Folk Roots List

Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 teasers

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2017  Cherry Hinton Hall, 27 – 30 July *NEW FOR 2017* JON BODEN TO BE GUEST CURATOR *PLUS* “THE 1965 CLUB” MEMBERSHIP INTRODUCED TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL’S WORK WITH EMERGING ARTISTS   Tickets for next year’s Cambridge Folk Festival are now on general sale Full details and ticket prices follow below. Early booking is advisable. In an exciting […]


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Award Winning Duo Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts Booked for Beverley Folk Festival 2017

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Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- […]


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Cambridge Folk Festival presents “City Roots”: a new city-wide folk and roots festival

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In February 2017 Cambridge Folk Festival presents “City Roots”: a new city-wide folk and roots festival that is an expansion of Cambridge Folk Festival taking place in venues across the city. Internationally-renowned Malian singer songwriter Salif Keita has been confirmed as the closing headliner for the new event, joining previously announced Transatlantic Sessions as part of a varied line-up of gigs […]


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Celtic Connections 2017 programme announced

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From Thursday 19 January to Sunday 5 February 2,100 musicians from across the globe will take part in 300 events at venues throughout Glasgow, Scotland, for one of the leading annual festivals of world, folk and roots music. The festival is supported by Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland, and delivered by Glasgow Life. 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, […]


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Katie Melua releases Ukrainian carol ‘The Little Swallow’ from her critically acclaimed album ‘In Winter’

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Performed in Ukrainian, a language that Katie Melua and the members of Gori Women’s Choir had to learn, ‘The Little Swallow’ – or ‘Shchedryk’ – is a Ukrainian carol originally arranged by Mykola Leontovych in 1916 and later adapted as ‘Carol Of The Bells’.   The video sees Katie and the choir, conducted by Teona Tsiramua, performing the song in […]


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Sarah McQuaid Autumn 2016 UK Tour

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Sarah McQuaid sets out on her final UK tour before she takes a year-long break from the road to record a new album – see details of dates below. Born in Madrid, raised in Chicago and now based in Cornwall, Sarah McQuaid has spent the past seven years touring virtually nonstop on both sides of the Atlantic, earning critical […]


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