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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.

The Trials Of Cato announce December tour dates

The Trials Of Cato, a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, whilst living in Lebanon they spent a year ...
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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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Darrin Bradbury announces new album and tour dates

Known for blending dark humor with obvious-once-you-hear-them observations on everyday life, Darrin Bradbury’s songs are both funny and thought-provoking. Today, Bradbury is proud to share his anticipated new album Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, his first for ANTI- Records. Produced by Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids), Talking Dogs & ...
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The Urban Folk Quartet announce autumn tour

After a festival-packed summer, The Urban Folk Quartet continue to celebrate their year-long 10th anniversary with an Autumn 2019 tour. The dozen dates take The UFQ from Derby’s last surviving coaching inn (The Old Bell Hotel) to a 14th century Devonshire church (St Mary’s, Kingskerswell), by way of several arts ...
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Annie Dressner and Luke Williams announce tour dates

Since moving to the UK from her hometown of New York City eight years ago, Annie Dressner has received considerable recognition from her live shows, and studio recordings. Her second studio album Broken Into Pieces was produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore) and was released on 26th October to rave ...
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Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band announce tour dates – John Spiers Joins the lineup

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner are a unique force in British folk music. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire, where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted ...
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The Salts are on the road again

Rockin’ Sea Shanty band The Salts set sail on a UK tour of Venues and Festivals starting this week at the Wokingham Music Festival and including the Great British Folk Festival where they will be performing alongside the likes of Steeleye Span, Eddie Reader, Barbara Dickson, Tom Robinson and many ...
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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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Peter Knight Interview + Gigspanner Big Band Tour Dates

Paul Johnson and Darren Beech caught up with Peter Knight after Gigspanner Big Band closed the Friday night of New Forest Folk Festival 2019. We talk to Peter about the early days of Gigspanner, how the idea came about,  Peter's ethos for music, what he looks for in his musical ...
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THE SMALL GLORIES – New Album and Tour News

The Small Glories make their US debut with ASSINIBOINE & THE RED, an album that celebrates the Canadian Prairies. The first single, "Oh My Love," is included in NPR's "New Music Friday" Spotify playlist. The album's title references the junction of two rivers, the Assiniboine (pronounced 'uh-sin-uh-boin’) and the Red, ...
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Blackbeard’s Tea Party hit ten

Festival favourites, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, infamous for their frenetic fiddle tunes and thumping backline, celebrate their tenth birthday as a band in 2019 with a lengthy autumn-winter Ten Yaar Anniversary tour across England and Wales and a special re-release of their best-known single, ‘Chicken On A Raft’. Following a packed ...
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Steeleye Span celebrate 50 years

Park Records are delighted to announce the release of EST’D 1969 from Steeleye Span on 24 June 2019 ahead of UK dates later in the year.  This is a new collection of songs, featuring contributions from all seven of the band members [with a guest appearance from Ian Anderson of ...
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Elles Bailey announces tour dates

Rising independent Blues and Americana fuelled star Elles Bailey continues to wind her way along the road that she really DOES call home, taking her storming second album, Road I Call Home on tour, into Elles’ native habitat: live performance! Elles is also sharing a new video for ‘Road I Call Home’ that’s being ...
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