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The Silent Majority Review

Folk Words - Tim Carroll - 3rd March 2016

Seldom does an album make its mark as surely and swiftly as ‘The Silent Majority’ from Greg Russell and Ciaran greg russell and ciaran algar the silent majorityAlgar, with its poignant narratives and powerful messages that remain relevant today despite many being as ‘old as the hills’. Alrea…[READ MORE]


The Silent Majority Featured Album Review

Folk Radio - Helen Gregory - 2nd March 2016

The Silent Majority, the third album from Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, is the duo’s first studio recording since 2014’s The Call and its release rounds out a busy eighteen months, much of it spent on the road in the UK and Europe. The album’s eleven tracks comprise a mix of reworkings of tra…[READ MORE]


The Silent Majority Review

Folking - Dai Jeffries - 1st March 2016

I have to say that this album represents everything that folk music should be about. There is tradition, there is musical invention and evolution of the tradition and there is the sort of protest on which the revival was based. The opener is ‘Prologue’, ethereal, other-worldly sounds that mor…[READ MORE]


Review of The Call

Folk Radio - 29th July 2014

The last couple of years for Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar have been remarkable by any standards. They released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover in 2012, won the BBC Young Folk Award in February 2013 and then the Horizon Award, for best newcomers, at the main event at the Royal Albert Hall a y…[READ MORE]


Review of the Call

fRoots - 22nd July 2014

You can’t move these days for tedious hacks bleating on about how brilliant young musicians are and how annoying it is that they don’t do anything meaningful, different or original with all their copious talent. I should know – I’m one of those tedious hacks. Not sure where that leaves Greg …[READ MORE]


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