News / Odette Mitchell releases her debut album The Wildest Rose

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Odette Michell is a British Folk Singer and Songwriter with a dynamic new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship. Her vocal style has been described as “warm, intelligent and sitting comfortably amidst folk guitar in a timeless songwriting… Read more »

News / Eliza Carthy’s new solo album released by Topic records

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Eliza Carthy, should, by now, need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Her mother, Norma was one of The Watersons, whose tight harmony arrangements of traditional songs became one of the defining sounds of the 1960s folk revival. Her father, Martin Carthy, is a hugely significant… Read more »

News / Aussie Favourites Back in UK for Eighth Spooky Summer Tour

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They can do mellow and they can do mayhem. They can do dashing and they can do deadpan. They can do bitter and they can do sweet. And now Australia’s weird and wonderfully hirsute, black-clad choristers are plotting another biennial blast round Britain. Be very afraid. The Men in Black are back.   Following triumphant… Read more »

News / Show of Hands ‘Special Relationship’ Spring Tour

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Show of Hands hit the road with a very ‘Special Relationship’ in spring 2019. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, aka the award-winning acoustic roots duo Show of Hands, are back on the road again, and they’re bringing a friend! For their 2019 spring tour, Knightley and Beer are joined by long-term friend and collaborator Richard… Read more »

News / Folk by the Oak Line-up 2019

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Hatfield House | Hertfordshire | Sunday 14 July A festival of folk’s finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland 
for one uplifting summer day of music. The Main Stage: Headliner – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls One of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade, Frank Turner has carved out a… Read more »

News / 25, 30 and 48! Big numbers for Chippenham Folk Fest!

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These are the celebratory numbers for this year’s folk festival in Chippenham. We’ll start with the big number, 48. This is the number of years that there has been a folk festival associated with Chippenham. Starting way back in 1972 in Lacock it has grown to a huge celebration of Traditional folk Arts, music and… Read more »

News / EDGELARKS ‘FEATHER’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR: MAY/JUNE 2019

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Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had returned, Chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions. The pair met when they were both recruited to… Read more »

News / Will Pound takes ‘Through The Seasons’ on the road in June 2019

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The brainchild of brilliant musician Will Pound, one of the finest harmonica players of his generation, Through The Seasons is a celebration of the year in Morris and folk dance. The upcoming UK tour follows on from the success of the inaugural tour last year alongside the release of the acclaimed album of the same… Read more »

News / Anglo-French Topette!! Spring Tour

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Anglo-French acoustic five-piece, Topette!! return to the UK for a spring tour in April / May 2019. This band is a must see, for anyone interested in traditional European dance music, for folk fans, French dancers and discerning listeners alike. “Sublime musicianship and a thumping set of tunes.” fRoots The band’s debut album, C’est le… Read more »