Music / Belshazzar’s Feast Two Wise Men Tour 2018

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Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) are, by their own admission “one folk’s odd couples”, have been entertaining audiences around Europe, The States and Australia, for the last 25 years. With virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour and ‘ extravagant lifestyles to support’,  as well as a love of music, thankfully… Read more »

Music / NICK MULVEY ANNOUNCES INTIMATE SOLO UK TOUR DETAILS.

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Nick Mulvey is very pleased to follow his recent triumphant headline UK tour with details of another for later this year. Having sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this year performing as a trio, Nick will head out solo in September on an initial 18-date run at much more intimate spaces across the UK… Read more »

Music / Notes From The Boat – Mike Vass

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It is no understatement to say that boats play a big part in the life of Mike Vass. The former member of Malinky had always been a keen sailor, but it was whilst recovering from Lyme’s disease that the two worlds of music and sailing came together for him. His dad gave him a book… Read more »

Music / Damien O’Kane & Ron Block join forces for UK Summer Tour & ‘BANJOPHONY’ album

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When one of the finest banjo players on the Irish music scene joins forces with one of America’s most celebrated bluegrass banjo players you should be prepared for fireworks! This July/August, Coleraine’s Damien O’Kane and California’s Ron Block join forces for their first UK tour, showcasing their captivating and singular debut duo album, Banjophony. The humble banjo has long been the… Read more »

Music / Jackie Oates – new album ‘The Joy of Living’ plus tour dates

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Jackie’s seventh studio album, The Joy of Living is to be released on the 24th August (ECC & ECC100 Records).  It’s a record that covers an intensely personal period of her life, in which she celebrated the birth of her daughter Rosie and bid an emotional and loving farewell to her beloved father. The Joy of… Read more »

Music / Debut, solo album release for Sam Sweeney “The Unfinished Violin”

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A veteran of the mighty Bellowhead’s domination of British folk for ten years, artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music, Sam Sweeney has signed with Island Records to release his first solo… Read more »

Music / Turas 1980 – Clannad Live in Bremen

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This double album is an unreleased live recording of Clannad that captures the band just before the decade which would see them define a new age of Celtic Music and go on to global popularity. Recorded by Radio Bremen in 1980 it captures perfectly the trad material that they energised with their near magical talents…. Read more »

Music / Sarah Darling new single and Summer live dates

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Celebrating the announcement of 5 UK Festival dates this summer, including British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park on July 15th, country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling releases her new single ‘Diamonds’ on Friday June 15th. The single is her second released in 2018, following the soul-stirring single ‘Wasted’ this March. As with ‘Wasted’, the new single… Read more »

Music / Rachael McShane to release solo album with new band The Cartographers

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Singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player Rachael McShane hails from the North East. She is best known as an original member of folk big-band Bellowhead. All that, however, may be about to change with the release of her distinctive and captivating, brand new album ‘When All Is Still’ (Topic Records) on 10th August 2018. It… Read more »

Music / New folk night in Brighton Toy and Model Museum

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The Toy Museum Folk Club is a new series of live gigs run by Folkroom Records in collaboration with the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. The Folk Club’s first season of events will run from August to November this year and include gigs by Jess Morgan, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Ewan McLennan, Emily Mae… Read more »