Sometimes a release stands out as a great all-round package replete with informative liner notes written by an expert in their field, great art work and most importantly, a stunning selection of music. Such is
the case with this release. Compiled by one of England’s greatest contemporary folk musicians and singers of recent years, Jon Boden, ARC Music introduces you to the latest in its Ultimate Guide collection, The Ultimate Guide to English Folk.
The Ultimate Guide to English Folk with liner notes by Jon Boden Various Artists, CD EUCD2671, 35 tracks, total time: 2 hours 24 mins
With The Ultimate Guide to English Folk,
Jon Boden has explored new territory as he describes in his own words:
‘I am so excited to be a part of this project really. It’s the first time I’ve done anything like it... these 2
CDs are a really good starting point for anyone who’s interested in English folk music and wants to find out more about it... I hope it’s also going to be a great CD for people who already know the folk scene and hopefully it’s just a good
playlist compilation of some great tracks. There’s some really well-known people on the CD, there’s some Seth Lakeman, Kate Rusby, Eliza Carthy, there’s Bellowhead, there’s lots of people who people have already heard of …’
The Ultimate Guide to English Folk is the latest album in ARC Music’s Ultimate Guide series which started in 2013 with The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Folk, followed by the award-winning album – Best Compendium 2015
LiveIreland – The Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk (liner notes by John O’Regan) and in 2015 the #1 album (Global Village USA) The Ultimate Guide to Scottish Folk with liner notes by musician, author and BBC Radio 3 presenter Mary Ann Kennedy.
Watch this video interview from Jon Boden talking exclusively about The Ultimate Guide to English Folk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIx0FPY7xd4