Tag: folk

NME Festival blog: Watch Dolly Parton perform ‘Jolene’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and more in surprise appearance at Newport Folk Festival

The special guest at an all-female performance slot curated by Brandi Carlile Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance at Newport Folk Festival this past Saturday (July 27), performing classics like ‘Jolene’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘9 to 5’ with an all-star, all-female music line-up. The country legend was the special guest at the […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Big noise: the essential pop, jazz and folk music of autumn 2018 | Music

Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys’ sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, proved to be the most controversial and slowest-selling of their career, which perhaps tells you rather more about their fans than it does about the radical nature of the album’s Serge Gainsbourg and Beach Boys-inspired contents. It will be interesting to see how […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Cambridge folk festival review – verve and energy in a female-focused weekend | Music

The folk music industry isn’t immune to the anguished debate and self-examination stemming from stories of sexism, inequality and disrespect reverberating through the arts. Old stereotypes of women providing decoration at the front while the blokes do the serious music behind were illuminated by the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk awards when all the nominations […]

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NME Festival blog: Beverley Folk Festival goes into administration, with no refunds available

The popular and long-running Beverley Folk Festival has been cancelled after going into administration – meaning that those with advance tickets will be unable to acquire a refund. The festival, which started in 1984 and was set to return to Beverley Racecourse for a sixth time in June, was due to see performances from the […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Dustyesky’s Russian folk songs and accent comedy – it shouldn’t work, but it does | Culture

When Dustyesky first took the stage at dusk on Saturday for Womadelaide, my 14-month-old son raced down the hill towards them at breakneck speed, so overwhelmed was he by the sheer magnetism of their lusty masculinity. Or perhaps because he too has a nascent love for Russian folk music, despite not being Russian or speaking […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Woodford folk festival 2017-18: music, magic and mandalas – in pictures

Bob Hawke, Dr Karl and Tracey Spicer joined revellers across six days and nights of talks, music, workshops, parades, circus, cabaret, comedy, film and dance in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland Continue reading… READ MORE… Source link Straight from The Guardian (image courtesy of http://www.rosestallard.com/) UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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Festival Insights NEWS: Manchester Folk Festival announces programme for inaugural edition

Photo credit: Paul Karalius UK: Manchester Folk Festival, a new annual festival celebrating the best of English folk and acoustic roots music, has announced its full programme, set to take place from October 19 – 22 at venues across Manchester. Presenting familiar names alongside new voices, the festival will celebrate how contemporary folk straddles genres, […]

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