Tour

We're changing the way the tour pages work. We've moved away from the day to day approach as it didn't seem to be working.

Instead we're going to split the section into three.

Section one will be for artists to list their tours and any feature dates
Section two will be for venues to show what they got coming up
Section three will be for your reviews of the gigs you go to around the country, hopefully to inspire more people to get along to the bands you review.

Click here to mail us your tour information. If you could send as html all the better


Festivals

We've kept our festival coverage for 2010 and 2009 online so you can get a feel for an event. 2011 events marked with * are yet to happen and in most cases are pointed at the official festival sites. Anything not marked * has got our coverage of the event. Our festival coverage is subject to change and if you've been to or are going to a festival and want to write about it, let us know

2011 2010 2009
Beverley 17-19 June Beverley Beverley
Bournemouth Folk Festival 12 March Broadstairs Folk Week* Broadstairs Folk Week
Cambridge Folk Festival 28-31 July* Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge Folk Festival
Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival 21-24 April* Gateshead Americana Gateshead Americana
Great British Folk Festival 2-4 December* Gosport & Fareham Easter Festival Judy In June Festival
Larmer Tree 13-17 July* Hampton Hill Summer Festival Moniaive Folk Festival
Oxford Folk Festival 15-17 April* Purbeck* Pig's Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale Festival
Purbeck Folk Festival 26-28 August Rochester Sweeps Festival Rochester Sweeps Festival
Shetland Folk Festival 28 April - 1 May* SXSW SXSW
SXSW 11-20 March* Wath Twisted Folk Festival
Wimborne Folk Festival 10-12 June* 30th Shetland Folk Festival Weyfest
Wath 27 April - 2 May* Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day Wombwell

