News / ‘Wasted’ – Exclusive New Video from Dave Burn’s album ‘Arizona’

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Ahead of the release of the new solo album ‘Arizona’ from ahab’s Dave Burn –  a new and unreleased live video has been released to one of the tracks.  Cast your eyes and ears on ‘Wasted’ below… Here at Spiral earth, we are loving Dave’s new album, you may remember him from award-winning alt-country/americana band… Read more »

News / Maverick Festival 2017 celebrates 10th anniversary

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Maverick Festival is celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary this year, taking place from Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017, showcasing the most authentic and talented musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. Over the past decade the Maverick Festival  organisers have stuck to what they believe and presenting exciting and inspiring line-ups year after year. This year’s… Read more »

News / First acts announced for FolkEast 2017

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FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August 18-20. And it will be packing a punch with a plethora of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners and nominees across six stages, including folk legend Jon Boden and Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. This will be one of Jon Boden’s first solo festival performances,… Read more »

News / Baluji Shrivastav – OBE for services to music

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Some heartening news amidst all of the intolerance, greed and aggression that seems to be the norm in the world at the moment; Baluji Shrivastav is to be honoured with an OBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace. Baluji is the Director and founder of the London charity Baluji Music Foundation (BMF) and The… Read more »

News / UK Americana Awards 2017 RESULTS

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The second UK Americana Awards took place at London’s St John at Hackney on Thursday 2nd Feb 2017, rounding off two days of activities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. In a wonderful night celebrating the thriving UK and International Americana music scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry and the public… Read more »

News / Leveret tour dates

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Leveret is the brilliant trio of Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron – surely three of the best folk musicians the UK has produced. They have a great set of tour dates across march 2017… February 17 The Met, Bury, Lancashire March 3 Key Theatre, Peterborough 4 Calstock Arts, Calstock, Cornwall 5 The Fleece,… Read more »

News / UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2017

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The AMA-UK has announced the list of performers for the second annual UK Americana Awards at St John at Hackney on Thursday 2nd February. Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Richard Thompson and Bob Harris Emerging Artist winner, Wildwood Kin will both perform on the night. Also taking to the stage will be nominees: Mary Chapin Carpenter, who… Read more »

News / Win with Show of Hands – Prizes worth over £7000!

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The generous people from Enjoy Travel, the organisers of Costa del Folk, are hosting a fantastic competition, giving you the chance to win a cruise where you’ll be joined on board by one of the UK’s leading acts in British Folk Music, Show of Hands accompanied by the exquisite vocals and harmonies of double bassist Miranda… Read more »

News / Dreadzone Spring 2017 tour dates and new album ‘Dread Times’

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Our favourite old-skool-dub-beat-reggae-electronic boys Dreadzone release their eighth studio album ‘Dread Times on the Dubwiser label on Feb 17th. ‘Alongside core members Greg Dread, who produced this 12 track album, Leo Williams, Chris Compton, reggae vocalist Earl 16 and MC Spee, Dread Times introduces younger blood into the mix with newest member Bazil bringing an… Read more »

News / Fairport’s Cropredy Convention full line up – Petula Clark headlines

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Airport’s Cropredy Convention has a final line up for its 50th anniversary in 2017. Here is the full release… Fairport’s Cropredy Convention music festival today (23 January 2017) announces four more acts to complete the roster of nineteen previously announced. Petula Clark will headline on Friday 11 August. With three Grammy Awardsand millions of record sales… Read more »