Blue Moon Aggie Fest

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at St Agnes Hillhead Fields 12:00pm

Featuring: Laid Blak. Rosie and the Goldbug. The Mighty Bucca Du This amazing Two day event takes place overlooking the Dramatic North Cornwall Coast with breath taking views out to sea. There are two Music stages with an eclectic mix of music from Folk to Jazz from Reggae to Rock. Dress theme is Fantasy creatures & beings. SO DRESS UP!!! GET YOURSELF OUT THERE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!!! Children's entertainment. A good selection of Festival food Vegetarian & Vegan Children under 11 are free

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys Doors 7pm

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit with thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. They play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or North Eastern Swing as they've coined it.Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Their debut album, 'Money Isn't Everything', caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews many of them 5-star. Their second album, "Talk About The Weather" (released July 2014) is also gathering some notable radio play and reviews. "Originating from Tyneside and playing pinpoint accurate period ragtime blues, this six-piece, made up of members from as far afield as Warwickshire and the Orkneys, shine on their debut album, whether it be bemoaning the current financial mess of the nation on Bank Failures, extolling the virtues of sharing a tub in Hot Bath or feeling the effects of alcohol on Hangover Blues. They also cleverly mix their Southern states sound with a recent scrapyard blaze in their home town on Great Fire Of Byker."★★★★★ - Daily Express

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Wizz And Simeon Jones

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Wizz And Simeon Jones

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Ranagri At Earthbeat

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Earthbeat Theatre 5:00pm

5.00 Doors Open 5.30 Christine & Bernie Johnson 6.10 Peg Powler 6.50 Sara Dennis & Steve Dagleish 7.45 Ranagri 9.15 - 9.30 Concert Ends

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Jim Ghedi & Ric Booth

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Sheffield The Rude Shipyard 6:00pm

Jim Ghedi This Sheffield musician has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. He's refined his elaborate virtuoso playing into an intense and focused set of instrumental primitive guitar pieces. We're very pleased to have him return to our cosy little venue. He always a note of the surreal and an optimistic energy. Ric Booth Ric Booth, making a rare appearance at The Rude Shipyard, will be playing a song driven, atmospheric set applying loops and delays to his fingerstyle guitar to create an intricate tapestry of sound. Settlers in England by Ian Nesbitt Settlers in England' is a peripheral social history of the Oxcroft Land Settlement near Bolsover, high on a hill in the North­East corner of Derbyshire. Between 1934 and 1939, the Land Settlement Association (LSA) established 1,100 smallholdings within 26 settlements across the country, the objective of which was to re-settle unemployed workers and their families (mainly miners at Oxcroft) and get them working and producing on the land. The Oxcroft settlement was comprised of 40 plots, each of which was made up of a semi­detached cottage and 5 acres of land, including a piggery and greenhouses. The film examines ideas of food production, environment and community through the eyes of current residents, some of whom moved onto the estate at its inception in 1936 as the children of original settlers and have never left. Talk on his artistic process from Robert Battams Several of Roberts pieces have been showing in the Rude Shipyard for the last six months. For this event he will have filled the walls of the venue room with his recent work and will have more work for sale in the cafe downstairs. Robert says " My work explores the overlap between figuration and abstraction and questions our relationship to the undefined, ambiguous and dehumanising space that we inhabit, asking what we consider to be real and the conditions that create this. I work in mixed media , utilising painting , print-making, and sculptural techniques to respond to issues surrounding the relationship of technology, art and society and our place within a constructed environment." Although not all in one breath!

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The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Hailing from Scotland's beautiful and remote highlands and islands, The Mischa Macpherson Trio are a stunning new band to look out for. This year has already seen them win the prestigious BBC Radio 2 - 2014 Young Folk Award and win the Celtic Connections 2014 Danny Kyle Award. From a very young age the trio unearthed an enjoyment in creating music which has now began to shape their lives as budding musicians. They consider themselves lucky to have grown up surrounded by the culture, music and language that are rooted in the natural landscape of their home. Mischa MacPherson (Song and Clarsach), Innes White (Guitar) and Conal McDonagh (Pipes and Whistles) are all graduates of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. They met through the award-winning 'Feis Rois' when they were selected for the International Ceilidh Trail in 2011. Through the organisation, the trio toured top UK Folk Festivals and venues and went on to travel across the world for performances in Germany, Australia, Romania and Ireland. They bring a rich vitality and passion to the traditional music they play. With musicianship like this the Gaelic tradition will continue to spread far and wide. A real joy to listen to! (Folk Radio UK) In an age where production can embellish and exaggerate musical ability, it's refreshing to hear honest music from understanding empathetic musicians, what the Mischa Macpherson Trio deliver is music from the marrow (Dónall Mac Ruairí, RTE)

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Tim Eriksen

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: - musician / musicologist / professor with starling, passionate interpretations of American roots music - old ballads / dance tunes / sacred harp harmonic singing / shape note gospel / punk (with added S Indian classical / modern symphonic / Bosnian pop and tours with Eliza Carthy)... delivered with direct intensity. Tim was deeply involved in the BAFTA and World Soundtrack award-winning, Oscar and Grammy nominated music to 'Cold Mountain'. From CBGB to Carnegie Hall - and now The Greys! www.timeriksenmusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pje4Bqvwqw

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Trembling Bells

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

Trembling Bells seek to reanimate the psychic landscapes of Great Britain and relocate them to some vague, mythic land where basic human crises are encountered and conquered.

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50th Birthday Singers And Musicians Night

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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50th Birthday Singers And Musicians Night

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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East Yorks Musician's Night Featuring Nick & Helen Stubbs

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 7pm for 8pm start

Nick & Helen Stubbs will be fronting this event showcasing the talents of musicians based in and around East Yorkshire. A Midsummer bargain at only a fiver! Based at the Light Dragoon In, Etton, Near Beverley. More details on our website: www.theprocessedpea.co.uk

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Crh Music Presents Willie Watson

on Tue, 4 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, doors 7.30pm

the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards with a genre-busting sound that blends Country, Blues, Americana and Folk music. Described as The First Couple of British Country Sarah and Rob Skinner have been writing songs from the heart and their own experiences since they met in 2009. Witty and pointed lyrics, the twosome produce a sound much bigger than two people should usually make . Tickets £10 Unreserved seating - ticket purchases are non-refundable www.reddirtskinners.com

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar god Eric Clapton A devout follower of the "no barriers" approach Alvin aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists. Blues runs through his veins and they spread to his soul when he performs Alvin is a multi USA Grammy Award nominee and has toured with the best the music scene has to offer This a is a rare opportunity to see Alvin perform in an intimate venue at the end of Worthing Pier rather than his usual 1000+ stadium Don't miss it and lets all be educated with a master class Boy got thunder in his hands! Sure does!... Alvin Youngblood Hart is that rare breed who brings cultural awareness and artistic expression into a vibrant, natural marriage. His skills as a multi-instrumentalist command attention. His grasp of the idioms, tone, humor, joy and breadth of the Afro-American acoustic music tradition is extraordinary. His music is pure pleasure and surprise. TAJ MAHAL ...one of the most original and exciting artists of this generation. RETRO Impressive isn't the word. His is a huge talent. LONDON INDEPENDENT Hart is something else. Dizzingly versatile. MOJO Hart's eclecticism puts him in a class of his own. THE INDEPENDENT This a is a rare opportunity to see Alvin perform in an intimate venue rather than his usual 1000+ stadium

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Trembling Bells

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Formed by drummer Alex Neilson (Baby Dee, Tight Meat, Bonnie Prince Billy, Josephine Foster and more),Trembling Bells are an acclaimed Glasgow based indie folk rock band that reference late 1960s psychedelia and British folk revival acts such as Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Like a faintly unhinged take on Fairport or Fotheringay with Lavinia Blackwall's soaring uplifting Sandy Denny style vocals that occasionally give way to deranged passages of feedback and clattering percussion. Last December's show (The Circle is Unbroken with Mike Heron) may well have been my favourite show ever staged here at the Kitchen Garden), it's certainly in the top 5, and we can't wait to have them back again. Support comes from Katherine Priddy, a dream weaver, hypnotic storyteller and fragile performer who encapsulates the rich and often solemn side of artists gone by such as Nick Drake and John Martyn, delivering each word with a genuine warmth and charm. www.facebook.com/katherinepriddy

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Crh Music Presents Willie Watson

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Gypsy Ska Orquesta With Trainer Trouble Dj

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre 7:30pm

All the way from Caracas Venezuela, melding ska, cumbia, swing, punk and gypsy into one fun mid week party! DJ set before and after from Trainer Trouble, playing balkan/brazilian/jamaican sounds.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

The love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart is just as comfortable blasting out Southern Rock as ghostly cosmic Blues and his praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton, Gary Moore & Mick Taylor. This Grammy award winner appears on a rare solo tour.

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Beggar's Bridge

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This highly rated band from Hull present mostly self-penned songs inspired by people, places and events of the East Riding. Performed with guitars, fiddle, whistle, bass and percussion and introduced with a good helping of earthy humour, it makes for an experience which is musically satisfying, amusing and informative too.

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Beggar's Bridge

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This highly rated band from Hull present mostly self-penned songs inspired by people, places and events of the East Riding. Performed with guitars, fiddle, whistle, bass and percussion and introduced with a good helping of earthy humour, it makes for an experience which is musically satisfying, amusing and informative too.

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Kangaroo Moon - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Psycheceltic folk fusion! Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with .They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound.

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Reg Meuross - England Green & England Grey Returns To Sidmouth Folk Week

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at Sidmouth Parish Church 5:00pm

Gerry Shattock - Sidmouth Parish Church Warden says"We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Reg back for another quintisentially English summer's evening. Furthermore because of the fund-raising, which this forms a part, it may be the last Reg concert in the Parish Church without toilets!" ‪#‎LavAid‬ This is Reg's third fundraiser for Sidmouth Parish Church. Funds raised will help towards building much needed toilets for the church, plus a donation to the wonderful Sidmouth Folk Week The title track of England Green & England Grey was was written by Reg when he was invited by the people of Sidmouth to help raise funds for their beautiful Parish Church in 2013. One fan commented: "...Reg painted with his words so vividly the precious values and ideals that a civilised society should be holding on to". Mike Harding from Mike Harding Folk Show says: "England Green & England Grey... manages to say so much in a subtle and non-preachy way" The album went on to be awarded best album 2014 by Folk Words, and was among the Telegraph Music's best folk albums 2014. Highly regarded by the folk of Sidmouth, Reg has previously raised money for the Parish Church, the Cricket Club, and the Memory Cafe. England Green & England Grey is Reg's 10th CD release since 1991. In these albums Reg has proved over and over again that he is one of this country's finest singer/songwriters, gaining regular Radio and TV plays and earning praise and 5 star reviews from all the leading music publications. This latest collection pulls no punches and Reg delivers a concise and articulate commentary on our times, wrapped in the most gorgeous music from some of this country's finest players. *** quote from Reg about returning. In the songs of England Green & England Grey, Reg deals bravely and touchingly with topics such as dementia and mental asylums; it commemorates the centenary of WW1, with an unromanticised account of the life of Flora Sandes, the only Englishwoman to engage in active combat during WW1; celebrates Tony Benn's tribute to suffragette Emily Davison; tells the touching love story of the bandleader of The Titanic, Wallace Hartley and his fiance Maria Robinson and her gift of a violin, The Band Played Sweet Marie; and it delivers an anthem for our times with the title track: England Green and England Grey - hailed by some as a new national anthem for our country. The maturity of Reg's writing, and the courage with which he deals with difficult subjects, is revealed through these songs. Reg is one of this country's greatest songwriters at the very top of his game. www.regmeuross.com

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Reg Meuross - England Green & England Grey Returns To Sidmouth Folk Week

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at Sidmouth Parish Church 5:00pm

Gerry Shattock - Sidmouth Parish Church Warden says"We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Reg back for another quintisentially English summer's evening. Furthermore because of the fund-raising, which this forms a part, it may be the last Reg concert in the Parish Church without toilets!" ‪#‎LavAid‬ This is Reg's third fundraiser for Sidmouth Parish Church. Funds raised will help towards building much needed toilets for the church, plus a donation to the wonderful Sidmouth Folk Week The title track of England Green & England Grey was was written by Reg when he was invited by the people of Sidmouth to help raise funds for their beautiful Parish Church in 2013. One fan commented: "...Reg painted with his words so vividly the precious values and ideals that a civilised society should be holding on to". Mike Harding from Mike Harding Folk Show says: "England Green & England Grey... manages to say so much in a subtle and non-preachy way" The album went on to be awarded best album 2014 by Folk Words, and was among the Telegraph Music's best folk albums 2014. Highly regarded by the folk of Sidmouth, Reg has previously raised money for the Parish Church, the Cricket Club, and the Memory Cafe. England Green & England Grey is Reg's 10th CD release since 1991. In these albums Reg has proved over and over again that he is one of this country's finest singer/songwriters, gaining regular Radio and TV plays and earning praise and 5 star reviews from all the leading music publications. This latest collection pulls no punches and Reg delivers a concise and articulate commentary on our times, wrapped in the most gorgeous music from some of this country's finest players. *** quote from Reg about returning. In the songs of England Green & England Grey, Reg deals bravely and touchingly with topics such as dementia and mental asylums; it commemorates the centenary of WW1, with an unromanticised account of the life of Flora Sandes, the only Englishwoman to engage in active combat during WW1; celebrates Tony Benn's tribute to suffragette Emily Davison; tells the touching love story of the bandleader of The Titanic, Wallace Hartley and his fiance Maria Robinson and her gift of a violin, The Band Played Sweet Marie; and it delivers an anthem for our times with the title track: England Green and England Grey - hailed by some as a new national anthem for our country. The maturity of Reg's writing, and the courage with which he deals with difficult subjects, is revealed through these songs. Reg is one of this country's greatest songwriters at the very top of his game. www.regmeuross.com

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Lake District Folk Weekend Concert With Tom Mcconville

on Fri, 7 Aug 2015 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:30pm

The Lake District Folk Weekend presents 3 fantastic well known acts on one night! Book early as not to miss out on this fabulous concert as part of many events taking place this weekend in Staveley! Tom McConville is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. In great demand as a performer, session musician and teacher; playing the fiddle is his lifelong passion and he has achieved every player's dream of creating his own unique, instantly recognizable sound. His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing. All presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Dan Webster Dan Webster is a seasoned English singer-songwriter, his music is influenced by sounds and story telling traditions of American and British Folk music (in it's broadest sense), Americana and Rock and Roll. Americana UK described him as 'A Hybrid of Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman and Tom McRae'. Dan has played too many shows to count over the years. Live, Dan inspires attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics - delivered with a powerful, and honest vocal. His previous album release DIAMOND LAND received a number of plays on BBC Radio 2 and was well received critically in the press. His 2012 single release Frank Dalton was nominated for Fatea magazines track of the year. His new self produced release for 2015 THE TIN MAN is the pinnacle of his work to date. It explores folk, country and rock and roll across the album fusing these styles throughout the body of the work. Webster's delivery sits perfectly within English folk and American styles through rock and roll to Country/Americana and beyond. Chapin-Wickwar Lisa and Sue Chapin-Wickwar are a Cumbrian based singer-songwriting acoustic duo. Complementing rhythm and finger-style guitar and vocal harmonies. The musical partnership has been described as compelling with exquisite dynamic synergy. The songs are described as intricate, gorgeously crafted and beautifully executed. Together, performing since April 2014, the duo have had airplay on BBC Radio Cumbria, Heart Radio, Radio Portsmouth, have produced 2 EPs and released debut album 'if' in April 2015. Doors 7pm. Start 7.30pm

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The Red Pine Timber Company Plus Support (bbq Available)

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Aberdour Festival Marquee 8.00pm to late (Doors open 7.30pm)

Aberdour Festival is delighted to welcome The Red Pine Timber Company to lead our last night Hooley in the Marquee. Formed in the summer of 2009, this Perth-based band have spent the last 6 years playing throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, building a strong fan base and delighting audiences whenever they hit the stage. Rooted in Americana/County, with a hint of Celtic and eclectic sounds from the harmonies and brass section, the Red Pine Timber Company have developed a unique sound that encompasses classic country, rock, blues and soul. Their stunning debut album, 'Different Kind of Lonesome', was released in March 2014 to wide acclaim and a second album is currently underway. www.redpinetimberco.com.co.uk/ Supporting the Timbers, we are also thrilled to announce the debut performance of Grass Routes Aberdour's very own Colin Mackenzie's latest musical venture. Colin and the band will be playing a mixture of country classics and American Swing. This truly is a night to raise a glass, let your hair down and enjoy dancing the night away to some of Scotland's finest country music. 'Red Pine Timber Co brings all the elements of the music I love together in a huge stage full of joy! Not to be missed!' Rob Ellen (The Medicine Show)

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The Quay Soiree

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Aberdour The Quay Gallery 5:30pm

Start your evening with bubbly and canapés provided by McTaggart's Deli Café at a musical soiree at The Quay Gallery and its courtyard garden. Whilst the gallery retains many of the original features of its earlier incarnation as a butcher's shop, it has an inviting domestic atmosphere, allowing you to relax with friends and enjoy the music of Holm an instrumental duo, Frank Glynn (violin & viola) and Stewart Veitch (electric guitar). Holm's music has been described as 'folk noir', and 'word-free songs and cinematic soundscapes'. Atmospheric Americana with a European avant-garde twist. They play their own material alongside covers ranging from Elvis Costello to Hildegaard of Bingen.

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Jack Harris

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8:30pm

A welcome return for the talented Mr Harris, whose debut at the Kalamazoo last summer went down a storm. Not hard to see why the Oxford--educated, Welsh-born poet has been in the forefront of the folk revival. This is the man who went to Kerrville folk festival in Texas and became the first non-American to win the best new songwriter prize, an award previously won by the likes of Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and Gillian Welch. His album The Flame and the Pelican received wide acclaim. "Captivating songwriting," said Martin Chilton of the Telegraph. "A unique approach to song composition," said Maverick magazine. "Utterly beautiful." Tom Blackburn has been making a name for himself around the London folk scene with his heartfelt and polished interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs and a guitar style that has people likening him to "a young Martin Simpson." When he's not wowing audiences with his intricate acoustic string work he is to be found playing the George Harrison role in a Beatles tribute band.

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Ceilidh With Still Reeling At The Pavilion

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Staveley Pavilion 4:00pm

Join in a fun, family-friendly Ceilidh dance with fantastic group 'Still Reeling'. A relaxed, informal afternoon bit of fun with no previous experience necessary! Beginners welcome!

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Keith James. Solidair Concert

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Sheffield Hagglers Corner 7:00am

Keith James SOLIDAIR CONCERT The music of John Martyn and Nick Drake Also including songs by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young WITH SPECIAL GUEST JESS MORGAN Saturday August 8th 8pm Doors open 7pm A unique open air Candle lit gig in the courtyard ~ chilled sounds until midnight ~ Hagglers Corner 586 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DU Ticket enquiries at Hagglers Corner 07968 822654 Tickets £12.00 or on-line at www.hagglerscorner.co.uk www.wegottickets.com/KeithJames This concert features a sound that is unique. Music from the time in the history of acoustic music that is loved and revered by all, those who were there at the time, through to those who are only just discovering it now in the 21st century. 1969 - 1973; an incredibly golden period of freedom and self expression, intricately imaginative guitar arrangements and a vibe of that has never since been repeated.. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'an absolute must' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio "Master of musical phrasing. A superb songwriter with faultless delivery" Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales. (the on-line ticket sales link is this one) www.wegottickets.com/KeithJames www.keith-james.com www.songsofnickdrake.com

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Mazaika Duo

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An intoxicating blend of Russian Folk and Gypsy songs, Hot Club Jazz,Tango, Gypsy fiddle and Balkan beats . MAZAIKA duo consists of two highly talented, passionate and versatile musicians. Sarah Harrison is a violin virtuoso and improviser. Igor Outkine is a singer and a master accordion player who will perform on his amazing midi accordion which he proudly calls The Chameleon Virtual Orchestra. Igor appears on screen in the feature film "Eastern Promises" (2007) directed by David Cronenberg singing Russian song Dark Eyes. Artists they have worked with include Marc Almond, Facinating Aida, Antonio Forcione, Django Bates and Loyko.

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The Sandy Denny Songbook

on Sun, 9 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Julie July Band perform a selection of songs from the Sandy Denny Songbook, including music from bands such as Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and The Strawbs. Sandy Denny was considered one of the foremost female singer-songwriters of the 1970s. The five piece Julie July Band bring to life her amazing collection of songs including the critically acclaimed "Fotheringay", "Late November", "The Lady", "I'm a Dreamer" and "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" plus other folk favourites such as "Matty Groves", "Listen Listen" and "Gypsy Davey" plus many more

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James Frost And Elise Yuill

on Sun, 9 Aug 2015 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 8:00pm

JAMES FROST and ELISE YUILL Songwriters' Evening A female songwriter from the West, a male songwriter from the East Part of the thriving UK alt-folk scene, James Frost often draws comparison with the romanticism of Nick Drake or the mysticism of Leonard Cohen. His intimate, left-handed guitar picking and dreamlike, pastoral lyrics are quintessentially English and reliably cast a hushed spell over chattering audiences. In the studio, elements of electronica, distortion and sampled sounds are added to his quiet folk to create something all together more modern. James is a graduate of the British Academy of New Music (alongside Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, The Saturdays). His latest EP includes the visceral anthem 'Rolling Thunder' as produced by legendary record producer Clive Langer (David Bowie, Elvis Costello, David Byrne) and the dreamlike title track and lead single 'Nameless', featuring the haunting harmonies of London songwriter Carmody. The single was chosen as one of BBC 6Music Tom Robinson's picks of the week (Fresh Faves) and remixed by popular Russian DJ Loolacoma. Wow, I am very impressed Fred Fellowes, Founder, Secret Garden Party Festival "Nameless. A highly recommended EP - buy it!" - Folk Radio UK "One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, from an artist who has truth running through his veins" - Luke Hannam, from the band Gramme. Note perfect playing and singing from the heart Chris Goreham, BBC Norfolk "Absolutely faultless, a beautiful, self penned song featuring the haunting harmonies of Carmody" David Durrant, Under The Radar Live Sessions Listening to a song of yours and it's beautiful Paper Aeroplanes Elise Yuill With a powerfully emotive voice, which time and again is likened to that of Joan Baez; Devon based Singer-songwriter Elise Yuill is fast becoming a recognised name in the folk world. Her debut EP *'A Thousand Angels' Tears'* was released last autumn, produced by acclaimed artist Howard Jones. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, Elise sings a broad collection of songs from an extensive repertoire of story-telling original material. Songs with raw honest lyrics about life, dreams, people, the environment, love and making the world a better place. This year Elise appeared at Glastonbury festival for the first time on The Small World and Toad Hall stages. Website: http://eliseyuill.com/ Bandcamp: https://eliseyuill.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliseyuillmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/eliseyuill Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/elise-yuill Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eliseyuill

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James Frost And Elise Yuill

on Sun, 9 Aug 2015 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 8:00pm

JAMES FROST and ELISE YUILL Songwriters' Evening A female songwriter from the West, a male songwriter from the East Part of the thriving UK alt-folk scene, James Frost often draws comparison with the romanticism of Nick Drake or the mysticism of Leonard Cohen. His intimate, left-handed guitar picking and dreamlike, pastoral lyrics are quintessentially English and reliably cast a hushed spell over chattering audiences. In the studio, elements of electronica, distortion and sampled sounds are added to his quiet folk to create something all together more modern. James is a graduate of the British Academy of New Music (alongside Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, The Saturdays). His latest EP includes the visceral anthem 'Rolling Thunder' as produced by legendary record producer Clive Langer (David Bowie, Elvis Costello, David Byrne) and the dreamlike title track and lead single 'Nameless', featuring the haunting harmonies of London songwriter Carmody. The single was chosen as one of BBC 6Music Tom Robinson's picks of the week (Fresh Faves) and remixed by popular Russian DJ Loolacoma. Wow, I am very impressed Fred Fellowes, Founder, Secret Garden Party Festival "Nameless. A highly recommended EP - buy it!" - Folk Radio UK "One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, from an artist who has truth running through his veins" - Luke Hannam, from the band Gramme. Note perfect playing and singing from the heart Chris Goreham, BBC Norfolk "Absolutely faultless, a beautiful, self penned song featuring the haunting harmonies of Carmody" David Durrant, Under The Radar Live Sessions Listening to a song of yours and it's beautiful Paper Aeroplanes Elise Yuill With a powerfully emotive voice, which time and again is likened to that of Joan Baez; Devon based Singer-songwriter Elise Yuill is fast becoming a recognised name in the folk world. Her debut EP *'A Thousand Angels' Tears'* was released last autumn, produced by acclaimed artist Howard Jones. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, Elise sings a broad collection of songs from an extensive repertoire of story-telling original material. Songs with raw honest lyrics about life, dreams, people, the environment, love and making the world a better place. This year Elise appeared at Glastonbury festival for the first time on The Small World and Toad Hall stages. Website: http://eliseyuill.com/ Bandcamp: https://eliseyuill.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eliseyuillmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/eliseyuill Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/elise-yuill Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/eliseyuill

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Darren Hanlon

on Sun, 9 Aug 2015 at London The Phoenix Club 7:00pm

Catch Darren Hanlon fresh from his dates supporting Courtney Barnett on her US tour. Darren Hanlon is a folk singer widely known for his lyrical poetry and engagement with diverse audiences, from the far-flung reaches of this country to many other pockets of the greater world, and with the release of his fifth album proper is fast becoming ingrained Australian songwriting royalty. Where Did You Come From? was made during an epic and sometimes perilous adventure in the American south, recording songs in New Orleans, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Clarksdale, with an array of musicians he met along the way. From legend players of popular music Spooner Oldham (Neil Young, Bob Dylan etc), David Hood (Aretha Franklin etc), Howard Grimes (Al Green) to talented unknown buskers and street musicians he just stumbled upon, Hanlon has woven a richly conceived collection of songs steeped in southern Americana, written in his inimitable idiosyncratic style.

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The Coalminers Play At Ronnie Scotts - 9th Aug 2015

on Sun, 9 Aug 2015 at London Ronnie Scott's 8:00pm

Come and join The Coalminers for some New Orleans Funk and Soul on Sunday the 9th of August. Expect funk from The Meters, Rock&Roll classics from Fats Domino, authentic roots of N'Awlins with tunes by Professor Longhair and traditional standards, plus well crafted southern songs from Allen Toussaint and Dr John, as well as some original material penned in the crescent city style. The Coalminers is a band made up of some of the finest musicians working in London, who have recently been working with artists such as Tom Jones, Joss Stone, Dr John, Taylor Swift, Zigaboo Modeliste, Seal and Tim Minchin to name a few.

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The Local Presents The Horse Loom

on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

THE HORSE LOOM Where to start to describe The Horse Loom? The best acoustic guitar player in the country? Maybe. The most unique marriage between British folk music, avant garde guitar playing and punk rock spirit? Certainly. Wonderful? Definitely. Under-rated? You'll have to ask him about that. Northumbrian guitarist and singer Steve Malley would doubtless be extremely embarrassed to read any of these things. That says a lot. Steve played guitar in Crane in the early 90s, whose post-Husker Du take on The Byrds-meets-DC hardcore earned them a deserving reputation as one of the UK's finest live bands. He would go on to play in Kodiak, Four Frame and then most notably The Unit Ama. The Unit Ama existed in direct contrast to their (musical) peers from America. Whereas a cold and cool approach was favoured by the bands from across the pond, The Ama dropped any of this façade and opened themselves and their music to possibilities of accident and misfortune creating a live experience that was truly inspiring. I say with total sincerity that they changed a lot of people's musical outlook forever. The Horse Loom sees Steve take this approach and apply it to his love of folk music. Combining folk structures and melodies with his incredible guitar playing has made The Horse Loom something truly unique. - Chris Summerlin Low Point is proud to present the debut album by The Horse Loom, the name attributed to the solo project of guitarist Steve Malley. Following several years of writing and re-working material in front of audiences up and down the country, the eight songs presented on the album were captured in a single day at First Love Studio, Nottingham by friend and colleague Nick Jonah Davis. Switching between instrumentals that sound as if they have been shaped by the elements, and more 'straightforward' songs, that are in the lineage of classic modern folk artists such as Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and Martin Carthy, the album perfectly captures the immediacy and innovation seen in Steve's compositions. MARKERS DUO Jason Carty - Guitar Jodie Cox - Guitar MARKERS are a guitar duo from London comprising of Jason Carty and Jodie Cox. Collectively, their musical history has seen them as founding members and collaborators with the likes of Narrows, Geiger Counter, Foe, Exes, Rohame, Art of Burning Water and Earth. However, this project is something different. Creating music without voice or rhythm section leaves them very exposed, focusing attention on how each note is wrung or coaxed for optimum emotional expression, and relying heavily on tone, dexterity and structuring. Whilst a review of early guitar influences has bled into their sound, there is an obvious nod to cinema and the effect music has on steering images with sweetness, patience and intensity, both on the screen and in the mind's eye.

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Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Hailing from Prince Edward Island in Canada, The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance. Gordie MacKeeman's thrilling dance style mixed with bluegrass vocals has earnt him the deserved nickname of 'Crazy Legs.'Throw in Peter Cann's blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are a complete entertainment package,old-time roots music- you'll detect heavy influences of bluegrass, western swing and Scottish country dance music. with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by your collar.

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Trembling Bells & Alasdair Roberts

on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

After their exceptional sell out show with Mike Heron this past January, the mighty Trembling Bells return on tour with new album The Sovereign Self, joined on the bill by Scotland's finest singer of traditional songs, Alasdair Roberts.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Undoubtedly one of the most industrious bands on the UK roots circuit, with thousands of touring miles under their collective belts since forming in 2010, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra have deservedly earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or North Eastern Swing as they've memorably coined it. Drawing on an eclectic range of styles and influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, irresistible arrangements and an expanding repertoire of original material; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The band's songs, full of character, satire, and good old fashioned hollerin', are primarily penned by enigmatic front man Rob Heron.

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Caladh Nua

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London The Courtyard Doors Open 7:00pm, LIve Music starts 8:00pm

"Irish Music at its Best"- Danny Matheson, Celtic Music Radio Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience. A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.

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Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

We expect lively vocals and subtle playing from this Sheffield-based fiddle and melodeon couple (Crucible, Melrose Quartet). Their mix of ballads ancient and modern, laments and lullabies, rousing jigs, stomping Morris tunes and haunting Playford airs should have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses.

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Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

We expect lively vocals and subtle playing from this Sheffield-based fiddle and melodeon couple (Crucible, Melrose Quartet). Their mix of ballads ancient and modern, laments and lullabies, rousing jigs, stomping Morris tunes and haunting Playford airs should have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses.

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"the Spinners Legends" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

Icons of the folk scene from the 60's, "HUGHIE JONES & MICK GROVES" are joined as ever by their bass man "Count John McCormick". They are also joined by local performer Keith Price. This is sure to be a well attended concert so you are advised to book early.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

Stripped back intimate folk night at the award winning Coffee House and eatery, The Haberdashery. The meal ticket for this show includes a Mezze Plate with both meat and vegetarian options - Grilled Halloumi or chicken, Lemon Hummous, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Betroot Slaw and Salad (served with bread). Seating is prioritised for meal ticket holders.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

Stripped back intimate folk night at the award winning Coffee House and eatery, The Haberdashery. The meal ticket for this show includes a Mezze Plate with both meat and vegetarian options - Grilled Halloumi or chicken, Lemon Hummous, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Betroot Slaw and Salad (served with bread). Seating is prioritised for meal ticket holders.

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Dick Gaughan

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Playing the Pavilion this August is Scottish musician Dick Gaughan, guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. Having very eclectic tastes, he plays everything from free jazz and rock to country music. He plays most fretted stringed instruments but his natural instrument, and perhaps what he is happiest doing, is acoustic guitar. His greatest musical love is for the ancient traditional Scots ballads. Also know as The Muckle Sangs (the big songs), these are the big story songs which form a substantial part of Scotland's living wealth of traditional song. Known as one of the top folk acts in the UK and renowned worldwide, the Pavilion is delighted to be welcoming Dick Gaughan to the stage.

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Trembling Bells + Special Guest

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30am

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Jack Harris + Kirsty Merryn + Ady Johnson

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- JACK HARRIS: "A Priest of Song" - Anais Mitchell. Jack Harris a South by South-West showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest person to win the Kerville Folk Festival's New Folk Award (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Devon Sproule). Those days are gone, but he still writes literate, critically-acclaimed songs featuring a host of characters and narratives. KIRSTY MERRYN: Kirsty Merryn is a folk singer and songwriter fresh from the depths of the New Forest and transplanted in London. Her soulful vocals and dextrous piano playing lead you to a world of ancient pugilists, impoverished lovers and endless winters. She has been listed on Buzzfeed as a Brilliant British Singer Songwriters to Discover http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/sing-song ADY JOHNSON: Americana UK described Ady Johnson's debut as "Kitchen-sink romanticism worthy of Ray Davies and a bluesy sound filtered through the uniquely English lens of skiffle." Ady's new release 'Thank you for the Good Things' sees him expanding his sound further with the help of award winning producer/instrumentalist Gerry Diver (Tom Robinson, Sam Lee Lisa Knapp).

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Louise Petit

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Louise Petit: With an arsenal of infectious melodies and soul-bearing lyrics, Louise Petit's folk-tinged, alt-pop loveliness moulds the grit of life into stories of hope, happiness and despair. Joined by Russ Sargeant on double bass undulating harmonies and dynamic playing create something unique and distinctive. With Louise's achingly honest words telling the journey of a girl growing to understand some of life's more difficult lessons, her struggles speak to many and are parcelled in an undeniably attractive and engaging performance. Originally from Staffordshire she has played all over the UK in leading regional arts venues, living rooms and theatres as well as getting entire festival tents singing along to her more catchy numbers. This year she is bringing her debut album to new audiences. Music as a floral dress in summer - Americana UK Quite simply these are songs that make you care - Folkwords http://www.louisepetit.com/ www.louisepetit.bandcamp.com www.twitter.com/LouisePetit Little Bird: Stage times (approx) Little Bird 8.15-8.50 Louise Petit 9.20-10.10 Bar open til 11pm serving hot and cold drinks, cake, alcohol and smiles.

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Louise Petit

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Louise Petit: With an arsenal of infectious melodies and soul-bearing lyrics, Louise Petit's folk-tinged, alt-pop loveliness moulds the grit of life into stories of hope, happiness and despair. Joined by Russ Sargeant on double bass undulating harmonies and dynamic playing create something unique and distinctive. With Louise's achingly honest words telling the journey of a girl growing to understand some of life's more difficult lessons, her struggles speak to many and are parcelled in an undeniably attractive and engaging performance. Originally from Staffordshire she has played all over the UK in leading regional arts venues, living rooms and theatres as well as getting entire festival tents singing along to her more catchy numbers. This year she is bringing her debut album to new audiences. Music as a floral dress in summer - Americana UK Quite simply these are songs that make you care - Folkwords http://www.louisepetit.com/ www.louisepetit.bandcamp.com www.twitter.com/LouisePetit Little Bird: Stage times (approx) Little Bird 8.15-8.50 Louise Petit 9.20-10.10 Bar open til 11pm serving hot and cold drinks, cake, alcohol and smiles.

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Vagaband's soulful, rustic approach to their music makes their extraordinary blend of Americana, toe-tapping folk-jazz and soulful rock a unique proposition in an age where music is often presented in a way that is too studied, too knowing and somewhat safe. Their musicianship means that consummate band-leader José McGill can rely on the band for sturdy backing as well as stellar improvisation for the fantastic home-grown repertoire and the inspired cover versions too. The Vagaband are designed to be lapped up in huge gulps by an audience that likes to have all their musical needs satisfied and their dancing shoes cajoled into action as well. They are nigh-on impossible to dislike. Heroes in their home town, walk with them as they take on the world. "The Vagaband - proof that the devil doesn't always have the best tunes...stunning." - Q Magazine

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

As part of our American roots music strand, the Universal Hall is delighted to host Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; the four-piece vocal and string band who created a huge impact when they made their UK debut earlier this year at Shetland Folk Festival. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is something to please all tastes in their live performances passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass.

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

As part of our American roots music strand, the Universal Hall is delighted to host Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; the four-piece vocal and string band who created a huge impact when they made their UK debut earlier this year at Shetland Folk Festival. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is something to please all tastes in their live performances passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass.

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

As part of our American roots music strand, the Universal Hall is delighted to host Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; the four-piece vocal and string band who created a huge impact when they made their UK debut earlier this year at Shetland Folk Festival. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is something to please all tastes in their live performances passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass.

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Sat, 15 Aug 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

In 2013 Chantel became the first female artist to be voted Guitarist of the Year in the history of the British Blues Awards. Recently the legendary Paul Jones announced on his BBC Radio 2 Show that Chantel had again won Guitarist of The Year 2014, and played a track from her 1st album. If you measure an artist's prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel is clearly heading in the right direction: Chantel performed straight after Eric Clapton on the same stage, has been invited by Joe Bonamassa to jam with him on two of his UK tour dates so far, and has also featured alongside Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Albert Lee on a worldwide DVD celebrating 60 years of the Fender Telecaster. As early as 2011 Chantel was invited to contribute a track from her debut album to a compilation of recordings featuring legendary artists like The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and Robert Plant. That same year saw Chantel win the first of five Awards in four consecutive years in the fiercely competitive British Blues Awards: Young Artist of the Year 2011; Female Vocalist of the Year 2012; both Female Vocalist of the Year and Guitarist of the Year 2013; and most recently Guitarist of the Year 2014 for the second time in a row! Don't miss it

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Peter Broderick

on Sat, 15 Aug 2015 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi presents PETER BRODERICK plus support from PWRHAUS Saturday 15th August 2015 Four Bars at Dempseys 8pm / 18+ / £12adv PETER BRODERICK Colours Of The Night, Peter Broderick's first full-length for Bella Union in three years, had a rather odd conception to say the least. The American born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter went along for the ride when invited for a so-called "recording residency" in the small town of Lucerne, Switzerland. Through several memorable concert evenings in the town on various tours, he developed a friendship with some of the locals, who eventually got the idea of inviting Broderick to be a guest of the city for three weeks while recording an album with a backing band of local musicians. All of which was to take place in the studio of Timo Keller, a local producer and engineer known primarily for his involvement in the Swiss hip-hop scene. The album's enticing opening track, 'Red Earth', is streaming here: https://soundcloud.com/bella-union/peter-broderick-red-earth Rewind a few years, back to 2012, which saw the release of Broderick's last album for Bella Union, the ambitioushttp://www.itstartshear.com, recorded over the course of three years by Berlin's producer/pianist extraordinaire Nils Frahm. After spending all that time in the studio, working and reworking to the point of exhaustion, Broderick struggled with the idea of recreating the album on stage, and eventually cancelled all tour plans, ending up in the hospital with a stress-born illness. Struggling to stay healthy and lacking the energy to carry on, Broderick returned to his his native Oregon, where he took a much needed break and slowly started rebuilding his approach toward music and life in general. At this time of respite came the offer from Lucerne. Having always taken pride in playing all of the instruments himself, without anything in the way of a proper rhythm section, Broderick found the idea of working with a backing band intriguing and refreshing. And refreshing it proved! "I arrived with a pile of songs and just sort of watched as they got carried through the filter of this group of musicians who were coming from an entirely different place," says Broderick. "It was exciting to let go a little bit, to simplify and consolidate my own role in the music." Recording all the basic tracks as a live band, they quickly found a groove and lilt that carries throughout the variety of song styles. From the Afro-tinged title track and playful 'One Way', to the doo-wop swing of 'The Reconnection' and rather unclassifiable analogue/digital blend of tracks like 'Red Earth' and 'On Time', Peter Broderick's latest outing sees the well-versed musician truly embracing his surroundings, however foreign they may be, and allowing himself the freedom to be transformed by those surroundings and elevated to new heights in creative expression. Album reviews: The Line of Best Fit - 9/10 // http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/peter-broderick-colours-of-the-night Mojo - 8/10 Clash Music - 8/10 // http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/peter-broderick-colours-of-the-night Telegraph - 4/5 // www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/11558521/Peter-Broderick-Colours-of-the-Night-review-a-light-burning-within-the-darkness.html Uncut - 7/10 Drowned in Sound - 7/10 // http://drownedinsound.com/releases/18770/reviews/4148942 Music OMH - 3.5/5 // http://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/peter-broderick-colours-night The 405 - 6.5/10 // http://www.thefourohfive.com/music/review/peter-broderick-colours-of-the-night-142 PWRHAUS Tonality Star fronts the band PWRHAUS, a seven-piece soul outfit, though for the moment the band may be Portland's best-kept secret. Star will perform solo for this very special evening. Taken together, PWRHAUS sound like Gene Ween at the bottom of the ocean covering the Antlers' tear-jerker Hospice. For a casual listen, they are lush and pretty, just bizarre enough to catch your attention, just poppy enough to hold it, and not particularly saddening-but certainly not classifiable as soul. Save the close listens for a time when you feel like drenching yourself in somebody else's grievous isolation. www.pwrhaus.bandcamp.com www.pwrhausmusic.com ------------------------------------------------- Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @Fizzievents Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is New York City's angriest yodelling banjo player. He started his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, but has since turned to the banjo because that's where the money is. Mr. Eller and his band "The American Circus" have appeared at funerals, horse races, burlesque shows and vaudeville revues. His biggest musical influences are Buster Keaton, Elvis Presley and Abraham Lincoln.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles on your hands. And they are Blazin', in the past decade no other band has quite captured Scottish fiddle music's variety, energy and sensitivity like Blazin' Fiddles have. Like rare single malts, each member of Blazin' Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, aged with the occasional insightful tale, they all come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses. From remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on piano to deliver a musically intoxicating evening for all.

