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Now in our 22nd 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 music zones. Folk News, Folk Gigs, The Learning Zone and the Directory of folk music artists, roots musicians, agents and venues.

Josiah Mortimer - Shimmer


London-based artist Josiah Mortimer releases his debut album recorded entirely from home during lockdown

David Crosby


David Crosby releases 'River Rise' ft. Michael McDonald - new album 'For Free' out 23 July 2021

Jez Lowe

Jez Lowe

Date: 13th June

Venue: The Blaxhall Sessions
Address: Blaxhall, East Suffolk

FolkEast Returns This Summer


FOLKEAST, has confirmed it is on course to return this August – with weekend tickets now on sale.

Alissa Arnason - "Lighthouse


Gorgeous new single 'Lighthouse' from Alissa Arnason

Calum Mason - new single

Calum Mason

Calum Mason blends alternative rock and folk with pop sensibilities in his forthcoming single, O Sister

Working with Agents

entertainments agencies - fees and rules

Entertainment and modelling agencies - the rules that apply and the fees involved.

Bethany Graves

Bethany Graves

Bethany's extremely versatile skill set makes her a tour de force in the London music scene, not only as a performer but as a composer and producer. ...

Jon Boden Songwriting Retreat

Jon Boden Songwriting Retreat

Date: Mon 13th to Fri 17th Sept

Venue: The Knoydart Songwriting Retreat
Address: Knoydart,Scotland

Ninebarrow's 2nd Book of Musical Walks


Ninebarrow follow up the release of their acclaimed fourth album A Pocket Full of Acorns, with another new creation – their second book.

Pint-Sized - Towersey Festival

Towersey Bill

An exciting event for an uncertain time! A small but perfectly formed Towersey Festival

Sarah McQuaid New St Buryan Sessions

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid Honours Two Legendary Producers With New St Buryan Sessions Singles and Videos,

Joshua Burnell - new single


Shelagh’s Song. Recorded by a guitar, keys and percussion-playing Burnell at home during lockdown

Suzanne Noble & George Webster Dirty Blues

Suzanne Noble

Date: Thurs 8th July

Venue: Green Note
Address: 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN


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.