News / Sam Carter – September Album Preview Tour

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This September BBC Folk Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Sam Carter has been playing a hand-picked set of dates chosen for an exclusive preview of some of the new material from his upcoming 4th album release, due spring 2020. Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has… Read more »

News / Askew Sisters to tour critically acclaimed album ‘Enclosure’

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This October The Askew Sisters are heading out on the road to tour their critically acclaimed album ‘Enclosure’, which was released in May. Emily and Hazel have become known as two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music. Together they rework and reinterpret songs and balladry to creating breath-taking arrangements, which allow… Read more »

News / Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band – John Spiers Joins the Lineup

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 Peter Knight’s Gigspanner are a unique force in British folk music. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications such as The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints… Read more »

News / Granny’s Attic’s celebrate 10 years with Wheels of the World

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GRANNY’S ATTIC may be the only folk band to celebrate 10 years of playing together before they are even in their mid-twenties. And with their third album, WHEELS OF THE WORLD, this extraordinary trio of young trad folk disciples – Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne (Anglo Concertina/Melodeon/Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar/Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Violin/Vocals) – are launching… Read more »

News / Miranda Sykes 2019 ‘Behind the Wall’ Solo UK Tour

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Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: One… Read more »

News / Gary Innes to release new charity single for Women’s Shinty

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Highland born accordionist, broadcaster and ex Scotland international Shinty player Gary Innes will release a brand-new charity single to raise funds for women’s Shinty. Feel the Power will be released on Friday 6th September, the day before The Mowi Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final – the blue ribbon event for women’s shinty that will be… Read more »

News / Benji and the Excess Debut Album and Tour

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Whilst being at the heart of various successful bands, big band folk trailblazers Bellowhead; power folk trio Faustus; the Seth Lakeman band, Benji Kirkpatrick was making plans and writing material for his own project, which takes the form of The Excess.  A trio: comprising of fellow Bellowhead band mate, Pete Flood on drums with Pete Thomas(Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates) on bass. With… Read more »

News / Honey and the Bear Debut Album and Tour

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British folk and roots duo, Honey & the Bear, combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk… Read more »

News / Postcards & Pocketbooks: Bella Hardy best of Album and Tour

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BBC Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy found her first home in folk music through a childhood love for ballad books. A self-taught ‘fiddle singer’, she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals from the age of 13. Her debut album Night Visiting established her reputation as a talented songwriter when her first original… Read more »

News / Georgia Lewis tour dates

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Exploring folk tales old and new, Georgia Lewis blends ballads of nature, love, loss and longing with great depth and passion. Nominated for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award, winner of the Future of Young Folk Award, Ely Band Competition and Priddy’s, recently revived, Agility Mendip Stepping Competition, Georgia’s been “making a name… Read more »