News / We are for Europe

Posted

Categories: News

vote remain

We will all be voting to remain in Europe here at Spiral Earth, and have been of this mind since the vote was announced. The campaign to leave has been taking increasingly nasty turns in these final few days, it’s more and more resembling one of those conversations you overhear in the pub when someone… Read more »

News / Michele Stodart video for ‘Ain’t No Woman’ from her forthcoming album

Posted

Categories: Music | News

Michele Stodart of the Magic Numbers has released a single from her forthcoming solo album ‘Pieces‘. ‘Ain’t No Woman’ is Michele’s take on those classic country songs like ‘Stand by your Man’ or Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’. But it takes the opposite point of view, explains Michele. “It’s a song about someone who’s finally standing up… Read more »

News / Wren Music founders to receive EFDSS Gold Badge

Posted

Categories: News

Wren Music

The work that Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker have done for English folk music with the charity Wren Music at grass roots level has now received national recognition with a prestigious Gold Badge award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). They’ll be presented with the badge at a special event at the… Read more »

News / Alasdair Roberts contributes song to the REFUGEE album

Posted

Categories: News

Refugee

The ‘Refugee’ album is a united effort from some of folk’s most esteemed figures, featuring Richard Dawson, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Linda Thompson, Alasdair Roberts, Ricky Ross, BMX Bandits and many more, who’ve contributed an original or unreleased song each to the ‘Refugee’ project. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/266041287″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] ‘Refugee’ (out digitally on July… Read more »

News / Watch – ‘Antwerp’ by The Breath

Posted

Categories: Music | News

The Breath

‘Antwerp’ is the lead track taken from ‘Carry Your Kin’, the forthcoming release from Manchester-based band, The Breath, the partnership of guitarist Stuart McCallum  and singer Ríoghnach Connolly. An urban guitarist from Manchester and the former guitarist for Cinematic Orchestra , McCallum is valued for his mastery of loops and effects. Connolly is a singer… Read more »

News / Cambridge Folk Fest – The Den lineup

Posted

Categories: Festivals | News

cambridge folk festival

The line-up for emerging talent stage The Den at the Cambridge Folk Festival has been announced. there are always a few real gems in here, just make sure you get there early if you particularly want to see anyone as it’s a small venue, all of which adds to it charm. The line-up includes: American… Read more »

News / Watch – Young ‘uns on BBC-tv’s Springwatch Unsprung

Posted

Categories: Features | News

springwatch

Triumphant trio The Young ‘uns made a guest appearance on BBC-tv’s Springwatch popular spin-off show, Springwatch Unsprung, on Friday June 3rd. Teesside’s Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle, together one of folk’s hottest properties, made it two in a row last month when they scooped the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards coveted “Best… Read more »

News / Dave Swarbrick 1941-2016

Posted

Categories: Music | News

swarm

Sadly the beloved musician Dave Swarbrick has passed away at the age of 75. One of the pioneering members of Fairport Convention who changed the musical landscape permananently. Swarb had suffered from ill health since the 1990s when he was diagnosed with emphysema, being famously pronounced dead by the Daily Telegraph in the early 1990s when… Read more »

News / Levellers announced as Sunday headliner for Watchet Festival

Posted

Categories: Festivals | News

levellers

WATCHETLIVE C.I.C, the organisers of WATCHETLIVE FESTIVAL have announced the final headliner for their 10th Birthday Party across Bank Holiday 2016, and it’s a blinder! Former Glastonbury Festival headliners, Levellers will close the festival in their own imitable style. Drawing from their extensive back catalogue of over twenty chart hits, including What A Beautiful Day,… Read more »