There was another of our special FREE and exclusive download compilation albums with the April issue. 16 great tracks from Police Dog Hogan, Lula Pena, Dipper Malkin, Keith Christmas, Orchestra Baobab, Pixvae, Chris Foster, Twelfth Day, Las Hermanas García, Jason Steel, Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, Debashish Bhattacharya, Hannah Shira Naiman, Pauliina Syrjälä, Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe and Saltland. The download includes booklet and label artwork and sleeve notes for those who want to burn to CD.
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Mekonville: the art school punk band who became one of England’s finest roots rock institutions celebrate their 40th anniversary with a boutique festival deep in the Suffolk countryside.
Priddy Folk Festival is a small but adventurous event held in and around a lovely Mendip village in easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Glastonbury.
Sidmouth Folk Week is the grandmother of all UK festivals, a week-long event in a small seaside town where anything can happen - and sometimes does!
Manchester Folk Festival: the successor to Bury’s Homegrown, focussing on music found in England that runs alongside English Folk Expo.
WOMEX is the world music expo, the biggest professional conference, showcase and trade fair event exclusively dedicated to world, roots, ethnic, traditional and local music.
Sauti Za Busara - "sounds of wisdom" - is an annual festival of Swahili Culture held in the heart of Stone Town, Zanzibar, the historic Indian Ocean gateway to Africa (skipping 2016 and returning in 2017).