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’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

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker nominated for two Folk Awards

It’s a very cheerful morning at Folkroom Towers, with the announcement that our very own Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards! Last year’s Folkroom-released ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’ has been nominated for the Best Album category, where it faces tough competition from The Rails, Nancy Kerr, Martin & Eliza Carthy and 9Bach. The award will be voted for by members of the... Read More