News / Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn present Life and the Land

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BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker joins forces with highly acclaimed singer and pianist Kirsty Merryn to create a fresh take on a tradition ripe for rediscovery.  Life and the Land is a celebration of England’s harvest tradition, re-imagining songs born out of our agricultural past. Focusing on songs from rural England found in local… Read more »

News / Brighton and Hove Folk Festival Announced

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Isn’t it about time Brighton had a folk festival of its own? In 2020 it will! The Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is a timely new addition to the folk festival circuit, run by established local promoters Folkroom, with renowned illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell as patron of the festival. The brand new Brighton… Read more »

News / Morganway release new video before February 2020 Tour

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Morganway was founded in 2016 by twin brothers Callum (vocals/bass) and Kieran Morgan (lead guitar), and genre-defying keyboard player Matt Brocklehurst. Their numbers quickly grew as their sound developed, with singer SJ Mortimer, whose growling vocals were a perfect complement to the Morgan brothers gritty guitar work, and fiddle player Nicole J Terry joining the… Read more »

News / Quarehawk- Michael Walsh

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Michael Walsh

Flute player Michael Walsh was born in Manchester and raised in Stockport, where he began to play Sligo style. ‘QuareHawk’ the word is Irish slang for an odd or weird person; the album content is like its title distinctive and certainly from the leftfield. Opening and ending the album are ‘The Lathe revival Pt1 &… Read more »

News / 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 »

News / 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 »

News / 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 »

News / 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 »

News / 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 »

News / 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 »