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Friday, 13 October 2017

Island Folk

The Red Cross charity shop in Dingwall had a pretty meagre collection of CD's on display mainly Uncut and Mojo compilations
Given that I am trying to be more discerning primarily for space reasons (finance comes into it as well but not in this case as they were only 50p) I decided to ration myself to one.
And I think I got a cracker.From May 2009 as part of Island Records 50th Anniversary celebrations they gave us Island Folk - an acoustic-led celebration.
It includes such luminaries as Sandy Denny, The Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Nirvana (no, not THAT one).
There is even some Jethro Tull thrown in to keep George happy.
However I have gone for two of Folk's most famous husband and wife combinations for your listening pleasure today.

John and Beverley Martyn - Primrose Hill

Richard and Linda Thompson - The End of the Rainbow


  1. There's not enough Jethro Tull on these pages! Great R&LT track from one of the ten best albums ever made

  2. I never enjoyed John and Beverly Martyn's albums, although I bought almost every solo album that John released. Richard & Linda Thompson were a different matter. They made great music together.

  3. I get it in the neck from Mrs S about John Martyn from time to time. She's a huge fan, but, for some reason, I've never really taken to his music - I can't explain it. Richard & Linda, on the other hand, I could listen to all day. This sounds like a good little comp.

    1. I left a John Martyn concert after 5 songs (this was 35 years ago). I don;t think I've knowingly listened to any of his music since

  4. Wary of adding to negative vibes but I too have never felt any warmth toward JM. A contest between him and Richard Thompson would be stopped in Round One

  5. Must just say that is one beautiful Highland cow!