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

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

Toy Museum Folk Club

Mairearad and Anna Folkroom is launching a new live music series of gigs – the Toy Museum Folk Club! We’re excited to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Brighton Toy & Model Museum on this project, which will see us bring some of the finest folk musicians in Britain to their unique (and absolutely stunning) location beneath Brighton train station. Our aim is to bring to Brighton a friendly and inclusive take on the... 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

In Which We Put On A Disney Gig, Because Why Not?

This February, for one night only, Folkroom’s Rotating Orchestra will be presenting an evening of Disney and Pixar songs at Old Street’s Trapeze Bar. Tickets are available now for what promises to be a magical night!Over the last 78 years the Disney studio has made its way into the hearts of every generation. Children watching Frozen today have parents who were raised on The Little Mermaid and grandparents who adored The Jungle Book!On February... Read More