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Pocket Caravan Featuring Bhavini Vyas

on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bhavini Vyas combines the ancient techniques of Indian Classical singing with modern influences from her life growing up in London. Together with Pocket Caravan guitarist Peter Michaels, they have been writing and arranging music for their first album. Tonight they will present the new material, ranging from Indian Ragas to hip-hop influenced arrangements of folk and devotional songs. With her exquisite voice and sensational technical ability, Bhavini's haunting vocals will combine with Peter Michaels' intricate fingerstyle guitar and live looping. Also featuring very special guests.

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Iain Matthews & Egbert Derix

on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Something new - something different! Booked to perform at Cropredy, Iain got in touch asking to play The Greys - clearly, a favourite little venue. Iain Matthews and Egbert Derix have been writing, recording and touring together for almost eight years now, but not over here... With Egbert's keyboards enhancing iain's guitar, Iain claims it's the best musical partnership he's ever had. The pair have an uncanny balance of joy and musicality between them on stage. The culmination of two years worth of writing and a brave leap forward in both sound and composition for the duo, their second album together, "In the now ", was released in the USA in February 2014, on the Omnivore label. Featuring nine stunning new songs, including 'Pebbles In The Road', an autobiographical epic, described recently as Matthew's 'My Way'. www.iainmatthews.nl www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Deuair

on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Deuair is Elsa Davies and Ceri Owen-Jones: fiddle, harp & two voices. Deuair (pron. day-ire) is literally 'two words', an old Welsh poetic form and measure. They have been playing as a duo since 2012, learning tunes from fellow musicians and old manuscripts, for listening and dancing. Their intent is to play and interpret rare historical material from their own research and, in their own way, try to bring to life a lost sound world of Welsh traditional music for people today.

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Attic Folk Sessions ~ Lost Tuesday Society ~ Asktrakan Project ~ Jim Ghedi

on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

Attic Folk Sessions​ ~ every third Monday of the month ~ 10 Feet Tall​ What's in store for August 17th? Lost Tuesday Society​ Six piece from Swansea, mixing ingredients from folk, psychedelia, rock, blues, jazz, indie and trip-hopish into a beautiful pie for your ears to eat. "Amazing harmonies, accomplished musicianship and just the right amount of odd. A knock-out set." Nozstock Festival, 2012. Astrakan Project​ Where ancient Breton legends magically merge with soulful and dark rock energy. Travelling from Brittany with a heavily celtic sound, Astrakan Project will be bringing something not yet heard at Attic Folk! Jim Ghedi​ Jim Ghedi explores finger-style experimental Guitar composition, with a wide repertoire of influences ranging from african music, jazz and eastern european folklore he has crafted his style of playing working heavily in rhythmic phrasing as well as melodic & harmonic experimentation. £3 advance tickets £4 on the door 7.30pm onwards / 10 Feet Tall​

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Peter Broderick

on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7:30pm

We're delighted to be bringing Peter Broderick back to Manchester this time performing solo. Peter-Broderick-Burgess-Foundation-Manchester Colours Of The Night, Peter Broderick's first full-length for Bella Union in three years, had a rather odd conception to say the least. The American-born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter went along for the ride when invited for a so-called 'recording residency' in the small town of Lucerne, Switzerland. Through several memorable concert evenings in the town on various tours, he developed a friendship with some of the locals, who eventually got the idea of inviting Broderick to be a guest of the city for three weeks while recording an album with a backing band of local musicians. All of which was to take place in the studio of Timo Keller, a local producer and engineer known primarily for his involvement in the Swiss hip-hop scene. Rewind a few years, back to 2012, which saw the release of Broderick's last album for Bella Union, the ambitious http://www.itstartshear.com, recorded over the course of three years by Berlin's producer/pianist extraordinaire Nils Frahm. After spending all that time in the studio, working and reworking to the point of exhaustion, Broderick struggled with the idea of recreating the album on stage, and eventually cancelled all tour plans, ending up in the hospital with a stress-born illness. Struggling to stay healthy and lacking the energy to carry on, Broderick returned to his his native Oregon, where he took a much-needed break and slowly started rebuilding his approach toward music and life in general. At this time of respite came the offer from Lucerne. Having always taken pride in playing all of the instruments himself, without anything in the way of a proper rhythm section, Broderick found the idea of working with a backing band intriguing and refreshing. And refreshing it proved! 'I arrived with a pile of songs and just sort of watched as they got carried through the filter of this group of musicians who were coming from an entirely different place,' says Broderick. 'It was exciting to let go a little bit, to simplify and consolidate my own role in the music.' Recording all the basic tracks as a live band, they quickly found a groove and lilt that carries throughout the variety of song styles. From the Afro-tinged title track and playful One Way, to the doo-wop swing of The Reconnection and rather unclassifiable analogue/digital blend of tracks like Red Earth and On Time, Peter Broderick's latest outing sees the well-versed musician truly embracing his surroundings, however foreign they may be, and allowing himself the freedom to be transformed by those surroundings and elevated to new heights in creative expression. Tour support comes from Portland's PWRHAUS. This show takes place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, a charity that encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess, the late novelist (best known for A Clockwork Orange), poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The foundation, situated just off Oxford Road, features a fully licensed cafe-bar and an engine room, which will host this concert.

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The Stray Birds

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors @ 7pm. Music from 7.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW IS BEING HELD AT OUR ALTERNATIVE HOME FOR THE EVENING, GREEN NOTE @ CECIL SHARP HOUSE: Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Road London NW1 7AY DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. Seating is unreserved and allocated on a first come first served basis. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Stray Birds are one of the hottest bands to emerge from the US roots music circuit in recent times. Ever since they took America by storm in 2013 having ended the previous year with this accolade in the country's NPR Music Awards: "One of the top ten Folk/Americana albums of the year," they have continued to build a solid fan base from a steady touring schedule and appearances at some of the biggest Stateside festivals. When their last CD was finally released on this side of the Atlantic, it went straight to the Number 3 slot on the hugely-influential Euro Americana Chart and won them widespread praise from many of the top writers and radio presenters. Reviewing the album for AmericanaUK, leading contributor Jeremy Searle awarded it a 9/10 rating and concluded: "Acoustic, simple, marvellous writing, superlative playing, it really is astounding. If you have an ounce of interest in Americana then you really should get this album now and let The Stray Birds become your new favourite band...because they will be." Since that time, the band went on to make a serious impact on this side of the Atlantic too, winning invitations to play at events such as Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival and Tonder Festival in Denmark. With the release of the new album, Best Medicine, the trio continues to impress. The CD has won them even more praise from the critics and much radio exposure from presenters such as Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 who has declared himself a fan. "When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "A band that's destined for Global success" - No Depression "Their gigs will be some of the must-see events of the year" - Maverick magazine

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Krar Collective + Kiran Leonard + Jerkcurb

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at London The Courtyard 7:30pm

It's Dig That Treasure!'s second birthday! Come and celebrate with an evening of world class music, from the streets of South London to the markets of Addis Ababa. Krar Collective Led by Temesgen Zeleke, a former student of Ethio-Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke, Krar Collective are a trio who make a unique spin on traditional Ethiopian sounds. Massively versatile, their songs are one minute slow and serenading, the next fast and funky. The simple set up of krar, percussion and vocals may seem minimal but the sound is huge and often, in spirit, punk! Charming, engaging and hypnotically groovy, their live performances have been hailed by The Guardian, Time Out and many more. It is a real privilege to have Krar Collective perform. Kiran Leonard With his next record Grapefruit on the horizon and a series of dates at the UK's best festivals (End of the Road, Green Man, among others), Kiran Leonard is on his way to big things. Contributor and close friend of Dig That Treasure!, Kiran's sound brings together similar musical corners to what DTT strives for, combining Frank Zappa, Van Dyke Parks and Alèmayèhu Eshèté to make music that is at once obscure and accessible. His records are tirelessly inventive and intricately arranged, combining orchestral instruments, electronics and everyday household objects to create a frantic and full sound. This time round Kiran will be playing a stripped back - but equally as effective - solo set. Jerkcurb London based artist Jerkcurb describes his creations as "guitar music for squids". Combining no-wave, ambient music and easy-listening, Jacob Read makes songs that belong in sci-fi films, elevators and ocean beds. His influences spread far and wide, drawing on everyone from the likes of Ween and R. Stevie Moore to Joe Meek and Scott Walker. Jerkcurb is one of the most exciting musicians in London at this moment.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Woodburner Presents .... The Turbans

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 8:00am

Summer for The Turbans means shows galore - on huge festival stages, in tiny tents, boats, living rooms, vans. Probably planes as well. The most important thing is this: wherever they are, that's where the tunes are hottest. We've got them for their only East London show this summer, and they're going to rock our little socks off deep in the depths of the English summer. With members including Bulgarian superstar Miroslav Morski, Razorlight bassist Fred Stitz, violin virtuoso Darius Thompson and social superguru Oshan Mahony, The Turbans play with a unique flair that never fails to ignite the crowd into a state of ecstatic dance euphoria. Playing repertoire from all over Eastern Europe and the Middle East; it's a twisted sort of Balkan rock n roll that leaps from heartbreaking lyricism to pounding beats with the stike of a cymbal. Having hosted them at Woodburner countless times over the years, we love The Turbans as much as anyone, and we can't wait to host them at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, with great sound and all the summer vibes. Tickets £10 adv / £12.50 on the door

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Anna Shannon

on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Scarborough's Anna Shannon has forged a national reputation since winning Radio York's Song for Yorkshire contest in 2006. Blessed with a stunning voice, she's a prolific and versatile songwriter, deeply inspired by the natural and human worlds around her, also a talented multi-instrumentalist and a polished, engaging performer.

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Anna Shannon

on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Scarborough's Anna Shannon has forged a national reputation since winning Radio York's Song for Yorkshire contest in 2006. Blessed with a stunning voice, she's a prolific and versatile songwriter, deeply inspired by the natural and human worlds around her, also a talented multi-instrumentalist and a polished, engaging performer.

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The Magic Lantern + Alabaster Deplume + Wilf Merttens

on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Magic Lantern + Alabaster Deplume + Wilf Merttens The Magic Lantern The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe. With an immediately arresting voice that has been compared to Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley and a unique guitar style that takes elements of folk fingerpicking, Flamenco and West African music, his the songs sound deceptively simple at first but open up to reveal a warmth, humour and wisdom that mark The Magic Lantern out as an artist with a unique songwriting voice. "Excellent, intriguing and compelling, a man to watch" -The Guardian "Something very, very special" - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music www.the-magic-lantern.co.uk Alabaster Deplume Saxophonist and songwriter Angus Fairbairn (Alabaster DePlume) is joined in his theatrical presentation of music and verse by Jamie Doe (The Magic Lantern) on piano/keys. Their set centres around communication, both between their two personalities, and between the contrasting characters of the vocal and instrumental material. Part Leonard Cohen, part jazz saxophonist and something of the Ivor Cutler He has written some of my favourite songs, says Daniel Green of LAISH. http://www.alabasterdeplume.com/ Wilf Merttens Wilf Merttens is an award winning storyteller and poet. He has made it his business to collect the little ribbons and cut offs of stories that gather in old men's sock drawers and obscure chat rooms. He mixes them up with his dirty finger in an old jar until they make a dark and childish syrup. http://www.wilfmerttens.co.uk/

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Jesse Harris

on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 at London Surya 7:30pm

Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of artists from all over the world. He has been making records since the mid 90s, when he started in the group Once Blue on EMI Records. It was his first experience writing for another singer, lead vocalist, Rebecca Martin. Combining folk, jazz and pop, the group defined a direction for Harris and was also notable for featuring the guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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The Rosellys

on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Rosellys are a five piece Americana band based in Bristol. Regular tours to America clearly influence their song writing and live performances with close comparisons made to artists such as Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings to name a few. Rebecca and Simon Rosellys have been part of the UK roots scene for a number of years, their live shows and two duo albums garnering deserved praise from musicians, critics and audiences alike. On September 7th The Rosellys will be releasing a new album, The Granary Sessions, on the UK independent label Clubhouse Records (Case Hardin, Redlands Palomino Company, Cale Tyson, amongst others). The album, recorded and co-produced in their home studio 'The Granary' by Alex Elton-Wall, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of acclaimed UK alt country band Redlands Palomino Company, is their first full band release, taking the band to an exciting new level. The Rosellys will be playing a number of UK festivals this year including Maverick, Truck, Tingestock and Secret Garden Party and a full UK/USA Album launch Tour from August to October. "From genial acoustic country to contemporary bluegrass to thoughtful balladry and cajun, The Rosellys play music that's best described as Americana good 'n' true" (Folk n Roots)

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The Others - Farewell

on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

Sad to say, The Others are coming to the end of the road, but happily they have chosen to do so here, at their second home having first appeared here in 1964 as a bunch of fresh faced young men. Their music has certainly stood the test of time with their mix of classic R&B and soul covers alongside self penned new material. This will be the last opportunity to see them in the UK, although they will be off for a short tour Croatia after this gig.

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Helter Skelter Presents: A Fizzing Night Of Klezmer And Balkan Song By L'chaim Kapelye

on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Folklore Presents .. With Sun

on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at London Gallery Cafe 7:45pm

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Debby Mcclatchy: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

If you like full-blooded American old-time music, this one's for you! Debby started life in San Francisco, but has spent most of her adult years in the Appalachian Mountains. With her father's roots in Ulster, and her mother family tree going back to Thomas Jefferson's family, she had a diverse musical heritage of Carter family songs, vaudeville songs, and a bit of yodelling too! All this underpins Debby's deep knowledge and respect for the origins of the music she makes, and her powerful songwriting and occasional use of contemporary material are rooted in her ingrained sense of the traditional forms. She has been regularly touring in Britain and Europe since the late '60s, and is recognised as one of the finest frailed banjo players. Her combination of good-time, old-time banjo, glorious singing - with occasional outbreaks of mountain fiddling and freestyle Appalachian stepping has made her a favourite at clubs and festivals. As one reviewer said, her music is full of authentic down-home intimacy and warmth, honesty and simplicity; heart-warming and profoundly nostalgic, yet never emptily or falsely sentimental, and invigorating as a breath of fresh, pure Appalachian mountain air. This may be one of the last opportunities to see this wonderful lady in the U.K., so don't miss the chance!

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Paddy O'brien

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 8:00pm

Paddy O'Brien is a renowned Irish country music singer. Hailing from County Waterford, Paddy has been involved in country music from a young age, playing pubs and venues around his home in Aglish before going on to form his first band The Strangers in 1972. Much wider recognition and acclaim followed in the 80s and 90s as a solo performer, releasing several albums and seeing him tour Nashville as an established country performer, a reputation he has maintained to this day with a loyal following of country music fans.

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Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Princetown St Michael and All Angels 7:00pm

An evening of musical entertainment from the renowned Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir, who love to share the joy of song in the traditions of the beautiful Tamar Valley. Proceeds to Princetown Church towards efficient heating for their Tor Royal Lane building. Refreshments by Princetown Women's' Institute (for their funds).

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Maurice Dickson & Catherine Ashcroft

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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The Stray Birds

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Belfast Black Box 8:30pm

Moving on Music is delighted to welcome back 'The Stray Birds' after their sell out Black Box performance last year. The Pennsylvanian three-piece are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit, since taking America by storm in 2013. Two years on then they have gone on to win a huge fanbase, following triumphant appearances at major festivals around the world including Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Lauded by fans and critics, The Stay Birds can be found on many 'End of Year' round-ups, 'Albums of the Year' and 'Not to Miss' lists. It's their live performances however where they really come into their own. All three members sing lead, with Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven both playing fiddle and guitar, and Charles Muench on upright bass. Their harmonies and interplay are bewildering, creating a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Their latest album 'Best Medicine' has been winning even more praise with the likes of Bob Harris of Radio 2 telling them to expect a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom after declaring himself a huge fan. With their eclectic song selection, incredible musicianship, and glorious close harmonies, the Pennsylvania trio fully merit the overused, but seldom appropriate must see tag. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A band that's destined for Global success No Depression Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. NPR Music

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The Stray Birds

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Belfast Black Box 8:30pm

Moving on Music is delighted to welcome back 'The Stray Birds' after their sell out Black Box performance last year. The Pennsylvanian three-piece are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit, since taking America by storm in 2013. Two years on then they have gone on to win a huge fanbase, following triumphant appearances at major festivals around the world including Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Lauded by fans and critics, The Stay Birds can be found on many 'End of Year' round-ups, 'Albums of the Year' and 'Not to Miss' lists. It's their live performances however where they really come into their own. All three members sing lead, with Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven both playing fiddle and guitar, and Charles Muench on upright bass. Their harmonies and interplay are bewildering, creating a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Their latest album 'Best Medicine' has been winning even more praise with the likes of Bob Harris of Radio 2 telling them to expect a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom after declaring himself a huge fan. With their eclectic song selection, incredible musicianship, and glorious close harmonies, the Pennsylvania trio fully merit the overused, but seldom appropriate must see tag. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A band that's destined for Global success No Depression Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. NPR Music

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Jez Lowe @ Aston Village Hall

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Aston Aston & Cote Village Hall 7:30pm

All Profit in aid of the Aston & Cote Village Hall Jez Lowe- Sony Academy Award Winning Songwriter from County Durham Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk awards, following the success of his album JACK COMMON'S ANTHEM the previous year. Jez Lowe is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Nominee for 'Best Original Song' for The Pitmen Poets and 'Folksinger of the Year'. Parking & Bar & Refreshments Tickets £10.00

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Savannah Fundraiser

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Hull O'Rileys 7:30pm

Playing music from Movie and 70s and 80s music

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Intrigue In Tangiers

on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Roger Hill and Mel Jones are Intrigue in Tangiers, a sophisticated songwriting partnership and an articulate acoustic band. Lifelong friends who share a passion for everything guitar, Roger and Mel write songs that are characterised by interweaving guitars, confident rhythms and captivating musical melodies overlaid by thought provoking lyrics, sung with depth and emotion. Roger and Mel both play guitar and both sing. The live sound is confident and dynamic and often described as 'surprisingly full for an acoustic duo'. Roger and Mel describe Intrigue in Tangiers as "two guys playing guitars performing self penned songs" everyone else says it's so much more. Intrigue in Tangiers will be performing songs from their 9 studio albums alongside new songs scheduled for future release.

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Adam Holmes And The Embers

on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.15pm/Show starts at 8pm

Hotly-tipped Edinburgh singer/songwriter Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn's strum and sting, laced with a slice of Paolo Nutini soul and a touch of traditional folk. The 24-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana. A finalist in the 2009 Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also a nominee for Best Newcomer at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and a nominee for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scottish Traditional Music Awards. His debut album Heirs and Graces was produced by John Wood (producer of Nick Drake, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and Pink Floyd amongst many others) and reached number 5 in the iTunes chart. It was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and for a Scottish Traditional Music Award in the same year in the Best Album category. 2014 saw live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Folk Show and BBC Radio 3's World on 3 programme, festival appearances (including a prestigious Showcase slot at the Cambridge Folk Festival), sell-out gigs throughout the UK and songs from the album have received national and international radio airplay. Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals and this year they have already played a sell-out show at Glasgow's Tron Theatre as part of Celtic Connections, filmed a live performance at Celtic for broadcast later this year on BBC Television and have been booked for the famous Tonder Festival in Denmark. Website www.adamholmesandtheembers.com

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De Fuego

on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- De Fuego is a sensational guitar duo, who play energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music. They gained reputation in the summer festivals with their upbeat passionate sound and percussive guitar techniques. In 2014 they performed at 17 festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden party, Sziget fesztival (HU), and Shambala. They recently ran a successful kickstarter campaign to release their second album, and are currently recording in the studio. "De Fuego are just something else. Totally humble and unassuming as individuals, but don't let this deceive you! From the second the first pluck hits the airwaves you're swept away with their passion" efestivals.co.uk "Their entertainment value can be likened to two polite boxers shadow-sparring or two tango dancers who have swallowed something and allowed their lower halves to go off and do the St. Vitus reel. This is spectacle" Songlines magazine

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Nominated for two 2014 Canadian Folk Music awards, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a young bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio celebrating the music of the Irish, Acadien, French & Maritime cultures. Known for a rare musicality and for Integrating modern & world rhythms with traditional & original tunes, they create a fiery, contagious & unique sound that has them touring throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Having the time of their lives immersed in the music they love, hailing for the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, Jesse Périard and brothers Rowen and Caleb Gallant seemingly ignite onstage as Ten Strings And A Goat Skin. Rooted in the traditional, members of this award winning trio celebrate the music of the Irish and Francophone cultures they share, infuse their original compositions and traditional standard tunes with modern and world rhythms and interpretations to create an infectious energy and unique sound that speaks to all ages.Building on a base of much loved traditional Maritime music with a good dose of originality, innovation and humour, the band grabs both French and English audience right from the first note. They easily connect with their listeners while they create an atmosphere that is pure fun.Milestones saw the group making waves on both English and Francophone venues at the 2011 and 2012 ECMAs and their début bilingual album, TRI, was awarded MUSIC PEI's 2012 Roots Traditional Recording of the Year and was nominated for the 2012 ECMA Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year. Ever traveling further afield, the group was nominated for Music PEI's 2013 SpinCount Touring Artists of the Year.

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Anna Rest Easy @ The Bedford:

on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 at London The Bedford 7.30pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Southbound

on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

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Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Mike Vernon & the Mighty Combo Legendary (blues) music producer Mike Vernon (everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Rod Stewart, from Focus to David Bowie, from John Mayall to Eric Clapton, blah, blah,blah) has a new live project he is fronting up. Known as Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo the band feature some of the most noted players on the UK scene, namely :- Geraint Watkins - vocal/piano (Van Morrison, Status Quo, Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, Nick Lowe) West Weston - vocal/harmonica (Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson, Mud Morganfield) Martin Winning - tenor sax (Van Morrison, Mike Sanchez, Tanita Tikaram) Paul Garner - guitar (Paul Garner Band, Lazy Lester, West Weston's Bluesonics) Ian Jennings - upright bass (Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant) Mike Hellier - drums (Sherman Robertson, Mud Morganfield, James Hunter) They will be opening their uk tour at Worthing Pier southern pavilion on Wednesday 26th August This is a show not to miss with the lads playing Driving Rhythm & Blues with a Rockin Boogie Woogie Beat

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Ryley Walker And His Band

on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 at Paddock Wood The Olive Stores 8:00pm

Ryley is a 24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Nick Drake and Bert Jansch, he has released two studio albums and visits us with his band as part of a month-long European tour. With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch... With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley's Starsailor; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm. Primrose Green is disorientating, casting new light on modes you thought you knew well. Wherever there are familiar elements, Walker and his excellent, jazzy band take them to new placesIt's like returning home after a long journey away. Glad in some ways to be back, but irrevocably changed for the better by the experience. UNCUT 9/10 Live music from 8.30pm

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The Migrant

on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... The Migrant (solo) Danish­/Texan explorer ready with new album... Moniker of Denmark songwriter Bjarke Bendtsen and the varying collection of musicians he cobbles together, The Migrant wanders through folk­pop tunes with an elastic, psychedelic haze. After two internationally recognized albums, Amerika (2011) and Beads (2013), new LP Flood douses with broader instrumentation and more power, while maintaining Bendtsen's meditative and lulling high trill and hypnotic, finger­picked guitar. Traveling through the States Bendtsen fell in love with Austin, Texas and he's been coming back to Austin regularly since then. While backed by fellow Copenhageners on his European tours he has a group of Austinites to back him in the States. Overseas The Migrant has supported Kurt Vile and played SXSW and CMJ Festival and in Denmark lately supported Villagers, Wild Child and The White Album.

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Taste Of Americana

on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 at Cardiff Gwdihw 8:00pm

Let's run away together... on the 26th August, it's a way away from pay day, so make sure you save a few of your pennies. With live Americana music and only £3 in advance or 4 on the door! So let's pretend, we aren't skint or here!

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Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance. Tom Power, host of Deep Roots on CBC, recently called the Rhythm Boys his "Best Discovery Band" at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. If ever someone deserved the nickname 'Crazy Legs', it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann's blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an unforgettable live experience. Within months of forming the Rhythm Boys and releasing their self-titled debut CD in 2011, the band had received two Music PEI awards for Roots/Traditional Group of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year, and were nominated for Roots/Traditional Group Recording at the 2011 ECMAs. The Rhythm Boys were voted the 2011 Music PEI Showcase Artist of the Year, chosen by music industry visiting delegates at Showcase PEI. Since then, they've secured two international tours in 2012 - one to New England in May and one to the UK in July. These lads from PEI have taken their great musical skill and love for the repertoire and added engaging, sometimes jaw-dropping, stagecraft and showmanship. Man for man there may not be a better roots band playing in Canada today. Booking them was a no-brainer. Matthew Large, Montreal's Folk Festival on the Canal. Gordie and the boys began touring the UK in 2012 and have returned twice a year since, making a hug impact wherever they go and building a loyal following. What promoters say: 'I had the absolute pleasure in MCing Gordie and His Rhythm Boys at Southwell on Sunday. Wow, wow, wow!!!!.' Terry Walden, Ely Folk Festival 'What a fab gig - so many positive comments from people there - even the sound crew were saying it's one of the best gigs they've seen. Thank you!' Chris Pentney, Sage Gateshead 'I have never had so many people come up to me and praise a performance afterwards.' Michael Cainen, The Pound, Corsham 'Gordie and the boys went down a storm tonight...what a show and they are so delightful!'' Carolyn Paterson, Tolbooth, Stirling 'So glad that I got in there last year and managed to book Gordie and the guys. What a show. Tent was packed and crowd roaring for more. These guys are just fantastic, but I don't need to tell you that. Perfect for Hebcelt. Thanks for getting them up here.' Caroline McLennan, Heb Celt Festival www.gordiemackeeman.com

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Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road 7:45pm

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Rita Payne Live At The Shop Sessions

on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 at Sandbach The Cycle Junction 7:30pm

We are very excited to be welcoming the unquestionably awesome duo Rita Payne for the August Shop Session. Having already seen the duo live on their tour earlier this year we can guarantee you will be in for an audible treat. Acoustic Foot-Stompers Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, The L-Fest 2014 award winners use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. As if that isn't enough we have the Grateful Fred ukulele Trio to kicks things off. It's all lining up to be another top night at the Shop Sessions

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An Exmoor Garland With Umber Music

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at Porlock Village Hall 7.30pm

Tom and Barbara Brown return to Porlock with an evening of songs and stories

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Tribute To Jj Cale - Steve Morrison All Stars

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) 7:00pm

By popular demand. Bank holiday special - Booze & Blues Festival. Steve Morrison band including Alan Glen.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring 'guitar Star' Adrian Nation

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live for August 2015 sees the return of Adrian Nation, back at the View Two after impressing everyone with his support slot last year. Adrian was recently seen on the Sky Arts programme Guitar Star. He was picked for the heats from the thousands that applied to take part, and was one of only four guitarists across the UK to make it through the auditions to the acoustic heats where he took part in a masterclass with Rodrigo y Gabriela before performing at London's Bush Hall. Joining Adrian on the night will be local performer Sophie Anderson, plus FABIA. Tickets are £5 in advance (+50p booking fee) or £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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The West African Blues Project

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drinking Moroccan mint tea in a London's Moroccan café is not guaranteed to result in the creation and production of a world-class West African blues album, unless you happen to be Modou Touré and Ramon Goose. In which case, drinking mint tea goes to a whole new level: The West African Blues Project. The West African Blues Project is a new collaboration between Senegalese vocalist Modou Touré and Brit blues maestro Ramon Goose that came together relatively effortlessly. In Ramon's own words: 'I was struck by Modou as a very quiet, humble and polite young man, yet when he is on stage - he's the opposite! At our first meeting I played him some of my musical ideas; we both laughed as he instantly felt at home and started singing some wonderful ideas to the music I had come up with.' Touré's vocals glide effortlessly over Ramon's masterfully placed guitar blues riffs in the outstanding track We Walk in the Sahara, in which Touré's vocals transport one into and over the vast and ever-changing dune landscape of the Saharan desert, in which one wrong turn could be fatal.

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Mudcats Blues Trio

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

having taken Germany by storm, the Mudcats will be kickin' ass at The Honey Bee Club, with their own brand of electric blues. Keepin' it real in the 21st century ! Support from the americana of Ash Gray, and The Black Thunder Revue.

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Ryley Walker

on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

Ryley Walker is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Having kicked around Chicago's experimental free and noise music scene for several years, Ryley recently turned to a folk-rock sound inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley and Bert Jansch. The result is All Kinds of You, a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain (guitarist/keyboardist in Cave). The album was released by Tompkins Square (James Blackshaw, Hiss Golden Messenger, Michael Chapman, William Tyler) in April 2014. Ryley's second long-player was released on Dead Oceans (Bowerbird, Califone, Phosphorescent) this March. Primrose Green begins near where All Kinds of You leaves off but quickly pushes far afield. The title sounds pastoral and quaint, but the titular green has dark hallucinogenic qualities, as does much of the LP. 'With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, The West Wind comes from Walker's first widely available release, a three-song 12. With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley's Starsailor; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm' NPR Music 'Because he plays guitar so damn well, it's tempting to lump Ryley Walker in with the growing number of pickers and strummers like William Tyler and Steve Gunn. That comparison isn't too far off either, especially if you want to use a phrase like post-American Primitive. But Walker counts himself a Chicagoan, so it's equally apt to align him with local post-rock outfits like Tortoise and the Sea & Cake' Pitchfork

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Luke Daniels

on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Luke Daniels is a master melodeon player with De Dannan, Riverdance, Ian Anderson, Cara Dillon, soloist on The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit soundtracks and has featured on countless albums. The release of his debut songs album, What's Here What's Gone, playing guitar, banjo and piano last year was met with a few raised eyebrows to say the least. Initial surprise, turned to heaped praise and glowing reviews in support of his voice, the quality of his songwriting and his central philosophy that value springs from what we have in common rather than what we can achieve as individuals. Really exceptional musicianship and a relaxed genuine stage persona have also helped him secure solo main stage appearances at festivals this year including How The Light Gets In (Music and Philosophy Festival in Hay on Wye), Kate Rusby's new Underneath the Stars festival and Towersey Folk Festival. www.lukedanielsmusic.com Exceptional songwriting (Songlines Magazine ****) A new force to reckon with (The Guardian ****) Intense and poetical (R2 Magazine ****) A master melodeon player (Mark Radcliffe's Folk Programme BBC Radio 2)

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Big Mandrake

on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre 7:30pm

Their last gig has become a night of legend, ska punk rock with a tinge of Latin, we're very excited to be welcoming back Big Mandrake all the way from Caracas, Venezuela! Supporting are everyone's favourite punky folky foxy lads, Foxes Faux!

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Mike Sweeney & Paddy O'hare With The Collective "roots Evening"

on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 at SaddleworthThe Swan, Dobcross 6:00pm

Mike Sweeney and Paddy O'Hare are two musicians who've come together to write, record and perform their own interpretation of 'Roots' music. Taking their cues from The Blues, Country, Folk, Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and influences from the likes of Elmore James through to Woodie Guthrie, Mike and Paddy use a mix of acoustic and retro-electric guitars, harmonica, banjo, mandolin and Cajon to produce a unique amalgam of them all. Playing live as a five piece group known as Mike Sweeney & Paddy O'Hare with The Collective, their Walking Down The Line debut EP of original songs was released as a sold out limited run of 200 CDs in 2013. Also on ITunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other good online stockists to coincide with the release of the Official Music Video of (I'm A) Walking Down The Line on 23 August 2013 via Pistol Snapper Records Ltd. MIKE SWEENEY previously found success with punk outfit The Salford Jets in 1977 with minor hits Inc' : Gina I've Got A Cortina and Their Top 75 hit in 1980 Who You Looking At, and has spent more that thirty years as a radio DJ, arriving at his new home BBC Radio Manchester in 2014. PADDY O'HARE first took to the stage aged two eventually trading his cornet in for his first guitar (given to him by his Uncle Kevin Neill of 60s hit band The Karl Denver Trio) and by the noughties playing such venues as: The Cavern Club - Liverpool, and Manchester Academy to rave reviews for his vocals and guitar work; "Particular note to Paddy there, the lead guitar was terrific!" (Andy Crane. BBC Radio). After practising and writing some songs together in Paddy's front room, the pair who had previously worked together at 106.1 Rock Radio, began performing as a duo in May 2012. Mike and Paddy encouraged by the positive feedback began recording their EP. This eventually lead to the formation of MIKE SWEENEY & PADDY O'HARE with THE COLLECTIVE consisting of Mike (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica), Paddy (Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar), Matt Jones (Vocals/Mandolin/Banjo/Guitar/Harmonica), Dave WIlliams (Bass) and Phil Grainger (Drums). The band built their reputation during 2013 leading to support slots with Ginger Baker, Bill Wyman, Wishbone Ash and db Band (Ex-Supergrass), plus successful sets at Mockfest (to 5000 people), Great British R & B Festival - Colne, Ramsbottom Festival, Diggle Blues Festival, Headlander Festival, and Holmfirth Picturedrome, plus live sessions on Real Radio XS and BBC Radio Lancashire. Supported by MAYBE FRANK Maybe Frank are a Manchester-based acoustic duo, priding themselves on their song-writing and close harmonies.

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Roxy Rawson

on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Like Tom's Diner crossed with Nellie McKay. Gorgeous minimal percussion and her joy shine bright. You can't help but revel in the creativity of Ms Rawson's occasionally wild, sometimes tender composition' Planet Sound Falling squarely into the anti-folk category by way of a manipulated, punk-y violin, Roxy Rawson has been a cult presence on the Parisian and London music scenes with her unique blend of impish violin vocals and classical/ jazz influence. Now based in San Francisco Bay and ready to release her long awaited full length debut album, this is a singer songwriter whose flair for the alternative demands the world's attention. Born into a Mormon community in Hitchin, UK, she was introduced to music through Church hymns, but first found her feet in Paris where she studied violin and piano. Surrounding herself with local jazz performers, she joined several orchestras and spent much of her time studying classical and baroque styles of music. Rawson found her own voice however, developing a unique vocal style through singing 'jumping jazz intervals' on the streets of the French capital. She also joined an African Choir, adding yet another multi-cultural layer to her sound. Titled 'Quenching the Kill', Roxy's full length album is being released after a period of ill health and charts her journey from the darkness and confusion of losing her life as she knew it, to recovery and hope for the future. It strives for authenticity in the face of muted creativity. It is a brave and beguiling look at Roxy's desire for emotional honesty in an industry in which emotional vulnerability has often been supplanted by commercialized sentiment. Like previous material, 'Quenching the Kill' draws from deeply personal sentiment, while maximizing on Roxy's diverse musical heritage. The results are as playful as they are savage, interjecting string arrangements with driving rhythm, dramatic yearning and a woozy beauty. www.roxyrawson.com

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Sheesham & Lotus & Son

on Tue, 1 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They are renowned as one of the hottest and most entertaining old-time bands on the circuit, delivering visual delights as much as a virtual musical kick up the pants. The UK's fRoots magazine, has raved about them as wondrous old-time stylists a modern-day Mississippi Sheiks and, reviewing one of their legendary 'live' performances, Maverick magazine said simply: Hugely entertaining they stole the show! They made their first ever trip over the Atlantic to appear as one of the main visiting acts at Denmark's mammoth Tonder Festival last year and went down so well they got an immediate invitation back in 2015. After making their UK debut, the reviews were glowing. A delicious brew and all in all a lovely, inspiring and slightly manic treat, said fRoots magazine, while BBC Radio 3 World on 3 presenter Mary Ann Kennedy said they were the first Americana band in a long time that's really made me sit up and pay attention. Cerys Matthews at BBC Radio 6 urged everyone to catch them if you can, while top music writer Jeremy Searle added: Authenticity' is a much over-used, abused and misunderstood term but these three ooze it!

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The Deslondes

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7.30pm

Hailed by NPR as 'deft assemblers of a sound that traverses decades and styles with humble grace', New Orleans band The Deslondes mine from the rich history of American music to craft their compelling and wholly unique eponymous debut album, due 9 June on New West Records. Co-produced by the band and in-demand producer Andrija Tokic (Benjamin Booker, Alabama Shakes) at his Nashville studio, the songs are influenced by classic soul, rock & roll, R&B, folk, roots, country, swamp-boogie, honky-tonk and pre-war music, and introduce a collective of gifted singer-songwriters with a deep love for the past and a palpable passion for the present. 'They manage to resurrect a lost sound,' exclaimed Rolling Stone in their 20 Reasons To Love This Year preview, adding, 'Stax and Sun records are distinct touch points, as are upright-bass-driven melodies, while giving it a modern, vibrant swing, building on the foundations of old-time traditions without sounding like they're stepping out of a time machine.' The Deslondes endeavour to carry on the travelling troubadour tradition of their heroes Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley and John Prine. Comprised of the five songwriters Sam Doores (vocals/guitar), Riley Downing (vocals/guitar), Dan Cutler (vocals/bass), John James Tourville (vocals/pedal steel/fiddle) and Cameron Snyder (vocals/percussion) each musician contributes writing and arrangements, with different members taking the lead at different times. The band's musical production and vocal arrangements are inspired by the rhythmic, high energy, and harmony-driven sounds of their other heroes, The Band and Allen Toussaint. The Deslondes grew out of The Tumbleweeds, a project that Doores, Downing and Cutler began in 2010. Doores and Cutler were also core members of Hurray for the Riff Raff and performed on last year's breakout album, Small Town Heroes, before leaving the band to focus on The Deslondes. Like the traveling troubadours they fashion themselves after, they have toured the country extensively and have supported the Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Lumineers, John Fullbright, Michael Kiwanuka and Spirit Family Reunion.

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Dougie Maclean

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition and is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!!

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Dougie Maclean

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition and is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!!

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Dougie Maclean

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition and is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!!

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Eric Andersen

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ERIC ANDERSEN - is widely regarded as one of the most poetic songwriters that sprang from the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960's. As a musician he defies categorisation. His artful mélange of love, despair, hope and stirred memory has earned him a passionate international following and the respect and admiration of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen to Lou Reed and Wyclef Jean. His songs have been recorded and performed by world renown artists such as Bob Dylan, Ricky Nelson, Judy Collins, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Peter Paul and Mary, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Linda Thompson, and Mary Chapin Carpenter plus many others.

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The New Rope String Band

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

The New Rope String Band have come to the end of their tether. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25 years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences' laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they, too, need a rest. But, before these ageing folk-cabaret artistes go their separate ways, they have decided to do a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with some specially-created final flourishes. Expect fish tanks, boiled eggs, fiddles, banjos, cardboard guitars, theremins, explosions, interactive films, drainpipes, mermaids, pink y-fronts, thrills, spills, tears and hilarity.

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The New Rope String Band

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

The New Rope String Band have come to the end of their tether. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25 years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences' laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they, too, need a rest. But, before these ageing folk-cabaret artistes go their separate ways, they have decided to do a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with some specially-created final flourishes. Expect fish tanks, boiled eggs, fiddles, banjos, cardboard guitars, theremins, explosions, interactive films, drainpipes, mermaids, pink y-fronts, thrills, spills, tears and hilarity.

