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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 and roots artists, 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.

Traditional Arts Team


Since 2000 the Traditional Arts Team has been delivering top quality traditional folk music and storytelling to venues across the Midlands.

140 UK Music Venues Removed from 'Critical' List - For Now


Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced that the #saveourvenues campaign launched three weeks ago has now resulted in 140 grassroots music venues being removed from its 'critical' list

FolkEast Crowdfunder Tops £23k


Just a few days after making the sadly inevitable decision to postpone England's most easterly folk festival this August, FolkEast organisers have been overwhelmed with donations to their crowdfunding campaign.

Ninebarrow release charity single


Dorset duo Ninebarrow with Hart Voices and The Chantry Singers release a charity single in aid of Mind, marking Mental Health Awareness Week (May 18-24).

Collaboration With US Charitable Foundation


A transatlantic two album record deal has been struck between London-based singer songwriter Saskia Griffiths-Moore and The Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Inc. – with the first (Are You Listening?) due for release in July 2020.

Tom Kitchen - New Podcast

Tom Kitchen - New Podcast

Right now, in these extraordinary and unnerving times, it would be hard to think of anyone embarking on a busking tour of England. But that’s what top flight fiddler Tom Kitching, a former BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year finalist did for 18 months in 2018-19, walking out of his Manchester home one April day to find ‘a place called England.’


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 artists, agents, dance sides and venues. This zone is under construction but please add your act or business for inclusion.