News / Topic 80th Anniversary Reissues

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Topic Records are celebrating their 80th birthday in 2019. March heralds in a new series of expanded, deluxe reissues under the Topic Treasures banner, the packed schedule of these releases is: March 22nd: Martin Simpson’s ‘Prodigal Son’ – Deluxe 2 CD issue of the classic Topic album / Bonus disc of Live tracks / Forward… Read more »

News / The Leylines (those ‘not quite folk’) new studio album and 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… Read more »

News / Ben Walker – 2019 Tour dates

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Ben Walker was recently hailed as ‘one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world’ by Total Guitar magazine. A BBC Folk Award winner, a versatile producer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, he has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings, for bringing together traditional and contemporary music and for playing it… Read more »

News / Gilmore & Roberts Spring/Summer Tour

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Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in… Read more »

News / Talisk on tour Spring 2019

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Mohsen Amini, current (and youngest ever) holder of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards coveted ‘Musician of the Year’ title will head out on the road with Scotland’s celebrated Talisk trio in April. The nine date tour (April 24-May 3) which opens in the Scottish Highlands and ends at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall, will see the Glasgow-based… Read more »

News / Faustus announce launch concerts for new EP ‘Cotton Lords’

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Faustus are delighted to announce the launch concerts for their new EP ‘Cotton Lords Five Songs of the Lancashire Cotton Famine’, during which they will be presenting their brand new EP of tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project. For the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the… Read more »

News / Sam Kelly and Ruth Notman join forces to record duo album

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Two of the finest singers to come out of the UK folk scene in the last 15 years have joined forces to record a brand new duo album. Recorded at Kate Rusby’s legendary Pure Records studio and produced by musical maestro Damien O’Kane, the album contains a dynamic mixture of revamped traditional material and brand… Read more »

News / Bearded Theory full line up 2019

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Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire’s award-winning family-friendly festival have confirmed the final line-up for 2019’s festival Indie legends SUEDE headline the Pallet stage on Friday night. Saturday is topped by legendary British rock band THE CULT. Sunday is closed by E Street Band founder member and Soprano’s actor, Stevie Van Zandt’s LITTLE STEVEN & THE DISCIPLES… Read more »

News / Stars align at Southwell in June

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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young are among the headline names at this summer’s Gate To Southwell Festival in Nottinghamshire (June 6th to 9th).  Joining an eclectic international line-up that already includes Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Skipinnish, Nancy Kerr, Blue Rose Code, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys and many more brilliant folk roots and… Read more »

News / The End Festival Presents: The End, of What?

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the end of what

The End Festival makes a welcome return in 2019, this time with a slightly different format. On the 29th of March, The End, of What? will celebrate the collaboration between some of the finest versatile artists and nationalities in the EU. This will take place at London’s award winning folk venue Cecil Sharp House, who has previously hosted a substantial number… Read more »