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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.
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).
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
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.’
Music Venue Trust has announced #saveourvenues, a new national campaign to save hundreds of grassroots music venues at imminent risk of being closed down – permanently.
FOSKETT - Charley Foskett releases debut folk and roots song album ‘LATE BLOOMER’.
‘The Nashville Calling` is the title of the ninth studio album by Irish artist Ben Reel. Produced by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack"
This year's festival, produced by Derby LIVE, runs from Friday 2 October to Sunday 4 October with Derby Cathedral, The Old Bell Hotel and QUAD playing host to artists including Lucy Ward, John Tams and Barry Coope, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, and Kitty Macfarlane.
The formidable five Wilson Brothers, Tom, Chris, Steve, Ken & Mike are booked for Tenterden Folk Festival 2020
A free Youth Folk Sampler Day is to be held in online by the English Folk Dance and Song Society in partnership with Tenterden Folk Festival and Kent Music.
True Strays release new single 'Campesina ' on March 20th followed by extensive UK Tour.
The UK's first and finest Americana festival
'Nemo' is the brand new album from West African Kora playing Kadialy Kouyate. The title NEMO, meaning blessings, is the human values that bring prosperity to any country or place.
Pavey Ark are a fast-rising alternative folk band from Hull, fronted by singer and songwriter Neil Thomas. Their debut album "Close Your Eyes and Think of Nothing" comes out on March 20th, 2020
The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is back for some early 2020 dates
FOLKEAST, England's most easterly folk festival, organisers have announced the awesome Afro Celt Sound System will headline Saturday night.