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Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me

Newton Faulkner records his hit single "Dream Catch Me" in the vega 95.3 recording studio for the vega Sunday Sessions with Mark Gable and Jen Oldershaw.
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What a beautiful rendition of a beautiful song !

Thanks Keith !

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Music for a London Life

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Music for this London Life will feature absolutely anything that appeals!

 

Music that features London ..music that played in London ..that's played in London ..music by those that live in London ..lived in London ..were born here ..visited here ..died here ... and music that has nothing whatsoever to do with London ..it simply makes my London Life happy!

 

Enjoy the mix!

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Wednesday Song: #LisaONeill sings #SineadOConnor #Three Babies

www.ArbutusYarns.com ::

 

"Lisa O'Neill performs the Sinead O'Connor song 'Three Babies' live at Cherrylane Gallery in Greystones, October 2010. "

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Who could not be moved by this rendition of the Sinead O song?

Lisa O'Neill, Cavan can be very proud to call you one of their own. With family roots in Cavan, I'm proud too but also more than happy to share this singer and this song and her own penned songs with a world-wide audience.  Go, Lisa O!

 

for details of upcoming tour , check out http://lisaoneill.ie/home/?page_id=46

 

Lisa is supporting The Lost Brothers @St Pancras Old Church on 12 November. One of London's best live music venues. Will we be there? But of course!

 


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Birthday Monday's Song is The Penguin Song

Happy birthday song!!
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For everyone celebrating a birthday today, yesterday, tomorrow.

For penguin lovers everywhere.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Day! 

 

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Friday Treat: Orlando Seale & the Swell - The Lost and the Keeper

listen up!

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what  an accomplished ..textured ..layered ..collaborative piece of magical music making ..  it glitters..it swells ..it soars ..and what a voice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Music: Mo Kenney - I Faked It - The Boatshed Sessions

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBoatshedMusic?sub_confirmation=1 http://www.TheBoatshedMusic.com http://www.facebook.com/TheBoatshedMusic ;

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Can't get enough of Mo Kenney this morning!

Thanks Boatshed, we enjoyed  this session.

 

 

 

More Mo here. http://sco.lt/7arcMj

 

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Saturday Song ~ Adele ~ Hometown Glory live at Royal Albert Hall

Adele loves the city " when everyone is wearing shorts and shades,"

 

"The song appears on Adele's debut album 19, released on 22 October 2007 in the United Kingdom. In 2008, the song was re-released as her fourth single. Adele wrote the song in 10 minutes after her mother tried to persuade her to leave her 'home town ' ofWest Norwood in London for university. "Hometown Glory" is the first song that Adele ever wrote."

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Adele's love letter to London!  Beat that!

Not sure about the shorts and shades in this weather though.

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Wednesday Music from Vashti Bunyan - Train Song

'Originally released as a single on Columbia in May 1966. It is based on an earlier song of hers, one entitled "17 Pink Sugar Elephants"'...

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Vashti Bunyan is performing @ St Pancras Old Church 

a venue that is right up there as a MFLL Favourite Venue

We think the singer and the place are made for each other

She's there tonight and tomorrow night

http://www.last.fm/venue/9218687+St+Pancras+Old+Church

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Monday Music : Bob Dylan's "Forever Young"

Look inside the pages of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" and listen to the singer perform.
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This one's dedicated to you, Dylan Spadoni!

May you be "Forever Young".

 


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I love most of Dylan's songs, this one is no exception. 

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MFLL : Art of Jazz

MFLL : Art of Jazz | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

"Last Thursday (25/09/2014) at the Twickenham Jazz Club was more about the double act of tenor saxophonists Alex Garnett and Brandon Allen than anything else. Yes, they were capably supported, but this was a case of the duo employing the Zulu 'Horns of the Buffalo' offense to break our post-summer malaise to smithereens"

 

Alban Low

Art Of Jazz

 

read the rest of this gig review here  http://artofjazz.blogspot.co.uk/

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I absolutely love Alban Low's sketches, especially those of jazz musicians at live gigs in and around London. His most recent jazz review is of an evening spent at his local jazz club in Twickenham. A recommended read. Do linger over his sketches. In a few swift pen manoeuvres, he manages to capture the essence of these performers. The musical instrument of choice is like an additional  and essential  body part. Individual characteristics are there within these sketches; passion and personality "seep through the ink" . And it all happens within a few brief moments in time. 

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Twickfolk Twickenham's curator insight, October 6, 8:33 AM

Great to see Alban Low still sketching live music in Twickenham!

