News / Camping with the Kettles. Merry Hell’s lockdown merriment

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Of course you all know Merry Hell, the band who make more sense and sing more sense than most. If you don’t then where have you been since 2010? when rising from the ashes of the best unsung punk folk band ever The Tansads, the core musicians relaunched with subtle changes as the ultimate people’s… Read more »

News / Wardruna – new album postponed till 2021

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Wardruna have announced that their new album Kvitravn, due to be released in June has been postponed until January 2021, here is their instagram post: View this post on Instagram ALBUM RELEASE POSTPONED It is with heavy hearts and great disappointment that we announce that our upcoming album “Kvitravn” will be moved to January 22nd,… Read more »

News / The Front Room Festival, for all folk in lock down

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There is little enough cheerful news at present, but the ever resourceful Matthew Bannister, he of radio/podcast ‘ Folk On Foot’ in which he meanders across the British countryside chatting with folk artists with a shared love of walking and tales to tell of inspiration and music, has come up with a cracking idea. On… Read more »

News / Laura Marling fast tracks new album release to 10th April

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Well this is good news, a new Laura Marling album was set for the Summer, but Laura has decided to bring it forward “My new album ‘Song For Our Daughter’ is coming out this week, ahead of our planned schedule. In light of the change to all our circumstances, I saw no reason to hold back… Read more »

News / Lunatraktors, a bold entrance to the wasteland

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If you ever find contemporary folk a tad, shall we say, safe – then the Lunatraktors might just be the duo to reassert that missing bite. The duo is Carli Jefferson and Clair Le Couteur and their debut album This Is Broken Folk is out now. We have a video exclusive of the track The… Read more »

News / The Shee Postpone Shadows Tour Due To Coronavirus Uncertainty

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The Shee press office have released a statement regarding their forthcoming Tour. “Due to the uncertainty around the Coronavirus and how it will affect us all in the coming months and many venues remaining closed for the foreseeable future, regrettably The Shee ‘The Shadows’ Tour will be postponed until spring 2021. Where possible, we hope that… Read more »

News / The Unthanks – Diversions Vol. 5 Live & Unaccompanied

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This month sees The Unthanks back with the fifth instalment in their acclaimed “Diversions” series. On this record, The Unthanks are the unaccompanied voices of Becky Unthank, Rachel Unthank and Niopha Keegan. The version of the group that includes Adrian McNally as pianist, producer and arranger, and Chris Price on guitars and bass, is still… Read more »

News / Jazz FM Awards 2020 nominations announced

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Charles Lloyd, Philip Bailey, Anderson .Paak, Celeste, Jacob Collier, SEED Ensemble, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Yazz Ahmed and more nominated for the Jazz FM Awards 2020. Public voting is open now at www.jazzfmawards.com and will close on Wednesday 15th April at 23:59. Full list of Jazz FM Awards 2020 nominations: BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR Sponsored… Read more »

News / Knockengorroch Festival COVID-19 Contingency plans

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We have had a statement from the organisers of Knockengorroch Festival regarding the possible disruption caused by COVID-19 Here it is in full: We’re getting in touch about the growing concerns on how COVID-19 may impact this year’s festival. We are aware that mass gatherings in Scotland will be affected and that this may include us…. Read more »