The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 13)

We’re getting towards the sharp end of our mammoth count down now. Here are songs 30-21 of our favourites of the past ten years. 30 Bear Bones – Oil And Lacquer (2010)   An eight-piece folk explosion of rousing, thickly accented, swagger and swing.   29 James McMurtry – Copper Canteen (2015)   Opening with the quasi-funny, possibly serious “Honey don’t you be yelling at … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 13)

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 1, Polly Pocket

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. This year, to start the ball rolling we have, the already much missed … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 1, Polly Pocket

Introducing…Bear Bones

Bear
 Bones is 
an 
8 
piece 
ensemble 
of
 accordion, 
brass, 
bells, 
banjo,
 strings, 
drums 
and 
voices, 
is 
the
 realisation 
of 
a 
project 
started
 by 
Ben 
Harrison.
 After 
growing
 up 
on
 a 
remote 
Hebridean
 Scottish 
Island, 

Ben 
moved 
to Glasgow
 and 
started 
writing 
songs 
inspired 
by 
his 
island 
home 
and 
the 
life 
he 
led
 there. The 
band’s 
first 
single Oil 
& 
Lacquer quietly 
became
 a 
must‐have 
record … Continue reading Introducing…Bear Bones