Folk Roots List

The complete line-up for Musicport in October is beginning to emerge.

musicport 2016

  Now in its 17th year and in its ancestral home at Whitby Pavilion the award winning festival hosts international artists alongside national and local artists on 6 stages in one building overlooking the North Sea. The family friendly festival (it is back in half term this year) encompasses a wide range of music styles alongside poetry, comedy, cookery, film, […]


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Alice Jones – Debut Album ‘Poor Strange Girl’

poor-strange-girl

ALICE JONES POOR STRANGE GIRL Released: Tomorrow – June 10, 2016 YORKSHIRE’S MULTI-TALENTED ALICE EMBRACES ENGLISH & AMERICAN FOLK TRADITIONS IN IMPRESSIVE DEBUT ALBUM   Multi-talented Yorkshirewoman Alice Jones is nothing if not versatile – an Appalachian and longsword dancer, an instrumentalist excelling on keyboards, whistle, clarinet, tenor guitar and, as her solo debut album proves, possessing a wholly distinctive […]


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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – New Album & Tour Dates

shine a light

BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY NEW ALBUM – ‘SHINE A LIGHT: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad’ To be released on 23rd Sept ‘16 On Cooking Vinyl + UK SHOWS ANNOUNCED Recorded while travelling across America by train Shine A Light features songs originally made famous by Hank Williams, Lead Belly, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot […]


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John Wort Hannam to play five UK dates

love lives on

It’s a long, hard road – figuratively and literally – from being a school teacher on a southern Alberta First Nation’s reserve to a Juno-nominated roots music career with performances at The Kennedy Centre, The Smithsonian, and Trafalgar Square, but he wouldn’t trade the journey for the world.   Born in St Helier on the island of Jersey in the […]


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