News / Ferocious Dog New Album and Tour Dates

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Hailing from Warsop, Nottinghamshire, these Veterans of the live music scene, have spent recent years honing their skills by touring relentlessly both in the UK and beyond. Ever since their conception, Ferocious Dog have continually exceeded all expectations of an independent band; becoming the first unsigned band to sell out Nottingham’s legendary Rock City in… Read more »

News / Marry Waterson & Emily Barker – Collaborative New Album and 2019 Tour Dates

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No strangers to collaboration, Waterson and Barker discovered an immediate kinship when they started writing together. The intriguing combination of Waterson’s poetic lyrics and Barker’s eclectic musicality has been shaped in the studio by musical polymath Adem Ilhan, with recording contributions from two of Barker’s live band: Lukas Drinkwater (bass and guitar) and Rob Pemberton… Read more »

News / The Shackleton Trio out on Tour in June

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The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton alongside guitarist Aaren Bennett and mandolinist Nic Zuppardi. Together they play an exciting blend of folk, Americana, and self-penned material instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. Frequently referred to as… Read more »

News / Show of Hands Abbotsbury Festival 6th July 2019

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So What is Abbotsbury Festival ?? Held this year on the 6th July, it’s a lovely relaxed afternoon within a natural amphitheatre created within the Sub Tropical Gardens of Abbotsbury, near Weymouth. The gates will open to the gardens at 10am, and your wristband allows you full access to wander round the fabulous surroundings. At… Read more »

News / Rowan Rheingans Premieres Courageous New Solo Show

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Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost innovators in folk music today.  Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and is a five-times nominee. In June this year, Rowan will premiere her ambitious… Read more »

News / New Folk Music and Museum Commission uses Doncaster’s First World War Stories as inspiration for War and Peace Project

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Internationally renowned singer-songwriters Findlay Napier, Bella Hardy and Greg Russell present an intimate evening of storytelling and song, inspired by stories from the archives, and those collected from Doncaster people through Doncaster 1914-18. In the centenary year of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and the Peace celebrations that followed in Doncaster and across… Read more »

News / Odette Michell releases her debut album The Wildest Rose

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Odette Michell is a British Folk Singer and Songwriter with a dynamic new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship. Her vocal style has been described as “warm, intelligent and sitting comfortably amidst folk guitar in a timeless songwriting… Read more »

News / Eliza Carthy’s new solo album released by Topic records

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Eliza Carthy, should, by now, need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Her mother, Norma was one of The Watersons, whose tight harmony arrangements of traditional songs became one of the defining sounds of the 1960s folk revival. Her father, Martin Carthy, is a hugely significant… Read more »

News / Show of Hands ‘Special Relationship’ Spring Tour

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Show of Hands hit the road with a very ‘Special Relationship’ in spring 2019. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, aka the award-winning acoustic roots duo Show of Hands, are back on the road again, and they’re bringing a friend! For their 2019 spring tour, Knightley and Beer are joined by long-term friend and collaborator Richard… Read more »