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Independent singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer launches an EP recorded during England’s lockdown
Provisional plans for a Covid safe Tenterden Folk Festival on the 30th September to 3rd October 2021
Rosie Nimmo’s long-awaited fourth album, Where Time Suspends, released on 5th Feb 2021
Award-winning poet releases first single from debut album 'Trees'
Derby has bid goodnight to local folk legend Mick Peat, who has died at the age of 80.
Cornwall-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is delighted to announce the release of the first two singles and videos from her forthcoming album, concert film and video series, The St Buryan Sessions.
Issue 103 of AKF for February / March 2021 is available to read online for free now! Although unable to distribute the usual printed copies, while clubs and venues, etc. are closed, the latest edition of Around Kent Folk is available on-line. Just click here.
Acoustic rock legends Lindisfarne have embarked on re-setting live dates lost to Covid-19 last year.
Towersey archive recording turns out to be one very special album!
Songs from Birmingham and the Midlands, unheard in 180 years
Ninebarrow will celebrate the launch of their fourth studio album by fulfilling a long-held wish to address their carbon footprint.
At 72 years old, John Rowan presents his debut 8 track EP ‘The Dawning of The Day’, a collection of folk and traditional songs covered in his own unique acoustic style.
Musician of the Year” Tim Edey, releases charity single in aid of baby loss charity
Upcoming Dublin Artist A. Smyth Shares New Single/Video 'River' & Announces Debut Album 'Last Animals'
At Last! a Chance to Watch The Ninebarrow Band Gig You Never Saw!
"A collection of twenty of my compositions for solo acoustic guitar"
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 ...
Award-winning cinematographer Sir Franz Pagot shoots epic Janet Devlin video – ‘Better Now’
'Let Me Live' is the brand new single from critically acclaimed Scottish songwriter Kirsten Adamson.
View the one minute teaser video for their new single/video 'Crossroads'
A. Smyth is an upcoming Dublin, Ireland artist who makes driven, lush and melodic folk-pop
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.
The countdown has started to The Derby Folk Festival 2020 At Home, which takes place online from 2 - 4 October.
Field Medic Announces New Album with New Single, and Beach Bunny Tour Support | Floral Prince out 2nd October via Run For Cover Records
Bluegrass Rox releases part two of his 2020 album this time featuring a selection of traditional songs.
Rura captures barnstorming 10th anniversary gig on a new live album
Today (September 4th 2020), Americana singer-songwriter Oh Susanna releases her critically acclaimed album ‘Sleepy Little Sailor’ album in a new deluxe edition.
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 is the second single to be taken from Sam Brookes forthcoming album Black Feathers (23 October, Go Slowly Records)
The First Virtual Tenterden Folk Festival. Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October 2020
John Tams to bow out of this year’s Derby Folk Festival at Home, meaning a change to the line-up.
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.
Looking at traditional stories involving the ‘otherworld’ of fairies, ghosts and the animal kingdom
Fightback Brewing Company will begin selling bottled Fightback Lager, Fightback Cider, Fightback Berries and Fightback IPA online in support of the #saveourvenues campaign.
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