August 9th, 2006

badgers

When the hurdy-gurdy's done

There are few things as annoying as a boast disguised as a complaint (though praeteritio may come close), so I won't say that I've been to too many gigs recently (see?). It has created a bit of a backlog, though, so apologies in advance to regular readers for the coming batch of reviews.

The weekend before last was the Cambridge Folk Festival; I've never yet been to a bad Folk Festival, but this year we were particularly lucky with both the weather and the music. Collapse )

Recommended music:
Rachel Unthank and the Winterset [also see myspace]
The Broken Family Band [also see myspace]

Reviews of the festival:
addedentry reviews more concisely from his own perspective (by which I don't just mean being able to see over people's heads)
sion_a has some interesting thoughts on definitions of 'folk'
A more balanced review from the Independent, but hey, they get paid to do this properly