News / Two free tickets to Ragged Bear Festival

Posted

Categories: Festivals | News

Ragged Bear Festival is a new tradition; a multi-genre music festival based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire with free entry ‘fringe’ events on 11th & 13th November, as well as a ticketed event on Saturday 12th November. There are multiple venues across the town centre, all with various attractions. The main music festival is held at The… Read more »

News / Show of Hands Autumn Winter ‘Walk With Me’ Tour

Posted

Categories: News

Show of Hands

Heading fast towards 25 years in the business (to be celebrated at Royal Albert Hall next Easter), Show of Hands reunite for a bumper autumn-winter tour of England and Wales starting November 1. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will be joined by their long-standing double bassist/vocalist Miranda Sykes for the 23-date “Walk With Me” tour. Kicking off at… Read more »

News / New Album – Sweet Liberties

Posted

Categories: Music | News

sweet Liberties

Sweet Liberties is a new 14-track album that charts Britain’s social and political journey through the eyes of some of the country’s leading folk singer songwriters and musicians. From the original 2015 commission by Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), in partnership with the House of Commons as… Read more »

News / The Young’uns – “We Three Sings” Christmas Shows

Posted

Categories: Music | News

Young Uns

After the success of last year’s sellout Christmas tour, twice award-winning folk award winners The Young’uns once again don their festive jumpers for a lighthearted romp through Christmas’ past. From carols rooted deep in the soil of pagan Britain, to original songs of seasonal cheer and heartbreak, the three wise men of folk will be… Read more »

News / Angus R Grant 1967-2016

Posted

Categories: News

angus grant

Sadly it was announced on October 10 that the mercurial Shooglenifty fiddle player Angus R Grant had passed away after a short illness, here is the announcement in full: It is with deep sadness that we announce that our brother Shoogle, Angus R Grant, passed away last night after a short illness. We would like to… Read more »

News / Faustus Autumn Tour Dates

Posted

Categories: News

faustus

Faustus have a new album set for imminent release and will be supporting it with a set of tour dates starting 9 October. The album, Death And Other Animals was ‘researched, rehearsed and recorded during our stint as Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor, it’s a significant departure for us – contemporary songs, material from the… Read more »

News / The Transports – Revival of Peter Bellamy’s revered work

Posted

Categories: News

the transports

Some of the UK’s finest folk stars are to unite in a 40th anniversary revival of Peter Bellamy’s most revered work, The Transports. The Young’uns, will join forces with Nancy Kerr and Greg Russell, they will be joined by ex Bellowhead cellist Rachael McShane and celebrated trio Faustus (Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose). Sartin, another former member… Read more »

News / Nancy Kerr curates ‘Words and Music’ at Kings Place

Posted

Categories: News

nancy kerr sweet visitor band

From the 1st December 2016 Nancy Kerr curates a series of events exploring dialogues that spring from our environment and our relationships with, and within it, through literature, music and song. These special concerts see the finest of contemporary folk music performers in partnership with some of our time’s most insightful writers. Shared themes of… Read more »

News / George Monbiot & Ewan McLennan in unique collaboration

Posted

Categories: News

mclennan monbiot

This collaboration between author George Monbiot and musician Ewan McLennan seeks to address the curse of our age: a crowded planet stricken by loneliness. Using music and the written word, it seeks to make connections in a splintered world. The project began with an article George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian, about the age of loneliness. The… Read more »

News / Hatful of Rain, on the road now!

Posted

Categories: News

hatful of rain

Hatful of Rain have just started a mini tour, we just gave their recent EP Climb The Air a 4 star rating so they are well worth catching if you can: 17th Sept – Hailsham Pavilion, Hailsham, Sussex 30th Sept – Shoe Factory, Norfolk 1st October – Greystones, Sheffield, S11 7BS 2nd October – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham 17th November… Read more »