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Lady Maisery Return with their First Studio Album in Six Years

Lady Maisery Return with their First Studio Album in Six Years

Uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery return with their first studio album in six years. The combined vocal and multi-instrumental talents of Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans (individually three of the most accomplished and adventurous artists in modern...

Blackbeard’s Tea Party ‘Kick The Curb’ Tour

Blackbeard’s Tea Party ‘Kick The Curb’ Tour

Their bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Hold on to your tri-corn hats and be prepared to stamp your wooden legs,  Blackbeard’s Tea Party are in town. Sea-shanties will be given a bombastic rock edge, and folk instrumentals will...

Jacob & Drinkwater ‘Waters of England 2’ Autumn Tour

Jacob & Drinkwater ‘Waters of England 2’ Autumn Tour

        Jacob & Drinkwater have come a long way since their first gig together in a tea tent at Glastonbury 2014; cementing their reputation as one of the most enthralling live acts on the scene. The duo of acoustic singer-songwriter Tobias ben Jacob and...

Eliza Carthy Celebrates 30 Years with New Album & Tour

Eliza Carthy Celebrates 30 Years with New Album & Tour

Queen Of The Whirl is a celebration of thirty years of silliness and profundity; thirty years of music reimagined, from Billy Bragg to Peggy Seeger, from The Ratcatchers to Imagined Village, from bloody boots in Trafalgar Square to the moors of North Yorkshire, and...

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival Needs Your Help!!

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival Needs Your Help!!

Folkroom Records have launched a plea to save Brighton and Hove’s Folk Festival which is set to run on September 10th. The line-up includes folk legends like Martin & Eliza Carthy, to thrilling live acts like Gwenifer Raymond and Rachael Dadd and a wealth of local...

Return Of The Crop!

Return Of The Crop!

After a two-year hiatus, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention returns with a fantastic line-up (see below). The roster includes host band Fairport Convention, singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, Trevor Horn Band, Steve Hackett’s Genesis Revisited, the legendary Clannad, and...

Full Line Up for Cambridge Folk Festival Including Day Splits

Full Line Up for Cambridge Folk Festival Including Day Splits

Cambridge Folk Festival continues its tradition of hosting the biggest international stars in folk and roots music whilst also providing a platform for up and coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent. Returning in 2022 after a 2 year hiatus, headliners...

New book and CD from Jez Lowe – PIPER’S LONNEN

New book and CD from Jez Lowe – PIPER’S LONNEN

The inimitable Jez Lowe has a new book out, Piper’s Lonnen, published by Badapple Books. An album is being issued as well of songs and tunes that appear in the book, it has Jez on guitar and vocals and Andy May (from The Bad Pennies) on Northumbrian Pipes and piano.


Indoor Festival of Folk Reveals Stellar Line Up at Cecil Sharp House

Indoor Festival of Folk Reveals Stellar Line Up at Cecil Sharp House

The “Indoor Festival of Folk” is a collaboration between folk/rock band The Magpie Arc and the English Folk Dance and Song Society and features a stellar line up of award-winning UK folk artists performing at Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London on Saturday the 3rd of...

SykesMartin Debut Tour Dates 2022

SykesMartin Debut Tour Dates 2022

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...

The Unthanks Mark the Release of Sorrows Away with October Tour

The Unthanks Mark the Release of Sorrows Away with October Tour

The Unthanks have already toured Sorrows Away. Perhaps you heard. The most important and best loved British folk group in the last 20 years are not unfamiliar with doing things their own way.The anticipation for the delayed record release is all the greater after...

Granny’s Attic Release New Video Before Busy Summer of Festival Dates

Granny’s Attic Release New Video Before Busy Summer of Festival Dates

With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the...

Suzanne Vega Announces UK Tour Dates for February & March 2023

Suzanne Vega Announces UK Tour Dates for February & March 2023

Renowned for her erudite and entertaining shows, ahead of her early 2023 tour Vega will be headlining  (Acoustic Stage), Cambridge Folk Festival and Underneath The Stars Festival (after already performing at Glastonbury) this summer. Widely regarded as one of the...

The Den and Club Tent Line-ups Revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival

The Den and Club Tent Line-ups Revealed for Cambridge Folk Festival

HOTTEST NEW ARTISTS IN FOLK AND ROOTS MUSIC CONFIRMED AS CAMBRIDGE CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT FOR NEW TALENT Cambridge Folk Festival has long been renowned for providing a platform for up and coming new artists and nurturing promising young talent. This commitment...

Gretchen Peters Announces New Live Album & UK Tour Dates

Gretchen Peters Announces New Live Album & UK Tour Dates

2022 marks the 25th year since US singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters first set foot on a UK stage and she is celebrating the anniversary in style with the release of a live album recorded during a 2019 UK tour with her band and an all-female Scottish string quartet,...