Chris Wood - Jerusalem (Live at The Green Backyard) + Tour Dates

Chris Wood – Jerusalem (Live at The Green Backyard) + Tour Dates

Song of the Day 5 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is from the fabulous Chris Wood by way of a video of him performing ‘Jerusalem’ at The Green Backyard, a vibrant community growing project in the heart of Peterborough which has been placed under threat by developers. It is one of the last green spaces in the city centre which needs saving. Chris is on tour now.

Lau-Land Comes to Bristol ft. Tinariwen, Sun Kil Moon & more

Lau-Land Comes to Bristol ft. Tinariwen, Sun Kil Moon, Spiro & more

Festival News 5 March 2015

Lau’s travelling festival is back again from Fri 29 – Sun 31 May 2015 as they curate one of their broadest musical events to date at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Expect exhilarating collaborations and a freewheeling mood as artists like Omar Souleyman, Tinariwen, Sun Kil Moon and Plaid create an intoxicating atmosphere at this inimitable festival.

Watch: The Sound of a Country - Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in India

Watch: The Sound of a Country – Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in India

Film 5 March 2015

Watch the latest documentary from Myles O’Reilly in which he accompanies Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill​ on their tour of India. A tour that Martin has been particularly looking forward to as he confesses his 25 year love affair with Indian classical music. They are joined by Irish musician and composer Matthew Noone and the fusion of music that takes place is spectacular.

Premiere: Cameron Blake - Detroit (+ Song of the Day)

Premiere: Cameron Blake – Detroit (+ Song of the Day)

Première 4 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is a track premiere from Cameron Blake and is taken from his forthcoming album ‘Alone On The World Stage’. As a solo singer with just guitar he harnesses a very striking and emotive power, both through his prose-like lyrics and his delivery which carry the weight of those words. He has an immediacy that’s impossible to ignore.

Pokey LaFarge - Something in the Water (New Album & Video)

Pokey LaFarge – Something in the Water (New Album & Video)

Music News 4 March 2015

Pokey LaFarge will release his new album ‘Something in the Water’ via Rounder Records on April 7th. Watch his new video for the title track and lead single. He told NPR that inspiration for the song came from a “band member’s girlfriend, who at one point literally had an El Camino in her front yard up on blocks.”

Emily Barker - Little Deaths

Emily Barker – Little Deaths

Song of the Day 3 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is Little Deaths, the opening track from Emily Barker’s new album The Toerag Sessions which is available to pre-order from Bandcamp today. The album was recorded live direct to tape at the legendary Toe Rag Studios in London. It’s a totally analogue using authentic 50s and 60s gear – the real deal.

Southdowns Folk Festival Announce Headliners - 25-27 September 2015

Southdowns Folk Festival Announce Headliners – 25-27 September 2015

Festival News 3 March 2015

Southdowns Folk Festival looks set to be another great year with headliners including Show of Hands, Breabach, O’Hooley & Tidow, The Young’Uns, the Broonzies, Craobh Rua, Pilgrims’ Way and many more. Check our video preview.

Video Premiere: Great Lake Swimmers - Don't Leave Me Hanging (Acoustic)

Video Premiere: Great Lake Swimmers – Don’t Leave Me Hanging (Acoustic)

Première 2 March 2015

We have a very special UK video premiere of Great Lake Swimmers performing ‘Don’t Leave Me Hanging’ at Tyendinaga Cavern and Caves in Tyendinaga, Ontario. The song features on their new album ‘A Forest of Arms’ due out in April.

New Video: Bob Dylan - The Night We Called It A Day

New Video: Bob Dylan – The Night We Called It A Day

Video 2 March 2015

Watch the new video from Bob Dylan for “The Night We Called It A Day,” from his new album ‘Shadows In The Night’, directed by Nash Edgerton.

Romance is far from Dead: The Daydream Club - Saltwater

Romance is far from Dead: Watch The Daydream Club – Saltwater

Video 2 March 2015

I think this is probably the first time in a while that I’ve watched a music video about a couple in love and come away thinking ‘that was really beautiful’. The story behind the video is even more touching.

Kíla - Suas Síos

Kíla – Suas Síos

Song of the Day 2 March 2015

Our Song of the Day is from Kíla as they perform Suas Síos, the title track of their tenth studio album out on March 9th. Here they are performing live on RTÉ One

Gate to Southwell Festival - Billy Bragg & Clannad to Headline

Gate to Southwell Festival – Billy Bragg & Clannad to Headline

Festival News 28 February 2015

With Clannad and Billy Bragg confirmed as headliners for Gate to Southwell (4th-7th June 2015), we take a look at this years line-up with a video preview.