News / The East Pointers on the road in the UK

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east pointers

Catch this hot Canadian trio right now on tour in the UK, dates below. Folk Music isn’t always old, even when it sounds like something lifted straight from a vintage ceilidh. For proof, witness The East Pointers, and Secret Victory, an adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster of a debut album by a stylist trio from Prince… Read more »

News / First artists announced for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2016

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levellers

Grammy award winning American singer songwriter Rosanne Cash – the daughter of country singer Johnny Cash, folk rock band The Levellers, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, singer songwriter Tom Robinson, and world music star Raghu Dixit are among the acts signed so far for the four-day festival. Others include Dervish & guests, Show of… Read more »

News / Turin Brakes first track from new album

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Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes release a brand new track Keep Me Around.  A lusciously upbeat, string laden, ear-catching tune, the song is taken from the band’s new album Lost Property which is released on January 29th. The band also have a 21 date UK tour lined up for January, February and March 2016 that kicks off at Celtic… Read more »

News / Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 2016 tickets on sale

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purbeck 2016

With the success of this year’s Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, it comes as no surprise that the popular family friendly four-day event will be back next year from 25-28 August. The festival champions local music, traditional song writing and originality and is a big draw for music lovers. Tickets are on sale now with exciting… Read more »

News / Apple of my Eye – new video and forthcoming album

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apple of my eye

Apple of my Eye were nominated for a Spiral Award for ‘Seven Tides’ earlier this year, we like them a lot and are very pleased to hear that they have recorded a third album and the band are currently in the process of mastering & gathering artwork for it’s release next year. In the meantime they… Read more »

News / New Website!

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new site

A site overhaul was well overdue and we have taken the opportunity to completely update and refine the whole site. We have found that the way people use and interact with the site has changed a lot and this new simplified design works really well on mobile devices. We will be adding to and tweaking… Read more »

News / Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands – first look

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beowulf

ITV’s epic drama, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, has been filmed on location in the North East of Britain, Kieran Bew takes the lead in the mini series that takes its inspiration from the mythic Old English poem. Set in the mythical Shieldlands, a place of spectacle and danger populated by both humans and fantastical creatures, it looks… Read more »

News / Tom Hardy’s Taboo rounds out cast

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Tom Hardy

Taboo is a forthcoming drama created by Steven Knight and Tom Hardy, based on an idea by Hardy and his father Chips. The eight-episode miniseries is about James Keziah Delaney, a rogue adventurer, who returns to Britain from Africa along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. According to the Hollywood Reporter Michael Kelly, Oona… Read more »

News / New illustrated edition of Casino Royale from The Folio Society

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casino royale

The Folio Society is proud to present the first title in its new 007 collectors’series. Few characters have come to define a genre as James Bond has done, and this introduction to his world, with its merciless villains, spectacular dangers, ill-fated romances and exotic settings,  is Fleming at his best. A lavish edition, with seven… Read more »