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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: ,

Arborist

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: , , ,

Mumford & Sons

Mumford And Sons announce album plans

March 2, 2015 in News

Album number three will be called ‘Wilder Mind’, and it’ll be out on 4 May, with live dates to follow… Tags: , ,

Dan & The Wildfire

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Austin, TX’ by Dan & The Wildfire

February 19, 2015 in News

There’s a definite country tinge to this week’s exclusive track, which comes from Boston, Massachusetts-based five-piece Dan & The Wildfire… Tags: , , , , ,

Laura Marling

Laura Marling announces ‘Short Movie’ tour dates

February 18, 2015 in News

The LA-based British folk singer will return to these shores for a string of 12 shows in April and May… Tags: , ,

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Count To Three by Cooper Rose (EP)

December 18, 2014 in Music Reviews

Cooper Rose brings her northern acoustic folk-style confessional vocals and adds an orchestral twist with debut EP ‘Count to Three’… Tags: , , , ,

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Carnivore by Jameson (EP)

December 12, 2014 in Music Reviews

On his ‘Carnivore’ EP the Californian songwriter Jameson manages to bring together banjo-heavy folk and Kenny Loggins-esque 80s soft rock… Tags: , , , , , ,

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Nobody Knows Anything by Alex Highton (Album)

December 11, 2014 in Music Reviews

Alex Highton’s second album sees him expand on the folk influences of his debut record to create a unique sound… Tags: , ,

Good Luck Mountain Too

Too by Good Luck Mountain (Album)

December 11, 2014 in Music Reviews

‘Too’ is the second release by the indie-folk act Good Luck Mountain and it’s a record of delicacy and poise… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Introducing… C Duncan

November 28, 2014 in Features, Interviews

A Scottish singer-songwriter who embraces classical, folk, pop and electronic influences to create a gentle sound all of his own… Tags: , , ,

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Hold On Tight/Let Me Know by Ed Prosek (Single)

November 11, 2014 in Music Reviews

Brighton-based indie folkster Ed Prosek comes up trumps with ‘Hold On Tight/Let Me Know’, referencing folk acts old and new… Tags: , , , ,

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In Session Audio releases Fingerstyle Folk Acoustic Guitar

October 31, 2014 in News

Nashville-based software creators develop a new folk acoustic guitar loop library with sounds ranging from 60s to modern neo-folk styles… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,