News / Faustus on Autumn Tour before 2020 trip Down Under.

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Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the… Read more »

News / New Site For Towersey Festival 2020 Revealed

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56 years old Towersey Festival is the longest running folk festival in the country and for a good proportion of five and a half decades was held in the village which bears the name. However when that was no longer an option the entire operation stayed close to home at the nearby showground whilst still… Read more »

News / Is it too soon to say …. Kate Rusby’s Christmas Tour Dates ??

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When all the world is nesh, nights are dark and telly schedules are stacked up with seasonal specials old and new, there’s only one seasonal speciality to see you through advent–the Christmas songs of Kate Rusby. She’ll give you the old and traditional, infused with lively and impassioned newness.Twenty-five years and more of writing, arranging… Read more »

News / Ewan McLennan Autumn Tour Dates

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Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue…. Read more »

News / Smoke Fairies new video and 2020 UK Tour dates

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The Smoke Fairies, Jessica Davis and Katherine Blamire, return with a new album in January 2020. The duo has released another track ‘Disconnect’ from the album entitled ‘Darkness Brings The Wonders Home’, released on 31 January 2020. Listen to it below… Smoke Fairies UK tour dates – February 2020 Feb 1 Manchester Soup Kitchen Feb… Read more »

News / Win tickets to see The Leylines on opening night of Recover Reveal Renew Tour

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The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart- pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit…. Read more »

News / Jamie Smith’s Mabon announce ‘Last Huzzah’ Farewell Tour

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Get the tissues ready …. Spiral Award Winners Jamie Smith’s Mabon have announced that they will tour for the last time next year. In an announcement made today, drummer Iolo said: Hello Mabonistas – friends, fans and followers all!  We have some big news to share with you: after twenty years of good times, Mabon… Read more »

News / Rising Up – Peterloo 2019 A newly commissioned theatre and folk music project

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In 1819, the concept of freedom of speech, protest and democracy were tested dramatically when armed soldiers charged at peaceful protesters. Two centuries on this new commission tells the personal stories of two women linked across time and through experience as they struggle to rise up and find their voice. Rising Up combines compelling and… Read more »

News / Will Pound’s new album to celebrate the music of Europe

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As Brexit lumbers into a nightmare we may never wake from, Will Pound has decided to let the music do the talking. The harmonica wizard and melodeon maestro has spent the summer travelling across Europe to meet musicians who will inform or be part of his forthcoming album A Day Will Come, due to be released… Read more »