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New Chapter for Daphne’s Flight with Euphoric Return to Touring

New Chapter for Daphne’s Flight with Euphoric Return to Touring

Daphne’s Flight was created 25 years ago by five of the leading singer songwriters of their generation - Chris While, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold, Helen Watson and Christine Collister. Described as one of the most exciting vocal groups to emerge on the acoustic...

Midnight Skyracer Announce Farewell (for now) Tour Dates

Midnight Skyracer Announce Farewell (for now) Tour Dates

Since forming in 2017, the Anglo-Irish all-female quintet Midnight Skyracer,  have become festival sensations across the UK, Europe and Australasia, toured regularly at home and released a critically-lauded debut album. They also carry the distinction of being 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...

The World’s Biggest Ceilidh comes to The Ovo Hydro this December

The World’s Biggest Ceilidh comes to The Ovo Hydro this December

The world’s biggest ceilidh will take place in The Ovo Hydro later this year. Entitled Hoolie in the Hydro, the night will feature some of the top musicians on the Scottish and Irish scene.The world-first event, which will take to the Glasgow stage on Saturday 17th...

Folktronic Tonic.

Folktronic Tonic.

Edinburgh based Yoko Pwno have a brand new album out in April both to entertain and bewitch their audience. ' Part Machine,' is out on Skye Records run by ex Peatbog Faeries drummer Iain Copeland, a label that always issues edgy, exciting music which pushes the...

Flook Announce Spring Tour Dates

Flook Announce Spring Tour Dates

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble...

Katherine Priddy to Tour Acclaimed Debut Album

Katherine Priddy to Tour Acclaimed Debut Album

The rise of British singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy has been nothing short of remarkable. Having quietly built a growing following over the past 3-4 years, the 2021 release of her debut album The Eternal Rocks Beneath to glowing reviews and extensive radio airplay...

All Tomorrow’s Parties.

All Tomorrow’s Parties.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has begun a search to find future folk stars who'd like to try out for showcases at this year’s event to push their music and reach a new level of audience. Groups, duos or soloists aged 16 to 26 who live in the festival's catchment area of...

Bright Shining Morning.

Bright Shining Morning.

It's been announced a special tribute concert to Norma Waterson called “A True Hearted Girl – A Tribute to Norma Waterson”, will run on Tuesday 2nd August as part of The Sidmouth Folk Festival, featuring special guests/friends and hosted by husband Martin Carthy and...

Daoiri Farrell Solo UK Spring Tour

Daoiri Farrell Solo UK Spring Tour

A former electrician, who decided to become a musician after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell has been described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of...

Boxes Of Treasure: Horslips & Al Stewart Go Totally Deluxe.

Boxes Of Treasure: Horslips & Al Stewart Go Totally Deluxe.

You may want to warn your bank manager that the balance on your accounts may fall quite considerably this summer. Why? Well the Spiral Earth News Desk has tidings which are potentially wallet emptying as two folk rock or maybe rock folk brand names have eye watering...

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita Mark Decade of Collaboration with New Album

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita Mark Decade of Collaboration with New Album

ECHO, is the third album from harpist Catrin Finch (Wales) and kora player and singer Seckou Keita (Senegal),  which is releasing worldwide on May 27th, 2022. The album celebrates the tenth anniversary of an extraordinary partnership between the two virtuosos whose...

Hannah James and Toby Kuhn Spring Tour Dates

Hannah James and Toby Kuhn Spring Tour Dates

Following on from their successful Album Launch Tour last year,     (Hannah James and Toby Kuhn 2021 Album Launch and UK Tour)  Hannah James and Toby Kuhn are now 'launching' into a Spring Tour. Dates are as follows: Sunday 20-Mar-2022 Sheffield The...

A Dancer In The Fire… Once More.

A Dancer In The Fire… Once More.

Irish musical legend Paul Brady releases a new studio album titled ‘Maybe So’ on 22nd April 2022 through Proper Records, home of his previous ‘Unfinished Business.’ Recorded during the COVID lockdown, the album features 11 new tracks and is available to pre-order at...

Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow April Mini Tour Dates

Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow April Mini Tour Dates

A chance meeting a few years ago while on tour in The Netherlands led to the guitar-fiddle collaboration of Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow   In 2020, their plans for touring and recording were temporarily scuppered, but the two decided to keep themselves busy by...

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...

Stick in The Wheel’s Spring Tour Dates

Stick in The Wheel’s Spring Tour Dates

Stick In The Wheel’s work is rooted in traditional music and song, informed by the modern electronic music that grew out of their hybrid East London heritage. Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter use centuries old work-songs that speak to present day issues of class,  an...