Music / WILL VARLEY – Announces UK tour for Autumn 2018

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Will Varley is very pleased to announce he will be touring the UK again this autumn, with the majority of the shows taking place in seated theatres and venues. Varley celebrated the release of his 5th studio album, “Spirit of Minnie”, with a packed out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in February. He then spent… Read more »

Music / Stick In The Wheel tour dates

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Lot’s of dates on the Stick In The Wheel tour, tickets on sale now… ‘We play the music of our people. This is our culture, our tradition.’ 12 May 2018 Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings, Roundhouse, London SOLD OUT 26 May 2018 LOOM Festival, Leeds (TRIO gig) 10 Jun 2018 Barking Folk Festival, London (TRIO gig)… Read more »

Music / Lisa Knapp Tour Dates and vinyl release

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Lisa Knapp steps out on the road and releases her album ‘Till April is Dead, A Garland of May’ on limited edition coloured vinyl with lyric booklet.   May 4 Kingkerswell Parish Church, Exeter SOLO 8 Harpa, Iceland (DUO – with Gerry Diver) 21 Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham – SOLO 26 Walthamstow Folk Festival, London-SOLO… Read more »

Music / Utopia and Wasteland – Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

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To say these guys showed early promise would be an understatement of huge proportions. They started on the moonlit path of folk music whilst still at school, sounding like they somehow had decades of experiences stored up to bring forth in music and song. Critical and popular acclaim has followed everything they do and Utopia… Read more »

Music / Light The Evening Fire – Glymjack

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A lot of the press surrounding the release is stressing the involvement of the Show of Hands crew, Knightley and Beer lending their formidable talents is a huge plus, not least as it is that duo who spotted the potential of McDonald years back when he pressed a demo into their hands. Light The Evening… Read more »

Music / Melrose Quartet new album and 2018 tour dates.

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Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices. From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant… Read more »

Music / Glymjack’s debut album LIGHT THE EVENING FIRE is out now

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Glymjack is an English folk act led by singer-songwriter Greg McDonald.and throughout 2018 he is touring as an acoustic trio with  fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and bassist Dickon Collinson, delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting originals, English folk songs and fiddle tunes. The term “Glymjack” is Victorian criminal underworld slang for a street… Read more »

Music / Robert Plant and Van Morrison join John Fogerty and Steve Miller Band Line-Up For BluesFest 2018

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BluesFest has added two superstar acts to the line-up for this year’s event with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and visionary Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison both confirmed for the 4-night festival, which returns to The O2 in October. Both Plant and Morrison will perform full sets in The O2 Arena on Friday October 26th…. Read more »

Music / Grammy award-winning American Roots band Old Crow Medicine Show announce release of upcoming album Volunteer

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Grammy award-winning American Roots band Old Crow Medicine Show hase announced the release of their upcoming album Volunteer, due out April 20th. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson). Since the release of their last Grammy-winning studio effort Remedy, Old Crow… Read more »

Music / Martin Simpson extensive tour dates for 2018

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“Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” Stephen Fearing The intimate solo performances Martin Simpson gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences… Read more »