Music / Eliza Carthy – Restitute/Through That Sound My Secret was Made Known 2020 tour dates!

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Eliza Carthy MBE should by now need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy herself is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. Her first “solo” album of traditional music in 14 years, Restitute is literally… Read more »

Music / Winter Union – The Yuletide Tour 2019

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Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other. Expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the 5-piece blast through a repertoire of brand new, specially written songs, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and Christmas classics from both sides of the… Read more »

Music / Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook returns this December

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Following the huge success and popularity of Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook over the last 13 years, the show will be returning to venues across Scotland this December – bringing warm and moving musical moments to get audiences in the festive spirit. Phil and a billing of Scotland’s finest folk musicians will hit the road for… Read more »

Music / Lucy Ward – A Cosy Night Out Tour

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After wowing Cambridge Folk Festival with her Folk Ballet, The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and Spiral Award Winner Lucy Ward, has decided to do what she does best, and go out on  tour. You can expect an enchanting evening full of festive delights where Lucy will be delving into seasonal traditions, songs both old… Read more »

Music / Danny Pedler & Greg Russell Field & Dyke Project

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Danny Pedlar & Greg Russell bring you the Field & Dyke project; a project combining traditional music with the sounds of industry. Grown out of an oral history research project conducted by Danny, the music incorporates samples of dialogue from Field & Dyke Interviewees as well as being based around factory machine rhythms. These innovative… Read more »

Music / O’HOOLEY & TIDOW GENTLEMAN JACK TOUR

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Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and concerts that sell out months in advance. February/March 2020 sees the duo playing… Read more »

Music / Changeable Heart – Ruth Notman & Sam Kelly

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Sam Kelly and Ruth Notman have joined forces to produce  a ten-track album of traditional and self-penned songs within a contemporary style. Damien O’Kane as producer adds that extra expert touch. It’s almost ten years since Ruth Notman released her last album, ‘Life of Lilly’.  Although well received at the time, Ruth decided on a… Read more »

Music / The Victorians – Harp and a Monkey

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Harp And A Monkey

Harp and a Monkey have been beavering away in the North West of the UK producing a rather unique sound to their folk music for some ten years. To create something of a fun challenge as the band started, they decided that their instrumentation should be refreshed with instruments that they had not played before…. Read more »

Music / Beyond The Blue Door – Ronnie Earl

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There are blues guitarists in this world and then there’s Ronnie Earl – master of the smouldering tempo and as guest star David Bromberg on this album explains a man whose depth of feeling cannot be learned. This, his 26th album which traverses classic blues and soul, is another testament to his talents. A masterclass… Read more »

Music / Postcards & Pocketbooks: The Best of Bella Hardy

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BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy found her first home in folk music through a childhood love for ballad books. A self-taught ‘fiddle singer’, she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals from the age of 13. Her debut album Night Visiting established her reputation as a talented songwriter when her first original… Read more »