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Cunning Folk is a folk singer, musician, storyteller & folklorist who administers the South East London Folklore Society & also organizes the annual Bermondsey Folk Festival.

“Constant Companion’; an album of traditional British songs is out now. Follow this link to buy it

Here is a track from the album as played on the Radio 2 Folk Show

Kathryn Tickell said it was “a real earworm” which is ace.

Click here to listen to my guest appearance on the Nest Collective Hour with Ellie Wilson on Resonance FM

Constant Companion was Folk Radio UK’s Album Of The Month: for December 2018 “It is rare for an album of predominantly traditional material to sound fresh and inspired all the way through. It is even less common for such an album to feel both thrillingly contemporary and utterly timeless. With Constant Companion Hoyle somehow managed it. As Cunning Folk, he is making some of the finest acoustic music to come out of this country in years.”

The 2017 Cunning Folk album, “Ritual Land, Uncommon Ground” is available for sale or to listen from this link.

It has been described as

“a quietly huge endeavour, a labour of love, full of valuable knowledge, surprising stylistic breadth and exquisite songwriting.” Folk Radio UK

“beautifully-rendered pastoral and Pagan acoustic folk-pop.” fRoots

” a record that manages to demonstrate integrity without affectation. A breath of fresh air.” Shindig