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The Imagined Village Reunite for Rare Appearance at FolkEast

The Imagined Village Reunite for Rare Appearance at FolkEast

As reunions go they don’t come much sweeter or timely than this. Back in 2012, Suffolk’s inaugural FolkEast festival saw an act described as ‘the most ambitious folk fusion band of the 21st century’ perform a memorable finale headline set. Bold and cross-cultural, The...

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival announce multi-award-winning Headliners

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival announce multi-award-winning Headliners

Martin and Eliza Carthy, each an icon of English folk music in their own right, have been announced as the headliner for this year’s Brighton & Hove Folk Festival, which will take place at the beach-front venue Patterns on September 10th. It’s the second year for...

Brighton’s very own Folk Festival returns for Second Year!

Brighton’s very own Folk Festival returns for Second Year!

After a sell-out debut last summer despite lockdown worries, Brighton and Hove Folk Festival will officially return on September 10th 2022.Bigger and better in new host venue Patterns, this brilliant one-day event is a welcome addition to the Brighton scene, run by...

Kate Rusby to Headline FolkEast’s 10th Anniversary Finale

Kate Rusby to Headline FolkEast’s 10th Anniversary Finale

When FolkEast returns to Suffolk this summer it will be celebrating a decade’s unbroken run – a journey that not even a pandemic could stop. And topping the Sunday bill will be none other than the legendary ‘First Lady of Folk’ Kate Rusby. 2022 is a special year for...

Orkney Folk Festival’s Return to Full Scale Live Event

Orkney Folk Festival’s Return to Full Scale Live Event

Stromness is set to come alive to folk music from around the world once again, as the team behind the Orkney Folk Festival have announced a return to a full-scale live event this spring. In the first wave of line-up announcements, 24 acts have been unveiled for the...

Speyfest to Return Next Year for 25th Anniversary

Speyfest to Return Next Year for 25th Anniversary

Speyfest – the much-loved Moray folk festival – Bringing the best in traditional and contemporary Celtic music to Moray each July,  has announced it will return in 2022 as it gets set to celebrate 25 years at the heart of the Speyside community and the Scottish events...

Ticket’s On Sale For Sidmouth Folk Festival

Ticket’s On Sale For Sidmouth Folk Festival

Announcing Britain’s finest folk-fuelled seaside summer holiday  The Sidmouth Folk Festival is proud to return in grand style in summer 2022, bringing a joyful feast of music, song and dance back to the beautiful Devon seaside town for the 68th consecutive year.A top...

Celtic Connections Returns For 2022

Celtic Connections Returns For 2022

Celtic Connections, the UK’s premiere celebration of roots music, will return in full force for 2022 with an exciting and eclectic programme of events taking place in Glasgow from Thursday 20 January to Sunday 6 February 2022. Breathing life and soul into much-loved...

Summer of Glamping Festivals Comes to a Spectacular Close in Cannich

Summer of Glamping Festivals Comes to a Spectacular Close in Cannich

A fun-filled summer of glamping festivals in Cannich came to a close in spectacular style this weekend as headliners Mànran and Scooty and the Skyhooks brought the curtain down on the series of ground-breaking events. Capers in Cannich made history earlier this year...

Triumphant Return for Reimagined FolkEast 2021

Triumphant Return for Reimagined FolkEast 2021

Back on track after a two-year wait, England’s most easterly folk festival, FOLKEAST, pulled off a spectacular and emotional reunion last weekend (August 20-22). The delayed ninth FolkEast returned to Suffolk’s glorious Constable-esque grounds of Elizabethan Glemham...

Merry Hell and Lady Nade to join the FolkEast Party!

Merry Hell and Lady Nade to join the FolkEast Party!

LAST CHANCE FOR WEEKEND & DAY TICKETS -Free admission for children aged 11 and under- Hugely popular North-West folk rockers Merry Hell have been announced as Sunday headliners at England’s most easterly folk festival, FOLKEAST (August 20-22). The 8-piece...

Full Programme for Piping Live! Unveiled

Full Programme for Piping Live! Unveiled

The full suite of programmed activity for Glasgow’s Piping Live! festival has been unveiled, with a number of exciting in-person shows confirmed to go ahead as part of the nine-day event.  The world’s biggest piping festival will take a hybrid approach for 2021,...

An Audience with Dawn French at Underneath the Stars

An Audience with Dawn French at Underneath the Stars

Underneath the Stars festival is delighted to reveal actor, author and comedian, Dawn French, will be taking part in the family-friendly music and arts festival at Cinderhill Farm, Barnsley (30 July – 1st August). Filling the popular afternoon slot previously held by...

Chris Wood Headlines the first Brighton and Hove Folk Festival

Chris Wood Headlines the first Brighton and Hove Folk Festival

Six time BBC Folk Award winner Chris Wood has been announced as the headliner for Brighton and Hove’s first folk festival. Established local promoters Folkroom have announced their full line-up for the festival, which takes place at The Brunswick in Hove on September...

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is on this September

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is on this September

Originally planned for summer last year, The first Brighton and Hove Folk Festival will finally be going ahead on September 11th 2021. A timely addition to the folk festival circuit, this one-day event will be run by established local promoters Folkroom, with renowned...