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The core purpose of Folk Roots List is to publicise, popularise, promote and spread the news about folk, roots, acoustic, Americana and world music. If you have folk music news, a press release or an article to share just and post directly to the folk news section of Folk Roots List. Alternatively you can send it to our Folk News Desk

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 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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Fosketts Folk Factory

Introducing ‘Foskett’s Folk Factory’ – Foskett’s Folk Factory is the brainchild of musician, awarded songwriter and veteran (multi genre) music producer Charley Foskett –  is a new music and video production company – dedicated to providing creative services and a platform to promote acoustic, folk and roots based music. After many decades in the music business as a successful record producer, arranger and touring session […]

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