Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bevan - Standing Stones EP (2012 UK) - Free Group Promotion

 A good independent work :)
Crimson King

The debut Bevan EP, Standing Stones, is out now! It’s three songs long and has been awaiting release in some form or another for quite the while now, so it feels good to cast it out into the World.
You can pay what you like for it, whether that be nothing at all or a handsome million, anything you can give is much appreciated.
There will be an accompanying video released in the next few days too, which is exciting.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Roland Becker - Immrama (France 2010) @320


The latest album by Breton sax and bombarde player Roland Becker is his magnum opus for sure.
Becker plays on a huge variety of instruments (bombardes, oboes, flutes and many many more) He is
backed by an ensemble on bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy and various drums.
The album is about Immrama that "for over thousand year described navigation of Celtic heroes to
other worlds"

01. Yoff
02. Tachenn Glas
03. Kerguzengor
04. Ti En Tis
05. Locqultas
06. Malsaha
07. Ouarioua
08. Er Yoc'H
09. Cromenah
10. Bortifaouen
11. Mané Guen

Thursday, November 15, 2012

RUNRIG TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF ROCK (Scotland) [Free Promotion]


Celtic super-group Runrig have finally announced plans for their 40th Anniversary celebrations next summer. The main event will take the form of a weekend party at the Black Isle Showground, Muir of Ord, near Inverness.
The ‘Party on the Moor’ festivities will be celebrated by a massive outdoor concert on Saturday August 10. Fans wanting to stay the weekend can also arrive on Friday August 9, with a ceilidh in the Grand Barn and the Black Isle Showground will become a campsite and concert venue for the weekend.
On Saturday August 10, the six-piece will perform to thousands of fans with camping also available for the Saturday night. Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday (November 16) at 9am.

One of the band’s founding members Rory MacDonald, said it was important for the band to celebrate the significant milestone ‘at home’. He said:
“We are a Scottish band that is very proud of our Highlands and Islands roots. We wanted to share this significant milestone with our fans on home turf. They have shown fantastic support for us for an incredible four decades.
“This is an amazing anniversary to have reached. Little did we think as young lads back in 1973 that we would still be showcasing Gaelic, folk and rock music right into the new millennium and beyond.
“We want to thank our loyal fans who have been with us from the beginning with one of our biggest events, as well as hopefully welcoming a new generation of fans who are discovering our music.”

In recent years, Runrig has enjoyed phenomenal global success playing to tens of thousands of fans in countries such as Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Canada, as well as retaining a loyal fan base in Scotland and throughout the UK.
Two of the original members of the ‘Loch Lomond’ hit makers are still in the band – bass guitarist and singer Rory MacDonald and his brother percussionist Calum MacDonald, along with Skye guitarist Malcolm Jones, who joined five years later. Drummer Iain Bayne, from St Andrews, joined in 1980 with lead vocalist Nova Scotian, Bruce Guthro joining in 1998 and keyboard player Brian Hurren from Falkirk joining in 2001.
The band has released over 20 albums and almost 30 singles with its Gaelic song ‘An Ubhal as Àirde’ reaching number 18 in the UK charts in 1995 – the first Gaelic song to enter the UK top 20.

Lead vocalist Brian Guthro added:
“This is going to be a fantastic weekend and we look forward to celebrating 40 years of folk rock with our fans.”

The ticket prices start at £45 for the Saturday concert, or from £69 for those fans wishing to take advantage of the weekend package. There are also travel packages for fans travelling from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Perth and other Scottish towns and cities. The campsite will be open from 12pm on Friday August 9 until 12pm on Sunday August 11.
Ticket, Travel & Camping Packages go on sale on Friday November 16 at 9am at or on 0844 888 9991.
Hotel accommodation & ticket packages are also available from or by calling 0871 221 3344.

Concert and camping tickets will also be available to buy in-person at:

Inverness: Caffreys Menswear
Aberdeen: One Up Records

Dundee: Groucho's

Elgin: Sound and Vision

Edinburgh: Tickets Scotland , Rose St

Glasgow: Tickets Scotland , Argyle St (under Central Bridge)
Glasgow: SECC Box Office

Kirkcaldy: Manifesto

Perth: Concorde Music 

Stirling: Europa

For more information, contact:
Micky Gavin, Indigo, 0131 554 1230,

Jeffrey Philip Nelson - Christmas Please! (USA 2012) [Free Promotion]

"I love that you run such a great folk blog. I am a Los Angeles musician and recently released a christmas album that I am giving away for free for people who love old christmas music done with an acoustic guitar. I would be so appreciative if you would consider posting the album to your blog to share with all who don't have money to buy new christmas music. Because I am giving it away I am not going through the normal avenues of paying for marketing. It is the season for giving, thanks for considering. This link will download it directly to any user for free courtesy of dropbox ( )  or you can go directly to my website to download for free"

Jeffrey Philip Nelson

Please, leave a comment about this good work (IMMO).
Thank you for your Christmas gift, Jeffrey.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Blowzabella - Dance (2010 ENG) @320

Dissolved due to touring pressures since 1990 save for the occasional concert, Blowzabella came together in 2003 for a reunion. Emboldened by their success and bolstered by new material, they stayed together and continued touring. In 2007, Blowzabella released their first album in over a decade and followed it up this year with the appropriately-titled Dance. A good thing for fans, too, because Dance is such a fun time, it’s hard to believe the band was on a hiatus for so long. Blowzabella’s latest contribution to the updated sounds of traditional Irish and English dance music reaffirms the band’s decision to re-form and record anew.

01 - Jan Mijne Man - Go Mauve.mp3
02 - Molton - Sur La Rance.mp3
03 - The Bay Tree - Molinara.mp3
04 - Penda's Fen - The White Rose - Epic Branle.mp3
05 - The Rose of Raby.mp3
06 - Man In The Brown Hat - Spring Dance.mp3
07 - Derriere les Carreaux - Mominette.mp3
08 - In Continental Mood - The Old Queen - Flatworld.mp3
09 - Horizonto.mp3
10 - Il n'est plus temps - Famous Wolf.mp3
11 - The New Hornpipes.mp3
12 - The A Minor Mazurka - Motorway Mazurka.mp3
13 - Blowzabella-Shave The Monkey-Boys of the Mill.mp3

Andy CUTTING: accordion diatonic
Paul JAMES: Bagpipe, Saxophone
Gregory JOLIVET: Hurdy-Gurdy
Dave SHEPHERD: Violin
Jo FREYA: Saxophone tenor
Jon SWAYNE: Saxophone

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