News / MIKE VASS: THE FOUR PILLARS PREMIERE

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Newly Commissioned by the Scots Fiddle Festival and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, The Four Pillars is a multi-media experience and musical suite from Scottish musician Mike Vass. Based on the four major tune types of the Scottish fiddle tradition – the slow air, the march, the strathspey and… Read more »

News / Awake, Arise : A Christmas Show For Our Times

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Awake, Arise : A Christmas Show For Our Times,  is an unmissable one-off collaboration.  Five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists have announced a special tour, celebrating the riches of varied winter traditions,  from the British Isles and further afield and reflecting on the hope and resilience in music and song, that can… Read more »

News / Mawkin announce 2018 ‘Down Among the Dead Men’ album and Tour

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Mawkin’s extraordinary brand of boisterous folk music is gathering momentum with the much-anticipated release of their 2018 studio album with a tour pencilled in for March 2019.  Built on a solid traditional foundation and influenced by the swagger of 90s indie rock and Bellowhead-style brouhaha, Mawkin’s sound comes alive with a large dose of Essex-boy… Read more »

News / The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff Tour -The Young’uns

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The Teesside trio Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade – and just five years after giving up their day jobs – they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best-loved acts. Three times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Young’uns… Read more »

News / FAUSTUS ‘Cotton Lords’ Autumn 2018 Tour

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Faustus have announced their UK ‘Cotton Lords’ Tour, during which they will be presenting new tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project. For the last few months Faustus (Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick & Saul Rose) have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a… Read more »

News / Gigspanner and Gigspanner Big Band Autumn Tour dates

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Peter Knight is gathering his troops for some tour dates this autumn.  If you haven’t yet experienced this ‘glorious, musical tour de force‘  –  now is your chance !! With only four dates with the ‘Big Band’ these venues are bound to sell out quickly so here are the details ;- November 2018 1st: Town… Read more »

News / Damien O’Kane: Folk Prostate Cancer November 25th, Penistone, Barnsley – Raising awareness

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Damien O’Kane is an award winning, well-renowned Irish folk musician and singer now living in Barnsley since his marriage to Barnsley folk songstress, Kate Rusby. Since Kate’s father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2012 (now recovered), Damien was compelled to do something to raise both awareness and money for the cause. It’s a long… Read more »

News / Lady Maisery pre-release copies of new live album for autumn tour dates.

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For Autumn 2018, Lady Maisery announce a new Live album. It contains 13 tracks of live versions of material from their three studio albums ‘Cycle’, ‘Mayday’ and ‘Weave & Spin’ and pre-release copies will be available at gigs in Autumn/Winter 2018 before an official release in 2019. The album captures the true depth of their… Read more »

News / Emily Mae Winters to Tour throughout October.

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Fast rising star on the U.K. Folk/Americana scene Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. Following the success of her award winning debut album ‘Siren Serenade’ Emily embarks on a brand new album pre release tour this October with a full band. Hailed as having… Read more »

News / Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess – five date tour in September.

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Whilst being at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead; power folk trio Faustus; the Seth Lakeman Band, Benji was busy writing material for his own project, which now takes form – The Excess.  A trio: comprising of fellow Bellowhead band mate, Pete Flood on drums and Pete Thomas (Megan Henwood… Read more »