Stray Birds CAROUSEL

Interview: The Stray Birds

September 22, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting goes to Cambridge and meets a young American band who are steeped in the most venerable of folk traditions… Tags: , , , , ,

Chris Cornell Higher Truth

Higher Truth by Chris Cornell (Album)

September 19, 2015 in Music Reviews

One of the 90s’ most enduring songwriters and a true alt-rock legend, Chris Cornell releases his fifth studio solo album… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin 'Watershed' album cover

Watershed by Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (Album)

September 19, 2015 in Music Reviews

The 2014 BBC Folk Awards Best Duo return with a new album of atmospheric folk fusion which expands their sound… Tags: , , , , ,

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Introducing… Rashmi

September 17, 2015 in Features, Interviews

A singer-songwriter, actress and succesful Hollywood screenwriter, Renaissance woman Rashmi blends Americana and Indian influences to really quite devastating effect… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Sodajerker presents… The Bacon Brothers

September 16, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting duo Sodajerker are back with an absolutely stellar sibling songwriting pairing, who you may just have heard of…… Tags: , , , , ,

Ship Of Fools

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Handle Myself’ by Ship Of Fools

September 14, 2015 in News

A bonus Monday exclusive! Today, we bring you a first look at the video for Ship Of Fools’ debut single… Tags: , , , ,

Jennifer Harper

EXCLUSIVE! ‘We Belong Together’ by Jennifer Harper

September 10, 2015 in News

This week’s Thursday track exclusive is a slice of anthemic, lighter-waving Adult Oriented Folk-Rock from New York-based singer-songwriter Jennifer Harper… Tags: , , , ,

Gilmore & Roberts

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Cecilia’ by Gilmore & Roberts

July 28, 2015 in News

We love a good exclusive at Songwriting, and tonight’s, from the British folk duo Gilmore & Roberts, is no exception… Tags: , , , , ,


EXCLUSIVE! ‘Puzzle (Slow)’ by Rashmi

July 23, 2015 in News

Some lovely, gentle acoustic folk vibes for you in this week’s Thursday track exclusive, coming courtesy of Brooklyn singer-songwriter Rashmi… Tags: , , , , ,

Ari & Mia

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Out Of Stone’ by Ari & Mia

July 9, 2015 in News

This week’s Thursday exclusive is a real treat, as folk duo Ari & Mia present their debut album in full… Tags: , ,

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Introducing… Zoe Bestel

June 24, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Just 17, this Scottish singer-songwriter has already proved a huge success at the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe… Tags: , , ,

Connecting Stars

EXCLUSIVE! ’Pink Blossoms‘ by Connecting Stars

May 28, 2015 in News

For this week’s Thursday exclusive, Songwriting is delighted to premiere the new video from South African acoustic duo Connecting Stars… Tags: , ,

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival: last call for entries

May 16, 2015 in News

If you’d like to submit a song to this year’s song contest, be quick: the deadline’s been extended till Wednesday… Tags: , , , , ,

My Darling Clementine

Beverley Folk Festival’s unique country-crime mash-up

May 13, 2015 in News

Leading crime author Mark Billingham and country duo My Darling Clementine are teaming up to create a one-of-a-kind live show… Tags: , , , , ,

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Introducing… Blair Dunlop

April 25, 2015 in Features, Interviews

Youthful English songwriter Blair Dunlop is faithful to the art of storytelling that has defined folk since its very beginning… Tags: , , , , ,


Twisted Arrow by Arborist (Single)

April 23, 2015 in Music Reviews

Cut against a wintery backdrop, Arborist’s single arrives showcasing a mournful tone and featuring the backing vocals of Kim Deal… Tags: , , , , , , ,

For The Road by Sukh

For The Road by Sukh (Single)

April 16, 2015 in Music Reviews

The youthful Mancunian songwriter Sukh saves lives by day and writes folk in the vein of Cat Stevens by night… Tags: , , , , ,

Cat Stevens

Radio 2 Folk Awards album coming soon

April 10, 2015 in News

For the fourth year running, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominees are to be showcased on a double CD… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Jar Family In The Clouds

In The Clouds by The Jar Family (Single)

March 17, 2015 in Music Reviews

Hartlepool act The Jar Family may just have brought a new genre to the folk music fray with ‘industrial folk’… Tags: , , , , , ,

Echo Bloom

EXCLUSIVE! Hear Echo Bloom’s new single ‘Evangeline’

March 12, 2015 in News

This week’s Thursday track exclusive comes from Brooklyn band Echo Bloom, and is culled from their soon-come sophomore album ‘Red’… Tags: , , ,