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Folk Chart Launch Artists Announced!

We are really looking forward to launching The Official Folk Albums Chart at 8pm on Saturday 17th October 2020, with a live streamed event from HOME, Manchester. We already announced the event will be hosted by Mark Radcliffe and we can now share the fantastic line-up of artists performing at the event.

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 kingdom, while Scottish singer-songwriter-guitarist Kris Drever, a stalwart of the UK folk and roots scene, presents his mix of traditional and contemporary folk. The Breath – Irish singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly and guitarist Stuart McCallum will perform a set of impassioned heartfelt songs presented with jaw-dropping vocals and, Welsh chamber-folk trio VRï, bring a joyous celebration of Welsh identity.  

You’ll also be the very first to hear who has made it into the October 2020 top 40, the first ever Official Folk Albums Chart, compiled by The Official Charts Company.

This free event will be live streamed via our Facebook page.

This event is made possible by support from English Folk Expo, Showcase Scotland Expo, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and HOME, Manchester.

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