The lovely chaps at End of the Road, where FFS was launched last year, have announced the latest hatful of musicians to grace this year’s shenanigans.
Bluesey folksters Mumford & Sons have revealed details of their new single as well as a five-date UK tour.
For Folk’s Sake’s writers are such massive Mumford fans we couldn’t limit ourselves to one review of the tour. Jo Legg covers the Bath show, while Sandy McKee caught the Cheltenham gig… and there’s more to follow!
Highland-bound Mumford and Sons have announced the release of a new single on Chess Club Records.
The people at Blissfields have announced the first few acts for the Hampshire festival. And it’s good news for folk fans. Confirmed artists include lovely Laura Marling, marvellous Mumford and Sons, charming Cherbourg, really-very-good Ryan O’Reilly and the brilliant beat-boxing hip-hop folk-funkster Gideon Conn.
An interview with Laura Marling was broadcast on America’s NPR radio this week. Laura performs a cover of Mumford and Sons’ Roll Away Your Stone, as well as her own songs Rambling Man, My Manic and I and Your Only Doll (Dora).
Up-and-comers Mumford and Sons join Colin Murray tonight at 10pm for an evening of delectation, harmonising and, well, banjoes.
Mumford and Sons have posted dates for their UK tour beginning in the remote parts of Scotland.
Folk club night Communion has announced the line-up for the first show of 2009. The gig on 4th January, organised by Kevin Jones of Cherbourg and Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons, will feature FFS darlings Peggy Sue alongside Ark People, Sam MacCarthy, Sons of Noel and Adrian and Thomas J Speight. Headlining will be Exlovers.
The BBC have announced their longlist for the Sound of 2009, which includes Mumford and Sons and Florence and the Machine.