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Liverpool: Welcome to the Dark Ages

July 20, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will have completed their The Twenty Three Year Moratorium on the 23rd of August 2017. The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu will be marking this completion in a number of ways. Firstly with the publication of their novel 2023. 2023 will be published by Faber & Faber on the 23rd of August. All review copies will be delivered on or after that date. Secondly, over three days in the UK city of Liverpool, they will host: Liverpool: Welcome To The Dark Ages. The three days are the 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2017….

Folk Song in England Announcement

June 26, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

On August 17th we publish Folk Song in England by Steve Roud, a brand new look at the folk music tradition in England. One of the great musical discov…

From skiffle to Sgt Pepper – Billy Bragg on the evolution of British pop

June 26, 2017 | by johng

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World was published on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Clu…

Peggy Seeger’s ‘First Time Ever’ cover and live shows

June 13, 2017 | by Faber Social

As previously announced, on October 5th we publish First Time Ever: A Memoir, from one of folk music’s most respected and influential musicians, Peggy…

Skiffle band Peepel play for holidaymakers on a beach in Millport 26th July 1957 PIC: SMG Newspapers Ltd

Billy Bragg’s Essential Skiffle Reading List

June 9, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

If Roots, Radicals and Rockers has given you the Skiffle bug then these five titles – recommended by the book’s author, and our guest editor, Billy Br…

Skiffle group

Sizzlin’ Hot: Billy Bragg’s Skiffle playlist

June 2, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

To celebrate the publication of his new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers, our guest editor Billy Bragg has put together a playlist of some of his favo…

Billy Bragg

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: A Q&A with Billy Bragg

June 1, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall

This month Faber Social publishes Billy Bragg’s Roots, Radicals and Rockers, the first book to explore the 1950s Skiffle phenomenon in depth. In this…

All hail Billy Bragg!

May 31, 2017 | by johng

Billy Bragg’s new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is published on the 1st June 2017. You might have seen him talking a…

Dig If You Will playlists

Three Prince Playlists by Ben Greenman

May 4, 2017 | by Faber Social

Prince has been gone more than a year, but his music is as present as ever—more present, in a sense, since his catalog has reappeared on the majority…

All Names are Part and Parcel of my Metamorphosis

May 4, 2017 | by johng

Cosey Fanni Tutti and Davcid Keenan in conversation.

Billy Bragg’s US Tour for Roots, Radicals and Rockers

May 3, 2017 | by johng

To celebrate publication of Billy Bragg’s excellent history of skiffle, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, he’s embarking on an ambitious six-city tour acro…

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