News / WIN TICKETS to FolkEast 2017

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win tickets to folk east 2017

FolkEast in association with Spiral Earth have one pair of adult weekend tickets (worth £230) and a copy of the fantastic new book “Folk Song in England” by Steve Roud (worth £25) which comes out this week (17th August 2017) up for grabs. The festival takes place this coming weekend, 18 – 20 August, With headliners Jon… Read more »

News / Only a month to go until the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2017

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Bursting at the seams with headline acts and family fun galore, the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (24-27 August), is set to be the highlight of the summer. Legendary acts rub shoulders with upcoming talent amidst the beautiful hillside surroundings of the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival located in the Dorset countryside. The stellar line-up announced so… Read more »

News / Musicport Festival 2017 line up

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The full line-up for Musicport Festival 20th – 22nd October 2017 is now beginning to emerge. Often referred to as the UK’s biggest indoor festival of “world music” the event covers a much broader and more eclectic range of music than that term implies and the organiser Jim McLaughlin believes that the term “local, national,… Read more »

News / New album from Martin Simpson ‘Trails & Tribulations’ due in September

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Singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years ‘Trails & Tribulations’ on September 1st 2017 via Topic Records. The brand-new studio album, his first new solo work since 2013’s widely praised ‘Vagrant Stanzas’, will be available in standard and deluxe CD (with 6 bonus tracks), digital download and vinyl. Martin… Read more »

News / Sark Folk Festival to take a break in 2018

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Festival organisers have announced that they will be taking a break in 2018 and the Sark Folk Festival will have a year off. SFF has been hugely successful since the first festival in 2010. It has been run, right from the start, by a very committed group of volunteers who have given a huge amount… Read more »

News / Cambridge Folk Fest – Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls to headline Saturday night

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Acclaimed English indie-folk singer songwriter, Frank Turner joins the bill to headline Saturday night with his band The Sleeping Souls. He made his Cambridge debut in 2008, with a completely new take on English folk, fuelled by the intense energy that marked him out as frontman of his post-punk band Million Dead. The creative force… Read more »

News / The Spooky Men’s Chorale are back in the UK for 2017 tour

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Australia’s weird and wonderful black-clad choristers are gearing up for another biennial blast round Britain. Following triumphant UK tours in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, they are busy packing multifarious hats in their native New South Wales, ready to whisk themselves away from the eucalyptus-infused Blue Mountains for a whistle-stop run of nearly… Read more »

News / CARA live dates in England to promote their latest album, YET WE SING

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Born fourteen years ago of Germany’s longstanding love affair with Celtic music, Cara’s line-up features four of that country’s finest traditional musicians, together with Scottish singer-songwriter and pianist Kim Edgar, delivering an innovative blend of old and new material with traditional and folk-pop stylings, fronted by twin lead vocals. Now considered to be one of… Read more »

News / India Electric series of EPs – ‘Songs in the City’

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India Electric Co

In 2015 Devon duo India Electric Co made an emphatic entrance onto the acoustic music scene with a beguiling debut CD that was gloriously impossible to pigeon hole. Arriving seemingly fully formed on the scene the ‘twenty-somethings’ dazzled with their original material – the sublime vocals of Stacey complementing the huge talents of pianist, violinist… Read more »

News / Hannah James’ JigDoll in Bristol

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  “Those who saw JigDoll witnessed an elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song…it was beautiful and baffling.” Froots Magazine JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and clog dancer. JigDoll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show, exploring… Read more »