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

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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 »

News / Kate Rusby announced for the 10th Folk by the Oak festival

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For their 10th festival Folk by the Oak are welcoming back Kate Rusby – in the year that marks 25 years of her glorious music making. Of all the stars in folk music’s wondrous firmament few shine so bright.  Kate was actually the original inspiration for a folk gathering at Hatfield House. Directors Caroline and… Read more »

News / New video from ahab’s Dave Burn

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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 »

News / Luke Jackson and Amy Wadge on tour

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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 »

News / Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman tour dates for 2017

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn and Sean deservedly won Best Duo in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and have announced a very impressive set of live dates for 2017, check them out on their site at kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com, here is the tour flyer…

News / 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 »

News / 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 »

News / Emily Portman December tour dates

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Emily Portman has a set of live dates in December 2016, accompanied by the Coracle band that consists of Rachel Newton, M G Boulter, Lucy Farrell, Sam Sweeney, Will Scrimshaw and Pete Flood. And what an amazing band is that! DEC 1 THU  MAC  Birmingham, United KingdomTICKETS DEC 2 FRI Pontio,  Bangor, United Kingdom TICKETS DEC 3 SAT Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool,… Read more »

News / UK Americana Awards 2017 nominations announced

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Thursday 2nd February 2017 St John at Hackney, London The Americana Music Association UK has chosen celebrated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson to receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his career and life in music. Acknowledged as one… Read more »

News / 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 »