UK folk and Americana music website folking.com

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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…

LATEST NEWS…

REG MEUROSS – Faraway People (Hatsongs HAT011)

I enjoyed Reg’s previous album, December, and Faraway People is more of the same and even better than its predecessor ...
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ANNA COOGAN – The Lonely Cry of Space & Time (AC004)

The Lonely Cry Of Space And Time by Anna Coogan was released on April 28th but I’ve only just had ...
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The Young’uns announce new album – tour dates to follow

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - ...
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Les Barker – live dates for 2017

Les Barker writes strange poems and comes originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he ...
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DEMPSEY BROUGHTON – Off By Heart (own label SAECD14)

Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton have been in the business for so many years and in so many line-ups that ...
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Carla Bruni releases Rolling Stones cover as single and announces new album

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Carla Bruni has released a new song and captivating video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino (Madonna, Bjork, Sting, ...
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COAST – Windmills In The Sky (Ruabhal Records SAM04)

Coast is a folk-rock band, with the emphasis on the rock, formed by Paul Eastham and Chris Barnes back in ...
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Fairport Convention alumni reunite at Cropredy

Fairport's Cropredy Convention, the annual three-day festival staged by folkrock legends Fairport Convention, will celebrate the band’s golden anniversary with ...
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SINGLES BAR 22

A round-up of recent EPs and singles Following four independent releases, Ontario siblings THE ABRAMS BROTHERS mark their major label ...
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JOE BROUGHTON’S CONSERVATOIRE FOLK ENSEMBLE – Painted (own label SAE16CD)

I’ve seen Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble on stage just once and it was an exciting experience. It was a ...
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THE DRYSTONES – We Happy Few (own label)

The Drystones are two young chaps from Somerset: Alex Garden and Ford Collier; singers and multi-instrumentalists who made their debut ...
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MARTHA TILSTON – Nomad (Squiggly Records)

This recently released album is a pure joy to listen to. Martha is the daughter of highly acclaimed singer/songwriter – ...
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John Wort Hannam announces July tour dates

John Wort Hannam is a Canadian singer songwriter from Fort Macleod, Alberta. Born in the Channel Islands and raised in ...
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National folk arts library to undergo a major refurbishment

England’s national library of folk music and dance is to undergo a major refurbishment this summer to ensure it is ...
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The Drystones release their third album this month

Somerset based young folk duo The Drystones have just recorded their third album entitled We Happy Few. Ford Collier and ...
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SHEILA K CAMERON – Kiss Deep And The Missing Beat (Glalell SKC1706CD)

Kiss Deep is sixth and final volume in the first series of Sheila K Cameron reissues. There are nineteen tracks ...
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KATE & RAPHAËL – Les Objets Trouvés (own label DECYOU01)

From the first unsettling notes, it’s clear that Les Objets Trouvés isn’t going to sit down quietly and play nice ...
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JON PALMER talks to Folking

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is based in Otley. They have a loyal following across the region and four albums ...
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ANNIE GALLUP – Lucy Remembers Her Father (Gallway Bay Music)

In what is, unquestionably, her finest solo work to date, Annie Gallup, one half of Hat Check Girl, has crafted ...
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THE HAWTHORNES – Cut & Run (own label)

The second album from Cheltenham folk outfit The Hawthornes, Cut & Run, sees them with an expanded line-up, Sussex-born singer ...
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LE VENT DU NORD live at South Hill Park, Bracknell

Smoke swirled over the darkened stage as four shadowy figures took their places. The sound began with the drone of ...
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Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker announces new album and UK tour

Central Texas singer-songwriter Sam Baker releases his long-awaited fifth album, Land Of Doubt, on June 21, 2017. The recording represents a ...
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OH SUSANNA – A Girl in Teen City (Continental Song City CSCCD1142)

Whether or not A Girl In Teen City is wholly autobiographical, Suzie Ungerleider’s concept album about growing up a teenager ...
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MALCOLM HOLCOMBE – Pretty Little Troubles (Gypsy Eyes Music )

His voice croakier and gummier than ever, sounding as one review put it, like he’s wearing someone else’s teeth, even ...
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More names announced for FolkEast 2017

Slovenian cult folk band Terrafolk, not seen in the UK for a decade, are to appear at FolkEast this summer ...
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ROBBIE BANKES – Foothills (own label)

Robbie Bankes hails from Calgary and is currently studying at the University of Telemark. Foothills is his first album although ...
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Underhill Rose announce new live album – touring now

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In ...
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Home Gathering 2017 – all the details

HOME GATHERING 2017 15-17th September Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2HL Home Gathering, curated and presented by The Unthanks, returns ...
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Ryan Young – award-winning Scottish fiddler announces debut album

This self-titled debut album from award-winning fiddler Ryan Young brings inventive twists to old and forgotten tunes. Produced and engineered ...
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Peter Knight to celebrate 70th birthday in Tewkesbury

"Peter Knight can spin the world on his bow” so said no less a philosopher and writer than Sir Terry ...
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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.

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