News / Folk by the Oak Line-up 2019

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Hatfield House | Hertfordshire | Sunday 14 July A festival of folk’s finest acts gathered in beautiful leafy parkland 
for one uplifting summer day of music. The Main Stage: Headliner – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls One of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade, Frank Turner has carved out a… Read more »

News / 25, 30 and 48! Big numbers for Chippenham Folk Fest!

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These are the celebratory numbers for this year’s folk festival in Chippenham. We’ll start with the big number, 48. This is the number of years that there has been a folk festival associated with Chippenham. Starting way back in 1972 in Lacock it has grown to a huge celebration of Traditional folk Arts, music and… Read more »

News / EDGELARKS ‘FEATHER’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR: MAY/JUNE 2019

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Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had returned, Chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions. The pair met when they were both recruited to… Read more »

News / Will Pound takes ‘Through The Seasons’ on the road in June 2019

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The brainchild of brilliant musician Will Pound, one of the finest harmonica players of his generation, Through The Seasons is a celebration of the year in Morris and folk dance. The upcoming UK tour follows on from the success of the inaugural tour last year alongside the release of the acclaimed album of the same… Read more »

News / Anglo-French Topette!! Spring Tour

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Anglo-French acoustic five-piece, Topette!! return to the UK for a spring tour in April / May 2019. This band is a must see, for anyone interested in traditional European dance music, for folk fans, French dancers and discerning listeners alike. “Sublime musicianship and a thumping set of tunes.” fRoots The band’s debut album, C’est le… Read more »

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 »