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

Folkroom announces stay-at-home Pillow Fort Folk Festival on Saturday June 6th, featuring Sam Lee and live drawing from Chris Riddell.

Folkroom is today announcing the Pillow Fort Folk Festival – an afternoon of live music taking place on June 6th. As the prospect of meeting friends at a gig again soon seems far away, Pillow Fort Folk Festival will bring musicians and fans closer together for a magical day streamed absolutely live from some of the folk scene’s finest musicians’ own pillow forts, all accompanied by renowned author and artist Chris Riddell’s exquisite... Read More

Spring 2020 at the Toy Museum Folk Club

Our Toy Museum Folk Club gigs remain one of our most popular Folkroom events series, so we’re thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 season, which will run from February to May next year. As ever, we’ve worked hard to pull together a fantastic and varied line-up that captures the British folk scene at its very finest. We have eight headliners joining us next spring, and a selection of wonderful support acts for you to discover alongside... Read More

Happy Release Day Ben Walker

Ben Walker’s new solo album Echo is out today on Folkroom Records. The critically-acclaimed record is available now in record stores around the country, as well as all the usual online spots. It’s been a long but tremendously rewarding journey to reach this point, and we’d like to thank everyone who has pre-ordered their copy. If you’ve not bought yours yet, now is quite literally the best time to do it so far. We think... Read More

Ben Walker announces new album ‘Echo’

Following last year’s critically acclaimed EP, Ben Walker has today announced his debut solo album Echo, to be released on July 5th via Folkroom Records. Ben was recently hailed as one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’ by Total Guitar magazine. After six critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Folk Award as a duo with Josienne Clarke he has built a reputation among his peers for fusing tradition and innovation... Read More

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