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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.

Rura - New Live Album

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

Joshua Burnell - Flowers Where the Horses Sleep

Joshua Burnell

Joshua Burnell is ready to uncover Flowers Where The Horses Sleep which sees him returning to original songwriting. He says: “Having dedicated the past three years to rearranging traditional material, I wanted to build on that experience to produce an album of folk songs for a modern audience

Sinking Boats | Sam Brookes

sam brookes

Sinking Boats is the second single to be taken from Sam Brookes forthcoming album Black Feathers (23 October, Go Slowly Records)

Virtually Tenterden

tenterden folk festival

The First Virtual Tenterden Folk Festival. Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October 2020

Fund Raising Part 1


How to find a sponsor and win a sponsorship deal for your folk festival, live music promotions, tour, etc.

Folk favourite forced to bow out of Derby Folk Festival at Home


John Tams to bow out of this year’s Derby Folk Festival at Home, meaning a change to the line-up.

The Publicans

The Publicans

Purveyors of finest Anglo/Celtic folkery since 2017 ...

Corrie Shelley

Corrie Shelley

Friendly Lancashire Lass, who's as mad as a box of frogs, writes and sings haunting tearjerker songs ...

Killer Whale Video

Killer Whale

The songs on this debut album were written in that twilight - attempts at faith in a godless universe. An attempt to deal with comedown, loss of purpose, a striving towards a sense of wonder.

Fay Hield - Wrackline out Sept 11

Fay Hield - Wrackline

Looking at traditional stories involving the ‘otherworld’ of fairies, ghosts and the animal kingdom


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.