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

Folkroom announces stay-at-home Pillow Fort Folk Festival on Saturday June 6th, featuring Sam Lee and live drawing from Chris Riddell.

Folkroom is today announcing the Pillow Fort Folk Festival – an afternoon of live music taking place on June 6th. As the prospect of meeting friends at a gig again soon seems far away, Pillow Fort Folk Festival will bring musicians and fans closer together for a magical day streamed absolutely live from some of the folk scene’s finest musicians’ own pillow forts, all accompanied by renowned author and artist Chris Riddell’s exquisite... Read More

Toy Museum Folk Club’s 2019 Spring Season Announced!

As we bring a thrilling sell-out first season of the Toy Museum Folk Club to an end this week, we’re excited to launch our 2019 season with a line-up announcement! It’s been a wonderful inaugural year for Folkroom’s folk club, which is housed in the spectacular and yet intimate Brighton Toy & Model Museum. We’ve seen stunning sets from some of Britain’s rising folk stars, a couple of unexpected collaborations and... Read More

Home Farm Festival 2018

This is, to be fair, not remotely representative of this year’s line-up. We are proud to announce the line-up for the Folkroom Stage at this year’s Home Farm Festival! We’ve been working with Home Farm for six years now, helping them raise money for their wonderful work sending school equipment to children in disaster-stricken and impoverished regions across the world. It’s a terrific charity and a noble cause, so as ever we’ve... Read More