Music / Resolved – Nick Burbridge and Tim Cotterell

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Resolved

In 2013, Nick Burbridge’s first solo collection of songs Gathered (also ably supported by the talented Tim Cotterell) earned him a Songwriter of the Year award from Spiral Earth and prompted me to write of “Nick’s most satisfying lyrical and musical ‘statement’ and (with due respect) the best album of this unnameable decade”.  Four years later while remaining circumstantially… Read more »

Music / Shake the Chains – new touring commission of protest songs

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shake the chains

The Shake the Chains tour is fast approaching and the band have recorded this promo track – it’s Pete Seeger’s If I had a Hammer From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners’ strike, songs are a common and integral factor in all the… Read more »

Music / New video from ahab’s Dave Burn

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Dave Burn

We’ve heard on the grapevine that Dave Burn, former vocalist and guitarist of alt-country band ahab is soon to release his debut solo album. ahab impressed everyone with their seamless 4 part vocal harmonies, and enjoyed a whirlwind few years on the Americana scene, gaining famous fans such as Bob Harris and Simon Mayo along… Read more »

Music / Luke Jackson and Amy Wadge on tour

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Luke Jackson Amy Wadge

Acclaimed young singer songwriter Luke Jackson is to join forces for the third time with Cardiff’s Amy Wadge this month for what promises to be a dazzling double header UK tour. Between January 20-February 10, Luke will tour England and Wales with Amy, known for her winning songwriting collaboration with “Britain’s hottest pop star” Ed… Read more »

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

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 »