Review of the year so far

January to September

Following on from a successful 2015, Little Folk have gone from strength to strength in 2016. The following is a summary of the main events of the year to date.

Gigs:
The start of the year saw Little Folk support the likes of Railroad Bill and the Brwmys at the Gwdihw in Cardiff. Throughout the year we also supported a number of touring bands such as JP Hoe at Hobo’s in Bridgend, The Hackensaw Boys at The Full Moon, Silver’s Got Strings at The Scene Club Swansea, Firewood Island at The Moon Club Cardiff and Ryley Walker at the Globe in Cardiff.

We have also entertained the crowds at The RHS Flower Show in Bute Park Cardiff for Cardiff Council who also asked us back to play at the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff Bay. We were also asked to help the runners along in the Swansea half marathon.

The band has also given up their time to support a number of charitable causes this year including Save the Children UK, Cancer Research, Love Music Hate Racism, Oxjam, and we will also be raising money for Motor Neurone Disease later this month.

Festivals:
With regard to 2016 Music Festivals, Little Folk were asked to play a number of events over the summer months. We really enjoyed playing at – Devauden Festival, Shirefest 2016, Rudry Festival, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Kaya Festival of World Music and Arts, Castlefest UK, Gwyl Pontardawe Festival, The Big Cwtch Summer Party and we will be finishing of the festival season with Cwmaman Music Festival.

Radio:
Little Folk were included in the GTFM Radio Showcase Wales CD compilation in support of GTFM and Cancer charities. In 2015 they recorded a live session on Showcase Wales and from that our song “Music City” was included on the compilation CD. We were asked to play at the launch of the CD alongside The People The Poet.

In April we played at the Chapter Arts Centre and in the audience that night was Chris Corcoran who thought the band were exactly what he was looking for for his radio show, he subsequently invited us onto his BBC Wales show as the House band in June where we played a couple of our original songs and had to perform a song chosen by the listeners.

Our Song “A Night Like This” had its debut airing on Nation Radio with some lovely comments from Andrew Shay. We were also featured twice by Brian Clough on his Made in Britain feature on The American Connection Country Music show.

Releases:
February saw the release of our first Lyric Video “Working On Me”, and a huge thanks to Unit 15 Productions of Swansea for making the video.

In June after many months of hard work the band released their debut EP “Little Folk ~ Volume 1”. The four songs on the CD are written, recorded and produced by the band. The EP can be found on iTunes and Spotify along with a number of other internet outlets. We quickly sold out of our first batch and had to order another! If you would like a CD then get in touch with us either at a gig or send a message. A big thank you to Phil of Media Transcript Services for manufacturing the CD`s and cases.

Next few months:
In September Little Folk are playing the Hurleyfest at the Earl Haig Memorial Club in Cardiff in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, it looks like it`s going to be a sellout so get your tickets now only a few left. then at the end of the month Little Folk play The Cwmaman Music Festival.

We are planning to record our next single in the next few months, and are eagerly awaiting the release of our music video for our song “Music City”, we would like thank Fine Rolling Media for their work on this video.

If the next few months are as exciting as 2016 so far, then it looks like it`s going to be busy time for Little Folk.

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