LOOKING FOR A NEW ENGLAND

Looking for a New England is British Underground's new adventure

exploring the boundaries of English folk music.

THE BROADSIDE HACK

The Broadside Hack is a short documentary film from British Underground exploring the influence of traditional folk songs on a new generation of musicians.  The documentary was made in collaboration with Broadside Hacks and features Shovel Dance Collective, Thyrsis, caroline, Broadside Hacks and Boss Morris.  It was filmed at Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire in August 2021 and is part of our Looking for a New England series of showcases.

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LOOKING FOR A NEW ENGLAND - FAI 2021

BRITISH UNDERGROUND PREMIER LOOKING FOR A NEW ENGLAND SHOWCASE AS PART OF THE US-BASED FOLK UNLOCKED VIRTUAL MUSIC CONFERENCE ON 22ND FEBRUARY 2021

 

FILMED AT REAL WORLD STUDIOS, THIS SHOWCASE WILL FEATURE RISING STARS OF ENGLISH FOLK MUSIC INCLUDING JOHN SMITH AND MISTY RIVER AND IS INTRODUCED BY BBC RADIO’s MARK RADCLIFFE 

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The Looking for a New England showcase will feature exclusive live performances and interviews with folk and roots artists John Smith, Misty River, Cardboard Fox and Lauren Housley filmed at the iconic Real World Studios in Box, Wiltshire. The streamed showcase is aimed at industry professionals and spearheads a roster of over a dozen more streamed UK and international acts at Folk Unlocked brought together by British Underground and curation partners Sounds Just Fine, Green Note, The Live Room and film-makers Northern Cowboys. 

 

Presented by Folk Alliance International (FAI), Folk Unlocked replaces their in-person conference with a virtual event from 22nd February 2021.  The five-day programme brings together the entire international folk community for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship.  In January 2020 FAI in New Orleans was one of the last in-person international music conferences to take place where UK artists including Sam Lee and Cara Dillon showcased new work.  

 

Looking for a New England is British Underground’s first online music showcase of 2021 having produced live-streams at Planet Afropunk, SIM Sao Paulo, WOMEX and Nashville’s Thriving Roots last year.   

 

Crispin Parry, CEO of British Underground says “The pandemic is proving a challenge unlike any other but the showcase must go on and for nearly a year we have been developing and presenting an alternative version of our international work on-line.  All the artists found Real World Studios to be an inspiration and we look forward to working there and in other world-class British performances spaces as the year unfolds.”

 

Folk Unlocked 2021 brings together showcases from Australia to Brazil and delegates from across the globe who are invited to pick their own registration rate, including free if they are unable to afford it at this time. 

 

To register and view the full Folk Unlocked programme, visit folk.org/unlocked.

To explore the Looking for a New England programme, visit lookingforanewengland.com

 

For more information contact: crispin@britishunderground.net

 

Artists showcasing at Folk Unlocked include:

 

Looking for a New England Spotlight Showcase – 22nd February

 

John Smith

Misty River

Cardboard Fox

Lauren Housley

 

British Underground Folk Unlocked Showcases – 22nd and 23rd February

 

The Live Room/Northern Cowboys

 

The Little Unsaid

Hamilton Loomis

Suzie Ungerleider

Track Dogs

Emily Barker

Heidi Talbot

 

Green Room/Northern Cowboys

 

Michele Stodart

Charm of Finches

Copper Viper

Diana Jones

Carsie Blanton, Devon Sproule, Kris Delmorst (ITR)

Robbie Cavanagh

The Rheingans Sisters

 

About British Underground

 

British Underground is an Arts Council England NPO and PRSF Talent Development Partner producing international showcases and online events in music, technology and the arts.  

www.britishunderground.net