 

Erik Retallick's curator insight, October 9, 6:36 AM

Jazz is still alive and well! Long live improvisation and extemporisation!

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Wednesday Music : Johanna Glaza ~ Letter to New York

The official video for Letter to New York by Johanna Glaza. EP Letter to New York is out now. http://www.johannaglaza.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohannaGl...
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You can  catch Johanna live @ Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead on Tuesday Oct 7  


I have heard it's a great venue for acoustic music ... See you there! 

 

Info here https://www.facebook.com/events/784766071583668/

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Weekend Music: StevieRay Latham

Weekend Music: StevieRay Latham | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
The official youtube channel of StevieRay Latham, British musician, singer and recording artist.

 

website.  http://www.stevieraylatham.com/

 

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And you can catch  StevieRay live @ https://www.facebook.com/SoftlySoftlyMusic in Crouch End

 on Sunday October 5

 

I love Sunday afternoon sessions in relaxed, intimate venues ....where people go to listen to the artists who are performing .. as opposed  to chatting extremely loudly among themselves .... And this one is unplugged! Better and better!

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Wednesday Music: Dear Pariah - So Close The Divide

Filmed & Edited by James Byrne Design & Photography Produced by Dear Pariah & James Byrne www.facebook.com/dearpariah www.twitter.com/dearpariah www.dearpari...
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You can see and hear Dear Pariah live @ Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead on Tuesday Oct 7  

I have heard it's a great venue for acoustic music ... See you there! 

 

Info here https://www.facebook.com/events/784766071583668/

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Thursday Gig Choice: Mishaped Pearls @ CecilSharpHouse

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folk, acoustic, modern classical, European folk music
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Catch Misshaped Pearls tonight at Cecil Sharp House

 

info and tickets http://www.efdss.org/component/content/article/21-shared/shared-events/1596-folk-rising-18-09-14

 

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 May 2014

 

This is the third album by London-based Mishaped Pearls, released on May 23.  There's nothing misshapen about this hauntingly beautiful,superbly sung, strikingly original album,. Taking the River Thames as its inspiration, It's got an elemental flow, and despite its initial outwardly picturesque outer London setting, it's not afraid to explore the river's murky depths and deadly pull. Freshly penned songs sit comfortably with reworked classics from folk history, with an energetic narrative stretch beyond capital city and adjoining county limits. But the river Thames with all its godly ambiguity remains the key player,. Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner, but Old Father Thames and Thamesis are my standout favourites this morning.  Pitch perfectly produced by Gerry Diver, full of small but significant musical surprises, I have it on repeat. 

 

First impressions? You might say I'm hooked.

 

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Watch  a video  of Old Father Thames, with footage from the 50's

http://sco.lt/5EeA2j

 

Gerry Diver  gave us the impressive Speech Project

check it out here

 http://sco.lt/55eDoH

 

Mishaped Pearls will be launching the album @ St Pancras Old Church on June 13. 

 

Footnote

These  guys excelled at the launch. 

 Sophisticated. Buoyant. Statuesque. 

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MFLL Thursday Music: Wild Child

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#IMAWILDCHILD
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October 22

Now  here's the good news!

 

Wild Child are in the UK shortly and  are in Hoxton on  November 11 

Check out the tour here 

 

http://wildchildsounds.com/shows/

 

June 17 2014:

 

❤️

❤️
Afternoon All!
❤️

❤️

Great New Discovery

All the way from Austin, for your listening pleasure.

They've certainly put a mad skip to my step on this early start to the city day.

Maybe  they'll come over sometime  and play live in London?

C'mon guys! You know you want to!

 

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June 17 2014:

 

❤️

❤️
Afternoon All!
❤️

❤️

Great New Discovery

All the way from Austin, for your listening pleasure.

They've certainly put a mad skip to my step on this early start to the city day.

Maybe  they'll come over sometime  and play live in London?

C'mon guys! You know you want to!

 

 

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Sunday's Song: Emily Maguire - 'Over The Waterfall'

Music video for 'Over The Waterfall', Emily Maguire's powerful song about her experiences of living with bipolar disorder, taken from her fourth album 'Bird ...
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Saturday Music :: The Frames Live At Whelan's :: Chapter I

Saturday Music :: The Frames Live At Whelan's :: Chapter I | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

The first of three video installments..

