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These are the latest Folk reviews on BBC Music

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Devendra Banhart - Mala

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000

A sense of love and lightness lingers after this eighth album has run its course.

Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Bragg conveys truths about his home country like few other songwriters can.

Jackie Oates - Lullabies

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000

An intriguing and committed new set, but one of niche appeal.

Anaïs Mitchell - Child Ballads

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

A beautiful updating of traditional British folk music.

Various Artists - Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

A refreshingly varied voyage, with Tom Waits, Beth Orton and Patti Smith amongst the crew.

Faustus - Broken Down Gentlemen

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Traditional folk arrangements redrawn in a refreshingly sophisticated style.

Éamonn Coyne - Storymap

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

With playing so deft and fluid, it’s a pleasure to have these two as guides.

Southern Tenant Folk Union - Hello Cold Goodbye Sun

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Folk collective reaps quirky rewards from genre-crossing.

The Black Twig Pickers - Rough Carpenters

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Disciples of tradition return with their best offering yet.

Heidi Talbot - Angels Without Wings

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000

A fifth solo album somewhat unbalanced by inappropriate guest turns.

Richard Thompson - Electric

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000

British folk ambassador returns with a fully charged electric set.

The Pictish Trail - Secret Soundz, Volume 2

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000

A spirited album converting life’s sadder aspects into music graced with humour and joy.

Serafina Steer - The Moths Are Real

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000

An artist harder to define, and more brilliant, than you might imagine.

Willy Mason - Carry On

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Mason’s third album finds him exploring fresh sonic dimensions.

Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament - The Violence

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000

A concept album about the 17th century witch trials of Essex? Yes please.

Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou - La Ferme de Fontenaille

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000

Artful simplicity from the couple in the cottage next door.

Kate Rusby - 20

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100

A Rusby album with a different hue… and none the worse for that.

Martha Tilston - Machines of Love and Grace

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100

Tilston eloquently explores the relationship between technology and the human condition.

Show of Hands - Wake the Union

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100

Those already under this band’s wingspan are sure to be richly rewarded.

Bellowhead - Broadside

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100

Album four from one of folk’s 21st century success stories.