Folking.com - Review of Circlet of Gold
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The seven-track record, Circlet of Gold, tells the region's well-known tales, each set to Mike's diverse alt-folk music. (click image)
This is what people have said so far...
Jay LaBouchardier (Ninebarrow)
Hey Mike! We're just listening to your CD on the way up! (en-route to London gig) Sounds great!! Loving the songs (especially Fields of Heavy Dew) and loving the production too 😊 Good work sir!! Hope to see you soon.
Andris Kiss - Sound Engineer & Producer:
This summer (2017), I was lucky enough to be the one to produce Mike's recording and experience his music first hand.
Actually I didn't know how much I'm into folk until I heard his music. Expect something new and modern. His playing style includes rhythm, melodies, chords and scales mixed together.
Listening to Mike on an instrument feels like you're listening to several musicians or a full band playing at the same time. His vocal is very clean & strong but can also go to emotional & soft any time.
His talent, 30 years of experience as a musician, songwriter and singer makes this all a very unique, pleasant and remarkable experience which is a must to listen to.
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Paul Fulker - Bass player, Kendal, Cumbria.
Quite simply blown away with "The King of Dunmail Raise" the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. Mike is a great guy with gallons of talent, but do not underestimate him.... There is genius at work here... I listened to this number thinking that this awesome "folk" song would be a great steal for a Rock legend of a song.... Think... "whisky in the jar" (Irish folk song turned rock anthem) sorry Mike, but I think this number is that good..... I wanna steal it and rock it up... (I wouldn't dare without your help.... Ha ha) 😀 I'm blown away by how good this stuff really is...
As played on Chris Arscott's Folk & Acoustic Show - Triangle Radio.
Playlist for Tuesday 26th September:
Mark T– Ramblin'
Georgia Lewis – The Wife of Usherswell
Mike Turnbulll – The King of Dunmail Raise
Ange Hardy Music – The Windmill Song
Methera - Da Shaalds O' Shoula / Old Favourite
Anne Briggs - She Moves Through The Fair
Colum Sands - The Donegal Road
Mike Turnbull – Will I Save The King
Various Artists – Four Up
Various Artists - Shepherds Hay
Paul Hobday– The Bridge
Coastal Belles – The Parting Glass
3rd Oct 2017 'King of Dunmail Raise' gets airplay on Lakeland Radio - Suzie Pye's Local Music show
Feb & March 2018 BBC Introducing play 'Mountaineers' on BBC Radio Cumbria
If you like what you've heard/seen or if you've downloaded/ordered songs or Circlet of Gold, it would be great to see your review on my Facebook Page.