It was a busy weekend for BBC Introducing In The Channel Islands as we hosted a stage at the Guernsey Together Festival for the first time as well as having a packed show which you can listen to by clicking here. I spoke to Ollie and Shinfo from L’Islet Records who told us about their... Continue Reading →
Click here to listen to the show For my March 2022 BBC Music Introducing In The Channel Islands radio show I continued the path to the summer festival season and featured a brand new track of the week. John Le Sauvage joined me to tell us about the upcoming MermFest festival in Sark in May... Continue Reading →
With festival season in Guernsey well and truly over L’Islet Records kick started the autumn gigging calendar with a pair of back to back shows at The Vault with an acoustic night in Friday 17th and a (almost) fully electric show on Saturday 18th September...
While 2020 had seen the Vale Earth Fair reach a new height in a lot of ways, with a sell out on the day and one of the best atmospheres I remember experiencing at the festival, there’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic had made life hard work for the organisers.
Click here to listen to the playlist A varied set of additions to the playlist this month including some exciting new stuff, some classics and maybe a couple of slightly less well known tracks. Of the new stuff I’m particularly exciting to be able to include a brand new single from The Wildhearts, as well... Continue Reading →
Clameur De Haro While releasing original recorded music has become a far more common thing in recent years than maybe it was before, every now and then, when bands decide to celebrate the launch of a new album, it can still feel like a big event, and on the May Day bank holiday weekend in... Continue Reading →
Seven years ago, at the Sark Folk Festival, Clameur De Haro added themselves to the tradition of bands from the Bailiwick of Guernsey who take what could sound like a novelty approach to their music, focussing on aspects of local life run through a folk and country filter, but make it something more than that.... Continue Reading →
Charlie Sherbourne and Friends in the studio Click here to listen to the show On my April 2021 edition of BBC Music Introducing In The Channel Islands we had live music back in the studio and a host of new music from around the islands. Marking the launch of his debut single, Charlie Sherbourne, along... Continue Reading →
I don’t really know how else to begin my review of music in Guernsey and the Channel Islands this year other than to say something that has already been said far too many times over the past twelve months, that it has been an odd year in pretty much all regards. I also don’t want... Continue Reading →
After attending Saturday’s show from Guernsey's own not-quite-bluegrass rock 'n' roll band Clameur De Haro, I can't help but feel a little guilty for spoiling their ongoing joke about the lack of coverage the band have received over the last year or so — that said, even if it's been more than a year since... Continue Reading →