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C o n t e n t s Properganda

issue 25

jan/mar 2013



16 Richard Thompson

Still hungry after all these years, Richard is on blistering form and his new album ranks amongst his very best.

On The Cover

19 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds An album like no other Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds record before it, this quiet epic weaves its spells with stealth and subtlety.

23 Reveal Records

With a clutch of great new releases, Tom Rose guides us through some of what’s to come from Reveal this year.

28 Heidi Talbot


Set to launch her new CD at Celtic Connections, Heidi’s new found confidence as a song writer gets a boost from a stellar guest list.

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30 Topic Records

highlights and win big! see page 13

Topic Records is set to dynamically expand its online archive.

40 The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Once again open to the public and this year in Glasgow.




43 Celtic Connections

We pick a few highlights of Glasgow’s citywide music festival.

Also In This issue

07 Coming Your Way

Rab Noakes reissues. An Irregular anniversary.

09 Access All Areas Bellowhead live.

10 Short Cuts

Introducing Larkin Poe & Thom Hell, Red Lamb, Mama Rosin, Police Dog Hogan and Kate Dimbleby.

27 All photos provided by artists and labels


Chris Nickson is a music journalist and novelist. After growing up in Leeds he spent 30 years in the US before returning to England in 2005.

David Kidman

David, a music journalist for almost 20 years, has written for a wide range of national and regional publications. A lifelong music fan, he’s also a singer of traditional and contemporary folk songs

Joan Crump

Joan Crump is the former Artistic Director of Sidmouth FolkWeek and Loughborough Folk Festival. She curates the new folk programme at The Key Theatre in Peterborough, and works in music development.

15 Movers & Shakers 27 Charlie Winston 33 Creole Choir Of Cuba 35 Zé Luis 36 Michael Schenker 37 Devon Allman 38 Faustus 39 Brass Monkey 47 Reviews PROPERGANDA 3

Properganda - Issue 25  

Properganda Issue 25 includes features on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Heidi Talbot, Reveal Records, Topic Records, The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award...

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