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October 2020

The Official Folk Albums Chart Launch

October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Live Streamed

Join us via live stream from HOME, Manchester at 8pm on Sat 17th Oct, as we celebrate the launch of The Official Folk Albums Chart! Hosted by Mark Radcliffe, the event features performances from some of the top folk, roots and acoustic artists from the UK and Ireland. Yorkshire-born Fay Hield, a core member of the English folk scene will delight audiences with her compelling classic folk voice and traditional tales of the otherworld of fairies, ghosts and the animal…

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Artist:Entrepreneur Day – Folk Roots & Acoustic Music Edition

October 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

English Folk Expo has teamed up with the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY to bring you a special folk, roots and acoustic music edition of their Artist:Entrepreneur Day. From music copyright, to building your fanbase during a pandemic, to choosing the right business partners, the artist-led A:E Day features presentations, case studies and interviews offering important information and practical advice to help early-stage artists build a long-term career and sustainable business around their music. Hear from experts at PRS, PPL,…

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April 2021

English Folk Expo Presents: Maz O’Connor

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Live Streamed from Cecil Sharp House, London British singer-songwriter Maz O’Connor is a unique artist, with a stunning voice and a true talent for story-telling through music. Since winning a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship in 2014, O'Connor has released 3 albums, been nominated for two BBC Folk Awards, toured the U.K. and Europe, and opened for such artists as David Gray, Brian Fallon & Rosanne Cash. In 2019, O’Connor crowdfunded and released her latest album, ‘Chosen Daughter’ -- a…

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English Folk Expo Presents: Fay Hield

April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Live Streamed from Cecil Sharp House, London Folk singer and academic Fay Hield released her debut album, Looking Glass on Topic Records in 2010, going on to release two further albums of obscure and rarely performed traditional songs. In 2011 she formed the supergroup The Full English to promote the launch of EFDSS’s digital archive. Wrackline, her most recent album released in 2020, presents responses to archival material around fairies and the otherworld.  Fay continues to perform live and online…

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English Folk Expo Presents: Naomi Bedford, Paul Simmonds & The Ramshackle Band

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Live Streamed from Cecil Sharp House, London Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds are a duo, based in the folk and country roots genre, who have made 4 acclaimed albums and been nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award (Best Original Song). They tour widely and have appeared at Cambridge Festival, Glastonbury, Celtic Connections and many others. Their last album (2019) ‘Singing It All Back Home’, an album of Appalachian Ballads, originating in England and Scotland, was featured as the…

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