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The Living Tradition Issue 82

Tom Bliss - Tom bids farewell to life on the road as a professional folk musician and gives a detailed insight into the economics of the folk scene from a musician's perspective. Sid Kipper - talks about his 25 years as a 'folk megostar' in a way that only Sid Kipper can. Mick Ryan - talks about Folk Opera as a way of reaching new audiences, developing performance skills and writing songs. 'Keep Music Local' - Jim Bainbridge and his views on the importance of local traditions and music making in a local context. Classic Album - Battlefield Band - Home is Where the Van Is - a classic album and a look at the influence of Battlefield Band on a generation of music makers. The English Concertina - Roger Edwards talks about the English Concertina, prompted by the release of 'English International'. Living Tradition Summer Schools - Pete Heywood describes the origins, ethos and development of Living Tradition's summer schools project. 2009 FESTIVALS LISTING - an essential guide to planning your 2009 Festival attendance. The Pipeline - News from the world of piping.

Plus... Session Index, Letters, Live Reviews and all the latest news and CD reviews from the World of Traditional Music.

Reviews - Issue Number 82

4 Square - 20:20 Manchester
Alistair Anderson - Islands
Chris Bennett - Historical & Political Ballads & Songs
Tom Bliss - The Whisper
Cairdeas - Autumn
Fil Campbell - Songbirds
Ceilidhography - Spots on the Sun
Jack Crawford - Pride of the Season
The Duplets - Tree of Strings
Bob Fox & Stu Luckley - Thirty Years On
Dave Goulder - The Golden Days of Steam
Len Graham - In Full Flight
Robbie Hannan - The Tempest
Boo Hewerdine - Toy Box No2
Phil Hulse - Unpredicted Storm
A.L. Lloyd - Ten Thousand Miles Away
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies - Northern Echoes Live on the Tyne
Bruce Macgregor - Sonas
Christine Martin - Session tunes for Scottish Cellists
Ronan Martin - Ronan Martin
John McCusker - Yella Hoose & Goodnight Ginger
Kirsty McGee - The Kansas Sessions
Tony McManus - The Makers Mark
Sarah McQuaid - I won't go home 'til morning
Tudor Morgan - Lle'r Pwll
Michael Morpurgo - On Angel Wings
John Offord - John of the Green - The Cheshire Way
The Old Dance School - Based on a True Story
Reeltime - Border Skies
Patsy Reid - Bridging the Gap
Harem Scarem - Storm in a Teacup
Pete Seeger - Pete Seeger at 89
Jane & Amanda Threlfall - Revisited
Various Artists - Rogha Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy
Various Artists - Now More Than Ever,Here More Than Anywhe
Various Artists - The Accidental Death of an Accordionist