News / Eliza Carthy – Restitute/Through That Sound My Secret was Made Known 2020 tour dates!

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Eliza Carthy MBE should by now need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy herself is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. Her first “solo” album of traditional music in 14 years, Restitute is literally… Read more »

News / Winter Union – The Yuletide Tour 2019

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Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other. Expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the 5-piece blast through a repertoire of brand new, specially written songs, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and Christmas classics from both sides of the… Read more »

News / Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook returns this December

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Following the huge success and popularity of Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook over the last 13 years, the show will be returning to venues across Scotland this December – bringing warm and moving musical moments to get audiences in the festive spirit. Phil and a billing of Scotland’s finest folk musicians will hit the road for… Read more »

News / Lucy Ward – A Cosy Night Out Tour

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After wowing Cambridge Folk Festival with her Folk Ballet, The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and Spiral Award Winner Lucy Ward, has decided to do what she does best, and go out on  tour. You can expect an enchanting evening full of festive delights where Lucy will be delving into seasonal traditions, songs both old… Read more »

News / Danny Pedler & Greg Russell Field & Dyke Project

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Danny Pedlar & Greg Russell bring you the Field & Dyke project; a project combining traditional music with the sounds of industry. Grown out of an oral history research project conducted by Danny, the music incorporates samples of dialogue from Field & Dyke Interviewees as well as being based around factory machine rhythms. These innovative… Read more »

News / O’HOOLEY & TIDOW GENTLEMAN JACK TOUR

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Much loved Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow have suddenly been propelled into newfound fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright’s hit BBC1/HBO drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, earning them global admiration, appearances on TV, Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and concerts that sell out months in advance. February/March 2020 sees the duo playing… Read more »

News / Postcards & Pocketbooks: The Best of Bella Hardy

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BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy found her first home in folk music through a childhood love for ballad books. A self-taught ‘fiddle singer’, she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals from the age of 13. Her debut album Night Visiting established her reputation as a talented songwriter when her first original… Read more »

News / Cleckheaton Folk Festival 2020 – Growing Great Places

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Plans for the 2020 Folk Festival on 3rd, 4th & 5th July are well under way and this year we are aiming to be bigger and better than ever. We are aiming to provide a weekend of free family orientated entertainment for local people of all ages, with an opportunity to experience and learn new… Read more »

News / THE ALBION CHRISTMAS BAND 20TH ANNIVERSARY GREATEST HITS TOUR

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The Albion Christmas Band are widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years this year, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.  Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Band !! Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention),… Read more »

News / Sarah McQuaid Fifth Studio Album and November Tour Dates

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Renowned for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and beguiling performer. Her unique voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that’s matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. In addition to her own elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan Ballads, 1930’s jazz numbers, surprise covers and… Read more »