the traditional English folk of Kris Drever (BBC 2 nominated folk act)(British Music Week Pt. 5)


BBC Radio 2 has announced it’s folk awards. Some of the names have been covered on here before but some are new to me. In particular I was struck by the tradional sounds of Kris Drever. His debut record came out on Reveal-Records and was produced by John McCusker and featured friends Eddi Reader, Kate Rusby, and Roddy Woomble.

“Farewell To Fuineray” is a great song and amazingly is the hidden track on his debut cd Black Water. The English folk crowd are loving this record and apparently he’s a joy to behold live. (RIYL early Richard Thompson)

Farewell To Fuineray [Download]

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3 Responses to “the traditional English folk of Kris Drever (BBC 2 nominated folk act)(British Music Week Pt. 5)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kris Drever is Scottish and is from Orkney, so its not really English folk its actually scottish. And its not just the english that like him, we’re rather fond of him in Scotland as well ta!
    ps. he is wicked live!

  2. Anonymous says:

    On yersel Anon!!

    Very Proud of him.
    Having followed his father’s career as a soloist, with the band Wolfstone and also with Duncan Chisholm it is fantastic to see (and hear) Kris coming out on his own. If anyone’s interested you can find him on loads of albums as a session muso. One to get – Kevin MacLeod “Dorney Rock”
    cheers

  3. Anonymous says:

    Drever is from Orkney, you c***s, he’s not English! Get your facts right, you insular, imperialist morons.