Folk Roots List

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman Tour and EP

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman continue touring October through to December in support of their new 8 track EP entitled SAVED FOR A RAINY DAY. “Over the last few years there have been several cover songs we have performed live and never got round to recording. Along with a couple of our own originals that didn’t ‘fit’ with our previous […]

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AFO Conference 2017 Hot topics, guest speakers and networking opportunities galore!

The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) Conference is the place for everything festivals and events.  Over 250 delegates, both professionals and volunteers, will be gathering to discuss the hot topics affecting our industry today.  This year’s dates are 10-12 November 2017 at Ettington Chase Conference Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon. See www.festivalorganisers.org for full details and to book. Steve Heap, General Secretary of […]

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Hands Up For Trad’s landmark awards recognise over 25 years of Scottish music and culture in Aberdeenshire

The latest recipients of the Hands up for Trad’s Landmark Awards have been revealed – as Aberdeen based Scottish Culture & Traditions Association (SCaT) and Aberdeen folk band, Old Blind Dogs, both took home the coveted award. The Landmark Awards are given to individuals, groups and organisations for their sustained contributions to Scottish culture over a significant period of time. Previous […]

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Cambridge and Newport announce historic twinning of two legendary Folk Festivals

Cambridge and Newport announce historic twinning of two legendary Folk Festivals Two of the oldest and most prestigious Folk Festivals in the world will form a partnership that will herald the start of a unique new transatlantic artistic relationship. Cambridge Folk Festival Managing Director Steve Bagnall commented: ‘Cambridge Folk Festival has always tested the boundaries of Folk with its programme […]

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National folk arts centre announces autumn education programme  

Explore music, dance, singing and other folk traditions at Cecil Sharp House, London, from September to December    The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has unveiled its programme of activities for the autumn season (September to December) at Cecil Sharp House in London. Activities on offer include classes, courses and workshops based on traditional English folk arts for children, […]

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Richard Thompson to release Acoustic Classics Vol 2 / UK tour dates in October

Celebrated guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on his own Beeswing record label, distributed via Proper, on August 11. Richard will play Cropredy Festival in August, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fairport Convention and tour the UK in October. On the heels of the success of Acoustic Classics in 2014, Acoustic Classics Vol. II will […]

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Norwegian Grammy Award winners DARLING WEST share new single “While I Was Asleep”

The last twelve months of Darling West’s musical career can’t be described as anything other than fantastic. Since the release of their second album, “Vinyl and a Heartache”, they have played concerts all over the world, been playlisted on the biggest radio stations in Norway, appeared on the Top 100 Country charts in the US, amassed more than 2.5 million plays on Spotify, been […]

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Blazing Beverley Folk Festival 2017

This year’s Beverley Folk Festival was blessed with blazing sunshine that was matched by the blistering talent on display. The temperature really soared over the weekend offering the perfect environment for relaxing with a cold beer and listening to some superb music. It’s been a few years since I last visited the Beverley Folk Festival. This year, with the event’s […]

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