All things folk, country, Americana, and blues at Folk and Tumble

Established in 2010, Folk and Tumble reviews the latest folk, country, Americana, and blues records and interviews the writers and players behind the music.

New Music

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I Kept These Old Blues – Muireann Bradley

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29th January 2024

Muireann Bradley's debut album ‘I Kept These Old Blues’ is a trip through the myths and music of some of the biggest blues legends.

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Live At The Crescent – Joshua Burnell

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29th November 2023

Featuring a blistering setlist, 'Live at The Crescent' is the exciting new live release from English folk rocker Joshua Burnell.

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The City Sleeps – John Blek & the Broken Strings

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19th October 2023

John Blek returns with a new single and musical collaboration 'The City Sleeps' based on his love for the City of Dresden.

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Glass Knight – Joshua Burnell

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10th August 2023

Joshua Burnell's latest album, 'Glass Knight' is a work of art that tackles contemporary issues through folk, Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

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Live In The United Kingdom 2023 – Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse

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19th June 2023

Ahead of their eagerly anticipated return to the U.K. Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse release a stunning double live album.

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Out on The Line – The Blue Highways

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30th March 2023

Drawing in Springsteen influences, the second album by the London Lury siblings is a towering triumph that combines powerful driving rockers with emotion-drenched blue collar balladry on themes of love, loss, dreams, despair and the immigrant experience.

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Working My Way Down – Mike Stinson and Johnny Irion

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24th March 2023

The debut of long time collaborators Stinson and Irion with songs by their late friend Andy Butler-Jones, this is solid truckstop bar band country.

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The Big Bottle of Joy – Matt Andersen

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14th March 2023

Returning with one of his best releases to date, 'The Big Bottle of Joy' is the upbeat new album from Matt Andersen.

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A Light To Follow – Emily Maguire

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4th March 2023

A grace note  born of struggle and determination, like the light of which she sings, the latest album by Australian singer-songwriter Maguire is luminous.

Folk and Tumble Interviews and Articles

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Interview with Dave Arcari

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3rd January 2024

Ahead of his highly anticipated return to Belfast we talk to Scottish Alt-blues troubadour Dave Arcari.

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The Dodge Brothers Release Four Christmas Singles

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20th November 2023

The Dodge Brothers return with a rush of pre-Christmas excitement to liven up your festive playlist with four new Yule themed Singles.

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Interview with Ron Sexsmith

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13th May 2023

Ron Sexsmith talks to Folk and Tumble about his new album, the demands of touring, and amazingly for an artist admired by the likes of McCartney and Costello, his self-doubt.

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Interview with Robert Forster

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22nd March 2023

Ahead of his Belfast concert Folk & Tumble talks to Go-Betweens founding member Robert Forster about his life and career.

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Ceithre Cinn Announce New Single and Concert.

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16th March 2023

Multi-talented music collective Ceithre Cinn continue their musical journey with new single and live concert plans.

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Interview with Eleanor McEvoy

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14th March 2023

Singer - songwriter Eleanor McEvoy talks to Folk and Tumble about her storied career, hard times, and hard subject matter.

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Ards Guitar Festival 2023 Line-Up Revealed!

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23rd February 2023

Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted to announce its 2023 Ards International Guitar Festival Programme.

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Interview with Madison Violet

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5th February 2023

Madison Violet talk to Folk and Tumble about how their sweet sounding music deals with real world issues.

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Interview With Beth Nielsen Chapman

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3rd February 2023

Ahead of shows in Belfast and Derry, Beth Nielsen Chapman talks to Folk and Tumble about her music and life.