Cunning Folk is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter & also runs the South East London Folklore society.
The recently released 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
A new album “Ritual Land, Uncommon Ground” is out now.
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 CF organised the Bermondsey Folk Festival. The 2017 Bermondsey Folk Festival is on the 9th of September. (look at the page in the menu for more details!)
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.)