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Flashback Friday - Fairbridge Festival

2014 – by chance I attended the Fairbridge Festival of Folk and World Music. Camped on site, volunteered at the merchandising tent, went to as many music venues as I could – and packed up in the rain. 29 more words


Railroad Music - The Thread In the Quilt

45 years ago i was born, but… Fourteen years ago I started a journey… down and back two steel rails. I became a railroad worker and then a folk musician. 773 more words

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Folk Weekend: Oxford Review

My first ever folk festival and what a way to start!

No matter how organised and prepared your Health and Safety Supervisor is, a large fire at a local Victorian hotel and having your main venue shut down for the first night of the festival will probably not have been figured into likely scenarios. 463 more words


News: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 summary

The biggest names in folk music gathered in Cardiff for the 16th annual BBC Radio 2 folk awards; the ceremony was presented by Mark Radcliffe and Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis, live from the venue in front of an audience of 1600. 383 more words

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Richard Thompson Reinvents His Brooding Acoustic Classics in Newark

It’s often been argued that Richard Thompson is not only the greatest guitarist but also the greatest songwriter in the history of rock. Year after year, he continues to validate that claim. 688 more words



Currently listening to and very much enjoying the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 from my homeland. All sold out very quickly and certainly before IĀ could try to get a ticket. 11 more words

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