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TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUCY SPRAGGAN

interview by Michael McCarthy Lucy Spraggan hails from the UK and she’s one of the most talented songwriters I’ve ever come to know. In all honesty, her lyrics are brilliant and I can’t think of another artist whose lyrics I like more. She’s truly gifted in that department, her songs often telling stories...
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BOSTON BOUND: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALFIE OF HUDSON TAYLOR

interview by Michael McCarthy I first encountered the music of Ireland’s hugely popular duo Hudson Taylor when I caught them opening for Gabrielle Aplin a year ago this month. I’d been a big fan of Gabrielle’s for roughly a half dozen years and was so excited to finally see her live. So much...
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ALWAYS A PLEASURE: OUR 4TH INTERVIEW WITH DOE PAORO

interview by Michael McCarthy Between the intros for our previous three interviews and the live show and album reviews I’ve done covering Doe Paoro and her wonderful music, I feel like I’ve written everything I could possibly say about her already. However, for those of you who are unfamiliar with her and her...
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DIGGING DEEP: AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION WITH SARAH MCQUAID

Interview by Michael McCarthy Photos of Sarah by Phil Nicholls (www.philnicholls.co.uk) Sarah McQuaid is fast becoming a legendary folk artist in England, although her career began in Ireland. She released her first album, When Two Lovers Meet, in 1997 and has been going strong ever since. Her new album, If We Dig Any...
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IRELAND ON THE LINE: AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY HUDSON TAYLOR

interview by Michael McCarthy Hudson Taylor, the duo comprised of Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, is not easy to pin down. As I said in the first question below, I hear so many genres all at once when I hear their upbeat songs. Folk, Americana, Country, Pop – it’s all in there. The...
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#songoftheday = FREEDOM FRY – “CLASSIC”


International duo Freedom Fry's "Classic" is one of those wonderful, feel-good songs that just about anyone can fall in love with.  I understand they consider themselves alt-folk, but to me, they sound like pop that just so happens to have folk elements.  Very impressive pop, though.  The...
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