Records)

www.thejellymansdaughter.com 

Sarah McQuaid The silence above us single from The St Buryan Sessions (2021 A Shovel and a Spade)

www.sarahmcquaid.com

Lawrence Illsley Ogres single from Trees (2021 Tiny Trees Records)

www.lawrenceillsley.com

Kitty MacFarlane Half wild single (2021 Gilded Lily Records)

www.kittymacfarlane.com 

Ned Roberts Old Folk Song from From the reels: 2012-2020(2021 Ned Roberts)

www.nedroberts.co.uk 

Eamon O’Leary The Living Stream from The Silver Sun (2021 Reveal Records)

www.eamonoleary.net

Chalk Horse Music Along the hidden beach digital download single (2021 Chalk Horse Music)

www.chalkhorsemusic.com 

Amy Speace There used to be horses here (featuring The Orphan Brigade) from There used to be horses here (2021 Proper Records)

www.amyspeace.com

James Yorkston and the Secondhand Orchestra There is no upside from The Wide Wide River (2021 Domino Records)

www.jamesyorkston.co.uk 

Cassandra Jenkins Hard drive from An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (2020 Ba Da Bing!)

www.cassandrajenkins.com 

Annabel Chvostek Halfway through from String of Pearls (2021 MQGV)

www.annabellemusic.com

The Weather Station Trust from Ignorance (2020 Fat Possum Records)

www.theweatherstation.net

Michael Feuerstack  Call of the tired from Harmonise the moon (2020 Forward Music)

www.michaelfeuerstack.com

John Smith featuring Sarah Jarosz Eye to Eye from The Fray (2021 Commoner Records/Thirty Tigers)

www.johnsmithjohnsmith.com

Laura Fell Glad from Safe From Me (2021 Balloon Machine Records)

www.laurafellmusic.co.uk 

Allison Russell By your side  from By Your Side/Landslide single (2021 Fantasy Records) 

www.allisonrussellmusic.com

Katherine Priddy True love will find you in the end digital download single (2021 Katherine Priddy)

www.katherinepriddy.co.uk

Christian Lee Hutson Dancing Queen from The Version Suicides Vol.1 – Single (2021 Anti Records)

www.christianleehutson.com 

Jon Wilks Edward from Up The Cut (2021 Jon Wilks)

www.jonwilks.online

Katy Rose Bennett Darling, Dear Darling single (2021 Katy Rose Bennett)

www.katyrosebennett.com

Rosanne Reid Tentsmuir Sky single (2021 Last Man Music)

www.roseannereid.com 

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Time machine: looking back on 14 years of the show

I’ve borrowed the title of this post from the wonderful Jess Morgan song of the same name. Jess has been someone whose music I’ve been a massive fan of for years and she’s often graced the playlists of the show. And time machine seemed to capture the reflective nature of this blog post, as I find myself able to say the Quiet Revolution is a long running radio show.

Anyway what I was going to talk about was a long-standing promo I recorded for the show to be played by other presenters on their shows to trail the programme. The promo served me well for years and it’s possible I might even have still been using it had the time of the show not changed!

What I was trying to do with the promo was to give a flavour of the kind of music you might expect if you tuned into the Quiet Revolution. It was an attempt to capture the musical genres covered on the show. But what to go for? I ended up going for Eric Bibb’s Kokomo to highlight the contemporary blues components of the playlist, Show of Hands Roots for folk/roots and I’m pretty certain I chose Kathleen Edwards Hockey Skates as a representative of the americana/alt-country genre. Although I could be misremembering on the latter. If you have a better recall than me please post here and let me know or on Twitter.

And I couldn’t resist including Jess Morgan’s superb song in this post…

And it got me thinking. Perhaps it’s time to put together another show promo with some music on it, the one that’s being used at the moment is rather, er, minimalist. I’ll give it some thought…

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Some Quiet Revolution favourites from the last 14 years

I freely admit I’m indulging in some nostalgia but it’s been good to look back and recall previous playlists for the show and some of the artists I’ve featured. Many have been core artists through the last 14 years. The idea of this post is to draw attention to some of those songs from playlists during the first year of the show from February 2007.

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The very first Quiet Revolution playlist Tuesday 13 February 2007

I’ve been digging into my archive and found this which was the playlist for the very first Quiet Revolution show.

Steve Earle “The Revolution Starts Now” (from “The Revolution Starts Now”, 2004, Artemis Records)

Segue

  1. Peter Bruntnell “Here Come The Swells” (from “Ends of The Earth”, Loose, 2003)
  2. Gillian Welch “Time (The Revelator)” (from “Time (The Revelator)”, 2001, Acony Records)
  3. Kathleen Edwards “Hockey Skates” (from “Failer”, 2003, Zoe Records)

Segue

  1. Whiskeytown “Houses on the Hill” (from “Strangers Almanac”, 1997, Outpost Recordings)
  2. Lambchop “Autumn’s Vicar” (from “Is A Woman”, 2002, City Slang Records)

Segue

  1. Robert Cray Band “Right Next Door (Because Of Me)” (from “Heavy Picks – The Robert Cray Band Collection”, Mercury, 1999)
  2. Eric Bibb “Kokomo” (from “Painting Signs”, 2005, Manhaton Records)
  3. Guy Davis “What You Doin’?” (from “Give In Kind”, 2002, Red House Records)

