News / STOCKTON-ON-TEES FOLK HEROES THE YOUNG’UNS ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE UK TOUR FOR SPRING 2018

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Stockton-On-Tees’ THE YOUNG’UNS were once again the big story of the evening as the nominees for 2018’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were being announced at the beginning of this month. The Co. Durham band, and Spiral Award winners, who recently released acclaimed brand new album ‘Strangers’ are actually already previous winners of two coveted… Read more »

News / MAVERICK FESTIVAL 2018 – LINE UP – The UK’s first and finest Americana Festival!

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Following a milestone 10th anniversary last year, the UK’s first and finest Americana festival is thrilled to announce the 2018 line up. This years Maverick Festival will take place from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th July, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade Maverick Festival… Read more »

News / Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik – Hugsjá

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After the success of their previous collaboration Skuggsjá; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following up with an imposing new piece entitled Hugsjá. The word ‘Hugsjá’ means to see with, or within, the mind – and it reflects the idea that one’s mind has the potential to see further than the eyes… Read more »

News / Roving Crows to hit the road at the end of February

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Spiral favourites, The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Now in their ninth year, the evolving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant,… Read more »

News / Nominees for Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 announced for Belfast ceremony

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The nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 have been announced by Mark Radcliffe on the Radio 2 Folk Show. This year’s Awards ceremony, presented by Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis, will take place at the Belfast Waterfront on Wednesday 4 April. Tickets are now available from bbc.co.uk/radio2. Now in its 19th year,… Read more »

News / Jamie Smith’s MABON – The twenty year countdown begins…

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With Jamie Smith’s MABON collecting their 20th anniversary rosettes in 2019, the band is gearing up for some busy months of celebration ahead. The fun starts with a number of shows across the UK this spring and summer, which will be recorded to make JSM’s new live album ‘The Twenty Year Gig’, to be released… Read more »