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Belinda O’Hooley – Inversions Tour

Belinda O’Hooley – Inversions Tour

Belinda O’Hooley began playing the piano at the age of seven. She is an exceptionally gifted pianist, singer, songwriter and composer and has become renowned for her highly individual, emotional, yet sensitive musicality. She is half of four time BBC Radio 2 Folk...

Knight & Spiers ‘Both in a Tune’ Album Release Tour

Knight & Spiers ‘Both in a Tune’ Album Release Tour

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of the UK’s most easterly festival FolkEast had the inspired idea of pairing legendary musician Peter Knight and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival. It ended up...

Spell Songs II: Let The Light In UK Tour

Spell Songs II: Let The Light In UK Tour

SPELL SONGS, the ensemble created in 2018, are to tour the UK in early 2022 in support of their critically acclaimed new album Spell Songs II: Let The Light In. The tour will commence at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Thursday, January 27th and will include two...

Police Dog Hogan announce UK tour to support release of new Album

Police Dog Hogan announce UK tour to support release of new Album

The long wait is over!  The enforced silence of the last twenty months is about to be broken when Police Dog Hogan get back on the road in 2022. The seven piece band (the seven-piece band whose name comes from a case of mistaken identity on a police report ) return...

Valtos Remix ‘Marx Terrace’ by Legendary Peatbog Faeries

Valtos Remix ‘Marx Terrace’ by Legendary Peatbog Faeries

Only one year in and already loved across the Trad and Electronic music scenes, Valtos are seeing in the New Year with a new remix, this time working on ‘Marx Terrace’ by the legendary Peatbog Faeries.  Last year Skye Natives Daniel Docherty and Martyn MacDonald...

Christmas At The Cathedral.

Christmas At The Cathedral.

London/West Sussex based singer songwriter Ed Blunt has released the first single from his upcoming debut album - a heart-warming Christmas song inspired by the last big blizzard in the City of London. The Dome of St Paul’s, written during lockdown, recounts a night...

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...

Skinner & T’witch Christmas single

Skinner & T’witch Christmas single

Skinner & T'witch are really excited that their new, folk-rock Christmas single, 'We Need A New New Year', is now available to listen to/download via https://skinnerandtwitch.bandcamp.com/track/we-need-a-new-new-year ❤️🎶 'We Need A New New...

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...

Peggy Seeger Announces 29 UK Dates for First Farewell Tour

Peggy Seeger Announces 29 UK Dates for First Farewell Tour

PEGGY SEEGER, the undisputed queen of folk & political song, has announced 29 UK dates on her 2022 FIRST FAREWELL Tour.   Covering the UK from top to bottom and left to right, she’ll perform with her son Calum MacColl, a gifted professional musician in his...

Compelling New Podcast Delves into Intriguing Stories of Gaelic Song

Compelling New Podcast Delves into Intriguing Stories of Gaelic Song

Deirdre Graham, best known for her contemporary take on traditional Gaelic songs, is expanding on her passion of the melding of old and new with a compelling new podcast series, Gaelic Song Stories. The six-part series will delve into the rich history of Gaelic song...

A Winter Union Festive Tour Begins

A Winter Union Festive Tour Begins

Now in its sixth year, A Winter Union is a festive folk band like no other. From five leading lights of the British roots scene, expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the band delight you with a repertoire of original seasonal songs, fresh...

Spriguns Once More.

Spriguns Once More.

At long, long, long last one of the most underrated and brilliant English folk rock bands of the 1970s is starting to gain proper recognition for their efforts, half a decade since they began. Spriguns were from Cambridge and cut two stone cold classics. For Decca the...

Cara Dillon – Upon A Winter’s Night Christmas Tour

Cara Dillon – Upon A Winter’s Night Christmas Tour

Cara Dillon, possessed of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show “Upon A Winter’s Night” for a fifth year running this December (2021). The overwhelming success of previous tours cementing this magical...

OVER THE NEXT HILL!

OVER THE NEXT HILL!

There’s no keeping them down, time nor age wearies Fairport Convention. They promised at the first chance they’d be back on the road with their particular brand of English roots rock. 2022 brings their annual Winter tour which sees them and their van up hull, down...

Concept Album Featuring all Current Members of Steeleye Span

Concept Album Featuring all Current Members of Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span guitarist Julian Littman is set to release the concept album Goblin Market Music  on December 1st, which will feature all of Steeleye Span as well as Jane Milligan, the daughter of the late comic genius Spike Milligan. The album is based on Christina...