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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith ’10 Years of Playing Together’ Tour

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith ’10 Years of Playing Together’ Tour

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the most celebrated duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them...

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...

Access Folk Team Recruiting for Consulting Groups

Access Folk Team Recruiting for Consulting Groups

An ambitious 5 year long research project has launched to investigate ways to increase and diversify participation in English folk singing. Access Folk asks: What is the place of folk singing in contemporary England? How do people want to engage with English cultural...

*Video Premiere* Silver Dagger – from Fellow Pynins

*Video Premiere* Silver Dagger – from Fellow Pynins

Fellow Pynins is an award winning contemporary folk duo with a keen and bucolic sense of vocal harmony,  anchored in the balladry tradition. Hailing from Portland, Oregon the Fellow Pynins consists of Dani Aubert (claw hammer banjo, bouzouki) and solo artist Ian...

Eliza Carthy Marks 30th Career Anniversary With New Album

Eliza Carthy Marks 30th Career Anniversary With New Album

If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy MBE. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Whether performing a...

Katherine Priddy Headline Tour Prior to Vinyl Release of Debut Album

Katherine Priddy Headline Tour Prior to Vinyl Release of Debut Album

As Katherine Priddy hits the road on her headline UK tour, she has announced the vinyl release of her widely acclaimed debut album The Eternal Rocks Beneath (Navigator Records) on August 26th 2022. Released to glowing reviews and extensive radio airplay on CD and...

Karine Polwart joins Help Musicians as Ambassador

Karine Polwart joins Help Musicians as Ambassador

Talented group of music industry executives and a new artist Ambassador join Help Musicians as the charity seeks to reach more musicians of all genres of music across the U.K * Help Musicians, the 101-year-old charity for musicians across the UK, has announced a range...

Katie Doherty & The Navigators Official Music Video Released Today

Katie Doherty & The Navigators Official Music Video Released Today

Katie Doherty formed the Navigators to explore the depth and strength that three players could bring to her award winning songs. What was unexpected in this combination was the power and dynamic which is often described as much bigger than its component parts. Katie’s...

Jono McCleery Announces UK Date to Celebrate Release of 6th Studio Album

Jono McCleery Announces UK Date to Celebrate Release of 6th Studio Album

Singer-songwriter Jono McCleery grew up in London’s cultural milieu.  Deaf until the age of five it wasn’t until he was 17 that he picked up the guitar. In the early noughties, McCleery became part of the city’s vibrant ’underground’ scene with poets and musicians who...

Threatened Curlew Song Inspires Double Album

Threatened Curlew Song Inspires Double Album

Soulful song of the threatened curlew inspires double album of music to help save it. Money raised will be used for RSPB projects. ‘Simmerdim: Curlew Sounds’ is a unique double album, multi-artist project of newly-commissioned works and soundscapes, inspired by one of...

Sam Sweeney – Unearth Repeat Tour (Part Two)

Sam Sweeney – Unearth Repeat Tour (Part Two)

After embarking on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album The Unfinished Violin on Island Records and touring it to sell-out crowds on the 2019 album launch tour, Sam released his second album Unearth Repeat in 2020 and is touring the album for the second and...

Boo Hewerdine Announces New Album & UK Tour

Boo Hewerdine Announces New Album & UK Tour

For over 30 years Boo  Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK's finest singer songwriters as well as an accomplished producer and performer. As lead singer of seminal band The Bible, through to his subsequent solo work and long-time collaborations, he has become...