John Barleycorn Reborn

Objectivity be damned, it just can’t be done! When presented with a collection of tracks dubbed Dark Britannica, comprising two CDs that when purchased entitles you to 33 extra downloadable tracks (the equivalent of two more CDs), which collectively prove satisfying time after time — sorry, but all pretence at neutrality must be abandoned. This . . . → Read More: John Barleycorn Reborn

Roots & Branches

As well as co-incidentally being part of the subtitle of Green Man Review, Roots & Branches is also the name of a long-running “folk, roots & beyond” radio show on community station Three D Radio in Adelaide, Australia, hosted by me since 1985.  As well as playing new releases and rarities, over the years the . . . → Read More: Roots & Branches


The idea for an Australian Fairport Convention fanzine started in the far off days of 1985.  There were quite a few ‘zines around then, lovingly put together on manual typewriters, utilising actual “cut and paste” techniques that involved scissors and glue.  Hard copies of Fiddlestix were put together in this way and posted around the . . . → Read More: Fiddlestix