News / New album from Stick In The Wheel

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From Here: English Folk Field Recordings released 17/03/2017 Curated, recorded and produced by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, Stick In The Wheel. Pre-order your copy HERE. Launch weekend at London’s Cafe Oto on Sat 18th March and Sun 19th March 2017 with many of the featured artists – more info and to buy tickets HERE…. Read more »

News / Ghosts of Heroes in Whitby

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Whitby and The Esk Valley will once again echo to the sound of seasonal Christmas Music and Carols at Festival on the Moor’s annual Christmas show, involving many performers from the local community. However, this year’s version has more to offer focusing on the theme of ‘Whitby and the Esk Valley in World War 1,… Read more »

News / Emily Portman December tour dates

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Emily Portman has a set of live dates in December 2016, accompanied by the Coracle band that consists of Rachel Newton, M G Boulter, Lucy Farrell, Sam Sweeney, Will Scrimshaw and Pete Flood. And what an amazing band is that! DEC 1 THU  MAC  Birmingham, United KingdomTICKETS DEC 2 FRI Pontio,  Bangor, United Kingdom TICKETS DEC 3 SAT Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool,… Read more »

News / UK Americana Awards 2017 nominations announced

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Thursday 2nd February 2017 St John at Hackney, London The Americana Music Association UK has chosen celebrated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson to receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his contribution to the Americana genre over the span of his career and life in music. Acknowledged as one… Read more »

News / New album and video from Cocos Lovers

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Cocos Lovers have announced they are finishing their new album, and releasing some live videos in the next few months. In addition, they will be touring with Will Varley Watch a new song recorded live in session. The first of five tracks recorded live that the band will be posting in the near future. Cocos… Read more »

News / Leonard Cohen 1934 – 2016

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“… our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine.” Leonard Cohen has died. He wrote that elegy for Marianne C Stang Jensen, his lover throughout much of the… Read more »

News / 3 Daft Monkeys new website and imminent album

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The really rather brilliant 3 Daft Monkeys have a new album in the works plus a new website, upon which you can listen to all of their previous recordings for a short while, so have a look at www.3daftmonkeys.co.uk They are doing a pledge campaign for the new album, so keep an eye on the website… Read more »

News / The Most Fun You Can Have in January Without Leaving the Country!

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The fourth Stroud Wassail is taking place on the 14th January 2017. This year the event itself is to be preceded by Stroud Wassailers visiting pubs and restaurants. Stroud Wassailers will be singing songs, performing plays and generally entertaining in exchange for collecting food and money on behalf of the Stroud Food Bank. Says Steve… Read more »

News / Will Varley is out on the road

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Today sees the release of Will Varley’s new album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’. Recorded underneath a pub by the sea in Deal, Kent as the waves roared outside, Kingsdown Sundown is a ‘bleak and uncompromising critique of the human condition, journeying deep into our dreams, faults, regrets and politics’. Will steps out on a UK and Ireland tour… Read more »

News / Megson on tour

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Megson are out on tour right now and playing songs from their latest album Good Times Will Come Again, which we reckon  is one of their best ever. The Guardian reckoned it is “One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed.” Megson tour dates 2016/2017 10  NOV… Read more »