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The Deslondes

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at York Fulford Arms Doors at 8pm

Please Please You presents The Deslondes The Fulford Arms, York. Thursday 3rd September, 8pm. £10adv/£12otd. More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

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Debby Mcclatchy

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With full retirement beckoning, this will be Debby's final visit to our club. She has been a favourite American guest here for the last 30 years, a great entertainer with a rich store of songs both self-penned and US traditional, as well as old time banjo tunes and engaging stories. She has never failed to charm us, so let's give her a huge farewell.

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Debby Mcclatchy

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With full retirement beckoning, this will be Debby's final visit to our club. She has been a favourite American guest here for the last 30 years, a great entertainer with a rich store of songs both self-penned and US traditional, as well as old time banjo tunes and engaging stories. She has never failed to charm us, so let's give her a huge farewell.

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Betty & The Boy

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With two acclaimed albums released on this side of the Atlantic, remarkable five-piece, Betty & The Boy have made a huge impact. Stateside, the same thing had been happening after they carried off the Best Band title in their home State of Oregon. This will be the American stringband's long-awaited UK & Ireland tour. Reviewers have showered them with praise. FolkRadioUK was first to get excited, Simon Holland saying: Betty And The Boy emerge like a precious treasure that has somehow gained in lustre and significance, something very special indeed. Incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique, exclaimed Mike Morrison at AmericanRootsUK, while top writer Jeremy Searle told readers of Maverick magazine the album was just excellent. The UK's fRoots magazine said they were a tight acoustic band technically flawless, while AmericanaUK welcomed their baroque folk/pop.

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Michael Chapman + King Size Slim

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

Two guitarists who have both had recent releases on the TreeHouse44 label play intimate shows North and South of the River in London Town for what promises to be some of the finest acoustic roots music around. Michael Chapman "this is the sound of a real songwriter who's lived a real life and all that entails" Q Magazine Chapman is a troubadour in every sense of the word, - a raconteur, songwriter, astounding guitarist and a musician who just loves to play to audiences. He is unquestionably understated and downright honest. A favourite of the late john Peel, he dismisses his technical ability, simply saying "what I play is atmosphere" - and he is right he does play atmosphere, but atmosphere with mesmerising prowess. This self-styled old white blues guy from Yorkshire is one of the most under-rated musical heroes of our time. His uniquely English melancholic perspective, underpinned by an observant sense of humour is evident in his explanation of how his career began: "I had an art college education and on a rainy night in 1966 I went to a pub in Cornwall, but I couldn't afford to pay to go in. So I said, I'll tell you what, I don't want to stay outside in the rain, I'll play guitar for you for half an hour. They offered me a job for the rest of the summer and I've been at it ever since." And you find him in equally focussed mood if you ask him about "that" reputation as a folk player, "I've never called myself a folk singer. I call myself a songwriter and guitar player, but in them days folk clubs were the only place where you could play an acoustic guitar." Live at Folk Cottage 1967 was released by TreeHouse44 in Autumn 2014. King Size Slim Taking lactose intolerance to new levels... I really like this record! Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 "King Size Slim gave the standout performance of the weekend This was the real deal, authentic acoustic roots music. eFestivals, review of The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain The big warm tones from his resonator guitar along with a powerful and direct vocal delivery are the trademarks of singer/song-writer King Size Slim. Add rolling grooves and percussive hooks and you have a song- writer who delivers original compositions that are steeped in a world of music that is fully conscious of its roots but at the same time has a new story to tell. Constant touring has built Hastings based Toby Barelli (aka King Size Slim) a reputation as a powerful performer, immensely engaging, passionate and entertaining with a delivery that grips his audience. Now performing over 150 shows a year either solo or with his 3-piece line up (featuring a potent combination of guitars, bass, percussion and backing vocals), and in the wake of his last studio album, King Size Slim has become a 'must see' act on the alternative blues circuit as well as venues and festivals around the country. Debut album Milk Drunk was released by TreeHouse44 in Spring 2014 and King Size Slim's second album is due for release Autumn 2015.

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Up Close & Personal - Intimate Performances In The Stage Door Bar: Six Days

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

They're acoustic musicians whose talent belies their age. Ellie and Ollie Harris are Six Days, the sibling singer-songwriters from Colyton who have touched many local audiences with their impressive natural talent and harmonies. Since their self-titled EP release in 2013, Six Days have developed their style, using Americana and folk influences to create a beautiful melodic set. They've got a growing local fan base, and have been busy hot footing it between local venues and festivals ever since. The release of their single Choose Me Again led to regular appearances, and support from BBC Introducing, whilst their album Live at The Marine, is an intimate concert recorded at our theatre in 2013, and is available now!

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Boo Hewerdine is one of our most talented, prolific and consistently accomplished singer-songwriters, though many folks may never have heard of him. If the name isn't immediately familiar to you, then some aspect of his work almost certainly will be. You may know the songs 'Patience of Angels' or 'Joke' as recorded by Eddi Reader, or 'Last Cigarette' by KD Lang. You may have heard author Nick Hornby singing his praises or enjoyed the incidental music to the film Fever Pitch, which Boo wrote at Nick Hornby's express request. You may even have been moved by the song 'Bell, Book and Candle' during Tricia's deathbed exit from TV soap Emmerdale. Author Nick Hornby is an unabashed fan, who lists The Bible's 'Glorybound' as one of his favourite songs, and observes that Boo's music "aches and that ache is pop music's rarest, most valuable commodity". Boo says "It's my job to write songs and I'm quite proud of that, so however people come across them, either on my records or someone else's, that's fine. I do write deliberately for other people like Eddi Reader and I have song-writing partners who I'll work with. We'll pitch into a studio in London and just write. The more you write, it's like a muscle, the stronger it gets and you're ready when the good ideas come. His songs have been recorded by a host of the great and good since he founded The Bible in 1985 and gained a cult following. He has written for Eddi Reader (with whom he performs regularly), Clive Gregson, Christine Collister, Chris Difford, KD Lang, Paul Young, Marti Pellow, Alex Parks, and Natalie Imbruglia, to name but a few, and he has collaborated with Richard Thompson, The Corrs, Heidi Talbot and Martha Wainwright. Easily one of Britain's foremost singer-songwriters, certainly one of the most underrated, and largely ignored by the press, he is frequently found headlining at folk clubs and festivals. Self-effacing in approach but with a dry humour and a natural pathos in both singing and playing, the spirit of Nick Drake and Tim Hardin hang over him, almost a tangible presence. He is an accomplished guitarist and his sure, gentle voice can turn regret into rage and threat into tenderness. His latest album, 'My Name In The Brackets', is both a look back at his past and a vehicle for new material. The album was Folk Radio's Album Of The Month in December 2014 and has received consistent critical acclaim. One of the most under-rated songwriters in Britain offers a career retrospective that proves categorically he has been criminally overlooked for years. There are four tracks from his earliest days as leader of The Bible, including the spellbinding 'Honey Be Good' and 'Mahalia', before we embark on his high-quality solo work, with standouts like '59 Yards', 'Patience Of Angels', 'Mapping The Human Heart' and 'Muddy Water'. The new songs included keep up the standard he's maintained in 25 years of songwriting. ~ Daily Express If you like a song with a lyric worth listening to and a tune that you'll go home whistling, then you'll love this gig.

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Betty & The Boy

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

With two acclaimed albums released on this side of the Atlantic, Betty & The Boy are one of the hottest acts on the roots music circuit. Named Best Band in their home State of Oregon in 2013, FolkRadioUK said they were "like a precious treasure", while AmericanRoots UK described them as incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique. Leading folk magazine, fRoots said they were a tight acoustic band technically flawless, while AmericanaUK welcomed their baroque pop, and Folkwords declared: Everything comes with an invigorating edge.

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Sheesham, Lotus & Son

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

All the way from Canada ! See quotes... Folk Alliance International, Toronto... Wondrous old-time stylists a modern-day Mississippi Sheiks fRoots magazine (UK)...... Hugely entertaining they stole the show! Maverick magazine (UK).........." Superb live act....." The Atkinson Theatre, Southport, England.........Truly they are The New Kings Of Old Time" - Peter Cowley, Fatea magazine (UK) Selby Town Hall, England.................The auditorium was packed, and there was so much applause and the end of the first set, it was like they wanted an encore at the intermission amazing! Rudie Humphrey, AmericanaUK Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne:..............The Canadian trio may be solely acoustic, old-timey and use a host of vintage instruments but the entertainment they serve up is electrically charged! freelance music writer, Maurice Hope

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Sheesham, Lotus & Son

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

All the way from Canada ! See quotes... Folk Alliance International, Toronto... Wondrous old-time stylists a modern-day Mississippi Sheiks fRoots magazine (UK)...... Hugely entertaining they stole the show! Maverick magazine (UK).........." Superb live act....." The Atkinson Theatre, Southport, England.........Truly they are The New Kings Of Old Time" - Peter Cowley, Fatea magazine (UK) Selby Town Hall, England.................The auditorium was packed, and there was so much applause and the end of the first set, it was like they wanted an encore at the intermission amazing! Rudie Humphrey, AmericanaUK Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne:..............The Canadian trio may be solely acoustic, old-timey and use a host of vintage instruments but the entertainment they serve up is electrically charged! freelance music writer, Maurice Hope

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Sal Sugarlip & Cottontop Boppin' Presents Bonfire Radicals + The Rumblestrutters + Jimmy Robertson

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Harry Bird And The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00am

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Katie McAuley 8.00-8.35 Paul McClure 8.50-9.30 Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Don Kipper

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Vinny Peculiar

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Uncut magazine described Salford based singer songwriter and poet Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes) as 'the Tony Hancock of Pop' upon the release of his 2002 album Ironing the Soul. Since this inspired debut, he's put out ten albums of 'alternative pop' music to considerable critical acclaim. He has worked with an impressive list of collaborators includes Bill Drummond (KLF), Luke Haines (The Auteurs), Jah Wobble (PIL) and his various bands have included ex-members of The Smiths, Oasis, Aztec Camera and The Fall. Vinny is also one half of Parlour Flames, the collaboration with ex-Oasis rhythm guitarist Bonehead. Vinny has played European and US tour dates opening for the likes of Nils Lofgren, British Sea Power, Edwyn Collins and Luke Haines, and he's a former compere on the Glastonbury Acoustic Stage. New album his 12th Down The Bright Steam was released in March 2015: 'Peculiar songs are hyper literate, confessional and often very funny. He can make you laugh and cry at the same time, a rare and precious gift' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music 'The missing link between Jarvis Cocker and poet Roger McGough and some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Wreckless Eric' Irish Times 'Autobiographical fragments brightened by adoration of Bowie, punk and 'Alice Cooper on TOTP' Classic Rock Main support comes from Liverpool's Reid Anderson. Opening the show is Longfella aka poet Tony Walsh.

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Adam Holmes & The Embers

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Tickets £12 in advance or £14 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Adam Holmes & the Embers Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn's strum and sting, laced with a slice of Paolo Nutini soul and a touch of traditional folk. The 24-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish folk scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana. Starting out on fiddle, Holmes switched to guitar at 14, and began writing songs only a year or so later. A finalist in the 2009 Celtic Connections Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also nominated as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011 and was further nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scots Trad Music Awards. In 2013 he recorded his debut album Heirs and Graces with legendary producer John Wood (responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny amongst many others). It was mastered by Simon Heyworth, co-producer with Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells, and was launched to great critical acclaim in January 2014. In April 2014 the album was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and in December was also nominated for Best Album at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. It reached a high of number 5 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and tracks receive national and international airplay from stations throughout the UK, mainland Europe, the US and Canada. Despite his youth, Holmes's music distils a long and diverse wealth of experience. Childhood memories of growing up in Edinburgh include getting sneaked into afternoon sessions by his mum a keen folk fan since the 1960s at the city's best-known folk pubs, the Royal Oak and Sandy Bell's. Dad, meanwhile, was a devotee of classic singer-songwriters, introducing his son to Stateside greats like Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Townes Van Zandt and Ry Cooder, while Holmes's own adolescent tastes extended to grunge and hip-hop.

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The Outsiders

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 7:30pm

An evening of music with local Doncaster band The Outsiders. Genre - Folk

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Graham Metcalfe

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

House tunes 7:30 Act 8-10 Song session 10 til late

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Inni-k

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00am

Ceoltóír, amhránaí agus cumadóir óg í Eithne Ní Chatháin (ar dheis) - nó INNI-K, mar is fearr aithne di - atá ag mealladh dea leirmheasanna agus clú nach beag tar éis di albam nua de cheoil leictreonach a éisiúint. Tá albam nua éisithe aici - The King Has Two Horses Ears.

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Inni-k

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00am

Ceoltóír, amhránaí agus cumadóir óg í Eithne Ní Chatháin (ar dheis) - nó INNI-K, mar is fearr aithne di - atá ag mealladh dea leirmheasanna agus clú nach beag tar éis di albam nua de cheoil leictreonach a éisiúint. Tá albam nua éisithe aici - The King Has Two Horses Ears.

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Orkney Rock Festival 2015

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Orkney Matchmakers|Orkney Firelounge 7:00pm

Orkney's second ever rock festival returns with a blistering Saturday evening line up including 80's/90's rock legend- Kory Clark (Warrior Soul), the diverse metal kings of Aberdeen-Semperfi, brutal riff legends and crazy antics of -Ten Tonne Dozer and Shetland's very own rock/indy favorites -Dirty Lemons. Sunday night has quickly established itself as the hard core festival goers party night. This year headlined by Orkney favorites - Fat Elvis, reformed for this one of gig. They are supported by The Broken Ravens from Stornoway, and I quote "A headbanging, foot stomping, rip roaring fireball of fuzz!". followed by Orkneys newest rock/metal carnage monsters- Electric Mother and the ever popular- Woodwife who "combine earthy acoustic guitar with thunderous drums and gnarled electric atmospherics to create epic soundscapes straddling folk and rock genres, all given life by Freya Giles' commanding vocal performance, at once powerful and affecting." Saturday venue: Matchmakers The Albert Hotel, Mounthoolie Lane Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1JZ Sunday venue: Firelounge 10-12 Ayre Rd Kirkwall Orkney KW15 1QX

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Chris Leslie @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Chris was born on 15 December 1956 and he was brought up in north Oxfordshire. He joined Fairport Convention in 1996. Inspired by local musicians, Chris began playing the fiddle at the age of thirteen. One of his early influences and, later, his mentor was Fairport Convention's then-fiddler Dave Swarbrick. In 1976, Chris and his brother John Leslie began performing as a duo and they recorded an album in 1976. Chris also played with singer-songwriter Steve Ashley, touring extensively in the UK and continental Europe. Chris studied violin making in Nottinghamshire and completed his three-year course 1983. Back to Oxfordshire, he was invited to tour with Dave Pegg to promote Dave's solo album. Dave Swarbrick invited Chris to become a founder member of the pioneering acoustic group Whippersnapper. This band made several albums and toured the UK, Europe and the USA. Chris also toured with rock group All About Eve. During the 1990s, Chris worked as a duo with Whippersnapper guitarist Kev Dempsey, collaborated with folk pianist Beryl Marriott, and was a member of Simon Mayor's Mandolin Quartet. He also played fiddle on tour with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. In 1995 Chris joined The Albion Band, touring and recording with them before joining Fairport Convention the next year. As well as playing and recording with them, Chris has contributed many songs to Fairport's repertoire. In the run-up to Christmas each year, Chris tours with seasonal group St Agnes Fountain. His session credits include work for Ralph McTell, Steve Ashley, Alan Stivell, Chris While and Julie Mathews, Jez Lowe, Christine Collister, Maartin Allcock, The Melstock Band, Kieran Halpin, John Wright, All About Eve, and Mostly Autumn. Chris has also recorded three solo albums. Tickets: - £10.00 in advance £12.00 on Door Parking & Bar Available Contact Mark/Elaine - 01993831427 or 07870563299 Doors Open: 19:30hrs Show Starts 20:00hrs

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Bow Village Hall 8.00pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)

MIRANDA SYKES is well known as the third member of SHOW OF HANDS. She is one of the few female double bassists in England & is an accomplished singer in her own right. Miranda holds her audience spellbound: it is the emotional quality of her voice that makes her musical partnership with Rex so engaging, rather than the novelty of such an unusual musical pairing as the double bass & mandolin. REX PRESTON has a reputation as a fine & imaginative mandolin player and is a leading light in a new wave of British Bluegrass musicians. He is a rising star in mandolin-playing circles and with 20 years of playing behind him, he possesses a wonderfully sensitive musicality and a dexterous, flamboyant playing style. The rare fusion of double bass & mandolin makes for one of the most exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. Miranda & Rex interweave timeless, well chosen covers with one or two Preston originals. Their backgrounds, as well as skilful instrumentation and warm engaging vocals have shaped their unique sound.

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O'hooley & Tidow - Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room Doors at 7.30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow - Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

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John Doyle

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

Long considered one of the most important guitarists in Irish and acoustic music worldwide, John is now increasingly lauded for his singing and songwriting talents. "Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. His chops, always assured and adroit, have now entered a rarefied zone of inspired, instinctive, in-the-moment creativity that made me gasp in awe and for breath. In my Wall Street Journal article on him this past March, I described John as one of the world's best acoustic guitarists. I now think that may be an understatement. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive, reaching an apogee in The Arabic, where his singing and guitar accompaniment (this is really a misnomer: his self-backing and instrumental fills and runs on guitar constituted a tour de force in and of themselves) on his own song were unforgettable. What are they putting in the potable water where John resides that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?" Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal and the Irish Echo "A complete rhythm section all on his own" Chicago Tribune "More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves" Philadelphia News "Few rhythm guitarists demand the spotlight, but Doyle's superpowered accompaniment in trad-music settings is a marvel". Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar Magazine A chance to hear a renowned, truly world-class virtuoso in the intimate village hall setting of Drumnadrochit. BYOB. (Corkage donations to Hall Restoration Fund).

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Oli Brown Band

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Oli Brown Band

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Paul Millns Band (70th Birthday Celebration) + Guests

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Including surprise star guest musicians

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Helter Skelter With Veeblefetzer And The Manigolds + Perkelt

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Nyckelharpas At Halsway

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

For the fourth year, Halsway Manor will be filled with the haunting and mesmerising sounds of the Swedish Keyed fiddle. Featuring some of the world's best players of this unusual instrument this concert features Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Peter Hedlund and Didier Francois.

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Nyckelharpas At Halsway

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

For the fourth year, Halsway Manor will be filled with the haunting and mesmerising sounds of the Swedish Keyed fiddle. Featuring some of the world's best players of this unusual instrument this concert features Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Peter Hedlund and Didier Francois.

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Haresfoot Folkfest. Kelly Oliver As Heard On Bbc Radio 2 And Bbc 6 Music

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Berkhamsted Haresfoot Brewery 4:30pm

In Association with MuzicMeet First Act 5pm - evening finishes 11 pm Plentiful freshly poured beers from Haresfoot Brewery, wine, cider and soft drinks.

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Haresfoot Folkfest. Kelly Oliver As Heard On Bbc Radio 2 And Bbc 6 Music

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Berkhamsted Haresfoot Brewery 4:30pm

In Association with MuzicMeet First Act 5pm - evening finishes 11 pm Plentiful freshly poured beers from Haresfoot Brewery, wine, cider and soft drinks.

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Miss Maud's Folly

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Cardiff ArTeas Cafe;;' 8:00pm

Very pleased to announce that a quartet of follies shall be playing at the wonderful cafe and arts hub ArTeas Cafe, near Victoria Park, on the 5th of September. If you haven't been there before it's a gorgeous place packed full of antiques, trinkets and locally produced art and furniture all for sale! The setting is intimate and cosy and their homemade menu, delicious! Angie, Beth, Sion and Deej will be playing two sets of Miss Maud's Folly tunes, along with some of their favourite inspirational songs from French chanson to Sephardic lullaby. Join us to be transported from a tiny corner of Cardiff on a musical European adventure! Tickets cost £10 and you may bring your own alcohol. There will be a limited number of places available for this event, so do not delay! Please contact ArTeas directly to book your place. Lots of love, Miss Maud's Folly

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Laurence Jones

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Laurence was the Young Artist of the Year," at the 2014 British Blues after the Blues community picked up on his guitar playing energy over the last few years All ready Laurence has 2 albums released with the 2nd recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito. Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" Laurence Jones is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. "Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2 "Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. With 2nd album "Temptation" British band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potential into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it Get ready to Rock Magazine a 5/5***** rating Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and 'Thunder in the Sky' is an excellent debut album, it's worth five stars. Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" If you like a guitar do not miss this concert in an intimate atmospheric venue. When the doors open you can be at the front in the unreserved cabaret style seating.

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Buddy Mondlock

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 8:00pm

Born in Chicago, but now living in Nashville, Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You mightʼve heard his song 'The Kid' (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) andmaybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if youʼre not careful and where dreams that donʼt come true still count. His third album, 'Poetic Justice' (a big favourite here at TLR HQ!), brought him to wider attention in the UK; Bob Harris began playing the album and he toured here for the first time. More recently he's collaborated with the legendary Art Garfunkel, together with Maia Sharp, writing and recording the album Everything Waits to Be Noticed and touring all over America and Europe. Buddy's out touring solo again, showcasing the songs as only he can. His new album 'Memory Wall', funded entirely by his fans through a Kickstarter campaign is out now. 'As acclaimed as he is as a songwriter, he is a fine performer who can create his share of magic with his high clear voice and inventive acoustic guitar.' - David Johnson - Boston Globe 'Buddy Mondlock, a south suburban Chicago native, has written for singers from Garth Brooks to Joan Baez. Now he is finding his own spotlight.' - Dave Hoekstra - Chicago Sun Times 'Buddy Mondlock writes beautiful songs and plays the kind of guitar they deserve. He's a fine person and a fine artist.' - Townes Van Zandt 'Buddy Mondlock represents the best of the new generation of singer/songwriters in folk music. His writing style is grounded in the traditions of the past, but has its heart in the present. He is one of my favorite writers.' - Nanci Griffith

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O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Northampton Albion Brewery Bar 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Andrew Combs Trio

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Like a character in a dreary West Coast short story by Raymond Carver, Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs moves through a hazy modern world, trying to find the meaning in life on his sophomore album, 'All These Dreams'. While the album may adhere to this darker internal script, its musical inspiration comes from vintage 1970s production: California-tinged AM Gold; the Laurel Canyon tones of Jackson Browne and The Eagles; and Paul Simon's Muscle Shoals-laced R&B funk. All of it amounts to a huge step forward for Andrew who released his debut album, 'Worried Man', in 2012, which American Songwriter named one of the year's best, while Southern Living praised Combs for being well on his way to becoming a prominent voice in his genre. For the new album, Combs worked with producers Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson who recently co-produced Caitlin Rose's 'The Stand-In' and have worked with Justin Townes Earle and recorded the album in Nashville with many of his longtime musical collaborators, including lead guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum Jr. (of the instrumental duo Steelism). Combs has been identified with a new crop of Nashville-based songwriters, who have also looked back to the '70s for songwriting inspiration. Combs is featured in the upcoming documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited, alongside Nashville-based songwriters like John McCauley, Jonny Fritz and Robert Ellis as well as one of his heroes, Guy Clark. Ultimately, All These Dreams finds Combs in a league of his own, wholly focused on perfecting his own songwriting and storytelling, and delivering it all in a rich musical style that's much more than the sum of its parts. BARNA HOWARD Barna's self-titled debut chronicled these moves as he struggled with the contrast between his small town upbringing and these big city wanderings. The album was met with critical acclaim and underground success, partly thanks to an opportunely placed song in the hit indie film, 'Drinking Buddies'. One critic even likened him to some Lost genius of the late 60's. The songs on Barna Howard's second album, 'Quite A Feelin', ruminate on his relationship with home. Now entrenched in Portland, Oregon, many of the album's tracks immortalize and reflect on the Eureka he once knew, while others focus on the relationships that define his new home out west. Small town life has long been celebrated in country and folk music, but Barna's knack for capturing his own deeply personal nostalgia resonates in a rarely universal way.

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The Burley-modern Duo (classical Guitar)

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Raymond Burley is one of Britain's most experienced classical guitarists having performed solo concerts, concertos, on film scores, radio, and television and in virtually every possible guitar ensemble combination. He's recently completed a UK tour with Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge and Clive Carroll as 4 Parts Guitar. Nigel Modern ran various incarnations of 'The London Guitar Orchestra' up to 1996. The duo play music by well-known composers like William Lawes, Enrique Granados and Fernando Sor. Those who enjoyed the album 'Together' by Julian Bream and John Williams will recognise some favourites from that seminal album, amid newly arranged material and lesser known gems. Tickets: £5 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Debby Mcclatchy (usa)

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Old-time, Appalachian Trad. American music on frailed banjo. This is Deb's final solo tour and as such, a last chance to see her at the Bothy.

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Sisters Unlimited At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A remarkable folk supergroup featuring the talents of Sandra Kerr, Janet Russell, Rosie Davis and Peta Webb. Each of these women is a respected artist in their own right, but tonight they're geting together for a very rare London gig. Great songs of political relevance sung with fire and wit - plus Rosie's sparkling dancing! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Flossie Malavialle & Edwina Hayes In Concert

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 6.30 for 8pm.

We are pleased and proud to welcome back two superb soloists in their own right - appearing for the second time at the Pea together, and alone, in concert. A mixture of contrasting styles and superb harmonies the evening promises a unique, exciting and moving experience.

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Ross Couper And Tom Oakes

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes are a fiddle and guitar duo deeply rooted in the traditions of Scotland and Ireland with a vital modernity that chronicles their many musical journeys so far. Ross' explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart the mighty Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi-award winning guitarist and flautist composer who was a founder member of the genre defying Auvo Quartet and now heads up his own 'Tom Oakes Experiment' highlighting Oakes as a flautist and composer. Ross and Tom have over the last five years have (amongst many other things!) played three sell out performances at Celtic Connections, toured Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the UK (Including Cambridge, Shetland and many more festivals) Played in front of 5000+ collaborating with Danish popstar Lukas Graham at Tonder festival. Appeared as the band on the BBC's 'Shetland' drama twice, on multiple TV broadcasts for BBC Alba and provided music for the latest advert by clothing giant Anthropologie. Expect their trademark, unrivalled energy and virtuosity interspersed with moments of spine tingling beauty and a warmth and humour that guarantees a smile on the face.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Welcoming them back to the Haven Club to play their stripped back electro - acoustic set of their own songs plus some covers of other artist's songs they both admire, they are a pure delight with their music and laid back onstage banter. Jon is known as guitarist in the Hoax, also his own bands, Jon Amor Blues Band and Amor. Meanwhile Joel plays in Wolfpack alongside Tim Aves and is also known as a member of Hokie Joint and La Vendore Rogue. Together they are a perfect match, showing yet another facet to each of their musical journeys.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Welcoming them back to the Haven Club to play their stripped back electro - acoustic set of their own songs plus some covers of other artist's songs they both admire, they are a pure delight with their music and laid back onstage banter. Jon is known as guitarist in the Hoax, also his own bands, Jon Amor Blues Band and Amor. Meanwhile Joel plays in Wolfpack alongside Tim Aves and is also known as a member of Hokie Joint and La Vendore Rogue. Together they are a perfect match, showing yet another facet to each of their musical journeys.

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The Rainbow Girls

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: From N California, they're a troup of female musicians, born in an underground open mic night as an acoustic act, busking around the farmers markets of Santa Barbara before hitting the streets of Europe for a summer of couch surfing, busking, and traveling by the skin of their teeth. They write and perform original material with roots in folk, americana, gypsy, funk, soul, and rock n'roll. In addition to their soaring harmonies, these ladies (their word, not mine...) switch back and forth amongst a multitude of instruments including (but not limited to): acoustic and electric guitar, accordion, harmonica, banjolele, bass, keys, ukelele, kazoo, djembe, and drum kit. They've evolved into a magnificent electric stomp-folk band. I loved them to bits at last year's Maverick Festival where they completely captivated crowds. They'll bring their second album,'Perceptronium' and they'll set The Greys ablaze! http://www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Michele Stodart And The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Tue, 8 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Michele Stodart is the bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter of double-platinum sellers The Magic Numbers and comes fresh from touring with Neil Young & Crazy Horse and The Super Furry Animals. Michele has also been quietly captivating audiences as a solo artist with her heart-achingly, pin-drop-beautiful songs, inflected with country and folk. Following on from her debut solo album Wide-Eyed Crossing (2012), her second record is set for release later this year. Co-headlining the night will be live favourites The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, who take to the stage with just two old guitars and an upright bass, buckets full of cosmic countryblues harmonies, and guaranteed to raise the roof. And no doubt there will be a few surprises and collaborations on the night too... Tickets: £10 adv Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Haiku Salut

on Tue, 8 Sep 2015 at Manchester Hallé St Peter's 7:30pm

We're delighted to present Haiku Salut, performing their 'lamp show' in one of Manchester's hidden gems. Haiku Salut are an instrumental trio from the Derbyshire Dales who describe themselves as a 'Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classical-Something-Or-Other'. Influenced by the evocative film soundtracks of Yann Tiersen and Benoît Charest, the genre-melting electronica of Ametsub and early Múm, and the impressionistic writing of Haruki Murakami, the band's debut album Tricolore came out last year, to critical acclaim. The album was awarded four stars by the Guardian, Uncut, Drowned In Sound, Artrocker, MOJO and many more and songs from the record were played on BBC 6 Music by Jarvis Cocker, Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe. After the release of Tricolore, the trio of Gemma, Louise and Sophie toured the UK and France, and won the Green Man Rising competition, going on to give a magical, coming-of-age performance on the Mountain Stage at the Green Man Festival. Writing about the band after the final of the Green Man Rising contest, MOJO and Clash were full of praise for the band. 'They mesmerised the crowd into silence with their intoxicating blend of delicate electronic textures and collision of curious instruments', noted MOJO, while Clash said: 'Haiku Salut's elegant weaving of minimalist electro tones around warm, somewhat folk-like arrangements continental of feel, but very British of build possesses that impossible-to-define X factor.' Etch and Etch Deep is their new album, released on 31 July. The new album sees the Derbyshire trio melt their folk, classical and electronic influences to create a sound that's both inventive and inquisitive, at times more boldly pop, at others startlingly impressionistic. The opening track on the album, Bleak And Beautiful (All Things) was called 'uniquely stunning' by The Line Of Best Fit, who added: 'This tune merges worlds and genres with callous disregard for adhering to the norm. We see techno and minimalist beats coalesce with trad folk melodies; pastoral pop pirouette with carnival-noir accordions, tinkling glocks and ambient synths. It's instrumental post-folk that isn't afraid to tear up the rulebook and begin fresh,' while the album itself was hailed as a 'vividly coloured sonic canvas' by Popmatters. This is a rare 'lamp show' performance which features an orchestra of charity shop lamps which are programmed to flash, flicker and dance in time to the music. Hallé St Peter's located on Blossom Street in Ancoats, is a Grade II-listed, deconsecrated church, which was built in 1859. Having stood empty for decades, it was recently restored to provide rehearsal and recording space for the Hallé orchestra. Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Jess Klein & Mike June.

on Tue, 8 Sep 2015 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:15am

WELCOME RETURN OF AUSTIN BASED SONGWRITERS ,JESS KLEIN & MIKE JUNE TO THE UK FOR A HANDFULL OF SHOWS AS PART OF A EUROPEAN TOUR. BOTH HAVE NEW RELEASES TO PROMOTE, SO GET OUT THERE. A WARM HIGH WYCOMBE WELCOME AWAITS.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Tue, 8 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frontman of '80s pop band The Bible and songwriter for Eddi Reader, kd lang, Paul Young and Natalie Imbruglia (amongst many others). An accomplished live performer with much heart and passion thrown into performance, Boo has released several albums as a solo performer. The latest, 'God Bless The Pretty Things' was released in 2009. He has made international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frontman of '80s pop band The Bible and songwriter for Eddi Reader, kd lang, Paul Young and Natalie Imbruglia (amongst many others). An accomplished live performer with much heart and passion thrown into performance, Boo has released several albums as a solo performer. The latest, 'God Bless The Pretty Things' was released in 2009. He has made international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.

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Stephen Steinbrink + Julie Byrne

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Brighton Brighton Arts Club 7:00pm

Dig That Treasure! presents Two of America's great young wanderers STEPHEN STEINBRINK and JULIE BYRNE will fly the Atlantic this September and embark on a co-headline tour around the UK following appearances at End Of The Road festival. STEPHEN STEINBRINK is a 27 year old songwriter and recording engineer born and raised in the arid desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA, dividing his time between the green spaces around Olympia, Washington and the concrete flats of Oakland, California. Having spent the better part of a decade touring North America and Europe in buses, vans, and trains, his wanderlust travels shaped his stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves, released last year on Melodic. Truly engaged with the unintelligible and absurd, Steinbrink is more cultural observer than 21st century busker with his intelligently cool left-of-centre approach to a sincere melody, using pop tropes to convey something deeper. At the same time, it's his lyrics that mark Steinbrink out as a true punk troubadour trying to how to figure out how to be a person in the world. 24 year old JULIE BYRNE has counted Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, New Orleans and New York as her home in recent years and spent the majority of the last two years on the road. It's these travels and new places that inspire and influence her most, giving us a glimpse inside her own quietly mystical world and her unique slant on the one the rest of us happen to inhabit. Her debut long player 'Rooms With Walls and Windows', released last year on Orindal is a true modern-day word of mouth success and was voted number 7 in Mojo's best albums of 2014. It's a stunning set of front porch psych-folk that unknowingly recalled the greats - Vasthi Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Karen Dalton - but very much for our time. For all her otherworldliness, there is a realism too to Byrne, she is street smart and more punk in spirit than searching for the hippie ideal. BRIGHTON ARTS CLUB 43 Providence Place Brighton BN1 4GE

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O'hooley & Tidow Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Waunfawr Snowdonia Parc 7:30pm

Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. Following on from their brilliant show at Menai Bridge Byd Mawr and Owen's gigs have invited the duo back to North Wales to sing songs and sup ale in the intimate surroundings of the Snowdonia Parc in Waunfawr Support act will be local folk guitarist and singer Paul Green With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian' Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Flamenco Express @ The Proud Archivist

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London The Proud Archivist Gallery 8:00pm

Flamenco is music, sex and history all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. An unscripted, living, onstage conversation between dancer and musicians. Flamenco Express merely presents the purest flamenco, from the finest artists. Every night is special. From Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, Antonio el Pola is famous for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. By 10, he was playing performing professionally. Now a formidable artist in constant international demand. Creator of "Tierra de Esperanza" in 2003, with Antonio Moya on guitar. Commissioned by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla to tour Andalucía with Ines Bacan and Gaspar de Utrera. Since then touring extensively and working with Juan del Gastor in Sevilla; at Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo; and at other top Madrid tablaos. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express, she has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. Jesus Olmedo At 15 years old, Jesus danced in the award-winning film El otro barrio. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined Juanma as principal male sololist, performing the premier of De raizwith the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid. From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group Querenciawhich performed to public and critical acclaim. In 2009 Jesus arrived in London, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post

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Flamenco Express @ The Proud Archivist

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London The Proud Archivist Gallery 8:00pm

Flamenco is music, sex and history all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. An unscripted, living, onstage conversation between dancer and musicians. Flamenco Express merely presents the purest flamenco, from the finest artists. Every night is special. From Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, Antonio el Pola is famous for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. By 10, he was playing performing professionally. Now a formidable artist in constant international demand. Creator of "Tierra de Esperanza" in 2003, with Antonio Moya on guitar. Commissioned by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla to tour Andalucía with Ines Bacan and Gaspar de Utrera. Since then touring extensively and working with Juan del Gastor in Sevilla; at Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo; and at other top Madrid tablaos. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express, she has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. Jesus Olmedo At 15 years old, Jesus danced in the award-winning film El otro barrio. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined Juanma as principal male sololist, performing the premier of De raizwith the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid. From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group Querenciawhich performed to public and critical acclaim. In 2009 Jesus arrived in London, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post

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Jessica Pratt

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

In a matter of months since Jessica Pratt released her Drag City debut, On Your Own Love Again, the world has caught on to, and is decidedly enamoured by, the inimitable songs and sounds this guitar-playing and singing songbird has created. On Your Own Love Again is an enchanting and involving listen arresting from first strum and demanding of repeated listens. And with the audience demand-o-meter banging in the red following a most successful spring European tour, we're pleased to announce that Pratt is coming back, baby! If the equilibrium brought on by the forthcoming summer solstice isn't enough to centre your mind and body, all those in the UK and Scandinavia can rest even easier knowing that Jessica's beguiling voice and harmonious guitar pleasantry will be visited upon them once again, beginning at the end of August and into September! 'A timeless, deep wonder the melodic charms are epic, the lyrical insights about romantic disappointment universal. It's like finding a lost masterpiece, but carved from today's margins' Q Magazine 'Folksy songs that tape hiss an all are marginally out of time. They sit neatly alongside Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Nico's Chelsea Girl and Angel Olsen; ethereally beautiful with a dark undercurrent but no one sounds quite like this' the Guardian

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Session A9

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Session A9 are delighted to be able to include a performance at the Universal Hall in their one and only tour of 2015! As previous winners of Best Live Act at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards you are guaranteed an evening of outstanding musicianship and entertainment. (The band have been hailed by Dougie MacLean as "the Best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years!") Session A9 is comprised of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddlers Bid and many others seasoned players, all brilliant, seamlessly blending their talents.

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Session A9

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Session A9 are delighted to be able to include a performance at the Universal Hall in their one and only tour of 2015! As previous winners of Best Live Act at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards you are guaranteed an evening of outstanding musicianship and entertainment. (The band have been hailed by Dougie MacLean as "the Best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years!") Session A9 is comprised of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddlers Bid and many others seasoned players, all brilliant, seamlessly blending their talents.

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Session A9

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Session A9 are delighted to be able to include a performance at the Universal Hall in their one and only tour of 2015! As previous winners of Best Live Act at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards you are guaranteed an evening of outstanding musicianship and entertainment. (The band have been hailed by Dougie MacLean as "the Best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years!") Session A9 is comprised of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddlers Bid and many others seasoned players, all brilliant, seamlessly blending their talents.

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Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants - Russophone Rock 'n' Roll

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:30pm

With his latest album 'Songs Under the Bridge', London-based Belarusian troubadour Sasha Ilyukevich and his British band 'The Highly Skilled Migrants' create an incomparable brew of post punk electric energy and folk lyricism. This is one of those rare power pop bands who transcend their inspirations to create powerful and original music of their own, dubbed 'Russophone Rock 'n' Roll'. Sasha sings in Russian, his lyrics play on images from Eastern Slavic Folklore and Russian Literature. The characters his songs paint, brimming with satirical and provocative mischief. His vocals swoop from soft whispered melodies to raucous screams, defying language barriers to deliver songs that are uplifting, intelligent, macabre, romantic and melancholy. Volki Volki, Sabaki Sabaki! STREAM/DOWNLOAD: http://thehighlyskilledmigrants.bandcamp.com/ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/sashailyukevich FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thehighlyskilledmigrants TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sashailyukevich

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The Delines

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Newport Le Pub 8pm

Taking time out in 2012 from his other band, Richmond Fontaine, to focus on his successful writing career, Willy Vlautin also found time to write new material that was inspired by the voice of Austin-based singer Amy Boone. Bringing on board fellow RF member Sean Oldham on drums, The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee on keys, and Tucker Jackson on pedal steel, Vlautin created The Delines around Boone's tough but haunting and vulnerable vocal style. The group headed to Portland, Oregon with producer John Askew (Laura Veirs, Neko Case) to record what would become the band's debut album, Colfax. Released at the beginning of 2014, the album brought together Vlautin's much-lauded tales of struggling characters from the American backwaters, with Boone's incredibly emotive vocals.

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Michele Stodart (the Magic Numbers, Solo) & The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Double Headliner

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Union at the Con Club proud to present a double headline night with the beautiful Michele Stodart (from The Magic Numbers) and The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. The Goat Ropers have bonded close friends with the Magic Numbers after supporting them on their national tour last year. This promises to be a lovely evening of song and great upbeat old time acoustic country blues!

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Michele Stodart (the Magic Numbers, Solo) & The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Double Headliner

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Union at the Con Club proud to present a double headline night with the beautiful Michele Stodart (from The Magic Numbers) and The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. The Goat Ropers have bonded close friends with the Magic Numbers after supporting them on their national tour last year. This promises to be a lovely evening of song and great upbeat old time acoustic country blues!

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Dave Burland

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Fans of this folk legend include June Tabor, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson and Nic Jones, who says he is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it's so amazingly simple. Underpinned by seemingly effortless guitar playing and presented with a deliciously playful sense of humour, Dave's comparatively rare public performances are truly to be savoured.

