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Folk Roots List

Now in our 21st year, Folk Roots List has been online since 1999, offering free help to folk musicians and folk event organisers. The website has four distinct areas or folk zones. Folk News, Folk Gigs, The Learning Zone and the embryonic directory of folk music artists, roots musicians, agents and venues.

This is your website where you can publish your folk news and folk gigs. Publicise folk festivals, tours, albums and video releases. In fact, it's the place for anything folk, roots, acoustic or Americana.

The Folk Roots List learning zone is for musicians and event organisers. There are articles on everything from the voice and microphones to writing a press release or running a festival.

What is Folk Music?
For the purposes of this website the term folk music is used in a relaxed way and the term encompass world music, Americana, acoustic, singer/songwriters, roots and the many acoustic and folk music crossover styles that have developed.

'Dawn' from Painted Sky


Delightfully clean and straightforward arrangements, lacking nothing in fullness, finely showcases the talents of this superb, up and coming duo.

2020 Part 1 Bluegrass only


First independent release from ‘Bluegrass Rox' - The album 2020 Part 1 Bluegrass only

Rory Butler releases music video

Rory Butler releases music video

Taken from Rory’s debut album ‘Window Shopping’ (released July 10th 2020), previous video collaborations include ‘Tell Yourself’, and ‘That Side Of The World’

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner - Coffee At the Corner Bar - Out Sept 4, 2020

Giles Read - Stories from the Lockdown


Tales of hardship and hope during the lockdown have been captured in words and music by London singer songwriter Giles Read,



Folk - Roots Rock styled band using traditional / mainstream crossover and Celtic instrumentation ...

Bluegrass Rox

Bluegrass Rox

Multi instrumentalist from Ipswich UK ...

Tenterden Postponed

tenterden folk festival

The Trustees and Festival Committee have reluctantly come to the decision that the 28th Tenterden Folk Festival, due to be held from 1st to 4th October 2020, should be postponed to 2021.

Chris Fox


Award winning singer songwriter Chris Fox is an independent musician and Loop station chemist who has worked his way through the Cambridge music scene the past few years ...

Traditional Arts Team


Since 2000 the Traditional Arts Team has been delivering top quality traditional folk music and storytelling to venues across the Midlands.

140 UK Music Venues Removed from 'Critical' List - For Now


Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced that the #saveourvenues campaign launched three weeks ago has now resulted in 140 grassroots music venues being removed from its 'critical' list


The Folk Roots List, news section. Containing news updates from the world of folk music, Americana, acoustic, roots and world music.


What's on listings of folk gigs, dances, acoustic and americana shows, folk festivals, tours and live folk music concerts.


A collection of useful and informative articles and tutorials for musicians, promoters and event organisers.


Lists of folk music artists, agents, & venues. A new FRL zone being developed & refined as profiles are added.