From the Margins : About
From the Margins is a music blog, established at the beginning of 2016. It is a personal project, fuelled by discovering things in the real world. Everything included is stumbled on by mooching about at gigs and events, or pacing the streets of towns. A few thousand readers a week turn up from searches, links and artists' social media.
The focus is acoustic and folk music, covered mostly by live review and interview. The physical range of interest is around the edges of the Irish & Celtic Seas.
Punk, electronica, books, interesting community projects and grassroots activism work their way into the mix whenever they seem to fit; experience has suggested that when something is found with political heft and a sense of place, it is worth following the path of distraction.
NOTE : Due to an unexpected increase in work commitments From The Margins will have its digital last rights read at the end of the October, and will not be updated after that point. Hundreds of thousands of readers have turned up over the last three years, which still seems absurd - thanks for dropping by. As the articles often have incoming links, the site will lie in state 'as is' until the end of 2020.