New Music – Kitty Stewart ‘Talula’

Following on from the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of two EP’s, Dorset based folk-fairy Kitty Stewart has delivered on the goods. Both albums are delightfully different from one another and yet still enjoy the core charm and heart that had donations flooding in from anyone who has encountered this…

Purbeck Folk Festival: We Can’t Folking Wait

On paper Purbeck Valley Folk Festival doesn’t necessarily seem like the kind of festival that would be a standout; in reality, however, it has become one that you couldn’t pay me to miss. The music line up doesn’t feature waves of my favourite artists, the family-friendly billing isn’t in keeping with my usual raucous festival…

F.A.F. Gig Review: Deadwall, Firewoodisland & Theo Altieri,

First impressions of the Buffalo bar did not give me the Celtic Viking vibes that Firewoodisland are known for. Next to Highbury and Islington tube, entering through an ominous door, down the stairs into the basement, the blood red walls aggressively baring down on you. There wasn’t much too soothing about these surroundings. Perhaps more…

F.A.F. – Firewoodisland

Have you ever listened to any Celtic Viking Music? No? Neither had we until we were introduced to Firewoodisland, atleast we don’t think we had. Drawing inspiration from Norway and Wales the sound created is definitely an original one. The focus of which and indeed the most interesting hook is the vocal harmonies, hauntingly draped across…