News / FolkEast 2016 has a great line up of artists

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folk east 2016

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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sark folk festival 2016

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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cambridge folk festival

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 »

News / Kelly Oliver takes off on Bedlam tour

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Kelly Oliver, a familiar sight on our pages, is one of the new breed of bright young folk inspired musicians who stands out from the crowd with her ‘golden vocals’ and feisty lyrics. We have been reporting on her progress with interest  over the last two years. We remarked that she was ‘getting on everyone’s… Read more »

News / Americana Music Association UK Produces First Awards Show

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ama uk awards

The UK Americana Awards, slated to be an annual event, closed out two days of festivities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. In a night celebrating the vibrant Americana scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry, and the public were treated to performances from Billy Bragg, Danny &… Read more »

News / The Young ‘Uns offer a ‘Free For All’ tour bonus

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3 for all

When popular Teesside trio The Young ‘uns embark on their biggest tour of the UK in April they aim to involve communities up and down the country in a series of free pre-gig grass roots events. In their only UK tour of 2016, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, together one of folk’s hottest properties, will set out to play 18 celebrated… Read more »

News / Gate To Southwell Festival 2016

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gate to southwell fest 2016

A bright new wave of young English musical talent will shine at the 10th anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival next June. Line up 2016 announced so far: Hayseed Dixie Show of Hands Eddi Reader Kila False Lights Moulettes Jackie Oates Trio Mawkin Conservatoire Folk Ensemble The Ooks of Hazzard The Jeremiahs The Henry Girls Mick… Read more »

News / A feast of sound and vision for Bowie fans

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david bowie

Some people have questioned whether the BBC spent too much time covering the sad and unexpected death of David Bowie, these people, however, are fools. It is only when one views the breadth and scale of Bowie’s life that the true scale of his creative force is realised, and the number of programmes that have… Read more »