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Alberts SongsSite showcasing the work of Salford singer-songwriter Albert Thompson.
Ash MandolinsBespoke Mandolins by Sean Ashley, Ash-Mandolins - Twin located in London & Manchester. Hand crafted instruments using a combination of Traditional Methods, Materials & Modern Technology. Unique Mandolins with exquisite tone.
Atticus AccordiansRetail outlet in Lancaster that specialises in squeezeboxes, and also stocks a range of musical instruments, strings, accessories, sheet music and CDs by local bands.
Blast PABlast PA offer a team of dedicated engineers for acoustic music events to provide sound, lighting, staging and power distribution for clubs and festivals throughout the UK.
Chris RowburyWeb site of Chris Rowbury, Coventry based choir and singing workshop leader who teaches harmony songs from a wide range of genres.
Doug MorterOne of the founder members of Hunter Muskett and currently performing with The Gathering, Then Came The Wheel,Donahue & Morter and The Backroom Boys.
Folk Friend UKFolkFriend is a small retail website devoted to all things folk festival.
Glossop Folk TrainThe Glossop Folk Train leaves Manchester Piccadilly at 1848 (6.48pm) on the fourth Thursday of each month, with some of the best of the region's folk musicians performing live on the train.
Glynne Davies - My Music, Sessions and FestivalsAn insight into the music of Glynne Davies. Also contains details of folk clubs and sessions in the Stockport area and a run down of festivals and music courses.
Lakeland VoiceVoice work and harmony singing in the lake district with natural voice tutor David Burbidge.
Listen Up!The campaign to persuade the government to adopt more sensible licensing laws for small music venues.
Make Music LiveA registered charity that exists to promote music events for ARC (Arthritis Research Campaign) and to encourage musicians to support such events, to give their talents and to gather together like minded people throughout the world.
Manchester CeilidhNot-for-profit organisation, running regular ceilidh nights
Manchester Folk TrainTakes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from platform 2C at Sheffield Station. Catch the 19:14 train to Manchester which calls at all stations along the Hope Valley, with music from the band throughout the journey. Full details on the link.
Mockbeggar Morris Home of the Ladies' Mockbeggar Morris Team, who are a group of approximately 20 ladies and 4 gentlemen from the Wirral Peninsula who meet on a Thursday evening to practice dancing North West Morris.
Mr KiteMr. Kite promotes live music entertainment with all proceeds from these Benefit events going to charity.
Roots in CumbriaCo-operative of local musicians who have joined together to perform concerts
Set Into SongSite publicising Peter Cox's book on the Radio Ballad programmes made by Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker.
Sid CalderbankHome page of Sid Calderbank. 'The mon for dialect and song in Lancashire'.
Singleton CloggersNorth West clog morris team, originally founded in 1949 who reside and perform in and around the Fylde area.
SparxsoundPreston based Sparxsound are providers of high quality PA hire for events and touring musicians They specialise in folk and folk/rock genres.
The Argarmeles Clog TeamNorth West Morris team who dance regularly in the evenings at local pubs throughout the summer and also at Folk Festivals in the Southport and West Lancs area. They meet every Tuesday at Leverhulme Parish Hall, Great Altcar.
The Southport SwordsA team of Men's Sword & Morris dancers based in Southport.
Latest Folk Music News
The Most Important Gig in History Two fantastic acts for the price of one in North West Folk's first promotion
Jim Lauderdale - London Southern Grammy award winner comes over here
John Boden - Painted Lady Mal Robins damns with faint praise
The Gentle Good: Ruins/Adfeilion Naff and rather good as well
Ben Glover: The Emigrant Trad reviewer Mal Robins put Mr Glover through his paces. There are problems
Heidi Talbot - Here We Go, 1, 2, 3 A first release since 2013 and sadly it's a dud
Seth Lakeman - Ballads of the Broken Few New NWF Reviewer Mal Robins Takes on Seth Lakeman
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