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Dave Burland

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Fans of this folk legend include June Tabor, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson and Nic Jones, who says he is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it's so amazingly simple. Underpinned by seemingly effortless guitar playing and presented with a deliciously playful sense of humour, Dave's comparatively rare public performances are truly to be savoured.

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O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Huddersfield The Sportsman 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

Stripped back intimate folk night at the award winning Coffee House and eatery, The Haberdashery. The meal ticket for this show includes a Mezze Plate with both meat and vegetarian options - Grilled Halloumi or chicken, Lemon Hummous, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Betroot Slaw and Salad (served with bread). Seating is prioritised for meal ticket holders.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

Stripped back intimate folk night at the award winning Coffee House and eatery, The Haberdashery. The meal ticket for this show includes a Mezze Plate with both meat and vegetarian options - Grilled Halloumi or chicken, Lemon Hummous, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Betroot Slaw and Salad (served with bread). Seating is prioritised for meal ticket holders.

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Paper Aeroplanes Live @ Hemelvaart Bier Cafe, Ayton

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Ayton Hemelvaart Bier Cafe 6:00pm

Paper Aeroplanes specialise in an intoxicating brand of Alt folk. Singer Sarah Howells has one of those voices that is impossible to ignore, a soaring yet fragile instrument of the finest kind; and their heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous melodies are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye and sooth your troubled soul. The 2013 album Little Letters (Navigator Records) was released to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike, and saw the Welsh band embark on an epic series of dates across Europe, selling out many iconic venues including London's Union Chapel, Hamburg's Prinzenbar and Whelan's in Dublin. Our music is about human connection, says Sarah Howells of Paper Aeroplanes. Not surprisingly the story of Paper Aeroplanes is as heartwarming and poignant as one of their songs. Vocalist Howells suffered a great personal loss, leading to her meeting guitarist Richard Llewellyn and their subsequent realisation that they were meant to make music together. Sarah grew up in Milford Haven, a small industrial town in Pembrokeshire, and Richard hails from Tresaith, a picturesque coastal village on Cardigan Bay. At the age of 13, Sarah began composing songs, realising quickly that music was the career path she would take. Later in her teens, her band, Jylt, were on the verge of national success when bass player and best friend, Nia George was diagnosed with leukaemia, from which she tragically passed away at just 21. Following a period of soul searching, Sarah felt compelled to continue writing and singing. She joined forces with Richard, who she had met through a mutual, musical friend. In 2006, they formed Halflight, quickly catching the attention of the Welsh gig-going public and media. Radio Wales have been supporters ever since helping cement the duo's ever-increasing reputation in their home country. Following a subtle rebrand and name change in 2009, Paper Aeroplanes began to spread their wings (never ignore the obvious puns), playing hundreds of shows across the UK and Europe; receiving radio play from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Dermot O'Leary, Cerys Matthews, Tom Robinson, Lauren Laverne and Bob Harris; and having their music used on national TV (BBC drama Lip Service, Sky Sports Champions League final, Irish No Smoking campaign etc). PA have spent much of the last year writing and recording in Cardiff with the help of producer Mason Neely (Cerys Matthews, Sufjan Stevens, Lambchop, Colorama). Guessing Game, the first single from the new batch of songs, added more rhythmic and electronic elements to the band's trademark acoustic sound, bringing to mind the likes of Lykke Li, Florence and Feist. The new album (released March 2015) continues this theme a varied and thrilling collection of songs to augment their already stunning live set.

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall Doors at 7.00 pm

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Scunthorpe born Martin Simpson's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces in storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. He lived in the south of America for 15 years and there is no one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British and American music than Simpson. Whether playing American old time music, blues, a Dylan song or is own material, Martin is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. Such is his standing he has been nominated an astounding 31 times in 15 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 12 nominations for Musician Of The Year, which he has won twice.

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Barbara Dickson With Nick Holland

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

A rare opportunity to join Barbara Dickson in the intimate surroundings of The Plough Arts Centre.

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Grainne Holland

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Seoladh albaim nua ó Ghráinne Holland, ard fhonnadóir Bhéal Feirste, agus an chéad cheann de shraith choirmeacha cheoil le mná - Ceol na mBan. The first in a series of concerts celebrating the music of women - Ceol na mBan - features Gráinne Holland who will also launch her new album at the concert

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Miriam Erasmus

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Miriam Erasmus formerly Backhouse.. now living in South Africa was a regular around British Folk Clubs over many years.

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Miriam Erasmus

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Miriam Erasmus formerly Backhouse.. now living in South Africa was a regular around British Folk Clubs over many years.

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Paper Aeroplanes

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

http://www.paperaeroplanesmusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/anisandwith Paper Aeroplanes specialise in an intoxicating brand of Alt folk. Singer Sarah Howells has one of those voices that is impossible to ignore, a soaring yet fragile instrument of the finest kind; and their heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous melodies are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye and sooth your troubled soul. The 2013 album Little Letters (Navigator Records) was released to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike, and saw the Welsh band embark on an epic series of dates across Europe, selling out many iconic venues including London's Union Chapel, Hamburg's Prinzenbar and Whelan's in Dublin. Our music is about human connection, says Sarah Howells of Paper Aeroplanes. Not surprisingly the story of Paper Aeroplanes is as heartwarming and poignant as one of their songs. Vocalist Howells suffered a great personal loss, leading to her meeting guitarist Richard Llewellyn and their subsequent realisation that they were meant to make music together. Sarah grew up in Milford Haven, a small industrial town in Pembrokeshire, and Richard hails from Tresaith, a picturesque coastal village on Cardigan Bay. At the age of 13, Sarah began composing songs, realising quickly that music was the career path she would take. Later in her teens, her band, Jylt, were on the verge of national success when bass player and best friend, Nia George was diagnosed with leukaemia, from which she tragically passed away at just 21. Following a period of soul searching, Sarah felt compelled to continue writing and singing. She joined forces with Richard, who she had met through a mutual, musical friend. In 2006, they formed Halflight, quickly catching the attention of the Welsh gig-going public and media. Radio Wales have been supporters ever since helping cement the duo's ever-increasing reputation in their home country. Following a subtle rebrand and name change in 2009, Paper Aeroplanes began to spread their wings (never ignore the obvious puns), playing hundreds of shows across the UK and Europe; receiving radio play from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Dermot O'Leary, Cerys Matthews, Tom Robinson, Lauren Laverne and Bob Harris; and having their music used on national TV (BBC drama Lip Service, Sky Sports Champions League final, Irish No Smoking campaign etc). PA have spent much of the last year writing and recording in Cardiff with the help of producer Mason Neely (Cerys Matthews, Sufjan Stevens, Lambchop, Colorama). Guessing Game, the first single from the new batch of songs, added more rhythmic and electronic elements to the band's trademark acoustic sound, bringing to mind the likes of Lykke Li, Florence and Feist. The new album (released March 2015) continues this theme a varied and thrilling collection of songs to augment their already stunning live set. Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support - Ani Sandwith - around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners and nominees this year come to Chesterfield! Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, they were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover Concert starts 7:30

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O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Blas Festival: The Alan Kelly Gang With Special Guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

The BLAS FESTIVAL returns to the Pavilion this year with an exciting mix of performers. "The Alan Kelly Gang with special guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas" Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish band, Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland's mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra's guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas, performing spellbinding, all new material as they release their new album The Last Bell. "Margaret Stewart with Ingrid Henderson and Angus Nicolson" Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart, from Lewis, brings together a dyanamic trio with two renowned Highland musicians; piper Angus Nicolson from Skye and harpist Ingrid Henderson from Lochaber. They all have their individual reputations as being amongst the finest exponents of Gaelic music and song in Scotland today.

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Blas Festival: The Alan Kelly Gang With Special Guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

The BLAS FESTIVAL returns to the Pavilion this year with an exciting mix of performers. "The Alan Kelly Gang with special guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas" Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish band, Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland's mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra's guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas, performing spellbinding, all new material as they release their new album The Last Bell. "Margaret Stewart with Ingrid Henderson and Angus Nicolson" Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart, from Lewis, brings together a dyanamic trio with two renowned Highland musicians; piper Angus Nicolson from Skye and harpist Ingrid Henderson from Lochaber. They all have their individual reputations as being amongst the finest exponents of Gaelic music and song in Scotland today.

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Stephen Steinbrink + Julie Byrne

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Two of America's great young wanderers, Stephen Steinbrink and Julie Byrne, will fly the Atlantic this September and embark on a co-headline tour around the UK, following appearances at the End Of The Road festival. Stephen Steinbrink is a 27-year-old songwriter and recording engineer born and raised in the arid desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA, dividing his time between the green spaces around Olympia, Washington and the concrete flats of Oakland, California. Having spent the better part of a decade touring North America and Europe in buses, vans, and trains, his wanderlust travels shaped his stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves, released last year on Melodic (Malcolm Middleton, Dark Dark Dark). Truly engaged with the unintelligible and absurd, Steinbrink is more cultural observer than 21st Century busker with his intelligently cool left-of-centre approach to a sincere melody, using pop tropes to convey something deeper. At the same time, it's his lyrics that mark Steinbrink out as a true punk troubadour trying to how to figure out how to be a person in the world. Julie Byrne has counted Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, New Orleans and New York as her home in recent years and spent the majority of the last two years on the road. It's these travels and new places that inspire and influence her most, giving us a glimpse inside her own quietly mystical world and her unique slant on the one the rest of us happen to inhabit. Her debut long player Rooms With Walls and Windows, released last year on Orindal (Advance Base, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone), is a true modern-day word of mouth success and was voted number 7 in Mojo's best albums of the year and Huffington Post called it '2014's Great American Album'. It's a stunning set of front porch psych-folk that unknowingly recalled the greats - Vasthi Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Karen Dalton - but very much for our time. For all her otherworldliness, there is a realism too to Byrne, she is street smart and more punk in spirit than searching for the hippie ideal. The Eagle Inn is an excellent traditional pub from the team behind the Castle Hotel, the Parlour and Gullivers. It's just off Trinity Way, an eight-minute walk from Manchester Cathedral on Deansgate.

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Yapa

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three guitars, percussion and the world to explore... Acoustic travel books, Sweet grooves and Ethno-Jazz from Paris, France. Percussionist Xavier Hamon and three guitarists Simon Chenet, Fabrice Bourguignat and Christophe Combet are touring around the world writing their musical travel book. First album, Can I Talk to You ? (2007) was recorded live during a Balkan tour (Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia). Second one : Pariwaga (2010), was taped in Africa after the band was invited to play on the Ouagadougou Jazz Festival (Burkina Faso) and at the Algiers Jazz Festival (Algeria). Their latest album, WagaMumbaï (2013), followed an Indian journey of 12 concerts and was recorded in Mumbai (India). YAPA are now composing music for their next album. Inspiration is coming from two islands they've been touring : Tahiti in Polynesia (they were invited to Tahiti Guitar Festival) and England, as they've played London various times over the past few years. http://www.yapa.fr

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Classic Clapton

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:15pm

The World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band? Yes, and they'll be proving it this September in Lyme Regis as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.The band features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too. They were formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne and since then have become something of a rock institution. The band comprises four excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand's electrifying stage performances. The whole of EC's illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years. CLASSIC CLAPTON have toured Worldwide, and throughout the UK, including numerous sell-out shows. They have appeared at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival where they were a major success. This will be their second visit to The Marine Theatre. Their first concert here in February 2013 sold out. Fans are therefore advised to book early for their next concert. The show is a 2-hour journey through the music of Eric Clapton including all of the favourites - Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and an Unplugged segment. A must for any Clapton fans!

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Classic Clapton

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:15pm

The World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band? Yes, and they'll be proving it this September in Lyme Regis as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.The band features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too. They were formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne and since then have become something of a rock institution. The band comprises four excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand's electrifying stage performances. The whole of EC's illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years. CLASSIC CLAPTON have toured Worldwide, and throughout the UK, including numerous sell-out shows. They have appeared at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival where they were a major success. This will be their second visit to The Marine Theatre. Their first concert here in February 2013 sold out. Fans are therefore advised to book early for their next concert. The show is a 2-hour journey through the music of Eric Clapton including all of the favourites - Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and an Unplugged segment. A must for any Clapton fans!

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Acoustic Movement

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Lychett Matravers Halls Road Farm 5:00pm

The 2nd Acoustic Movement Festival will be held over Friday 11th and Saturday the 12th September. This is one of the last festivals of the year before we pack our tents away for another year and get out the big jumpers for Autumn. On the site of the very popular Wonky Donk Festival and run by the same crew. Expect the usual high level of acts, service and fun, but a slightly more laid back vibe. The campsite will be open from midday on Friday until Sunday lunchtime.

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K-music 2015 Presents: No Brain

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at London Scala 7:00pm

In England, we know a bit about Korean art music and hold some preconceptions about K-Pop - but we don't know much about Korean rock music, and that's where Seoul's finest, No Brain, have built a huge following, playing over three thousand gigs across Korea in the last 15 years. Powered by raw vocals (Bull is the lead singer), razor guitars (Vovo plays guitar), sharp suits (Bogle plays bass) and a drummer called Dolly, they've won lots of Korean Music Awards, but never played London before. They're expecting a young Korean audience so they're playing an early show - support hits at 7.30, they play 8.30pm. Part of K-Music 2015 (www.serious.org.uk/kmusic)

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Cara Stacey - 'things That Grow' Album Launch Party

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at London Vortex 8:00pm

Come down to celebrate the launch of Cara Stacey's incredible debut record, 'Things That Grow', which combines African bow music and vocal traditions with modern electronics and improvisation. Travelling especially from Cape Town, Cara will be joined by her band - including the awesome Shabaka Hutchings, Leafcutter John, Dan Leavers, Sarathy Korwar and Ruth Goller. Join us for a one-off evening of cosmic, historic music.

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Stackridge

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Guildford Boileroom 7.30pm

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London Folk Festival

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors Open 12:00pm, Live Music Starts 12:30pm

The London Folk Festival is an all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. Building on the success of last year's London Folk Fayre, the event promises again to be a day to remember, featuring award-winning local and national acts well established on the folk and acoustic scene, as well as workshops, singarounds and more. Our Festival is held at Cecil Sharp House, the London home of English Folk Music, just a few minutes walk away from Camden Town. Cecil Sharp House is family-friendly and accessible, and has an onsite cafe and real ale bar. For this year's event we have a fantastic lineup featuring the best of the national and local folk scene, including several award winning artists. Confirmed artists include Blackbeards Tea Party, Gadarene, Stick in the Wheel, Threepenny Bit, Coach House Company, Ewan McLennan and more

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Reg Meuross

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.15pm

Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics led Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. He will be accompanied by special guest Jess Vincent. Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skillfully delivered The Times In The Gallery

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Robin And Bina Williamson

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Caerleon Llanhennock Village Hall 7.30 for 8pm

Welcome return of this talented couple. Wonderful multi-instrumentalists and vocalists promising an entertaining evening.

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The Rosellys

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Newport Le Pub 8:00pm

"From genial acoustic country to contemporary bluegrass to thoughtful balladry and cajun, The Rosellys play music that's best described as Americana good 'n' true" (Folk n Roots) The Rosellys are a five piece Americana band from Bristol. Regular tours to America clearly influence their song writing and live performances with close comparisons made to artists such as Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings to name a few.

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Rainbow Girls

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Rainbow Girls is a group of female musicians who write and perform original material with roots in folk, americana, gypsy, funk, soul, and rock n'roll. In addition to their soaring harmonies, these ladies switch back and forth amongst a multitude of instruments including, but not limited to: acoustic and electric guitar, accordion, harmonica, banjolele, bass, keys, ukelele, kazoo, djembe, and drum kit. Born in an underground open mic night, they began as an acoustic act, busking around the farmers markets of Santa Barbara before hitting the streets of Europe for a summer of couch surfing, busking, and traveling by the skin of their teeth. Since their return, they have evolved into an electric stomp-folk band complete with drums, bass, and a slew of original music. In May 2013 they released their debut album, "The Sound of Light," and have taken it to Europe, the UK, and the western half of the US. Since the end of their 2014 tour dates, they have been holed up in their new home north of San Francisco recording their newest album, Perceptronium, released June 2015. http://www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com

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London Folk Festival

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 11:30am

The London Folk Festival is an all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. Building on the success of last year's London Folk Fayre, the event promises again to be a day to remember, featuring award-winning local and national acts well established on the folk and acoustic scene, as well as workshops, singarounds and more. Our Festival is held at Cecil Sharp House, the London home of English Folk Music, just a few minutes walk away from Camden Town. Cecil Sharp House is family-friendly and accessible, and has an onsite cafe and real ale bar. For this year's event we have a fantastic lineup featuring the best of the national and local folk scene, including several award winning artists. Confirmed artists include Blackbeards Tea Party, Gadarene, Stick in the Wheel, Threepenny Bit, Coach House Company, Ewan McLennan and more

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Nick Akester

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 7:30pm

An evening of music with Nick Akester. Nick plays original catchy acoustic alt-folky country blues type story lyrical stuff. There is something for everybody. Support from Paul Pearson

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Tony Winn - Singing In The Bath! [live @ The Cottage Special]

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Debenham Dove Cottage 7:30pm

Essex songwriter Tony Winn's Singing in the Bath show started life as a Red Nose Day stunt and has taken on a life of it's own including a couple of outings at the Edinburgh Fringe. He presents a mix of quirky songs and poems about bin liners, refrigerators, sex after 50, mice floating on giant cheeses, not forgetting the humble dung beetle... performed (plugged!) from the comfort of his bathtub. Hugely enjoyable and - yes - thought provoking! "Go and expect to smile, sing and tap your toes." **** THREE WEEKS (Edinburgh Fringe) "The audience loved the show and roared for more. Catch him if he comes your way.....you'll laugh, you'll cry, but don't blame us if you get wet!" ESSEX CHRONICLE "Winn's scattergun approach, coupled with an unashamed determination to play the gallery wears you down, and you give in and start laughing; not at him but with him. One to watch." EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES TILLY DALGLISH: At just 17 Tilly's song writing and delivery demonstrate an emotional maturity beyond her years and combine with a delicate finger picking style on the mandolin to produce poignant, passionate songs. Wow. She's incredible. A tremendously exciting artist, regardless of her age. BBC Introducing A great voice, an elegant way with words, emotional depth and a general graceful assurance. If she were to become a star it would do credit to stardom. Richard Carrington, Cambridge Local Secrets. ...with her soft, faltering voice and gently subversive instrumentation, a cult figure in the making Stephen Thomas, The Folkroom

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Tony Winn - Singing In The Bath! [live @ The Cottage Special]

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Debenham Dove Cottage 7:30pm

Essex songwriter Tony Winn's Singing in the Bath show started life as a Red Nose Day stunt and has taken on a life of it's own including a couple of outings at the Edinburgh Fringe. He presents a mix of quirky songs and poems about bin liners, refrigerators, sex after 50, mice floating on giant cheeses, not forgetting the humble dung beetle... performed (plugged!) from the comfort of his bathtub. Hugely enjoyable and - yes - thought provoking! "Go and expect to smile, sing and tap your toes." **** THREE WEEKS (Edinburgh Fringe) "The audience loved the show and roared for more. Catch him if he comes your way.....you'll laugh, you'll cry, but don't blame us if you get wet!" ESSEX CHRONICLE "Winn's scattergun approach, coupled with an unashamed determination to play the gallery wears you down, and you give in and start laughing; not at him but with him. One to watch." EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES TILLY DALGLISH: At just 17 Tilly's song writing and delivery demonstrate an emotional maturity beyond her years and combine with a delicate finger picking style on the mandolin to produce poignant, passionate songs. Wow. She's incredible. A tremendously exciting artist, regardless of her age. BBC Introducing A great voice, an elegant way with words, emotional depth and a general graceful assurance. If she were to become a star it would do credit to stardom. Richard Carrington, Cambridge Local Secrets. ...with her soft, faltering voice and gently subversive instrumentation, a cult figure in the making Stephen Thomas, The Folkroom

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Winter Wilson "cutting Free" Tour

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

2014 saw Winter Wilson make a real impact upon the UK folk scene. Following two years of intensive touring, their live performances had gone from strength to strength, developing superb stage presence and the ability really to engage with audiences, from festival main stage to intimate house concert. Then their latest album Cutting Free was featured as one of Ten Fine Albums by Martin Chilton of the Daily Telegraph. Martin's was just one of many excellent reviews, helping to raise Winter Wilson's profile yet further, and leading to a full diary for 2015 with a steady flow of bookings already coming in for 2016. Described by John Tams (Sharpe, Warhorse, National Theatre) as a magnificent songwriter, Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene. In addition to covers by some of folk's greats, his songs are now regularly sung in folk clubs across the country by everyone from floor singers and groups to choirs. He's also a mean guitar player with a relaxed easy singing style. Kip Winter's voice is simply one of the best in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure (described by one promoter as from melting to belting). In the past she has sung everything from jazz to opera, but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues. She also plays flute, piano accordion and occasional guitar. Whether performing in concert venue or folk club, this duo provides contemporary acoustic folk music at its very best, and always with a smile. Put these two together and you get great songs, stunning harmonies and much laughter - a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment! www.winterwilson.com

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From Canada: Betty And The Boy

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Commentators who like to keep things neatly slotted into place have struggled with Betty and The Boy, precisely because they defy simple categorisation. Though the quintet's string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minim­ali­st rock, they're more at home in the cracks in-between. It's from these quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger's voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Hailing from Kalispell, Montana, her lyrics play with imagery from nature and are almost fairy tale in style with ever so delicate presentation. The journey all started in Montana when Betty met Josh Harvey (from Portland, Oregon) a few years back and they started to collaborate. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, has a writing style that is entirely at home alongside his musical partner and was the reason for the band's name which emerged when they began to play together as a duo. Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band that grew around them like an all-embracing vine, features violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classically-trained cellist Nanci McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar, and Jon Conlon on bass, a deft hand in the studio from working on the garage rock and punk scene. He gets the credit for capturing tracks that have won them most attention from their stunning 7-track EP, Good Luck, such as Moth To A Light, Good Luck, and Babel. 'Their first full length album, The Wreckage even has a decidedly old-school methodology behind it. as the old and new worlds collide, musical forms get deliciously twisted into something highly original and thoroughly enjoyable.' Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK 'There's something ancient and modern about Betty and the Boy kinda Elizabethan and Americana too.' Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio 'Most interestingly, it instantly grabs hold of your brain and doesn't let go to the point that you're still humming the tune hours later.' Rob Fearnley, Fatea Magazine, UK

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Dave Kelly & Maggie Bell

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

En Suite accom available plus camping or park your campervan in the field next to the venue - phone 01823 480467 first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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John Doyle

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm

Born in Dublin, John Doyle is a Grammy nominee, has performed for President Obama at the White House, and has been lauded with every accolade imaginable in Irish music. He is not only a fine singer but more importantly, an imaginative and original songwriter who really grabs audiences with his ability to tell a story through song. Coupled with his high standing as one of the best acoustic guitarists around, this makes for a memorable evening's music. He is world-renowned for his work as founding member of the groundbreaking Irish/American band Solas; in partnerships with musicians such as Tim O'Brien, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Liz Carroll, Kate Rusby, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; Heidi Talbot; Kris Drever; Karen Matheson; his exciting yearly contributions to the Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings on Compass Records. 'Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive . What are they putting in the potable water in County Sligo, where John now resides, that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?' Wall Street Journal

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Kirsty Bromley Band - Liverpool Nordic Church

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Liverpool Nordic Church and Cultural Centre Doors at 7.00pm starts at 7.30pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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The Fos Brothers

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

The FOS Brothers are Dave and Sam McCrory from East Belfast, N.Ireland, now based in Dorset. Together they create a unique soundscape of acoustic music heavily influenced by their Irish roots. They have been performing for over 15 years at Festivals, Arts Centres..... all sorts of venues in the UK and abroad. Sam McRory inhabits the dark streets and landscapes of the brothers' traditional songs, while Dave's songwriting is no-nonsense social and emotional commentry. Their choice of cover versions is eclectic. TwickFolk's John Hocking first encountered them at Glastonbury Festival, drawn to their folk re-working of Frank Zappa's The Torture Never Stops. They became a fixed part of his annual Glastonbury schedule, and the CD "Without Reason" is a favourite in the household. "A stirring fusion of original and traditional songs on hypnotic acoustic guitars to 21st century dance grooves." Steve Knightley, Show of Hands "The FOS brothers have played on our stage at Glastonbury every year for the last 10 years and still pack the house with their superb musicianship and sublime vocals." Andy Hope, Croissant Neuf, Glastonbury Festival

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Sawa Trio

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

I PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sawa is a trio of leading Middle Eastern music fusion specialists - Shirley Smart on cello, Clemens Christian Pötzsch on piano and synths and Alya Marquardt on vocals. Smart is best known for her ensemble Melange, and has been a featured cellist on alums by Maurizio Minardi, Alya Marquardt and Alice Zawadzki. Pötzsch is a pianist and composer who leads Masaa, a Lebanese-German band that has won multiple jazz and world music awards. Marquardt is an Iraqi singer and composer who has been featured on BBC television, Jazz FM and Middle Eastern and African television. Their music brings together Middle Eastern music influences primarily in the form of Iraqi folk with free improvisation, polyrhythmic explorations and experimental interpretation. Their debut album will be released on Two Rivers Records in early 2016.

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Bendrix

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:15pm

Benji Kirkpatrick is a musician and songwriter, founding both folk big band Bellowhead, and acclaimed folk trio, Faustus. Not only that, he's toured extensively with folk legends Maddy Prior and Seth Lakeman too. And now he visits Lyme Regis. With Bellowhead announcing in June 2015 that they were to split up, this show is a special opportunity to see Benji live in an intimate setting. Join him as he reinterprets the songs of Jimi Hendrix on banjo, mandolin and bouzouki, stripping back the layers, and peeling open the psychedelia of the era to reveal the songs in their purest form. Remembered for his pioneering, exceptional ability as a guitarist, on (and off) stage antics, Hendrix's legacy extends to a wealth of legendary material. In his own individual style, Benji interprets Hendrix like you've never heard him before...Hear his train a-comin'!

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Bendrix

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:15pm

Benji Kirkpatrick is a musician and songwriter, founding both folk big band Bellowhead, and acclaimed folk trio, Faustus. Not only that, he's toured extensively with folk legends Maddy Prior and Seth Lakeman too. And now he visits Lyme Regis. With Bellowhead announcing in June 2015 that they were to split up, this show is a special opportunity to see Benji live in an intimate setting. Join him as he reinterprets the songs of Jimi Hendrix on banjo, mandolin and bouzouki, stripping back the layers, and peeling open the psychedelia of the era to reveal the songs in their purest form. Remembered for his pioneering, exceptional ability as a guitarist, on (and off) stage antics, Hendrix's legacy extends to a wealth of legendary material. In his own individual style, Benji interprets Hendrix like you've never heard him before...Hear his train a-comin'!

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Debby Mcclatchy At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the queens of Americana. Debby has a repertoire of some of the most powerful and moving traditional American music, and is recognised as one of the best frailing banjo players in the accompanying style in the world. She's also brilliant fun and a charming performer. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Kirsty Bromley Band - Crookes Social Club

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Crookes Social Club;;'; 7:00pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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Marcus Malone

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Detroit-born Malone has been making quite an impact on the European concert and festival circuit during the past few years and this earthy performer's sixth album 'Stand or Fall' is a gem of the highest order, boasting some compelling original material delivered by a finely honed band steeped in the spirit of blues. The singer-guitarist's vocals are reminiscent of Paul Rodgers on tracks such as Living The Blues and Under Pressure but he's a major talent in his own right too. Think Bad Company crossed with Little Feat!

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Marcus Malone

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Detroit-born Malone has been making quite an impact on the European concert and festival circuit during the past few years and this earthy performer's sixth album 'Stand or Fall' is a gem of the highest order, boasting some compelling original material delivered by a finely honed band steeped in the spirit of blues. The singer-guitarist's vocals are reminiscent of Paul Rodgers on tracks such as Living The Blues and Under Pressure but he's a major talent in his own right too. Think Bad Company crossed with Little Feat!

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The Coal Porters

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: - as promised, in what's become an annual outing to the seaside, the return of the band that blows bluegrass out of the field. Formed in California in 1989 after influential country rock band The Long Ryders called it a day, Sid Griffin's Coal Porters moved to UK and evolved into something that encompasses acoustic roots music at its most magnificent. Sid has carved a sizeable niche in the written media / radio / TV as an author, biographer, historian, reviewer of the musicians and music he is steeped in. Sid Griffin - vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp and his cohort of Kerenza Peacock fiddle and vocals; Paul Fitzgerald banjo ('something of a banjo legend in his native Kent')and vocals; Tali Trow, bass; Neil Robert Herd guitar, sporran and vocals. '...a proper band with albums and tours and a fiddle' Laura Barton, The Guardian www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub www.facebook.com/terracecred

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John Doyle

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

John Doyle's gifts as guitarist and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

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John Doyle

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

John Doyle's gifts as guitarist and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

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Kirsty Bromley Band - London

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:00pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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The Willard Grant Conspiracy

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Jess Klein

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I PULLED NO PUNCHES ON THIS ALBUM, JESS KLEIN SAYS OF HER NEW ALBUM LEARNING FAITH. IT'S EDGY AND BRUTAL, BUT IT WAS INSPIRED BY A GENUINE LOVE FOR THIS WORLD. Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felthas pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts. Learning Faith which marks Klein's third collaboration with veteran producer Mark Professor Feathers Addisonboasts ten personally-charged new originals that rank with her most compelling and illuminating work. Such bracing tunes as Surrender, So Fucking Cool, Wish, Long Way Down and If There's A God (which she was inspired to write after protesting in support of State Senator Wendy Davis' pro-choice 2013 filibuster at the Texas state capitol building) embody the complementary mix of personal fearlessness and musical craftsmanship that define Klein's music. It felt a little different this time, the artist notes. It was the first time that I ever went into a record really feeling that I'd paid my dues, and that now I'm just gonna do and say whatever I want. I finally feel like I really don't care what anybody thinks. That felt huge, and it felt really empowering. I felt comfortable going as dark as I could, and not feeling like I had to pull back from that. It's also the first time I've started a record with a concept and tried to follow it through, she explains. After I wrote the song 'Learning Faith,' that started me thinking about writing a whole album of songs about the process of developing faithfaith in people, faith in the universe, faith in a higher power. I WANTED EACH SONG TO BE ABOUT SOME KIND OF STRUGGLE WITH FAITH, AND ASKING WHAT FAITH REALLY MEANS TO ME. Another thing that's different for me on this record, Klein continues, is that I'm willing to admit that I don't have the answer. When you're starting out as a younger artist, you can getaway without being forced to look at yourself or ask why you're doing this, and what you can really offer. As you get older, it starts to feel more urgent, like 'OK, if I'm gonna drag myself all over the world singing these songs, I've got to get out of this what I came here to get.' Learning Faith's rich emotional and musical palette is consistent with the level of commitment that Jess Klein has always brought to her music. The Rochester, NY native taught herself to play her father's acoustic guitar in her teens, and began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica. After graduation, she relocated to Boston, where she began performing locally and won acclaim for her self-released debut album Wishes Well Disguised. The attention helped to win her a deal with the Rykodisc label, for which she recorded the albums Draw Them Near and Strawberry Lover, which were warmly received by critics as well as Klein's growing audience. Klein's growing notoriety led to such milestones as an appearance on TV's Good Morning America, and a performance for an audience of 70,000 at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival. By 2008, when she relocated to the independent-minded musical mecca of Austin, TX, Klein had parted ways with Rykodisc and returned to her D.I.Y. recording roots. She continued to stake out brave new lyrical and musical territory on such albums as 2006's City Garden, 2009's Bound to Love and 2012's Behind A Veil, while continuing to tour throughout North America, Europe and Japan. She also became a beloved presence on her adopted hometown's music scene, while collaborating with such fellow troubadours as Jon Dee Graham, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Will Sexton, Ray Bonneville, Radney Foster, Randy Weeks, Matt the Electrician and John Fullbright. This can be a hard job, and it does require a certain amount of faith to continue doing it, Klein observes, adding, There have been several points where I've questioned my career choice. But every time I've gotten close to feeling defeated, I've pulled myself back up and come out of it stronger. And the more times I choose to keep doing it, the stronger I feel about it, and the stronger I feel about reaching a little deeper and putting everything out on the table. When you're younger, you don't totally know who you are yet, and you're still trying to figure things out. Now I feel more at ease with who I am and why I do this. My motivation now for playing music is to connect with people, and to do that by connecting with myself, which is the hardest and scariest part. The reward, she concludes, is those moments where all the other bullshit subsides and you have a total, pure connection with the audience, or with just one person. I feel so blessed to be able to have this connection with people that's based on something real. That's what I look for now.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Chorley St Joseph's Club Doors at 7.30pm

Steve Knightley, award winning 'Show of Hands' frontman has been touring since January 2014 with his "Grow Your Own Gig" project. He has now taken his original songs about rural life to over 100 unique venues from Cornwall to the Borders. Mr Kite is delighted to host one of the last nights of this tour. Chorley, here he comes. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Kirsty Bromley Band - Oxford, The North Wall

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Oxford The North Wall Arts Centre 7:00pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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Richard Dawson

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Liverpool The Kazimier 7:30pm

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Bajaly Suso

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Bajaly is a brilliant young Kora player and singer from the Gambia. (The Kora is a unique instrument with a harp like appearance and sound, but its intricate playing style is closer to Flamenco guitar). He learnt many of the traditional songs that were passed down in his family and he has been playing and singing these for almost 20 years. They relay the history of Mandinka West Africa, as well as illuminating contemporary life there. His performance at the Edinburgh Festival last year won a standing ovation and great reviews.

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Bajaly Suso

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Bajaly is a brilliant young Kora player and singer from the Gambia. (The Kora is a unique instrument with a harp like appearance and sound, but its intricate playing style is closer to Flamenco guitar). He learnt many of the traditional songs that were passed down in his family and he has been playing and singing these for almost 20 years. They relay the history of Mandinka West Africa, as well as illuminating contemporary life there. His performance at the Edinburgh Festival last year won a standing ovation and great reviews.

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Bajaly Suso

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Bajaly is a brilliant young Kora player and singer from the Gambia. (The Kora is a unique instrument with a harp like appearance and sound, but its intricate playing style is closer to Flamenco guitar). He learnt many of the traditional songs that were passed down in his family and he has been playing and singing these for almost 20 years. They relay the history of Mandinka West Africa, as well as illuminating contemporary life there. His performance at the Edinburgh Festival last year won a standing ovation and great reviews.

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Sally Barker

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Founder member of The Poozies who has supported Richard Thompson, Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, and in 2014 came second in BBC TV's The Voice! Venue doors 7.00pm

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Petunia With Nathan Godfrey

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If ever there was a dream meant-to-be pairing it was when the colourful frontman of hot Canadian band Petunia & The Vipers hooked up with renowned American old-time picker Nathan Godfrey. Described by reviewers as the real deal, the pair mine for nuggets from the US roots music back catalogue and present them as well-burnished golden treasures. Expect to hear echoes of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Jimme Rodgers and Riley Puckett as well as originals which will be familiar to fans of The Vipers' shows. Whenever Petunia takes the stage for a solo spotlight, it is always powerfully impressive. Godfrey, his multi-talented side-kick, who joins him on vocals and resonator guitar, mandolin or banjo, is recognised as one of Canada's leading old-time performers and also hosts his own radio show. They have toured extensively on the US/Canadian circuit in this superb duo format to become recognised as one of the truly great 'live' experiences. A pure Canadian treasure Key to The West music journal

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The Acoustic Strawbs

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Superb food from 7pm table booking essential. En Suite accom available plus camping - phone 01823 480467 first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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The House Devils.

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

www concerts at the globe glossop.

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Greg Trooper

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

Recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the best on the circuit, Greg Trooper's a songwriter who has had material covered by everyone from Vince Gill to Billy Bragg. One of the great, great American singer-songwriters Bob Harris BBC 2

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Here is a new band which combines the distinctive voices and instrumental prowess (mostly guitar and squeezeboxes) of Jamie Roberts (previously seen here with Kat Gilmore), Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. They present mainly English traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, displaying infectious energy, passion and creativity.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Here is a new band which combines the distinctive voices and instrumental prowess (mostly guitar and squeezeboxes) of Jamie Roberts (previously seen here with Kat Gilmore), Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. They present mainly English traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, displaying infectious energy, passion and creativity.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

BBC Radio Folk Award and Horizon winners in 2013 and 2014. Greg and Ciaran have taken the folk scene by storm and are in demand throughout the country. We are delighted they are paying another visit to the club. This concert is sure to be very well attended indeed. So please book your tickets early.

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Kirsty Bromley Band - The Village Pump

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Trowbridge The Pump Room at The Lamb Inn 7:00am

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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Sally Barker

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Sally Barker reduced Tom Jones, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on BBC TV's 'The Voice' 2014. Sally, who has supported Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom in concert, also performs with female folk band The Poozies and legendary folk-rock band Fotheringay. She is proud to present songs from her new 'Love Rat' e.p. as well as albums 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites such as 'Dear Darlin' and 'Walk on By'. Sally's new 6 track 'Love Rat' e.p. (released in September) features 4 new songs ('Love Rat', 'Kissing a Stranger', 'Jealous Bones' and 'Heart & the Shell' and 2 more songs ('Walk on By' & 'Don't Let me be Misunderstood') from BBC TV's The Voice.

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Jane Taylor & The Jt Band

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- 'What a voice' Clare Balding BBC Radio 2 'Gorgeous song writing' 2 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 'Sassy, gypsy, hearts-boots-and-bones kind of music, with an absolutely killer voice' Music Week 'What a voice' Clare Balding BBC Radio 2 'Beautiful! A hugely talented songwriter' Johnnie Walker BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson and Clare Balding are all huge fans, she's recorded with Massive Attack's Angelo Bruschini, opened for Jools Holland, won BEST ALBUM at the 'Independent Music Awards' as well as 'UK SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR' and recently she was invited to Maida Vale Studios to record some of her new songs for a special BBC radio programme. She's also penning music for a feature length animation that she's written with fellow musician and JT Band member Lizz Lipscombe (violin). She is a 'tour de force' for Independent music and much loved across the UK. Come and see why! www.janetaylor.co.uk

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Chris Corcoran Trio

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:30pm

Chris Corcoran is one of the most sought after UK blues guitarists, having worked with West Weston & the Bluesonics, Jeremiah Marques and Lee Sankey amongst others. Firm favourites at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain and the UK Boogie Woogie Festival. Chris Corcoran, Guitar; Dave Lagnado, Double Bass and Peter Greatorex , drums.

