Cunning Folk is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter & also runs the South East London Folklore society.
Cunning Folk has performed supports for Alasdair Roberts, Stick In The Wheel, Martin Carthy & other supports of good folk keep rolling in.
A new album, “Constant Companion” is due for release in October 2018.
The 2017 album, “Ritual Land, Uncommon Ground” 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
Cunning Folk has previously performed as GentleFolk, whose 2015 album, “Into the Greenwood” was described as
“Charming & mesmeric” Guardian
“Engagingly idiosyncratic” Prog
“One of the most intelligently written & interesting albums of 2015” Liverpool Sound & Vision
“Genuinely & gently joyeous” Fatea Records
“Calls to mind the Incredible String Band” R2
“Perfectly epitomises folk music in principle & execution” Sonic Bandwagon
Cunning Folk puts on regular folk & roots music & spoken word events & talks in interesting places in a mission to bring wonderful interesting music, storytelling,history & poetry to like minded souls. In 2014 CF put on events in Tudor houses, old barges & magical bookshops. In 2015 CF put on events in woodlands, edgelands & forgotten corners & organised the Bermondsey Folk Festival. In 2016 & 2017 CF organised the Bermondsey Folk Festival. The 2018 Bermondsey folk festival is coming on dandy.
Cunning Folk organises the South East London Folklore Society a monthly pub meeting with speakers talking on subjects ranging from Wicca to Shakespeare, from Robin Hood to The Transports.
Cunning Folk tells stories for adults & children at festivals in schools & all sorts of events. (Up to date DBS etc.)