Fiddle of 8 Records
Fiddle of 8 Records is the own-label of the UK band FolkLaw, who have recently released their highly acclaimed studio album Smokey Joe.


"music to make you laugh and dance... ...a milestone of folk music" - - read the full review

"outstanding and evocative" - FATEA - read the full review

"superbly laid folk... ...blazes a trail that even the devil cannot follow" - Liverpool Sound and Vision - read the full review

"amazing bluegrass infused" with "a passion for life" - Celtic-Folk-Punk radio / blogspot - read the full review

"folk dans sa forme la plus pure et la plus belle" - star icon transparentstar icon transparentstar icon transparentstar icon transparent - Forces Parallèles (France) - read the full review

"Bursting with a sense of community and camaraderie" - SongLines Magazine - Songlines issue 123

"eingängigen Riffs und sofort mitsingbaren Refrains!" - (Germany) - read the full review

"ein Album, das über volle Länge überzeugt und süchtig macht!" - (Germany) - read the full review

"intoxicating... ...a great mix of different styles" - Adolf "Gorhand" Goriup - (Germany) - read the full review

"vibrant fiddling" - David Hintz - (Germany) - read the full review

"made for stadium gigs" - Stirrings Magazine - Stirrings issue 169

"vibrant and energizing" - Mike Brocken - BBC Folk Scene

"Stylish passionate folk rock" - star icon transparentstar icon transparentstar icon transparentstar icon transparent - R2 Magazine
Smokey Joe booklet from Fiddle of 8 Records

Available by mail order from and as mp3 downloads from iTunes,,


Since it's release in September 2016 Smokey Joe has received radio play far and wide, across the UK, Europe and North America, including
BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester
and BBC Radio Stoke - Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk - Talk to Me, Mad Fiddler
BBC Radio Gloucester - Johnny Coppin's show - Smokey Joe
BBC Radio Merseyside - Mike Brocken's Folk Scene - Smokey Joe
Bishop FM - Smokey Joe
Dapper FM (Dave Chamberlains acoustic routes) - Waterways of England, Gloucester Boys
Lionheart FM - Talk to Me, Mad Fiddler, Gloucester Boys, My Time
Nova FM with Gary Hazlehurst - Mad Fiddler, Waterways of England, Forever and a Day
Radio Caroline - My Town Revisited
Radio Warwickshire - Seeds of Freedom
ReadiFolk Radio on Blast FM - Smokey Joe
Blues and Roots Radio - Smokey Joe
Severn FM (Alex Huskisson's Mystery Train) - Smokey Joe, GloucesterBoys
West Norfolk Radio - Smokey Joe, Cradle to the Grave
EFDSS Mike Norris Classic Folk Show - Seeds of Freedom
Triangle FM (Chris arscotts folk and acoustic show) Smokey Joe
MacSlons Irish Pub Radio- (Germany)
Black Country Radio- Smokey Joe, Talk To Me, My Time, Gloucester Boys
Sounds of Folk on Oldham Community Radio- Mad Fiddler, Talk To Me, I Made Them, Cradle to the Grave
Folk n Roots Radio - (Canada) Waterways of England, I Made Them

About FolkLaw

FolkLaw are a fiddle-driven folk band from the Cotswolds in the UK singing foot-tapping songs of social conscience. With an engaging stage show and catchy choruses, FolkLaw have travelled to festivals far and wide and delighted audiences young and old.
Fiddle of 8 Records
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In making Smokey Joe, Fiddle of 8 Records have collaborated with some fantastic people with a real passion for music.

Studio recording: Mastering: Pressing: © 2016       Contact: