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Songs of Separation nominated for two Folk Awards

  • February 9, 2017

Songs of Separation

Congratulations to Songs of Separation, who it’s just been announced, have been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Best Album and Best Traditional Track for Echo Mocks The Corncrake. In the best album category, they’re up againt Jarlath Henderson for Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, Jim Moray for Upcetera, Martin Green for Flit and Shirley Collins for Lodestar whilst the best tradional track category sees them facing off against Jarlath Henderson for Courting Is a Pleasure, Daoirí Farrell for Van Diemen’s Land and Julie Murphy for Willie Taylor.
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Songs of Separation Nominated for the Scots Trad Album of the Year 2016

  • November 2, 2016

Songs of SeparationUPDATE 2 NOV: More congratulations are due as it’s been announced that the Songs of Separation album has now made the shortlist for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Album of the Year.

Congratulations to Songs of Separation who have been nominated in this years MG ALBA Scots Trad Album of the Year.

The awards are now open to a public vote with the winners set to be announced at a glistening ceremony held at the Caird Hall, Dundee, on Saturday 3rd December.


The Scots Trad Music Awards is an annual event that takes place every December. Held at different venues around the country, the aim of these Awards is to highlight Scotland’s wonderful traditional music in all its forms and to create a high profile opportunity which will bring the music and music industry into the spotlight of media & public attention.

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Watch: Georgia Ruth – Fossil Scale

  • September 8, 2016

Georgia Ruth - Fossil ScaleWatch the new video from Georgia Ruth for Fossil Scale, the title track and first single from Georgia’s upcoming album released on the 7th October.

Fossil Scale was written in Caernarfon, a town in North Wales defined by its space and tranquil landscape that Georgia, at the time, called home. The ancient surroundings of the town, its body of water and the neighbouring Snowdonia mountains, came to exert as strong a bearing on Fossil Scale as the hours of Beck, Radiohead and Bowie albums that tracked this writing period. Though it wasn’t until Georgia stumbled upon a news article about a mysterious ‘mutant-fish’ with reptilian head & fossilised scales discovered by Russian fishermen, that she began to quantify her own life in relation to her immutable surroundings. This fish became something of a representation of those constants, as Georgia began to explore the detachment from them that modern life had brought about.

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Watch: Heidi Talbot – The Year That I Was Born

  • September 7, 2016

Heidi Talbot - Here We Go 1, 2, 3Heidi Talbot’s new single The Year That I Was Born is the first single to be released from her upcoming album ‘Here We Go 1, 2, 3’ which is released on the 23rd October. The single is a gorgeous country-pop meditation reflecting on birth and was co-written with Louis Abbott of Scotland’s Admiral Fallow.

Here We Go, 1, 2, 3 explores the tricks and traits of time – the way it passes, rushes, falls back on itself. The way it stops. “The album was written over a couple of years,” Talbot says. “I stopped touring, stopped recording, took some time after having another baby, and sorted everything out in my head a little bit.”

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New Release: Heidi Talbot – Here We Go 1, 2, 3

  • July 5, 2016

Heidi Talbot - Here We Go 1, 2, 3Heidi Talbot's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles – from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer / songwriter, who now resides in Scotland with her musical partner and husband John McCusker, is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine.

"The title, Here We Go, 1, 2, 3, takes that idea of jumping, whether it's into new musical territories, new bands, a new studio, new label, new family – new everything, really," says Talbot, the recipient of 2008's Indie Acoustic award and multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations. "It's about taking a chance. I've written eight out of the 10 songs on this album in some context, whether it's the lyrics or the music – that's the most I've ever contributed. And it's quite personal. A lot has happened since my last album. We've built a recording studio, and started a label, and I've got a different band. I've had a second daughter. I've lost my mum. So, it feels like – okay, get ready to jump..." Also: we all need someone to catch us.

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