News / 3 Daft Monkeys new website and imminent album

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The really rather brilliant 3 Daft Monkeys have a new album in the works plus a new website, upon which you can listen to all of their previous recordings for a short while, so have a look at www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk They are doing a pledge campaign for the new album, so keep an eye on the website… Read more »

News / The Most Fun You Can Have in January Without Leaving the Country!

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The fourth Stroud Wassail is taking place on the 14th January 2017. This year the event itself is to be preceded by Stroud Wassailers visiting pubs and restaurants. Stroud Wassailers will be singing songs, performing plays and generally entertaining in exchange for collecting food and money on behalf of the Stroud Food Bank. Says Steve… Read more »

News / Will Varley is out on the road

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Today sees the release of Will Varley’s new album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’. Recorded underneath a pub by the sea in Deal, Kent as the waves roared outside, Kingsdown Sundown is a ‘bleak and uncompromising critique of the human condition, journeying deep into our dreams, faults, regrets and politics’. Will steps out on a UK and Ireland tour… Read more »

News / Megson on tour

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Megson are out on tour right now and playing songs from their latest album Good Times Will Come Again, which we reckon  is one of their best ever. The Guardian reckoned it is “One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed.” Megson tour dates 2016/2017 10  NOV… Read more »

News / Two free tickets to Ragged Bear Festival

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Ragged Bear Festival is a new tradition; a multi-genre music festival based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire with free entry ‘fringe’ events on 11th & 13th November, as well as a ticketed event on Saturday 12th November. There are multiple venues across the town centre, all with various attractions. The main music festival is held at The… Read more »

News / Show of Hands Autumn Winter ‘Walk With Me’ Tour

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Heading fast towards 25 years in the business (to be celebrated at Royal Albert Hall next Easter), Show of Hands reunite for a bumper autumn-winter tour of England and Wales starting November 1. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will be joined by their long-standing double bassist/vocalist Miranda Sykes for the 23-date “Walk With Me” tour. Kicking off at… Read more »

News / New Album – Sweet Liberties

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Sweet Liberties is a new 14-track album that charts Britain’s social and political journey through the eyes of some of the country’s leading folk singer songwriters and musicians. From the original 2015 commission by Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), in partnership with the House of Commons as… Read more »

News / The Young’uns – “We Three Sings” Christmas Shows

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After the success of last year’s sellout Christmas tour, twice award-winning folk award winners The Young’uns once again don their festive jumpers for a lighthearted romp through Christmas’ past. From carols rooted deep in the soil of pagan Britain, to original songs of seasonal cheer and heartbreak, the three wise men of folk will be… Read more »

News / Angus R Grant 1967-2016

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Sadly it was announced on October 10 that the mercurial Shooglenifty fiddle player Angus R Grant had passed away after a short illness, here is the announcement in full: It is with deep sadness that we announce that our brother Shoogle, Angus R Grant, passed away last night after a short illness. We would like to… Read more »

News / Faustus Autumn Tour Dates

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Faustus have a new album set for imminent release and will be supporting it with a set of tour dates starting 9 October. The album, Death And Other Animals was ‘researched, rehearsed and recorded during our stint as Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor, it’s a significant departure for us – contemporary songs, material from the… Read more »