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From record shop pilgrimages to transatlantic discovery – talking The Decemberists with Colin Meloy

This weekend, The Decemberists leave Portland, Oregon for their latest UK and mainland European tour. But don’t expect them to have worked on the set these last couple of weeks. As vocalist/guitarist and occasional children’s author Colin Meloy explained, “We’ve been … Continue reading

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker – Preston, The Continental

“The fun’s over. Strap yourself in, it’s gonna be a miserable ride”. After upbeat sets from opening acts Tom Hyatt and Sweeney Astray, Josienne Clarke suggested a change of mood was on the cards at this happening River Ribble watering … Continue reading

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Into the mythic with the Trembling Bells – the Alex Neilson interview

Alex Neilson was near the Scottish border when I reached him, between live dates in Tyneside and Edinburgh with the Alasdair Roberts Trio. Caledonian folk artist Alasdair’s combo – completed by Stevie Jones on bass and keys – were back … Continue reading

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