News / RIP Howard Marks, 21st Century folk hero

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howard Marks

The writer, performer, former drug smuggler and lovable rogue Howard Marks has died of cancer at the age of 70. He shot to prominence on publication of his memoir ‘Mr Nice’ in the mid nineties, a book filled with tales of his truly remarkable life as a drug smuggler. A staunch campaigner for the legalisation… Read more »

News / Under The Apple Tree Roots Festival Cancelled

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Under The Apple Tree

The inaugural ‘Under The Apple Tree’ festival has been cancelled, Organiser Bob Harris posted news of the cancellation of the event due to take place in May ‘due to the mounting logistical costs that have become apparent, ticket sales have not kept up with these costs.’ – maybe a part of poor sales was due to a… Read more »

News / Bearded Theory Festival 2016

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Award winning family-friendly festival, BEARDED THEORY have announced the complete main stage line-up of more than 150 acts across their 4 day, 5-stage 100% independent, family friendly festival. Bearded Theory Festival takes place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the fabulous surroundings of South Derbyshire’s Catton Hall. With interest at an all-time… Read more »

News / John McCusker ‘Hello, Goodbye’ Tour

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John McCusker

In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker will release ‘Hello, Goodbye’ on April 29th 2016 and tour the UK in April and May. ‘Hello, Goodbye’ is John’s first solo album in thirteen years. ‘Hello, Goodbye’ was composed while John was on a world tour with Mark Knopfler. The core musical… Read more »

News / The Outside Track Summer School

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the Outside Track

The first ever Outside Track Summer School will be running from July 24 – 29th in Cromarty, in the Scottish Highlands! Participants will receive group and individual tuition in their chosen instrument (harp, fiddle, accordion, flute/whistle and guitar), plus enjoy group singing and stepdance workshops. By keeping the numbers very low – only max 6… Read more »

News / Wychwood 2016 festival lineup

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Waterboys

Wychwood welcomes Mike Scott and his much loved band The Waterboys to headline the festival’s main stage on Friday. Also confirmed are Scottish rockers Idlewild, Thrill Collins, Folk On, Keston Cobblers Club, Get Inuit and family favourite Justin Fletcher, whilst over in the Big Top the Smashing Blouse team add yet more exciting up and… Read more »

News / One Love Festival secures location for the future

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One Love Festival

2 – 4 September 2016, Hainault Forest Country Park, Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, London IG7 4QN One Love Festival’s inception in 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of Reggae legend Bob Marley’s concert of the same name, and remains true to the ethos of peace, love, truth, human rights, equality and justice for all. The festival… Read more »

News / Lostwithiel to get its first folk festival

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lost in folk

The magical-sounding ancient town of Lostwithiel in Cornwall will become home to a brand new three day music festival in mid September. Called ‘LostinFolk’, this year’s inaugural festival will take place on the weekend of 16, 17 and 18 September and promises a spell-binding mix of roots music from around the UK. The festival will… Read more »

News / William Caleb Parker releases acoustic video to ‘Full Moon Rising’

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william caleb parker

Los Angeles-based folk singer-songwriter, William Caleb Parker has released the acoustic video for his song, “Full Moon Rising.” This is the first of three acoustic sessions, offering a more simplistic take on Parker’s most recent EP, Marie. Parker’s start in folk music came at the end of a songwriting spree in college. After studying music… Read more »

News / UnampliFire: Nest Collective 10 Year Anniversary Festival

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Nest Collective

The Nest Collectives 10 Year Anniversary Unamplifed Festival at Master Shipwrights Palace (Deptford), 23rd April: 4pm till 12am. The Nest Collective have always felt that the experience at their shows when there are no microphones have always been the most intimate and special so they have created an entire festival on those conditions. No sound checks, no waiting for bands… Read more »