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Ely Folk Festival

Ely Folk Festival is a bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment. With on-site camping facilities, a real ale …

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Blackthorpe Barn 17th May 2017 Where to begin?  Indulge me for a moment, whilst I put last night’s performance in a personal context.  I had avoided any show previews or previous reviews.  I knew nothing about this play before last night.  Also, it is not long since I discovered the …

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Grapevine’s Festival of the Year 2017

Grapevine is delighted to announce their inaugural Music & Arts Festival Guide – Festival of the Year is FolkEast FolkEast is one of the younger festivals in East Anglia but has the feel of an event that has been around since time immemorial.  The quality of musicianship on display over …

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Shake The Chains

Shake the Chains The Britten Studio, Snape Maltings Saturday 25th February 2017 As a child of the 60s – possibly the best decade for the protest song, I often ask about the protest songs of today. They are buried, it seems, under the plethora of instant fix, talent-less shows which …

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FolkEast First Acts

Eliza Carthy at FolkEast 2016

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the sixth time this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals. The three day festival will return to the glorious 300-acre Suffolk estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, between August …

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2017

Cambridge Folk Festival has just revealed the first artists for next year’s bill including one of Britain’s most exciting talents Jake Bugg, who the Festival have invited to return to headline Sunday night with an acoustic set. Jake’s progress from performing in 2012 at the Festival’s smallest stage, The Den, …

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City Roots Headliners

The headliners of the first ever City Roots Festival, an expansion of Cambridge Folk Festival taking place in venues across the city, have just been announced. Internationally-renowned Malian singer songwriter Salif Keita has been confirmed as the closing headliner for the new event, joining previously announced Transatlantic Sessions as part …

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Ferocious Dog

Earlier this year I made my way to the well hidden Folk-in-a-Field just south of King’s Lynn in Norfolk.  Headlining that day were Ferocious Dog who are touring with The Levelers in November and December. Backstage I got a chance to chat with Ken Bonsall and Dan Booth about their …

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Nancy Kerr on Tour

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 Nancy Kerr launches her new album INSTAR with a UK tour in September and October 2016. Finding herself increasingly fascinated by the role of the environment as a character in music, literature, art and film, Nancy’s new compositions explore the themes …

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