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All the events listed below are taken from the latest “Hot Off The Press” gigs, tour news and special events that the folking news desk have hand-picked for you.

Salt House announce new album and tour dates

Huam is the eagerly awaited new album from Salt House which sees them solidify their reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new. ‘Huam’, (scots n the call of an owl) is their third collection of songs, and the second pairing with producer Andy Bell. Songs are central ...
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Daria Kulesh announces live dates

With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is a unique and still-rising star on the UK folk scene. In 2015 her debut album, Eternal Child earned her plaudits from FolkWords and Laurel Canyon Music where she was nominated Favourite New Artist of 2015 but it was her ...
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Will Pound announces new album and tour

As Britain prepares to depart the European Union and enter an uncertain future virtuoso musician Will Pound – one of the biggest names in UK folk music – has decided to let the music do the talking. The harmonica wizard and melodeon maestro spent last summer travelling across Europe to ...
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Frazey Ford – new album and summer UK tour

Vancouver-based soul-Americana artist Frazey Ford announces her third album U Kin B The Sun due out February 7, 2020 on Arts & Crafts. At turns ecstatic and heavy-hearted, gloriously shambolic and deeply purifying, the new album is the outcome of a certain personal transformation that Ford has experienced in recent years. With its graceful collision of soul and psychedelia ...
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Bluegrass comes to Middlesbrough – Seth Mulder & Midnight Run

Following the successful launch of its new country and roots season in January, Middlesbrough Town Hall will once again be bringing some of the best authentic country music to the region. Seth Mulder & Midnight Run will be stopping off in Middlesbrough on Tuesday 11th February, bringing with them their ...
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Ray Cooper tours the UK in March

Ray Cooper’s Promised Land Tour 2020 Ray Cooper, a former member of Oysterband, left the group 2013 and has now released three solo albums and a song book. Ray is a story based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, performing with cello guitar, mandolin and harmonica. Ray lives in Sweden now and ...
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Folking favourites The Trials Of Cato embark on major tour

Power-folk pioneers The Trials Of Cato are hitting the road this spring following a remarkable 2019 which saw the band transform from buskers into BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners. Fresh from a frantic year touring their award-winning debut album Hide And Hair in the UK, North America and Europe, ...
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Ninebarrow to tour as a band for first time this spring

BBC award nominees Ninebarrow, widely recognised as one of the finest duos in UK folk music, are to tour as a five-piece band in March. In just a few short years Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchadiere , named after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills, have carved themselves a ...
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Seth Lakeman announces new album and UK tour

Multi award-winning folk singer Seth Lakeman will release his new album A Pilgrim’s Tale on February 7th 2020, in a year that marks four centuries since The Mayflower ship departed the UK. The album will be released amidst a selection of UK concerts where Seth will visit locations significant to ...
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Beans On Toast announces new album and tour dates

The cult songwriter Beans On Toast announces the title of his next studio album, plus an extensive run of UK dates for Winter 2019/20. A Climate Emergency?  Boris as PM?  Rail-melting heat waves?  A No-Deal Brexit? Beans' new album could only ever be called one thing: The Inevitable Train Wreck ...
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John Tams rejoins Home Service

If you thought Home Service had gone a bit quiet of late here’s some good news - the band is back with some great gigs in the diary and the major news is that John Tams has re-enlisted alongside John Kirkpatrick as joint front man and lead vocalist. This is ...
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Smoke Fairies announce new album and 2020 tour

Smoke Fairies have announced the release their first album for four years. Darkness Brings The Wonders Home will be released on January 31st coupled with new tour dates for the band. The first single to be taken from the album, ‘Disconnect’, is available now on all online platforms. Jessica and ...
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The Roundhouse announces its 2020 In The Round season

Celebrating its fifth year, the Roundhouse presents In The Round, a series of shows devoted to intimate performances set in the venue’s iconic main space, staged in a rarely seen, fully-seated concert set up around an almost circular stage.  Since its inception in 2016, In the Round has become known for ...
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Rachel Taylor-Beales to tour theatrical adaptation of Stone’s Throw, Lament Of The Selkie

Singer-songwriter Rachel Taylor-Beales is touring a gig-theatre adaptation of her highly acclaimed Stone’s Throw, Lament Of The Selkie album. Singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Rachel Taylor-Beales has teamed up with award winning actor-musician Lucy Rivers and Director Louise Osborn, to create and perform a gig-theatre adaptation of Rachel’s most recent ...
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3 Daft Monkeys Interview and Tour Dates

Its been a while since we chatted to those 3 Daft Monkeys, so thought it was high time we caught up with them at the New Forest Folk Festival. One of my lasting beer aerobic memories was standing with Tim and Athene at a festival watching a band years ago, ...
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