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Spiro on Vinyl!



We’re delighted to announce that on 21st October Real World will be releasing a Spiro compilation album, Repeater. It will be available on vinyl only, and features an excellent selection of tracks from all four of our albums. And it comes in a gorgeous cover too. You can pre-order a copy here.

Welcome Joy Nominated for Songlines Award

We’re excited to learn that our latest album Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow has been nominated in the 2016 Songlines Music Awards, along with Sam Lee & Friends, Tcha Limberger’s Budapest Gypsy Orchestra and Monsieur Doumani. The winners will be announced in the June issue of Songlines, out on May 6th.

Vapourer Nominated for BBC Folk Award

BBCradio2logoWe’re delighted to hear that the Vapourer has been nominated in the category Best Original Track in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, along with the Rheingans Sisters, Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock and Rufus & Martha Wainwright. The award ceremony takes place at the Royal Albert Hall on April 27th. Tickets:

Australia and New Zealand confirmed


We’re excited to announce that we’ll be touring Australia and New Zealand this coming March.  See Live Dates for details. Pictured above: WOMAD New Zealand


2015 Highlights

2015 has been our best year yet for gigs, not only with some great UK dates such as WOMAD and Sidmouth but also a string of international outings, some highlights of which were:
Tonder, Denmark
Sunfest, Ontario
Caixa Forum, Madrid
Boulogne 2
Chateau Hardelot, France
WOMAD, Fuerteventura
Dranouter, Belgium
Thanks so much to our team and to all the promoters who made it such a great year.