News / Official Charts Company launch the Official Folk Albums Chart

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In recognition of the popularity of the folk music genre, the Official Charts Company announces the first Official Folk Albums Chart.  Launched in partnership with English Folk Expo’s Manchester Folk Festival and supported by Showcase Scotland Expo, the first chart will be revealed on 17 October 2020 The monthly chart is compiled using physical and digital album sales, downloads and streams,… Read more »

News / Ross Ainslie to Release Fourth Solo Album named after Retreat

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Vana the fourth solo album from multi-instrumentalist Ross Ainslie is out on Friday 30th October 2020, named after a wellness retreat in India that Ross visited last year. Drawing inspiration from the peace and recharging energy of his visit, Ross set to work writing and arranging this new body of work. Ross wanted the music on the album… Read more »

News / New Album from O’Hooley & Tidow ‘Live At St Georges’

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It has been 10 years since Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow began writing songs and singing together as O’Hooley & Tidow. And what a decade! This album; recorded live just before lockdown at the beautiful St George’s Bristol, showcases a clutch of songs that tell stories about something or someone that has affected the duo… Read more »

News / Jessie Buckley and her Band Jessie & The Leonards Release Powerful Video for Frontline Workers

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Performed by the BAFTA-nominated actor and singer Jessie Buckley and her band ‘Jessie and The Leonards’, written by Kate St John and Neill MacColl and featuring Hannah Grace Deller, the song is a powerful representation of life on the NHS frontline. Inspired by Hannah’s photographs of life as a frontline nurse during the Covid-19 crisis,… Read more »

News / TREES, From The Heartwood

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Trees- and we’re not talking forests or ornamental gardens here – were right in there at the dawn of folk rock, signed swiftly to CBS what set them apart from your Steelanglefotheringport slipstream was a repertoire which whilst based in folk material took things out to the limits by drenching their creations in psychedelic guitars… Read more »

News / New Rory Gallagher best of collection due

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Following the commercial and critically acclaimed success of the recent albums “Blues” (2019) and the three-week running No.1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart “Check Shirt Wizard – Live in ’77” (2020), comes a new and comprehensive compilation is out on 9th of October, that includes Rory’s most iconic songs compiled from across his recording… Read more »

News / Kris Drever New Solo Album ‘Where The World Is Thin’

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Where The World Is Thin is an exceptional album from a writer and guitarist who’s song writin consistently sets high standards in modern folk music. Insightful lyrics, huge hooks with universal and personal lyrical themes, Where The World Is Thin is another important artistic statement from Kris Drever. An album that perfectly captures the mood… Read more »

News / Multi-Award Winning RURA release 10th Anniversary Live Album

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They are four outstanding musicians. They have performed on stages in more than 20 countries; won multiple coveted awards, featured on BBC1’s Hogmanay Celebration and thrilled festival audiences from Cambridge to Shetland, Tonder to Winnipeg. The distinctive contemporary folk four-piece have established themselves as one of Scotland’s most engaging and in-demand instrumental line-ups – an… Read more »

News / Peter Knights’s GIGSPANNER BIG BAND Announce Long Awaited Album Launch Concert

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Gigspanner Big Band, the six-strong dream line-up spearheaded by the legendary Peter Knight, will finally be able to perform an official launch gig for their celebrated new album Natural Invention this month. The live streamed gig, which will take place on Monday, September 21 at Oxfordshire’s famous Nettlebed Folk Club, presents a rare opportunity for… Read more »