Festivals / 40 Top Folk Musicians “TOGETHER AGAIN” for Folk On Foot 3

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The award-winning Folk on Foot podcast is re-uniting some of the top names in UK folk for a third online festival on Bank Holiday Monday August 31st. The podcast’s first two festivals raised over £190,000 for musicians who lost their livelihoods during the Covid lockdown. Folk on Foot Festival 3 – TOGETHER AGAIN – will… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast Fixes It! The Show Goes On – Virtually!!

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FolkEast, the UK’s most easterly folk festival, is to welcome audiences to Suffolk for a live event this month after all. In April, in common with most other 2020 folk festivals, husband and wife directors John and Becky Marshall-Potter reluctantly decided to postpone their hugely popular event until August 20-22, 2021, following the COVID -19… Read more »

Festivals / Cambridge Comes Home (Literally)

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Given all the drastic cancellations, restrictions and general disquiet that’s gone on because of CoVid 19 it’s been on line activities and events which have at least raised a ray of hope for live music when all is restored to a modicum of normality. Of course this should be festival season, sunshine, a drink in… Read more »

Festivals / Folkroom’s stay-at-home Pillow Fort Folk Festival Streaming live this Saturday

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Folkroom’s Pillow Fort Folk Festival – an afternoon of live music taking place on June 6th. As the prospect of meeting friends at a gig again soon seems far away, Pillow Fort Folk Festival will bring musicians and fans closer together for a magical day streamed absolutely live from some of the folk scene’s finest musicians’… Read more »

Festivals / FolkEast Crowdfunder Tops £21K After Tough Decision to Postpone 2020 Festival

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What a difference a day (or so) makes. Just five days after making the sadly inevitable decision to postpone England’s most easterly folk festival this August, FolkEast organisers have been overwhelmed with donations to their crowdfunding campaign. In just seven years FolkEast – held in the glorious Suffolk grounds of Glemham Hall – has built a distinct… Read more »

Festivals / Stars Line up for Second Folk on Foot Front Room Festival

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The award-winning podcast Folk on Foot has announced the line-up for a second Front Room Festival to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. It follows the success of the first festival on Easter Monday which raised nearly £110,000 through a crowdfunding appeal to support musicians who can’t play gigs during the lockdown…. Read more »

Festivals / Ciaran Algar’s CCC Festival after 50 day Lock-down Collaborations

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Over the lockdown period, Ciaran Algar has been creating a daily musical collaboration with many of the Folk scene’s top musicians to provide a bit of joy in very strange times. After many comments from people who had discovered a new favourite artist from the collaborations, Ciaran decided to organise a festival – a showcase of… Read more »

Festivals / Folkeast adds more artists to line up

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FolkEast is pretty unique in the festival scene, not least from the incredible vision and faith of the organisers John and Becky Marshall-Potter. They have nurtured this festival over several years, sunk their own money into it and seen it stand on its own two feet as a genuinely independent folk festival. Folkeast harks back… Read more »

Festivals / Folk By The Oak 2020 Line Up

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New names have been added to the already great line up for possibly the best one day festival in the UK (actually I’ll say it is the best). It’s just been announced that they have added Sam Sweeney to the Main Stage line up, accompanied with Jack Rutter,Louis Campbell and Ben Nicholls. Opening the Main Stage this… Read more »

Festivals / First names on the Cambridge Folk Festival 2020 line up revealed

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The first announcement of artists appearing at the Cambridge Folk festival 2020 have been announced; Cat Stevens, Suzanne Vega, Martha Wainwright, Show of Hands and Seasick Steve are amongst the list. here is the press release: Cambridge Folk Festival is thrilled to announce the first artists for its 2020 line-up: Making his Cambridge debut in… Read more »