Music / Flook return after 14 year hiatus with new album ‘Ancora’

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Due to overwhelming popular demand, Flook are back on the scene. After a recording hiatus of 14 years, Flook  released their new album ‘Ancora’ in April 2019. With the flutes and whistles of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly, this iconic band weaves and… Read more »

Music / Martin Simpson to release brand new studio album ‘Rooted’

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Hand in hand with his long and storied solo career, Martin has been central to seminal collaborations like The Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and Simpson Cutting Kerr. He has worked with a dazzling range of artists from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David… Read more »

Music / The Lost Words: Spell Songs CD Book


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Karine Polwart Julie Fowlis Seckou Keita Kris Drever 
Kerry Andrew Rachel Newton Beth Porter Jim Molyneux   In 2018 Folk by the Oak Festival were overjoyed to commission Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated ‘spell book’ rich with poetic rhythms and… Read more »

Music / Ferocious Dog New Album and Tour Dates

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Hailing from Warsop, Nottinghamshire, these Veterans of the live music scene, have spent recent years honing their skills by touring relentlessly both in the UK and beyond. Ever since their conception, Ferocious Dog have continually exceeded all expectations of an independent band; becoming the first unsigned band to sell out Nottingham’s legendary Rock City in… Read more »

Music / Marry Waterson & Emily Barker – Collaborative New Album and 2019 Tour Dates

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No strangers to collaboration, Waterson and Barker discovered an immediate kinship when they started writing together. The intriguing combination of Waterson’s poetic lyrics and Barker’s eclectic musicality has been shaped in the studio by musical polymath Adem Ilhan, with recording contributions from two of Barker’s live band: Lukas Drinkwater (bass and guitar) and Rob Pemberton… Read more »

Music / The Shackleton Trio out on Tour in June

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The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton alongside guitarist Aaren Bennett and mandolinist Nic Zuppardi. Together they play an exciting blend of folk, Americana, and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. Frequently referred to as… Read more »

Music / Rowan Rheingans Premieres Courageous New Solo Show

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Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost innovators in folk music today.  Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and is a five-times nominee. In June this year, Rowan will premiere her ambitious… Read more »

Music / New Folk Music and Museum Commission uses Doncaster’s First World War Stories as inspiration for War and Peace Project

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Internationally renowned singer-songwriters Findlay Napier, Bella Hardy and Greg Russell present an intimate evening of storytelling and song, inspired by stories from the archives, and those collected from Doncaster people through Doncaster 1914-18. In the centenary year of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and the Peace celebrations that followed in Doncaster and across… Read more »

Music / Odette Michell releases her debut album The Wildest Rose

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Odette Michell is a British Folk Singer and Songwriter with a dynamic new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship. Her vocal style has been described as “warm, intelligent and sitting comfortably amidst folk guitar in a timeless songwriting… Read more »

Music / When You’re Ready – Molly Tuttle

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Arriving home from a recent solo Molly Tuttle performance, I was eager to slip on her CD, ‘When You’re Ready’, to relive the experience. The audience had particularly been blown away by the fast and furious, bluegrass style picking that has led her to win the ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award at the 2018 Americana… Read more »