News / A Winter Union – Yuletide UK Tour 2017

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“Whatever you celebrate, come celebrate it with us!” Sat round Cambridge’s own Six Bells pub, the five members of A Winter Union are hatching plans for this year’s winterfest extravaganza! This festive folk super group, formed for a one-off show in 2015 by members of Megson, The Willows and Hannah Sanders has gone from strength… Read more »

News / Cambridge City Roots 22 Feb – 6 March 2018

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Cambridge City Roots

THE spirit of the world-famous Cambridge Folk Festival will inject the city with winter cheer in February and March, when Cambridge’s second city-wide winter folk and roots festival opens for two weeks of exceptional music and events. An all-encompassing Corn Exchange line-up includes: the soaring, Gambian sun-drenched chords of stunning Kora virtuoso and opening Festival… Read more »

News / Police Dog Hogan tour dates 2018

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Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan get back on the road with a short tour during February and March 2018. With 300 plus gigs already under their belts and a highly successful fourth album, Wild By The Side of The Road, released in 2017 this band carries on delivering their own brand of Country, Americana tinged rock to… Read more »

News / The Young’uns talk to Strangers: Be the Man

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In August 2017, Teesside folk group The Young’uns embarked on a journey to meet the people who inspired the songs on their forthcoming album, Strangers. In the first video in this series, Michael, Sean and David from The Young ‘uns meet Matthew Ogston, the courageous anti-homophobia campaigner whose heart-wrenching story inspired their song Be The… Read more »

News / Frigg UK tour November 2017

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FRIGG, from Finland are a leading act on the Nordic music scene, they have dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, Fiddles On Fire, Cambridge Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival & many more. Their sound has been dubbed Nordgrass – a mix of Nordic folk and bluegrass. To support their new album Frost On Fiddles on 5 October… Read more »

News / Southdown Folk Festival Sept 21-24

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Sussex by the sea is the place to be at the end of September when the 5th Southdowns Folk Festival brings the best of British roots acts to the county for one of the last music festival flings of summer – this year extended to four days. Bognor Regis will be buzzing as organiser Roger… Read more »

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 »