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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.

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 ...
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Carus Thompson announces new album and tour dates

Australian folk songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns to the UK in 2020 to launch his seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue, along with a UK tour. Shakespeare Avenue was recorded in Dartmoor, in the South-West of England with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman, the album takes its name from a ...
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William Prince – Reliever and Tour Dates

Canadian singer songwriter William Prince had his brand new album Reliever selected as BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’ back in February, following lead single ‘The Spark’ which proved a major hit at the station, featuring on its playlist for the entirety of January. The new album has been ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The Unthanks announce new Diversions album and live dates

Live And Unaccompanied is not a live album. Well, it is, but it isn’t. More of that later. It's notable for yet another incarnation of a band with many guises, for a show-stopping adaptation of a song by fellow Geordie Richard Dawson, for harmonies reminiscent of legendary Irish vocal trio ...
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Jeffrey Foucault – new album and UK dates

Blood Brothers, the much-anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves by  Jeffrey Foucault is a collection of reveries, interlacing memory with the present tense to examine the indelible connections of love across time and distance. In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one ...
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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 ...
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Elephant Sessions announce new single and tour dates

Elephant Sessions and Ros T team up for a new folk-electronic release. The new single is a remix from Glasgow based DJ, Ros T, of Elephant Sessions’ track 'Riverview' and brings together different aspects of Highland culture. Haunting fiddle mixed with disco grooves and funky bass makes for a track ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Beans On Toast on tour again

Although Beans On Toast has just-this-minute wrapped up an extensive UK tour on the back of his newest album The Inevitable Train Wreck, today he is pleased to announce another…. The Coming To A Town Near You Tour will see Beans playing a string of shows through March and April, ...
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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 ...
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Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell on tour in March

Looking forward to getting back on the road in March with my mate Billy Mitchell for some 5 Star B & B duo gigs and lots of haha, Three solo gigs in there too, hope to see you somewhere. Bob Fox. A gem from the folking archive - 'Sally Wheatley' ...
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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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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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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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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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