News / Sam Carter Launches Fourth Album During Lockdown

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In the ten years since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances.  Renowned as “the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation” (Jon Boden), Sam made a spell-binding appearance on Later… with Jools Holland in 2012 and… Read more »

News / Travelling with Thomas Folk Musical by Laurel Swift – four back-to-back Performances Online

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Travelling With Thomas, the emergent folk musical from the combined creative forces of musician/composer Laurel Swift and designer Lizzie Watts, enters its second year of development with a series of interactive, online showcases. Telling the legendary tale of Thomas the Rhymer, these online showcases are the result of weeks of socially-distanced virtual collaboration between folk… Read more »

News / Laura Marling at the Union Chapel – virtual gig 6 June 2020

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LAURA MARLING will be performing a special live solo concert from Union Chapel in London on Saturday 6th June for fans in the UK and Europe. Filmed with multiple cameras in Ultra HD and with the highest quality audio, this iconic venue will be transformed into a beautiful setting for this special live event. Laura… Read more »

News / Bad Touch new album and rescheduled tour dates

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Classic rock blues flavoured Bad Touch release  their upcoming studio album ‘Kiss The Sky’ via Marshall Records on Friday 19th June 2020. ‘Kiss The Sky’ will be supported by a rescheduled nationwide 13-date UK headline tour that kicks off at The Waterfront in Norwich on Friday September 18th. All UK tour dates will feature Piston… Read more »

News / Help your music venue – Music Venue Trust Classic Gig Poster Initiative

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The Music Venue Trust charity has teamed up with TCB Merchandise and live agent/promoter Neil O’Brien to launch a new initiative aiming to help support music venues across the UK affected by Covid-19. At the present moment, over 400 venues are at imminent risk of being permanently closed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis…. Read more »

News / Protest now for anti-racism

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Though we may never truly understand what it is really like to live with systemic prejudice, abuse, persecution and violence, we have to state that it sickens us to our very core, that the values of love, respect and cooperation that we hold dear are not reflected by certain governments or those in authority.  The… Read more »

News / FolkEast Crowdfunder Tops £21K After Tough Decision to Postpone 2020 Festival

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What a difference a day (or so) makes. Just five days after making the sadly inevitable decision to postpone England’s most easterly folk festival this August, FolkEast organisers have been overwhelmed with donations to their crowdfunding campaign. In just seven years FolkEast – held in the glorious Suffolk grounds of Glemham Hall – has built a distinct… Read more »

News / Stars Line up for Second Folk on Foot Front Room Festival

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The award-winning podcast Folk on Foot has announced the line-up for a second Front Room Festival to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. It follows the success of the first festival on Easter Monday which raised nearly £110,000 through a crowdfunding appeal to support musicians who can’t play gigs during the lockdown…. Read more »

News / NINEBARROW LAUNCH ‘HOUR OF THE BLACKBIRD’ CHORAL CHARITY SINGLE /VIDEO FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

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Before the world became a place we barely recognise Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, aka acoustic duo Ninebarrow, had been looking forward to a special collaborative concert in their home county of Dorset next week. On Saturday, May 23 they were due to join forces with two celebrated chamber choirs – Hampshire’s Hart Voices and Surrey’s Chantry Singers (conducted by Musical Director and St Paul’s Cathedral… Read more »