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We are at Armandaleg Music are very grateful for the wonderful support and encouragement we have received from fans of acoustic music, venues, festival organisers and promoters. But chiefly, it's the response from the musicians themselves that makes it all the more worthwhile. So have a listen to some of their music featured below. Check out the LISTEN IN section further down for more music, and please have a look at the artists' own websites for more details.
O'Hooley & Tidow - Beryl
Shadows (2016) has earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination. This video by John Bailey uses a live recording he made at Evesham Arts Centre. Hear more at ohooleyandtidow.com
Patsy Reid - Thugainn
Since laving Breabach, Patsy Reid has become the most in-demand fiddle player in the UK. She has worked with some of the finest musicians in the world, as well releasing her own highy-acclaimed albums. New work is on its way, we hear. For more details visit www.patsyreid.com/bio
Emi McDade - Illusions
Since starting her musical career in 2013, Emi McDade has found herself supporting some of the most innovative musicians on the live circuit, as well as gaining national airplay. Hear more at www.emimcdade.com
Mike Weaver - Gather I Must
Mike Weaver is a singer-songwriter from Worcestershire who performs his own original songs by night, while working as a writer and designer by day. He is also the creator of this website! See www.mikeweavermusic.com
Hickman & Quinn - Georgia Brown
We just love this - James Hickman and Chris Quinn are masters of the
acoustic guitar, and this is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. This was recorded live at The Dukes in the Welsh border town of Presteigne. Discover more at www.chrisquinnmusic.co.uk
Steve Ashley - Say Goodbye
Steve Ashley is one of England's finest singer-songwriters, whose latest album Another Day was released in January 2017. Here is Steve with
Al Fenn, performing one of his loveliest compositions Say Goodbye.
Discover more at www.steveashley.co.uk
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin cross many musical boundaries. Here are the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 'Best Duo' winners for 2014 with a haunting rendition of James Taylor's You Can Close Your Eyes, live at Chapel Arts in Bath. For more visit philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk
Lisbee Stainton - Sidekick
We think Lisbee Stainton is one for the future - so you can watch her now and judge for yourself. Here she performs her single Sidekick in Cologne, where she supported Seth Lakeman lisbeestainton.com/
Dom Duff - Chench Amzer
Dom Duff is an innovative singer-songwriter from Brittany, who tours the UK most years. One of the finest exponents of Celtic 'power folk', Dom writes and performs in his native Breton language. www.domduff.com/
Colin Pitts - The Old Asum Road
Colin Pitts' new album 'Where The River Bends' (June 2016) is his first for five years. Much of Colin's writing has been inspired by the Vale of Evesham, and here he is performing his own composition from the new CD. For more about Colin and his music, visit www.colinpitts.co.uk
Ez Stone - Old Man Soul
Ez Stone released his debut EP Moroccan Whiskey in November 2013. Since then his intricate guitar work and story-telling ability have been attracting lots of attention for the 25 year-old from Brighton.
Sarah McQuaid - In Derby Cathedral
Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary.” Have a listen to this lovely song: for more see www.sarahmcquaid.com
Tir na Nog - Our Love Will Not Decay
Tir na nOg have kindly granted permission for Armandaleg Music to feature their classic song Our Love Will Not Decay here: for the story of how it first came to our ears, please see our blog page and read the 'El Pea' post. For latest information visit www.tirnanog-progfolk.com
Craig & Willoughby - Malahide Moon
Here's a great song from Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby's album
Real World. Both accomplished musicians in their own right, the chemistry they have as a duo is just great. See our archive section for more details or visit www.craigandwilloughby.com
Ian Roland - Songbird
Ian Roland is a singer-songwriter from Brighton with a laid-back easy Americana style. An exponent of 12 string guitar and mandolin, this track is taken from his 2013 Helicopter EP.
John Budworth - Dusty Roads
John Budworth is a singer-songwriter from Leigh, Lancashire, whose EP Trees Turn To Fire was released in May 2014. This track is a simple love song inspired by John reading about the English Civil War.
For more information visit www.jonbudworth.co.uk
Ange Hardy - Mother Willow Tree
"This is a song about the heart behind your actions. If your heart is impure, or your ego is making the decisions, things may not turn out as expected." From Ange Hardy's brilliant second album Bare Foot Folk
For more information, go to www.angehardy.com
Maggie Duffy - Three Times Three
A lovely track from Maggie's album Nine Turns of The Moon. Her own composition, it tells the story of John Babbacombe Lee and features Phil Beer on mandolin, with Mike Weed (Maggie's regular musical partner) on bass. For more information go to www.maggieandmike.co.uk