I'll second that and add Pip Dylan "Aint a Classical Piece..." is a great album and HMS Ginafore. Saw all three do a gig together not long ago and they were very good.
Oh, and Fairport Convention, along with Sandy Denny, one of the finest singers this country has ever produced. Listen to 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' which Sandy wrote when she was fourteen. Then listen to your average X-Factor contestant.
Agree with you there Xipe
Am also a fan of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Saw Steeleye Span yonks ago but just didn't get them.
Toddles off to CG Towers archives to find "Liege and Lief" - what a brilliant (vinyl) album
Would invite you to walk awhile, cg, but it's the wrong album!
Great Lake Swimmers get my vote. Love Ongiara.
Jackson C. Frank.
Crikey - just read one thread on real ale and now one on Folk music - this place just become more weird by the day!!
Lots of good bands mentioned but no one seems to have mentioned the Levellers - love their agressive/political style.
Pulls on chunky knit jumper, picks up tankard, stick hand over left ear and oooooooowwwwwww I played the wild....!!!
The Decemberists and Mad Dog mc crea....
There's a couple more that are worth considering, Lisa Hannegan, who I'm listening to at this moment, and Inge Thomson, who tours with Karine Polwart. Inge is also in a band called Harum Scarum, and has worked with Will Oldham (Bonny Prince Billy) on a recent album. Her latest album, Shipwrecks & Static, is definitly not conventional folk, her voice is a bit like Heidi Talbot's, quite breathy and sweet, with all sorts of electronic stuff going on in the background along with Inga's flute and piano accordion. Quite indy, I guess. She's from Fairisle, off the Shetlands, and is just the loveliest lady to meet. Fotheringay 2, with Sandy Denny, which was originally recorded in 1970, didn't get resumed until 2007, then released in 2008. It's a lovely album, and really worth checking out.
Old Blind Dogs
God we're getting old arn't we?
and i guess Modest Mouse count as 'shouty' folk
Also Shona Kipling
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