News / The Willows – Single, Video and Tour Announcement

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The Willows are a folk roots band from hailing from Cambridge,  who shot to prominence when their debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by legendary BBC DJs Mike Harding and Bob Harris, who subsequently invited them in for a BBC Radio 2 live session. Considerable national acclaim followed including 4.5 stars in Maverick… Read more »

News / Jon Boden Announces Fourth Solo Album ‘Rose in June’

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Chicago-born and Sheffield-based folk outlier Jon Boden has announced his fourth solo album, ‘Rose In June’, which is due for release November 1st on Hudson Records. Alongside the album announcement Boden is sharing the lead single and title-track. A traditional song telling the tragic story of two fishermen named Andrew Davidson and John Allen, captain… Read more »

News / Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall Autumn Tour Dates

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After just over a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, are reflections of the world around them. Their harmony-rich songs tell tales of struggle and triumph… Read more »

News / Belshazzar’s Feast to hang up their Grapes in 2021

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Belshazzar’s Feast has brought some traditional folk music,  a touch of classical, a smidging of jazz and music hall and swathed it all in a wrinkled anorak of merriment, to give their fans (‘all six of them’)  a unique live experience for the the last 26 years.  Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and… Read more »

News / Leylines Competition Winner Announced !!

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We are thrilled that the winner of the Leylines competition has been announced !! https://www.spiralearth.co.uk/win-tickets-to-see-the-leylines/ Christine Hall plus a guest will be off to the Ropetackle Arts tomorrow !! We hope you have a wonderful evening !! There are still a few tickets left if you are quick! Visit https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/the-leylines/ for more details.

News / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds new album Ghosteen

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How do you turn an album launch into a global event? That must have been the task set to the marketing team behind the launch of the new album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. How do you create an ‘experience’ in an age where the bulk of music consumption is digital, where we… Read more »

News / Faustus on Autumn Tour before 2020 trip Down Under.

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Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the… Read more »

News / New Site For Towersey Festival 2020 Revealed

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56 years old Towersey Festival is the longest running folk festival in the country and for a good proportion of five and a half decades was held in the village which bears the name. However when that was no longer an option the entire operation stayed close to home at the nearby showground whilst still… Read more »

News / Is it too soon to say …. Kate Rusby’s Christmas Tour Dates ??

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When all the world is nesh, nights are dark and telly schedules are stacked up with seasonal specials old and new, there’s only one seasonal speciality to see you through advent–the Christmas songs of Kate Rusby. She’ll give you the old and traditional, infused with lively and impassioned newness.Twenty-five years and more of writing, arranging… Read more »

News / Ewan McLennan Autumn Tour Dates

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Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue…. Read more »