Out now: A Christmas Anthology for You!

Christmas is here at last, and Folkroom Records are sharing a very special treat with folk fans this year. ‘A Christmas Anthology For You’ is a seasonal collection of songs from Folkroom’s community of musicians, and is available now as a digital exclusive via Bandcamp. A Christmas Anthology For You celebrates the community around Folkroom, bringing together tracks by independent and unsigned artists who frequent our fortnightly gigs... Read More

It’s release day for Ben Walker’s new EP

Today sees the release of The Rakes of Adair, a new EP from BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker. The record takes the listener on a charming trip from England to Ireland and back again with five tunes first set down in the 1700s or earlier. The Rakes of Adair is released both digitally and as a limited edition CD via the Folkroom Bandcamp page today. By no small accident, November 5th is also ‘Bandcamp Friday’, the monthly day upon... Read More

Hear the new single from Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn

Folkroom today releases the first glimpse at Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn’s forthcoming collaborative EP, Life and the Land. This first song – Westlin Winds – is available now via our Bandcamp page. When the pair announced a joint project earlier this year little did they know it was the last time they would see each other for months on end. The impact of coronavirus on folk music has been huge – a year of cancelled... Read More

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

Chris Riddell’s Pillow Fort Folk Festival illustrations on sale!

Here’s your chance to do something good and get your hands on something really special. We’re auctioning ten original pencil drawings on Ebay. The listing will run for a week, and as ever, the proceeds go into the pot to be split between the artists and The Trussell Trust – with the exception of Kate Stapley’s Oxford Town which we’ll donate to Stand Against Racism & Inequality, and Edgelarks’ The Song of... Read More

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