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Orkney Blues Festival 2015 - Concert With Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Stromness Town Hall 7:00pm

A family friendly concert at Stromness Town Hall, with Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, plus support from local artists. The refurbished town hall is a converted church found in the centre of Stromness, just minutes from our other festival venues, and has a capacity of over 200 persons. We're excited to be adding this venue to our festival weekend. Some say that the best acoustics in Orkney can be found within. Join us for an unforgettable start to Orkney Blues Weekend's 10th Festival. Find out more at www.orkneyblues.co.uk Family Friendly Event - all age groups are welcome, although anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

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Orkney Blues Festival 2015 - Concert With Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Stromness Town Hall 7:00pm

A family friendly concert at Stromness Town Hall, with Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, plus support from local artists. The refurbished town hall is a converted church found in the centre of Stromness, just minutes from our other festival venues, and has a capacity of over 200 persons. We're excited to be adding this venue to our festival weekend. Some say that the best acoustics in Orkney can be found within. Join us for an unforgettable start to Orkney Blues Weekend's 10th Festival. Find out more at www.orkneyblues.co.uk Family Friendly Event - all age groups are welcome, although anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

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The Emma Sweeney Trio

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at New Mills St George's Church 7:30pm

Jackdaw Stone presents award-winning Emma Sweeney (fiddle and vocals), playing songs from her album Pangea ('a gently classy debut' The Guardian) in the beautiful setting of St. George's church. Joining her are Ben Cashell (cello) and Jack Rutter (guitar) alchemy for a very special festival evening. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

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Songwriters At The Lantern - Paul Straws

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Liverpool The Lantern Theatre 8:00pm

Thursday 17th September, 8pm doors. Paul Straws support from Gary Stewart, plus Beaten Tracks DJs Mellowtone & Liverpool Acoustic team up to present a series of evenings with Liverpool-based songwriters, in the intimate surrounds of the Lantern Theatre, nestled in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle. The first guest will be Paul Straws - playing the best from a back catalogue of a decade's worth of material. Lauded for his 'great songwriting' by BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson, and oft championed by Dave Monks (BBC Introducing) Paul is a well-known figure in Liverpool's acoustic fraternity. "After delighting with light, well-crafted mandolin and ukulele led folk pop, the local songsmith plays two filthy numbers straight from the oeuvre of Prince." (Bido Lito - live review) Support on the night is Gary Stewart - a Scottish singer/songwriter with tales of paranoia, love and prostitution, delivered with Celtic flair. PAUL STRAWS Paul Straws is a well disciplined student of both the craft of songwriting and the ancient art of loop pedalling. He is on the road in 2015 playing the best from a back catalogue of a decade's worth of material - lauded for his 'great songwriting' by BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson, and oft championed by Dave Monks at BBC Introducing. On record, Straws' songs are beautifully awash with mandolins, ukulele, glorious harmonies and gorgeous cello, and tells tales of love, life, regrets, and whatever else happens to be bothering him at the time. Live, Paul performs with as many instruments as he can carry to a venue and puts them all through his loop pedal. In the past year, he has supported Scott Matthews, Simone Felice and Mary Epworth. Straws is gradually building his following, both on and off line, aided by his DIY passion for collaborating on his videos, produced by Liverpool TV, including a hand drawn animation for You Wouldn't See It That Way. He has also managed two top five entries in the Qatar alternative radio top 40, including a number 1 for The Crooked Branches Fall. GARY STEWART The folk singer /songwriter performs songs with a Celtic flair, and is influenced by Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Carole King. This mellifluous Yorkshire based musician, who plays with bands including Hope & Social and Rosie Doonan, has released two albums of his solo work-well reviewed and played on Radio 2 and BBC6 music. Beaten Tracks DJs NOTES TO EDITORS Mellowtone Evenings of live music and DJs in a variety of the most intimate venues around Liverpool. Folk / Blues / Songwriters/ Acoustic / Roots. Mellowtone's dreamers and schemers are on a nomadic quest to spread good times through intimate soirees with a heartbeat of live acoustic music. They continue to quietly create a stir... www.mellowtone.info "a team that consistently bring to Merseyside's doorstep, the best in roots, folk and blues while championing and nurture Liverpool's song-writing talent" - Getintothis Liverpool Acoustic Liverpool Acoustic is the central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in the Liverpool city region, containing news, an event diary, music and gig reviews, a podcast, and details of their double award-wining live music events. liverpoolacoustic.co.uk Lantern Theatre Lantern Theatre Liverpool is an intimate, family run venue, nestled in the heart of Liverpool's creative playground The Baltic Triangle. A converted warehouse on the edge of Liverpool One, Lantern Theatre Liverpool emanates a bohemian contemporaneity that makes it the perfect location for unique, ground-breaking theatre, music and comedy. http://www.lanterntheatreliverpool.co.uk/

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Blue Rose Code (solo)

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.bluerosecode.com/ http://www.bluerosecode.com/watch Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook Follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Launderette_Sessions on Instagram Tickets £15 in advance or £17.50 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing............... Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have a drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. BLUE ROSE CODE is Edinburgh-born songwriter Ross Wilson. At the edge of contemporary alt-folk, Wilson's music evokes a meeting of Van Morrison and a young John Martyn, both shipwrecked with a bunch of Motown records. Album two -The Ballads of Peckham Rye was released on 2nd June, featuring a remarkable roll call of musicians - Danny Thompson, Kathryn Williams, Karine Polwart & Aidan O'Rourke.

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The Acoustic Strawbs + Boundless Brothers

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at St Ives The Guildhall 7pm

No parking at venue, please use town car parks. Licensed Bar. Unreserved seating.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier Door opens 7pm Show starts 8pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa There is no doubt about it Fletcher is a monster guitarist a huge talent capable of scaling the heights of blues stardom Blues In Britain Magazine Fletcher's playing is a synthesis of the best qualities of contemporary electric blues, but he isn't confined by it. He displays a limitless flow of concepts in a slow-blues context. Vintage Guitar Magazine

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Jacco Gardner

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

Jacco Gardner is a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands. Album 'Cabinet Of Curiosities out February 11 2013 on Trouble in Mind and Excelsior Recordings in Benelux. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects.

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Jacco Gardner

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

Jacco Gardner is a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands. Album 'Cabinet Of Curiosities out February 11 2013 on Trouble in Mind and Excelsior Recordings in Benelux. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects.

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The Nimmo Brothers

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Athrú

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Seoladh albaim le banna spleodrach nua ó Bhéal Feirste - album launch with exciting new trad ensemble from Belfast.

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Dino Baptiste, Mike Paice & Evan Jenkins

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) 7:00pm

Boogie Woogie & Blues

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Greg Trooper Usa

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

One of our best gigs of 2014 was undoubtedly Greg Trooper. Steve Earle's favourite singer just about says it all. See www.gregtrooper.com

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Greg Trooper Usa

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

One of our best gigs of 2014 was undoubtedly Greg Trooper. Steve Earle's favourite singer just about says it all. See www.gregtrooper.com

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The Steve Winch Band

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

WWW.STEVEWINCH.CO.UK www.revferriday.com Bar Opens 7.30pm ist Act on stage 8pm

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The Graveltones

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Cardiff Fuel 7:00pm

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The Weather Station

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman; folk music based in classic elements of songcraft melody, tension, meaning. On the acclaimed All Of It Was Mine, and follow-up What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know both for You've Changed Records Lindeman established herself as a songwriter's songwriter, earning accolades for her delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, complex metaphors and rich details of the everyday. Her much-anticipated third album, entitled Loyalty, is due out in spring. Recorded at La Frette, a legendary studio just outside of Paris, France, the record retains the humble immediacy of Lindeman's previous record, All Of It Was Mine, while adding a high fidelity sheen, a clarity, a new confidence. Produced by Robbie Lackritz (Feist), the record is a collaboration between Lindeman and Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas. The record is set for worldwide release in May on Outside Music (Canada) and Paradise Of Bachelors (US/Europe). The Weather Station has toured North America with acts like Bahamas, Basia Bulat and Timber Timbre; recently, she toured Japan. She is also in demand as collaborator, appearing on new records by Doug Paisley (No Quarter), Field Report (Partisan), Daniel Romano (New West/You've Changed), and Siskiyou (Constellation) among others. A co-write with Steven Lambke (The Constantines) garnered a 2013 SOCAN songwriting award nomination, and her work has drawn accolades from Pitchfork, The Globe and Mail, Exclaim, The Toronto Star and many more. 'Plain but elegant, simple but intricate her songs feel very much like attempts to understand and appreciate the world in spite of its bitter ills; like the most basic forms of folk music, a term Lindeman readily embraces, they come with intent and aim' Pitchfork

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly together ~ David Aird, Chairman, Glenfarg Folk Club With 6 critically-acclaimed albums plus numerous tours and festival appearances to their names, Winter Wilson are increasingly well known across the UK acoustic music scene for their fine original songs, stunning harmonies and off-the-wall humour. Since their first collaboration, as half of folk-rock outfit Ragtrade, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson have been recognised as great natural entertainers. Nowadays their show is enhanced by superb stage presence, and the ability really to engage with audiences from festival main stage, to intimate house concert. Whether performing in concert venue or folk club, these two provide contemporary acoustic folk music at its very best, and always with a smile. Put these two together and you get great songs, beautifully sung and much laughter a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment. "Not just another duo - Winter Wilson really are something special" ~ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6

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Matt Creer

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Suzy Indygo 8.00-8.35 Kristy Gallacher 8.50-9.30 Matt Creer 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Mountain Firework Company

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Irish Mountain Music for City Folk The renowned anglo Irish alt-country folksters THE MOUNTAIN FIREWORK COMPANY are here to promote their latest critically acclaimed album The Lonesome Losing Blues They first came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre Taking the bluegrass sound in new directions and making it totally relevant for the 21st century, their unique brand of Americana is built on the solid foundations of American mountain music but with an added twist of Celtic Folk and a dash of Bed-sit Singer-Songwriter angst. Their trademark cocktail of dynamic drive and reflective power comes from combining traditional instrumentation (banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitars, Double Bass with added beef from a drum kit) with that dark thread of subject matter that runs direct from old Appalachian folk song right up to modern country noir. The bands songwriter and guitar and banjo maestro Gareth McGahan makes no attempt to mask the Gaelic overtones in his distinctive Belfast brogue and his delivery exactly mirrors his heartfelt writing style. His songs sound both contemporary and traditional , and when they are performed with the vocal harmonies supplied by the remaining band members (every one of whom are exceptional players) the band bristles with energy and vitality. Irish folk may have informed Americana but few explore the link as well as The Mountain Firework Company..Q MAGAZINE find this album as soon as possible and discover your next favorite band MAVERICK MAGAZINE the band's outstanding musicianship impresses time and again ..AMERICANA UK Contemporary British Folkgrass ..the ace in the hole is the bruised vocal imprint of Gareth McGahan ..Excellent. R2 ROCK'REEL MAGAZINE This is music of rich depth, incredibly rewarding to get into, and easily one of the best albums I've heard this year FLYIN SHOES REVIEW McGahan's lyrics are wonderfully crafted and the tunes flow almost effortlessly around and through them...They really pack a punch with their full-on rocking acoustic bluegrassy folk ...FOLK RADIO UK

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The Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

Rip roaring party night with experts in getting everyone on their feet, The Monster Ceilidh Band. Put on your dancing shoes and give the summer one last fling before the autumn closes in!

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The Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

Rip roaring party night with experts in getting everyone on their feet, The Monster Ceilidh Band. Put on your dancing shoes and give the summer one last fling before the autumn closes in!

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The Local Presents Rm Hubbert And Friends

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at London Kings Place 7:00pm

RM Hubbert and The Local present a night of two shows featuring the finest in alt/outsider music, from the mind-expanding psychedelia and pure, life-affirming pop music of Grumbling Fur to the melancholy harmonies of Glasgow singer/sound artist Ela Orleans. Hubbert brings his own post-punk Flamenco to the festival, and picks some of his favourite artists: James Blackshaw, whose dexterity on a 12-string guitar has earnt him comparisons with Bert Jansch, and Kathryn Joseph, whose other-worldly voice evokes a stark, cinematic journey through the Scottish landscape. Her bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled has just won Scottish Album of the Year. James Blackshaw is an English, Hastings-based fingerstyle guitarist and pianist. He primarily plays an acoustic 12-string guitar and has been compared to Bert Jansch, Robbie Basho, John Fahey, Jack Rose, and Leo Kottke. He has released albums on the labels Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, Barl Fire Recordings, Static Caravan, Digitalis Industries, Important Records, Tompkins Square, and Young God Records. 'Grumbling Fur are like a pair of cinematic mad scientists who have finally managed to combine two of the greatest things known to humanity mind-expanding psychedelia and pure, life-affirming pop music.' The Quietus 'Deeply odd, yet held together by great pop tunes, Preternaturals is as fascinatingly unnerving as it is pleasingly listenable' The Times; 'Transportive pop chants' MOJO; 'Old school British psychedelia... rituals behind the privet hedge' Q; 'Odd, bewitching pop' Uncut; 'They soon make good on their pop pledge... the tunes haunt the mind long after they've faded' NME Glasgow resident Ela Orleans' latest endeavor Lost resembles a short histoire de l'amour, complete with instrumental soundscapes filling in the gaps between her narrative lyrics. In her low moan longing and sampled layers, Ela Orleans takes us into a demure, suave landscape where internalizing is required and desire untouchable except behind closed doors. Harmonies melt into the sweet longing to be wanted and loved. The album flows like a film (what Orleans describes as 'movies for ears'), each track constructing a different scene, at times through a screaming violin or through electronic dystopic swirls building the perfect background for her revealing lyrics. 'Ela Orleans is a revelation. Both utterly timeless and of the moment...' Rough Trade jamesblackshaw.tumblr.com | facebook.com/Grumbling-Fur | elaorleans.com | thelocal.tv

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The Local Presents Rm Hubbert And Friends

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at London Kings Place 7:00pm

RM Hubbert and The Local present a night of two shows featuring the finest in alt/outsider music, from the mind-expanding psychedelia and pure, life-affirming pop music of Grumbling Fur to the melancholy harmonies of Glasgow singer/sound artist Ela Orleans. Hubbert brings his own post-punk Flamenco to the festival, and picks some of his favourite artists: James Blackshaw, whose dexterity on a 12-string guitar has earnt him comparisons with Bert Jansch, and Kathryn Joseph, whose other-worldly voice evokes a stark, cinematic journey through the Scottish landscape. Herbones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled has just won Scottish Album of the Year. Please note that this is a standing event. Limited seating will be available. The concert bar will be open all night, and in between the acts, The Quietus DJs will be providing music in the Concert Level Foyer on 2. Lyrically compelling and sonically stunning, Kathryn Joseph's Scottish Album of the Year Award shortlisted album, bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled, evokes a stark, cinematic journey. Written in a period during which life took Kathryn between northern bothies, east coast beaches, the forth bridges and ultimately the east end of Glasgow where she recorded the album predominantly live in a week with Marcus Mackay at the diving bell lounge (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Sparrow and the Workshop). RM Hubbert is a guitarist and (sometimes) singer from Scotland. He writes music about love, death, friendship, mental illness and occasionally a dog called D Bone. It's not as depressing as the previous sentence suggests. One of Glasgow's more prolific artists, he has released music under a variety of guises since 1993. His debut solo album First & Last, was released in 2010. Three further albums then joined his catalogue, including Breaks & Bone which was shortlisted for the 2014 Scottish Album of the Year Award. kathrynjoseph.co.uk | rmhubbert.com | thelocal.tv

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Mortal Tides

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

The youthful, Cambridge based indie-folk band Mortal Tides are turning heads on the music scene - support on the night is from Bedford based Gwinny, multi-instrumentalist with local band Blessem.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Mortal Tides

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

The youthful, Cambridge based indie-folk band Mortal Tides are turning heads on the music scene - support on the night is from Bedford based Gwinny, multi-instrumentalist with local band Blessem.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

(Matt Quinn, Rosie Hood and Jamie Roberts) Standing tickets always available on the night

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Porchlight Smokers

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30pm)

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Porchlight Smokers

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Guildford Boileroom 7.30pm

++PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GUILDFORD++ Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music that is an integral part of their beings. All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph "Swarbrick is an absolute revelation here, as instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It's like they were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul and tenderness and dynamism too is an unconditional joy." fRoots This remarkable pairing played an important part in the tremendous shake up given to British folk music in the middle to late 60's. Dave Swarbrick first came to prominence on the folk scene as a young instrumental virtuoso in the Ian Campbell Folk Group. Having worked alongside other leading musicians such as Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl and Roger Marriott and A. L. Lloyd, he teamed up with Martin Carthy in 1966. While they featured hot instrumental tracks in their live sets and recordings, Dave's forte in the duo was sensitive accompaniment to Martin's vocals and guitar. On Rags, Reels & Airs the focus was solely on Dave and it finally gave him a chance to really stretch out and demonstrate his leading instrumental prowess. The result was a new era of English instrumental folk music and a new approach to folk music altogether. When they parted in 1969 Dave joined Fairport Convention and his contribution to folk and folk/rock music is legendary and well documented. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all! Q Magazine

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Hessle Town Hall Start 8pm, doors 7.30pm

Bradford born Chantel, winner of the 'best UK Blues guitarist' award for the past two years has been described as having the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one.

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Kirk Fletcher + Special Guests At The 1865, Southampton

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Southampton The 1865 7:30pm

The 1865 are pleased to welcome blues guitar ace, Kirk Fletcher on Saturday 19th September. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works.

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Eugene 'hideaway' Bridges

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 8:00pm

If you like your blues laced with soul, funk and the spirit of B.B. King and Sam Cooke combined, then the towering figure of Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges is the man. Eugene Bridges is a huge man with a huge voice, playing an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough charm to light up a small city. In the mid-1990s, while travelling alone to Europe, Eugene was spotted by B.B. King's bass player Joe Turner, who recruited him to play in his band, Big Joe Turner's Memphis Blues Caravan. After a year with Turner's band, Bridges formed a new version of his own Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges Band, and began performing at clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. In 1998 and 1999, he topped numerous British and European blues magazine polls as best male vocalist. Born in New Orleans, Eugene has built a loyal following around the world with a string of fantastic albums and an incessant touring schedule that saw his recent performance at the Gumball Festival in NSW chalked up as his 30th visit to Australia. His first album, Born To Be Blue, was produced by Mike Vernon on the Blueside label in 1998. The following year he was signed by British label Armadillo, for whom he has released a series of albums starting with Man Without A Home (2000) and Jump the Joint (2003). He also released the albums Coming Home (2005), Eugene Hideaway Bridges (2007), Live In San Antonio (2009), and Rock and a Hard Place (2011) 'His instrumental prowess, lyrical and musical vision, and passionate and emotional commitment results in a refreshingly adult set full of joy and meaning.' Living Blues Magazine

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Michael Roach

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8:30pm

No-one plays the blues quite like the engaging Mr Roach. But then that's because few - if any - performers this side of the water have the authenticity. He lives in England now but he was born into a family of 13 in Washington DC, grew up with the blues and learned the East Coast style developed from the 20s by the likes of a John Cephas and Philadelphia Jerry Ricks. In short, he is the real thing. A brilliant blues exponent, yes. But also an entertainer, a communicator - an artist whose aim is to create a greater understanding of the blues and what he calls the "black experience." It's been a couple of years since he played the Kalamazoo and it is good to have him back.

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Helter Skelter With La Mort Subite + Green Man

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The candle-lit vaults of the Holborn Viaduct provide a perfect setting to celebrate the launch of Stick In The Wheel's new album, with support from Wolf People's Jack Sharp and Nigel of Bermondsey. This is advance ticket only. Doors 7.00 pm, music from 7.45 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the performance space we cannot seat latecomers until the interval. Tickets £8.00 from the above link. The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine's Album of 2014 winners, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM's Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for both. Featuring Ian Carter on dobro, singers Nicola Kearey and Fran Foote, plus Si Foote on Percussion and Ellie Wilson on fiddle, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it's attitude- they're a breath of fresh air, definitey not to be missed. '..total commitment to the songs, and an utter and wholly refreshing lack of self-consciousness in the delivery'. fRoots Magazine '..goes right to the heart of what folk music is about'. Bright Young Folk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1jVjL8ojZQ Jack Sharp is the singer and guitarist with psych folk-rock band Wolf People. In his years with the band, he has developed a keen side interest in finding, singing and interpreting folk songs from his home of Bedfordshire, inspired by the music of Nic Jones, Lal Waterson and Peter Bellamy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qym-UMjIXEw Folk troubadour Nigel of Bermondsey is head of the 'South East London Folklore Society', a group dedicated to London folklore and the esoteric It inspired his musical gazetteer of London- 'Gemini City'. The album contains scenes of mild terror, foul history, supernatural fairytales and heartbreaking pathos. Recent performances include the Southbank Centre, the Globe Theatre, and Cecil Sharp House.

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The Cajun Dawgs

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A deep south gumbo of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Rockin' Blues & Rockabilly authentically played on screaming accordion, twanging guitars, thumping bass and crazy drums. The Cajun Dawgs combine traditional Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco with Rockin' Swamp Blues, Country and early Rock and Roll music, all served up with an earthy authentic sound resonating back to the 40's and 50's. The band demonstrates the great variety of influences to be found in the true sound of the Louisiana Bayous and Prairies. A deep south sound track for dancing, loving, crying and fighting...

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Hilgay Village Hall 8:00pm

WILD WILLY BARRETT'S FRENCH CONNECTION live at Hilgay Village Hall. From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! A fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. Charismatic French singer Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from Bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix. At the heart of the ensemble are the indisputable talents of multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett, cellist Mary Holland and Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, whose outstanding musicianship was recently rewarded by an invitation to play in the presence of The Queen at Buckingham Palace. The group's innovative arrangements are beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment. More info here: Website: http://www.wildwillybarrett.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwbfrenchconnection Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EvyB_faonA

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Hilgay Village Hall 8:00pm

WILD WILLY BARRETT'S FRENCH CONNECTION live at Hilgay Village Hall. From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! A fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. Charismatic French singer Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from Bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix. At the heart of the ensemble are the indisputable talents of multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett, cellist Mary Holland and Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, whose outstanding musicianship was recently rewarded by an invitation to play in the presence of The Queen at Buckingham Palace. The group's innovative arrangements are beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment. More info here: Website: http://www.wildwillybarrett.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wwbfrenchconnection Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EvyB_faonA

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Exminster Victory Hall 7:30pm

The first time Phil has played in the village of his birth in over 40 years!

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Folkroom Fifth Anniversary Special

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London The Social, W1 7:00pm

For five years now, Folkroom has been the most consistent source of new folk talent in London. For one night only, the folk club and boutique record label will be celebrating their fifth anniversary with their biggest gig ever! Over the course of the evening, a whole wealth of Folkroom acts, former signings, frequent collaborators and occasional troublemakers will be taking to the stage to perform exclusive covers of each other's songs! Performers are still being confirmed, but expect appearances from the label's own Folk Award-winning duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Harry Harris, Joe Innes and many, many more! Then, headlining the night will be a debut performance by The Delicate Wash, a mystical and enigmatic band who are born at dusk and die at dawn! Led from behind by the notorious rogue Gideon Bible, The Delicate Wash will steal your hearts and, quite possibly, your wallets.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band And Michele Stodart (magic Numbers)

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.00PM

Square Roots Promotions are delighted to present a fabulous joint headline double bill of Spiral Earth Best Live Act nominees The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and Mercury-Prize nominated Michele Stodart of indie chart sensations The Magic Numbers. "Cosmic Country Blues" with The Goat Roper Rodeo Band We first caught up with this terrific three piece at last year's Maverick Festival, where we were faintly surprised to see that they'd been given a headline spot on the AMAUK Peacock stage - suffice to say once they'd finished their set we knew exactly why they were accorded that honour, blowing everyone away with their infectious energy and songs of pure musical joy. Our immediate response after the show was to buy their CD straight away, and then someone who hadn't seen them asked us to describe them to which we responded - "The Everly Brothers on speed!!". With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching 'country blues', like you've never heard! The Goat Ropers are: Tom (Double Bass / Vocals), Jim (Lead Guitar / Vocals) and Sam (Rhythm Guitar / Vocals). With an awe inspiring 'live show' that's guaranteed to raise the roof, swinging from the most tender heartfelt paean to the blues, to the highest full throttle, barn storming, juke joint boogie stompers, theirs is a show that's wowing audiences across the land. There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues ... Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin...they look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs ... and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...amen!! Nominated for "Best UK Live Act" by Spiral Earth Following a hugely successful 2014 UK summer festival tour with invited performances at the 'Cambridge Folk Festival', 'The Y Not Festival' and a headline slot on the AMUK stage at the 'Maverick' Americana Festival, to name a few, the lads were straight back out on the road playing support to the platinum selling 'Magic Numbers' on their 'Alias' album UK & Ireland tour. ... as well as filling up their diary with 2015 festival dates , the band have recently begun working on the next 'Goat Roper Rodeo Band' album in London with 'Romeo Stodart' acting as producer .... 2015 is looking good for The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. Michele Stodart "A southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues.." (The Guardian). And how doubly lucky are we?! Joint-headlining we have the wonderful Michele Stodart. Michele is a solo artist as well as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter with much loved, Mercury Prize-nominated band The Magic Numbers, who recently released their fourth album, Alias, in 2014. The album, Alias, was well received by critics, with several calling it their finest to date and received **** in Q and Uncut. Over the Summer, the band supported Neil Young & Crazy Horse and then toured the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. In 2012, Michele released an album of her own songs, Wide Eyed Crossing, a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. In support of the record, Michele and band toured with Villagers, Alabama Shakes, Duke Special, Slow Club. Gomez and Ben Otwell. She is currently touring with the Magic Numbers and working on a follow-up solo album to be released this year. This is going to be one helluva show! We'd advise getting your tickets early for this one as it will almost certainly sell out quickly..... What The Critics Are Saying.... "Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, and a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities ...there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band." (R2 Magazine) "Man, how can some so young be so sad....and so perfect!" (Ian Dunlop - Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). "The Goat Ropers are the real deal! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them" (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers). "Even without her lucky Numbers, Michele Stodart's voice is suggestive of quiet resignation and regret, bearing traces of folk, country and soul - you can tell she grew up listening to and loving Patsy Cline. There's a kick to it too..." (The Guardian) "To say that Michele's songs are 'rich' is rather an understatement - it has become the norm for the majority of people at her gigs to leave either speechless or (and more often the case) crying...Michele's solo music is truly breath-taking.." (For Folk's Sake)

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Chris Jaggers Kronies

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7pm

Please use town car parks, no parking at venue. Licensed bar, unreserved seating.

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Rob Lear Band

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

With a fresh, appealing modern folk pop sound (AmericanaUK) the Rob Lear band were welcomed onto the Folk music scene in early 2013 with their debut album co-produced by Richard Thomson's Grammy nominated producer. Selected as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio, the Rob Lear band have played alongside the likes of Seth Lakeman, Amy Wadge, Henry Preistman and Martin Simpson. Rob's early solo career has seen his singles 'A Million Stars' and 'Little Acorns' result in both becoming Single of the Week. This success has now attracted a unique supporting band of musicians which adds beautiful and beguiling vocal harmonies, Djembe, Accordion, Guitars and also Van Morrison bassist, Pete Hurley, to Rob's live line up. ..the performances are excellent and the arrangements undeniably fantastic.. (M.M.P). With a new album of stunning new songs launching this year, 2015 is going to be a cracker ! Reviews for Rob and the 'Let It Go' album 'Let It Go has texture that surpasses all.. Because of its beauty and ambiguity, it's a set of songs where you'll find something new amongst the chords and notes with each play, carrying itself as a formidable force.' Plugged In Magazine, Issue17 Rob's pure, unforced voice is able to adapt and change direction at the drop of a hat.Lear offers not only a fresh, appealing modern folk pop sound but also one that sports influences of the harmony enriched and jangling 1970s bands from West America, plus you have his songwriting. AmericanaUK Rob Lear is a name that, in my humble opinion, should be known by millions throughout the world. A singer songwriter who fell in love with music and songwriting at an early age Steve tay, A.M.P. ..the performances are excellent and the arrangements undeniably fantastic.. M.M.P. ..the folk of choice for the modern cowboy Buzz Magazine

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Ange Hardy

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Ange Hardy, a folk singer and songwriter from West Somerset, performs original contemporary songs written in a traditional style with an emphasis on vocal harmony. In 2014 Mike Harding referred to Ange as one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers. She received FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year award in January 2014 following the release of her debut folk album Bare Foot Folk. Her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep was subsequently awarded 5-stars by The Telegraph, which put it at the top of their Best Folk Music Albums of 2014. It reached no.1 Hottest Folk Release in the Amazon download charts in September 2014 and received universal acclaim from fans, reviewers and radio presenters alike. Ange brings a level of honesty and openness to the stage that is a refreshing as it is disarming. Her focus on vocal harmony and her pitch-perfect vocal talent has led her toward adopting a live-looping pedal; a digital tape-recorder at her feet that allows her to record and play back layers of vocal harmony live from the stage. In doing so she brings her talent as a recording artist to a live performance, adding an extra dimension to an already captivating stage presence. In 2015 Ange is focusing her efforts on researching and performing a new body of musical work based on the life and work of the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Red Shoes

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Red Shoes engage the audience with tales woven around chiming acoustic guitars, mesmerising lead vocals and melodic harmonies. Blending folk/acoustic roots/Americana music with beautifully crafted songwriting. Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention) produced & played on Red Shoes debut album Ring Around The Land - Folk album of the Year(NetRhythms); (****)R2 Rock'n'Reel. Fairport Convention recorded Celtic Moon (opening track on Ring Around The Land) for the album Festival Bell. Red Shoes follow up All The Good Friends featured guests: Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention); Dave Swarbrick; Bev Bevan (The Move/ELO). **** (R2 Rock'n'Reel); - ****(Maverick); Many years ago I had the good fortune to see Sandy Denny fronting Fairport Convention on several occasions. Red Shoes front-woman Carolyn Evans has the same kind of strong but fragile voice (Blues Matters) "Sandy Denny-era Fairports and the contemporary American country-folk of Lucinda Williams sewn together neatly in these well crafted songs" (SHINDIG)

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Rainbow Girls

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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John Doyle

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:30pm

Concert There is also a Celtic Guitar workshop with John in the afternoon, see separate event page for details. Born in Dublin, John Doyle is a Grammy nominee, has performed for President Obama at the White House, and has been lauded with every accolade imaginable in Irish music. John Doyle is not only a fine singer but more importantly, an imaginative and original songwriter who really grabs audiences with his ability to tell a story through song. Coupled with his high standing as one of the best acoustic guitarists around, this makes for a memorable evening's music. He is world-renowned for his work as founding member of the groundbreaking Irish/American band Solas; in partnerships with musicians such as Tim O'Brien, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Liz Carroll, Kate Rusby, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; Heidi Talbot; Kris Drever; Karen Matheson; his exciting yearly contributions to the Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings on Compass Records. 'John Doyle is as much a story teller as a musician, and he's masterful at both. In his second solo album, Shadow and Light, he shares stories and portraits of Irish and Irish/American life. John Doyle's appealing tenor vocals and finger-picking guitar are clearly the cornerstone of this album. His self-taught left-handed technique produces a driving, dynamic sound with incredibly intricate flourishes. The foundation, though, is the song-writing. Few singer/songwriters are as adept as John Doyle when it comes to developing the inveterate themes of Irish Traditional music. Doyle takes these themes; war, oppression, love and emigration, and sets compelling narratives to engaging arrangements.' Neil McFasdyen in Music Reviews, Folk Music UK. 'Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive . What are they putting in the potable water in County Sligo, where John now resides, that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?' Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal and formerly The Irish Echo "More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves" Philadelphia News Few rhythm guitarists demand the spotlight, but Doyle's superpowered accompaniment in trad-music settings is a marvel. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar Magazine www.johndoylemusic.com Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 offline £15 on the door Workshop £25, on the door £28 Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493 ON THE DAY OF THE GIG WE HAVE TO CLOSE THE ONLINE BOOKINGS MID AFTERNOON, CHECK WEBSITE FOR AVAILABILITY OF TICKETS ON THE DOOR.

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John Doyle Workshop

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 1:15pm

Workshop Doors 1.15pm for 1.30pm start Finishes 3.50pm Workshop £25, on the door £28 Awaiting more detailed info from a very busy John...

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Gwenno + H Hawkline

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

We're delighted to be promoting the Manchester leg of Gwenno and H Hawkline's joint tour! Gwenno Saunders is a sound artist, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff. She released her Ymbelydredd EP in 2012 to critical acclaim, and more recently released Chwyldro and Golau Arall - a series of singles leading up to her debut album Y Dydd Olaf (The Last Day), which was released in October 2014. From 2005 until 2010 Gwenno was a writer and performer as a member of Brighton-based conceptual pop band The Pipettes and more recently, toured as a synth player with Australian duo Pnau (Empire Of The Sun) and Elton John. She is a native Welsh and Cornish speaker - and it's this along with co-producing and co-hosting Welsh language show Cam o'r Tywyllwch (A Step Away From The Darkness) with Peski for Radio Cardiff and more recently, Resonance FM, that has led her to create music that translates her internationalist influences into layered, home-fi keyboard sounds wrapped in echoed vocals and musique concrete-inspired beats. In The Pink Of Condition - H. Hawkline's first record for the irrepressibly brilliant Heavenly Recordings - is a transportational record. Through twelve tracks, it folds the space between a pinched grey seaside town in North Wales and the bleached-out wide-open spaces of the City of Angels. In doing so, it creates a glorious hybrid environment one where a rundown, rough and tumble branch of Pontins could occupy the space once reserved for the Disney castle and where 'spooky dogs' wait for you around corners, their 'two eyes set in a lick of fog'. Shot through with the blues, the reds and the golds, the greens and the wispy white clouds that hang lazy over the rolling Pacific, In The Pink Of Condition truly marks Huw Hawkline's arrival. His first album proper for Heavenly Recordings, it blossoms with all the charm, beauty, wit and wonder that's been hinted at over the last few years across the artist's limited run releases, singles and EPs and adds a brilliantly clear-eyed focus.

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After more than 50 years on the road and now in his mid-seventies Wizz shows no signs of slowing down and continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit. www.wizzjones.com "Wizz Jones really is extraordinary. Along with Davy Graham he was one of the pioneering English acoustic guitar wizards of the 1960s, influencing that whole Jansch/ Renbourn/ Carthy generation and beyond (yes, people like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Rod Stewart too, by all accounts). By the end of that decade he'd crystallised his unmistakeable style fingerpicking powered by a sturdy, bouncing Big Bill Broonzy thumb or a driving flatpicking inspired at the knees of Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams in the late 1950s. - Ian Anderson FRoots Magazine Dec 2011 Fleet of finger and cajoling, remonstrating and wrestling his acoustic, he delivers a seamless flow of favourites from a fifty year catalogue. He is dry, wry and relaxed, often starting one song straight from the previous, occasionally letting us know what they are but mostly allowing us to stand and listen. - Paul Woodgate The Borderline Oct 2014

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Orkney Blues Festival - 2015 Finale

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Stromness Hotel 7:30pm

The Orkney Blues Festival Finale brings together the main headlining acts into one show-stopping performance. The event takes place upstairs in the Stromness Hotel Ballroom from 7.30pm on the Sunday Night. More details can be found at www.orkneyblues.co.uk

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Brighton St Luke's Church 7:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Two folk legends, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, both very much alive and bringing an evening of outstanding folk music to a venue near you. Both have played packed Greys dates individually - together, we'd have real difficulty fitting the audience inside, so terrace cred. has stepped up the hill into the beautiful, welcoming surroundings of the Grade II listed Gothic Revival church of St Luke's. This remarkable pairing played an important part in the tremendous shake up given to British folk music in the middle to late 60's.The experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music that is an integral part of their beings. www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Hungrytown (usa) - Ken Anderson And Rebecca Hall

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Brilliant, meaningful songs. "Sweetness and wordly wisdom in perfect balance" - Roger McGuinn - we wouldn't argue. Bothy debut.

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Fake Thackray At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

An evening of the songs of the legendary Jake Thackray. Jake's songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC and sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a one off, his poetry broke the rules yet worked beautifully. He was a true craftsman of the English language, and his legacy of scores of songs continues to delight audiences of all ages today. This evening is our contribution The Stow Festival A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Oss

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Muic Starts 8:30pm

New trio featuring John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective), Tom Moore (Moore Moss Rutter, False Lights with Jim Moray) , Nick Hart (Trad Acedemy and Ceilidh Liberation Front) - fiddle, Viola d'amore, duet concertina and voice. "A fine cast of England's new generation of tradition bearers give thrilling performances of the gems and forgotten songs that they have unearthed from manuscripts and honed to perfection!" "A classy and very sophisticated take on English folk music, bringing fresh new sounds to the scene - captivating arrangements, played by masters of their craft!" "This trio is the benchmark of refinement and finesse, while at the same time keeping the grit and fidelity of the source material alive and well. The Tradition is safe in their very capable Hands."

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Cardboard Fox

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Debut, Cardboard Fox are an exciting new four piece with a fast growing fan base. All four musicians have their roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band features the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, the extraordinary talents of young mandolin player Joe Tozer and the driving and technically demanding double bass playing and harmony vocals of John Breese. With a focus on original songs with a strong pop sensibility and energetic live shows, this is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special.

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The Nimmo Brothers

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

After almost 20 years of working together, and with both Stevie and Alan currently enjoying successful solo projects with Alan in King King and Steve his trio. The Nimmo Brothers, from Glasgow, Scotland have proved themselves to be one of the most respected exponents of modern blues in the UK with their pile-driving blues rock fronted by the twin guitar/vocals of Stevie and Alan Nimmo. The best in UK blues/rock, guaranteed to raise the roof. Brother to Brother their latest album is arguably their finest collection of songs to date, recorded in Austin, Texas, with some of Austin's most respected and sought after musicians in the shape of Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton) on drums, Michael Ramos (Robert Plant) on Hammond organ, Bill Whitbeck (Robert Earl Keen) and Jimmy Pettit (Joe Ely Band) on bass. For this album Stevie and Alan have gone back to their roots with a collection of songs influenced by, in their own words, everything we've ever listened to over the past 20 years This will be the last tour as the Nimmo brothers for a while as they fully concentrate on other projects The Nimmo Brothers are one of the country's top live acts CLASSIC ROCK BLUES

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Harpeth Rising

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

On tour from the USA, Harpeth Rising are; Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). They fuse Folk, Bluegrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is unique, haunting and full of energy . Their music centres on expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and soulful, powerful lyrics. Their musical roots run deep from their varied European ancestry to Mid-South USA, to Nashville which is now their home.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Remember Kirk Fletcher blowing us all away on his first visit to the UK last year? Well we are delighted to say he is coming back over again. He really did leave people who saw and heard him in total awe and people who didn't get to witness his talent wished they had. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS. He loved playing the Haven Club so let's give him a warm Oxford welcome.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Remember Kirk Fletcher blowing us all away on his first visit to the UK last year? Well we are delighted to say he is coming back over again. He really did leave people who saw and heard him in total awe and people who didn't get to witness his talent wished they had. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS. He loved playing the Haven Club so let's give him a warm Oxford welcome.

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The Rollin' Clones Play 50 Years Of Rolling Stones Hits!

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7.15pm Start 8.00pm

No parking at venue, please use town car parks. Licensed bar, Non reserved seating.

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Miriam Jones

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at London The Borderline Doors 7pm

A small town British Columbia native, Miriam Jones has written and recorded on the Nova Scotia coast, in Nashville (her family heritage) and England where she has since settled. After putting together her first solo acoustic album in 2007, Jones hit the home of Country Music to work with Grammy-award nominee Charlie Peacock. Her vocal lilt may lend itself naturally to the Grand Ole Opry, but the resulting album, 'Being Here' (2009), comes off as anything but a cookie-cutter, session-player phone-in, its mixture of Folk-Pop stylings and classic song writing redolent of the greats of early 70's southern California with its intimate, soulful and unvarnished performances. CBC Radio One described it as 'a fun, sometimes poignant, and entirely enjoyable effort from one of the West Coast's rising young artists,' and one of the tracks landed a spot in CTV's 'Falcon Beach' drama. Over the years Jones has continued her contributions in the realm of film and TV, often fashioning bespoke songs inspired by the specific characters or plot-lines.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

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Tom Brosseau + Jo Rose

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Perfect Abandon is Tom Brosseau's new album. John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Peggy Sue) produced Perfect Abandon in Bristol, England. Ali Chant recorded Tom and the band David Butler on two-piece drum kit, Joe Carvell on double bass and Ben Reynolds on Stratocaster guitar on a wooden theatre stage, using only a single mic. Tom Brosseau, North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer, learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland and Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theatres, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber and the late Sam Hinton. Since 2010, Brosseau has performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, summoning the close harmonies and soul of earlier American music. 'North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it' Mojo 'No artist possesses the same peculiar qualities as Brosseau. The power of his performing persona is so strong that he can pervade the whole room with his subjective existence, making time-warped acolytes out of his audience' BBC Joining him is Hey! Manchester favourite Jo Rose, who self-released his excellent debut album, Spurs, last year.

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Lil' Jimmy Reed With Bob Hall Band

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at Emsworth Tuppeny Barn 7:30pm

One of the last survivors of the US traditional bluesmen ably supported by the excellent piano of Bob Hall, and Hilary's excellent bass playing.

