News / The Transports – Revival of Peter Bellamy’s revered work

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Some of the UK’s finest folk stars are to unite in a 40th anniversary revival of Peter Bellamy’s most revered work, The Transports. The Young’uns, will join forces with Nancy Kerr and Greg Russell, they will be joined by ex Bellowhead cellist Rachael McShane and celebrated trio Faustus (Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose). Sartin, another former member… Read more »

News / Nancy Kerr curates ‘Words and Music’ at Kings Place

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From the 1st December 2016 Nancy Kerr curates a series of events exploring dialogues that spring from our environment and our relationships with, and within it, through literature, music and song. These special concerts see the finest of contemporary folk music performers in partnership with some of our time’s most insightful writers. Shared themes of… Read more »

News / George Monbiot & Ewan McLennan in unique collaboration

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This collaboration between author George Monbiot and musician Ewan McLennan seeks to address the curse of our age: a crowded planet stricken by loneliness. Using music and the written word, it seeks to make connections in a splintered world. The project began with an article George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian, about the age of loneliness. The… Read more »

News / Hatful of Rain, on the road now!

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Hatful of Rain have just started a mini tour, we just gave their recent EP Climb The Air a 4 star rating so they are well worth catching if you can: 17th Sept – Hailsham Pavilion, Hailsham, Sussex 30th Sept – Shoe Factory, Norfolk 1st October – Greystones, Sheffield, S11 7BS 2nd October – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham 17th November… Read more »

News / Oysters 3 tour dates March 2017

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Oysters 3 is an offshoot of Oysterband, being a trio of founder members Ian Telfer, John Jones and Alan Prosser. Originally the challenge was to do something different from the ‘normal’ concert, the highly popular gigs have centred around a sharing of tales of the band’s history and renditions of some of their most popular… Read more »

News / Martyn Joseph, worthy nominee in AIM Independent Music Awards 2016

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Welsh singer songwriter Martyn Joseph had the honour of being nominated at the AIM Independent Music Awards at The Brewery in London this week – in the closely contested category of Hardest Working Band or Artist. he was nominated alongside Darren Hayman, Kamasi Washington, Run The Jewels and Shaodow. On the night the award went… Read more »

News / Steve Knightley gets fit and writes a song a week for a month

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The iconic Devonian singer songwriter Steve Knightley is embarking on an attempt to write a song a week for a month and make a short film about each one to post on YouTube. No great shakes you might think, but the mad fool is combining that with getting fit and sorting out his drinking and… Read more »

News / Freakwater UK and Ireland tour dates

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Freakwater are purveyors of a deliciously unique strand of gothic Americana that mashes up blues, country, bluegrass and folk. The core of the band is the harmonies of Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin and the bass playing of Dave Gay – their recent album Scheherazade pulled in a cast of musicians local to the recording studios in Louisville, Kentucky… Read more »

News / Madeleine Peyroux UK tour dates November 2016

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Madeleine Peyroux is set to return to the UK with three shows across the country, featuring a headliner performance  at the EFG London Jazz Festival, and followed by shows in Birmingham and Essex. Peyroux will showcase music from her forthcoming album Secular Hymns, set for release on Universal/Impusle! Records on September 16th, in a stripped down trio… Read more »

News / Listen: ‘Moonshine is the Sunshine by Nathan Bowles

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At the forefront in the renaissance of Americana music, Nathan Bowles, has shared a rendition of “Moonshine Is The Sunshine” a cover of an obscure song from Jeffrey Cain’s 1970 debut album. It appears on his upcoming album Whole & Cloven. Have a listen below… Unusually Bowles sings on this track, accompanying himself on banjo… Read more »