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

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

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

Spring 2020 at the Toy Museum Folk Club

Our Toy Museum Folk Club gigs remain one of our most popular Folkroom events series, so we’re thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 season, which will run from February to May next year. As ever, we’ve worked hard to pull together a fantastic and varied line-up that captures the British folk scene at its very finest. We have eight headliners joining us next spring, and a selection of wonderful support acts for you to discover alongside... Read More

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