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

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf shares "Judy" b/w "Jeremy's Wedding

Rakish - The Flowing Bowl

The Flowing Bowl

Rakish are a new folk duo from Ireland, have released their debut album, 'The Flowing Bowl'

Sam Brookes Announces New Album

Sam Brookes - Photo-credit: Sarah Cresswell

New Album 'Black Feathers', Released 23rd October 2020. Hear first single 'Ekarma'. View tour dates

Sam Amidon & Hannah Read

Sam Amidon, Hannah Read

Date: 8/8/2020

Venue: Campfire Club: London
Address: Master Shipwright's Palace SE8 3JF

Andy Comley

Andy Comley

Andy Comley is a singer/songwriter with a gift for writing and performing songs that move people ...

Derby Folk Festival - Digital


Derby LIVE are excited to announce that we have worked with artists and partners to put together a digital version of this much loved festival - Derby Folk Festival at Home!

'Dawn' from Painted Sky


Delightfully clean and straightforward arrangements, lacking nothing in fullness, finely showcases the talents of this superb, up and coming duo.

2020 Part 1 Bluegrass only


First independent release from ‘Bluegrass Rox' - The album 2020 Part 1 Bluegrass only

Rory Butler releases music video

Rory Butler releases music video

Taken from Rory’s debut album ‘Window Shopping’ (released July 10th 2020), previous video collaborations include ‘Tell Yourself’, and ‘That Side Of The World’

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner - Coffee At the Corner Bar - Out Sept 4, 2020


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.