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Locust Honey String Band’s Never Let Me Cross Your Mind

What?! Another string band? Yes, and to my ears this one rises above most of its peers. Here’s the short version: Fourteen songs in the old-time Appalachian tradition, sung in two- and three-part harmony by young women who also write … Continue reading

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Celtic Colours Wycocomagh Gathering

It was billed as “Cape Breton meets Denmark via Boston,” and it was all that and more as the two Celtic Colours 2013 Artists in Residence hosted a fiddling extravaganza Sunday night in Wycocomagh on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. … Continue reading

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Celtic Colours — Tee and Tunes, Acadian Celtic Crossroads

Tee and Tunes Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist John Doyle brought the capacity crowd to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation at the conclusion of a stunning set of reels, the climax of an evening of traditional and contemporary … Continue reading

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Cesaria Évora’s Mae Carinhosa

Cesaria Évora died in 2011 at the age of 70, having spent most of her life singing. This posthumous release gathers a baker’s dozen tracks she recorded over her career but which never ended up on any of her 11 … Continue reading

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Kaivama’s Kaivama

Get yer polska on! Or yer polka, or yer schottisch, or if that doesn’t tickle yer fancy, try yer waltz. Or get it all on, with this swell new recording by the Finnish-American band Kaivama. Kaivama, which is fiddler Sara … Continue reading

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Haugaard & Høirup’s Duo for Violin & Guitar

Two highly regarded Danish folk musicians, violinist Harald Haugaard and guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup, teamed up to produce this immensely enjoyable record. The 13 tracks cover a variety of traditional and contemporary Danish folk styles: waltzes, reels, polkas and other … Continue reading

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