Music / New album from Stick In The Wheel

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From Here: English Folk Field Recordings released 17/03/2017 Curated, recorded and produced by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, Stick In The Wheel. Pre-order your copy HERE. Launch weekend at London’s Cafe Oto on Sat 18th March and Sun 19th March 2017 with many of the featured artists – more info and to buy tickets HERE…. Read more »

Music / Ghosts of Heroes in Whitby

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Whitby and The Esk Valley will once again echo to the sound of seasonal Christmas Music and Carols at Festival on the Moor’s annual Christmas show, involving many performers from the local community. However, this year’s version has more to offer focusing on the theme of ‘Whitby and the Esk Valley in World War 1,… Read more »

Music / New album and video from Cocos Lovers

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Cocos Lovers have announced they are finishing their new album, and releasing some live videos in the next few months. In addition, they will be touring with Will Varley Watch a new song recorded live in session. The first of five tracks recorded live that the band will be posting in the near future. Cocos… Read more »

Music / The Most Fun You Can Have in January Without Leaving the Country!

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The fourth Stroud Wassail is taking place on the 14th January 2017. This year the event itself is to be preceded by Stroud Wassailers visiting pubs and restaurants. Stroud Wassailers will be singing songs, performing plays and generally entertaining in exchange for collecting food and money on behalf of the Stroud Food Bank. Says Steve… Read more »

Music / New Album – Sweet Liberties

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Sweet Liberties is a new 14-track album that charts Britain’s social and political journey through the eyes of some of the country’s leading folk singer songwriters and musicians. From the original 2015 commission by Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), in partnership with the House of Commons as… Read more »

Music / The Young’uns – “We Three Sings” Christmas Shows

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Young Uns

After the success of last year’s sellout Christmas tour, twice award-winning folk award winners The Young’uns once again don their festive jumpers for a lighthearted romp through Christmas’ past. From carols rooted deep in the soil of pagan Britain, to original songs of seasonal cheer and heartbreak, the three wise men of folk will be… Read more »

Music / Listen to ‘Odal’ by Wardruna

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Wardruna

Here is a track from the forthcoming album Runaljod – Ragnarok by Wardruna, the album release will be October 2016, but you can pre-order now with a whole host of limited edition offers from the bands web store – be quick as these will likely sell out really fast. The Runaljod trilogy of albums is Einar… Read more »

Music / Summoning the Old Gods with Wardruna

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ragnarok wardruna

Quite frankly it feels that Wardruna have tapped into some very ancient powers with their trilogy of albums exploring the deeper esoteric meanings of the ancient Norse runic alphabet. They use some of the oldest Nordic musical instruments , self-made frame drums and ceremonial drums, mouth harp, tagelharpe (‘viking fiddle’), flutes, goat horns, tongue horns and… Read more »

Music / Climb The Air – Hatful of Rain

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Climb The Air

Hatful of Rain epitomise the explosion of UK Americana artists who have grasped this living tradition of music that has travelled across the Atlantic over the past centuries to the Americas and is now enjoying the return trip. On its travels it has rubbed up against countless other musical styles, been shaped by familiar hands… Read more »

Music / The Natural Selection Australian Songbook – Bush Gothic

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Bush Gothic

Bush Gothic are band leader Jenny M. Thomas together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis. ‘The Natural Selection Australian Songbook’ contains ten Australian Folk songs that have been lovingly rearranged by the band… Hang on, that’s sounding a bit dry… try this; Jenny Thomas, along with her two accomplices have completely reinvented… Read more »