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The Homeroad – Ross Couper Band.

The Homeroad – Ross Couper Band.

This is the debut album from the Ross Couper Band. Hailing from Shetland, Ross grew up surrounded by music. His mother, Margaret Robertson was his fiddle teacher when he was growing up. In his teens he studied music in (lovely) Plockton on the west coast of Scotland,...

GRAMMY Award Sister Duo Share Video Ahead of UK Festival Dates

GRAMMY Award Sister Duo Share Video Ahead of UK Festival Dates

Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY Award-winning duo of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – continue what is proving a milestone year with the jubilant new single, 'Bluephoria,' available now via their own Tricki-Woo Records....

Free Lowther Pavilion Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival.

Free Lowther Pavilion Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival.

Ladies and Gentlemen..... some very good news indeed. Read on.... you may well, not believe it! To celebrate the Lowther Pavilion Theatre & Gardens upcoming inaugural Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival, the team are exploring the importance of folk music as a...

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GRAMMY Award Sister Duo Share Video Ahead of UK Festival Dates

GRAMMY Award Sister Duo Share Video Ahead of UK Festival Dates

Larkin Poe – the GRAMMY Award-winning duo of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – continue what is proving a milestone year with the jubilant new single, 'Bluephoria,' available now via their own Tricki-Woo Records. The official music video – filmed in The Blue Room at Nashville, TN’s Third Man...

Free Lowther Pavilion Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival.

Free Lowther Pavilion Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival.

Ladies and Gentlemen..... some very good news indeed. Read on.... you may well, not believe it! To celebrate the Lowther Pavilion Theatre & Gardens upcoming inaugural Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival, the team are exploring the importance of folk music as a...

World Premiere for Folk by the Oak Festival

World Premiere for Folk by the Oak Festival

World Premiere of New Seckou Keita Collaboration at Hatfield Music Festival   The organisers of Hatfield Park music festival Folk by the Oak have shared exciting news of a world premiere coming to their Main Stage this summer. “Kora master Seckou Keita is a firm...

Shrewsbury… Do It Your Way!

Shrewsbury… Do It Your Way!

These words of wisdom and information from the sterling types at Shrewsbury.... "We can't wait for next moth…. Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2024!! There will be detailed stage timings, the workshop programme, the site map and more in the coming weeks so keep your eyes...

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More Artists Announced for Manchester Folk Festival

More Artists Announced for Manchester Folk Festival

Manchester Folk Festival announces another wave of artists for March 2025 including Bernard Butler, Stornoway, Cara Dillon, Lisa Knapp & Gerry Diver, Ferocious Dog, The Magpies, Josienne Clarke, Nick Cope and more.....   Manchester Folk Festival makes its...

Hoolie in the Hydro Returns to Celebrate 100 Years of Scottish Music

Hoolie in the Hydro Returns to Celebrate 100 Years of Scottish Music

Scotland’s biggest night of traditional music, Hoolie in the Hydro, will return to Glasgow’s iconic OVO Hydro on Saturday 7th December 2024 to commemorate 100 years of Scottish music. Following the watershed success of previous editions, this world-renowned event...

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The Quiet One.

The Quiet One.

Gerry Conway left us on March 29th after a lifetime of keeping rhythmn with a list of classic folk rock bands. Simon Jones pays due tribute.  It is with much regret that Spiral Earth reports the sad passing of Gerry Conway, a great drummer and percussionist who ran through the decades of English folk/rock history like a river. A Norfolk lad he...

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Diamonds In The Rough. 2023: An Alternative Take .

Diamonds In The Rough. 2023: An Alternative Take .

It's that time when you're supposed to make resolutions and look forward whilst looking over your shoulder at what's just been. Ruminating on the last twelve months, Simon Jones picks out things that may sparkle or be worth recalling. It's New Year's Eve as I sit here...

The Rock In Folk.

The Rock In Folk.

" His passing has left the folk world so much poorer. He will be missed by all who knew him." Maddy Prior Facebook post. Bob Johnson recalled by Simon Jones.  It is with a heavy heart and huge sense of regret that I report the passing of Bob Johnson the former...

Video: Ward Knútur Townes ‘Seasons’

Video: Ward Knútur Townes ‘Seasons’

In Ward Knútur Townes, popular Derbyshire-based performer Lucy Ward returns with this, her first major album in five years, joining forces with Iceland’s mesmerising modern-day troubadour Svavar Knútur and Canada’s Adyn Townes, purveyor of pin-sharp, heartfelt songs....

A Man’s A Man For A’ That.

A Man’s A Man For A’ That.

The voice of Runrig's later years, Bruce Guthro, left us early in September. Simon Jones remembers and pays due homage.   It's 1997 and Scotland's endemic rockers Runrig are without a singer. The man whose voice was described "as big as a Highland mountain,"...

And Now For Something Completely Different.

And Now For Something Completely Different.

August Bank Holiday weekend, where to head to? The beach? The hills? A city break? Not on your life. Those in the know head to Shropshire for the ever changing but constantly attractive Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Despatches from the front line, Simon Jones. Variety is...

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World Premiere for Folk by the Oak Festival

World Premiere for Folk by the Oak Festival

World Premiere of New Seckou Keita Collaboration at Hatfield Music Festival   The organisers of Hatfield Park music festival Folk by the Oak have shared exciting news of a world premiere coming to their Main Stage this summer. “Kora master Seckou Keita is a firm favourite of team Folk by the Oak, having thrilled our audiences as a solo...

Festival News

Shrewsbury… Do It Your Way!

Shrewsbury… Do It Your Way!

These words of wisdom and information from the sterling types at Shrewsbury.... "We can't wait for next moth…. Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2024!! There will be detailed stage timings, the workshop programme, the site map and more in the coming weeks so keep your eyes...

More Artists Announced for Manchester Folk Festival

More Artists Announced for Manchester Folk Festival

Manchester Folk Festival announces another wave of artists for March 2025 including Bernard Butler, Stornoway, Cara Dillon, Lisa Knapp & Gerry Diver, Ferocious Dog, The Magpies, Josienne Clarke, Nick Cope and more.....   Manchester Folk Festival makes its...

HebCelt Boosts Green Credentials With New Initiative

HebCelt Boosts Green Credentials With New Initiative

Iconic Lewis music festival HebCelt will implement a forward-thinking new green initiative at this year's festival, thanks to funding from EventScotland*.   The festival's latest eco innovations include the installation of a green energy system known as a micro power...

Go North West Young Fan!

Go North West Young Fan!

Northgate Folk Festival, the North West's leading experimental and contemporary folk all-dayer returns on 24.8.24. Nestled within the city's Roman Walls,  hosted at the splendid Alexander's venue in Chester, the festival will once again play host to the new wave of...

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