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Hannah James and Toby Kuhn 2021 Album Launch and UK Tour

Hannah James and Toby Kuhn 2021 Album Launch and UK Tour

Hannah James first met Toby Kuhn in Summer 2018 at the Floating Castle festival in Slovenia and it was clear that these two musicians shared a common approach to music making and a real artistic chemistry. Award-winning folk musician, dancer and composer Hannah James...

Gaelic showcase at The Royal National Mòd 2021 in Inverness

Gaelic showcase at The Royal National Mòd 2021 in Inverness

An exciting and inspirational celebration of Gaelic language and music is promised at The Royal National Mòd 2021 in the city of Inverness this autumn.  The eight-day event will hint at a return to normality as organisers of the prestigious celebration unveil a...

Iona Fyfe The Cauld – Video Release Today

Iona Fyfe The Cauld – Video Release Today

The Cauld is the new single from Scottish folk singer Iona Fyfe.   A slight departure from previous releases, the song which follows a folk-pop structure is written by Iona in the Scots Language; one of Scotlands three national languages with over 1.5 million speakers...

The Furrow Collective Winter Tour Dates

The Furrow Collective Winter Tour Dates

The Furrow Collective are excited to be finally getting together again this Winter to share some new, old songs. The English/Scottish band, BBC Radio 2 folk Award winners, consist of four talented and individually prominent performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice &...

Triumphant Return for Reimagined FolkEast 2021

Triumphant Return for Reimagined FolkEast 2021

Back on track after a two-year wait, England’s most easterly folk festival, FOLKEAST, pulled off a spectacular and emotional reunion last weekend (August 20-22). The delayed ninth FolkEast returned to Suffolk’s glorious Constable-esque grounds of Elizabethan Glemham...

Mànran announce release of touching new single ‘Crow Flies’

Mànran announce release of touching new single ‘Crow Flies’

One of Scotland’s most loved trad-rock bands Mànran have hailed the release of brand new album with the news they have a new single to share with fans today. Crow Flie is Mànran’s first material to be released since Scottish songstress Kim Carnie and guitarist Aidan...

SETH LAKEMAN – FREEDOM FIELDS 15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR & DELUXE REISSUE

SETH LAKEMAN – FREEDOM FIELDS 15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR & DELUXE REISSUE

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for 'Kitty Jay'.  It catapulted Lakeman into the forefront of the new British folk movement and his follow up was the gold-selling ‘Freedom...

Children’s Educational Storybook Transformed into Magical Album

Children’s Educational Storybook Transformed into Magical Album

An educational children’s storybook has been brought to life in the form of an exciting new album and audiobook featuring some of Scotland’s finest musicians. The book Mr Goose – Risk & Reward, originally created and written by an Ayrshire business consultant in...

Fairport Convention return to the road again this Autumn

Fairport Convention return to the road again this Autumn

Much to the delight of fans and the band, Fairport Convention are back on the road again following the forced hiatus of the past year-and-a-half.Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, and during that time, the band that...

Last Of The True Believers.

Last Of The True Believers.

She didn’t believe in genres and actively crossed styles to the delight of thousands who cherished her tumbling homespun melodies. Nanci Griffith who has very sadly passed reflected her roots and home so charmingly and with such grace she easily cruised to star status...

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan Announce Compelling New Duo Album

Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan Announce Compelling New Duo Album

Piano and voice isn’t a combination that you hear much in the folk idiom and yet it can be just as potent – if not more so – than a full band. Karine Polwart’s new album ‘Still As Your Sleeping’ is just this, a duo album of piano and voice. Deceptively simple, yet...

Merry Hell and Lady Nade to join the FolkEast Party!

Merry Hell and Lady Nade to join the FolkEast Party!

LAST CHANCE FOR WEEKEND & DAY TICKETS -Free admission for children aged 11 and under- Hugely popular North-West folk rockers Merry Hell have been announced as Sunday headliners at England’s most easterly folk festival, FOLKEAST (August 20-22). The 8-piece...

New Album from Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow – Ghost Owl

New Album from Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow – Ghost Owl

Opportunity comes from unlikely places. This past year it came to guitarist-singer-songwriter Brooks Williams in the shape of a ghostly, stealth-winged flyer with a heart-shaped face. The Barn Owl, Hoolet, Billy Wix or Ghost Owl. It all started when Wildlife...

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys Hotly Anticipated New Album

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys Hotly Anticipated New Album

One of the most exciting bands to have entered the UK folk scene in the past twenty years, The Lost Boys is the brainchild of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam Kelly. The Lost Boys Band has gained a reputation as...

Pre – Order Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn – Life and the Land EP

Pre – Order Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn – Life and the Land EP

Two long years ago, old friends Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn met up for a beer after a gig, and the conversation strayed to the traditional folk songs that celebrate our connection to the earth. As both had been working on solo material for a while, they hit upon the...