River of sound in rising London band Mishaped Pearls' filmic new album. A river runs through 'Thamesis' and no prizes for guessing it is Old Father Thames, which is also the song that opens this 10-track CD. Produced by hot property Gerry Diver (Lisa Knap
(Mishaped Pearls/Proper) Sometimes an album is worth checking out simply because of its producer. Gerry Diver has produced and performed on some of the most intriguing folk albums of the past year, including recordings by Lisa Knapp and O'Hooley & Ti
Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have taken what, in the era of TV talent shows and Internet stars (they were once YouTube sensations themselves), has become a rare path to major-label success.
Bella is one of the finest young folk acts around, singing unaccompanied ballads, or entwining her hypnotic voice with her own fiddle accompaniment to breathtaking effect. Three times nominated in the BBC Folk Awards, she has a voice marked as '...mesmeri