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New show: Awake Arise: A Midsummer Celebration!

Having bewitched audiences annually with their much-loved wintertime show, two of the most engaging and inventive acts on the English folk scene return with their hotly anticipated next alchemic collaboration: […]

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Emily Portman Announces New Solo Album

After a decade focusing on collaborative projects, Emily Portman is back with an inspired new solo album of original songs, planned for release in autumn 2025. This is Emily’s most stripped-back album […]

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New Cerys Hafana Tours

Cerys Hafana will be available for bookings in late March and throughout April 2025, to further explore sonic possibilities inspired by traditional music. She has been snapped up by festival bookers […]

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Who We Are

Alan Bearman Music is a leading UK music agency and events company, formed in 2004, representing some of the foremost artists on the folk, roots and acoustic music scene. The agency represents a diverse range of UK and international touring artists from across a spectrum from grass roots traditional to pioneering new sounds, from establish folk icons to rising talent.

ABM is also responsible for the artistic programming and marketing of The Sidmouth Folk Festival, now in its 70th year, and is an Artistic Associate of Kings Place in London. The team has over 40 years’ experience of programming events and festivals including Sidmouth International Festival, Towersey Festival, Folk in the Fall at the South Bank Centre and the Ards International Guitar Festival. Read the full story here.