Reviews

The Gigantic Mirrorball Show(Mirrored Shower/Painting Kate) - Odi + Support - End Of The Road Festival - Tim O'Brien - L.A. Salami - Matt Woosey - Wine Women Song - Bob Fox - k.d. Lang & Little Missy Higgins - Sean Taylor + Louise Jordan - Alison Krauss & Union Station - Sarabeth Tucek - Fairport Convention - Groovy Dad - Bellowhead + Three Daft Monkeys - Rua MacMillan Trio & Ewan Robertson - Barbara Dickson - Sarah McClurg With Silver Creek - Bournemouth Folk Festival - The Levellers + The Wonderstuff - Cole Stacey + Support - Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs + The Secret Sisters - Winterlude - Miss Quincy + Support - Steve Knightley + Jim Causley - Hades Town A Folk Opera - Madison Violet - Madam - 2010 - Kerfuffle - Adrian Roye & The Exiles - The Anderson Bruford Project 360 - Roy Hill - Peter Donegan & The Lonnie Donegan Band - Rachel Harrington And Rob Clements - Urusen - Water Tower Bucket Boys - Poppy's Parade - Elkie Brooks - Brooke Sharkey - Martha Wainwright - Eve Selis and Band + The Blackhearts - Craig And Willoughby's Rockin' Rhythm Revue - The Cellophane Flowers - Blondie + Little Fish - Gretchen Peters And Barry Walsh - Anais Mitchell - Strawberry Fools - Tim Arnold - Damon And Naomi - Lou Brown Album Launch - Kim Richey - Michael Marra - Gilmore Roberts + Support - Sean Taylor - Peter Green & Friends - Barbara Dickson - Lizzie Nunnery - Cry No More - Beth Nielsen Chapman - O'Hooley & Tidow - Nanci Griffith. - Soiree - Steve Knightley + Jenna - Transatlantic Sessions - Three Must Get Beers - Dry The River - Rosie Doonan & The Snapdragons - Jez Lowe - Tom Russell - Swiss Cottagers - Steeleye Span - Gretchen Peters - Emily Maguire - Yusuf Islam - Folk On Sunday - High Society - Vanessa Peters and Manuel Schicchi - Dave Pegg's Birthday Bash - Rock Legends - Landermason & Support - The Unthanks - Devon Sproule - Diana Jones - Steve Earle - Joan Baez - Beverley Craven - Agnostic Gospel Mountain Choir - Nancy Elizabeth - Willard Grant Conspiracy + Support - Dust Poets + Jesse Aycock - Ange Palmer - Henry Priestman And Amy Wadge - Strawbs 40th Bash - Sam Baker + Madison Violet - Corrine West & Doug Cox - 3 Daft Monkeys - Voices For Nature - Kila + Support - Cambridge Rock Festival - Hayes Carll - Dead Like harry + Support - Leonard Cohen + Suzanne Vega - Marina Florance Band - Eve Selis - Sean Taylor + Fearne - Mikey Wynne - Ezio - Boo Hewerdine + Kim Richey - Lipstick And Guitars - Wine, Women And Song - Red Shoes + Kim Guy - Great Lake Swimmers - Magic Arm - Julie Fowlis - Sarah MacDougall with Tim Tweedale and Becky Syson - Kate Rogers and Jenny McCormick - Clive Gregson with Lou Brown - Imelda May - Craig and Willoughby with Benny Gallagher - For Folks Sake Cup - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Kimmie Rhodes - Chris de Burgh - Robb Johnson + Lou Brown - The Dealers - John Lees' Barclay James Harvest - John Renbourne & Robin Williamson - Nick Harper - Rachel Harrington & Zac Borden - Twisted Folk Festival - Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow + Aimee Newsome-Stone - The Dealers - Daby Toure - Craig And Willoughby - Waterson Carthy Parkinson - Horse Feathers + Support - Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash - Beoga -Phil Beer - Acoustic Strawbs - Barbara Dickson - Drever, McCusker, Woomble - Arlo Guthrie - Rosie Doonan + Support - Abagail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet - Paul Carrack - Mike Silver & Johnny Coppin - Kathy Mattea - Anais Mitchell + The Bowmans - The Bittersweets - Cry No More - Dead Like Harry - Lucy Kapansky - Ani Difranco - Jo Freya - Patsy Matheson - Karine Polwart - Emily Smith - Boo Hewerdine - Jenna Reid Band + The Chair - Tim O'Brien - Imelda May + The Dodge Brothers - Roddy Frame & Emily Maguire - Seth Lakeman - Ben Parker & Support - Shooglenifty - Aimee Newsome-Stone - Chris Wood - Ralph McTell - The Douglas Firs - Rod Picott and Amanda Shires + support - Rachel Unthank & The Winter Set + Johnny Kearny - Roy Bailey & Friends - Stacey Earle - Ruth Notman - Rotherham Open Arts Festival - Tom Russell - Eddi Reader - Alex Roberts + Donna Fullman - Lizzie Nunnery - Chris & Kellie While - Carthy & Swarbrick + Support - Brandi Carlile - Eve Selis & Elizabeth Cook - Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton + Support - Danielle Gasparro, Chris Simmons & support - Sean Taylor - Four Hand Reel + Support - Pentangle - Safety In Numbers + Andi Neate + others - Eric Bibb + Emily Maguire - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts - Tanglefoot - Seth Lakeman - Tinderbox(Album Launch) - Spiers & Boden - Clive Gregson - Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby - Wizz Jones - Jackie Leven - Dan Arborise - Bobby Burke - Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri - Ruth Notman - Kat Flint - John Renbourn & Johnny Dickinson - Amalthea - Teddy Thompson - Megson - Jez Lowe - Callaghan - Lou Brown - Uiscedwr - Rosie Doonan - Emily Smith - Clive Gregson - Peter Rowan - Megson - Steve Tilston with Liz Ryder - Tessa Bickers - Guy Clark - Roger Davies - Claire Hamill - Jonathan Kelly - Nancy Kerr and James Fagan - King Rollo And His Band Of Brothers - Becky Mills & Patsy Matheson - Rab Noakes - Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Rotherham Open Arts Festival - Devon Sproule - Rachel Unthank & The Winterset