Flaming June – The Women’s Battalion – Single Review

The English celtic-folk trio Flaming June release the single The Women’s Battalion on the 8th of October.

Flaming June

Flaming June

Today is taking on the appearance of a day in which I feature musicians who have lain dormant in recording music since 2015 this being the second in succession, though on this occasion unlike BC Camplight, Flaming June have not previously featured, which is a sadness and mystery all of itself as I do highly recommend immersing yourself in their beguiling ballads, which akin to The Women’s Battalion, are available on bandcamp.

The Women’s Battalion celebrates the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act in the UK which gave women over the age of thirty who were householders the right to vote and ninety years since the Equal Franchise Act 1928 which gave both sexes equal voting rights – but enough of the history, what about the music…

A lilting composition in which percussion and guitar shine spotlight on an evocative vocal while percussion affords a country dance tempo that invites the recumbent listener to become an active participant.

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tricolor – Across The Border – Video

The Japanese celtic-folk trio tricolor release the LP BIG BAND on the 16th of May.

tricolor

tricolor

This, their sixth album, once again attests to their influences drawn from Irish folk in particular and the first song to surface is the first of the eleven songs – Across The Border – which features six guest musicians, as if often their wont.

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Harmonica Creams – Thirtyy Ears – Video

The Japanese celtic-folk band Harmonica Creams release the LP Stereotype on the 28th of March.

Harmonica Creams

Harmonica Creams

The first song to surface is the second of the ten on the album – Thirtyy Ears – an instrumental number which showcases their always intriguing blend of celtic-folk with influences from both Southern-blues and the more local traditions to deliver music which is a superlative fusion and east and west.

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