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Live | London Folk and Roots Festival, Oct 24-Nov 15

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


The Full English, Georgia Ruth, Maz O’Connor and Fisherman’s Friends join a strong programme for the very first incarnation of the London Folk and Roots festival

Presented by DMP Concerts with support from live promoters Kilimanjaro, Folk Radio UK, and EFDSS , the London Folk and Roots festival will take place across multiple London venues.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winning collective The Full English – a groundbreaking folk project featuring Fay Hield, Seth Lakeman and Martin Simpson perform at Union Chapel on October 30.

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Full list of artists:

October 24, Dingwalls
Danny & the Champions of the World

October 30, Union Chapel
The Full English (feat. Fay Hield, Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Sam Sweeney and Nancy Kerr)

November 1, Bush Hall
Foy Vance

November 3, The Islington
The Mastersons

November 6, Jazz Cafe
The Hot Club of Cowtown

November 10, The Slaughtered Lamb
Georgia Ruth

November 10, Dingwalls
Sam Baker

November 11, The Slaughtered Lamb
Maz O’Connor + Adam Holmes

November 12, Bush Hall
Mick Flannery

November 13, Bush Hall
Martha Tilston

November 13, The Islington
Marc O’Reilly

November 15, Union Chapel
Fisherman’s Friends

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Cambridge Folk Festival announces 2014 line-up

Posted on February 25th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


The Cambridge Folk Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in style this summer – July 31-August 3 – with Van Morrison and Sinéad O’Connor set to fill two of the headline slots.

On July 31, the Cambridge Folk Festival will reach the grand old age of 50 and organisers have announced the first names on what is shaping up to be a rather diverse and impressive line-up.

To celebrate the milestone, Sinead O’Connor will perform on the Friday evening with Van Morrison making his Cambridge Folk Festival debut on the Sunday. Other acts include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peggy Seeger and the winners of Best Group and Best Album at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Full English.

To coincide with this announcement, the festival also picked up the prestigious Good Tradition award at last week’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, giving the organisers even more reason to celebrate.

Acts announced so far:

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Thurs), Pokey LaFarge (Thurs/Fri), Sinéad O’Connor (Fri), Richard Thompson (Fri), Afro Celt Sound System (Fri), Peggy Seeger (Fri), Cara Dillon (Fri), Rosanne Cash (Sat), Loudon Wainwright III (Sat) The Full English (Sat), Lúnasa (Sat/Sun); Sarah Jarosz (Sat/Sun), Van Morrison (Sun), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Sun), Jason Isbell (Sun)

Check out the festival website for more information and tickets. More artists to be announced.

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall

Posted on February 20th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


And the Winners Are…

The 15th BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards were celebrated in style at the Royal Albert Hall, a venue better known for classical music, but last night it morphed itself into a folk club, albeit a rather grand one. It was a night full of emotion, laughter and merriment with Mark Radcliffe and Julie Fowlis doing a fine job as hosts and introducing several guest presenters including Jarvis Cocker, Katie Derham and Zoe Ball.

Bellowhead kicked off the evening in their usual spirited manner with ‘Roll the Woodpile Down,’ proving just why they’ve won so many awards in previous years. Other notable performances included Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, joined onstage by Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke; a rousing and emotional display of singing from The Fisherman’s Friends, who were performing for the first time since the deaths of their tour manager and one of the group members – they deservedly got a standing ovation.

The Fisherman’s Friends 

Then there was a curious tribute to Cecil Sharp with Ashley Hutchings playing the bicycle-riding Victorian folk collector, and American singer Peggy Seeger who played a touching tribute to her brother Pete who died last month. The Full English were the surprise result of the night, winning two awards for Best Group and Best Album.

Peggy Seeger and Guests

The full list of the winners are:

Folk Singer of the Year
Bella Hardy

Best Duo
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Best Group
The Full English

Best Album – Public vote
The Full English – The Full English

Horizon Award
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Musician of the Year
Aidan O’Rourke

Best Original Song
‘Two Ravens’ – Lisa Knapp

Best Traditional Track
‘Willie of Winsbury’ –  Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer

BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award
The Mischa Macpherson Trio

Radio 2 Folk Awards Hall of Fame
Cecil Sharp

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Clannad and Martin Carthy

Good Tradition Award
Cambridge Folk Festival

Check out photos and videos from the performances on the Radio 2 website.

You can listen to the Awards on BBC iPlayer or watch them via the Red Button on the BBC.

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