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State Of Hysteria (2008) by Aidan Jolly, with Jilah Bakhshayesh, Martin Milner, Jaydev Mistry Cat. no. wr002 price £10 inc. P&P

State Of Hysteria Cover‘State of Hysteria’ was recorded live in one week at Grange Studios in Norfolk. It features Jilah Bakhshayesh on violin, vocals and kamanche, Martin Milner on guitar, mandolin, vocals and daf, Jaydev Mistry on percussion and electric guitar, and Aidan on vocals, guitar and symphonie.

play 'Radio Independence' (excerpt) | play 'Just Another Day (In Baghdad) (excerpt) | play 'The Singing Of The Water' (excerpt)


Tracks: Radio Independence/What Makes A Place?/Just Another Day In Baghdad/State Of Hysteria/Ghost Hill Farm/The Tortoise And The Hare/Swallows/Captives/The Singing Of The Water

"Well crafted contemporary roots" Time Out
"This is another fine album. The sound has a more international feel than before thanks very much to the contribution of Jilah Bakhshayesh who takes lead vocal on the superb title track & plays violin & kamanche” **** Rock n Reel
“Manchester’s ethnic & cultural diversity is strongly represented within the contemporary roots oeuvre of musician Aidan Jolly who is based in the city. The poetic lyricism is undeniable. Starkly different songs do a fine thought provoking job on this topic" -
8/10 Hi fi +
"A powerhouse songwriter with a big heart and a great voice" - Birmingham Post

"With commitment and concern oozing from every word, the album undeniably hits home" - Net Rhythms
"Manchester based roots musician Aidan Jolly has crafted a fine acoustic folk album with the added spice of the Anglo/Iranian connection" - Classic Rock Society
Aidan is a fine folk singer, and has a great gift of crafting a good song" - Maverick

"Aidan writes and sings with great passion and I found this album quite riveting. Ms Bakhshayesh's spine-chilling performance on the title track is outstanding, but that's the word I'd use to describe the whole album” - The Folk Diary

System Fault (2006) by Aidan Jolly Cat. no. wr001 price £6 inc P&P

System Fault CD CoverEleven songs written and recorded with some of Manchester's finest musicians helping out.

play 'Sea To The Sky' (excerpt)
play 'Skin' (excerpt)
play 'History' (excerpt)
play 'Dennis The Menace' (excerpt)

Tracks: Fire/Sea to the Sky/How Dare You Be So Good?/Skin/Work/Dennis The Menace/History/Landfall/(Untitled)/Sea Song/I Wish You Joy

“The focus of this album is firmly on the impact this world has on ordinary people and the lives they lead. Quite brilliantly handled - the last track is a fine slab of satire and a fitting end to a unique piece of work” - 9/10 Hi fi +
“ immensely accomplished product, especially so for a debut singer-songwriter. Aidan's extremely capable in both departments, and his work is enviably genre-defying, covering many bases: Polished" - NET RHYTHMS
“System Fault” is a grower album, both musically & lyrically, & well worth the listen”- **** ROCK n REEL

Contraflow by Aidan Jolly Cat. no. wr000 price £6.00 inc P&P

Contraflow CD CoverA cycle of songs in an eclectic mix of styles that looks at life in an average part of the UK, and takes the temperature of change, interwoven with interviews. Recorded in 2003. Originally commissioned by Congleton Borough Council.

Play 'Contraflow'
Play 'Pulsar (Deep In My Heart)'

Tracks: Ghost Hill Farm/Contraflow/Bricks And Mortar/Rental Man/The Forgotten School/The Land That Was Ocean/Out Of Town/Let The People Decide/Pulsar (Deep In My Heart)

SPECIAL OFFER: Order System Fault and Contraflow for £11 inc P&P

Radio Lempa (Various Artists) Catalogue no. MFH002 price £10 inc P&P. If paying by cheque please make it out to 'Music For Hope'
Radio Lempa CD CoverFourteen songs from five bands of the Baja Lempa region of El Salvador, recorded live in the area. Featured bands are Tlaloc, Nuevo Renacer, Cluny, Proyección Activa, and Eneyda Verónica Amaya. The music ranges from Cumbia through Rock to traditional Salvadorean and Andino styles (some examples are below). All money raised (after costs) goes to Music For Hope

play 'Amame' (excerpt)
play 'Eres Como El Aire' (excerpt)

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Virtual Migrants: 'Exhale' DVD/CD

Exhale DVD CoverEXHALE  - 5 years of video, music and electronic art engaging with asylum and migration in a new world order. Features a huge range of collaborations with various artists, musicians and poets including.  DVD, Audio-CD and two booklets with 40 pages of essays, images and contexts. Go to for details and orders

Play 'Our Land' from 'Exhale'

"evocative, metaphorical" The Guardian
"brilliantly executed" City Life

Banner Theatre: Songs From Fortress Europe

Songs From Fortress Europe CD CoverAidan toured, performed and wrote with Banner between 1992 and 1998 - this CD of music from three Banner productions represents the best of that period.

Play 'Global Vultures' from 'Fortress Europe'

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