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David Crosby releases 'River Rise' ft. Michael McDonald - new album 'For Free' out 23 July 2021
With England’s most easterly folk festival, FOLKEAST, on course to return this August, organisers are celebrating by staging a curtain-raiser weekend of shows in June in front of a live audience – with real time streaming.
FOLKEAST, has confirmed it is on course to return this August – with weekend tickets now on sale.
Gorgeous new single 'Lighthouse' from Alissa Arnason
Calum Mason blends alternative rock and folk with pop sensibilities in his forthcoming single, O Sister
Ninebarrow follow up the release of their acclaimed fourth album A Pocket Full of Acorns, with another new creation – their second book.
An exciting event for an uncertain time! A small but perfectly formed Towersey Festival
Sarah McQuaid Honours Two Legendary Producers With New St Buryan Sessions Singles and Videos,
Shelagh’s Song. Recorded by a guitar, keys and percussion-playing Burnell at home during lockdown
Dartington Music Summer School & Festival returns with an exciting folk offering 24th July – 21st August 2021, Dartington Hall, Devon
Journey Through The Roke: Released April 23, 2021. Songs of Suffolk…and survival
Acoustic rock music legends Lindisfarne have announced a series of live performance dates for 2021.
Hudson Records launches brand new subscription music platform
Now in our 14th year, we are proud to introduce another eclectic lineup of exciting new artists plus a sprinkling of festival favourites
Steve Hewitt Returns With 'Dreaming Again'
‘You Can Discover’ is the first track to be taken from Bristol singer-songwriter Sam Brookes’ forthcoming EP of acoustic covers set for release Autumn 2021.
Norway’s Anne Lise Frøkedal announces her third album ‘Flora’ and shares first single, the expansive sun-kissed indie-folk of SØN
A master of eloquent and evocative compositions and named Composer of the Year in the 2012 Scots Trad Music Awards, the innovative Nairn-born tunesmith is rightly recognised as one of the most creative forces on the Scottish music scene.
Evans McRae is the new venture of seasoned songwriters Lowri Evans and Tom McRae. Both successful solo artists, this new collaboration sees them join forces (and voices) on a stunning suite of songs.
Agent Starling’s debut album, European Howl releases on all the usual digital outlets on May 4th, 2021.
2 Online Festivals, 24 Interactive Workshops and 15 Streamed Gigs…..Towersey Festival in 2020! But what’s happening in 2021?
Wheel and Dive is the debut album from folk duo Cambridge and Walker, set for release 5th March 2021
The Bat Conservation Trust is over the moon to announce the wonderful English folk singing star, Kate Rusby, as our first Ambassador.
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"
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