News / Awake Arise Winter Album and Special Launch Concerts

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In an unmissable festive collaboration, two of the English folk scene’s most inventive acts (trio Lady Maisery and duo Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith) announce a brand new album, 2 Single releases and 8 special launch concerts. ‘Awake Arise’ celebrates the riches of varied winter traditions from the British Isles and further afield and reflects… Read more »

News / Hadestown Broadway cast recording album release

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The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, will be available on CD starting Friday, November 1 and vinyl, November 29. The cast album was released digitally this summer, and topped Billboard’s Broadway Cast Recording chart, and debuted at #8 on the Top Album chart. To… Read more »

News / Sunshine Of Your Love; A Concert For Jack Bruce memorial concert box set

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On Friday 25 October 2019, German independent label MIG Records will release Sunshine Of Your Love, a box set of an all-star concert celebrating the life and music of legendary Cream founder Jack Bruce. The format will be a video-and-audio presentation of one DVD and two CDs. Staged in London’s Roundhouse on 24 October 2015,… Read more »

News / June Tabor and The Oysterband together again for Fire and Fleet Autumn Tour

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One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, June Tabor and Oysterband, resumes this autumn for a major tour.  The 2019 ‘Fire and Fleet’ Tour will take in 15 dates across the UK this Autumn, including shows at the majestic Union Chapel, Islington, Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, and more. With separate distinguished… Read more »

News / The Willows – Single, Video and Tour Announcement

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The Willows are a folk roots band from hailing from Cambridge,  who shot to prominence when their debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by legendary BBC DJs Mike Harding and Bob Harris, who subsequently invited them in for a BBC Radio 2 live session. Considerable national acclaim followed including 4.5 stars in Maverick… Read more »

News / Jon Boden Announces Fourth Solo Album ‘Rose in June’

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Chicago-born and Sheffield-based folk outlier Jon Boden has announced his fourth solo album, ‘Rose In June’, which is due for release November 1st on Hudson Records. Alongside the album announcement Boden is sharing the lead single and title-track. A traditional song telling the tragic story of two fishermen named Andrew Davidson and John Allen, captain… Read more »

News / Julu Irvine and Heg Brignall Autumn Tour Dates

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After just over a year playing music together, Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their songs, which are a mixture of traditional and original, are reflections of the world around them. Their harmony-rich songs tell tales of struggle and triumph… Read more »

News / Belshazzar’s Feast to hang up their Grapes in 2021

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Belshazzar’s Feast has brought some traditional folk music,  a touch of classical, a smidging of jazz and music hall and swathed it all in a wrinkled anorak of merriment, to give their fans (‘all six of them’)  a unique live experience for the the last 26 years.  Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and… Read more »

News / Leylines Competition Winner Announced !!

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We are thrilled that the winner of the Leylines competition has been announced !! https://www.spiralearth.co.uk/win-tickets-to-see-the-leylines/ Christine Hall plus a guest will be off to the Ropetackle Arts tomorrow !! We hope you have a wonderful evening !! There are still a few tickets left if you are quick! Visit https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/the-leylines/ for more details.

News / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds new album Ghosteen

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How do you turn an album launch into a global event? That must have been the task set to the marketing team behind the launch of the new album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. How do you create an ‘experience’ in an age where the bulk of music consumption is digital, where we… Read more »