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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.

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

jamie-brown

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

Chris Flegg - New Album - Twenty's Plenty

chris-flegg

"A collection of twenty of my compositions for solo acoustic guitar"

FIDDLESTONE

Fiddlestone

Traditional & contemporary music and song with a Celtic flavour ...

NEWLY ADDED TO THE FRL DIRECTORY

Sarah McQuaid

sarah-mcquaid

'Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals ... enthralling, harrowing arrangements … a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.' —PopMatters ...

NEWLY ADDED TO THE FRL DIRECTORY

Folkle

Folkle

Mainly Folk ...

NEW TO THE FRL DIRECTORY

Filkin's Drift

Filkin's Drift

Contemporary Folk Duo ...

NEW TO THE FRL DIRECTORY

The Folk Effect

The Folk Effect

Five folk bands from across the UK will each have twenty-four hours to write a new song which must be directly inspired by the one created and live streamed the day before ...

John Richards Band

John Richards Band

Singer Songwriter of folk and roots songs. ...

Organising & Running an Event

how to run a community event part 1

Guide to running an event. Planning, licensing laws, food & drink sales, road closures, insurance, etc

News

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

Gigs

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

Learning

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

Directory

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