Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop – Love Letter for Fire

  If Beam and Hoop sounds like a gymnastics event, it is the songwriting that stretches and flexes on this fluid performance. Fans of both should be thrilled. Advertisements

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Afro-Celt Sound System – The Source

There are few bands whose names are as appropriate as Afro Celt Sound System. It feels a bit tacky to do so, but you could describe them crudely as ‘Riverdance on safari’, so well do they blend the Celtic and … Continue reading

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Nick Page Experiences the Dark Night of the Shed

When I had a monthly review slot on BBC Oxford’s Sunday Breakfast, Nick Page was the man to come in and round the show off, because his combined wit and wisdom had huge appeal. There is plenty of both here … Continue reading

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Songs of Separation

“Songs of Separation” isn’t really about separation, admits  project creator Jenny Hill in the liner notes to this feast of female folk artists, explaining that it really looks across borders “to remind us that we’re all so much more connected … Continue reading

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Philip Yancey on Prayer

In the business world, inventors can make a fortune by giving shape to simple ideas that affect nearly everyone, such as the tetra-pak milk carton and cats’ eyes in the road. The millions-selling author Philip Yancey does a similar thing … Continue reading

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