For The Turnstiles: My 3 Glastonbury Picks

As a judge for the Emerging Talent Competition I had to whittle my 159 artists down to just these three artists:

Laurie Cameron


Hailing from Scotland Laurie Cameron released a wonderful collection of songs called The Melancholy Tapes EP in 2010. Her songs are a thing of beauty, full of depth, intricate and delicate. The best track on the EP is this song which grabbed my attention so much that I had to listen to it over and over again:

Laurie Cameron: And I, Upon The Oceans Lay

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Elliott Morris

Elliott Morris is a seriously good guitarist while at the same time a decent vocalist and songwriter. Take a listen and look at this radio friendly single which suggests a fruitful and long career:

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The Little Unsaid

I really love this band. The Little Unsaid write songs that are difficult to place into a genre. This is mature indie folk music with outstanding musicianship. Check out the band for yourself by listening to the band’s debut album here:

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The long-list of 123 bands were narrowed down to just 8 by the following 10 judges: Michael Eavis (Glastonbury organiser), Emily Eavis (Glastonbury organiser), Nick Dewey (main stages programmer), Martin Elbourne (main stages programmer), Malcolm Haynes (Dance Village programmer), Steve Symons (West Holts programmer), Philippa Aylott (Radio One producer), Angus Baskerville (live agent), Paul Charles (agent/promoter/manager) and Chris Salmon (music journalist). Unfortunately none of my three picks made the final eight. Interestingly none of the eight Irish bands in the long list made it either which is a shame.

Listen to the final eight bands left in the competition and through to April’s live final:

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About Peter444

For The Turnstiles is the Folk Column for 4FortyFour! I'm an experienced maths teacher moonlighting as an unqualified freelance music journalist! I'm also behind the 2UIBestow website. If you're all about folk send me a message mixtape4melfi::at::gmail::com
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