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Grainne Duffy

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was delivering her own wonderful mix of blues, rock and soul crafted original material as well as her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling that can win over any audience and leave you begging for more. Her passion, which no one can deny when they hear her sing, as well as her emotion, which no one can ignore when they hear her play gives her an unique presence, which is hard to express in words when you see her perform, "Grainne, truly is the nightingale of the blues circuit at the moment with a clarity and superb articulation no mumbling of words when she is on stage, her band provide her with more than just a solid platform they provide form, shape and texture that her voice can weave around creating a soulful sound that is magical!" Blues in Britain Magazine August 2013

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00am

Boy, oh Boy, are we excited or what?! These are two of the acoustic scene's finest and we're absolutely delighted that they're coming to play for Bright Phoebus people. This is what their blurb says about them and every word it true, we can't improve on it, so here it is ... Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in- demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. Kris Drever is a serious talent (MOJO) The folk revival has a new standard bearer (Q Magazine) Ian Carr has managed to invent a whole new way of being a guitarist. Everyone pinches Ian's harmonies and techniques and rhythmic thinking. Also, he's really funny. Like, really really funny (Kris Drever, Lau) One of the most innovative, brilliant and sympathetic guitarists Britain has produced in any genre (fRoots) Ian Carr is a creative free spirit who fills the room with guitar sounds, leads, plectrums, jackets, half-eaten sandwiches, laughs and MILLIONS of chords Spike and sparkle, shoelaces and giggles, chords and jangle. Happy, happy, happy boy (Eddi Reader, MBE) Ian Carr saved me from and for instrumental folk music, by taking folk music, putting it in his brain, somehow reorganising it and playing it back to me. I was never the same again. He's like a human, musical Magimix (Eliza Carthy,MBE) Ian Carr set fire to my electric kettle on the stove. It's not affectation, he's a true eccentric, that's why no one else can play like him. I kinda love him and miss playing with him... but not enough to move to Sweden (Chris Wood) Doors will be at 7.30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. Our MC for the night will do one number to introduce the night and then it's straight into 'the turn'!

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00am

Boy, oh Boy, are we excited or what?! These are two of the acoustic scene's finest and we're absolutely delighted that they're coming to play for Bright Phoebus people. This is what their blurb says about them and every word it true, we can't improve on it, so here it is ... Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in- demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. Kris Drever is a serious talent (MOJO) The folk revival has a new standard bearer (Q Magazine) Ian Carr has managed to invent a whole new way of being a guitarist. Everyone pinches Ian's harmonies and techniques and rhythmic thinking. Also, he's really funny. Like, really really funny (Kris Drever, Lau) One of the most innovative, brilliant and sympathetic guitarists Britain has produced in any genre (fRoots) Ian Carr is a creative free spirit who fills the room with guitar sounds, leads, plectrums, jackets, half-eaten sandwiches, laughs and MILLIONS of chords Spike and sparkle, shoelaces and giggles, chords and jangle. Happy, happy, happy boy (Eddi Reader, MBE) Ian Carr saved me from and for instrumental folk music, by taking folk music, putting it in his brain, somehow reorganising it and playing it back to me. I was never the same again. He's like a human, musical Magimix (Eliza Carthy,MBE) Ian Carr set fire to my electric kettle on the stove. It's not affectation, he's a true eccentric, that's why no one else can play like him. I kinda love him and miss playing with him... but not enough to move to Sweden (Chris Wood) Doors will be at 7.30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. Our MC for the night will do one number to introduce the night and then it's straight into 'the turn'!

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Karine Polwart And Findlay Napier

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8:00pm

We're delighted to welcome one of the UK's finest singer/songswriters, Karine Polwart, to Drumnadrochit for the first time. In the 10 years since her debut album "Faultlines" won 3 BBC Folk Awards, she's consolidated her position as one of the UK's foremost living singer/songwriters. Karine draws from folk music's long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times and if you can listen to "Salter's Road" (from 2012's "Traces") without a tear in your eye, you're made of stronger stuff than anyone we know. Grantown's Findlay Napier is a renowned Scottish songwriter and performer, a tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and organiser of the Late Night Sessions at Celtic Connections and the Hazy Recollections music strand. In his spare time he pops up on TV as Uncle Sven in "Katie Morag". His latest CD, "VIPs: Very Interesting Persons", is a tour de force, a collection of songs inspired by a range of extraordinary people, from inventor/filmstar Hedy Lamarr to George C Parker, the Man Who Sold New York and an old character from Wick called Teddy Banjo. Earlybird tickets £10 on sale till 23rd August. £12 thereafter.

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Bap Presents :blue Rose Code

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of a London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. As Ross himself says, I've never been cool and I've never been good-looking. In fact, I've zero interest in being cool. From the first listen, the music of Blue Rose Code pricks the ears and demands the attention. It's merely the beginning. As BBC broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll-call of remarkable talent, the likes of which brings to mind a bye-gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art. Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams all appear on the record. Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland, the second, in particular, 'True Ways Of Knowing', was a personal triumph for Ross. Having left school at 16 with no qualifications, for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach, inaccessible to me. I discover the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed and I put MacCaig's poem, 'True Ways Of Knowing' to my own music. I'm passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where, supported by the Saltire Society, Ross is marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, my uncle Denis (Lawson, star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously, paid his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs, depending on the gig. This bold, almost jazz-like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down the UK. You never know quite what you're going to get at a Blue Rose Code show, the only guarantee is an unforgettable live experience. It's this live reputation that recently had Edith Bowman personally ask for Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as, truly special and beautiful. With album three very nearly in the can, Danny Thompson returning and a number of other high-profile guests TBA, it seems Blue Rose Code will continue to go precisely where his instincts take him. If you've not yet heard the music of Blue Rose Code, well, you're late to the party but we've saved you a seat.

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Bap Presents :blue Rose Code

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of a London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. As Ross himself says, I've never been cool and I've never been good-looking. In fact, I've zero interest in being cool. From the first listen, the music of Blue Rose Code pricks the ears and demands the attention. It's merely the beginning. As BBC broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll-call of remarkable talent, the likes of which brings to mind a bye-gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art. Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams all appear on the record. Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland, the second, in particular, 'True Ways Of Knowing', was a personal triumph for Ross. Having left school at 16 with no qualifications, for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach, inaccessible to me. I discover the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed and I put MacCaig's poem, 'True Ways Of Knowing' to my own music. I'm passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where, supported by the Saltire Society, Ross is marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, my uncle Denis (Lawson, star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously, paid his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs, depending on the gig. This bold, almost jazz-like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down the UK. You never know quite what you're going to get at a Blue Rose Code show, the only guarantee is an unforgettable live experience. It's this live reputation that recently had Edith Bowman personally ask for Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as, truly special and beautiful. With album three very nearly in the can, Danny Thompson returning and a number of other high-profile guests TBA, it seems Blue Rose Code will continue to go precisely where his instincts take him. If you've not yet heard the music of Blue Rose Code, well, you're late to the party but we've saved you a seat.

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Luke Concannon + Jimmy Davis

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... Luke Concannon + Jimmy Davis LUKE CONCANNON Political, intense, angular, and beautiful - BBC Radio 1 Luke Concannon was born to an Anglo-Irish home, full of folk and soul music. In his teens he got in to hip-hop, and today, his songs tell stories about social justice, spirituality, and intimacy. Mega star Ed Sheeran, called Luke's song 'I want to be free' ;'one of my favorite songs of the year.' In 2009, Luke Hitch hiked from England to Palestine: A bear found him in the woods one night in Transylvania, he was taken in by a Turkish family (who's hospitality inspired his first solo single 'Around the World') later, eventually arriving in Palestine, to volunteer as a peace worker. This trip was the inspiration for his first solo album 'Give It All', a radical, passionate, full on folk record. 'A beautiful album, full of joy, sadness and honesty, it swept me away' (The vault) Luke is also one half of the Folk-Hip-Hop duo 'Nizlopi', a popular act on the UK scene, who have released four albums from their own label (Selling over a million copies) and toured the UK, Ireland and Europe Extensively. Luke is splitting his time between Birmingham (UK), and Boston (US) where his beloved lives, and is beginning to share his music, and work in America. JIMMY DAVIS "The last time I heard Jimmy Davis was in a kitchen in Kilburn County, London. The room was full of deadly musicians but Jimmy put us all to shame when his poetry swelled with love and passion and anger and eloquence, so rhythmic and urgent and informative, the roof nearly blew off the place! In my mind it did. I could see the stars, he blew me cranium wide open! - Damien Dempsey Following the release of 2nd album Existence is the Sound of Love in November 2013, Jimmy had a whirlwind 2014 which included embarking on a 12 date UK wide double headline tour with friend and collaborator Luke Concannon (Nizlopi), performing on one of Glastonbury's longest standing stage's at the 2014 festival, and touring Holland in September. Born and raised in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Jimmy endured a troubled youth. His teenage years and early twenties were plagued with negativity, culminating in drug addiction and homelessness. Faced with the choice to continue on this downwards spiral or to break free, Jimmy found the strength he needed in writing and producing music. His debut album,Belief, Passion, Commitment embodies this transformation, with singles receiving support from the likes of Alex Zane, Huw Stephens and a host of independent DJs. Over the last few years Jimmy has been a regular on the festival circuit, performing sets at Glastonbury, Croissant Neuf Summer Party, Secret Garden Party and Barn on the Farm to name a few. Jimmy also supported friend Ed Sheeran at his Brixton Academy and Shepherd's Bush Empire gigs, as well as performing alongside Ed with chart hit You Need Me I Don't Need You on stage at Croissant Neuf Festival.

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Phil Beer At St Helens Alveston

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 and performance at 8:00 pm

Phil Beer is the legendary multi instrumentalist half of the band "Show of Hands". After a sell out performance at St Helen's last year we are delighted to welcome him back again. Phil's virtuoso musicianship, soulful voice and amusing anecdotes promise a truly entertaining evening.

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Grainne Duffy Band

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 8pm

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Emily Smith

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

Having celebrated a decade as one of Scottish music's most distinctively sublime voices, Emily Smith begins a fresh chapter in her illustrious, award-winning, TV-appearing career. For her fifth solo album Echoes, Emily returns to her first love of traditional song. Her gift for finding a personal connection in these passed-down, anon-penned words is still at the heart of her craft. But this is a bold new phase in Emily's music and with it comes what she describes as a new Scottish sound. £10 on the door

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Cardboard Fox

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7:00pm Music starts 8:00pm

An acoustic quartet from Bath playing bluegrass styled original material and re-imagined folk songs. Cardboard Fox are hard to categorise. All four musicians have roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band have known each other for much longer but have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it work. All that was needed was for everyone to be in the right place and Joe's moving from Norwich to Bath was the catalyst that allowed it to happen. This is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to be missed.

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Rura

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London The Courtyard 7:00pm

Since bursting on to the Scottish folk scene just a few short years ago, RURA have quickly become one of the most sought-after bands of their generation and a hit at festivals throughout Europe, renowned for their rugged, energetic arrangements. In their midst are three BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists, as well as two All-Ireland bodhran champions, yet together they have already racked up an impressive array of accolades in their relatively short tenure including being voted 'Best Up and Coming Act' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 and nominations for both 'Folk Band of the Year' (Scots Trad Music Awards 2012) and the 'Horizon Award' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013.

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Jim Causley: 'forgotten Kingdom' Album Launch

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. 2015 sees the release of a new album Forgotten Kingdom, somewhat of a departure and a new beginning; this is Jim's first album of entirely self-penned material. It is being recorded and produced by Phil Beer and will mark exactly ten years since the release of Causley's debut album Fruits of the Earth. 2013's Cyprus Well saw Jim setting to music the poems of his relative, the late Charles Causley. This new album will showcase him not just as a fine traditional singer and musician, not only as an interpreter of others people's words but as a fine wordsmith in his own right. It will feature many of Jim's friends from the Devon folk scene including members of Show of Hands, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, long-time collaborator James Dumbelton as well as some surprise cameos. You can expect to hear a few re-workings of traditional tales as well as songs exploring previously untold stories of Causley's native Westcountry inspired by projects he has been involved in during the past few years such as a collaboration with artist Simon Pope and Exeter's Spacex Gallery which focused on the tin mining heritage of Devon and produced the song 'Pride of the Moor'. And it wouldn't be a Jim Causley without a few light-hearted numbers to offset the balance! This will be an album firmly rooted in ancient history yet told from a bang up-to-date perspective with all the light and shade which that entails. Male Singer of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph 'Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Ric Sanders Trio In Concert

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Ric Sanders playing career first started in 1972 when he toured Europe with Stomu Yamash'ta. After this he was a member of Soft Machine for several years. He later went on to join The Albion Band and made a significant contribution to their key album " Rise up like the Sun ". He has also done session work for artists such as Robert Plant, Rick Wakeman, Jethro Tull, and Robert Plant. His most long lasting claim to fame is that he has been a member of Fairport Convention since 1984. He is joined in the trio by Vo Fletcher on guitar and vocals and Michael Gregory on Drums and percussion They are both highly regarded musicians with a wide range of influences . You may possibly hear songs by Warren Zevon The Beatles , and even reinterpretations of Fairport material. We are very pleased to have a rare gig with these 3 supremely talented musicians. Our opening artist for the evening is Tim Lee. Tim has been working at his craft for some time now and his songs have an insighful quality to them. We think his latest album is his best so far

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Simon Stanley Ward + Paul Mcclure + Elly O'keeffe

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- New Roots presents... Simon Stanley Ward + Paul McClure + Elly O'Keeffe Simon Stanley Ward is a young country singer, pure and simple. He sounds like the original lonesome cowboy crooner a perfect cross between Neil Young and Charlie Rich, with a voice to match. It's hard-rocking country, the kind that spawned Elvis and Johnny Cash, and with superbly tight band that includes Danny & The Champions of the World guitarist Paul Lush in it's ranks, he delivers on his promise as one of UK alt-country's rising stars. Rutland based singer-songwriter Paul McClure is recently released his debut solo album, Smiling From The Floor Up, on Clubhouse Records. A sublime, wonderfully crafted and beautifully realized offering, the album marks the first solo venture for McClure after a long spell with UK alt-country favourites The Hi And Lo. Taking inspiration from the introspective Americana of the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Elliot Smith and the Felice Brothers, his poetic turn of phrase and unique perspective on the kitchen-sink drama of everyday life mark him out as a leading light in the vibrant world of UK singer songwriters. Elly O'Keeffe's stunning vocal abilities have earned her favourable comparisons with such giants as Janis Joplin and Eva Cassidy. Already a major success in her native Ireland, she counts the legendary Paul Brady as a mentor and fan, having shared the stage with him on numerous occasions. She's currently in London recording her second album with producer Joe Hurst (Beth Gibbons/ Ian Brown). 'Elly O'Keeffe- earthy, passionate, and deeply real in a world of musical confetti' Paul Brady.

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The Portraits' Album Launch For 'lions & Butterflies': A Night Of Music, Food And Dance

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:00pm

Following their January 2015 iTunes chart single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring 2000 voices recorded around the UK, interactive alt-folkers The Portraits (Excellent musicians, Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) present an album launch with a difference. Fresh from their 2015 Glastonbury Festival performance, the band will perform songs from their sixth studio album Lions and Butterflies to an intimate Cecil Sharp House audience made up of the public and media. The exceptional ticket price will include a delicious exotic meal and glass of wine, the chance to enjoy and participate in The Portraits' performance and then to dance your socks off at a special Ceilidh featuring a fabulous guest act.

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The Portraits' Album Launch For 'lions & Butterflies': A Night Of Music, Food And Dance

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:00pm

Following their January 2015 iTunes chart single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring 2000 voices recorded around the UK, interactive alt-folkers The Portraits (Excellent musicians, Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) present an album launch with a difference. Fresh from their 2015 Glastonbury Festival performance, the band will perform songs from their sixth studio album Lions and Butterflies to an intimate Cecil Sharp House audience made up of the public and media. The exceptional ticket price will include a delicious exotic meal and glass of wine, the chance to enjoy and participate in The Portraits' performance and then to dance your socks off at a special Ceilidh featuring a fabulous guest act.

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Jackie Oates Band

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:30pm

Jackie Oates beguiles audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention. Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Alderholt St James Church 7:00pm

Flossie, the French-Teesside femme-troubadour, performs a unique, unplugged concert in this intimate, friendly venue. Doors 7pm, concert 7.30pm

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Alderholt St James Church 7:00pm

Flossie, the French-Teesside femme-troubadour, performs a unique, unplugged concert in this intimate, friendly venue. Doors 7pm, concert 7.30pm

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2015

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7.00pm ( Fri & Sat ), 6.30pm (Sun )

The third Southdowns Folk Festival 25-27 September promises to be even bigger and better than before with great folk & roots headline & support acts, a superb dance programme, Sussex Young Folk Competition, `Big Bite` Food Festival, singarounds, music workshops, ceilidhs, craft displays, fascinating market stalls, sumptuous catering, quality childrens` entertainments and much, much more . . . Line Up: Friday 25 Sept 7.30pm: Scottish award winning band Breabach, plus support from the multi-talented Paul Downes Saturday 26 Sept ( matineee ) 2pm - 4.30pm: The multi talented PILGIMS` WAY Evening 7.30pm : One of the very best bands to hail from Northern Ireland CRAOBH RUA supported by the 2013 BBC Folk Awards `best duo` nominees, O`HOOLEY & TIDOW Sunday 27 Sept ( matinee ) 2pm - 4.30pm : From the Northeast THE BROONZIES ( featuring Jez Lowe & ex-Lindisfarne member Rod Clements ) Evening 7.30pm : Back by huge popular demand SHOW OF HANDS supported by the brilliant Ric Sanders Trio

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Brass Monkey

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Brass Monkey, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £16/13 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Brass Monkey

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Brass Monkey, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £16/13 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Watershed Band Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

2015 sees Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the 2014 BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, embarking on an exciting new project. They plan on recording their new album, Watershed, with an extended line up, and are offering this brand new four piece to a limited number of festivals to tie in with the album launch. "We've honed our sound as a duo, and do a lot of multi-tasking to enlarge that sound, but when we heard these guys performing, we knew we wanted to involve them in our next project" says Hannah. They first met bass player Matt Downer playing with legendary Welsh band Jamie Smith's Mabon, and soon had him working on their last studio album, Mynd. "Working with Matt is a real pleasure," says Phil, "He's an incredibly intuitive musician with echoes of Danny Thompson in his sound". James Taylor completes the line up, on percussion and vibraphone. Phil says, "We saw him performing with singer-songwriter Sean Taylor, and couldn't get over the sensitivity of his playing, and his constant innovation - you've never seen someone play drums like this before". He combines a classical background with a feel for world and folk musics. The result is The Watershed Band, a unique collaboration that takes Phillip and Hannah's innovative duo sound to the next level of soulful expression combined with rhythmic drive. "We got everyone together for a rehearsal and within a couple of minutes we knew we'd hit on a really special line up. We're feeling incredibly excited about the potential of this project!" - Hannah The Watershed Band hit the road for selected festivals in the summer, before the launch tour for Watershed in Sept/Oct.

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Larry Miller

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

Famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and high octane shows, Larry Miller will be showcasing his new critically acclaimed album 'Soldier Of the Line'. If you like Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Walter Trout or Jimi Hendrix, you'll want to see Larry Miller. Blues Rock brilliance...Keeper of the British blues-rock flame Classic Rock's The Blues magazine

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Megson - Chapels & Churches Tour

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Westbury on Trym Methodist Church Doors 7:30pm, Start 8:00pm

Critically acclaimed folk-roots duo MEGSON bring their Chapels & Churches tour to the beautiful setting of Westbury on Trym Methodist Church, Bristol. The concert is on Friday 25th September at 8pm. Doors 7.30pm will open at 8:00pm. All Tickets £12-00 Profits from tonights gig will go to Fight for Sight.

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The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. Four of the finest, award-winning musicians on the UK folk scene delve into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. Doors at 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Damien Barber is not only famous for the Demon Barbers "Lock in" & "Disco at the Tavern" Folk/Groove Dance outfits but is a fine singer and player to boot. Mike Wilson of The Wilson Family singing band have recently appeared with Sting on his production of "The Last Ship"... The Wilson Family: "Bringing the house down" The Journal Review: Sting: The Last Ship: The Sage Gateshead, 10th Birthday Appeal Benefit Concert Updated: 26 April 2015 Another great review, this one from The Journal: "But the biggest cheer of the afternoon went to the Wilson Family, from Teesside......Unaccompanied and in perfect harmony, and without microphones, they sang a song called Big Steamers (words by Rudyard Kipling) and brought the house down." See www.damienandmike.co.uk

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Damien Barber is not only famous for the Demon Barbers "Lock in" & "Disco at the Tavern" Folk/Groove Dance outfits but is a fine singer and player to boot. Mike Wilson of The Wilson Family singing band have recently appeared with Sting on his production of "The Last Ship"... The Wilson Family: "Bringing the house down" The Journal Review: Sting: The Last Ship: The Sage Gateshead, 10th Birthday Appeal Benefit Concert Updated: 26 April 2015 Another great review, this one from The Journal: "But the biggest cheer of the afternoon went to the Wilson Family, from Teesside......Unaccompanied and in perfect harmony, and without microphones, they sang a song called Big Steamers (words by Rudyard Kipling) and brought the house down." See www.damienandmike.co.uk

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Ribbon Road. No Redemption Songs

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne St Teresa's Hall 7:30am

Live music and Film to mark 30 years since the miners' strike of 1984/5. Songs by Brenda Heslop and films by Keith Pattison. With Geoff Heslop and Jill Heslop.

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Ribbon Road. No Redemption Songs

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne St Teresa's Hall 7:30am

Live music and Film to mark 30 years since the miners' strike of 1984/5. Songs by Brenda Heslop and films by Keith Pattison. With Geoff Heslop and Jill Heslop.

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in-demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. 'Kris Drever is a serious talent' MOJO 'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q Magazine 'Ian Carr has managed to invent a whole new way of being a guitarist. Everyone pinches Ian's harmonies and techniques and rhythmic thinking. Also, he's really funny. Like, really really funny' Kris Drever, Lau 'One of the most innovative, brilliant and sympathetic guitarists Britain has produced in any genre' fRoots 'Ian Carr is a creative free spirit who fills the room with guitar sounds, leads, plectrums, jackets, half-eaten sandwiches, laughs and MILLIONS of chords. Spike and sparkle, shoelaces and giggles, chords and jangle. Happy, happy, happy boy' Eddi Reader, MBE 'Ian Carr saved me from and for instrumental folk music, by taking folk music, putting it in his brain, somehow reorganising it and playing it back to me. I was never the same again. He's like a human, musical Magimix' Eliza Carthy, MBE 'Ian Carr set fire to my electric kettle on the stove. It's not affectation, he's a true eccentric, that's why no one else can play like him. I kinda love him and miss playing with him... but not enough to move to Sweden' Chris Wood 'Ian Carr is a rare example of a musician who communicates so much personality and wit in his playing, that it is impossible not to like him.' Adrian McNally, The Unthanks 'Ian Carr has helped inspire a whole new generation, and now he's made a wonderful solo record.' John McCusker

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Ezio

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:00pm

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The Toasters

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Kat & Co

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Kat & Co. pioneer a music style which respectfully preserves the tradition of the Blues whilst focusing on the modernization of its sound. Their songs are usually centered on metropolitan life and, through the use of contemporary beats and present day production techniques, their music appeals to people of all ages. Already described by some as "Night Club Blues" (Blues Matters), their smoky, sassy but very classy approach to the genre is meant for an audience appreciative of Blues, Soul and Jazz.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Big Sandy & His Fly-rite Boys

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London 100 Club 7:30am

Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With a dynamic live show, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys at once acknowledge and celebrate the past while setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms they are most passionate about. Beloved by many, the band has released fourteen albums of undiluted, upbeat and soulful music pulled from honky-tonk, western swing, rockabilly, rock & roll, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop. Their latest album, 'What A Dream It's Been', on Cow Island Music, is a collection of the band's favorite original numbers - all acoustic, reinterpreted with fresh new arrangements, rhythms, and instrumentation. The band has toured constantly for the past two decades, playing over 3,000 live shows, which include performances at the Grand Ole Opry, opening for the likes of George Jones, Johnny Cash, Morrissey and The Monkees, along with several appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and many national radio shows.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club Voodoo Juke Box

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Bridport Moens Farm 7:30pm

follow map on our website , its so easy when you know how. Take A35 to Dorchester- DO NOT take any of the 2 turnings that say Uploders but take the next turning on the left that says Maiden Newton and Askerswell - the venue is the VERY FIRST set of buildings you get to- if you get to the bottom of the hill you have gone too far.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club Voodoo Juke Box

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Bridport Moens Farm 7:30pm

follow map on our website , its so easy when you know how. Take A35 to Dorchester- DO NOT take any of the 2 turnings that say Uploders but take the next turning on the left that says Maiden Newton and Askerswell - the venue is the VERY FIRST set of buildings you get to- if you get to the bottom of the hill you have gone too far.

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Mick Ryan & Paul Downes: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Paul Downes is no stranger to either the West Country (a native and resident of Exmouth) or in particular to Shammick Acoustic. He seems to turn up as a guest artist on a regular basis, either on his own or with other performers this time with renowned singer-songwriter Mick Ryan. Mick is well-known on the English folk scene not just for his superb voice, but also for his songwriting, many of which songs are sung by a host of other professional and amateur performers. Having written both comic and serious material for the very popular band, Crows, in the '80s, he has since written for radio and a series of highly successful folk operas, such as 'The Voyage', 'The Navvy's Wife', 'The Pauper's Path' and most recently the WW1 show, 'A Day's Work', all with a host of superb singers and musicians. Paul is one of the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene. A consummately skilled guitarist and expressive singer, with the ability to bring apparently effortless brilliance to his dazzling array of guitar styles, he has worked with the likes of Phil Beer, The Arizona Smoke Revue, Pete Seeger, The Joyce Gang and Maggie Boyle. It has been said that the duo positively oozes skill and professionalism, which would surprise no-one that has seen either of them individually. Together, they provide singing, music and entertainment of the very highest quality.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 7:30pm

"Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend. After fronting cult band The Bible until the mid 90's he went on to make numerous solo albums - most recently God Bless The Pretty Things for Navigator Records. He performed songs from this on the Andrew Marr Show and Songwriter's Circle on BBC4. For the last 20 years he has played with, written for and produced Eddi Reader (including her seminal Burns album) Other artists who have performed his songs include... Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot, kd Lang, Chris Difford, Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Duke Special and many, many others. For his latest album, Harmonograph, Boo Hewerdine resolved to record his own versions of songs he had written for, and often with, other people. From around 400 such songs he drew up a shortlist of 140. After listening to these with the album's producer, Neil MacColl, he settled on a shorter list of around 80. Then he more or less gave up. Each morning he would arrive at the studio and simply pick whichever song he fancied doing next. He resisted any pressure simply to stack together versions of his most successful collaborations. "It's not like a CV," he says. "It's not an attempt to go 'look what I've done'." One song seemed to lead on to the next: "There just seemed to be an atmosphere emerging". That was what he was after. The twelve songs that eventually surfaced - some well-known, like the Eddi Reader hit single Patience Of Angels, some not, and some never recorded previously - became Harmonograph. Seated.

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Chris Jagger's Atcha!

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Dartford The Mick Jagger Centre Doors at 7.30pm. On stage at 8pm

Tickets booked through Wegottickets are for unallocated seats. If you wish to choose your seats, please call the venue on 01322 291100 to book. Concession tickets are only available direct from the venue, 01322 291100.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, (and thats from Joe Bonamassa!!)Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, gig starts at 8pm

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

If you don't know the voice of extraordinary Irish singer, Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. It has been five years since the world last heard from Cara. She has taken time off to embrace motherhood and combat serious illness. But along with her husband and collaborator, Sam Lakeman (brother of Mercury nominated folk rocker Seth) she has returned with her most gorgeous album yet 'A Thousand Hearts'.

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Megson

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Cilcain St Mary the Virgin Parish Church Doors 7.00pm, Concert 7.30pm.

Acclaimed folk duo MEGSON return to the beautiful setting of St Mary the Virgin, in the village of Cilcain, near Mold, North Wales. Doors 7.00. Concert 7.30. All tickets £12 - unreserved seating. Non-alcoholic bar (but pub just across the lane!)

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue.

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Jenn Grant

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jenn Grant is one of Canada's most beloved singer-songwriters. She has charmed audiences at home and abroad with now five celebrated albums of varying styles that have jumped effortlessly between irresistible pop songs and intimate folk ballads. In just the last few years alone, she has won multiple East Coast Music Awards and, most recently, earned nominations for two 2015 JUNO Awards, including songwriter of the year for her new record'Compostela'. She's one of the best singers in the world right now. ~ Buck 65 Recent praise for Compostela: "Jenn Grant's dreamy, harp-and woodwinds folk is the work of a painter born in paradise" Sydney Morning Herald, January 2015 "Beautifully crafted" The National Post "Musical Magic" The Star "Jenn Grant is at the very top of her game" New Music Canada "Compostela is the perfect balance of light and dark" CBC [Features in the CBC end of year Best albums of 2014' List #12] "New Level Of Excellence" Ottawa Citizen

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Greg Trooper

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:30pm

NEW JERSEY BORN & NEW YORK BASED ACE SONGWRITER GREG RETURNS FOR HIS THIRD VISIT TO THE KITCHEN ! TO PROMOTE HIS LATEST LIVE RELEASE ! " LIVE AT THE ROCK ROOM "

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Lucy Ward - 'i Dreamt I Was A Bird' Tour

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:45pm

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Dancing With Mr Darcy: Charlies Ant.

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Stamford St Mary and St Augustne's Church Hall 7:30am

Readings to set the scene of dancing in novels, demonstration of the dances, and opportunity to have a go yourself to a band playing the period music and a dance master to call the dances. Or just take part in the fun watching. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cakes available to purchase. Goes on from 730 to 1000pm.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club :ben Folke Thomas Band

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Langport All Saints Hall 7:30pm

Fannys Roving Folk Club free car parking in the town square , 1 min walk from venue.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club :ben Folke Thomas Band

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Langport All Saints Hall 7:30pm

Fannys Roving Folk Club free car parking in the town square , 1 min walk from venue.

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True North + Made In Holmfirth - An Evening Of Music & Pictures

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Wilshaw Village Hall 7:00pm

Join us at Wilshaw Village Hall for an evening of live music and photography. There'll be a performance by local Americana/folk favourites True North, featuring a mix of original and traditional songs and a few well chosen folk covers. Their soulful sound includes toe-tapping numbers as well as songs that touch the heart, and Maria's original songwriting often references the beauty of the Yorkshire landscape. True North's set will be complemented by a presentation of stunning original images by local photographer and guide Andy Leader (Made in Holmfirth). Before the musical part of the evening, Andy will present "Catch the Light", recreating a walk along the footpaths of Holmfirth and Marsden. He brings the landscape alive through his lens and captures the ever changing light and character of the landscape in this beautiful presentation. For more information, visit www.truenorthmusic.co.uk www.madeinholmfirth.co.uk

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Dart Gig Promotions Presents Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting And Nancy Kerr

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Sunday 27 September 7.30 pm Dart Gig Promotions presents Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music, after appearing on stages in various combinations over recent years, and thoroughly enjoying it! Martin Simpson has been nominated an astounding 26 times in 12 years at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his solo works as well as stage collaborations. A member of English folk band, Blowzabella, Andy Cutting is an outstanding melodeon player who plays originals and interpretations of traditional folk. Nancy Kerr began her folk music journey with fellow fiddler Eliza Carthy, and has collaborated before with guitarist Martin Simpson. It's not every day that we have 'Folk Royalty' at Brixham Theatre so book your tickets as soon as possible. All Tickets £14

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Stories And Songs: Judie Tzuke

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Edinburgh The Caves Doors 7.30pm

Judie is back on the road for a special tour performing acoustically at selected intimate venues like the stunning Caves in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Please note this show is all seated. 'Songs and Stories' mixes old favourites and new songs and tales from across her life and career. Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest singer/songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn', her albums, including the revered classic, 'Welcome to the Cruise' and her exquisite live shows. Come and see what an extraordinary artist she is. 'Much of the audience has been in love with her since Stay With Me Till Dawn echoed around their bedrooms the first time they got their hearts broken' The Independent 'The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an instrument of icy allure' The Times

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Sunjay

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

"Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month as the flavour of the year." Living Tradition 4* - Maverick, 3* - R2, 3* - The Telegraph, 4* - The Scotsman. You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen; singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Sunjay clocked over a hundred tour dates in 2013 supporting the likes of Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Passenger, and Terry Reid. With two albums already to his name, ('Seems So Real' 2011 and 'One Night Only' 2013) Sunjay has just recorded his third release (Sunjay released 29th September 2014). The self-titled new album features Sunjay at his finest, collaborating with musicians including producer Eddy Morton (The Bushbury Mountain Daredevils), Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span), Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts), Dan Walsh (Walsh & Pound), Sarah Smout (The Gren Bartley Band), and Charlie Barker. "Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life. Folk All Magazine "A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk! Vin Garbutt An amazing picker, a must see. Terry Reid "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2012 Wath Young Performers Award Winner 2012 Exposure Music Awards Triple Nominee 2014 British Blues Awards Nominee 2014 For more information and the latest tour news, please visit www.sunjay.tv https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSunjay

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Dean Friedman

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop icon status for chart topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine and more. Invite family and friends for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share! The soundtrack of our lives! (New York Times); An amazing Talent! (Sun); Songsmith extraordinaire! (Music Week); Stunning Musicianship! (Hot Press). Entirely Unique and Utterly Brilliant! (ThreeWeeks).

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Tim Grimm

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Tim Grimm is a bit of a Rennaisance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording, The Turning Point, produced the #1 song on Folk radio in 2014 - King Of The Folksingers. It was a particularly gratifying honor, given the song is a tribute to Tim's friend and musical icon, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Tim's history with Ramblin' Jack goes back 30 years-- beginning with a bicycle ride that led to The Newport Folk Festival. After college, Grimm pursed an MFA in Theatre at The University of Michigan and from there worked in Regional Theatre, settling in Chicago. In Chicago, he studied briefly at the Old Town School of Folk Music and began writing songs and performing. He put together a band, Tim Grimm and The True Hearts and released 2 CDs. After several years (1990s) working in Los Angeles (where he co-starred for 2 seasons on the NBC drama Reasonable Doubts, and appeared in several films and tv projects), Tim returned home to Indiana. He now lives with his wife on 80 acres close to where he grew up. Tim's songs are full of the rural rumblings that have shaped his liferich with descriptive details, and sung with warmth and intimacyrecognizing the inextinguishable national romance with the idea of the family farm and the vanishing landscape of rural America.

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Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.15pm

Last seen in the UK for a string of highly successful festival appearances in the summer of 2014, Matt and Leonard delighted audiences accross the country with their unique mix of banjo, fiddle, clogging and hamboning. Leonard Podolak has been touring full force for the last 20 years mostly with the bands Scruj Mac Duhk, and then the Juno/Grammy Award winning The Duhks, who have played at Cambridge, Shrewsbury, and the Eastleigh (now Wickham) Festivals.He is a critically acclaimed 5-String Claw-hammer banjo player, and is known for putting together wonderful combinations of musicians, often creating a full, but new sound in what ever project he touches. However, when taking a break from The Dukhs, Leonard relishes every opportunity to tour and play with his great friend and musical partner Matt Gordon. Matt Gordon has been living in the woodwork of the music business. He's a great Fiddler, Clogger, Hambonist, and Harmonica player. He toured in the 80s and 90s with the Fiddle Puppet Dancers, taking part in the London debut of Riverdance, and participating in festivals around North America and Europe, with that group. Together they bring exceptional musical talent as well as an exciting performance, guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of their audience members. Theirs is an exciting show of Old-Time traditional fiddle and Banjo Music. They also clog, and do Hambone. And their number one goal is break down the wall between them and the crowd, where everyone in the room creates the experience. In the last couple years they have played at festivals in Canada, Scotland and England. They have toured western Canada, and in The Winter of 2012 were the openers for folk superstars Show Of Hands, playing theatres all across the UK Their latest CD, featuring their pal Bill Shanley called 'Three Thin Dimes' is the first full recorded effort on Matt's part, and although he knows many people in the Old Time Music world, and has recorded a track or two on other Cds he has not toured much in the recent years prior to this project, focussing on his career as a woodworker, and cabinet maker. In England for a handful of intimate performances, this is their only date in the north west of England. So catch them while you can. They are unique, they are entertaining and they are very special. An event not to be missed.

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The Dovetail Trio & Greg Russell

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8:00pm

As The Dovetail Trio, Jamie Roberts, Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn present England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. Greg Russell is no stranger to Topsham folk club being a regular performer at our singers' nights in recent times. He now has a national profile on the British folk scene.

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Danny Schmidt With Special Guest Carrie Elkin

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine's proclamation that: "Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years." Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt's an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: "Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing." After garnering unanimous critical praise for his self-released Parables & Primes album in 2005, Schmidt's follow up release, Little Grey Sheep in 2007 began a streak of albums that charted at #1 on the Folk Radio Charts internationally. And on the heels of being crowned with one of the prestigeous Kerrville New Folk awards in 2007, Schmidt won the notice of venerable Americana roots label, Red House Records, who began releasing his albums in 2009, alongside such notable artists as Greg Brown, Eliza Gilkyson, Jorma Kaukonen, and John Gorka, thus exposing his music to a broader audience. Schmidt released three albums on Red House Records, including the critically acclaimed debut Instead The Forest Rose To Sing in 2009, the spare and intimate Man Of Many Moons in 2011, and culminating with the amorous duo album For Keeps with his partner, Carrie Elkin, in 2014. Schmidt's latest release is a mystical collection of ethereal allegories entitled, Owls, set to be released in mid-2015. Danny will be accompanied tonight by his wife, an extraordinary singer and songwriter in her own right, Carrie Elkin.

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Harpeth Rising

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start (NOTE LATER THAN USUAL START FOR THE BLACK ROBIN GIGS) Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women Jordana Greenberg, Rebecca Reed-Lunn and Maria Di Meglio. Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising's roots run deep from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize. We don't set out to create something different, we just write in a way that is true to ourselves while rying to always expand and explore the new influences in our lives. says Greenberg. We're aware of genre divisions, we're just not bound by them. After meeting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where all three members earned performance degrees, Harpeth Rising began on a cross-country road trip. Inspired by a summer spent jamming at campsites and attending folk and bluegrass festivals, Greenberg violin) and Reed-Lunn (banjo) decided to pursue a slightly different path than their classical backgrounds would suggest. They began writing original songs and performing 4 to 5 nights a week, developing their sound and their repertoire. It was with the addition of Di Meglio (cello) that the lineup was complete, and the three women piled into a Prius and began to tour. Despite the presence of only three string instruments on stage, Harpeth Rising produces a profusion of sound generally created by a much larger ensemble. From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. They were invited to perform at The Cambridge FolkFestival the following summer, and have since played festivals across England and the United States, including The Kerrville Folk Festival, ROMPfest, Blissfest, The Fylde Folk Festival, The Purbeck Folk Festival and dozens more. Building their fan base in the tradition of all wandering minstrels - passionately and by word-of-mouth - they now perform to sold-out audiences internationally. They have released four albums in as many years Harpeth Rising (2010), Dead Man's Hand (2011), The End of the World (2012), a collaboration with master wordsmith David Greenberg (Jordana's father), and Tales From Jackson Bridge, (2013). Their fifth album, Shifted, is set to release in early 2015. We at FitB were lucky to catch their performance at Cambridge Folk Festival two years ago and made a mental note to book them as soon as the opportunity arose. This is a very special musical combo really one not to miss. www.harpethrising.com

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Greg Trooper

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the best 'live' performers on the circuit, Greg Trooper's a songwriter who has had material covered by everyone from Vince Gill to Billy Bragg. Steve Earle recently declared himself a fan and legendary BBC 2 presenter Bob Harris described him as One of the great, great American singer-songwriters. Back on tour from his home in New York promoting his 13th album, the UK's leading Americiana music magazine, Maverick, tells readers: This is a must-see gig. Wonderful Jeremy Searle, R2 magazine

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Lucy Ward + Band At Bristol Folk House

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

BBC award winner Lucy Ward with her full band performing songs from her brand new album, 'I Dreamt I Was A Bird', plus everything else you expect from this favourite of the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Singer songwriter Lucy Ward is a consummate performer who delights audiences with her beautiful voice, the depth and originality of her song writing and her witty and warm stage persona. To celebrate the release of 'I Dreamt I Was A Bird' Lucy will be accompanied by a band of stellar musicians; giving her stunning and insightful songs the full sonic treatment. You can expect outstanding musicianship, passion and warmth from this brilliant artist and her band. After winning the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength, establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK acoustic scene. She's played festivals and venues all over the UK, Germany and Holland as well as dates in Canada and Spain. She has played not one, but two, main stages at Glastonbury Festival and has written for film and theatre. Her elevation to the very top of the folk ladder was acknowledged with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award in February 2014. Lucy is the youngest artist ever to be nominated for this award. Lucy has released two successful albums on Navigator Records. Her debut album 'Adelphi Has To Fly', released in 2011, was met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as "Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent" and attracted four-star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. Her follow-up album 'Single Flame' (2013) made the UK Independent Music Charts and received brilliant reviews from the national music press, with Spiral Earth Magazine suggesting it was; "One of the albums of the year for sure." This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart and four-star reviews in The Guardian and The Mirror. Lucy's hotly anticipated third album is set to keep her career soaring.

