News / Eddi Reader Celebrates 40 Years as an Entertainer

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Eddie is celebrating her 40th year as a live performer, a career which started in 1978 singing on Scottish country rock tours, then appearing on worldwide festival and concert hall stages with Gang of Four and Fairground Attraction through the eighties and her own successful solo live career which continues to this day. Eddie grew… Read more »

News / Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Tenth Anniversary Tour

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“We have a lot to be thankful for when considering Ralph Vaughan Williams’ editing of the English Hymnal and his spreading of all those wonderful tunes throughout the land. The same applies to the ground-breaking work produced by Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Shirley and Dolly Collins and Bellowhead, each and every one them, like Vaughan… Read more »

News / Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds tour dates

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Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds are releasing their new album ‘Singing It All Back Home – Appalachian  Ballads of English and Scottish Origin’ in may and have these tour dates lines up. Don’t miss them , they really are something special www.naomibedford.com

News / Thea Gilmore new album out 17th May plus UK Tour dates.

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Since recording her debut album “Burning Dorothy” as a 17 year old back in the mid 90s, Thea Gilmore has carved out and sustained a unique presence in UK music.  Her 2001 album “Rules For Jokers” made Mojo’s “Best Of The Year” lists and saw her quickly feted by BBC Radio 2 as a major… Read more »

News / FolkEast keeps on growing

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FolkEast, one of the most distinctive festivals to be found on the summer calendar, has announced 17 more main stages acts for the event which will be held for the seventh year running in the glorious grounds of Suffolk’s 16th century Glemham Hall. The new names range from some of UK folk’s national treasures to… Read more »

News / Mike Vass, new album ‘Save His Calm’ and gig dates

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Mike Vass releases his first album of self-penned songs on 5 April, a follow up to ‘In the Wake of Neil Gunn’. An evolution into a songwiter seems natural for this gifted composer. Fine fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Mike was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Scots Trad Music Awards. Dubbed ‘one of the… Read more »

News / Jimmy and Sid ’emerge from hibernation’ for spring tour dates.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the most celebrated duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim. “To be a great folk singer, you have to be a… Read more »

News / Have a listen to Jamie Freeman’s new single ‘All In The Name’

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Jamie Freeman has announced a new album ‘Dreams About Falling’ released on May 17th via the Union Music Label. Check out the video to the first single ‘All In The Name’… “Dreams About Falling alludes to the fine line between flying and falling, succeeding or failing. Some of the songs are about childhood or upbringing, how… Read more »

News / Topic Records 80th Anniversary

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“I’ve been buying and scrounging Topic Records since 1954. It feels like Topic has always been there, quietly doing good work. Like a backbone.” – John Peel, 1999. With its origins in the Workers’ Music Association, through the mid-20th century folk revival to the present day, Topic Records has established itself as not only the… Read more »