Bob Holroyd – The Cage released

Bob Holroyd releases his new album, The Cage, today, 9 March 2018. He will perform music from the album at a special event at the Winchester Science Centre on 19 May, tickets for which you can purchase here. Over the course of his musical career Bob Holroyd has pioneered music that crosses musical and cultural boundaries, and as a result

The Gloaming – The Booley House live video

The Gloaming have revealed a new video for the live version of The Booley House which is taken from the forthcoming album Live at the NCH. The track originally featured on the group’s second album The Gloaming 2. The video features renowned artist Jacob Stack. Of the video the band say; “We’ve enjoyed Jacob Stack’s illustrations over the years and so took much delight in

Manchester Hill Commemoration

Real World Publishing’s Stuart McCallum (The Breath) is one of a number of musicians taking part in a major new commission to commemorate the hidden history of the battle of Manchester Hill which took place in Northern France on 21 March 1918. Delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council and Manchester Histories, the project is open to talented and creative musicians,

Martyn Bennett at Celtic Connections

Three years after Celtic Connections commissioned a full orchestral version of Martyn Bennett’s GRIT album for their 2015 opening gala, Greg Lawson and the Grit Orchestra were back at Celtic Connections on 27 January, this time to celebrate Martyn’s second album Bothy Culture. The performance was broadcast on the BBC on 17 February. The venue for this spectacular show entitled Bothy Culture and Beyond was

Spiro new music released

Spiro released their composition The Copper Suite, on Friday 16 February. The piece was recorded live at Real World Studios in January 2018. The Copper Suite was written for the centenary celebration of Bob Copper’s life and work, at Cecil Sharp House in London on 24th January 2015. As the only instrumental group invited to take part in the event, Spiro

9Bach featured for Welsh Language Music Day

In celebration of Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Welsh Language Music Day) watch Spillers Records owner, Ashli Todd, as she chooses three Welsh language songs, including Llyn Du by 9Bach, that mean something to her.  Llyn Du features on the 9Bach album Anian. Read more about Anian here

The Gloaming announce live album

The Gloaming will play seven sold-out shows at Dublin’s National Concert Hall in March 2018. To mark this occasion, Real World Records will release Live at the NCH, on 2 March, a live album recorded at the beautiful concert hall which has become their home from home. The Gloaming’s shows at the National Concert Hall have become an event not to be missed

The Gloaming live in Dublin

The Gloaming have confirmed a residency of live shows at Dublin’s National Concert Hall for March 2018. The seven nights, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12 March, will be the group’s only live performances of the year. Five nights are already sold out but at the time of writing some tickets remain for shows on the 11 &

Syriana ‘Ipiros’ project profiled

Ten years have passed since the mesmerisingly haunting and thematic sounds of Syriana’s Road To Damascus was released on Real World Records. In those years the warfare and tragedy that has taken over Syria has affected the futures and histories of the people there, and the instigators of Syriana – Nick ‘Dubulah’ Page and Bernard O’Neill – have looked on helplessly as the civilian districts they

Russia with Simon Reeve

Russia with Simon Reeve airs on BBC2 from Thursday 28 September 2017, at 9pm. It features music tracks from a number of Real World artists, and sees Dimitri Pokrovsky Ensemble, Ashkhabad, Severa Nazarkhan, Mamer, The Terem Quartet all in the first episode. The rest of the series includes more music by Mamer, Sevara Nazarkhan, Terem Quartet, Syriana, Dmitri Pokrovky Ensemble. On the