Flash Girls, The Return of Pansy Smith and Violet Jones (SteelDragon Press/Spin Art, 1993)

“I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses… I can teach you how to … Continue reading

Sylvia Tosun, Anthem (Sylvia Tosun, 2002)

Following her initial smash debut, Too Close To The Sun, New York based musician Sylvia Tosun returns with a truly exceptional album. Entitled Anthem: National Anthems of Our World, Volume 1, it’s a very simple concept. Take the national anthems … Continue reading

Seven Nations, The Pictou Sessions (Seven Nations, Inc, 2000) and Seven Nations, Seven Nations (Q Records, 2000)

Some months back, I raved about Seven Nations’ 1999 release, The Factory. Now I’m back with a pair of releases from one of the best Celtic rock bands out there. The Pictou Sessions, released in 2000 on their own label, … Continue reading

Flash Girls, Play Each Morning Wild Queen (Fabulous Records, 2001)

“They talk about the Islands and they have been called Wild Queens. I wonder if they were not really Anne Bonney and Mary Read, those piratical dames, those buccaneer broads, those sword-and-knife wielding beauties of the Bounding Main. After all, … Continue reading