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Peggy Seeger: Everything Changes review a revelation

Folk legend Seeger returns to form, her limber vocals and experimental approach enhancing some of the year's best songsThis album is a revelation. Throughout her lengthy career, Peggy Seeger has proved that she is a thoughtful songwriter with an easygoing

Peggy Seeger: Everything Changes review a revelation

Folk legend Seeger returns to form, her limber vocals and experimental approach enhancing some of the year's best songsThis album is a revelation. Throughout her lengthy career, Peggy Seeger has proved that she is a thoughtful songwriter with an easygoing

In Flanders Fields review a powerful commemoration of the first world war

It will be hard for other centenary events to match this original blend of readings and music

Chopcy Kontra Basia: Oj Tak! review experimental folk-jazz from Poland

(World Music Network)Based in the ancient and fashionably arty city of Krakow, this intriguing new Polish band match tradition with experiment. Chopcy Kontra Basia translates as "Boys Against Basia", and apparently reflects the musical tensions that come

Christophe Chassol: Indiamore review Indian-influenced jazz-funk workout

(Tricatel)Much admired by Gilles Peterson, who included him in an event he programmed for this year's Meltdown, Christophe Chassol is a French pianist who has the ability to both impress and frustrate. For his latest project he travelled to India, where h

Vena Portae: Vena Portae fine pop-folk from Emily Barker and co

(Humble Soul)Since moving to the UK from Australia, versatile singer-songwriter Emily Barker has written atmospheric themes for Wallander and The Shadow Line, and pioneered a thoughtful, melodic style that eases between Americana and pop-edged alt-folk. F

Various artists: Rough Guide to the Music of Palestine review

The timing is not deliberate, but it is certainly apposite.

Coope, Boyes & Simpson: In Flanders Fields review excellent collection of first world war songs

The centenary of the outbreak of the first world war has already been marked by two outstanding albums.

Moussu T e lei Jovents: Operette review good-time Marseilles band do music-hall

(Le Chant Du Monde)The finest good-time acoustic band in Marseilles go back to their roots. Moussu T and his friends started out influenced by Jamaican reggae, but then decided to reflect all the musical styles that washed into their port city, from blue

Womad 2014 review exceptional: classic energy and ebullience

From Sinéad O'Connor and Salif Keita, the Gloaming and 9Bach, to emotional reunions, supergroups and furry stovepipe hats: this was a vintage Womad.