Folk Sales was originally one of many EFDSS Sales Points. When EFDSS scrapped this useful network, Derek and Anne Appleing were the only ones who continued the task, both on-line and at various Folk Festivals and events. They had an enormous display of books and recordings from England and further afield, and were always knowledgeable and helpful whatever people were searching for.
When Anne died in 2019 Derek decided to give up, and it seemed that Folk Sales would disappear. But in 2020 Genni and Darren Grainger took over the job.
Genni and Darren play in the band "Orion's Ring" with Genni's father Steve Hunt, often with Genni's mother Rosemary Hunt as caller.
This website was set up in May 2020, and it's still not complete. Genni and Darren have been busy doing a loft conversion (as well as both working full-time) so that they have somewhere to hold all their stock and an office for Darren to run the business from. However loft access is limited so it has become a 'man cave' — somewhere for Darren to enjoy his fascination with Commodore and Spectrum computers! Folk Sales is stored in their dining room-cum-music room instead!
If you have any problems or suggestions regarding the website (rather than Folk Sales generally) please contact Colin Hume.