News / DID YOU MISS US?

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  Having previously announced their return to action through a well-received set on the web at the Folk On Foot festival, Spiers & Boden have now confirmed that 2021 will indeed see new material and fingers crossed a fresh album in the rack towards the end of the year. A series of videos on their… Read more »

News / New Festival Launched by Costa del Folk Team

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A new music festival has been launched this month by the team who operate the highly successful Costa Del Folk. The Aviemore Festival will take place between 6 – 10 December 2021 in the Cairngorms in Scotland. ‘We knew that there was a lot of pent-up demand from our Costa customers, following the cancellation of… Read more »

News / Goddess Of The Airways Sue Marchant Is Treading New Paths

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Most people will know Sue Marchant from her time spent at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and the whole of the Eastern Region.  In the good old days, she had a three hour evening show on weekdays and a fantastic evening show on Sundays.  Everyone wanted to come on Sue’s shows, whether it be world famous musicians,… Read more »

News / Farewell, Farewell.

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Gone though anything but forgotten, Tony Hooper (above) alumni of The Strawbs and Roger Burridge briefly fiddler with Fairport. At 81, Tony Hooper had once been at the eye of the commercial reality of British pop, however he was terribly uncomfortable in such a world and basically turned his back on The Strawbs when they… Read more »

News / Celtic Connections Programme Announcement

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The Celtic Connections online festival will begin next week,  across 19 days, the festival will present over 30 online performances between Friday 15th January and Tuesday 2nd February 2021. World class concerts will be available to view online with some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond appearing on screens across… Read more »

News / One Man Band, New Tilston Product Ahoy!

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If you rifle through Steve Tilston’s back catalogue there are albums with titles which, should you be only a casual acquaintance of his work, might well give totally the wrong impression. ‘Acoustic Confusion,’ being one ‘Life By Misadventure,’ yet another. He’s just announced ‘Such Times,’ his latest that no doubt refers to the present day… Read more »

News / Cohen Braithwaite-Kilkoyne’s Second Solo Album to be released in March

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Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne as been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens.   He has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. Having won the Bromyard Folk Festival’s Future of Young Folk Award for singing in 2014, the stage was set for his indomitable march through the… Read more »

News / New single from Wardruna – Andvevarljod

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Wardruna release their fifth studio album KVITRAVN in January. Postponed for a year due to you-know-what, the album continues and expands upon the themes and soundscapes the band have created in their previous work. In a recent interview with Einar Selvik we talked about that heritage but also the new elements that have brought to the… Read more »

News / Gate To Southwell Fest dates for 2021 and new venue

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The 14th Gate To Southwell Festival is now set to take place in September 2021 at a beautiful new location in the nearby village of Kirklington (just outside Southwell). Having had to cancel the 2020 festival because of the Covid pandemic, the GTSF organisers are extremely confident that four days of folk, root and acoustic… Read more »

News / Musician of the Year Releases Single in aid of Baby Loss Charity

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Jaw-dropping Anglo-Irish multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey, newly crowned Musician of the Year at the 2020 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, has released the first single from his forthcoming new album I Got Rhythm due out in January 2021. A sublime and shimmering instrumental version of one of Sting’s signature songs, Fields of Gold, it is… Read more »