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My top 10 (or so) obscure folkie albums

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Lie Of The Land
Lie Of The Land
"Show of Hands are England's premier acoustic roots duo and this album is full of songs that really deserve a much wider audience. Profound, political and poetic."
a quiet eye
a quiet eye
"Why, oh why, didn't this win all kinds of awards? 'A Place Called England' should be the new national anthem, it's one of the few things ever to make me proud of my Anglo-Saxon roots."
Holy Bandits
Holy Bandits
"The band that all folk rockers would love to be. And here's why."
Under American Skies
Under American Skies
"A thoroughly 21st-century album from one of the legends of 20th-century songwriting. And one of the truest gentlemen in music to boot."
What We Sing Is What We Are
What We Sing Is What We Are
"Another quintessentially English group deserving of a much wider audience. A subtle combination of sweet close harmony and fierce political activism. Folk right from the grassroots!"
The Green World
The Green World
"If she were better known, Dar Williams could be the new Joni Mitchell."
Martyn Joseph
Martyn Joseph
"The eponymous album from possibly the UK's hardest working performing songwriter. Deeply moving and full of passion."
Dirt and Stone
Dirt and Stone
"Canadian, Appalachian, Celtic, old and new songs, vibrant dance tunes and a bit of social comment for good measure. Well worth a listen."
Red Sky
Red Sky
"The man who penned 'Streets of London' is still writing beautiful songs, and melodies which sound like they've been around forever."
An Evening With John Denver (2CD)
An Evening With John Denver (2CD)
"Forget the bad-taste jokes and the prejudice. John Denver was one of America's finest songwriters. Give him a second chance, you may be pleasantly surprised..."