News / Debut, solo album release for Sam Sweeney “The Unfinished Violin”

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A veteran of the mighty Bellowhead’s domination of British folk for ten years, artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music, Sam Sweeney has signed with Island Records to release his first solo… Read more »

News / Sarah Darling new single and Summer live dates

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Celebrating the announcement of 5 UK Festival dates this summer, including British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park on July 15th, country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling releases her new single ‘Diamonds’ on Friday June 15th. The single is her second released in 2018, following the soul-stirring single ‘Wasted’ this March. As with ‘Wasted’, the new single… Read more »

News / Purbeck Valley Festival gears up for family fun

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The four-day Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (16-19 August) is one of the biggest events in Dorset’s calendar and hundreds are set to flock to the lush, rolling hills of Purbeck Valley Farm for the popular festival. Whether you’re camping or visiting over the weekend, families are spoilt for choice with all manner of colourful, quirky festival… Read more »

News / Rachael McShane to release solo album with new band The Cartographers

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Singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player Rachael McShane hails from the North East. She is best known as an original member of folk big-band Bellowhead. All that, however, may be about to change with the release of her distinctive and captivating, brand new album ‘When All Is Still’ (Topic Records) on 10th August 2018. It… Read more »

News / New folk night in Brighton Toy and Model Museum

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The Toy Museum Folk Club is a new series of live gigs run by Folkroom Records in collaboration with the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. The Folk Club’s first season of events will run from August to November this year and include gigs by Jess Morgan, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Ewan McLennan, Emily Mae… Read more »

News / Leveret new album Inventions and UK tour

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Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and instead they rely on… Read more »

News / The Ballads of Child Migration – All-star cast on UK tour in November 2018

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In November 2018, a collective of brilliant and respected musicians and singers are taking to the road to tell the moving story of Britain’s forced child migrants. The concert, presented as a series of songs, narration, slides, audio and film clips, premiered at last year’s Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, where it was described as… Read more »

News / Jon Cleary New Album ‘Dyna-Mite’ Out July 13 2018

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New Orleans piano player and songwriter Jon Cleary is widely regarded as one of great heirs to the city’s world-changing music heritage – an outsider from Kent, England who has improbably become a beloved personality in his adopted hometown. From a young age, Cleary’s love for the city was insatiable, with the records of Earl… Read more »

News / Lucy Ward – Pretty Warnings – Released 15th June 2018

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Pretty Warnings is the captivating fourth studio album from Lucy Ward. Rich with tradition and exquisitely penned original songs, this album weaves it’s way effortlessly through matters of love, darkness, longing and joy. It confirms what we already knew – that Ward’s unique ability to inhabit the very heart of a song is bewitching, beguiling… Read more »