News / Afro Celt Sound System video ‘Cascade’

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Afro Celt Soundsystem

Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their 20th anniversary with a stunning new album, ‘The Source’. Watch the video to the track ‘Cascade: This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, along the way finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputation for exhilarating shows…. Read more »

News / Innovative new pricing for Beverley Folk Festival

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Major changes in programming policy and ticket prices have been announced by Beverley Folk Festival aimed at giving festival-goers in 2016 more for their money than ever before. Many more acts representing the ever-widening range of traditional and contemporary folk music will be featured on more stages in more venues than ever before in the… Read more »

News / Belshazzar’s Feast tour dates May 2016

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Belshazzars Feast

Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience that has made them one of the most popular duos in English folk music. Now in their twenty-first year together, Paul… Read more »

News / Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker 2016 Spring UK tour dates

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Friday 29th April – Wath Festival  wathfestival.org.uk Sunday 1st May – Bristol Folk Festival  bristolfolkfestival.co.uk  Friday 6th May –  Holmfirth Festival of Folk  holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk Saturday 7th May   –  Acapela Studio, Pentrych, Cardiff  – ticketsource.co.uk Sunday 8th May  –  Hitchin Folk Club   hitchinfolkclub.idnet.net Monday 9th May   –  Stafford Gatehouse Theatre  staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk 01785 619080 Friday 13th May… Read more »

News / FOTHERINGAY June 2016 UK Tour

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Fotheringay are returning bright eyed and bushy tailed for another spectacular string of live dates in June 2016 that follow the release of their new 4-disc box set, ‘Nothing More, The Collected Fotheringay’, and Mick Houghton’s inimitable biography on Sandy Denny: “I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn”. The musical achievements and professional experiences of the band… Read more »

News / FolkEast 2016 has a great line up of artists

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East Anglia’s fast-rising “new kid on the block” festival FolkEast is back for a fifth year this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between August 19-21. And it… Read more »

News / Acts announced for 2016 Sark Folk Festival

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The Sark Folk Festival committee are pleased to announce the full line‐up of visiting acts for the 2016 festival. These include Newcastle fusion outfit Monster Ceilidh Band, two‐time BBC 2 Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, English folk rock six‐piece Mad Dog Mcrea and festival favourites Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson making their… Read more »

News / First names revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival

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The first names have been revealed for this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the longest established and most prestigious folk festivals in the world. Tickets are on sale. An eclectic range of performances will include: iconic Irish folk singer Christy Moore in an exclusive English Festival appearance, performing with Declan Sinnott and Jim Higgins;… Read more »

News / Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman tour dates + new mini album

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Nominated for this year’s BBC Folk Award for Best Duo  ( having previously won in 2013 ) , Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman head out on tour next month for a string of gigs in support of their new ‘mini-album’, entitled ‘ Saved For A Rainy Day ‘. “Over the years there have been several… Read more »

News / Dan Walsh Tour April-May 2016

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Dan Walsh

After a highly successful 2015 which saw the release of critically acclaimed album ‘Incidents and Accidents’ and a practically non-stop tour schedule which saw successful tours of no fewer than seven countries, singer and banjo maestro Dan Walsh returns with another busy UK spring tour. This will be the first opportunity to hear new material… Read more »