News / Knockengorroch Festival COVID-19 Contingency plans

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We have had a statement from the organisers of Knockengorroch Festival regarding the possible disruption caused by COVID-19 Here it is in full: We’re getting in touch about the growing concerns on how COVID-19 may impact this year’s festival. We are aware that mass gatherings in Scotland will be affected and that this may include us…. Read more »

News / Urban Folk Quartet Tour Dates

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In an age where the word “folk” encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever. The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is… Read more »

News / Jim Moray and Tom Moore Tour

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Jim Moray is amongst England’s best loved folk musicians, taking traditional songs far beyond the borders of the folk scene. He is the winner of five BBC Folk Awards, and his albums can truly be said to have changed the way traditional music is presented. His seventh solo album The Outlander was released in October… Read more »

News / Win tickets to see The Shee on their Shadows Tour in May

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There’s always something new with a tour from The Shee. Fans of the innovative, instrument-swapping sextet will be delighted to learn that this May marks another new chapter: the first tour with Scottish-Icelandic percussionist, Signy Jakobsdottir, as a permanent member.   Nominated for musician of the year at the 2019 Scots Trad Music Awards, Jakobsdottir joined… Read more »

News / Folkeast adds more artists to line up

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FolkEast is pretty unique in the festival scene, not least from the incredible vision and faith of the organisers John and Becky Marshall-Potter. They have nurtured this festival over several years, sunk their own money into it and seen it stand on its own two feet as a genuinely independent folk festival. Folkeast harks back… Read more »

News / 3 Daft Monkeys ’20 Years Wild’ Anniversary Tour

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With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of… Read more »

News / Alden, Patterson and Dashwood new live album and tour

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Alden Patterson and Dashwood are a Norwich based folk trio comprising of Christina Alden (vocals/guitar), Alex Patterson (fiddle/vocals) and Noel Dashwood (dobro/vocals). Following the success of their critically acclaimed album ‘By The Night’ and award winning debut album ‘Call Me Home’ the band are set to release their third album this spring. The album is… Read more »

News / Wardruna new single and video, album coming Summer 2020

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Wardruna have released a single from their next studio album. The track is called Grá (Grey) and it is ‘our song to the wolf’. Einar Selvik says ‘ It speaks about the ancient bond and relationship between man and wolf. It seekss to address and acknowledge the responsibility of being part of,  and not above… Read more »

News / Kate Rusby – Spring Tour Dates

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A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction–no matter how old or how modern–she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination. Audiences are sure to… Read more »

News / Folk By The Oak 2020 Line Up

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New names have been added to the already great line up for possibly the best one day festival in the UK (actually I’ll say it is the best). It’s just been announced that they have added Sam Sweeney to the Main Stage line up, accompanied with Jack Rutter,Louis Campbell and Ben Nicholls. Opening the Main Stage this… Read more »