Category: Folk

  • Benedicte Maurseth: H​á​rr

    Benedicte Maurseth: H​á​rr

    A folk singer, musician, author and composer from the Hardanger district in south-western Norway, Benedicte Maurseth is a leading exponent of the Hardanger solo fiddle tradition. Having studied the instrument with master musician Knut Hamre for the past thirty years – a continuing process –…

  • Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan

    Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan

    Relatively unknown in the West hitherto, Ichiko Aoba is a folk singer-songwriter from Japan who has been active on the music scene for the last ten years. Blending a personal dreamscape with minimalist classical guitar accompaniment, the singer has released six solo albums to date.…

  • Sessa: Estrela Acesa

    Sessa: Estrela Acesa

    Born in São Paulo, Sergio Sayeg aka Sessa is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who co-founded psych-rock band Garotas Suecas in his late teens. He also spent time in New-York to play bass in various rock bands and work in an East Village record shop. During this…

  • Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince

    Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince

    Grace far beyond my graspThe rest is silenceArooj Aftab – Last Night Based in the United States since 2005, Arooj Aftab is a singer, composer, producer and audio engineer. Singing in Urdu, Arooj Aftab’s music is informed by Hindustani classical music and in particular the…

  • Alabaster dePlume: To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1

    Alabaster dePlume: To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1

    Alabaster dePlume is the enchanting moniker of Angus Fairbairn, a performance poet, activist, composer and saxophone player originally from Manchester who moved to London in the mid-2010s to join a residency at the Total Refreshment Centre. The London’s South Bank studio and music venue has…

  • In The Echo: Field Recordings from Earlsfort Terrace

    In The Echo: Field Recordings from Earlsfort Terrace

    A drummer (with Lisa Hannigan and Villagers), producer and electronic musician (with I Am The Cosmos and The Din), Ross Turner was also artist in residence at Dublin’s National Concert Hall between 2014 and 2016. During that time, the musician curated a series of collaborations…

  • Altin Gün: Gece / Yol

    Altin Gün: Gece / Yol

    Formed in 2016, based in Amsterdam and comprised of Ben Rider on guitars, Jasper Verhulst on electric bass, Daniel Smienk on drums and Gino Groenveld on percussions, Altin Gün is a Dutch/Turkish folk-rock band fronted by two vocalists (and keyboard players), namely Merve Daşdemir and…

  • Nahawa Doumbia: Kanawa

    Nahawa Doumbia: Kanawa

    With a professional career spanning over 40 years, singer Nahawa Doumbia is one of the prominent performers of the south Malian Wassoulou style of music. A passionate advocate for peace, justice and women’s rights in her own country, the singer has also long been the…