Festivals / Maverick Festival 2017 celebrates 10th anniversary

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maverick 2017

Maverick Festival is celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary this year, taking place from Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade the Maverick Festival  organisers have stuck to what they believe and presenting exciting and inspiring line-ups year after year. This year’s… Read more »

Festivals / First acts announced for FolkEast 2017

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Folkeast 2017

FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August 18-20. And it will be packing a punch with a plethora of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners and nominees across six stages, including folk legend Jon Boden and Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. This will be one of Jon Boden’s first solo festival performances,… Read more »

Festivals / Win with Show of Hands – Prizes worth over £7000!

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The generous people from Enjoy Travel, the organisers of Costa del Folk, are hosting a fantastic competition, giving you the chance to win a cruise where you’ll be joined on board by one of the UK’s leading acts in British Folk Music, Show of Hands accompanied by the exquisite vocals and harmonies of double bassist Miranda… Read more »

Festivals / Kate Rusby announced for the 10th Folk by the Oak festival

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kate rusby

For their 10th festival Folk by the Oak are welcoming back Kate Rusby – in the year that marks 25 years of her glorious music making. Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament few shine so bright.  Kate was actually the original inspiration for a folk gathering at Hatfield House. Directors Caroline and… Read more »

Festivals / Two free tickets to Ragged Bear Festival

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Ragged Bear Festival is a new tradition; a multi-genre music festival based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire with free entry ‘fringe’ events on 11th & 13th November, as well as a ticketed event on Saturday 12th November. There are multiple venues across the town centre, all with various attractions. The main music festival is held at The… Read more »

Festivals / The Association of Festival Organisers celebrates 30 years at November Conference

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AFO conference 2016

The AFO consists of over 200 festival and event organisers, suppliers, agents and freelance individuals. Since 1986 it has been there to share knowledge and to provide a larger and connected voice for the independent festival sector. Spiral Earth has been collaborating with the organistaion for several years, just have a look at the festival… Read more »

Festivals / Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2016

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Cropredy 2016

11 -13th  August. Cropredy, Oxfordshire. Breakfast on a barge floating in the canal is a good thing, it helps to watch the assembled Cropredyites negotiate the tow path and various obstacles. All the world seems to pass as a full English is prepared and mugs of tea consumed. A woman struggles against the flow of humanity… Read more »

Festivals / Spiers and Knight – Surprise collaboration at FolkEast

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Spiers and Knight

A unique collaboration between folk legends Peter Knight and John Spiers has been announced for East Anglia’s festival FolkEast. The three day festival at the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall will witness the debut performance of the pair on the Broad Roots stage on opening night (August 19). The content of… Read more »

Festivals / Sark Folk Festival 2016

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sark folk festival 2016

Now in its seventh year, the Sark Folk Festival is more popular than ever – if you gauge popularity by how quickly the tickets sell out then Sark is surely the most popular festival in the UK – less than an hour currently seems the par for them to be snapped up. We first visited… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast gets wrapped in in six week countdown

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FolkEast

An arboreal artwork that traditionally marks the start of the countdown to East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast festival has been unveiled. The annual dressing of a 65 foot dead oak tree on the festival site at Suffolk’s Glemham Hall Estate began in 2013. Visible from the nearby A12, it has become a recognised totem heralding “six… Read more »