stick in the wheel


Stick In The Wheel & From Here Records: “We are very pleased to announce a two-day residency at London’s Cafe Oto, on April 30th/May 1st 2016, featuring ourselves, and a host of our favorite people, to launch our label proper. Music, traditional culture, talks, and secret guests. The associated release is a split single with Lynched, who will be performing both nights.”

The very first From Here Records weekend event is a  fantastic showcase for two raw young bands  at the cutting edge of contemporary folk music, shifting the genre forward in an uncompromising and exciting new direction.

The Stick In The Wheel and From Here philosophy from day one has been “We play the music of our people. We sing in our own accents. We record in our kitchens and living rooms. This is our culture, our tradition.” Fine words from the 2016 Folk Awards nominees in the categories for Best Group and Best Traditional Track.

The band whose debut album, also titled ‘From Here’ gained the thumbs up from Louder Than War (review here), are joined by  Dublin’s Lynched, also nominated in the 2016 Folk Awards for Best Group and Best Album (with ‘Cold Old Fire’) plus  legendary folk figurehead John Kirkpatrick.

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– Lynched
– Stick In The Wheel
– John Kirkpatrick


– Stick In The Wheel
– Lynched
– John Kirkpatrick
– From Here May Day Chorus

Full details and tickets available at the Cafe Oto website here


You can find Stick In The Wheel online here:

They are also on Facebook  and tweet as @StickInTheWheel


You can find Lynched  online here:

and also on Facebook


John Kirkpatrick’s website can be found at  



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Mike has been contributing to Louder Than War since 2012, rising through the ranks from contributor to Sub Editor and now Reviews Editor. He brings his eclectic taste to the table with views on live shows (including photography) and album reviews, features and interviews from rock to metal to acoustic and folk.


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