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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.

Kate Rusby - First Ambassador for Bats

Kate Rusby

The Bat Conservation Trust is over the moon to announce the wonderful English folk singing star, Kate Rusby, as our first Ambassador.

Currer Bell


Folk for the 21st Century from Currer Bell alt-folk duo and 21st century Victorian philosopher witches ...

Josiah Mortimer


Independent singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer launches an EP recorded during England’s lockdown

28th Tenterden Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Festival

Provisional plans for a Covid safe Tenterden Folk Festival on the 30th September to 3rd October 2021

Choosing & Using Microphones

Choosing and using a microphone

Taking a look at the various types of microphone and the techniques to get the best sound from them

Keith Christmas


With a career spanning over 50 years this legendary live performer is seeing a resurgence in popularity with sell out performances and 5* reviews.

Rosie Nimmo - 'Where Time Suspends'

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo’s long-awaited fourth album, Where Time Suspends, released on 5th Feb 2021

Lawrence Illsley releases his first single 'Ogres'

Lawrence Illsley

Award-winning poet releases first single from debut album 'Trees'

A tribute to Mick Peat

Mick Peat (left) and Bob Rushton (right) onstage at Derby Folk Festival

Derby has bid goodnight to local folk legend Mick Peat, who has died at the age of 80.

Around Kent Folk
February / March 2021


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.

Lots Happening for Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid onstage at Kulturort Alte Molkerei Bocholt, Germany, Wednesday 4 March 2020. Photo by Jörg Detering.

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.

Lindisfarne re-boot live dates lost to Covid-19


Acoustic rock legends Lindisfarne have embarked on re-setting live dates lost to Covid-19 last year.


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.