News / Win tickets to see The Leylines on opening night of Recover Reveal Renew Tour

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The Leylines was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), wishing to combine their individual musical styles into something that isn’t quite folk, sort of punk, 100% heart- pounding revelry. This unique sound, combined with frontman Steve Mitchell’s lyrics centred around life on the road and the state of society, has launched the band into the heart of the live music community and made them firm favourites of the festival circuit…. Read more »

News / Jamie Smith’s Mabon announce ‘Last Huzzah’ Farewell Tour

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Get the tissues ready …. Spiral Award Winners Jamie Smith’s Mabon have announced that they will tour for the last time next year. In an announcement made today, drummer Iolo said: Hello Mabonistas – friends, fans and followers all!  We have some big news to share with you: after twenty years of good times, Mabon… Read more »

News / Rising Up – Peterloo 2019 A newly commissioned theatre and folk music project

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In 1819, the concept of freedom of speech, protest and democracy were tested dramatically when armed soldiers charged at peaceful protesters. Two centuries on this new commission tells the personal stories of two women linked across time and through experience as they struggle to rise up and find their voice. Rising Up combines compelling and… Read more »

News / Will Pound’s new album to celebrate the music of Europe

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As Brexit lumbers into a nightmare we may never wake from, Will Pound has decided to let the music do the talking. The harmonica wizard and melodeon maestro has spent the summer travelling across Europe to meet musicians who will inform or be part of his forthcoming album A Day Will Come, due to be released… Read more »

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 »