From the Margins : About

  • From the Margins is an acoustic and folk music blog established at the start of 2016. It is updated with a new post when something exceptional turns up - if not, then nothing much happens until it does

    The site is a personal project fuelled by discovering things in the real world, so everything included is usually stumbled on by mooching about at gigs and events, or pacing the streets of towns. The focus is on live reviews and interviews rather than recorded music.

    A loose geographic range of interest could be imagined as taking in places found around the edges of the Irish Sea.

    Books and their other authors, interesting community projects and grassroots politicians have also worked their way into the mix when they seemed to fit the spirit of the site - experience has suggested that when something is found with a bit of political heft and a sense of place, it is usually worth following the path of distraction.

    In terms of music there is more about what the site covers and why here. The gig lists are simply a roll call of the events deemed worth travelling and paying for.

    Usually a few thousand readers a week turn up from searches, links and artists' own social media. Please use the email below to send any news and gig info that fits the site's remit:

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