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Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow return with stunning new Recording

Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow return with stunning new Recording

Two years on from their debut tour, Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow return with their stunning new recording, Greens And Blues. With the addition of double bassist Jon Short (John Martyn Project), the deep musicality and spontaneous interplay of these three musicians...

As I Roved Out. A Story of Celtic Rock 1968-1978 – Various Artists.

As I Roved Out. A Story of Celtic Rock 1968-1978 – Various Artists.

'As I Roved Out’ is a 3CD compilation that takes the first in-depth look at Celtic Rock, the important sub-genre of 1960s-1970s rock music.  Spanning the years 1968 to 1978 and illuminated by an interest-grabbing and fact-filled booklet, the fifty-one tracks go roving...

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Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow return with stunning new Recording

Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow return with stunning new Recording

Two years on from their debut tour, Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow return with their stunning new recording, Greens And Blues. With the addition of double bassist Jon Short (John Martyn Project), the deep musicality and spontaneous interplay of these three musicians creates a sound that not only tugs at the heart-strings, but also gets you up...

Sam Carter Announces Release Date For Fifth Solo Album

Sam Carter Announces Release Date For Fifth Solo Album

 BBC FOLK AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER AND GUITARIST SAM CARTER ANNOUNCES SILVER HORIZON, AN IMMERSIVE DREAMPOP-INFLUENCED INDIE-FOLK ALBUM ABOUT LIFE ON THE CUSP OF CHANGE. Sam Carter has announced his fifth solo album, Silver Horizon, for release on Captain Records on...

Tarren Announce New Album ‘Outside Time’ Ahead of Autumn Tour

Tarren Announce New Album ‘Outside Time’ Ahead of Autumn Tour

'Outside Time' comes two years after new folk trio Tarren's critically acclaimed debut 'Revel', an album that established their unique sound and quickly gained them a loyal following from acoustic music lovers. 'Outside Time' sees the band develop this sound, weaving...

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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...

Present From Billy… More Action To Follow.

Present From Billy… More Action To Follow.

Never one to stand still too long, Newcastle legend Billy Mitchell - think Jack the Lad, Lindisfarne, Pitmen Poets, duo with Bob Fox and Lindisfarne Story,- having just completed a tour with said Poets, you might expect him to rest a while. Not a chance. He's released...

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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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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 grid system, which consists of a suite of micro wind turbines and solar panels....

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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...

Cambridge Folk Festival Announce Line-Up for Emerging Talent Stage

Cambridge Folk Festival Announce Line-Up for Emerging Talent Stage

LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR EMERGING TALENT STAGE THE DEN, PRESENTED BY TURING LOCKE, AS CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL SPOTS THE STARS OF TOMORROW EIGHTEEN ARTISTS TO BE SHORTLSTED FOR THE CHRISTIAN RAPHAEL PRIZE PREVIOUS WINNERS INCLUDE KATHERINE PRIDDY, ANGELINE MORRISON AND...

Final line-up announcement for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Final line-up announcement for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

One of the UK's most successful female rock, blues and jazz singers leads the list of final artists just announced for this year's Shrewsbury Folk Festival Elkie Brooks, whose 'Pearls' album became the most successful chart album by a British female when it was...

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