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Harry's video tribute to his dad
Harry Pane Singer/songwriter Harry Pane has released the moving video for his new single Fletcher Bay , which
is a heart-warming tribute to his late father who sadly passed away last
year. Inspired by their trip to the idyllic Fletcher Bay in Coromandel
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Bank on Chester for festival fun
The Chester Folk Festival has announced its line-up of music for this year's event, which takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday (Friday 26th - Monday 29th May) in the village of Kelsall, eight miles from the city of Chester in England. MUSIC BY: Chris S...

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Fiddlers elbow their way to the front
Take a bow and join the feast – the Feast Of Fiddles  – as the rosin-powered folk supergroup takes to the road with their first new studio album in four years. Feast Of Fiddles was formed in 1994 as a one-off concert ensemble under the baton of (non-fiddler...

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On the road again with Gilmore & Roberts
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts are setting out on a British tour this month. Gilmore & Roberts Last year, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) celebrated their 10th anniversary as a duo, and they have recently bee...

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Singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore has announced a 10-date tour of England to co-incide with the release of her new album, The Counterweight. Thea says: " This tour is going to be something else (we have a 7 piece band for starters!) so make sure you pick up yo...

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Unthanks showcase music of Nick Drake's mother Molly
M olly Drake , the mother of the remarkable Nick Drake , was a poet and songwriter in her own right.  She made recordings at home during the 1950s with the help of her husband and, though they were never released at the time, they share plenty of common gro...

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Spring comes to Winter Mountain
W inter Mountain (Cornish-born Joe Francis)
will be heading out on the road for a UK tour this spring.   Joe Francis Joe and his band together form a shimmering
4-piece, comprised of musicians who recreate and reenergize the
soulful, folk-rock songs from...

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Oxford makes a Weekend of it
O xford’s favourite community based, volunteer-run festival is gearing up
for its sixth year in big style! Kerr and Fagan headline the festival Folk Weekend: Oxford has grown steadily every year since its inception in 2012, with increasing support and coll...

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Fairport Convention 50:50@50 - an album of two halves
ALBUM REVIEW F airport Convention is fifty years old and to mark the golden anniversary the founders of British folk-rock have released the tongue-twistingly-titled 50:50@50 — which proves to be an album of two halves in more ways than one. Seven of the 14 ...
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