The full program for WOMADelaide 2014 has been announced and unsurprisingly, it’s another good one! Personal favourites HANGGAI are making a quick return visit, along with BILLY BRAGG, FEMI KUTI, THE BALENESCU QUARTET, JEFF LANG and a few Adelaide acts including recent visitor to the show LOREN KATE! No doubt, there will be plenty of previously undiscovered acts that turn out to be highlights as well; it’s a WOMAD thing.
See specifics at http://www.womadelaide.com.au/program
On a separate matter, the STEELEYE SPAN / TERRY PRATCHETT album ‘Wintersmith’ has been receiving plenty of R&Bs airplay. For more details, see my review of the CD at http://sleepinghedgehog.com/music/steeleye-span-and-terry-pratchett-wintersmith/ The album is a definite highlight for 2013. Here is a video of the band on tour in the UK, joined by Jon Boden, John Spiers and Morris dancers, performing the Dark Morris tune and song. Recorded December 9 2013.