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The site was established in 1999 and has become one of the UK’s much loved on-line folk music resources.
The folking team is a small, dedicated group of people with a passion for music and a commitment to furthering the interests of the folk, acoustic and Americana music movement; with a growing team of writers & interviewers, reviewing the latest releases from the world of folk, each with their own inimitable style…
The Phil Beer Band rocking Haslemere Hall on 19th May - photo by Darren Beech Phil arrived hot on the heels of ...Read More
Young Jim Causley returns once more to the writing of his distinguished relative, Charles. I Am The Song, unlike the ...Read More
Comprising Miranda Mulholland, violinist with Great Lake Swimmers, and Andrew Penner, Harrow Fair are a Canadian duo who first began ...Read More
Keith James has become one of the most active and inventive concert artists currently performing in the UK. A very ...Read More
Fresh from supporting UK’s James Arthur on his 16-date March tour, Perth born singer songwriter Matt Gresham has announced his ...Read More
Scottish Celtic harmonica might seem like something of a niche market and that’s what I thought at first – but ...Read More
We are sorry to have to announce on behalf of Damien Dempsey that his forthcoming UK tour needs to be ...Read More
Although Janet Dowd writes songs, and there are three of her own compositions on Home, her particular forte is in ...Read More
The Twisted Twenty are a septet of string players whom I suspect to be proper musicians. What makes then unique ...Read More
A knock at a recording studio door during the Spring of 2010 and a 14 year old schoolgirl accompanied by ...Read More
Venue website: www.halswaymanor.org.uk ...Read More
Lianne Hall used to be a punk. She was a member of Witchknot but I rather think that she was ...Read More
I have opined before that Galley Beggar’s albums, though excellent in themselves, never quite reflect the live feel of the ...Read More
This year sees the release of Still Gannin’ Canny, the first album in over 30 years from veteran folk band ...Read More
A Quare Yield is an album of mostly banjo and fiddle duets. I say mostly because Alan Reid also plays ...Read More
World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson releases his 20th solo album in 40 years Trails & Tribulations on ...Read More
The Seventh Wave is the seventh album to be released by Skipinnish and it is possibly one of the most ...Read More
The new album from young African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t come at a better time. As a new generation ...Read More
We thought it was high time we started sharing the excellent folk show that English singer, songwriter, comedian, author, poet, ...Read More
Copperplate Podcast 211 presented by Alan O'Leary May 2017 www.copperplatemailorder.com 1. Paddy Glackin: Top It Off. Glackin 2.London Lasses: Humours ...Read More
Artree are absolutely delighted to be hosting a show by possibly their favourite band in the entire world right now ...Read More
I’ll state now that anyone who sings ‘Matt Hyland’ is all right with me, especially when that anyone sings it ...Read More
Staffordshire based singer/songwriters Barry Hunt and Bryan Brindley have formed a duo - namely Brindley-Hunt - and the result of ...Read More
His fifth album in as many years, and his twenty-first studio recording in total, A Song I Can Live With ...Read More
For those who don’t know, Track Dogs are an Anglo-Irish-American acoustic quartet based in Madrid comprising Sheffield’s Howard Brown, Ohio’s ...Read More
Fraser Shaw was a wonderful piper, whistle player and composer from Glasgow who resided on the Isle of Islay. After ...Read More
At the Ards International Guitar Festival, Sarah McQuaid was presented with the festival’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients over ...Read More
The latest in a venerable family line of Gaelic singers and bards, Calum Alex Macmillan ranks squarely at the forefront ...Read More
What I really like about Front Country is the way they take the styles of country music, its bones if ...Read More
A round-up of recent EPs and singles The first of three self-released themed EPs set for 2017 from Devon duo ...Read More
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Our aim is to educate, inform and simply entertain you with all the latest album and tour press releases from the folk, acoustic and Americana music scene.
We also feature new and archived artist interviews, album, gig and festival reviews as well as photos, videos, mp3 interviews and sounds.
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