Gigs – Tour News – Special Events

folking_com new 2016 site logo

Welcome to the folking.com Gigs, Tour News and Special Events section…news section.

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.

Larkin Poe announce new album and on-line and live events

GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe have released their brand new single ‘Keep Diggin'’, the latest track from their new album, Self Made Man. “Some songs feel like they want to be written; they almost seem to spin together of their own accord like a tornado and move with their ...
Read More

Watkins Family Hour announce new album and (with luck) August tour

Watkins Family Hour - the acclaimed musical collective featuring Grammy Award-winning siblings Sara and Sean Watkins - will release their highly anticipated new album Brother Sister on May 8th 2020. Their first release in five years, the album focuses on the musical and lyrical chemistry between Sara and Sean—the creative ...
Read More

Singing With Nightingales: Live at Home

EARTHDAY Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - 10pm-1am The Nest Collective in partnership with Music Declares Emergency and Culture Declares Emergency Sam Lee with Musicians (including) Cosmo Sheldrake, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Bernard Butler, Seth Lakeman, Nick Mulvey, Julie Fowlis, Johnny Flynn, Jessie Buckely, John Smith, Sara Nicolls, Jocelyn Pook Speakers (including): Simon Armitage, ...
Read More

Fèis Rois announces on-line events

One of Scotland’s leading traditional arts organisations, Fèis Rois, has lined up some of Scotland’s top musicians and singers for an online traditional music festival, after having two of its popular annual events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fèis Rois ran its first Adult Fèis in 1990 and sadly ...
Read More

A message from Eliza Carthy

Dear friends, It has become imperative, in light of the current governmental advice regarding the dreaded C-word, for us to reschedule where we can our Restitute Live/Through That Sound launch tour to the winter of this year. We ask you please for your patience, and if you can to consider ...
Read More

The Levellers on tour ahead of new album release Peace

The Levellers have released the brand new single ‘Food Roof Family’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming new studio album Peace, which will be released on the 14th August via On The Fiddle Recordings. Whilst the video confronts the misleading and deceptive tactics used by the media ...
Read More

Fairport Convention to play Peak Cavern

FAIRPORT CONVENTION have confirmed a live show at Castleton’s Peak Cavern on Saturday 16th May. Tickets, and coach packages from Manchester and Sheffield are on sale here. Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many ...
Read More

Moonrakers Folk Orchestra workshops – dates and places

Moonrakers, a four-piece professional touring band, offer not only full concerts but also Folk Orchestra workshops for arts centres, festivals and residential arts centres. The Folk Orchestra workshop is for intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging folk tunes and songs. Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles) and ...
Read More

The Knoydart Retreat launches songwriting retreats in the wilderness

The Knoydart Retreat has just launched a series of creative retreats in Knoydart, Scotland for songwriters, photographers & painters. They launch with three Songwriting retreats in April, Jun and October 2020 with photography and painting opening in 2021. Knoydart (aka Scotland’s last great wilderness) is the glorious peninsula on Scotland's ...
Read More

Hamish Napier announces third album in his Strathspey Pentalogy

The Woods is the third album from acclaimed musician and composer Hamish Napier, exploring and celebrating the ancient forests of his native Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands. Rooted in the pine woodland of his home, Hamish’s third record follows on from his critically acclaimed albums The River (2016) and The ...
Read More

Suzanne Vega – new album and UK dates

Suzanne Vega will release her new album, of An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories (Cooking Vinyl) on May 1 2020. In celebration of the release, she will play a series of UK and European dates and festivals. On An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories, Vega revisits ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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 ...
Read More

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, ...
Read More