Festivals / Cambridge City Roots 22 Feb – 6 March 2018

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Cambridge City Roots

THE spirit of the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival will inject the city with winter cheer in February and March, when Cambridge’s second city-wide winter folk and roots festival opens for two weeks of exceptional music and events. An all-encompassing Corn Exchange line-up includes: the soaring, Gambian sun-drenched chords of stunning Kora virtuoso and opening Festival… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast 2017: A tale of fish, chips, onion ‘road kill’ and Pop Up Pirates

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From the above headline, you’re probably wondering whether FolkEast involves any music at all. However, the admiring comments from musicians before, during and after the event support the view that FolkEast is muscling its way through the crowds to become one of the most enjoyable folk music festivals of the summer. Arriving onto the grounds… Read more »

Festivals / Cropredy 2017. Friends and Fairport at Fifty!

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fairport convention

Simon Jones spent a weekend in a quiet corner of north Oxfordshire.  It’s mid-afternoon Thursday, Cropredy hasn’t begun yet, as I wait in queue for a drink, two women are in heated debate about who has the more vitriolic arguments with their respective husbands “ well, there was the time he said…” “ that’s nothing,… Read more »

Festivals / WIN TICKETS to FolkEast 2017

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win tickets to folk east 2017

FolkEast in association with Spiral Earth have one pair of adult weekend tickets (worth £230) and a copy of the fantastic new book “Folk Song in England” by Steve Roud (worth £25) which comes out this week (17th August 2017) up for grabs. The festival takes place this coming weekend, 18 – 20 August, With headliners Jon… Read more »

Festivals / Only a month to go until the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2017

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Bursting at the seams with headline acts and family fun galore, the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (24-27 August), is set to be the highlight of the summer. Legendary acts rub shoulders with upcoming talent amidst the beautiful hillside surroundings of the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival located in the Dorset countryside. The stellar line-up announced so… Read more »

Festivals / Musicport Festival 2017 line up

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The full line-up for Musicport Festival 20th – 22nd October 2017 is now beginning to emerge. Often referred to as the UK’s biggest indoor festival of “world music” the event covers a much broader and more eclectic range of music than that term implies and the organiser Jim McLaughlin believes that the term “local, national,… Read more »

Festivals / Sark Folk Festival to take a break in 2018

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sark folk festival 2016

Festival organisers have announced that they will be taking a break in 2018 and the Sark Folk Festival will have a year off. SFF has been hugely successful since the first festival in 2010. It has been run, right from the start, by a very committed group of volunteers who have given a huge amount… Read more »

Festivals / Cambridge Folk Fest – Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls to headline Saturday night

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Acclaimed English indie-folk singer songwriter, Frank Turner joins the bill to headline Saturday night with his band The Sleeping Souls. He made his Cambridge debut in 2008, with a completely new take on English folk, fuelled by the intense energy that marked him out as frontman of his post-punk band Million Dead. The creative force… Read more »

Festivals / 10 years of Bearded Theory – Exclusive Interview

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bearded theory 2017

Award-winning festival Bearded Theory celebrates its ten year anniversary at the end of this month, we caught up for a pre festival interview with Rich Bryan, Festival Organiser….. For a festival that started life as a private party in a pub, you’ve come a long way, how does it feel to be celebrating the tenth… Read more »

Festivals / Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2017

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bearded theory 2017

BEARDED THEORY’S SPRING GATHERING 2017 THURSDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 MADNESS | SEASICK STEVE SKUNK ANANSIE | SLAVES THE ALARM | NEW MODEL ARMY ALABAMA 3 | THE SELECTER | CAST SUGAR HILL GANG & FURIOUS FIVE | ANTI-PASTI FOY VANCE | DON LETTS | DREADZONE | VINTAGE TROUBLE REVEREND & THE MAKERS… Read more »