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’s 2017: A Musical Round-Up!

December being December, our Twitter timeline is filled with Best of 2017 lists – websites doing their best to serve the past year’s music up to us in easily digestible listicles. And hey, that’s great. In fact, one of the reasons we don’t tend to do a round-up of our favourite albums for the year is that we rely so heavily on these lists to introduce us to the great records we missed! We just can’t keep up with all... 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

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

A Folky Christmas with friends!

Alright, alright, we’ve given in. We’re now officially listening to Christmas songs. We try not to – to hold off until at least December 1st each year. But the thing is, we’ve got Christmas on our minds… Get your diaries out, folk – we’ve got something you’re not going to want to miss. Folkroom Records are teaming up with Clerkenwell-based folk night Before The Gold Rush and the terrific Patch and the... Read More

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