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Foreign Slippers - Old Ghosts

Foreign slippers (aka Gabrielle Froden)'s delicate, clear voice is well suited to the subtle reflective songs of life, love and death as shown by her EP "Oh Death!". Her new 13 track album "Farewell to the Old Ghosts" gives her the opportunity to demonstrate her talents to explore a much wider range of emotion and musical styles, many of which are distinctly upbeat in tempo such as in this song "Old Ghosts" and the exciting pacey single release from the album "Avalanche" which could maybe be described as "Folk-Pop" or "Nu-Folk". You can preview the new album here, and if you buy, must get the physical CD/download of the new album as Gabi is such a talented illustrator and the artwork is quite beautiful http://foreignslippers.bandcamp.com/ The excellent band are Phil Wilkinson (Drums), Russell Lee (Bass guitar), Phil Mawhinney (Guitar) and Ben Burns (Keyboard)

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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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Saturday Music :Róisín O - How Long

Róisín O's debut album is available here - http://roisino.bigcartel.com/ Join our mailing list here - http://eepurl.com/fqF0c For more info visit http://www....
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Getting back to my Irish roots and finding the music has happily moved on. And on. And on.

 

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

live recording
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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!

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Calling all folksters! October Highlight: Ange Hardy @ Green Note

Calling all folksters! October Highlight: Ange Hardy @ Green Note | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

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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Seek out SILENCIO Folk and Acoustic in Hampstead Heath in early October

Seek out SILENCIO Folk and Acoustic in Hampstead Heath in early October | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

October 7

Heath Street Church

Hampstead

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MFLL is looking forward to discovering new acoustic music in a venue that is also new to us. Intimate acoustic music in a church rarely disappoints. We particularly love candlelit St Pancras Old Church and Union Chapel in Islington is also tops for live music, both during the day and into the evening.

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Sunday Music: First Aid Kit - Emmylou

"Music video by First Aid Kit performing their new single "Emmylou" This is the second single taken from the new First Aid Kit album, The Lion's Roar"

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ty @shellinasays

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Music For A London Thursday: Get Some Scars EP (Special Edition), by Lux Lisbon

Music For A London  Thursday: Get Some Scars EP (Special Edition), by Lux Lisbon | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
7 track album
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"Gorgeous lush harmonies, reminiscent of a paired-down Fleet Foxes, and a striking vocalist who marries strength and a velvet softness...charmingly rough around the edges .."

 

London Journalist

Shelley Marsden

@shellinasays

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Tuesday music : karama- o girasso

groupe karama par soufian saihi , london , new music song
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The London African Music Festival is our Music Festival Choice this month! 

 

info here:  http://sco.lt/6u2nQH

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Wednesday .. listening...to ...Marianne Faithfull - Truth, bitter Truth from 1982

"Marianne Faithfull - Truth, bitter Truth 1982 Where did it go to my youth? Where did it fade away to? Oh what is all the truth - the bitter truth? ..."

 

strange dubbing? otherworldly?

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MFLL Tuesday Music: Wild Child

MFLL Tuesday Music: Wild Child | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it
#IMAWILDCHILD
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Afternoon All!
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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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Boo Hewerdine - 59 yards @Greenbelt Festival

"No way would the Greenbelt audience let Boo leave without a second encore! Boo asked if there was anyone who would like join him on percussion ..."

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Wednesday Music: Richard Thompson for Black Cab Sessions

Wednesday Music: Richard Thompson for Black Cab Sessions | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

The Black Cab Sessions - Chapter Seventy-Three : Richard Thompson...

 

and another Black Cab performer Chairlift

 

 http://www.blackcabsessions.com/index.php?id=1326294312&sort=chronological

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#musicforalondonlife #RichardThompson 

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Monday Music: SEDDIK & SEEDS OF CREATION

"Seddik is a London based musician from Algeria, He is a multi Instrumentalist and music composer and he has the groove...."

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Seddik is one of the musicians performing at the 12 th London African Music Festival. Spanning 10 days, happening at various venues around the city, the line up looks amazing and the venues are among my favourites. A festival well worth seeking out. I defy anyone to sit still!

 

Programme details here  http://www.joyfulnoise.co.uk/

FB page  https://www.facebook.com/LondonAfricanMusicFestival

Youtube Playlist  https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKiKXgSYHHIACZE95e9qrxardW97iOakK

 

 

 See you there!

