News / The search is on for the next cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble

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National Youth Folk Ensemble

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has launched a nationwide search for talented young musicians to become the next members of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. A series of Sampler Days will be held throughout England during May and June to audition musicians aged 14 to 18 for up to 25 places in… Read more »

News / Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2017

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BEARDED THEORY’S SPRING GATHERING 2017 THURSDAY 25TH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 MADNESS | SEASICK STEVE SKUNK ANANSIE | SLAVES THE ALARM | NEW MODEL ARMY ALABAMA 3 | THE SELECTER | CAST SUGAR HILL GANG & FURIOUS FIVE | ANTI-PASTI FOY VANCE | DON LETTS | DREADZONE | VINTAGE TROUBLE REVEREND & THE MAKERS… Read more »

News / Summer Education programme at Cecil Sharp House

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Morris at Cecil Sharp house

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has unveiled its programme of activities for May to August 2017 at Cecil Sharp House in London. Activities on offer include classes, courses and workshops based on traditional English folk arts for children, young people, adults and families. Highlights of the season include: · The popular May… Read more »

News / Jess Morgan to release limited run of handmade 7” records for Record Store Day

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DIY singer/songwriter Jess Morgan takes the do-it-yourself concept to new levels creating handmade vinyl records in her Norwich home. Jess has made a limited run of 7” vinyl of the song ‘Still In Fashion’ (from her album ‘Edison Gloriette’) for release exclusively at Relevant Records in Cambridge for Record Store Day on April 22nd 2017. Jess… Read more »

News / The Shee tour dates – April 2017

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The Shee’s 2016 album, Continuum, continues to garner critical acclaim – and the band is responding to demand by taking to the road for a second album tour. The album, composed and released in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary, will be the focus of the nine-date tour which takes in venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Shee April 2017 live dates are:… Read more »

News / Philip Henry and Hannah Martin Out of the Ordinary tour 2017

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Nobody sounds like the highly innovative Henry and Martin and few can have come up with a tour as different as this. The 10-date Out of the Ordinarytour (May 10-27) will see the award-winning pair weaving their musical wizardry across England and Wales, performing at some totally unpredictable locations. Churches will jostle with caverns, Iron Age roundhouses… Read more »

News / Emily Maguire – new album A Bit Of Blue and live dates

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Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire, the beguiling British-born singer-songwriter whose remarkable personal journey fast-tracked her from the Australian bush to the Albert Hall, has released her first album in more than three years – A Bit Of Blue. With her earlier albumBeliever hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ (Maverick Magazine), anticipation is building around this, her fifth release, recorded at opposite ends of the… Read more »

News / Latest line up announced for Underneath The Stars Festival

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Underneath The Stars

21 – 23rd July, Cannon Hall Open Farm, Hawthorne, South Yorkshire Latest names added EDWARD II | RODDY WOOMBLE | JOHN TAMS & BARRY COOPE | MARRY WATERSON | ÍMAR | ROB HERON & THE TEA PAD ORCHESTRA | DAMIEN O’KANE | SHEELANAGIG | YOLA CARTER | THE DESTROYERS Joining previously announced headliners NEWTON FAULKNER | KATE RUSBY | SHOW OF HANDS | LUCY ROSE | RAGHU DIXIT Underneath the Stars Festival was established in 2014 by Kate Rusby and her family-run record… Read more »

News / Rackhouse Pilfer announce March-April UK tour

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Rackhouse Pilfer

Irish Americana-bluegrass sextet Rackhouse Pilfer announce extensive UK tour from March 11-April 2, opening with a show at this year’s Country to Country Festival at London’s 02 Arena. Performing songs from their acclaimed 2014 album Love and Havoc, they’ll also be previewing material from their eagerly anticipated third album, due for release in the summer. Awarded ‘Live Band of the Year’ by Hot Press soon… Read more »

News / Gilmore & Roberts Spring Tour Dates 2017

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The wonderful Gilmore & Roberts are set to hit the road with brand new songs (and some old favourites) at the beginning of March, covering Germany, the Netherlands and England with their spring tour. All ticket and box office information is available at www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/live. March 3 : House Concert BRUHL, DE – email stoffel_lang@web.de for more… Read more »