Folk and roots music PR


Whenever we draft our budgets for our new projects we do not have to think twice about including Prescription PR. Jay, James, Ellie and Chris continue to deliver regardless of the diversity of the releases we put their way, they are totally reliable and their reporting is top notch.
— Proper Records

A wide range of folk music PR projects

Our ties within the folk and roots music press are stronger than ever, and we’ve worked on a very wide range of folk and roots music PR projects for renowned artists and labels.

Our roster includes artists such as Richard Thompson, Seth Lakeman, Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and The Young’uns, and labels that we work with include Universal, Navigator and Proper. We have recently also provided digital publicity services to the world famous Cambridge Folk Festival and its sister festival The City Roots.

We focus not only on UK coverage, but target folk and roots sites and blogs all across Europe; the breadth of our contacts within these areas is unsurpassed.

Folk music is all about its history, and we have been lucky enough to work on releases from some of the greatest artists to emerge from the genre - John Martyn and Nic Jones amongst them - but we’re just as focussed on the contemporary artists who are pushing the genre forward.

We’ve helped the legendary Bellowhead on their way to securing a Top 20 album with ‘Broadside’, followed up with a BBC Folk Award win for Best Album; in the same year we worked on album releases for Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and Karine Polwart, who achieved a Best Duo win and Best Original Song nomination respectively.

Congratulations are also due to our clients The Young’uns for their placing in Mojo’s Best Folk Albums of The Year, Megson and Songs of Separation for their BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominations and Seth Lakeman who we helped bring a third UK Top 20 record to, for Ballads Of The Broken Few.

Richard Thompson also achieved a career-high UK album chart placing of 10 thanks to our efforts, for his record “Still.” Recently, BBC Folk Awards have also gone to our client Lisa Knapp; and The Cambridge Folk Festival left with the Good Tradition Award.


Our clients

Our folk and roots music PR clients include:

  • Seth Lakeman

  • Billy Bragg

  • Will Varley

  • Jon Boden

  • Larkin Poe

  • Ben Glover

  • Bella Hardy

  • Faustus

  • Mary Dillon

  • Blair Dunlop

  • Sam Lee

  • Richard Thompson

  • John McCusker

  • Lisa Knapp

  • Tift Merritt

  • Stick In The Wheel

  • Fay Hield

  • The Unthanks

  • Dengue Fever

  • The Cambridge Folk Festival

  • Richard and Linda Thompson

  • Sandy Denny

  • Alison Krauss

  • Simone Felice

  • Sarah Jarosz

  • Calexico

  • Tom Russell

  • Mary Gauthier

  • Cowboy Junkies

  • The Albion Band

  • Loudon Wainwright III

  • Paul Brady

  • Bonnie Raitt

  • Nanci Griffith

  • Gretchen Peters


Contact us

For more information about how we can help with your folk or roots project, just get in touch today.


Our other music PR services

If you'd like to read more about the other genres for which we provide music publicity, you can view all our music PR services here.

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