News / Afro Celt Sound System to headline Folk by the Oak

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folk by the oak

The gorgeous one day festival Folk by the Oak returns to Hatfield House on Saturday 24 July 2016 with 3 very different but equally exciting main stage acts announced as tickets go back on sale. With sales of over 1.5 million albums and 2 Grammy nominations to date, 2016 sees Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their… Read more »

News / The Young ‘Uns ‘Three For All’ tour dates 2016

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3 for all

Voted ‘Best Group’ at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Young’uns have fast become one of the foremost groups on the UK folk scene. Beguiling audiences around the world, they seamlessly switch from beautiful ballads to brilliant banter, from profoundly poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling… Read more »

News / I Saw The Light trailer – Tom Hiddleston is Hank Williams

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i saw the light

I Saw The Light is based on Colin Escott’s biography of Hank Williams, who died in 1953 at the age of 29. Williams is widely regarded as one of the great country music artists, having hits with Your Cheatin’ Heart, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry and Lovesick Blues amongst many. Along withy Tom Hiddlestone… Read more »

News / Winter fundraiser single for Shelter

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Award-winning contemporary folk duo Gilmore & Roberts release their new fundraiser single ‘Every Midnight Mile’ on December 3rd, with all proceeds going to the homelessness charity Shelter. Previously unreleased, ‘Every Midnight Mile’ conjures up the comfort and security of a warm fireside in winter and features guest vocals from Folk Award winner Lucy Ward and… Read more »

News / Blissfields announces 2016 theme and tickets available

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bliss fields

Blissfields have confirmed dates for its 2016 main event in Woodmancott, Hampshire, returning for its 16th year on July 1st and 2nd with a “HOUSE PARTY” theme. Tier 1 tickets are on sale now via blissfields.co.uk from £85 for an adult pass, alongside tickets for a one-off Christmas Party. First music acts to be announced early 2016. Blissfields has always celebrated… Read more »

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 »