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Rescheduled Sam Sweeney Unearth Repeat Tour Dates

Rescheduled Sam Sweeney Unearth Repeat Tour Dates

After having to reschedule three times,  the long awaited Unearth Repeat Tour from Sam Sweeney is now going ahead this Autumn. 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...

Sam Carter Home Waters Tour Autumn 2021

Sam Carter Home Waters Tour Autumn 2021

BBC Folk Award-winning Songwriter Embarks on UK Tour to Support Fourth Album Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. He is a highly-regarded , renowned by many...

Maz O’Connor Challenges Herself with New Project – vulpes

Maz O’Connor Challenges Herself with New Project – vulpes

After the release of her acclaimed album ‘Chosen Daughter’ in 2019, Maz O’Connor decided to busk anonymously around both London and Paris, hoping to be inspired with material for new songs.But, in 2020 the busking and the travelling had to stop, and she never made it...

MILESTONE the new Album Release from Duncan Lyall

MILESTONE the new Album Release from Duncan Lyall

Milestone is the new album from composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Duncan Lyall.  A busy performer on the folk scene as bassist with Kate Rusby and Treacherous Orchestra, Lyall’s profile is rounded with cross-genre collaborations including touring with Mary...

Multi-Award Winning Talisk Announce New Single and Live Dates

Multi-Award Winning Talisk Announce New Single and Live Dates

You can’t keep a good band down – and TALISK are widely recognised as one hell of a band! Described by Glasgow Herald as ‘a rockin’ powerhouse’ Talisk are one of the most exciting acts on the UK folk scene, renowned for their innovative, show-stopping, high energy...

Trio Teases Launch of New Band with Run of Three Videos

Trio Teases Launch of New Band with Run of Three Videos

Tarren (n.) Small Hill [Old English]  Well now you know ?!   Don't worry there won't be a written test at the end of this post, but I have a feeling it is not going to be a word you forget,  after you've checked out what this new collaboration has to offer. Tarren is...

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is on this September

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival is on this September

Originally planned for summer last year, The first Brighton and Hove Folk Festival will finally be going ahead on September 11th 2021. A timely addition to the folk festival circuit, this one-day event will be run by established local promoters Folkroom, with renowned...

Hundreds of Free Events Planned to Celebrate Make Music Day on 21 June

Hundreds of Free Events Planned to Celebrate Make Music Day on 21 June

Make Music Day is a global celebration of music that takes place in 125 countries on 21 June every year. The concept, which originates from France’s Fête de la Musique, started in 1982, and now involves two thirds of the population of France. The event traditionally...

New Video Series from the Improv Folk Duo The Ciderhouse Rebellion

New Video Series from the Improv Folk Duo The Ciderhouse Rebellion

There was an idea, long ago, in classical Roman religion, that every part of the world had its own little god, its own spirit. It was the ‘spirit of place’ the Genius Loci, and folk-improv duo The Ciderhouse Rebellion, featuring Adam Summerhayes on fiddle and Murray...

Emily Barker and Frank Turner Release New Single ‘Bound For Home’

Emily Barker and Frank Turner Release New Single ‘Bound For Home’

Long time friends and collaborators, Emily Barker and Frank Turner, have released a stunning new single 'Bound For Home', the track was written and recorded during the sessions for Emily's critically-acclaimed album, A Dark Murmuration of Words. Emily explains: "It...

UK Dates for International legends The Turbans

UK Dates for International legends The Turbans

International legends The Turbans bind together music from ‘manywhere’ with their interstellar live show which ignites the crowd. Sonically huge and visually arresting, they are a powerhouse of talent, bringing their vibrant and unique sound to audiences who can do...

English Rock’n’Roll Once More!

English Rock’n’Roll Once More!

Oysterband are delighted to be able once more to take to the road for a series of previously postponed dates that are now set for Autumn 2021. Tickets for all dates are on sale now from: https://bandonthewall.org/2020/12/oysterband-2021-uk-tour/ Oysterband: the outfit...

Lillebjørn Nilsen & Andy Irvine ‘Live In Telemark’ – Out June 18th

Lillebjørn Nilsen & Andy Irvine ‘Live In Telemark’ – Out June 18th

Live recording from 1994 is back - as an album!   Lillebjørn Nilsen and Andy Irvine had known each other for about 17 years when they met at the Telemark Festival back in 1994 and what they both had dreamt about became a reality. Their collaboration resulted in an...

A World Of Difference

A World Of Difference

Norfolk World Music Festival returns in 2021 aiming to create “Umoja” the Swahili and Zulu word for togetherness and unity but of course in these strange times in a safe and socially distanced way. Having had to cancel the festival in 2020 the festival, that is based...