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From our inception the aim of Real World Records was always to release albums by artists that we loved and deserved a larger audience, wherever they came from. We've been driven by our emotional connection to the music and not by any intellectual or ethnomusicological desire to be completist or all encompassing in our output.

That said, as we enter our 29th year, the consequence of having such a long history means that fascinating connections musically, stylistically or geographically can be drawn between artists or albums that we've been lucky enough to release. Over the course of the coming year, we thought it might be fun and interesting to investigate some of those connections a little further by revisiting some well known, and some not so well known, albums from the catalogue.

To kick things off, we'll be focussing first on albums by Spiro (Repeater), Martyn Bennett (Grit), 9Bach (Anian) and The Gloaming (2) which we have gathered together under the title Folk Roots of Britain and Ireland. Four very different musical experiences by four artists bound together by the way they embrace and utilise their traditional folk roots only to reinvent or subvert them to create something totally new.

We'll be sharing some stories over the next few weeks on this theme, but why not start with this piece on the background to the 9Bach album Anian...

You also can receive a 25% discount when you buy any of the related titles in the Real World Store. Just use the discount code >> realworld25 << in the RW Store before 29 January 2018. 

9Bach Anian CD / LP
The Gloaming The Gloaming CD / LP
The Gloaming 2 CD / LP
Martyn Bennett Grit CD / LP
Spiro Repeater LP

Published 12th Jan, 4:28pm »

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