News / Ewan McLennan to Release Single from Upcoming Knockengorroch Lockdown Album

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Scottish folk musician and singer songwriter Ewan McLennan has announced the release of a new single, Roll On, written about and especially for Knockengorroch Festival. The acoustic track will feature as part of ‘Sounds Like Knockengorroch’,  a lockdown album paying tribute to the unique festival normally held in the beautifully secluded Carsphairn hills in south west… Read more »

News / New Music from State Of The Union ahead of album in 2021

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Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams as State of the Union, create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere with two guitars and two voices. Their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The two formed their collaboration in 2011 and created two albums in rapid succession, State of the Union and Snake Oil. Subsequent tours took… Read more »

News / Faustus in the Fall – Sunday evening concerts with Saul, Benji and Paul

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For the very first time, Faustus will present their three albums performed in full from top to bottom. This special series of three concerts delivered via Zoom will be hosted live by Benji, Paul and Saul from their homes. The band will share exclusive pre-recorded performances of each complete album (recorded this month at The… Read more »

News / Wardruna release Kvitravn album title track video

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Wardruna were all set to release their latest album a few months back, then a global pandemic struck and the postponed the release to January 22nd. At the time that seemed like a massive delay and surely the global pandemic thing would be well over by then? Maybe Einar Selvik consulted the Runic Oracle because… Read more »

News / Long Awaited Day of Live Music at Folk in the Fall 2020

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Folk In The Fall offers a long-awaited day of live music on 28 November 2020 featuring some of the UK’s most acclaimed musicians, celebrating the ongoing partnership between Alan Bearman Music and Kings Place. In troubled times for the live music sector, Kings Place is pleased to be able to open its doors again and offer performances in a safe environment… Read more »

News / YTV – the Young’uns new LIVE TV show !!

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Gloriously anarchic, informative and moving – the Young’uns find their place in the COVID world After taking the day off during lock up whilst watching past episodes of Tiswas and Multi Coloured Swap Shop The Young’uns, to a man, said ‘we could do better than that’ or at least have a go… Surrounding themselves with… Read more »

News / Martin Simpson – New album ‘Home Recordings’ out Nov 13

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 Martin Simpson’s next album was going to be a live one.  But the lockdown put paid to all that.  Even so, this cloud does have a silver lining.  And what a silver lining it is.  Unable to play to audiences (Martin can average over 100 gigs a year) or go into a recording studio, the… Read more »

News / Half Alive – New Single from The Little Unsaid

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The Little Unsaid began life when West-Yorkshire born producer and songwriter John Elliott started recording music in his garage with an old PC and a £5 microphone. In the years that followed he has toured the UK and Europe extensively, performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, and received regular radio play from the likes of Guy… Read more »

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 »