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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 encompasses world music, Americana, acoustic, singer/songwriters, roots and the many acoustic and folk music crossover styles that have developed.

As You Like It

As You Like It Festival Poster

Date: 26th to 30th July

Venue: Walton Hall
Address: "Jubilee Dr, Walton, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9HG

Aviemore Folk Festival

Aviemore Folk Festival

Date: 6th to 10th December

Venue: MacDonald Aviemore Resort
Address: Highland Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN

Derby Folk Festival

Derby Folk Festival

Date: 1st to 3rd October

Venue: Derby Market Place
Address: Derby

Cambridge and Walker -"Wheel and Dive"


Wheel and Dive is the debut album from folk duo Cambridge and Walker, set for release 5th March 2021

Kate Rusby - First Ambassador for Bats

Kate Rusby

The Bat Conservation Trust is over the moon to announce the wonderful English folk singing star, Kate Rusby, as our first Ambassador.

Currer Bell


Folk for the 21st Century from Currer Bell alt-folk duo and 21st century Victorian philosopher witches ...

Josiah Mortimer


Independent singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer launches an EP recorded during England’s lockdown

28th Tenterden Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Festival

Provisional plans for a Covid safe Tenterden Folk Festival on the 30th September to 3rd October 2021

Choosing & Using Microphones

Choosing and using a microphone

Taking a look at the various types of microphone and the techniques to get the best sound from them

Keith Christmas


With a career spanning over 50 years this legendary live performer is seeing a resurgence in popularity with sell out performances and 5* reviews.

Rosie Nimmo - 'Where Time Suspends'

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo’s long-awaited fourth album, Where Time Suspends, released on 5th Feb 2021

Lawrence Illsley releases his first single 'Ogres'

Lawrence Illsley

Award-winning poet releases first single from debut album 'Trees'


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.