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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.

Around Kent Folk
February / March 2021


Issue 103 of AKF for February / March 2021 is available to read online for free now! Although unable to distribute the usual printed copies, while clubs and venues, etc. are closed, the latest edition of Around Kent Folk is available on-line. Just click here.

Lots Happening for Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid onstage at Kulturort Alte Molkerei Bocholt, Germany, Wednesday 4 March 2020. Photo by Jörg Detering.

Cornwall-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is delighted to announce the release of the first two singles and videos from her forthcoming album, concert film and video series, The St Buryan Sessions.

Lindisfarne re-boot live dates lost to Covid-19


Acoustic rock legends Lindisfarne have embarked on re-setting live dates lost to Covid-19 last year.

Roy Bailey Remembered

Roy Bailey Remembered

Towersey archive recording turns out to be one very special album!

'Up The Cut' - Jon Wilks

'Up The Cut' - Jon Wilks

Songs from Birmingham and the Midlands, unheard in 180 years

Ninebarrow address their carbon footprint


Ninebarrow will celebrate the launch of their fourth studio album by fulfilling a long-held wish to address their carbon footprint.

John Rowan‘The Dawning of The Day’

John Rowan‘The Dawning of The Day’

At 72 years old, John Rowan presents his debut 8 track EP ‘The Dawning of The Day’, a collection of folk and traditional songs covered in his own unique acoustic style.

Tim Edey charity single

Tim Edey

Musician of the Year” Tim Edey, releases charity single in aid of baby loss charity

How to Look After Your Voice

voice health

How the voice works and ways to protect it from hoarseness and loss of voice.

A. Smyth - New Single/Video

a smyth

Upcoming Dublin Artist A. Smyth Shares New Single/Video 'River' & Announces Debut Album 'Last Animals'

The Ninebarrow Band

The Ninebarrow Band

At Last! a Chance to Watch The Ninebarrow Band Gig You Never Saw!

Jamie Brown


Folk...from the North...with a little front ...


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.