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    Kate Pierson, "Guitars and Microphones" (Lazy Meadow Music)- The first solo album from B-52s stalwart Kate  Pierson may only clock in at just...

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    It's no picnic eating outdoors

    If the Met Office have got it right, by the time this hits the newsagent's shelf you will be reaching for the factor 50 and looking at brochures for air...

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    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, "The Travelling Kind" (Nonesuch Records)- Emmylou and Rodney have been musical soulmates since the mid-seventie...

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    Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, "Django and Jimmie" (Sony Music)- Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard  first worked together on the best-selling...

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    Robyn Stapleton, "Fickle Fortune" (Laverock Records)- This beguiling vehicle for the vocal talents of award winning young Scottish folkie Robyn...

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    Thea Gilmore, "Ghosts & Graffitti" (Fulfill Records)- This memorable celebration of Thea Gillmore's career to date draws on a captivating blend of...

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    Spin Doctors, "Songs From The Road" (Ruf 1212)- The latest audio-visual package  in Ruf's excellent "Songs From The Road" series...

  • Will children's futures be secure?

    Whatever the outcomes of next Thursday, will our children's future be any more secure, fairer and happier as a result?There is no doubt this general election is...

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    Don McLean,"Live in Manchester" (Wienerworld WNRCDV 5076)- This engaging throwback to the golden age of the singer-songwriter  was recorded at...

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    Paul Brady, "The Vicar St.Sessions, Vol.1" (Proper Records)-Highly regarded Irish singer-songwriter Paul  Brady has been regaling  audiences...

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    Josh Rouse, "The Embers of Time" (Yep Roc Records)- Gifted American expatriate Josh  Rouse is still concocting  sublimely beguiling albums...

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     Alison Moorer, "Down To Believing" (Proper Records)- The twin themes of family and relationships dominate  this painfully candid follow-up...

  • An unacceptable breach of trust

    For anyone who has a pension, the news that their personal details could have been sold will be alarming. As breaches of trust go, it is both exceptional and...

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    Echo & The Bunnymen, "Do It Clean - An Anthology 1979-1987" (Union Square Music)- This enjoyable 2 CD set brings together the cream of the...

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    Whitehorse, "Leave No Bridge Unburned" ( Six Shooter Records)- The gifted husband and wife duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland may hail from...