The Guardian described him as ” Not only impressive but a revelation “.
Sunday 14 January – Walthamstow Folk Club, 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London. E17 4SA. www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk
Tuesday 16 January – Romford Folk Club, The Sun, London Road, Romford, RM7 6QA www.romfordfolkclub.com
Friday 19 January – Milkmaid Folk Club, Station Hill Social Club, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP32 6AD www.milkmaidmusic.co.uk
Saturday 20 January – The Sun Inn, Pickering, North Yorks YO18 8BB
Friday 16 February – House Concert, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 17 February- Waldkristal Cafe, Bergstrasse 141, 32609 Hullhorst. Germany.
Sunday 18 February – Fahrradcafe, Asternstr. 2, Ecke Engelbosteler Damm 30167, Hannover Nordstadt, Germany. 18.30 Anfang. Karten: email@example.com 0152 527 59258. www.fahrradcafe.de
Monday 19 February – Irish folk club Munich, ars musica im Stemmemhof, Munich, Germany www.irishfolkclubmunich.com
Saturday 17 March – St Patricks Day Concert with the Foggy Few, Rahden, Germany.
Thursday 29 March – The Musician, Clyde Street, Leicester. Double bill with Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman.
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(October 06, 2015)
Certainly deserving a place among the definitively ‘different’ folk albums of 2014 was ‘The Frappin and Ramblin’ Pete Morton’, which wrapped sarcasm and savage observation within Morton’s singular ‘folk rap’ style to deliver something compelling. Well I’m pleased to tell you that his new album ‘The Land of
Time’ has lost none of the cutting edge, perhaps softened the approach a touch but everything you expect from the idiosyncratic Pete Morton is there in spades. A distinct and thought-provoking view of the world, the ability to produce that lyrical edge that cuts like a knife and inspired originality.
The lead in track is familiar ground to Morton fans, ‘The Herefordshire Pilgrim’ offers a view on the pilgrim’s travels, as the following London ballad, ‘Bloomsbury Boy’ overflows with emotion, while the ‘frap’ returns through the hook laden, piercingly observant and agonisingly accurate ‘Poverty Frap’ with its time-spanning look at the lives of sweat-shop workers. Morton reveals sorrow coupled with inspired hope, love and memory through the deliberations, honesty and revelations of two biographical tales … his grandfather in ‘One Hundred Years Ago’ and a dedication to his son in the title track ‘The Land Of Time’ – both formidable songs that move the soul. One more time the driving ‘frap’ returns through the rabid narrative of ‘Old Boston Town’ before he closes with ‘Oh What Little Lives We Lead’ and more razor sharp observations.
‘The Land of Time’ is intensely absorbing and thought provoking. Its sincerity is touchable. Its candour at times disconcerting. It is also another classic example of Pete Morton’s talent.
Find Pete Morton and ‘The Land of Time’ here: www.petemorton.com
Review: Tim Carroll