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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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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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Fairport Convention on-stage reunion of the current line-up and virtually all the ex-members still living.

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, the annual three-day festival staged by folkrock legends Fairport Convention, will celebrate the band’s golden anniversary with an on-stage reunion of the current line-up and virtually all the ex-members still living. The band’s extended evening performance on Saturday 12 August will close the festival and feature a host of musical guests playing a repertoire selected from Fairport’s […]




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Southburgh World Music Festival is bringing artists, music & food from all over the world to Norfolk.

This summer’s Southburgh World music festival is set to bring a wide range of music, artists, dance and food from all over the world to Norfolk, including an Opera singer from China, a ‘Cavacha’ dance music band from Central Africa, music from Eastern Europe, and South America, as well as food from Africa, India, Europe and Asia. This vibrant, colourful, […]




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