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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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 »