Pin Drop Silence

Nobody really knows what folk music is. Some people – the purists – will tell you that it’s songs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation. There are some folk clubs in the UK that stick so strictly to this idea that they present acts with extensive lists of pre-approved tracks. Lists that literally define which songs are (and which songs are not) folk songs. But what can this version of folk music offer 21st century... Read More

Your March Gigs at Folkroom

We know what you’re thinking – is it spring yet? No. No it isn’t. It isn’t now, and it never will be. It’ll just continue to be winter until, one day in June, you’ll go out for a Sunday stroll and realise you needn’t have brought your coat. But you did, and now you’re all sweaty and gross walking the Hackney Marshes. It might not be spring yet, but it is March – and we have three terrific Folkroom... Read More

Folkroom’s 2016: A Musical Round-Up!

It’s the middle of December, and as we drag ourselves towards the end of a historical, horrendous year, we at Folkroom find ourselves desperate to focus on some of the better things that happened in 2016. In that spirit, we’ve gathered together a playlist featuring all of the artists in our little scene to have released something (and put it on Spotify) this year. You can listen to it here! We’ve omitted a couple of Christmas releases... Read More