Uncategorised / Official Charts Company launch the Official Folk Albums Chart

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In recognition of the popularity of the folk music genre, the Official Charts Company announces the first Official Folk Albums Chart.  Launched in partnership with English Folk Expo’s Manchester Folk Festival and supported by Showcase Scotland Expo, the first chart will be revealed on 17 October 2020 The monthly chart is compiled using physical and digital album sales, downloads and streams,… Read more »

Uncategorised / Raise a glass with Skerryvore as they perform at the Clydeside Distillery

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Hot off the release of their latest album Live Across Scotland, multi-award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform their first live performance in over 6 months. Entitled ‘Live Across the World’, the socially distanced performance will take place at Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery on Saturday 5th September and will be live streamed to a global audience. The… Read more »

Uncategorised / The Shee Postpone Shadows Tour Due To Coronavirus Uncertainty

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The Shee press office have released a statement regarding their forthcoming Tour. “Due to the uncertainty around the Coronavirus and how it will affect us all in the coming months and many venues remaining closed for the foreseeable future, regrettably The Shee ‘The Shadows’ Tour will be postponed until spring 2021. Where possible, we hope that… Read more »

Uncategorised / Ewan McLennan New Album ‘Borrowed Songs’ and 2020 Tour

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From a BBC Folk Award to his work with Transatlantic Sessions through to his recent critically-acclaimed collaboration with the author George Monbiot, Ewan McLennan has come to be known as one of the finest troubadours, singer-songwriters and balladeers of his generation. Whether singing self-penned works that speak to our modern times, centuries-old traditional ballads or… Read more »

Uncategorised / Lucy Ward – A Cosy Night Out Tour

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After wowing Cambridge Folk Festival with her Folk Ballet, The BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and Spiral Award Winner Lucy Ward, has decided to do what she does best, and go out on  tour. You can expect an enchanting evening full of festive delights where Lucy will be delving into seasonal traditions, songs both old… Read more »

Uncategorised / THE ALBION CHRISTMAS BAND 20TH ANNIVERSARY GREATEST HITS TOUR

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The Albion Christmas Band are widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years this year, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.  Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Band !! Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention),… Read more »

Uncategorised / Anglo-French Topette!! Spring Tour

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Anglo-French acoustic five-piece, Topette!! return to the UK for a spring tour in April / May 2019. This band is a must see, for anyone interested in traditional European dance music, for folk fans, French dancers and discerning listeners alike. “Sublime musicianship and a thumping set of tunes.” fRoots The band’s debut album, C’est le… Read more »

Uncategorised / Show of Hands ‘Now we are Four’ New Album and Tour

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Show of Hands fans can rejoice,  as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour for 2019  .Bass and vocal queen Sykes was much-missed during her recent sabbatical,and excitement is building around her return to the… Read more »

Uncategorised / FAUSTUS ‘Cotton Lords’ Autumn 2018 Tour

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Faustus have announced their UK ‘Cotton Lords’ Tour, during which they will be presenting new tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project. For the last few months Faustus (Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick & Saul Rose) have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a… Read more »

Uncategorised / UK Americana Awards 2018 RESULTS

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The third annual UK Americana Awards took place at London’s Hackney Empire last night, rounding off two days of activities at this year’s AmericanaFest UK, including an evening of artist showcases in venues around Hackney on Wednesday 31st January and daytime conferences. In a glorious night celebrating the thriving UK and international Americana music scene,… Read more »