The new Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn EP is out now!

Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn have released their long-awaited Life and the Land EP. And we mean long-awaited. Two long years ago, old friends Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn met up for a beer after a gig, and the conversation strayed to the traditional folk songs that celebrate our connection to the earth. As both had been working on solo material for a while, they hit upon the idea of exploring something they both find so interesting,... Read More

Chris Wood to headline Brighton & Hove Folk Festival

Brighton and Hove Folk Festival poster by Chris Riddell Six time BBC Folk Award winner Chris Wood has been announced as the headliner for Brighton and Hove’s first folk festival. Established local promoters Folkroom have announced their full line-up for the festival, which takes place at The Brunswick in Hove on September 11th 2021. As well as the critically-acclaimed Chris Wood the festival will see performances by established traditional folk... Read More

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

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