Toy Museum Folk Club announces its 2019 Autumn season!

One of the regular highlights of the last year for the Folkroom team has been our Toy Museum Folk Club events in Brighton. As well as welcoming some of the brightest talents in folk music to the city, we’ve had the honour of doing it in one of the most magical venues we’ve ever known! With one show left in our Spring season (it’s a doozy, so grab your ticket now!), it’s time to reveal our incredible line-up for our... 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

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 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

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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