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Errol Linton At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Errol Linton is a hugely regarded London based busking bluesman. The Brixton harmonica blaster, singer and songwriter has made a living playing his highly original and distinctive blues & reggae-flavoured songs for two decades. Now he's starting to get the recognition he deserves. Brixton blues with a Jamaican twist. Tonight will feature his full band and is gonna blow the roof off the joint! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Danny Schmidt

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, leading Sing Out Magazine to proclaim that: Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years. Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt's an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green on such songs as 'NeedYour Love So Bad' and 'Albatross', which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green on such songs as 'NeedYour Love So Bad' and 'Albatross', which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey.

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The Rosellys

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Lucy Ward + Band At Marsden Mechanics

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:00pm

BBC award winner Lucy Ward with her full band performing songs from her brand new album, 'I Dreamt I Was A Bird', plus everything else you expect from this favourite of the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Singer songwriter Lucy Ward is a consummate performer who delights audiences with her beautiful voice, the depth and originality of her song writing and her witty and warm stage persona. To celebrate the release of 'I Dreamt I Was A Bird' Lucy will be accompanied by a band of stellar musicians; giving her stunning and insightful songs the full sonic treatment. You can expect outstanding musicianship, passion and warmth from this brilliant artist and her band. After winning the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) in 2012, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength, establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK acoustic scene. She's played festivals and venues all over the UK, Germany and Holland as well as dates in Canada and Spain. She has played not one, but two, main stages at Glastonbury Festival and has written for film and theatre. Her elevation to the very top of the folk ladder was acknowledged with a nomination for the BBC Folk Singer of the Year Award in February 2014. Lucy is the youngest artist ever to be nominated for this award. Lucy has released two successful albums on Navigator Records. Her debut album 'Adelphi Has To Fly', released in 2011, was met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as "Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent" and attracted four-star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. Her follow-up album 'Single Flame' (2013) made the UK Independent Music Charts and received brilliant reviews from the national music press, with Spiral Earth Magazine suggesting it was; "One of the albums of the year for sure." This was acknowledged at the end of 2013 when 'Single Flame' came second in the MOJO Folk Album of the Year Chart and four-star reviews in The Guardian and The Mirror. Lucy's hotly anticipated third album is set to keep her career soaring.

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Cardboard Fox

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Twins Laura and Charlotte Carrivick, with their fantastic playing and sibling harmonies,back this time with their band, classical guitar / top banjo playing double bassist John Breese and Joe Tozer on guitar. What a combo! The right time arrived for these musicians to come together and grow. This acoustic quartet is stretching out - original songs and re-imagined folk, pooling their collective bluegrass roots, delving beyond and giving their repertoire a fresh perspective. www.cardboardfox.co.uk www.thecarrivicksisters.co.uk www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub www.tfacebook.com/terracecred

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Harpeth Rising

on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors open 7.30pm, Concert starts 8pm

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Suzzy Roche And Lucy Wainwright Roche In Concert

on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

One time member of The ROCHES. After a lifetime of performing and recording, these days Suzzy enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche (lucywainwrightroche.com) Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD Fairytale and Myth which won the popular vote for best singer/songwriter album of the year for the Independent Music Awards 2014.

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Danny Schmidt

on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

A man, a guitar and a bagful of the best songs you'll hear today that's Danny Schmidt in a nutshell. Oh, and he's also a genius and that is a view shared by pretty much anyone who has had the privilege to see him. And if you doubt that just listen to 'Company of Friends' or 'Stained Glass', two of the best songs written by anyone over the past 30 years. He is hands down one of the best living musicians/poets - Bob Thiele, famed Nashville record producer and writer of such classics as What a Wonderful World "With beautifully crafted, lonesome pines music and complex beguiling words, he would've fitted neatly on the bill at any '60s coffee house alongside Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen" Q Magazine UK Danny is unanimously regarded as incredible, if not unbelievable, if not just plain beautiful - an astounding guitar player and a true poet (if the wind can be called a poet). - Songwriter Paul Curreri "Danny Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise." - Matt Watroba, Sing Out! magazine "The most brilliant young songwriter I've heard in the past 25 years. His songs are thrillingly poetic." - Rich Warren, The Midnight Special on WFUV "There are inevitable comparisons with Cohen and Dylan, but these are songs of such quality and beauty that they more than hold their own in this exalted company.", Maverick Magazine UK In my life there have been 'special' songs, the where and when of their first hearing I will remember as long as I draw breath. 'Stained Glass' is the latest addition to that select category, establishing a practically unassailable standard. Arthur Wood, Folkwax "The best songwriter since the late Dave Carter. Danny Schmidt is a profound talent." - Kevin McCarthy, Folk Music Reviews "Everything about the man is gentle, except his capacity for insight, which is crushing. - Songwriter Jeffrey Foucault "Danny Schmidt's outstanding . . . one of the best songwriters I've ever heard. Every word." - Songwriter Chuck Brodsky "Schmidt has the poetry and flow of Dylan without the drawback of having his voice. The songs breathe because they have the room to. He combines the starkness of early Iron & Wine with the torrent that is Josh Ritter." - David Cowling, Americana UK Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine's proclamation that: "Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years." Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt's an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: "Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing." After garnering unanimous critical praise for his self-released Parables & Primes album in 2005, Schmidt's follow up release, Little Grey Sheep in 2007 began a streak of albums that charted at #1 on the Folk Radio Charts internationally. And on the heels of being crowned with one of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk awards in 2007, Schmidt won the notice of venerable Americana roots label, Red House Records, who began releasing his albums in 2009, alongside such notable artists as Greg Brown, Eliza Gilkyson, Jorma Kaukonen, and John Gorka, thus exposing his music to a broader audience. Schmidt released three albums on Red House Records, including the critically acclaimed debut Instead The Forest Rose To Sing in 2009, the spare and intimate Man Of Many Moons in 2011, and culminating with the amorous duo album For Keeps with his partner, Carrie Elkin, in 2014. Schmidt's latest release is a mystical collection of ethereal allegories entitled, Owls, set to be released in mid-2015. Carrie Elkin will be joining him on the release tour in the UK in September/October, adding her riveting harmony vocals and powerhouse stage presence. www.dannyschmidt.com

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Tom Baxter

on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Tapiserie Nights With Michalis Kouloumis Trio

on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

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Krista Detor

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual. Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen is an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His recent spectacular world tour of stadium venues has been successful beyond belief but has not, with regret, exposed the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca that Keith has set to music; said to be Cohen's greatest influence. www.keith-james.com 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' (The Independent) 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' (Sunday Times) 'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' (BBC Radio Scotland) 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' (The Guardian) 'Music full of integrity, a contemporary work of art' (*****Maverick) 'All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines' (Times Literary Supplement ) 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' (Acoustic Magazine)

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Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A true hero of ours, Chris Sherburn is renowned for his virtuoso Anglo-concertina work and wickedly sharp wit. He now teams up with Scottish singer and guitarist Findlay Napier in a hot new duo. Both are both fluid tunesmiths, easy with an audience and generous with the craic, so we expect a great evening's entertainment.

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Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A true hero of ours, Chris Sherburn is renowned for his virtuoso Anglo-concertina work and wickedly sharp wit. He now teams up with Scottish singer and guitarist Findlay Napier in a hot new duo. Both are both fluid tunesmiths, easy with an audience and generous with the craic, so we expect a great evening's entertainment.

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Martin Stephenson And The Daintees

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UK's best-loved musicians for 30 years. New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he's intermittently fronted through a string of albums - and hundreds of gigs - since his teens in the North East. Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson's must see live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. The Daintees' critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson's songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s. Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson's lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country. CALIFORNIA STAR continues his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, and is the perfect middle-age bookend on a discography now amounting to 40 albums

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Wille & The Bandits

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Internationally acclaimed roots warriors of the British Isles Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

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The Furrow Collective

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

This acclaimed collective brings together four of the finest, award winning musicians on the UK folk scene and delves into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest. Each singer airs lesser-known gems from their traditional repertoire with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. With a bold, improvisatory approach, their common focus is to capture the raw edges and fleeting magic of ballads, with storytelling taking centre stage. Emily and Alasdair are both known for their original, folklore-influenced songwriting, and, often finding themselves on the same bills they struck up a musical friendship, sharing stages and collaborating on each others albums. Lucy and Rachel are both bewitching solo artists in their own right as well as being sought-after session players and long-time collaborators with Emily Portman in her trio. Their 2014 debut release, At Our Next Meeting' received widespread critical acclaim, as well as a BBC Radio Two Folk Award 'Best Group and 'Best Traditional Track' nomination this year. A new EP is currently being recorded for release in autumn 2015, followed by an album in early 2016. 'A quietly triumphant set' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A mouth-watering collaboration' ★★★★ Mojo 'One of the finest collaborative albums of the past few years' Folk Radio UK

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The Rails

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 8:00pm

Jezebel Music are thrilled to once again be working with The Rails, as they tour the UK in October 2015. This time, the venue of choice is Salford's Sacred Trinity Church on Thursday 1st October. The Rails The Rails are running. English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have reached deep into their rich musical histories to concoct the kind of sharp, true folk rock blend rarely heard since the Seventies. Produced with indie legend Edwyn Collins and featuring folk frontierswoman Eliza Carthy on fiddle, The Rails debut album Fair Warning is a little wonder, packed with traditional and original songs that stand outside of time yet resonate with contemporary urgency. Recognising perfection when they hear it, Island records have revived their vintage Pink Label for the duo, home to John Martyn, Nick Drake and Fairport Convention. There is something about folk as an ideal that we were reaching towards, says Kami. Music by the people, for the people. Songs so icky, and potent, and heart wrenching, they could have been written five hundred years or ten minutes ago, it doesn't matter. We wanted something almost simplistic, says James. Singing, fiddle, electric guitar, no tricks. You can hear everything, it's bare. It's hard to convince people to make a record like that now but the sound is fantastic, it's so direct. James, a teenage prodigy with a fascination for early rock 'n' roll and roots Americana, is now one of the hottest rock guitarists in Britain. Cult singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell took him to the US to make an album and James went on to play as a member of such Americana icons as Son Volt and The Pernice Brothers and record with the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis. Back in the UK, he has played with Ray Davies, become part of the touring line up for The Pogues and joined The Pretenders as lead guitarist in 2008. In 2011, he made his first solo album, The Hill, for Heavenly records. Author and fan Nick Hornby described his guitar playing as an unearthly cross between James Burton, Peter Green and Richard Thompson and enthused Walbourne's fluid, tasteful, beautiful solos drop the jaw, stop the heart, and smack the gob, all at the same time. It was Hornby who introduced James to folk siren Linda Thompson, and James first met Kami when they both worked on Linda's 2007 album Versatile Heart. We hit it off on a musical level straight away but it took a long time to take that any further, he reports. Kami is the youngest daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson, the first couple of Seventies folk rock. She has been a backing singer with Linda, performed with members of the Wainwright family, toured with Sean Lennon and Bonnie Prince Billy and released her own solo album, Love Lies, on Warner Music in 2011. I suppose this was the music that was formative to me, but at the same time Folk was a box I didn't want to be in, and I did my best to avoid it, she admits. In folk music, people love the idea of family. When a son or daughter picks up a guitar it's like the legacy continues. In rock, it's considered slightly nepotistic. They aren't easy relationships and it's difficult for me to talk about, so I think it's better if I just don't. I am a musician, and this is the music that was around me growing up, just as it was for many others, and I need to find my own way through it. www.therailsofficial.com/

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Gren Bartley

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

Gren Bartley has released three albums in the last three years, each one revealing an increasingly prolific and exceptional writer and musician. The new record 'Magnificent Creatures' from producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert Plant, Ryan Adams, Paolo Nutini etc...), has already been described as A superb piece of work (FATEA Magazine). Now touring with string section, three-part harmonies and driving percussion he is creating something truly original in the underground folk scene. Drawing such positive reviews as "enthralling, persuasive and masterly" (fRoots magazine) and inspiring (Ear To The Ground), if you think you've heard something like it before then think again. "one to really look out for" BBC Radio 2 "enthralling, persuasive and masterley" fRoots Magazine

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Dengue Fever

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Manchester Band On the Wall 7:30pm

Plunging headlong into their second decade as a band, Dengue Fever present a new album, The Deepest Lake, their fifth full-length of all-new material, at a critical juncture in the bands career. In 2013, after forming their own label Tuk Tuk Records, the band crossed over into a brave new world as both artist and record label owners. Today they find themselves able to wear two hats as creative musicians with no boundaries as well as label owners who make their own decisions on where, when and how to fabricate their career. The net result is the aforementioned The Deepest Lake, a record with more musical diversions than the Mekong River itself. Released in early 2015, the ten tracks on The Deepest Lake will satiate longtime fans as well as newcomers looking for something altogether different. Widely recognised for their trademark blend of 60s Cambodian pop and psychedelic rock, Dengue Fever's latest release expands their musical palette to include Khmer rap, Latin grooves, Afro percussion, layered Stax-like horns and more. From the keyboard and percussion heavy opening track, Tokay, lead singer Chhom Nimol's unmistakable bird-like Khmer vocals lead the band on a evolutionary musical journey on The Deepest Lake. Be it the John Doe & Exene boy/girl vocals on Rom Say Sok that gets your indie grooves on or the six plus minute psychedelic jam on Cardboard Castles, it's pretty evident that this is a band looking to take chances and not play it safe. By following their instincts on this record and letting many of the final tracks come out of extended jams when demoing the album, the band played to their musical strengths. No longer was there a need to 'find' a song, the songs on The Deepest Lake came to them. The band's newly established independence as both label owner and artist marks yet another chapter in the continual evolution of a group unlike many other bands in the Los Angeles music scene. It all began in 2002 when Dengue Fever formed and released their eponymous debut (2003). Packed chock full of 'lost' Khmer covers, the band paid homage to Khmer rock, a hybrid of Vietnam War era surf, psych and classic rock performed by Cambodian giants like Ros Sereysothea, Pan Ron and Sinn Sisamouth. The band's sophomore release, critically acclaimed sophomore follow-up, Escape from Dragon House (2005) found them writing and performing original material in earnest. Amazon.com named Dragon House the #1 international release for 2005, and Mojo magazine named it in their Top 10 World Music releases of 2006. In 2008, their third release Venus on Earth became the band's best selling album. It garnered praise from both critics and fans the world over. In fact, Venus on Earth found support from iconic musicians such as Peter Gabriel, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Ray Davies who each made mention of the band in the press. Dengue Fever's fourth release, Cannibal Courtship (Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group), was released in April 2011 and found the band expanding beyond their usual comfort zone and experimenting with new sounds. 'A danceable, delightfully mutated mix of American surf, garage-rock psychedelia and the emotive, snaky crooning of Khmer folk music' LA Weekly

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Allendale Village Hall Doors open 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

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Blues In The City Festival 5

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Chelmsford Social Club Doors open 6.30pm show starts 7.00pm

This is the 5th year of annual Blues in the City festival and so we have made it special. There is a slight change to the date by a week but we hope that does not stop you attending and enjoying it though? What a great line up we have for you this year the Friday and Saturday night events at the Chelmsford Social Club are the only ones you pay to enter. We hope you think as we do that it is more than worth it with the lineups we have. Our Chosen charity this year is the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary near Chelmsford Essex. To find out more about them go to http://www.remussanctuary.org As you will see the Festival is running from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October with 17 great acts playing across our great city. visit the website for full details www.bluesinthecity.co.uk or www.facebook.com/bluesinthecitychelmsford

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Martin Turner Plays The Music Of Wishbone Ash

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Lowdham Village Hall Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

ALL STANDING GIG WITH LICENSED BAR

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John Spiers (bellowhead)

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.johnspiers.co.uk/ Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop in Durham. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) BIOGRAPHY John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. John was born in Birmingham, but moved to Abingdon in Oxfordshire at an early age where his association with the traditional folk music and dance of the region began. As the son of a morris dancer, it's hardly surprising that this early exposure to folk music proved to be influential. Although he had a keen ear and always engaged with music through his childhood, dabbling with piano and guitar, a career in the music industry seemed unlikely. It was only during his time studying natural sciences at King's College, Cambridge that John bought his first melodeon as a way of continuing to play music in a room too small to house a piano. This chance purchase opened up a whole world of new music making and the early exposure to morris dancing suddenly found a context. Highly influenced by the recordings of John Kirkpatrick and with the generous support of the local folk club, his playing advanced very quickly indeed, making up for the late start on the instrument. Another very important development in John's playing was the strength of the folk session scene back home in Oxford where music could be played socially four nights a week. It was here that John first met Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick who were later to become bandmates. Another chance encounter in a pub session led to the meeting with Jon Boden with whom he formed a duo and that's when a career playing music began in earnest. Signed almost immediately to Fellside Records on the strength of one demo, Spiers & Boden flourished after the release of their first album in 2000 and began touring the folk clubs of the British Isles. During this first part of his career John also helped to run a folk instrument shop in Oxford which specialised in squeezeboxes where he learnt to repair and maintain them and developed a lifelong love of these fantastic and quirky instruments. In 2004 the duo came up with the idea for Bellowhead as a one-off performance for the inaugural Oxford Folk Festival and the success of this single performance meant that the idea needed to be developed and the band began the process of further collaboration which yielded the first Bellowhead album released in 2006 to huge critical acclaim. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength, selling out the Albert Hall and hitting #12 in the UK album charts. John still lives in Oxfordshire with his partner and two children and is an active member of the local folk scene. A true enthusiast, his passion for music and bellows-driven instruments is only equalled by his passion for his allotment, cooking, making things out of wood, home brewing, the environment, gadgets and complaining about things on Twitter. John has always written tunes and music for the melodeon in the traditional style and many of them can be heard performed on the albums of both Bellowhead and Spiers & Boden as well as being played in folk sessions up and down the country and around the world. He has only recently found time in amongst the heavy touring schedule to develop more of these compositions for performance as solo pieces and is keenly working on ways of marrying the infectious pulse of traditional English dance music with modern musical influences and take this vibrant music to audiences both at home and abroad. The Guardian said of his first low-key solo outing at Cecil Sharp House An uncompromising approach, maybe, but it worked, thanks to his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter. a quiet triumph!

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Danny Schmidt

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Lewes Elephant and Castle Doors 7.30pm

Union are proud to present this incredible songsmith, stories to break your heart and uplift your spirits - Danny does it all. Accompanied by the equally talented Carrie Elkin.

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Willy Porter

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Exeter America Hall 8:00am

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him "a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone," while the Boston Globe describes him as "an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics." Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: "Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh - and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute." His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same question..."When he is coming back?" "I enjoy the security of obscurity," Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following. THERE IS NO BAR AT THE VENUE - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOLIC DRINKS - SOFT DRINKS AND TEA AND COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 8:00pm

Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year - Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Criticised by an art school lecturer as having "a remarkable eye for trivia" Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Hollow Point is his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another-ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim. Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. They played 51 cities and Wood found himself eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting the poetry of recession. His response is, None The Wiser, a fourth solo album released in Summer 2013. With humble hymns and sweeping statements from Alzheimers to William Blake, Wood lovingly takes the pulse of his homeland in what could be his best album yet. Wood has worked and collaborated with a long list of artists, most recently Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Eliza and Martin Carthy in Simon Emerson's Imagined Village. His duet with Eliza added to the "Villager's" winning another Folk Award for "Best Traditional Song". The Irish Times dubbed him 'the renaissance man of English folk' because his work extends beyond song writing into commissions for Radio 3 Between The Ears, Late Junction and The Essay. He has written for The Times and lectured at Newcastle and Limerick Universities. His setting of Blake's Jerusalem features in Paul Gilroy's lecture on poetry and music at Kings College London and Wood's lyric Walk This World With Music is included in Michael Morpurgo's latest collection. 'Wood is one of our finest songwriters, a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form, and rarely on better form than he is with None the Wiser. The title track alone is a masterpiece' The Independent ★★★★★ 'One of Britain's most uncompromising and original singer-songwriters his latest album is remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics.' The Guardian ★★★★ 'such a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter.' MOJO Album of the month ★★★★

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The Watershed Band Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

2015 sees Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the 2014 BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, embarking on an exciting new project. They plan on recording their new album, Watershed, with an extended line up, and are offering this brand new four piece to a limited number of shows to tie in with the album launch. 'We've honed our sound as a duo, and do a lot of multi-tasking to enlarge that sound, but when we heard these guys performing, we knew we wanted to involve them in our next project' says Hannah. They first met bass player Matt Downer playing with legendary Welsh band Jamie Smith's Mabon, and soon had him working on their last studio album, Mynd. 'Working with Matt is a real pleasure,' says Phil, 'He's an incredibly intuitive musician with echoes of Danny Thompson in his sound'. James Taylor completes the line up, on percussion and vibraphone. Phil says, 'We saw him performing with singer-songwriter Sean Taylor, and couldn't get over the sensitivity of his playing, and his constant innovation you've never seen someone play drums like this before'. He combines a classical background with a feel for world and folk musics. The result is The Watershed Band, a unique collaboration that takes Phillip and Hannah's innovative duo sound to the next level of soulful expression combined with rhythmic drive

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The Graveltones / 02.10.15 / Craufurd Arms, Mk

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms 7:30pm

THE CRAUFURD ARMS PRESENTS..... FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER THE GRAVELTONES £8 adv 14+ The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LT FOLLOW US ON TWITTER http://twitter.com/#!/underpasspromo ------------------------------------------------------------------------- With their Lyrics being compared to Dylan, Riffs to Rage Against The Machine, Vocals to Howling Wolf and Beats to Bonham it's easy to see why The Graveltones have stirred up so much noise of late. An easily identifiable original sound that will still be here in 20 years time. Two Driven Ex-Pat Aussies meet on Denmark St London both determined to be the best at their art, rehearse twice then hit the stage at London's 100 club to an immediate fanbase. Two years on they Destroy the stage at DOWNLOAD festival and are now Nominated in the CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS as BEST NEW BAND. For a band whose debut Album hasn't even been released the future looks bright for The Graveltones

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Faustus

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the EFDSS. Their aim, say the band, is to "banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music", and in this they succeed thanks to a blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands. The only confusion is that they are already members of other outstanding folk bands. But working together as Faustus, they offer something different, thanks to their distinctive blend of subtlety and attack. They are best known as instrumentalists but all prove to be impressive singers too. When needed, the rhythm section is reinforced by Saul Rose's melodeon which can also join Paul Sartin's fiddle, oboe and cor anglais to emphasise and harmonise the melodies. This mix of the usual and the unexpected in terms of 'folk' instruments gives a pleasing freshness and vitality to their sound. And what of their goal to banish all that is fey? Well, to be sure, there's no mention of fairies but equally there's no shortage of magic.

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Rura

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

Internationally renowned for their powerhouse mix of Highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, whistle, flute, and voice, Rura are one of the most exciting bands of their generation. The band create muscular, yet intricately arranged and lyrical instrumentals to match singer/songwriter Adam Holmes' haunting songcraft a creative mix that has seen them rise to headline and main stage status at festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

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Rura

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

Internationally renowned for their powerhouse mix of Highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, whistle, flute, and voice, Rura are one of the most exciting bands of their generation. The band create muscular, yet intricately arranged and lyrical instrumentals to match singer/songwriter Adam Holmes' haunting songcraft a creative mix that has seen them rise to headline and main stage status at festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

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Rura

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

Internationally renowned for their powerhouse mix of Highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, whistle, flute, and voice, Rura are one of the most exciting bands of their generation. The band create muscular, yet intricately arranged and lyrical instrumentals to match singer/songwriter Adam Holmes' haunting songcraft a creative mix that has seen them rise to headline and main stage status at festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

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An Evening Of Flamenco Music & Dance - "magia Flamenca" - Feat. Javier Zapata

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Magia Flamenca is a very personal production that shows the magic of this captivating artistic genre Flamenco with highly creative and elegant choreographies, Javier Zapata never fails to delight. Javier is a graceful, talented dancer from the Flamenco city of Almería in Andalucía. With his dance Javier transcends the borders of Flamenco, and with his rich and expressive imagination he creates unique and complex choreographies that astonish audiences.

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The Dreaming Spires At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

The Dreaming Spires Searching For The Supertruth Album available now via Clubhouse Records NEW SINGLE IN JULY & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES "... the most thrilling country rock debut album since Big Star" **** (4 Stars) - Q Magazine review of Brothers In Brooklyn Charming Indie jangle from talented Bennett brothers. Lovely country slow burnerssharing space with paisley underground jangle. Brings all these influences into one fantastic package 8/10 Uncut review of Searching For The Supertruth "One of the best live bands in the country." Andrew Marr The Dreaming Spires performed their forthcoming single All Kinds of People (released 10th July) from their acclaimed new album Searching For The Supertruth, on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 7th June. The performance is available to stream via YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhog3agHKK4). They will be performing at festivals across the UK throughout summer in 2015. Searching For The Supertruth, a title borrowed from cosmic evolution theorist Rich Blundell, is a distinctive and diverse follow up to their acclaimed debut Brothers In Brooklyn. While it will continue to attract comparisons to Big Star, it also reaches out into new psychedelic realms and is filled with grand strings, strange poetry and backwards guitars. While the Americana narrative of the debut and recent EP Darkest Before The Dawn continues through tracks like Still Believe in You, Strange Glue and Dusty in Memphis, the emphasis and movement is towards the cosmic and mystical, more I Am The Cosmos than Back of a Car, making this the Spires' most accomplished and moving release yet. What is the Supertruth? You'll know when you find it. The answers are all inside. Searching For The Supertruth was produced by The Dreaming Spires and mixed by Rowland Prytherch, with additional production from Nick Holton and Tony Poole. Guest musicians include Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne), Tony Poole (Starry Eyed & Laughing), Jackie Oates, Nick Holton (Black Hearted Brother) and 'Free Jazz' Geoff Widdowson (Danny and The Champions of the World). The Dreaming Spires are brothers Robin and Joe Bennett, who handle most instrumental duties, with Jamie Dawson on drums and percussion. Regular live guitarist Nick Fowler (also of Gaz Coombes' band) contributes guitar to many tracks. In demand as musicians, Robin and Joe are currently playing in Saint Etienne, and will be helping the band recreate their classic album Foxbase Alpha at End of The Road festival as well as featuring in Sarah Cracknell's solo band. They also collaborated with Mercury Rev on their recent experimental film soundtrack for The Red Balloon. They formerly performed as Goldrush and played in Danny & The Champions of The World, toured and recorded with Mark Gardener of Ride and collaborated with everyone from Gary Louris of The Jayhawks to Garth Hudson of The Band. Joe also plays with fellow travellers Co-Pilgrim and Robin co-writes with several other acts and has his own side-project Dusty Sound System. Having just spent May and June supporting Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, the brothers have a busy summer ahead. A highlight will be their headline slot on the Veterans & Virgins stage at Truck, the pioneering event they set up in 1998, which this year features the likes of The Charlatans and Basement Jaxx. A headline UK tour for The Dreaming Spires follows this October. For all press and radio enquiries contact Seb at Pindrop Publicity seb@pindroppublicity.com / 07932635856

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The Dreaming Spires At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

The Dreaming Spires Searching For The Supertruth Album available now via Clubhouse Records NEW SINGLE IN JULY & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES "... the most thrilling country rock debut album since Big Star" **** (4 Stars) - Q Magazine review of Brothers In Brooklyn Charming Indie jangle from talented Bennett brothers. Lovely country slow burnerssharing space with paisley underground jangle. Brings all these influences into one fantastic package 8/10 Uncut review of Searching For The Supertruth "One of the best live bands in the country." Andrew Marr The Dreaming Spires performed their forthcoming single All Kinds of People (released 10th July) from their acclaimed new album Searching For The Supertruth, on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 7th June. The performance is available to stream via YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhog3agHKK4). They will be performing at festivals across the UK throughout summer in 2015. Searching For The Supertruth, a title borrowed from cosmic evolution theorist Rich Blundell, is a distinctive and diverse follow up to their acclaimed debut Brothers In Brooklyn. While it will continue to attract comparisons to Big Star, it also reaches out into new psychedelic realms and is filled with grand strings, strange poetry and backwards guitars. While the Americana narrative of the debut and recent EP Darkest Before The Dawn continues through tracks like Still Believe in You, Strange Glue and Dusty in Memphis, the emphasis and movement is towards the cosmic and mystical, more I Am The Cosmos than Back of a Car, making this the Spires' most accomplished and moving release yet. What is the Supertruth? You'll know when you find it. The answers are all inside. Searching For The Supertruth was produced by The Dreaming Spires and mixed by Rowland Prytherch, with additional production from Nick Holton and Tony Poole. Guest musicians include Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne), Tony Poole (Starry Eyed & Laughing), Jackie Oates, Nick Holton (Black Hearted Brother) and 'Free Jazz' Geoff Widdowson (Danny and The Champions of the World). The Dreaming Spires are brothers Robin and Joe Bennett, who handle most instrumental duties, with Jamie Dawson on drums and percussion. Regular live guitarist Nick Fowler (also of Gaz Coombes' band) contributes guitar to many tracks. In demand as musicians, Robin and Joe are currently playing in Saint Etienne, and will be helping the band recreate their classic album Foxbase Alpha at End of The Road festival as well as featuring in Sarah Cracknell's solo band. They also collaborated with Mercury Rev on their recent experimental film soundtrack for The Red Balloon. They formerly performed as Goldrush and played in Danny & The Champions of The World, toured and recorded with Mark Gardener of Ride and collaborated with everyone from Gary Louris of The Jayhawks to Garth Hudson of The Band. Joe also plays with fellow travellers Co-Pilgrim and Robin co-writes with several other acts and has his own side-project Dusty Sound System. Having just spent May and June supporting Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, the brothers have a busy summer ahead. A highlight will be their headline slot on the Veterans & Virgins stage at Truck, the pioneering event they set up in 1998, which this year features the likes of The Charlatans and Basement Jaxx. A headline UK tour for The Dreaming Spires follows this October. For all press and radio enquiries contact Seb at Pindrop Publicity seb@pindroppublicity.com / 07932635856

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Keith James The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Following Keith's hugely popular performance of "The Songs of Nick Drake" Keith returns to Blue Sky to play the music of one of the world's greatest and best loved songwriters, Leonard Cohen. Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual.

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Harpeth Rising.

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8.15.pm

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Jim Moray @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

You think you know folk music and then someone like Jim Moray comes along. He comes bearing Skulk, a fifth album of soulful English music, plus a sheaf of industry awards and the wherewithal to locate folk music in its rightful landscape: the modern world. In Jim's vision, the oral tradition is electrified, not only technically but emotionally. Fact is, folk music as it was constituted by the English revivalists of the 1950's and early 1960's was an historical blip. A sort of digression. Folk was never intended for ideological scrutiny, never conceived to be the subject of research, never sung as a corrective to the vanities of modernity. Folk has always belonged to the modern world the modern world of the 18th century, the modern world of the 19th century. And it certainly did not remain lively in the world of the late 20th century merely to oppose the coming of rock 'n' roll, any more than it suffused the early part of the 20th century to lend a hand, and a little grain, to the evolution of modern English classical music Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical world because they are. He has known no other way to think about music. From his debut, BBC Folk Award-winning album in 2003, Sweet England, through Jim Moray (2006), Low Culture (2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year) and In Modern History (2010), Moray's career has been a continuous avowal of folk's relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century. Tickets: - £8.00 in advance £10.00 on Door Parking & Bar Available Contact 01993831427 or 07870563299 Doors Open: 19:30hrs Show Starts 20:00hrs www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.jimmoray.co.uk/

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The Destroyers

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

13-piece 'megafolk' collective of rogues and misfits surfing a tidal wave of horns, fiddles, hurdy-gurdys, duduks and guitars! Part Balkan, part Bummie, they are an anarchic orchestra of blazing passion, breathtaking originality and frenzied dancing!

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin With The Watershed Band - Album Launch!

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Higher Ashton Embercombe Arrival from 7pm, music from 8pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are launching their third studio album, Watershed, with the full Watershed band, at a stunning venue in the heart of the Devon hills. Come and join us at Embercombe's lovely Centre Fire barn for an evening of song, celebration, and good ale! Embercombe are also offering a yummy meal made with all their home grown organic produce with the £20 ticket price.

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin With The Watershed Band - Album Launch!

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Higher Ashton Embercombe Arrival from 7pm, music from 8pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are launching their third studio album, Watershed, with the full Watershed band, at a stunning venue in the heart of the Devon hills. Come and join us at Embercombe's lovely Centre Fire barn for an evening of song, celebration, and good ale! Embercombe are also offering a yummy meal made with all their home grown organic produce with the £20 ticket price.

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Babajack

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Babajack

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Trace Bundy

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7.30pm

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Megson: Chapels & Churches Tour: Farnham, Surrey

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Farnham United Reformed Church Doors: 7pm; Start time: 7.30pm

Award-winning folk-roots duo MEGSON bring their Chapels & Churches tour to the wonderful setting of the United Reformed Church in Farnham, Surrey.

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Edwina Hayes

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Adam Barnes

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three artists at the top of their game head to the bookshop. Bearded UK singer/songwriter Adam Barnes heads out on his biggest UK tour to date celebrating the release of his brand new E.P with the support of the L.A based songwriter Chris Ayer in tow. Chris has recently released his third album 'The Noise' and had successful sold out shows in the US, UK and Netherlands over the past year. Adam Barnes: Adam Barnes is a 23 year old bearded troubadour residing in the countryside of Oxfordshire. He is a folk artist; a haunting songwriter and an honest performer waiting for you to take a step back and listen in. Having released his debut album last May, Adam has followed it up with a 5 week headline European tour and received the support of youtube blogger Zoella. Adam is celebrating the release of a brand new E.P with his biggest headline tour to date. 'Adam Barnes is a rising star on the folk scene with an enviable beard and even more impressive voice' - Gigwise https://adambarnes.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AdamBarnesMusic?fref=ts Chris Ayer: Chris Ayer is a singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles CA. Growing up in Virginia, he got his start singing along to tapes of Paul Simon and Elvis (whether his family liked it or not!) In the last few years, Ayer has played over 1000 shows in the US, UK & Europe, including a sold out headlining tour of the Netherlands in November 2013. Beyond strictly folk music, elements of pop, rock, roots & soul influence his sound. In 2013 he released his third album -- the first he produced -- called "The Noise", and is busy writing songs for his fourth. http://chrisayermusic.com/ www.facebook.com/chrisayer Lucy Anne Sale: Soulful, vibrant and musically elaborate, Sale is a musician who incorporates varying elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop and electronica. Expect a journey through varying styles and instrumentation held together by a truly unique voice http://lucyannesale.com/ www.facebook.com/sonomamamusic Doors open at 7.00 Lucy Anne Sale 8,00-8.35 Chris Ayer 8.50-9.30 Adam Barnes 9.45-10.30 (Times approx) Please note. No admittance during performances. If you are late, you will have to wait til the act on has finished. Bar open serving hot and cold drinks, wine, beer and snacks. No other food and drink may be brought onto the premises. www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.facebook.com/groups/thebigcomfyfolkclub For parking information please see www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Adam Barnes

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three artists at the top of their game head to the bookshop. Bearded UK singer/songwriter Adam Barnes heads out on his biggest UK tour to date celebrating the release of his brand new E.P with the support of the L.A based songwriter Chris Ayer in tow. Chris has recently released his third album 'The Noise' and had successful sold out shows in the US, UK and Netherlands over the past year. Adam Barnes: Adam Barnes is a 23 year old bearded troubadour residing in the countryside of Oxfordshire. He is a folk artist; a haunting songwriter and an honest performer waiting for you to take a step back and listen in. Having released his debut album last May, Adam has followed it up with a 5 week headline European tour and received the support of youtube blogger Zoella. Adam is celebrating the release of a brand new E.P with his biggest headline tour to date. 'Adam Barnes is a rising star on the folk scene with an enviable beard and even more impressive voice' - Gigwise https://adambarnes.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AdamBarnesMusic?fref=ts Chris Ayer: Chris Ayer is a singer-songwriter based out of Los Angeles CA. Growing up in Virginia, he got his start singing along to tapes of Paul Simon and Elvis (whether his family liked it or not!) In the last few years, Ayer has played over 1000 shows in the US, UK & Europe, including a sold out headlining tour of the Netherlands in November 2013. Beyond strictly folk music, elements of pop, rock, roots & soul influence his sound. In 2013 he released his third album -- the first he produced -- called "The Noise", and is busy writing songs for his fourth. http://chrisayermusic.com/ www.facebook.com/chrisayer Lucy Anne Sale: Soulful, vibrant and musically elaborate, Sale is a musician who incorporates varying elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop and electronica. Expect a journey through varying styles and instrumentation held together by a truly unique voice http://lucyannesale.com/ www.facebook.com/sonomamamusic Doors open at 7.00 Lucy Anne Sale 8,00-8.35 Chris Ayer 8.50-9.30 Adam Barnes 9.45-10.30 (Times approx) Please note. No admittance during performances. If you are late, you will have to wait til the act on has finished. Bar open serving hot and cold drinks, wine, beer and snacks. No other food and drink may be brought onto the premises. www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.facebook.com/groups/thebigcomfyfolkclub For parking information please see www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Chapin - Wickwar

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30am

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The Dualers

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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The Urban Voodoo Machine October 3rd Bedford Esquires

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Bedford Esquires 7:30am

The Urban Voodoo Machine return to the Bedford Esquires Venue on the 3rd of October with Support from Long John Laundry and a very special Guest DJ... Doors from 7.30pm- 2 am...

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Halsway Manor Concerts: English Fiddle Players

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

Featuring Blowzabella's Dave Shepherd and the excellent Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll in concert. Expect superb musicianship and bold arrangements of rarely heard music from across the spectrum of the English fiddle repertoire.

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Halsway Manor Concerts: English Fiddle Players

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

Featuring Blowzabella's Dave Shepherd and the excellent Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll in concert. Expect superb musicianship and bold arrangements of rarely heard music from across the spectrum of the English fiddle repertoire.

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Faustus In Concert

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of English folk music of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). Specialising in powerful delivery, faultless harmonies, inspired arrangements and a sprinkling of some of the bawdiest songs in the folk cannon, they are men on a mission to banish all that is pastoral and fey in the delivery of folk music. Their plethora of experience is brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Not to be missed! On stage from 8pm - Real Ale Bar available

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Moscow Drug Club

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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Giles Hedley & Richard Sadler

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Authentic vintage bluesman, Giles Hedley, on vocals, guitar, mouth harmonica & nose harmonica with acclaimed double bassist, Richard Sadler

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Willy Porter (usa)

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Cardiff Beulah Community Centre (Canolfan Beulah) 7:30pm

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Treetop Flyers

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

With their quintessential vintage West Coast sound, it's fitting that Treetop Flyers laid down their outstanding country soul debut in the canyons of Southern California. Though based in London, the British five-piece Reid Morrison (vocals/guitars), Sam Beer (guitar/vocals), Laurie Sherman (guitar), Mathew Starritt (bass/vocals) and the band's lone American Tomer Danan (drums/vocals) swapped urban England for the picturesque beaches and rolling hills of Malibu in order to record the classic-sounding The Mountain Moves. 'Our music makes sense there,' explains Sam. Yet The Mountain Moves hits home far beyond the reaches of Los Angeles. A record of hope, honesty and huge choruses, its universally reaching songs are strewn with sunshine-infused four-part harmonies, propelled by an irrefutable open-highway groove. Paying their dues to everyone from The Band and Neil Young by way of Little Feat and Fleetwood Mac, there are also gracious nods towards the more contemporary likes of My Morning Jacket, The Coral and Jonathan Wilson wrapped up in these 11 time-travelling tracks. Sonically, The Mountain Moves might be easy-going, but the process behind it wasn't quite so smooth. Heading to California after a successful stint of shows at SxSW in March 2012, a hurricane alert and a harrowing airplane ride meant the band ended up stranded on the outskirts of Denver. When they finally arrived in LA, producer Noah Georgeson (Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Bert Jansch) hadn't quite finished work on Banhart's latest album, meaning Treetop Flyers had two weeks to kill. They spent their fortnight of freedom roadtripping to Joshua Tree, making a Gram Parsons pilgrimage to Cap Rock and also stopping at Pappy and Harriets, a far-flung Mojave favourite of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys. They rocked up to the legendary roadhouse's famous open mic night in their best cowboy threads to play an uncommonly lengthy set. The band eventually got to work at Zuma Sound, a brand new studio which had originally been built for Rick Rubin. When they arrived back home, a summer of high-profile festival slots awaited them. They played under Van Morrison at Green Man, and shared a stage with Bob Dylan for the second time at The Hop Farm, after opening up for him at London's Feis in 2011. 'Debut album The Mountain Moves is chock full of lush harmonies, warm arrangements and billowing acoustic guitars as fresh as a breeze looming in from San Francisco harbour' Clash

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Sura Susso/rural Kora On Tour

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Creeting St Mary Jubilee Hall 2:45pm

Family event, afternoon concert (3-4pm) with Sura Susso an internationly successful musican who plays the Kora; West African Harp. Children welcome, come and enjoy the mesmerising sounds of the Kora, with stories and jokes from Africa. Bring a cushion. Tickets £10 for 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets also available at Alder Carr Farm Shop.

