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Now in our 22nd 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 music zones. Folk News, Folk Gigs, The Learning Zone and the Directory of folk music artists, roots musicians, agents and venues.

Steve Hewitt

Steve Hewitt

Steve Hewitt Returns With 'Dreaming Again'

Don Perera

Don Perera

Date: 3rd July 2021

Venue: York House Centre
Address: London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

An Audience without Jake Thackray

Fake Thackray

Date: 16th July 2021

Venue: York House Centre
Address: London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ

Sam Brookes new release and tour

Sam Brookes

‘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.

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert

Will and Rosie

Date: 20th May 2021

Venue: Bournemouth Folk Club
Address: St Ambrose Church, Westcliff Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8BE

Organising & Running an Event

how to run a community event part 1

Guide to running an event. Planning, licensing laws, food & drink sales, road closures, insurance, etc

Scandi Music Sessions

Scandi Music Sessions

Date: 9th May 2021

Venue: Online

Mike Vass - New Single

Mike Vass

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.

Frøkedal & Family release new album


Norway’s Anne Lise Frøkedal announces her third album ‘Flora’ and shares first single, the expansive sun-kissed indie-folk of SØN

Agent Starling release European Howl

agent starling

Agent Starling’s debut album, European Howl releases on all the usual digital outlets on May 4th, 2021.

Anna Tam

Anna Tam

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Anna Tam gives traditional British songs her own loving personal twist. ...

Tangled Roots Festival

Campfire Sessions - Friday and Saturday

Date: 10th 11th & 12th Sept

Venue: Radford Mill
Address: Mill Ln, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0QF

Towersey Festival 2020 and 2021

Towersey flow chart

2 Online Festivals, 24 Interactive Workshops and 15 Streamed Gigs…..Towersey Festival in 2020! But what’s happening in 2021?

As You Like It

As You Like It Festival Poster

Date: 26th to 30th July

Venue: Walton Hall
Address: "Jubilee Dr, Walton, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9HG


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.