Debbie Koritsas lives in Yorkshire, England. She works in human resources, having earlier read French, Spanish and Portuguese at Birmingham University. Besides contributing to Rambles.NET, she writes for The Living Tradition Magazine and occasionally for Songlines Magazine and other outlets.

She is mad about Celtic and European culture and enjoys the music, literature, language and cinema of many countries, especially the UK, France, Spain and Portugal. She has a strong interest in Celtic music, the Gaelic song of the Scottish Western Isles, the structures of jazz and the craft of the singer-songwriter. She also has a growing enthusiasm for world music -- particularly Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin American.

She has many other interests, including helping with her local arts/music festival, photography and enjoying nature/wildlife.

Reviews by Debbie include:

Bachue
The Butterfly

Back of the Moon
Luminosity

Freeland Barbour
Winter's Journey

Kuljit Bhamra & Shan Chana
Himalaya Dawn

Blazin' Fiddles
The Old Style

Brolum
The Fair Face I Never Saw

Rosie Brown
Clocks & Clouds

Steve Byrne
Songs From Home

Capercaillie
Live in Concert

Karan Casey
Distant Shore

Jen Chapin
Linger

Beth Nielsen Chapman
Look

Abdullah Chhadeh & Nara
Seven Gates

Chris Cortez
Hold It Right There

Jacqui Dankworth
Detour Ahead

Mat Dickson
The Keeper's Log

The Dunedin Consort
Silhouette

Earth-Wheel-Sky-Band
Waltz Rromano

Fraser Fifield
Honest Water

Fine Friday
Mowing the Machair

Fire in the Glen
Let the Wind Blow High

Flook
Haven

Bob Fox
Borrowed Moments

Bebel Gilberto
self-titled

Tim Gorman
Celtic Loop

Phamie Gow
Dancing Hands

Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories)

Ayako Hotta-Lister
The Japanese Koto

The Iron Horse
The Wind Shall Blow for Ever More

Jethro Tull
Broadsword & the Beast

Benji Kirkpatrick
Half a Fruit Pie

Mary Jane Lamond
Storas

Last Night's Fun
Tempered

The Rob Levit Trio
Uncertain Path

Jennifer Licko & Alan Chapman
Language of the Gaels

Yvonne Lyon
Fearless

Fiona Mackenzie & Arthur Cormack
Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!

Laura MacKenzie
Laura & the Lads

Karen Matheson
Downriver
The Dreaming Sea

Michael McGoldrick
Fused
Wired

Pat Metheny
One Quiet Night

David Milligan Trio
Late Show

Ross Milligan
Passing Places

Oi Va Voi
Laughter Through Tears

Aidan O'Rourke
Sirius

Dean Owens
My Town

Eddi Reader
Sings the Songs of Robert Burns

TJ Rehmi
The Warm Chill

Bonnie Rideout
Soft May Morn

James Ross
James Ross

The Scottish Power Pipe Band
Cathcart

Mary Smith
Sgiath Airgid

Mindy Smith
One Moment More

Sunhoney
November

Tango Siempre
Tangled

Kenneth Thomson
Seoladh Dhachaigh

Kathryn Tickell & Corrina Hewat
The Sky Didn't Fall

various artists
Accordeons: Bretonne Attitude
Glorious Scotland

Greg Walker
Straight from the Source 1
Straight from the Source 2


Ben Buxton
Mingulay: An Island & its People

Mairi Hedderwick
An Eye on the Hebrides: An Illustrated Journey

Milan Kundera
Ignorance

Norman MacCaig
Selected Poems, edited by Douglas Dunn

Margaret Fay Shaw
From the Alleghenies to the Hebrides: An Autobiography

R.S. Thomas
The Poetry of R.S. Thomas, edited by Anthony Thwaite


Cambridge Folk Festival

Abdullah Chhadeh, with Nara

Celtic Connections, Day 1

Celtic Connections, Day 2

Celtic Connections, Day 3

Jacqui Dankworth & Band

Flook

The Gathering: A Celebration of Traditional Irish Music & Arts

Jools Holland & His R&B Band

Rebecca Hollweg, with Andy Hamill

Lunasa

Karen Matheson & the Scottish Ensemble

John McCusker

Mike McGoldrick, Eamonn Coyne, John Joe Kelly & Ed Boyd, with Des Hurley

Kate Rusby & Friends

Kate Rusby Band

The Emily Smith Band

KT Tunstall & Band

Warsaw Village Band


Julie Fowlis: staying true to her Hebridean roots


Kate Rusby, Live in Leeds

Pride & Prejudice

Skye: The Movie