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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.

Latest FRL Folk Directory Entry
'Susan Raven'

susan raven

The task of the troubadour has always been to listen to the wind and anticipate the future, to discern the fine nuances of a spiritual age and to play the dual roles of receiver and transmitter...

'The Lost Sound'

The Lost Sound

Dartmoor Folk Choir - The Lost Sound are a 40 strong, mixed voice, unaccompanied choir. ...

MAGPIE22. New single teaser video


View the one minute teaser video for their new single/video 'Crossroads'

Kirsten Adamson - 'Let Me Live' video exclusive premiere on FRL


'Let Me Live' is the brand new single from critically acclaimed Scottish songwriter Kirsten Adamson.

Introducing A. Smyth - New Single 'Don't Let Me Down'

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A. Smyth is an upcoming Dublin, Ireland artist who makes driven, lush and melodic folk-pop

'Home Recordings' new album from Martin Simpson

martin simpson

New album of home recordings recorded during the 2020 lockdown. Includes sublime takes on songs by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Robin Williamson.

How to Look After Your Voice

voice health

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

Field Medic new album & 2021 Tour


Field Medic Announces New Album with New Single, and Beach Bunny Tour Support | Floral Prince out 2nd October via Run For Cover Records

Dawn Kelly & Neil Bailey's 'MAGPIE22'


Our music is a blend of acoustic melodies, thought-provoking lyrics and foot-stomping, feel-good songs which create our unique sound. ...

Rura - New Live Album

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Rura captures barnstorming 10th anniversary gig on a new live album


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.