Press article about the show here

http://www.orderinthesound.com/frames-gigs/the-frames-whelans-30-june-2014

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Thursday Music ~ The Daydream Club ~ Neon Love Song

http://www.thedaydreamclub.com

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The Daydream Club performed @ Daylight Music in September 2012 and MFLL hasn't  seen them live since. They will be performing at The Slaughtered Lamb on November. 15.

visit their website for details  www.thedwydreamclub.com

 

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Erik Retallick's curator insight, October 9, 6:29 AM

Rather an interesting song, different. I love the strings and piano accompaniment.

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Tuesday Choice: featuring Skopje - "Little Red"

Skopje - www.soundcloud.com/skopjemusic Animations by Michaela French http://michaelafrench.com/
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October 8

Gig Review here

 

http://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/silencio-hampstead-baptist-church/

 

                `•.¸ *★ ♫        ¸。☆
   ☆。¸ ¸*•.    * `•.  *  ´.•´ 

 

You can  catch Skopje  live TONIGHT @ Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead . DOORS OPEN AT 7:30. Get there about 8 if we want to arrive in time for Skopje set. There's a small bar.

 

I have heard it's a great venue for acoustic music ... great line up too! See you there! 

 

Info here https://www.facebook.com/events/784766071583668/

 

Check out the other gigsters here:

 

Johanna Glaza

 http://sco.lt/8dKwwD

 

Dear Pariah

http://sco.lt/8rdM1Z

 

 

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Monday Gig ! Calling all folksters! October Highlight Ange Hardy @ Green Note

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Ange Hardy @ Green Note

 

MON 6TH OCT, 2014

Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm 

 

 

 

Green Note is an independent live music venue and vegetarian café-bar, located in Camden Town, London

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Much has already been written in praise of folk singer songwriter Ange Hardy's new album. Here is a review that resonated with me, after I had listened to the new album:

http://radiowarwickshire.com/cd-review-the-lament-of-the-black-sheep/?utm_content=bufferb2564&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

All very true, all truly deserved by this sinewed musician, whose integrity and folk credentials are as one. For me, the stand out qualities evident throughout these carefully crafted songs are honesty, connectedness and the female voice. The female sensibility.

She's in London tomorrow night @ Green Note.
Recommended? Big yes.

 

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Friday Song: 'Bones' by Georgia Ruth

Taken from the EP, 'In Luna' out on Gwymon Records (c)2012 Georgia Ruth Williams...

 

 http://georgiaruthmusic.tumblr.com/

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Revisiting the songs of Georgia Ruth. Saw her perform for the first time @ Daylightmusic in Union Chapel, Islington a few years back. Was impressed. Have a listen.

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Break me to my bones. You go right down to my bones. Quote, unquote.
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I love Georgia's voice and emotional musical expression.

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Cold & Rainy City Saturday Music: Kris Kristofferson - Loving Her Was Easier

Beautiful live performance on British Television in 1972 of Kris Kristofferson singing "Loving Her Was Easier" Check out corporalhenshaw for many more clips ...
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here we go

down the lane of memory!

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I feel he was a very under-rated singer, probably only recognised at all because he teamed up with Barbra Streisand.

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Sunday Song: Duke Special - Condition

"One of the many amazing new songs from Duke Special's 'Oh Pioneer' album tour at Oran Mor in Glasgow."

 

Best line! Out of many! Am I talking poetry here? Yessss!

 

"It's like the words are crawling back inside the ink!"

 

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Think on!

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Thursday Music from The Station Sessions - Cordelia & The Wolf

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Down Memory Lane

These guys were so good live at the sadly defunct Station Sessions , way back in 2012

Not  sure what they are up to these  days

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October Music : Imelda May - Kentish Town Waltz = on the turntable

 

October 2014

 

dedicated to my husband

we too have stuck with each other 

with all our might,

love ya, Picto!

 

Summer 2014

rushing for a train to Brighton 

make it with moments to spare 

get on board

race down the carriages to connect with husband

stop!

Right there!

it isn't?

it is!

 

Imelda May!

too gobsmacked  to say much more than hello :(

 

(anyway,  I have this thing about approaching public personalities when they are in private mode?  Although Imelda always comes over as warm and approachable. Still. It's an intrusion into someone's private space. )

 

 From the archive

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Music video by Imelda May performing Kentish Town Waltz.

This would warm the cockles of most hearts. 

I saw Imelda @ The Roundhouse and @ Somerset House in 2011. A Molly Malone of an evening, both times.  Up Dublin! 

 

if you love #ImeldaMay ..and how could you not ..you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nw6Tv2DhqyQ#!

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Ruby Tuesday Music: The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

The Rolling Stones performing "Ruby Tuesday" live at the Tokyo Dome, February 1990. 

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For Irene and John

with love

 

 

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