The 12th London African Music Festival

Dates: 19 – 28 September 2014

 

 

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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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Gentle Lullabies

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For Shelley, Pierpaolo and Dylan

Celebrating the arrival of Jesse

London

9.09.14

 

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CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!

HE'S BEAUTIFUL!


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Saturday Music: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Ship Song (Live At The Royal Albert Hall version)

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#NickCave live at the #RoyalAlbertHall #musicforalondonlife

 

"for Jesse John via grandpa John Marsden"

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MFLL Music Choice: Absent Friends by The Willows

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“This album is beautiful- absolutely gorgeous sound” - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

 

“They straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music in a very deft way;for such a young band they don’t take any prisoners. Fabulous music”- Mike Harding

 

“The Willows are a breath of fresh air, redefining folk music” - Maverick Magazine

 

“Brilliant- I’d urge everyone to go and see them live”- Penny Smith, BBC Radio London

 

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Saturday

13/09/14

 

And you can see them live tonight @ King's Place, more details here http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/the-willows#.VBMPDGK9KSN

 

For tour info, check out their website http://www.thewillowsband.co.uk/

 

They will be showcasing their second album Amidst Fiery Skies while on tour. The album is duse for release on October 6.

 

(and yes, in a word, gorgeous!)

 

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Wednesday Music : Bell X1 - West Of Her Spine

Roisin O, the Irish singer and songwriter is currently in London working on a new single and her upcoming second album. The sister of Danny O’Reilly, the front man of The Coronas, and the daughter of Mary Black, Roisin has grown up deeply immersed in Irish music...She knows her stuff and what she likes.

 

from  http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/Irish-music-I-cant-live-without-from-Roisin-O-VIDEOS.html

 

 'This amazing album first came out in 2003, but it wasn't until a year or two later that I stumbled across it in one of my brother’s old CD collections. It's a brilliant album that I had sort of forgotten about over the years until a friend played it for me when I was down in Dingle last week.


"West Of Her Spine" is this brilliant happy love song, with some really beautiful imagery of the person the singer loves and the place he loves being most;

 

"See how her hair spills over,

Like frayed ends of twine,

All wild and wrapped around her,

Like these wandering arms of mine,

Well I hope they find a soft spot,

Where I can lie for a while, Just south of her shoulder,

And west of her spine." '

 

Roisin O

hear her here  http://sco.lt/5ZqikD

 

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Really enjoying listen to this selection from Roisin O !

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Music For A London Irish Life: WALLIS BIRD - To My Bones

This is the new Single/Clip of the beautiful Artist WALLIS BIRD http://www.wallisbird.com http://www.myspace.com/wallisbird http://bildundtonfabrik.de http:/...
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Happy ..feel goody ..Friday! 

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Wednesday Music : Sally Barker 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' with Fairport Convention

Sally Barker singing 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' as special guest with Fairport Convention at the Cropredy Festival 2014
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Thank you for the #music @sallybarkerfan

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

Summer 2014

rushing for a train to brighton

get on board

race down the carriages to connect with husband

stop!

Right there!

it isn't?

it is!

Imelda May!

too gob struck to say more than hello :(

 

 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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Wet Tuesday in London Music: Foo Fighters - My Hero (acoustic)

Watch the Full Concert - http://qello.com/concert/-Skin-and-Bones-4676 ;

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For Hanaki

 

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Bank Holiday Monday Music: Luke Sital-Singh - Bottled Up Tight

The Fire Inside, Out Now! Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheFireInside ;

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This single is available from iTunes as a free download! 

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Music For A London Sunday : Amphibic

"This page is turning into the showcase window for Amphibic Records a new label created to release the songs of Neal Hoffmann. He is the former songwriter and singer for Indie band Amphibic."

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New Discovery.

happy with it!

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Tuesday Music: Trouble In Tucumcari (Single Edit) by Handa-McGraw & The Internationals - YouTube

Edited airplay version of the full version of Trouble In Tucumcari, a rocking acoustic jazz piece, with some acid overtones. Full version available on iTunes...
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Saturday truths .. Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues

Music video by Marvin Gaye performing Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler). (C) 1971 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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I recognise this inner city ..#NYC ..#London ..ty #MarvinGaye, for keeping it real. #musicforalondonlife

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