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The Corner House Set - Irish Music At It's Best

The Corner House Set - Irish Music At It's Best

The Corner House Set celebrates traditional Irish music at its best. Virtuosos Aidan Coffey, Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn and Colm Murphy combine accordion, fiddle, bouzouki and bodhrán to deliver a rip-roaring album inspired and named after one of Cork City’s nest public houses.

Posted Nov 9th, 2016
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Brexit Blues - Celebrating Cultural Diversity Across Europe

Brexit Blues - Celebrating Cultural Diversity Across Europe

Brexit Blues offers a light-hearted yet poignant collection of folk, roots and blues music from across Europe, lamenting a decision that confounds those of us who openly welcome our neighbours and celebrate cultural diversity.

Posted Nov 9th, 2016
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Söndörgo: Live Wires

Söndörgo: Live Wires

Söndörgő dazzle audiences around the globe with their unstoppable tamburitza music. This rip-roaring travelogue of audio postcards is captured in crystalline clarity; turn up the dial and play it loud!

Posted Oct 28th, 2016
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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones' New Album: Joint Control

John Renbourn & Wizz Jones' New Album: Joint Control

Recorded shortly before John Renbourn’s death in March 2015, this landmark album brings together two of the most important and influential acoustic guitarists of our era. Great friends for over 50 years and regular playing partners for the last two years of John’s life, their mutual respect and musical understanding shines through these historic recordings.

Posted Sep 12th, 2016
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Cuban Rare Groove

Cuban Rare Groove

This lovingly curated crate-digging Rough Guide unearths unknown Cuban rare grooves from across the diaspora and beyond.

Posted Aug 30th, 2016
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New Vinyl Release:The Rough Guide To Brazilian Jazz

New Vinyl Release:The Rough Guide To Brazilian Jazz

This cutting edge Rough Guide digs deep into today's dynamic, shape-shifting Brazilian jazz scene – leaving 'The Girl From Ipanema' lounging in the shade.

Posted Aug 4th, 2016
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New Vinyl Release: Monoswezi Yanga

New Vinyl Release: Monoswezi Yanga

Monoswezi weave traditional African songs and instruments with cool Scandinavian jazz. Zimbabwean mbira and vocals are enriched with Mozambican percussion and embellished with Nordic sax and sympathetic rhythm section.

Posted Aug 4th, 2016
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New Album: Ethiopian Jazz

New Album: Ethiopian Jazz

Swinging Addis is thriving once again, with the distinctive ancient-sounding tones of Ethiopia blending with modern jazz interpretations to create a totally unmistakable fusion. From the legendary innovators Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekuria to today’s new generation of artists, this Rough Guide celebrates this burgeoning and most captivating of musical scenes.

Posted Aug 3rd, 2016
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The Rough Guide to New Orleans

New City Music, Chicago: 'a great showcase of the funky sounds currently made in Crescent City'.

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa

The Guardian, UK, 3*** stars: 'A classy compilation'.

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: Greekadelia

Guardian, UK 4****stars: 'A highly original, compelling set'.

Sambasunda Quintet: Java

Froots, UK: '... a superb album of an under-represented music ... and comes highly recommended'.