The Trials Of Cato “Hide And Hair” (Independent, 2018)

New folk trio The Trials Of Cato have one of the more unusual backstories for a band. Although all three members were born in the UK they met and formed while living in the Lebanon taking their name, if memory serves, from one of their landlords and his tribulations, real or imagined. Since their return … Continue reading “The Trials Of Cato “Hide And Hair” (Independent, 2018)”

Trials of Cato and Brìghde Chaimbeul are winners at Radio 2’s Folk Awards

The winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 were announced last night in a ceremony presented by Mark Radcliffe at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester as part of the Manchester Folk Festival, the whole thing being broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. Radcliffe himself won an award for 40 years of “talking … Continue reading “Trials of Cato and Brìghde Chaimbeul are winners at Radio 2’s Folk Awards”

Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, 27-30 July 2017

Every festival, everywhere, delivers a special moment or two, things that it will be remembered for in years to come.  This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival was no different, with two hugely significant moments. The first was the sad death of Joan Woollard a few days before the start of the festival.  The widow of Ken … Continue reading “Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall, 27-30 July 2017”

UK Americana Gig Guide

Welcome to the Americana UK gig guide. You can search by artist name, town or venue – if you want gigs just in Liverpool for instance, just start typing ‘Liver’ in the search box below. For more information on an artist, just click on their name. If you’re a promoter/artist and want your UK gig listed, … Continue reading “UK Americana Gig Guide”