News / Cropredy 2018 full festival line-up – Brian Wilson headlines with Pet Sounds performance

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2018 a rare chance to hear masterpiece performed live by the music legend and co-founder of The Beach Boys.  Fairport’s Cropredy Convention music festival today (Monday 19 March 2018) announces that Brian Wilson will perform the legendary Beach Boys album Pet Sounds at Cropredy on Thursday 9 August 2018. Acclaimed… Read more »

News / BEAUTIFUL DAYS – LINE UP AND THEME ANNOUNCED

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BEAUTIFUL DAYS 2018 ANNOUNCE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, SHED SEVEN, FEEDER, LEVELLERS, GOGOL BORDELLO, SUZANNE VEGA, CALEXICO, BRITISH SEA POWER, RICHARD THOMPSON ELECTRIC TRIO, VINTAGE TROUBLE, THE WILDHEARTS, ERIC BIBB, JAZZIE B & LOADS MORE Headlining the Main Stage on Saturday at Beautiful Days 2018 are the world-renowned Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers. Their new album… Read more »

News / RHIANNON GIDDENS CHOOSES ARTISTS FOR CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL

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Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to announce the names picked by this year’s Guest Curator, Rhiannon Giddens. The highly acclaimed Americana pioneer has chosen an eclectic collection of talent from both sides of the Atlantic to perform at the Festival this year. Peggy Seeger, Kaia Kater, Birds of Chicago, Amythyst Kiah and Yola Carter will… Read more »

News / Beth Orton confirmed for the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

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The headline acts for the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival (16-19 August) are coming thick and fast, as we hurtle towards summer ( yes we are hurtling towards summer ??) …The latest major act to be announced is the supremely talented British singer-songwriter, Beth Orton. Her mix of acoustic and electronic elements have won her huge… Read more »

News / Folk legend Roy Bailey to play benefit gig for homeless

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Legendary folk singer Roy Bailey is to play a benefit concert for the homeless at a north west venue this summer. The 82 year old performer and social campaigner will sing at St George’s Church, Kendal in Cumbria on Saturday 14 July to raise funds for the town’s winter shelter scheme. Each winter for three… Read more »

News / Karen Tweed celebrates the life of Julia Margaret Cameron

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A thought provoking and elegant concert celebrating the life and work of controversial pioneering 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is taking place on her adopted island of the Isle of Wight on Easter Saturday aiming to present another view of this unique individual. The concert curated and collated by walking whirlwind of an accordionist… Read more »

News / Heg and The Wolf Chorus new album in the pipelines

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After receiving the highly competitive and prestigious Creative Artist Bursary from EFDSS in 2017, Heg Brignall has been busy developing material for a new Heg & The Wolf Chorus album following the success of their acclaimed debut concept album Raising The Fires. This new album, still yet to be titled, is themed around modern day… Read more »

News / Third Album “The Rivers will Flow” from Americana band, The Malingerers

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The Malingerers, release their upcoming third album ‘The Rivers Will Flow’ on Fat & Bulbous Records in March 2018. The seven-track LP and will see a slightly more acoustic style but still blending vintage dust bowl era Americana seamlessly with British Folk and as usual taking in more than a sprinkling of early Jazz and Blues influences. Whilst the band have clearly been… Read more »

News / Top folk music honours for Martyn Joseph

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Not just ‘one of acoustic music’s most original voices’, but also one of its most active humanitarians, acclaimed Welsh singer songwriter Martyn Joseph has received a top honour at the International Folk Music Awards in the USA. Martyn was presented with a Spirit of Folk Award at the Folk Alliance International convention at the Folly… Read more »