News / UK Americana Awards 2017 nominations announced

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Thursday 2nd February 2017 St John at Hackney, London The Americana Music Association UK has chosen celebrated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson to receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his career and life in music. Acknowledged as one… Read more »

News / New album and video from Cocos Lovers

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Cocos Lovers have announced they are finishing their new album, and releasing some live videos in the next few months. In addition, they will be touring with Will Varley Watch a new song recorded live in session. The first of five tracks recorded live that the band will be posting in the near future. Cocos… Read more »

News / Leonard Cohen 1934 – 2016

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“… our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine.” Leonard Cohen has died. He wrote that elegy for Marianne C Stang Jensen, his lover throughout much of the… Read more »

News / 3 Daft Monkeys new website and imminent album

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The really rather brilliant 3 Daft Monkeys have a new album in the works plus a new website, upon which you can listen to all of their previous recordings for a short while, so have a look at www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk They are doing a pledge campaign for the new album, so keep an eye on the website… Read more »

News / The Most Fun You Can Have in January Without Leaving the Country!

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The fourth Stroud Wassail is taking place on the 14th January 2017. This year the event itself is to be preceded by Stroud Wassailers visiting pubs and restaurants. Stroud Wassailers will be singing songs, performing plays and generally entertaining in exchange for collecting food and money on behalf of the Stroud Food Bank. Says Steve… Read more »

News / Will Varley is out on the road

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Today sees the release of Will Varley’s new album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’. Recorded underneath a pub by the sea in Deal, Kent as the waves roared outside, Kingsdown Sundown is a ‘bleak and uncompromising critique of the human condition, journeying deep into our dreams, faults, regrets and politics’. Will steps out on a UK and Ireland tour… Read more »

News / Megson on tour

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Megson are out on tour right now and playing songs from their latest album Good Times Will Come Again, which we reckon  is one of their best ever. The Guardian reckoned it is “One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed.” Megson tour dates 2016/2017 10  NOV… Read more »

News / Two free tickets to Ragged Bear Festival

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Ragged Bear Festival is a new tradition; a multi-genre music festival based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire with free entry ‘fringe’ events on 11th & 13th November, as well as a ticketed event on Saturday 12th November. There are multiple venues across the town centre, all with various attractions. The main music festival is held at The… Read more »

News / Show of Hands Autumn Winter ‘Walk With Me’ Tour

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Heading fast towards 25 years in the business (to be celebrated at Royal Albert Hall next Easter), Show of Hands reunite for a bumper autumn-winter tour of England and Wales starting November 1. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will be joined by their long-standing double bassist/vocalist Miranda Sykes for the 23-date “Walk With Me” tour. Kicking off at… Read more »

News / New Album – Sweet Liberties

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Sweet Liberties is a new 14-track album that charts Britain’s social and political journey through the eyes of some of the country’s leading folk singer songwriters and musicians. From the original 2015 commission by Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), in partnership with the House of Commons as… Read more »