Only Natural – CD Out Now On iTunes

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Only Natural is beautiful collection of soulful ballads, folk, country and roots music, all original songs by Alan Franks and sung by Patty Vetta. The title track sees Patty returning to her country influences, with stylish assistance from Steve Reynolds’s piano and Tony Harris’s steel guitar. Here too are several powerful narrative ballads in the English folk tradition. Perhaps the …

The Arms Of The Enemy

admin Charlotte Moore, Folk and Roots, Music

The Arms Of The Enemy is the third album by Alan and Patty. It is now available to buy on iTunes or to stream on Apple Music. Like the first two of their CDs, its tracks run through a broad range of styles. It opens with the poignantly sung period pop of Beautiful Music, with magnificent double-tracked vocals from Patty. …

Ladders of Daylight Now On iTunes

admin Folk and Roots, Ladders of Daylight, Music, Pop

Like Will, Ladders of Daylight , now available to purchase on iTunes, contains a broad range of styles, from the wartime nostalgia of Take Good Care of Your Memories and I Try To Fall In Love, through the blues-inflected I’d Rather Be Blind to the narrative ballad of We’re Going To Be Revealed. One of the most popular numbers was …

London Gallery Quire at National Portrait Gallery

admin Events, Literature and books, London Gallery Quire, Music, Plays, Thomas Hardy

The choir you see here will be singing tomorrow evening (December 18th) at the National Portrait Gallery. ¬† ¬†Founded in 1997 by its director Dr. Francis Roads, on the left of the picture, the London Gallery Quire gets its name from the style of its repertoire, which consists of the pre-Victorian English church music known as West Gallery. Mostly joyful, …