News / Show of Hands ‘Now we are Four’ New Album and Tour

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Show of Hands fans can rejoice,  as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour for 2019  .Bass and vocal queen Sykes was much-missed during her recent sabbatical,and excitement is building around her return to the… Read more »

News / Kate Rusby New Album and Tour dates

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Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. As early as 1999, aged just 26, Kate was… Read more »

News / Will Pound announces ‘A Day Will Come’ album and tour 2020

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170 years ago, the great French writer, Victor Hugo, spoke of a united Europe, and the ‘disappearance of frontiers from maps and of prejudices from hearts’.  Today, in 2019, the UK is about to leave the European Union. Acclaimed harmonic and melodeon player Will Pound is embarking on a journey across the states of the European… Read more »

News / Get away with the fairies at the 2019 Soundpost singing weekend

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World getting a bit weighty? Lift your spirits in the wilds of South Yorkshire at Soundpost’s 2019 singing weekend. The Fairy Gathering 2019 (which takes place 10-12 May in Dungworth) will feature singers such as Marry Waterson, Fay Hield, Lucy Farrell, Ewan MacPherson and Ben Nicholls. The idea for this year’s weekend comes from the… Read more »

News / Eddi Reader Celebrates 40 Years as an Entertainer

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Eddie is celebrating her 40th year as a live performer, a career which started in 1978 singing on Scottish country rock tours, then appearing on worldwide festival and concert hall stages with Gang of Four and Fairground Attraction through the eighties and her own successful solo live career which continues to this day. Eddie grew… Read more »

News / Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Tenth Anniversary Tour

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“We have a lot to be thankful for when considering Ralph Vaughan Williams’ editing of the English Hymnal and his spreading of all those wonderful tunes throughout the land. The same applies to the ground-breaking work produced by Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Shirley and Dolly Collins and Bellowhead, each and every one them, like Vaughan… Read more »

News / Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds tour dates

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Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds are releasing their new album ‘Singing It All Back Home – Appalachian  Ballads of English and Scottish Origin’ in may and have these tour dates lines up. Don’t miss them , they really are something special www.naomibedford.com

News / Thea Gilmore new album out 17th May plus UK Tour dates.

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Since recording her debut album “Burning Dorothy” as a 17 year old back in the mid 90s, Thea Gilmore has carved out and sustained a unique presence in UK music.  Her 2001 album “Rules For Jokers” made Mojo’s “Best Of The Year” lists and saw her quickly feted by BBC Radio 2 as a major… Read more »

News / FolkEast keeps on growing

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FolkEast, one of the most distinctive festivals to be found on the summer calendar, has announced 17 more main stages acts for the event which will be held for the seventh year running in the glorious grounds of Suffolk’s 16th century Glemham Hall. The new names range from some of UK folk’s national treasures to… Read more »