Music for a Londo...
Follow
Find
8.4K views | +5 today
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
onto Music for a London Life
Scoop.it!

To Kill A King | Sofar London (#104)

(Sofar Sounds London, Show #104) To Kill A King performing at a secret Sofar performance in London on March 22, 2012 Want to be a part of the next Sofar event? .. contact Sofar! )..

more...
No comment yet.
Music for a London Life
Music for a London Life!
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Music for a London Life

Music for a London Life | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

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!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Saturday Jukebox ♫ Sad Songs Ranagri

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

It's called Sad Songs but it's positive and upbeat. You might even stop staring at the rain for five minutes, while you watch this sunny video. Magical music at their fingertips. Like the vocals too.

 

more about the talented Ranagri here

 

http://www.ranagri.com/About.php

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

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

live recording
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Well now, it's Thursday afternoon and I can't get enough of this Youtube video, sent over from Leslie Baldock 

 

I don't know the history behind this recording, but I'd sure as hell like to. .. what  an accomplished ..textured ..layered ..collaborative piece of magical music making ..  it glitters..it swells ..it soars ..and what a voice!

 

I have been aware of Orlando Seale and the Swell for some time, but truth to tell, I hadn't got round to listening properly  to their music. Until today. And it's obvious anyone lucky enough to be at this live recording knew how privileged they were to be part of this ..thanks again Leslie!  Neat video btw .. captures both music and atmosphere. Keep those suggestions coming!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

'Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar

'Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

For Your Listening Pleasure - London's Top Five Small Music Venues

For Your Listening Pleasure - London's Top Five Small Music Venues | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
TasterLab Blog. TasterLab offers free and discounted taster experiences to help you discover what you love.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Thursday's Music ~ Elysium ~ Bear's Den

Thursday's Music ~ Elysium ~ Bear's Den | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
Official Bears Den band website. All the latest music, news, downloads and tour dates.
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

New single Elysium just out via Video on Vevo

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Tuesday's Treat: New Country Rehab - Home to You

From the NEW COUNTRY REHAB album "Ghost of Your Charms," now available from Kelp Records. 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Some folky bluegrass or perhaps some blue grassy folk to give a gentle romantic start to my London day.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Sunday Song Choice: 'A Leaf From A Tree' - Mary Coughlan & Mark Nevin

Mary Coughlan and Mark Nevin perform 'A Leaf From A Tree' on TV show 1991
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Down Memory Lane. A road well travelled. A perfect rendition of this classic song from the marvellous Mary Coughlan, aptly accompanied on guitar by the songwriter Mark Nevin.

 

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thanks guys.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor from Music for a London Life
Scoop.it!

Music For Wednesday - Jesca Hoop: City Bird

as featured in Uncut magazine - Tom Waits' Juke Box

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

MFLL Tuesday Music: Wild Child

MFLL Tuesday Music: Wild Child | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
#IMAWILDCHILD
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

❤️

❤️
Evening 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 dull start to the city day.

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

C'mon guys! You know you want to!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Sunday Music is from Alela Diane - About Farewell - (Les Bouffes Du Nord, Paris)

Alela Diane - About Farewell (Les Bouffes du Nord, Paris) 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Dedicated to my mother, Evelyn.

Born June 21

Buried June 21

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Friday Music Choice: First And Last Woman - Mishaped Pearls -

Our version of the Ralph McTell song - First And Last Man - live in Ancizes-Comps, Auvergne, France - August 2013
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

And here's a link via our iPhone  vidshot of

St  Pancras old church cd launch

does not do justice to the evening 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3SQH3A4ogJE&feature=youtu.be

gets the atmosphere, though 

 

Love this band!

http://sco.lt/6IfY4v

 

more about producer Gerry Diver here

http://sco.lt/55eDoH

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Monday Morning song: Mishaped Pearls ~Old Father Thames ~

"Old footage of the Thames in the Berks / Oxon area from the 1950s to go with our new song Old Father Thames from the album Thamesis which is released on May  23".

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

http://www.mishapedpearls.org/thamesis-new-album/4547003035

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Sunday Music Choice: Sarah McQuaid

Sunday Music Choice: Sarah McQuaid | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
Sarah McQuaid – Words and Music
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Today's music choice #musicforalondonlife  "like honey on guitar strings ..honey from the heart of the world's dark, mysterious woods .."

 

Sarah is currently touring the UK

check out the gigs here http://www.sarahmcquaid.com/calendar.html

---------------

29/03/14

Latest discovery here at MFLL .

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Friday Song : 'Bones' by Josh Record

Josh Record, filmed exclusively for Burberry Acoustic.

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

A Friday in January discovery , with thanks to Music Is My First Language .. It was love at first listen!

 

http://musicismyfirstlanguage.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/poets-philosophers-troubadours-feat-josh-record/

 

Josh was on BBC Introducing stage recently @ T Fest

For more gigs etc, check out his website http://joshrecord.com/

in the meantime, check out his most recent video blog Vlog 5 here it is http://youtu.be/Y2jpPi2lPTw

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Wednesday music: The Oh Hellos

Wednesday music: The Oh Hellos | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

"The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced musicians hailing from the great state of Texas. The siblings bend and blend styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock."

