News / FAUSTUS March Tour 2018

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Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweasel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and… Read more »

News / Knight & Spiers UK Tour March 2018

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In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special ‘one off’ concert at that year’s festival. In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight, with no space to be found in the Marquee and… Read more »

News / UK Americana Awards 2018 RESULTS

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The third annual UK Americana Awards took place at London’s Hackney Empire last night, rounding off two days of activities at this year’s AmericanaFest UK, including an evening of artist showcases in venues around Hackney on Wednesday 31st January and daytime conferences. In a glorious night celebrating the thriving UK and international Americana music scene,… Read more »

News / Folk by the Oak Line-up

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Folk by the Oak have confirmed that the powerful and captivating Scottish songstress, Amy Macdonald will close the Folk by the Oak 2018 Main Stage this year. Amy, who will perform her finely honed acoustic set, is a dedicated live performer with a reputation for energetic and effervescent live performances, so was deemed perfect for… Read more »

News / First Aid Kit announced as final main stage headliner for Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

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Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to announce Swedish duo First Aid Kit as the third and final headline act. The Brit Award nominated and critically acclaimed indie-folk sisters will close the Festival’s main stage on Friday night with what is set to be an unmissable Festival highlight. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, sisters Johanna and Klara… Read more »

News / Brand New Single from Mànran

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As the haggis is boiling and the neeps and tatties are prepped, Scottish trad-rock band Mànran are celebrating the work of Scotland’s earliest Poet Laureate Iain Lom MacDonald with their brand new single ‘Là Inbhir Lòchaidh’ (‘The Battle of Inverlochy’) Although widely believed that Robert Burns was Scotland’s first Poet Laureate, Charles II named Iain… Read more »

News / Sarah McQuaid New Album and extensive tour for 2018

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UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid releases her fifth solo album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous, on Friday 2nd February 2018. Produced by guitar icon Michael Chapman, the album is distributed worldwide by Proper on LP (heavyweight vinyl in gatefold sleeve) as well as CD, and is being promoted with 2018 tours in… Read more »