Josienne and Ben: Best Duo!

Ahead of any official photos, here’s one by the lovely Tim Chipping! The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards have been, for some time now, very close to our hearts. Every year they celebrate some of the nation’s finest folk, old and new. It’s an absolute honour, and a real treat to see one of Folkroom’s acts amongst those celebrated at this year’s awards. Tonight (April 22nd), our very own Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were awarded... Read More

Josienne Clarke joins Folkroom Team

 (She’s already exasperated by our filing system) Exciting news for the Folkroom duo, as we officially expand to become a trio! Multiple Radio 2 Folk Award nominee (and Folkroom roster member) Josienne Clarke has joined the her musical partner Ben Walker and promoter Stephen Thomas in the running of Folkroom Records. It’s an exciting move for Josienne, whose album ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’ came out on Folkroom Records last year... Read More

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker nominated for two Folk Awards

It’s a very cheerful morning at Folkroom Towers, with the announcement that our very own Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards! Last year’s Folkroom-released ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’ has been nominated for the Best Album category, where it faces tough competition from The Rails, Nancy Kerr, Martin & Eliza Carthy and 9Bach. The award will be voted for by members of the... Read More

Christmas (Folkroom Please Come Home)

On December 14th Folkroom will be continuing its tradition of celebrating Christmas with our dear friends at Before the Gold Rush. This year, our annual festive gig will be taking place at The Amersham Arms in New Cross, where ten of our favourite acts will be taking to the stage! It’s time for another round of A Folky Christmas… We’ve confirmed the terrific We Used To Make Things as a dance-worthy headliner who will close a day... Read More

Josienne and Ben Reviewed!

  The reviews are coming in for ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’, the new album from Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker! Few things excite us more than hearing what people think about our new releases, and the responses to this album have made us very happy indeed! The Guardian summed up Josienne and Ben’s appeal with a succinct ‘bleak but impressive’, describing the album as ‘elegant’. Folk Radio offered... Read More

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