English Folk (special edition + bonus CD)
World Music Network
UK Regno Unito
This new volume in the series Rough Guide is a vibrant celebration of the new golden age of English folk music represented by artists such as Bellowhead, Emily Portman, Ian King, Bob & Ron Copper, The Sweet Primroses, Chris Wood and many others. The CD is accompanied by another anthology dedicated to Coope, Boyes & Simpson. Since their first appearance in 1993, Coope Boyes and Simpson with their distinctive a cappella and their intense lyrics have given new life and new perspectives to the English folk music. In 2011, were nominated for Best Group and Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010 for their album "As If ...".
Forged with the knowledge of many roots, a new generation of artists from Bellowhead to Eliza Carthy has taken English folk by the scruff of the neck. This Rough Guide is a vibrant celebration of this new golden age of English folk music.
'an introduction to the resurgent English folk scene' The Sunday Times
'a largely rewarding set' 3*** stars, Limelight (Australia)