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

These guys are firm favourites here at MFLL HQ

Have been for a long  time

Have a listen, share if you feel the same

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

...The best blues bar this side of the Atlantic - Ain't Nothin' But...20 Kingly Street, Soho, London - W1B 5PZ

So! If you fancy some blues this week .. lose yourself in the West End!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Saturday Song Choice: Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

Live from 1971. Neil digs around in his pockets trying to find the right harp and then plays a new song...Heart of Gold.
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Neil Young is performing in Hyde Park this Saturday.

Rain, rain, STAY AWAY!

 

dedicated to Shelley Marsden @shellinasays, who is probably heading over there  (+ bump)

 

more...
StationDigital's curator insight, July 15, 7:20 AM

View The List of All Music Popular Artists and Listen to Free Popular Artists Songs Collections, Music Playlists on Stations Digital Radio Search The Best Popular Singers, Play & Share Latest Music Songs Online. @ https://www.stationdigital.com

Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Wednesday Music Choice: John Smith ~ There Is A Stone ~ The Crypt Sessions

Wednesday Music Choice: John Smith ~ There Is A Stone ~ The Crypt Sessions | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

ABOUT THIS SESSION

"Guitarist and songwriter John Smith joined us recently for a sublime session following the release of his third studio album, the sparsely beautiful Great Lakes.

 

Having supported Richard Hawley on tour through December 2012, John played a string of headline shows through early 2013, including a sold-out date at London’s St Pancras Old Church and London’s Purcell Rooms.

Quite aside from the fact that it is an album of astonishing beauty, the arrival of Great Lakes is something of a miraculous happening in itself, given that it followed a 2 year period of writer’s block so crippling that Smith had considered abandoning songwriting altogether. But when the cloud lifted, the results were plentiful. Enjoy! "

 

the Crypt Sessions

 

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

 

 

I heard John Smith perform in London a few years back. 

He was quite funny and made a quip about his forgettable name.

Thing is, he’s a damn fine musician who is fast winning hearts and minds and has since played sell out gigs @ st pancras old church and the Purcell Rooms.

 

Now who was he opening for, when I saw him? That was the forgettable part.

 

(Only  joking! It was Lisa Hannigan and friends @ QEH. Great night.)

 

 http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/photos/live-photo-gallery/photos-lisa-hannigan-and-friends-john-smith-queen-elizabeth-hall-london-130512-97539

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Monday Morning Music

Monday Morning Music | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

Orlando Seale and The Swell

Filthy Hope

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

With thanks to Leslie Baldock, for the recommendation !

 

and another glittering gem from Orlando via Leslie! 

 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=4XONSm4Zew4

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Friday Music ~Thickets ~Come Home

Friday Music  ~Thickets ~Come Home | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
Blending sweet harmonies and a rich blend of instruments, London-based alt-folk trio Thickets make a fairly wonderful noise. Rebecca (autoharp), Allanah (cello) and Kieran (drums) come together to make something that sounds fresh and exciting, and something you can hear…Read more →
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Friday is starting with a zing.

Dark and brooding, but in a good way.

MFLL loves the interplay between instruments and harmonies.

 

http://www.thickets.co.uk/

 

 "July 12th  http://www.thesilverbullet.co.uk ; (last London gig  with Allanah – catch her while you can!) "

 

(With thanks to FFS, the source of many good musical discoveries)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Thursday's MFLL Choice is Passenger ~ Hearts On Fire ~Mahogany Session

Subscribe for new sessions as often as possible: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToMahogany .

Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Filmed in North London.

Thanks MahoganySessions & Passenger for this gentle, rippling, wistful start to the London day

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

MFLL Folk Choice For Monday : Ange Hardy - Compilation Preview for 'The Lament of the Black Sheep'

http://www.angehardy.com A compilation of four live original tracks. All unedited, live performances. Just the way they are on stage! For fans and followers ...
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

She may have arrived late to the party, but Ange as singer ~songwriter ~instrumentalist is a natural torchbearer for the refreshed folk tradition. 

 

Ange's impressive third album 'The Lament Of The Black Sheep' will be launched ion 13th September @ The Regal Theatre Minehead. The artistically packaged album can be prebooked via the website www.angehardy.com

 

Loving the looping, Ange!

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

MFLL Saturday ~Ida y Vuelta ~ Live at the Forge~ London

Live at Forge, London
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Seen ..make that experienced ..recently @ Daylight Music @ Union Chapel .. Let's say a toddler spoke for us all. Broke free from parents, clambered into front pew, gazed in wonder.

 

9 July

Union Chapel video now uploaded

http://youtu.be/uZDmIBMS86o

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Tuesday Song Cover: Joseph Arthur - Walk On The Wild Side

Off of Joseph Arthur's forthcoming album "Lou" featuring the songs of the great Lou Reed out on Vanguard Records on May 13, 2014. Video shot/edited/directed ...
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

Joseph Arthur has Lou Reed totally covered. We like.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ursula O'Reilly Traynor
Scoop.it!

Thamesis - New Album - Mishaped Pearls

Thamesis - New Album - Mishaped Pearls | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
folk, acoustic, modern classical, European folk music
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's insight:

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.

 

**************

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. 

more...
No comment yet.