These guys were recently brought to my attention by Dooce on another thread so I checked them out and found (amongst many others)
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Don't worry about it Jules, they wiped the floor with every band at Cropredy a few weeks ago, including Fairport Convention whose gig it is! Amusing to see the old folkies shaking their heads in disbelief at these young upstarts funking up old folk tunes.....so that would be a bit like what Fairport themselves did 40-odd years ago. :welldoneand they wiped the floor with Fat45 at the Big Chill festival a few years back....!
Afro Celtic sound system... Shooglenifty (if you don't know these guys try a track called wiating for conrad.... superb), Martin Bennett- why are the scots more willing to update and experiment with their traditional forms of music.... discuss!There is some wonderfully vibrant new stuff about in modern folk in recent years of which Bellowhead are probably the most prominent, but from north of the Border, the Peatbog Faeries and Breabach have put a whole new slant on bagpipe music, while the likes of 3 Daft Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Ahab, Lisa Hannigan, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Spiers and Boden (2/11ths of Bellowhead), The Shee, have all moved folk onto new ground - and most of these lovely people, and indeed much of their audience, are under 30.
Folk is the new hip-hop - discuss........