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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.

Fay Hield - Wrackline out Sept 11

Fay Hield - Wrackline

Looking at traditional stories involving the ‘otherworld’ of fairies, ghosts and the animal kingdom

Beer Brand Fights Back on Behalf of Grassroots Music Venues

Fightback beer and cider

Fightback Brewing Company will begin selling bottled Fightback Lager, Fightback Cider, Fightback Berries and Fightback IPA online in support of the #saveourvenues campaign.

Magpie's Nest

Magpie's Nest

Date: Sunday 20th September 2020

Venue: Master Shipwright's Palace
Address: Watergate St, Deptford, London SE8 3LF

Bob Dylan Listening Party - Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan Listening Party - Blood on the Tracks

Date: Saturdat 8th Aug

Venue: Online
Address: -

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf shares "Judy" b/w "Jeremy's Wedding

Rakish - The Flowing Bowl

The Flowing Bowl

Rakish are a new folk duo from Ireland, have released their debut album, 'The Flowing Bowl'

Sam Brookes Announces New Album

Sam Brookes - Photo-credit: Sarah Cresswell

New Album 'Black Feathers', Released 23rd October 2020. Hear first single 'Ekarma'. View tour dates

Sam Amidon & Hannah Read

Sam Amidon, Hannah Read

Date: 8/8/2020

Venue: Campfire Club: London
Address: Master Shipwright's Palace SE8 3JF

Andy Comley

Andy Comley

Andy Comley is a singer/songwriter with a gift for writing and performing songs that move people ...

Derby Folk Festival - Digital


Derby LIVE are excited to announce that we have worked with artists and partners to put together a digital version of this much loved festival - Derby Folk Festival at Home!


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.