News / Daylight Music returns to Union Chapel

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Daylight Music

The most magical concerts in London are back, easing you into the new year with live music, bacon sandwiches and a cup of tea. Daylight Music returns to the Union Chapel. “This season brings you shows bound with even more ideas, surprises and themes, like our time travel special and a celebration of all things… Read more »

News / Eleanor McEvoy’s collaboration with artist Chris Gollon

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Eleanor McEvoy releases her new album ‘Naked Music‘ on Friday, 5th February 2016, and features album artwork by the artist Chris Gollon. The pairs collaboration is much more than just cover art however, Eleanor was, at the time they first met, finishing some recording where she was “studio-performing”, playing hers and others’ songs as she… Read more »

News / New live video from Bella Hardy & Spring tour

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Bella Hardy

Bella Hardy has released a live video, ‘Time Wanders On’, from last year’s With The Dawn album, recorded with her band at Gloworm Studio by film maker Daniel Warren. In Spring 2016, Bella heads out for a selection of very special, final, With The Dawn shows, starting in March with a run of scaled back performances as a… Read more »

News / David Bowie 1947 – 2016

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David Bowie has left us, and you can feel the shockwaves going around the world. So many people have been touched by his music, so many influenced by it and so many have just discovered it with his latest releases. His musical career and influence was on a stratospheric level, a fearless and eclectic artist… Read more »

News / Michael Chapman at 75, classic album reissues

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Michael Chapman is 75 on 24 January 2016, the guitarist and songwriter came to the fore in the folk revival of the late 60’s and has pursued his own groove that pulled in many genres whilst remaining entirely his own. His classic Harvest records from the 70’s reissued by Light In the Attic, and he’s… Read more »

News / Show of Hands take ‘The Long Way Home’ as they return to their roots

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Show of Hands

More than two decades on the road. 25 album releases. 2 Honorary Doctorates, 3 BBC Folk Awards, 4 Royal Albert Hall sell-outs. Tours in 14 countries from America to Australia. Show of Hands have unequivocally become one of the leading forces in British folk. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are respectively recognised as one of… Read more »

News / Latest headliners at 10th Gate to Southwell Festival June 2016

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Hayseed Dixie

A bright new wave of young English musical talent will shine at the 10th anniversary Gate To Southwell Festival next June. Alongside multi-award-winning headline acts Hayseed Dixie, Show Of Hands, Scotland’s Eddi Reader and Ireland’s Kila,  the Midlands’ premier acoustic and roots event will showcase eagerly-anticipated performances from acclaimed homegrown talent including young singer-songwriter Ange… Read more »

News / Get your early bird Festival tickets for 2016

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Here are some of the latest festivals to announce line ups and open their box offices… Sidmouth FolkWeek 29th July – 5th August 2016 With an established line-up of folk favourites, more than a sprinkling of cutting-edge talent, the best in dance and song, a picture-postcard seaside location and lashings of festive spirit, the week-long celebration offers… Read more »

News / Ewan Mclennan song in aid of Doctors Without Borders

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Ewan McLennan is releasing ‘Lampedusa‘ in conjunction with Doctors Without Borders, who are rescuing migrants stranded in the Mediterranean. All the money raised from the download of this track will go direct to them. ‘For years I’ve sung traditional songs of emigration, thinking them some of the most powerful ballads I’ve ever come across. These songs… Read more »

News / Afro Celt Sound System to headline Folk by the Oak

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The gorgeous one day festival Folk by the Oak returns to Hatfield House on Saturday 24 July 2016 with 3 very different but equally exciting main stage acts announced as tickets go back on sale. With sales of over 1.5 million albums and 2 Grammy nominations to date, 2016 sees Afro Celt Sound System celebrate their… Read more »