Folk on Foot “Albums of the Year” Show

00:03:26 Gwenifer Raymond
00:17:20 Chart coundown 40–31
00:20:35 John Francis Flynn
00:29:40 Chart coundown 30–21
00:32:27 Spiers and Boden
00:43:27 Tribute to Norma Waterson
00:48:39 Chart coundown 20–11
00:50:50 Spell Songs
01:02:01 Interview with English Folk Expo CEO Tom Besford
01:04:28 Katherine Priddy
01:16:28 The Longest Johns
01:26:50 Chart coundown 10–1

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Why “L’Événement” is the most beautiful French film of 2021

Awarded the Golden Lion in Venice, Audrey Diwan’s second film delivers a moving adaptation of the novel, and the story, by Annie Ernaux.

40 years old, Audrey Diwan has already been a journalist at Glamor , editorial director of Stylist , writer, collection director, screenwriter, and finally, director. Until this magnificent Golden Lion unanimously awarded in Venice for L’Événement , his second film, adapted from the book by Annie Ernaux  [ . . . ]

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Talisk at the Edinburgh International Festival

Firebrand instrumental trio Talisk perform an exclusive music session for the Edinburgh International Festival.

Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosive yet artful sound, including 2018’s Belhaven Bursary for Innovation in Music and 2017’s Folk Band of the Year, both at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The on-stage energy of concertina player Mohsen Amini combined with Hayley Keenan on fiddle and Graeme Armstrong on guitar creates a phenomenal evening that buzzes with energy. In a five-star review of Talisk’s second album Beyond, Songlines described the group as ‘fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky’.

Watch the full performance for FREE as part of At Home in partnership with abrdn here:

Edinburgh International Festival

The Cambridge Folk Festival is cancelled

The Cambridge Folk Festival will not go ahead this year, it has been announced. Ticket holders will be offered a choice of a full refund or rolling their tickets forward to 2022.

“This has been an incredibly difficult decision, and it is not one any of us wanted to make,” said Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities. “The Festival is an enormous undertaking, bringing together scores of artists, hundreds of staff, and thousands of music lovers from around the country and beyond, which we are not currently able to guarantee can be delivered safely. Our first responsibility must be the well-being of the people we serve – both our festival-goers and our local residents.”

“Despite the government roadmap out of lockdown, a great deal of uncertainty remains over how large-scale summer events would work,” Cllr Smith continued. “We still don’t know whether artists will be able to travel internationally and what steps organisers would be required to take to keep the public safe. With summer and the need to make binding contractual commitments fast approaching, we couldn’t delay a decision any longer. We are all so upset that we can’t have the Festival this summer, but we look forward to being together again in person in 2022.”

Ticket holders will be contacted by the Festival’s box office in due course.

Everything you need to know about the Bafta Film Awards 2021

After a slew of changes to the voting process, the Bafta nominations are more diverse than ever. Here‘s everything we know about the show, the changes to the Bafta system and everyone nominated for an award.

Following some strong criticism in recent years for a lack of diversity, Bafta finally tweaked its voting process for the annual film awards this year and it has paid off. For the first time ever, four women – Chloé Zhao, Shannon Murphy, Jasmila Žbanić and Sarah Gavron – have been nominated in the Best Director category (the shortlist for which has been expanded from five to six). The acting categories, too, are more diverse than ever, after nominating all-white actors across the board last year. Among the leading contenders are the late Chadwick Boseman, Riz Ahmed, Tahar Rahim and Alfre Woodard.

For the first time ever, the final nominees for the some of the awards have been decided by a jury and it seems to have had a real impact. Here’s everything you need to know about the British Academy Film Awards.

Film Nominees

    • The Father
    • The Mauritanian
    • Nomadland
    • Promising Young Woman
    • The Trial Of The Chicago 7

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