News / Sark Folk Festival to take a break in 2018

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sark folk festival 2016

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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spooky Mens chorale

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 »

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 2017

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 »