Segue

  1. Manu Chao “Mentira” (from “Clandenisto”, Virgin, 1998)
  2. Juana Molina “Yo No” (from “Son”, Domino, 2006)

Karine Polwart “I’ve seen it all” (from “Scribbled In Chalk”, Shoeshine Records, 2006)

Hour 2

Segue

  1. Tim Van Eycken “Barleycorn” (from “Stiffs, Lovers, Holymen, Thieves”, 2006, Topic Records)
  2. The Proclaimers “I’m Gone” (from “Restless Soul”, 2005, Persevere Records)

Segue

  1. Stewboss “Midnight Shift” (from “Sweet Lullaby”, 2002, Flying Sparks)
  2. Heather Eatman “Midnight Shift” (from “Real”, 2001, Eminent Records)

Segue

  1. Show of Hands “Crooked Man” (download single) featuring Miranda Sykes from 2004 CD-EP on Hands On Music 
  2. Martyn Joseph “How Did We End Up Here?” (from “Deep Blue”, 2005, Pipe Records)
  3. P.F. Sloan, Frank Black & Buddy Miller “The Eve of Destruction”(From “Sailover”, 2006, Hightone Records)

Segue

  1. Sarah McLachlan “Good Enough” (from “The Freedom Sessions”, Nettwerk, 1994)
  2. Loudon Wainwright III “Primrose Hill” (from “Little Ship”, 1997, Virgin Records)

The Bible “Honey Be Good” (from “Eureka”, 1988, Haven Records)

Tunng “Woodcat” (from “Comments of the Inner Chorus”, 2006, Full Time Hobby Records)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Right Now I’m-A-Roaming” (From “B Sides and Rarities”, 1997, Mute Records)

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Ain’t it funny how time slips away: 14 years of the Quiet Revolution

Loudon Wainwright III wrote a wonderful song called Unhappy Anniversary which appeared on his rather under-rated More Love Songs album (was it really from 1986?) Well 10 February marked 14 years of HFM Radio being on air and therefore the Quiet Revolution has amazingly been running for the same amount of time. In case you were wondering, 14 years of the show is far from an unhappy anniversary, but it seemed an appropriate-ish song connection, and to be honest it’s always good to have an excuse to shine some light on the music of Loudon Wainwright!

So it would seem I can add the term long-running when referring to the show. Hmm, I’m not sure I was expecting to be able to do that but it’s lovely all the same. I do want to do a modest amount of reminiscing, to borrow the title of a vintage Little River Band song, so I hope you will forgive my indulgence.

I always remember the first song I played on the show. It didn’t take me a great deal of time to decide. The song chose itself really. It was Steve Earle’s The Revolution Starts Now! He was also an artist who offered a helpful nod to the americana that would be one of the central features of the show. Steve’s music circa I ‘Ain’t Ever Satisfied and Copperhead Road were also instrumental to my finding my way into alt-country and americana out of the perhaps unlikely genre of ‘new country’.

Live sessions in the studio have been a key element of the show and hopefully will be again in the future when we emerge blinking into the light from the covid-19 pandemic. I’m not going to try and list everyone who has joined me to play some songs and have a chat however Paul McClure, Dan Whitehouse, Peter James Millson and Kenneth J Nash in particular have been fairly regular contributors to the Quiet Revolution. Lots of live sessions are available on my MixCloud account along with a considerable archive of shows so if you fancy exploring, erm, my back pages (sorry, couldn’t resist a Dylan song title) you can do that by clicking on the Listen Again page.

It’s been a total pleasure to have been able to bring you the show over the last 14 years. I suspect you may have guessed but I’m a massive music fan who is lucky enough to have been given the airtime to introduce you to artists and bands I really like and hoping you’ll enjoy them to. It’s similar perhaps to inviting your friends round to play some records or putting together a mixtape or possibly the modern day equivalent, a playlist. The difference is that you have a man with a beard as your guide talking between the songs and segues offering lots of information about the artists I’ve played. If after listening to a show you end up buying an album or three, going to a gig or even deciding to put on gigs as one long-standing Quiet Revolution regular has done that makes me very happy.

So to conclude, thank you to all the artists and bands who’ve released such fine music since I started the show. There wouldn’t be a show without you. A big thank if you’ve listened to the show, whether since it began or some other point along the way. It makes such a difference for those who listen and get what I’m doing with the show. Finally, please do get in touch with your thoughts about the show. You can post a comment here underneath this blog or if you’re on the Twittersphere I’d be glad to hear from you @awquietrevhfm is my Twitter handle or simply follow the links from any of the pages on my website.

Here’s to the next 14 years. Vive la revolution…

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The Quiet Revolution back on HFM Radio from 16 February

I’m delighted to update you with news that the show will be back on air from 9-11pm on HFM Radio starting Tuesday 16 February and thereafter fortnightly.

For the time being the show will be recorded but hopefully the live edition will resume as we move further into 2021.

Hope you can join me and please spread the word.

As always I’ll upload the show post-broadcast to my MixCloud account if you would like to listen again.

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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 

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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….

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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 

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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

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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 

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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 

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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
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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 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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