News / FolkEast Crowdfunder Tops £21K After Tough Decision to Postpone 2020 Festival

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What a difference a day (or so) makes. Just five days after making the sadly inevitable decision to postpone England’s most easterly folk festival this August, FolkEast organisers have been overwhelmed with donations to their crowdfunding campaign. In just seven years FolkEast – held in the glorious Suffolk grounds of Glemham Hall – has built a distinct… Read more »

News / Stars Line up for Second Folk on Foot Front Room Festival

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The award-winning podcast Folk on Foot has announced the line-up for a second Front Room Festival to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. It follows the success of the first festival on Easter Monday which raised nearly £110,000 through a crowdfunding appeal to support musicians who can’t play gigs during the lockdown…. Read more »

News / NINEBARROW LAUNCH ‘HOUR OF THE BLACKBIRD’ CHORAL CHARITY SINGLE /VIDEO FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

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Before the world became a place we barely recognise Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, aka acoustic duo Ninebarrow, had been looking forward to a special collaborative concert in their home county of Dorset next week. On Saturday, May 23 they were due to join forces with two celebrated chamber choirs – Hampshire’s Hart Voices and Surrey’s Chantry Singers (conducted by Musical Director and St Paul’s Cathedral… Read more »

News / Fay Hield to Release New Album ‘Wrackline’ in September

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Fay Hield has been described as a singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Her first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the… Read more »

News / Music Venue Trust launches #SAVEOURVENUES Campaign

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The Music Venue Trust has today announced #saveourvenues, a new national campaign to save hundreds of grassroots music venues at imminent risk of being closed down – permanently. Without these independent venues the live music scene in the UK will die. These grassroots venues play a crucial role in the development of British music, nurturing… Read more »

News / Cropredy: Meet On The Field 2021

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“If you really mean it/It all comes round again…” so sang Fairport Convention each year at Cropredy but not in 2020. Perhaps it was inevitable with so many other events cancelling for twelve months, chief among those being Cambridge, but Fairport and their organising office held on for as long as they could. Past years… Read more »

News / Big Thank You after Front Room Festival raises over £95,000

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“What a triumph and wonder of a day!” tweeted the author Robert Macfarlane, summing up the feelings of the thousands who joined in the Folk on Foot Front Room Festival from their own homes around the UK and the world on Easter Bank Holiday Monday. As the cream of British folk artists performed 30 minute… Read more »

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 »