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Belshazzar’s Feast ‘Summer of Love’ Tour 2021

Belshazzar’s Feast ‘Summer of Love’ Tour 2021

FEASTIE BOYS ARE BACK ON THE MAP! ....with new music and real concerts at venues and festivals from 17th May, when the roadmap will allow it. Some are indoor and some outside. At some venues they’re doing two concerts so that the audience can be well spaced out – yes...

Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin Debut Tour 2021

Miranda Sykes and Hannah Martin Debut Tour 2021

In this exciting new collaboration from two of British folk's finest voices, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks, Gigspanner Big Band) join forces to present a set of songs that take them back to their shared roots. Having played together on...

Boomtown Fair forced to postpone in face of Government intransigence

Boomtown Fair forced to postpone in face of Government intransigence

Owing to the lack of a Government backed COVID specific insurance scheme to provide a vital safety net to events this summer, the organisers of Boomtown Fair have come to the difficult decision to no longer go ahead in 2021. Rumours and speculation about vaccination...

Suffolk Duo Honey and The Bear Cast off on Journey Through The Roke

Suffolk Duo Honey and The Bear Cast off on Journey Through The Roke

Roke: An old East Anglian word describing the smoke-like mist that rises in the evening off marshes and water meadows. East Anglian-based duo Lucy and Jon Hart have always had a strong sense of place. Performing as Honey and The Bear, the multi-instrumental...

‘Tunnelers’ new 5 track EP from Nancy Kerr

‘Tunnelers’ new 5 track EP from Nancy Kerr

It is the 50th anniversary of the British Tunnelling Society this year. No, I didn't know that either. But now I do I want to know more.  The society has commissioned Nancy Kerr to create a 'a mythical-industrial song cycle ', which, as you would expect from the...

Paul Hutchinson Records Album of Compositions During Lockdown

Paul Hutchinson Records Album of Compositions During Lockdown

A member of the much-loved duo Belshazzar’s Feast, Paul Hutchinson has 20 years of touring in the UK,  He is regarded as one of the top accordionists in the country because of his unique, refreshing, and at times ‘classical’ approach to playing.  For Paul, the March...

Suthering Announce their Arrival by Releasing new Single Gather

Suthering Announce their Arrival by Releasing new Single Gather

If the interweaved vocals, pure harmonies, and plaintive piano of new single ‘Gather' from Devon-based folk-duo Suthering ring some familiar bells, it is because those voices belong to acclaimed composers, choir leaders, and songwriters Julu Irvine and Heg...

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson to Release Debut Duo Album

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson to Release Debut Duo Album

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from Norwich.  Their music is rich with intertwining harmony, accomplished musicianship and a creative song-writing style that is both delicate and moving and deeply inspired by the world...

Jumbo Treat From Elephant Sessions.

Jumbo Treat From Elephant Sessions.

Highland folk juggernauts Elephant Sessions are presenting a very special lockdown streaming show on Saturday 10 April at 8.00pm. Bringing their now infamous late-night party show, from a custom built stage, join them and go behind the scenes as they play their...

Wille & The Bandits – Rescheduled March / April UK Tour 2022

Wille & The Bandits – Rescheduled March / April UK Tour 2022

Wille & the Bandits are impossible to pigeonhole. They are musically as diverse as Lady Gaga’s wardrobe. They adopt the musical essence, nostalgia, and discovery of the late 60’s and 70’s and mix rock and roll, funk, and soul to create something fresh and wholly...

TEYR Announce Release of Second Album Estren on 30th April

TEYR Announce Release of Second Album Estren on 30th April

Evolving out of London’s thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focsle shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry,  folk trio TEYR are delighted to announce the release of their second album, Estren. Recorded and produced by Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing,...

Samantha Fish – Rescheduled UK Tour For Jan / Feb 2022

Samantha Fish – Rescheduled UK Tour For Jan / Feb 2022

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish has quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a guitar hero and powerful live performer,...

Dorset duo Ninebarrow to appear on BBC-1’s Countryfile this Sunday

Dorset duo Ninebarrow to appear on BBC-1’s Countryfile this Sunday

Hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album A Pocket Full of Acorns, Dorset duo Ninebarrow (Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere) are due to appear on BBC-1’s flagship rural affairs programme Countryfile this Sunday (March 28, 6pm) To celebrate the March 5...

Joe Bonamassa announces one-night only livestream event

Joe Bonamassa announces one-night only livestream event

Joe Bonamassa is known for being “always on the road”. This time he is bringing the concert into the homes of fans around the world in an epic pay-per-view performance from the live music capital of the world – Austin, Texas. Hailed internationally as one of the...

When Rivers Meet – Autumn Tour Dates announced

When Rivers Meet – Autumn Tour Dates announced

British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet are pleased to announce they will be special guests on King King’s October 2021 UK Tour. In November 2020, the band released their debut album “We Fly Free” which attracted strong media support and popular...