Telling stories through song
"Allmark tells stories through song, many about his native Shropshire, and these are fascinating snapshots - often set in historical times - which is exactly what folk music is all about. The instantly memorable Anglesey Whaler could easily become a well covered folk classic." Martin Lennon - Edinburgh Evening News.
" A generous man and a wonderful songwriter. His Coracle Man is a collection of songs whose dominant theme is the small life struggles of common people doing what is necessary to get by. Seven of the ten tracks are Allmark originals and it's just a matter of time until each shows up in the touring repertoires of others." Rob Weir - Sing Out!
"Coracle Man - Coille Ghillie brings together all the best aspects of the album into one song - the harmonies, fine guitar playing and sensitive, subtle arrangements of additional instruments....... there's been many singer/songwriter albums this year, but not many in the league of this fine production." Dave Acari - Perthshire Advertiser.
"Escape on 220 - The title track Escape on 220 is a brilliant song......" Paul Reoch - Perthshire Advertiser.
"Escape on 220 - Allmark likes to sail through the past; letting the Vikings ply the waters and resurrecting a steamship torpedoed by German U-boats. He also introduces us to country characters and tradesmen. All is done with the weathered simplicity of the barn boards that grace the back cover." Rob Weir - Sing Out!
" I admire his songwriting, his guitar playing and his ability to organise things......and his soup!" Tom Fairnie - singer songwriter
"A great performer and he's written some good stuff. The Line Between The Land and Sea….well impressed with it, it's a great album"
Rob Dunford - Salford City Radio