News / Baluji Shrivastav – OBE for services to music

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Some heartening news amidst all of the intolerance, greed and aggression that seems to be the norm in the world at the moment; Baluji Shrivastav is to be honoured with an OBE for services to music at Buckingham Palace. Baluji is the Director and founder of the London charity Baluji Music Foundation (BMF) and The… Read more »

News / UK Americana Awards 2017 RESULTS

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The second UK Americana Awards took place at London’s St John at Hackney on Thursday 2nd Feb 2017, rounding off two days of activities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. In a wonderful night celebrating the thriving UK and International Americana music scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry and the public… Read more »

News / Leveret tour dates

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Leveret is the brilliant trio of Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron – surely three of the best folk musicians the UK has produced. They have a great set of tour dates across march 2017… February 17 The Met, Bury, Lancashire March 3 Key Theatre, Peterborough 4 Calstock Arts, Calstock, Cornwall 5 The Fleece,… Read more »

News / UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2017

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The AMA-UK has announced the list of performers for the second annual UK Americana Awards at St John at Hackney on Thursday 2nd February. Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Richard Thompson and Bob Harris Emerging Artist winner, Wildwood Kin will both perform on the night. Also taking to the stage will be nominees: Mary Chapin Carpenter, who… Read more »

News / Win with Show of Hands – Prizes worth over £7000!

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The generous people from Enjoy Travel, the organisers of Costa del Folk, are hosting a fantastic competition, giving you the chance to win a cruise where you’ll be joined on board by one of the UK’s leading acts in British Folk Music, Show of Hands accompanied by the exquisite vocals and harmonies of double bassist Miranda… Read more »

News / Dreadzone Spring 2017 tour dates and new album ‘Dread Times’

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Our favourite old-skool-dub-beat-reggae-electronic boys Dreadzone release their eighth studio album ‘Dread Times on the Dubwiser label on Feb 17th. ‘Alongside core members Greg Dread, who produced this 12 track album, Leo Williams, Chris Compton, reggae vocalist Earl 16 and MC Spee, Dread Times introduces younger blood into the mix with newest member Bazil bringing an… Read more »

News / Fairport’s Cropredy Convention full line up – Petula Clark headlines

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Airport’s Cropredy Convention has a final line up for its 50th anniversary in 2017. Here is the full release… Fairport’s Cropredy Convention music festival today (23 January 2017) announces four more acts to complete the roster of nineteen previously announced. Petula Clark will headline on Friday 11 August. With three Grammy Awardsand millions of record sales… Read more »

News / Gigspanner tour dates Feb/March 2017

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Peter Knight’s Gigspanner step out on the road for a set of live dates in late February and March this year. We all know they are great so get a ticket – more details at http://www.gigspanner.com February 2017 23 Preston, Minster 24 Sale, Waterside Arts Centre 25 Hepworth, Village Hall March 2017 3 Stourbridge, The Glasshouse Theatre… Read more »

News / Megson ‘Generation Rent’ tour dates 2017

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Megson’s GENERATION RENT TOUR starts this month with some new dates listed below. Tickets are selling fast so get yours while you can! GENERATION RENT TOUR 2017 19 JAN UPWOOD CAMBS UPWOOD VILLAGE HALL 20 JAN THAMES DITTON THE RAM CLUB 21 JAN DORCHESTER ARTS CENTRE 03 FEB TROWBRIDGE VILLAGE PUMP CLUB 04 FEB WHITCHURCH… Read more »

News / Shake the Chains – new touring commission of protest songs

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The Shake the Chains tour is fast approaching and the band have recorded this promo track – it’s Pete Seeger’s If I had a Hammer From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners’ strike, songs are a common and integral factor in all the… Read more »