News / Raise a glass with Skerryvore as they perform at the Clydeside Distillery

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Hot off the release of their latest album Live Across Scotland, multi-award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform their first live performance in over 6 months. Entitled ‘Live Across the World’, the socially distanced performance will take place at Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery on Saturday 5th September and will be live streamed to a global audience. The… Read more »

News / Global Music Match Unites 14 Music Export Programs for a World First!

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96 artists from 14 countries are taking part in what could be the largest online matchmaking of musicians ever undertaken. Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and Canada’s East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with 11 other export organisations and showcase events from around the world, Global… Read more »

News / 40 Top Folk Musicians “TOGETHER AGAIN” for Folk On Foot 3

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The award-winning Folk on Foot podcast is re-uniting some of the top names in UK folk for a third online festival on Bank Holiday Monday August 31st. The podcast’s first two festivals raised over £190,000 for musicians who lost their livelihoods during the Covid lockdown. Folk on Foot Festival 3 – TOGETHER AGAIN – will… Read more »

News / The Rheingans Sisters to Release New Album ‘Receiver’

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Nominated for ‘Best Band’ at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Rheingans Sisters are one of the most visionary acts on the British folk scene today, creating playful, muscular and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while anchored in folk traditions.   Their new album Receiver , their first since 2018’s Bright Field, is… Read more »

News / Fay Hield New Album Wrackline released September 11th

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Wrackline is the upcoming album from folk royal & scholar Fay Hield, out 11 September. Looking at traditional stories involving the ‘otherworld’ of fairies, ghosts and the animal kingdom, her new work explores our emotional responses to the space between their reality and our own. Fay is accompanied on the new album by a stellar… Read more »

News / FolkEast Fixes It! The Show Goes On – Virtually!!

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FolkEast, the UK’s most easterly folk festival, is to welcome audiences to Suffolk for a live event this month after all. In April, in common with most other 2020 folk festivals, husband and wife directors John and Becky Marshall-Potter reluctantly decided to postpone their hugely popular event until August 20-22, 2021, following the COVID -19… Read more »

News / Making an exhibition of themselves

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Missed your local art galleries and museums during lock down? Mancunian folk fusionists Harp & A Monkey certainly have. “As soon as you enter and the door closes behind you the chaos of the street disappears,” muses front man Martin Purdy, “it’s like being embraced by a special kind of stillness.” All of which maybe… Read more »

News / I Want To Hear Those Bright Songs Tonight!

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Hands up…who’s not had a box set issued recently? Yes, Richard. Yes, Linda. Don’t worry now, it’s your turn anyway. Titled ‘ Hard Luck Stories (1972-1982) ’ the box comes crammed with eight CDs which reissue all their official releases, cherry pick rare tracks studio and live as well as issuing a rare concert from… Read more »

News / Roving Crows release ‘Lockdown’ EP

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The Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Over ten years and evolving incarnations they have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see… Read more »