Well where to begin with Royal Traditions…  Jon and I moved to Sheffield and loved the session/dancing/singaround scene, which is frankly brilliant with great singers from Crucible hosting various song and tune sessions and a long-term singers club at Raise the Roof providing great places to go and sing. … Read more

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A while ago we posted some video of Fiona & Tiny Taylor’s workshops at the Lancashire Wallopers Weekend. At that weekend they met up with Tanisha Allman who is the current overall Fylde Folk Festival Clog Champion, and she’s only 12!… Read more

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All social action has two kinds of results, those purposely pursued and those unintended. So what then is the purpose of the Folk Awards and what are its unintended consequences?… Read more

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Bryony & Will are currently recording their debut duo album in Newcastle.

You’d think that living in the same house, Will and I would be able to find plenty of time to practise, but actually it’s very rare that we’re both in before about half nine at night, by which time it seems a little unfair to inflict melodeon, fiddle and 48 verse murder ballads on the neighbours in our little terrace.… Read more

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A few months ago Damien Barber and Bobak Walker (Artistic Director and Choregrapher of TGP) were invited by The Foundation for Community Dance to write an article on their experiences creating ‘Time Gentlemen Please!’ for their magazine Animated.… Read more

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After more than fifteen years off the road folk comedian Mike Harding, once dubbed ” the grandfather of Alternative Comedy” is taking to the road again on a twenty night tour of small theatres, village halls and arts centres.Read more

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By Bryony Griffith

On the weekend following Plough Monday, The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival takes place. Basically, it involves a man dressed in a straw outfit, led by his keeper, dancing around the streets and pubs of Whittlesey.… Read more

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