folking.com – UK folk and Americana music website

folking.comWelcome to folking.com

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…


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2 days ago

Gerard Edwards

The line up is complete for an amazing night of English, Irish and original music on 19 December at the Castle Hotel, Fore Street Bradninch, Devon EX5 4NN. Support Adrian Forster, Dora Darling Swann and Ben Morgan-Brown. Mitchell and Vincent at Bradninch Folk Club

Mitchell and Vincent at Bradninch Folk ClubDecember 19, 2017, 8:00pmThe Castle Hotel Bradninch. EX5 4NNBradninch Folk Club’s final guests of 2017 are the ever-busy duo Mitchell and Vincent. David Mitchell plays guitar, mandola, whistle & recorder and Graham Vincent plays fiddle, guitar & vocals. They are an entertaining class act delivering tunes and songs from the English and Irish repertoire with relish. They are currently working on material for a third album which will include some of their own compositions. When they are not out performing, Graham is busy in his violin making workshop and David is also back making guitars. Clearly there is no part of their act which they do not know inside out. The Bradninch club selects support acts which both compliment the Guest act but also provide a contrast in style. Ben Morgan-Brown from Exeter is playing a support spot. Ben is often compared to Nick Drake, with musical themes which follow in the tradition of players such as Michael Chapman, Bert Jansch, Steve Gunn & John Fahey, combining open tunings & hypnotic guitar instrumentals with gentle vocal melodies & lyrics reflecting on love, regret, memory & loss. Also in support is Adrian Forster providing original songs and Irish ballads covering themes ancient and modern.
We are pleased to announce that following a visit to BRADFOLK on 5 December when Dora Darling-Swann completely bowled us over with her original take on folk songs we booked her for support also.

The Bradninch Folk Club is held in the function room of Castle Hotel, Bradninch EX5 4NN, doors open at 7.45 start at 8PM. Entry £5 (accompanied under 18 are free).
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Mitchell and Vincent at Bradninch Folk Club

4 days ago

Dai Jeffries

Folk-rockers Hadrian's Union are looking for a fiddle player. All the details are here. ... See MoreSee Less

Folk-rockers Hadrians Union are looking for a fiddle player. All the details are here.

4 days ago

Paul Johnson

Had had a lovely Indian meal tonight with my workmates in Hawkhurst 'Prince of Kent' I actually tried a chicken phall!! OMG that was hot! - great drive home much aided by a great BBC SixMusic shoe presented by the Unthanks family! (sitting in for Iggy Pop) awesome music! Thank you 'Unthanks'!!! give em a full time show that's my vote!! loved the tunes from a number of genre! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hawkhurst eh? I'll have to give it a go!

5 days ago

Ann Cunningham

Tickets now on sale.

Steve KnightleyMarch 14, 2018, 7:30pmPoly FalmouthA co-promotion with The Poly Falmouth.

In his highly anticipated 2018 solo tour ‘Songs & Stories’, multi-award-winning songwriter Steve Knightley invites his audience on a musical journey, charting the winding roads of his unrivaled career. The Show of Hands frontman (“One of the great English bands” – Peter Gabriel) showcases a setlist peppered with classic gems such as ‘Cousin Jack’, ‘AIG’ and ‘Country Life’ with his inimitable passion and flair. And in a rare glimpse into the personal playlist of a songwriting legend, Knightley also pays tribute to some of his influences along the way, from Dylan to Radiohead.

Tickets £18
Book seats in person, by phone 01326 319461 or online..
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Steve Knightley

1 week ago

Darren Beech

In case you missed it - Neil Young coming home for a one time only live solo performance in a little theatre in a town in north Ontario on the 1st of December 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Martin Richards

Steve Knightley of Show of Hands plays solo show near Hebden Bridge in January - Wed 17th January www.wegottickets.com/event/418451 ... See MoreSee Less

Steve Knightley of Show of Hands  plays solo show near Hebden Bridge in January - Wed 17th January https://www.wegottickets.com/event/418451

2 weeks ago

Roger Nash

First glimpse of 2018 Southdowns Folk Festival flyer. More at www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

First glimpse of 2018 Southdowns Folk Festival flyer. More at www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk

2 weeks ago

Chris Clev

Sun 17th Dec - Chris Cleverley & Kelly Oliver's Christmas Concert
Kitchen Garden Cafe - #KingsHeath, #Birmingham
£10 Adv, £12 Doors
Tickets - www.wegottickets.com/event/418001

"It' so refreshing to see an artist who doesn't play by the rules" - Dai Jeffries, folking.com

"Two of the UK Folk Scene’s singular and unique songwriters come together for an evening of collaboration, including reinterpretations of their back catalogues as well as arrangements of our favourite traditional songs and carols. This unique event, to mark the closing of the year, is not to be missed."
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Sun 17th Dec - Chris Cleverley & Kelly Olivers Christmas Concert
Kitchen Garden Cafe - #KingsHeath, #Birmingham
£10 Adv, £12 Doors
Tickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/418001

It so refreshing to see an artist who doesnt play by the rules - Dai Jeffries, folking.com

Two of the UK Folk Scene’s singular and unique songwriters come together for an evening of collaboration, including reinterpretations of their back catalogues as well as arrangements of our favourite traditional songs and carols. This unique event, to mark the closing of the year, is not to be missed.

2 weeks ago

Alan Hossack

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