News / Celebrating 40 years since the release of Bob Marley’s ‘Kaya’

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On the 24th of August, The Marley Family, Island Records, and UMC will collectively proclaim the sun is shining in celebration of 40 years of Kaya, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ historic March 1978 release. The album’s themes of love and peace have resonated across the world and the record reached the top 5 in… Read more »

News / Bert Jansch – Just A Simple Soul – ‘Best Of’ collection released 26th October

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From his 1965 iconic debut album, Bert’s peerless musicality, songwriting and interpretation of traditional song has held generation after generation spellbound and inspired musicians in all genres. Just A Simple Soul – named after the closing track on his 1998 album Toy Balloon ­- is the first collection of Jansch’s entire solo career, with insightful… Read more »

News / Belshazzar’s Feast Two Wise Men Tour 2018

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Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) are, by their own admission “one folk’s odd couples”, have been entertaining audiences around Europe, The States and Australia, for the last 25 years. With virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour and ‘ extravagant lifestyles to support’,  as well as a love of music, thankfully… Read more »

News / NICK MULVEY ANNOUNCES INTIMATE SOLO UK TOUR DETAILS.

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Nick Mulvey is very pleased to follow his recent triumphant headline UK tour with details of another for later this year. Having sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this year performing as a trio, Nick will head out solo in September on an initial 18-date run at much more intimate spaces across the UK… Read more »

News / Banjophony – Damien O’Kane & Ron Block

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You know that point when you are listening to someone play a banjo as part of their set or album and you wish it would go on longer? Our prayers have been answered by the über talented Damien O’Kane & Ron Block, devotees and masters of the Irish tenor banjo and American bluegrass banjo respectively…. Read more »

News / The Hives to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days 2018

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Monochrome five piece The Hives have been announced to headline Friday night at Beautiful Days. The unconventional Swedish rockers, whose hits including ‘Hate To Say I Told You So’, ‘Tick Tick Boom’ and ‘Walk Idiot Walk’, are renowned for their unmissable and energetic live show. Also added to the Main Stage bill are Manchester band… Read more »

News / Sark Folk Festival returns in 2019

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The organisers of Sark Folk Festival have announced the dates for next years festival, 5th to the 7th July 2019. This comes after the festival took a year out in 2018 for a breather. The success of this little festival took everyone by surprise as soon as it left the starting blocks, not least the committee… Read more »

News / The South Bank Sky Arts Awards Winners

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The South Bank Sky Arts Awards are the only awards ceremony in the world to represent the entire spectrum of the British Arts. This years awards, presented on the 1st july, saw a host of artists from the entire spectrum of the arts celebrated for their achievements, with Benedict Cumberbatch the recipient of the coveted Outstanding… Read more »

News / Folk On Foot – new podcast from Matthew Bannister

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Folk on Foot will let listeners follow Matthew Bannister, one of the country’s leading broadcasters, walking alongside some of the genre’s foremost singer songwriters and musicians in scenic and intriguing locations around the country, from Scotland to the South Downs, Devon to Derry. They will be leaving their footprints on a wide variety of landscapes –… Read more »

News / Bath Folk Festival now in its 9th Year – 11 – 19 August 2018

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Now in its ninth year, Bath Folk Festival runs from 11th – 19th August 2018 and presents great opportunities for players and listeners alike. The festival features concerts, lively pub and café sessions, storytelling, dance and the popular Bath Traditional Music Summer School, where students learn traditional music for five days under the tuition of… Read more »