English Folk Guitar, eminently listenable vocals and great songs,
both traditional and contemporary'
'Duncan's a punchy guitarist in the 'English folk' style and offers
a set about
between his own songs, other people's and traditional'
'Duncan has an obvious feel for the tradition and a deep-rooted
belief that it has a place in the current folk scene,
which he puts across with lively showmanship.
'His own songs show a
canny grasp of, and response to, the tradition, while his intrinsic
seriousness of intent and approach is often laced with a healthy
happens to be hugely entertaining'
'Stylistically, Duncan's guitar technique falls very much within
the Carthy/Nic Jones school, with a strong rhythmic
impetus that's infectious in the extreme.
His singing has real character
too' (Traditional Music Maker)
‘Absolutely great; The Duncan McFarlane Band CD ‘All Rogues &
Villains’ is chock full of great stuff,
really powerful playing and singing.’ –
Mike Harding, BBC Radio
Two, Folk & Roots Show, 27th June 2012
'Essentially solid, energetic English electric folk, full of pumping
riffs and loads of energy'
'Robust folk-rock - reels, jigs and stout songs, well-executed and
'It’s nice to find a folk-rock band that understands both
folk AND rock and knows how to draw on one without diluting the
'The world can always use more good English folk-rock and this is loud, fast music, based on the rhythms of
English country dance music with sharp-edged electric guitar leads,
electric fiddle, and gutsy, gritty singing'
(quotes from fRoots, the Yorkshire Evening Post, Dirty Linen
(USA), Shreds & Patches)