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The Mutter Slater Band

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The former Stackridge front man returns to Chapel Arts with his superb band. The release of their album 'Absobloodylutely' last year drew glowing reviews from the national magazines: MOJO 4stars 'Impressive songwriting' MAVERICK 4stars 'Roots Rocking from a musical great' R2 4stars '...a timeless combination of blue eyed soul, r'n'b and rock which, when added to his superb lyrics, is a killer combination' As Billy Bragg himself has said 'Mutter Slater has one of the great voices of British rock - and he writes a mean song too' www.reverbnation.com/themutterslaterband

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The Cute Hoors Featuring Doctor Millar

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Part of the Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A warm welcome back to Hatful of Rain who were one of my favourite bands of last year. They are now widely regarded as one of the top British acoustic roots bands, steeped in the fiddle tunes and old-time ballads of the Appalachian mountains. Based around the captivating songs and voice of singer Chloe Overton, this ensemble brings together instrumental virtuosity, soaring harmonies and intense performances. If you love Gillian Welch, Crooked Still and the soundtrack from Oh Brother, Where art Thou - this is for you. Hauntingly beautiful..I love it (Bob Harris). They are very, very good indeed. (Mike Harding).

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Willy Porter

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Tittensor Village Hall 7:30pm

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone, while the Boston Globe describes him as an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics. Please use our website below for further information. We operate a bring your own drink policy.

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Megson

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Barham St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. As Froots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' Their growing talent was recognised not only with 3 nominations for Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 2011 but also with burgeoning interest from the major broadsheets. Their album 'The Longshot' had 4 Star **** reviews from Mojo, The Financial Times, Uncut, The Sunday Express and The Guardian 'the most original duo on the folk scene'. The Guardian ran a major feature on them and The Independent has listed Megson in their Top Gigs To See section on numerous occasions. 2014 saw the release of In A Box, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled. said Q Magazine's Andy Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters. . And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing award winning album for SHOW OF HANDS, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, & THE YOUNG'UNS. Their fifth visit to Folk in the Barn this time as part of their first 'Churches' Tour. Always very popular with our audience, it'll be great to have them back again. 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' Robin Denslow The Guardian 'A force in the folk revival' Neil Spencer The Observer 'Simply Brilliant' The Sunday Express www.megsonmusic.co.uk

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Ange Hardy 'esteesee' Album Launch

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

2015 Folk Awards Horizon nominee Ange Hardy presents a new body of work inspired by the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Supported by Arts Council England. Ange Hardy is an award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset. She is presenting a new body of work inspired by the life and work of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge over 14 nights along the Coleridge Way, with the support of The National Lottery through Arts Council England. This concert marks the release of Ange's new album "esteesee" which collects together these new songs. She'll be joined onstage for this special launch event by Scottish traditional musician Patsy Reid (fiddle, cello and viola), Alex Cumming (accordion) and Lukas Drinkwater (backing vocals, double bass, guitar).

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Ange Hardy 'esteesee' Album Launch

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

2015 Folk Awards Horizon nominee Ange Hardy presents a new body of work inspired by the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Supported by Arts Council England. Ange Hardy is an award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset. She is presenting a new body of work inspired by the life and work of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge over 14 nights along the Coleridge Way, with the support of The National Lottery through Arts Council England. This concert marks the release of Ange's new album "esteesee" which collects together these new songs. She'll be joined onstage for this special launch event by Scottish traditional musician Patsy Reid (fiddle, cello and viola), Alex Cumming (accordion) and Lukas Drinkwater (backing vocals, double bass, guitar).

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Kyla Brox - Live

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Hope Old Hall Hotel (tea rooms) 7:30am

Folk, Blues & Beyond is a new venue using the tea rooms at The Old Hall Hotel. Hope S33 6ZF once a month presenting well known or up and coming artists. Acoustic sessions will be held in the hotel bar between main gigs dates. Every Wednesday This has been set up by musicians to encourage live music and not for profit. Money taken at the door is to pay musicians, equipment hire and advertising. Profit will be donated to charity: See website for more info

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Pete Abbott

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Manchester-born, singer/writer/guitarist. Own uniformly excellent songs with a personal slant. 'Other Roads' band member.

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Maz O'connor

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Maz O'Connor is a singer of traditional and original folk songs. She released her debut album, 'Upon a Stranger Shore', on Demon Barber Sounds in July 2012. The album was described as 'an enchanting debut' by Froots magazine and led to a tour supporting the sell-out show 'The Lock In' in Spring 2013. In early 2013 Maz and the English Folk Dance and Song Society were awarded funding by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and Maz will spend the year working with the EFDSS as a creative fellow. She is one of 19 U.K. based artists supported by the scheme for 2013. 2013 will also see Maz join the RSC as the singer for the Stratford-Upon-Avon production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' (Neil King for Fatea)

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The Nick Rooke Band

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea 7pm for 8pm start.

Recently re-formed local band fronted by singer/songwriter Nick Rooke. More info on our website: www.theprocessedpea.co.uk in due course. Venue at the Light Dragoon Inn, Etton, Near Beverley.

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Benjamin Folke Thomas

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of great music and highly original songs from Swedish singer/songwriter Benjamin Folke Thomas. Ben's explosive take on alt-country and country-rock (with emphasis on the rock) has been impressing British audiences since he arrived in London five years ago. Since then he has played venues large and small throughout the UK as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Larmer Tree and Cropredy among others. Whether playing solo or fronting his band, Ben is an electrifying performer whose characterful and resonant vocal style is complemented by highly accomplished finger-style guitar. With influences including Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen and early Dylan', he is also an inspired and mature songwriter. Whether you are a long-time country-rock and Americana fan or a newcomer to the genre, Ben's fervour and musicality will blow you away. "Ben's instrumental virtuosity, sophisticated songwriting, and powerful passionate vocals add up to Americana at its very best." Bob Harris.

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Katie Bradley + Black Market Iii

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

We loved Katie Bradley when she last played the Haven Club alongside Kirk Fletcher. With her stunning voice and great harmonica playing she really is a fabulous performer. This time she brings with her a band from the US, this is one of many rave reviews: "BMIII will grab your attention within the first bar of the first song As a professional sound engineer, it's a rare treat to mix a band with their talent, passion, energy & power. As a music enthusiast, it is an exhilarating experience to watch them play. They breath new life into to some of the most legendary music spanning the generations blending it seamlessly with their own original songs and style. ~~Jeff Chergosky (Front of House Sound at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay and The Pier View, San Diego, CA)

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Katie Bradley + Black Market Iii

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

We loved Katie Bradley when she last played the Haven Club alongside Kirk Fletcher. With her stunning voice and great harmonica playing she really is a fabulous performer. This time she brings with her a band from the US, this is one of many rave reviews: "BMIII will grab your attention within the first bar of the first song As a professional sound engineer, it's a rare treat to mix a band with their talent, passion, energy & power. As a music enthusiast, it is an exhilarating experience to watch them play. They breath new life into to some of the most legendary music spanning the generations blending it seamlessly with their own original songs and style. ~~Jeff Chergosky (Front of House Sound at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay and The Pier View, San Diego, CA)

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Jason Webley

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jason Webley is a Seattle-based troubadour who interweaves stories and songs. Starting as a street performer in 1998, Webley has built up an international following with his self produced recordings and uninhibited live performances. He has released seven albums and numerous collaborations on his own Eleven Records label. One of his many side projects is the duo Evelyn Evelyn with Amanda Palmer. He has taken his passionate accordion-driven music to dozens of countries, performing everywhere from the 2014 TED conference to a former Siberian gulag. His most recent project, Margaret is an album disguised as a book that tells an unlikely and magical story about a scrapbook found in a San Francisco dumpster. One of Seattle's most talented musicians, a singer-songwriter with a rare gift for crafting timeless songs that approach Waits and Leonard Cohen territory." Seattle Times "Webley owned the audience. The fans danced along the aisles for song after song as he took them on a journey through sadness, happiness and just plain craziness." The Stranger "Webley howls at the rafters with the courage and conviction of a long-gone sailor, and seduces the candlelight with melodies as delicate as a gossamer balloon; he pumps the bellows like a Romanian wedding singer and feathers the keys like a desert drifter." San Francisco Weekly

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Bettysoo & Curtis Mcmurtry

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Emsworth The Brookfield Hotel 7:30pm

From Austin, Texas, Americana at it's best !

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Leveret

on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. Each are regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, each performance is improvised ensuring no two shows are ever the same and each performance is a totally unique experience for the audience. Andy Cutting is an exceptional player of the melodeon, known for his work with Martin Simpson, Blowzabella, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby, and many more. Sam Sweeney, the fiddle player in Bellowhead, is also in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, working with Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, The Full English, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, and his own project Made In The Great War. Rob Harbron has reinvented the English concertina and is known for his work with The Full English, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Fay Hield, Emma Reid and the English Acoustic Collective. Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion lends it self to this exciting evening of folk in an atmospheric and intimate venuedon't miss it Unreserved seating and standing

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Amanda Rheaume

on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Ottawa-based Amanda Rheaume is an accomplished Métis singer-songwriter with a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible folk/roots sound with elements of country, pop, and soul. Rheaume recently received a Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2014) and a Juno Award nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year (2014) both for her most recent album Keep a Fire.

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Willy Porter

on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WILLY PORTER: Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone, while the Boston Globe describes him as an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics. Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same questionWhen he is coming back? I enjoy the security of obscurity, Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following. SUPPORT FROM ANNA COOGAN: Anna Coogan was born in Boston, raised in rural Vermont, and spent the first decade of her adult life in Seattle, Washington. She began her music career at a young age studying opera, which eventually landed her at Das Mozartuem in Salzburg, Austria. There, in addition to opera, she learned Austrian German, Tirolian Italian, and true meaning of the word heimweh (homesickness). She returned to the US in 2001 and obtained a degree in fisheries biology before turning to songwriting. Now celebrating her tenth year as a performing songwriter, Coogan has released five critically acclaimed full- length records and toured extensively around the US, UK, and Europe. An intense and prolific songwriter who has been compared to Emmy Lou Harris and Neko Case, Coogan currently lives in upstate New York. Her music has been described as "absolutely gorgeous" (BBC Radio Scotland) and "simply divine" (Maverick Magazine), and she was listed as one of the top acts to see of the 2013 UK festival season by the Times of London. Inspired and driven by collaboration, Anna plays electric guitar for several upstate NY outlets, including Mary Lorson (Madder Rose) and Johnny Dowd. She is currently performing solo and with songwriting partners JD Foster (Calexico, Patty Griffin) and Willie B (Jamie Lidell, Neko Case).

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Devenport

on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

Devenport will be playing in the Acoustic Lounge upstairs You don't have to have a back story that reads like a Guy Richie script, but sometimes it helps. Knife murders, heroin deaths, lead poisoning, world champion boxers, alcohol abuse, prison stories and more feature in Devenport's life, and therefore his songs... and, more relevant still, perhaps, his voice. This is a beautiful natural instrument, developed and strengthened by true life experiences, which, in many ways, make Devenport the most authentic of authentic British Blues singers. Signed to a major label as a kid, and enjoying a career working with some of the most respected names in the business including the likes of Cher, Guy Chambers, Leon Ware (the guy behind Marvin's 'I Want You' album) and more, Devenport returns after a 20 year self-imposed hiatus from the business.

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Rozi Plain

on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Lost Map Records is proud to announce Rozi Plain's exquisite third album Friend this summer. A spellbinding reaffirmation of the London-based, Winchester-born singer-songwriter as one of the most unique and original voices in UK alt-folk, Friend features contributions from Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and members of Francois & The Atlas Mountains among many others. It's preceded by the single Actually, which won the Rebel Playlist on BBC 6 Music by 76% of the vote, and has been described by DIY Mag as 'about the most gorgeous, all-encompassing introduction imaginable for this London-based songwriter'. Rozi Plain will prepare for the release of Friend with a UK and European tour, including shows together with This Is The Kit (whom Rozi will both open for and perform as a member of), ahead of summer festival appearances. Following the release of Jogalong in October 2014 as a split 7 on Lost Map together with Rachael Dadd a song hailed by Jo Whiley's as her Favourite Thing of the Week on Whiley's BBC Radio 2 show Actually is the second track to be released from Friend and the album's opener. Over a spare, snaking groove, Rozi reflects on 'a difficult year, a tumultuous year' in a fascinatingly elliptical lyric delivered as a kind of dialogue with the exotic birdsong melody of a vintage synthesiser. It's a suitably intoxicating yet heavy-hearted introduction to Friend, which was engineered by Kristian Robinson (Capitol K), and features contributions from Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Gerard Black and Amaury Ranger (Babe / Francois & The Atlas Mountains), Kate Stables and Jamie Coles (This Is The Kit), and singer-harpist Serafina Steer. Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began collaborating with long-term collaborators Kate Stables and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that she made her first two albums, 2008's Inside Over Here and 2012's Joined Sometimes Unjoined, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes. Both records are presently available via Lost Map Records. Rozi recently moved to London, but she doesn't see her flat all that often because she tours a great deal year round. She has taken her joyous live show on the road around Europe, the UK and the USA, in partnership with alt-folk luminaries from Devendra Banhart to James Yorkston and Lost Map's own The Pictish Trail. She has appeared at festivals including Glastonbury, End of the Road and Green Man. As a member of This Is The Kit, Rozi has also toured widely, including several dates around Europe last year opening for The National. 'Brilliant a big favourite of the show' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music The Eagle Inn is an excellent traditional pub from the team behind the Castle Hotel, the Parlour and Gullivers. It's just off Trinity Way, an eight-minute walk from Manchester Cathedral on Deansgate.

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Steve Forbert

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit in 1979 when he was only 25 years old, shortly after moving to New York City from his hometown of Meridian, Miss where he had been working as a truck driver Thirty-plus years later, he's still writing acclaimed songs and has released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to another Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers. Forbert is one of the few artists who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own. As one reviewer recently remarked, Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan's loyalty.

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Folk East Presents: O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Aldeburgh The Pump House 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At Yellow Arch

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Sheffield Yellow Arch Venue 7:30pm

Gilmore & Roberts bring their new album 'Conflict Tourism' to Sheffield! Playing plenty of new songs as well as those from previous albums. Support from Rosie Hood.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At Yellow Arch

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Sheffield Yellow Arch Venue 7:30pm

Gilmore & Roberts bring their new album 'Conflict Tourism' to Sheffield! Playing plenty of new songs as well as those from previous albums. Support from Rosie Hood.

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Lucy Ward Band

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at London The Courtyard 7:00pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. The Lucy Ward Band is the coming together of 5 fantastic musicians, to grow and enhance the sound of Lucy's award winning material. Lucy has been touring as a solo artist for 6 years, her own unique brand of performance and audience connection will remain firmly in place and you will be able to hear 'live' the strength of Lucy's musicality and her natural ability to arrange music. Or as Lucy so ably put it: 'It's all the stuff I can hear when I write a song, but don't have enough arms to play!' So there you have it! Lucy is really looking forward to cutting loose with a group of fantastic musicians and sharing her music with you.

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Sadio Cissokho

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Celebrated Senegalese composer and praise singer Sadio Cissokho assaults his own personal blend of Afro Mandingue music with blistering Kora runs that even upon being seen still defy belief. Unlike many West African acts which feature a dominant kora supported by background musicians, Sadio Cissokho's group provides a whole band groove. Sadio takes the wheel with the driving force of a true Kora master, but it's the powerful mandinka bass and drum kit brotherhood with fierce sabar percussion that forms the beating heart of the band. Together they work as one to produce a performance which seamlessly integrates all the elements into a cutting-edge Senegalese sound. 5-strong group are now set to bring their native dance styles of mbalax, diambadong and eekon kon back to Europe in the Autumn of 2015.

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at London Surya 7:30pm

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Sam Lewis

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

inspiration in country-singing soul men of earlier generations like Ray Charles, Leon Russell and Van Morrison it shows he's deeply committed to both soul and country streams, and the combination fits him like a second skin. JEWLY HIGHT, NASHVILLE SCENE

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Bettysoo + Curtis Mcmurtry

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BettySoo www.bettysoo.com Curtis McMurtry www.curtismcmurtrymusic.com Nothing makes Curtis McMurtry happier than hearing his songs out-heartbreak a fellow songwriter's work. As it turns out, he has his work cut out for him as he tours Europe/UK this autumn with fellow Austin, Texas artist BettySoo. The two have developed a friendship in recent years built upon mutual musical respect and a shared dark sense of humor. Though McMurtry is only 24 years of age, many of the characters in his songs seem to have given up on life decades ago. His debut solo album Respectable Enemy chronicles the narrations of unapologetically bitter individuals still haunted by the ghosts of lovers and friends they have long since driven away. Few other songwriters inhabit such lonely, spiteful people with such conviction. From the doomed narrator of "Foxhole" to the resigned nostalgia of "Eleanor's House," Curtis writes to break your heart into sharp, jagged pieces. Curtis McMurtry was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local songwriters like Matt The Electrician, Jon Dee Graham, and his father James McMurtry. From 2009-2013 Curtis studied music composition at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. In 2013, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting skills by co-writing with veteran writers including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. BettySoo, on the other hand, didn't pen her first tune until she was in her late twenties, after she abandoned graduate school (where she was studying to be a therapist. Her immersion in others' lives and stories paid its dividends in songs). During the five years since her last album of original material (Heat Sin Water Skin, produced by Gurf Morlix), BettySoo zigzagged her way across the North American and European continents more than a few times. Mostly, she toured. Every other minute, she was flying to visit best friends in rehab, driving for days with friends whose family lives were crumbling, visiting mental hospitals, going to houses and cleaning kitchens and bathrooms when friends had no will left to do it themselves. As an insomniac and someone who understands depression from her own life-long struggle, maybe she was exactly where she and her friends needed her to be: in the thick of it, reminded of how fragile the balancing act can be for people like herself whose mental health isn't solid as a rock. And perhaps she did exactly what she needed to do: she wrote dozens of songs capturing those seemingly endless moments of grief, loneliness, and loss, and those fleeting moments of joy and love and she recorded twelve of those songs on her new album When We're Gone.

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The Dreaming Spires

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Newport Le Pub 8:00pm

The band has an enviable musical pedigree. Group members - and brothers - Robin and Joe Bennett formerly played with not one but two influential bands - Goldrush and Danny & the Champions of the World, and co-founded not one but two award-winning festivals, Truck & Wood. They to staged an event... (Truck America) in Upstate New York where they jammed with Mercury Rev, Tim Easton and The Jayhawks (all of whom are now fans of the Spires), provided backing for The Band's Garth Hudson and toured America with Mark Gardener of Ride. It's the latter experience traipsing across the States in a beat-up Chevrolet van with no mirrors that informs much of Brothers in Brooklyn. Whilst albums about tours can be a snooze-fest, The Dreaming Spires take their cue from Mott the Hoople in chronicling the lows and highs of being in a not-quite successful band in an alien land. The real story is in the people and relationships established along the way, and the real show is back at someone's house in the desert hours after the gig finished. It's also about the true and inescapable drive that leads musicians to continue pursuing the dream long after any thoughts of guitar-shaped swimming pools have expired we do it 'cos we must, 'cos we need this the most the magic of forming lasting friendships and writing timeless songs. On Brothers in Brooklyn The Dreaming Spires more or less ditch any attempt at sounding artificially 'modern' (which of course usually means sounding like a forgotten Flock of Seagulls B-side). This album unashamedly celebrates and name-checks the artists, songs and second-hand vinyl the band love, as does their ongoing club night Covered in Glory at The Betsey Trotwood, where they've so far gathered friends to play songs by Big Star, Gram Parsons, The Band and The Byrds. After the success of last year's debut single Everything All The Time, this album fills out the picture of what can be achieved by writing 11 great songs and recording them simply with great playing and harmonies, an exceptional offering from a band who celebrate transatlantic brotherhood in style.

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Euros Childs

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Euros Childs is a solo artist hailing from Pembrokeshire, south Wales. Having fronted the band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until their demise in 2004, Euros went solo and released his debut album Chops on the Wichita label in 2006, followed by a further 3 albums for the label: Bore Da, The Miracle Inn (both 2007) and Cheer Gone (2008). Euros set up his own label National Elf in 2009 and to date has released six albums on the label, including Ends (2011), Summer Special (2012), Situation Comedy (2013) as well as the singles Spin That Girl Around, Tete a Tete and That's Better. His new album Sweetheart is due out on 2 October, preceded by the single Fruit and Veg. When asked by taxi drivers, hairdressers or distant relatives what kind of music he plays, Euros replies, 'It's pop music with a bit of folk music thrown in, sometimes synthesisers are used, sometimes pianos or guitars. But it's always rock 'n' roll.' Sweetheart was recorded by Iwan Morgan in Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire back in April and features Stuart Kidd (drums), Marco Rea (guitar), Rhydian Jones (bass) and Laura J Martin (flute). To mark the album's release, Euros will tour the UK with his full band, including this stop off at Gullivers.

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Seckou Keita

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Ryde Methodist Church 7:30pm

Senegal kora master Seckou plays this gig in the Harp on Wight Festival as part of his UK tour

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O'hooley & Tidow Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Oval Tavern beer festival launch night! Ticket includes a free pint. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte, their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' - Martin Simpson

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Rebbecca Schwarz: These Women's Words

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

In her new show Rebecca Schwarz explores some of the issues that affect women, taken from women she chats with on the school run and at the pub to world famous leaders like Victoria Wood and Josie Lawrence. An eclectic mix of songs, including her debut of original material, and moving or funny stories make up a night that will be sure to entertain. Comments on Rebecca's previous shows include:- Marvellous. The most entertaining show I've been to in years, and I'm not even a new mother! The lyrics & delivery were as good as Victoria Wood at her best "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry Any woman who can keep my husband amused and entertained all evening must be good!!

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Steve Forbert

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Steve Forbert returns to Thorner Victory Hall for his third visit by popular demand Another opportunity to see American singer songwriter Steve Forbert. Steve's one of the few artistes who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own. steveforbert.com Whether or not you're an American folk fan this offers a unique opportunity to hear an internationally recognized musician in the comfortable setting of Thorner Victory Hall, and it will be a memorable evening. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

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Martin Stephenson & The Daintees

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Martin Stephenson has been one of the UK's best-loved musicians for 30 years. His new album 'California Star' sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he's intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in the North East. Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson's 'must see' live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.

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Amanda Rheaume

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Amanda recently opened for one of our gigs with Larkin Poe and she went down a storm with the crowd. We basically booked her back that very evening! Performing over 160 shows a year, Rheaume has delivered her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks to audiences around the world, including Canada (coast to coast), the USA, Europe, Faroe Islands, Central America and more. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, K'Naan, Lucinda Williams, and Ani Difranco, and played various festivals such as JUNOFest, NXNE, SXSE, CMW, WORLD Pride, National Aboriginal Day, Live from the Rock, Summerfolk, Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Folk Fest, London Home Country, Majors Hill Canada Day, and North American Indigenous Games.

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Amanda Rheaume

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Amanda recently opened for one of our gigs with Larkin Poe and she went down a storm with the crowd. We basically booked her back that very evening! Performing over 160 shows a year, Rheaume has delivered her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks to audiences around the world, including Canada (coast to coast), the USA, Europe, Faroe Islands, Central America and more. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, K'Naan, Lucinda Williams, and Ani Difranco, and played various festivals such as JUNOFest, NXNE, SXSE, CMW, WORLD Pride, National Aboriginal Day, Live from the Rock, Summerfolk, Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa Folk Fest, London Home Country, Majors Hill Canada Day, and North American Indigenous Games.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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Willy Porter

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Willy Porter is back in the UK after his successful solo tour last year. A singer/songwriter-guitar virtuoso with a background in improv comedy, this guy needs to be seen!

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Eric Taylor (usa)

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Eric Taylor is one of the great american musicians and a sage of music, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and started playing soul music in his early years, steeping himself in the rich cultural heritage of the black South. "I've written poetry all my life," Taylor recounts. "When I learned how to play guitar, it was a natural progression to write songs." After high school, a brief stint at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, just "didn't work out," according to Taylor. "Music lured me away," says Taylor. "I thought I'd make my way to California like everybody else back then but I ran out of money and ended up in Houston." It's a good thing he never made it to California, because the musical environment in Houston during the '70s was just what Taylor needed to inspire him.

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Eric Taylor (usa)

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Eric Taylor is one of the great american musicians and a sage of music, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and started playing soul music in his early years, steeping himself in the rich cultural heritage of the black South. "I've written poetry all my life," Taylor recounts. "When I learned how to play guitar, it was a natural progression to write songs." After high school, a brief stint at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, just "didn't work out," according to Taylor. "Music lured me away," says Taylor. "I thought I'd make my way to California like everybody else back then but I ran out of money and ended up in Houston." It's a good thing he never made it to California, because the musical environment in Houston during the '70s was just what Taylor needed to inspire him.

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Lincolnshire based duo Kip Winter and Dave Wilson are known for beautiful songs, beautifully sung - stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. 'Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with a rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily'. (John Tams); 'Brilliant' (Vin Garbutt). See: www.winterwilson.com

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Lincolnshire based duo Kip Winter and Dave Wilson are known for beautiful songs, beautifully sung - stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. 'Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with a rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily'. (John Tams); 'Brilliant' (Vin Garbutt). See: www.winterwilson.com

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Co Co & The Butterfields

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 FOR 8PM

Colourful, energetic & crowd-stamping, CoCo and the Butterfields express all the fun and vibrance of a village folk fair, throwing in powerful vocals and a beatbox to deliver catchy songs resonating in a stadium-filling pop and urban rap vibe. Yet the atmosphere is intimate, popular with audiences of all ages. The uniquely styled music transcends genre, skipping right to the part where people start dancing. CoCo and the Butterfields are on a mission to bring people from all backgrounds together, to have a good time! All previously buskers, the spirit of jamming together and combining styles came naturally when Jamie (beatbox) was first invited by Tom and Dulcima to provide percussion for the early CATB recordings in 2012, and the band quickly grew into the 5 piece it is today, with Micah and Handsome Rob learning new instruments to extend the sound. The band have released four EPs, in the spirit of let's get the music out there. Warriors (2013), King of the Corner (2013), Fip Fok (2014) and See the Sun (2014). Warriors, one of the most anthemic songs, was launched at a sell out show at Canterbury's 1,200 capacity Marlowe Theatre followed by the release of the self-made fantasy music video, featuring the creation of an entire world, band members cast as lead characters and a trilogy film series to follow. Their latest release, See the Sun, saw each band member create a superhero persona for the music video which featured a comic book style story and some home-made effects. See the Sun was launched at Kent's biggest venue, the 2,400 capacity Winter Gardens, where Tom's nan once saw the Beatles perform. The show featured CoCo and the Butterfields supported by brass and strings sections, guest beatboxers plus an 80 adult choir and a 150 strong children's choir from 5 local schools. Dulcima built a 7-foot sun which hung behind the band in front of a wall bedecked with starry LEDs. And loads of lovely people came! In 2014 the band performed 3 slots at Glastonbury. It was the first time any of them had been and they enjoyed it very much. They also made an appearance at many other major festivals, with plenty of the stage managers commenting that they were the "act of the year".

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Jess Morgan

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4bM6oPIx5I&list=PL5VFidGRwaikSbRx6yUjuq2U4mEEizCAv Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Please do not ring the launderette as the girls are up to their necks with washing  Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. JESS MORGAN 'Making waves and turning heads' R2 Magazine Jess Morgan is busy making a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary indie-folk music. Expect bold, inventive songs which are peppered with influence from British and American Folk as well as country, blues and world music. 2014 saw the release of her 'Langa Langa' LP which - a colourful burst of vibrant songs driven by a rhythmic and sensitive guitar-work and vocals which are both warm and distinctive. Morgan's take on songwriting, musicianship and delivery have won her praise as something truly special (Folk Radio UK) and hearty thumbs up from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris Sunday, Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Mixtape, The Steve Lamacq Show, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland and BBC Northern Ireland. Along with playing over one-hundred shows in 2014 including a memorable summer of festival appearances such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man and Greenbelt Festivals; Morgan played two sold out shows in her home city of Norwich; supported Luka Bloom during his UK tour; played her way through Belgium, Holland, Italy and Germany and sang in a pitch dark shed as Emily Barker's 'Folk In A Box' was brought to Great Yarmouth. In January 2015 Jess Morgan will venture to the US to write songs and likely get into some scrapes along the way. "musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting - The Telegraph "gorgeous country folk" - The Guardian "inventive and poignant" - R2 Magazine "simply stunning" - Folk Radio UK Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Sarah Jane Morris

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Sarah Jane Morris will be performing her inspired Bloody Rain album with Tim Cransfield and Tony Remmy. Dedicated to the people of Africa and the music of that continent that has inspired so many artists for so long. This ambitious new collection of love-songs, Tributes, warnings and protests that she regards as the best album of her life as well singing other personal songs during the evening. Sarah Jane Morris straddles Rock, Blues, Jazz and Soul with a Goose bump-raising four octive range that rumbles from the heels of her size 8 shoes to the tips of her flame-red mane. 'A voice that can excite shivers of passion and delight Soaring, swooping, sensual and sophisticated. This voice is more than a style, its a force of nature. Torch song, soul standard or smoky blues, the message remains constant: Human Passion with a Dazzling Voice' (Neil Spencer, The Observer) This concert is not to be missed, this is an intimate and atmospheric building that makes you feel you are on stage with her.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:30pm

One of the hottest new acts on the Folk scene and appearing at festivals nationwide. Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, Chris and Julie won the award for best duo in 2009 having been nominees many times, including this year. Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. Their musical careers have produced successful solo albums and a variety of projects away from the duo including the Christmas band 'St Agnes Fountain' with David Hughes and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie. Starts 7:30

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Sam Lewis

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear.

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International Guitar Night

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK since 2007. The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble pieces from Andre Krengel plus a return visit from the terrific Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Brian Gore (USA), and Mike Dawes (England)

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International Guitar Night

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK since 2007. The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble pieces from Andre Krengel plus a return visit from the terrific Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Brian Gore (USA), and Mike Dawes (England)

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International Guitar Night

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK since 2007. The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble pieces from: Andre Krengel plus a return visit from the terrific Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Brian Gore (USA), and Mike Dawes (England)

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Bill Wood & The Woodies + Jonathan Byrd

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Oh look " is the first full-length album from seasoned Toronto band BILL WOOD & THE WOODIES. Bill Wood and the Woodies is what happens when the songs are the main event. When 30 years of songwriting, honed over decades of hard life experiences, meets the craftsmanship of career musicians who don't know what it means to compromise. Listening to the Woodies, you get the sense that they believe in the power of a really good song, regardless of genre. Few others could produce an album with so many solid tunes. The songs come from the soul of Bill Wood, who has lived a lifetime and more since he was a minor Canadian success story with an 80s' pop bandall the while writing songs. When asked about his inspirations and direction of the album, Bill had this to say: The biggest inspiration for the direction of the record was trying to capture the live feel of the Woodies. This is the first band album I've been involved with in a long time. We've been honing our sound over 7 years and really wanted to try and capture what we've been achieving live. An industry veteran singer-songwriter, and former lead vocalist for Juno-nominees EyeEye, Wood has perfected his craft over more than three decades. Disillusioned with the music industry's star maker machinery, Wood stepped away from recording and performing in the early 90s to focus on raising his family and making a living. His experiences as a home renovator, woodworker and, most recently, as a support worker for the community shelter and housing industry have infiltrated his songs. Wood has also had his struggles with addiction, which provide crucial insights and empathy to his volunteer work as coordinator of a drop-in and food bank for marginalized youth. Throughout all these real-world experiences, he's been writing songs, performing and recording, including three gospel discs and his first solo CD, Take It. We asked Bill, what are some of the recurring themes behind his songs? This is what he said: I would say the recurring theme of this disc is life experience. I've been kicking around a long time. I'm a survivor. Life is hard but also great. I titled it oh look in reference to life in general. There is always something new. Here's what people are saying about oh look Survivor rock from a true 'been there,done that' veteran. All the wild times and crazy characters are here, with no apologies, few regrets and a couple of cautionary tales. There's also room for a love story or two in this very human collection. Bob Mersereau- CBC Radio, author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums and The Top 100 CanadianSingles. If you have a chance to see this band livejump on it. Buy the CD. Become a Woodies fan. I know I am. Sandy Graham, - Editor, Cashbox Canada. JONATHAN BYRD is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves.

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Lem & The White Fire

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7:30pm

Quirky powerhouse Lem Parker leads this rumbustious collective which carries influences ranging from Adele to Shirley Bassey !

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Herne Hill Music Festival

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at London The Prince Regent 8:00pm

With singer songwriter/guitarists Liz Simcock, Bob Wood, and Nigel of Bermondsey

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Herne Hill Music Festival

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at London The Prince Regent 8:00pm

With singer songwriter/guitarists Liz Simcock, Bob Wood, and Nigel of Bermondsey

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John Spiers

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. If you purchase at the members price you must have paid for 2015/16 membership either from the club or online at WeGotTickets. (Please note 2014/15/membership expired on 30 September 2015 and does not apply to event beyond that date.)

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John Spiers

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. If you purchase at the members price you must have paid for 2015/16 membership either from the club or online at WeGotTickets. (Please note 2014/15/membership expired on 30 September 2015 and does not apply to event beyond that date.)

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Stephen Smyth & Band

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Soham The Brook 7:00pm

Irish country snger Stephen Smyth, player of lead guitar, steel guitar, saxophone, fiddle, tin whistle and harmonica, visits us again as part of his UK tour with his backing band. Food available from 7pm with music starting 9pm

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The Nimmo Brothers

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Corby The Raven Doors open 7.30pm Support act 8.15pm

CornMarketBlues Promotions presents; THE NIMMO BROTHERS 20th Anniversary Tour. The Nimmo Brothers, from Glasgow, Scotland have proved themselves to be one of the most respected exponents of modern blues the UK has seen since the blues boom of the 1960's. Pile-driving blues rock fronted by the twin guitar/vocals of Stevie and Alan Nimmo. The best in UK blues/rock, guaranteed to raise the roof. Coming Your Way marked the beginning of a hugely successful relationship with Armadillo Music. This album captured the true spirit and energy that makes The Nimmo Brothers so special and also catapulted them to the forefront of the British and European blues scenes, winning best UK blues album and best UK blues band awards in 2002. 2003 was time for a change of pace with their first acoustic album New Moon over Memphis focusing on the vocal and song writing talents of The Nimmo Brothers. At the Low County Blues Bash in Charleston, South Carolina they were given two consecutive standing ovations. In 2006 Armadillo released Live at Cottiers recorded in their home town of Glasgow. The Nimmo Brothers were back with a bombardment of new killer songs in the UK, Ireland and Europe. 2009 The Nimmo sound is stronger and more powerful than ever as they dust down the old orange valve amps and haul out their treasured Les Pauls and Strats to promote the Picking up the Pieces. Once again becoming THE band to be reckoned with. Seventeen years performing together, with five successful CD releases behind them, Stevie and Alan Nimmo, went back to their roots with their latest CD, Brother to Brother. Arguably they have written their best songs to date, influenced by "everything we've ever listened to over the past 20 years". Recorded in Austin, Texas with Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton) on drums, Michael Ramos (Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Paul Simon and Los Lonely Boys) on Hammond organ, Bill Whitbeck (Robert Earl Keen) and Jimmy Pettit (Joe Ely Band) on bass guitar. There is something for every rock fan in their original material as well as a couple of handpicked covers. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary for The Nimmo Brothers this is sure to be a sellout tour not to be missed. Aiden Pryor Band 'New comer on the scene bringing you Rock n Blues with passion and energy.. The Aiden Pryor Band!.. It's clear to see his influence in the form of Rory Gallagher but his style runs deeper than that, putting raw emotion into each and every note.' For more information contact; www,CornMarketBlues.co.uk

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Kim Roberston

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Ryde Methodist Church Doors 7.00pm

This concert by American harpist Kim Robertson is part of the Harp on Wight Festival. Kim's music has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. Kim will be on stage at 7.30pm

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Jo Harman & Friends

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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John Jones And His Reluctant Ramblers

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall 7:30pm

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, has been an avid walker for many years. I had the crazy idea of walking to gigs a few years ago and somehow managed to persuade reluctant musicians and a smiling but sceptical agency to help. In 2015 he will be walking in Cumbria and performing at Threlkeld Village Hall, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4RX on Saturday, 10th October.

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John Jones And His Reluctant Ramblers

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall 7:30pm

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, has been an avid walker for many years. I had the crazy idea of walking to gigs a few years ago and somehow managed to persuade reluctant musicians and a smiling but sceptical agency to help. In 2015 he will be walking in Cumbria and performing at Threlkeld Village Hall, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4RX on Saturday, 10th October.

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Steve Forbert

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

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Willy Porter

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre 7:15pm

Support act on Stage 8.00 pm. Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him "a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone," while the Boston Globe describes him as "an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics." Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: "Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh - and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute." His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same question..."When he is coming back?" "I enjoy the security of obscurity," Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following.

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Guitar Workshop With Willy Porter

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre 2:00pm

Two hour ( 2 till 4pm) guitar workshop with Willy Porter. Limited numbers. Please book early

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Mark Chadwick

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Appletreewick Craven Cruck Barn 7:30pm

Mark Chadwick (The Levellers Frontman) Supported by Jon Kershaw of Blackstone Edge play the Cruck Barn in Appletreewick

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Sheffield Folk Sing Again!

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 6:30pm

Doors 6.30 pm, start 7.00pm. Charity concert in aid of Parkinsons UK, The Alzheimers Society & Cancer Research.

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Robin Williamson

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8:30pm

Now this is really something! The Incredible String Band maestro returns to sprinkle Celtic magic with his wife Bina. It is, according to the Glasgow Herald, an act of spell-binding musicianship. And nobody who was at the Klub last year to marvel at their work would disagree. Robin has been a giant of the acoustic music scene for 50 years - a trail- blazer in the art of mystical storytelling from his days as founder of the ISB and the Merry Band and an influence on many greats of the rock world, including Paul McCartney and Robert Plant. Bina adds gorgeous layers to the harp-led proceedings with her bowed psaltery (a kind of zither), autoharp, dulcimer and haunting vocals. Robert Plant sums it up in these few words ..."Pure beauty through simplicity."

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Jackie Oates

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career that began as a member of the nascent Unthanks and has continued with five acclaimed solo albums. Collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Belinda O'Hooley and her brother Jim Moray on material that's ranged from traditional ballads to eerie lullabies and rich contemporary songs, Jackie has earned fans beyond the folk scene she grew up in. Her music has featured on Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show, alternative station XFM and even an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders. And she was granted a rare honour by having a makeup product named after her by Lush cosmetics. To quote the illustrious Mojo magazine, Jackie Oates enthrals.

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Dark Horses

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Bamford Village Institute 7:30pm

Folk and Comedy Evening

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Grinch Mountain

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grinch Mountain are London's premier traditional bluegrass band, paying tribute to the American string bands of the 1940s and '50s. Their five piece lineup consists of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass, playing a mix of driving instrumentals, and songs with high lonesome lead vocals and 3 part harmonies.

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Sam Lewis (nashville Usa)

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Price of ticket includes soul food buffet

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The Underlays

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 7:30pm

An evening of music with The Underlays. The Underlays are a ukulele led 4 piece band and consist of Mick and Ash, old hands of the Doncaster music scene, having been in old favourites Donbingo, The Hopperward, The Carousels, and The Penny Lovers. THE UNDERLAYS will be performing their own take on seldom heard but great songs penned by Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Cash, Delroy Wilson and others.

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Dave Mcgraw And Mandy Fer

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer's latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing. Tucked away in the current-swept inland seas between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia lies an archipelago of islands so serene that it readily defies our notion of political boundaries and sense of time. Handcrafted wooden cabins are nestled into small farms, still beyond the reach of cell towers, and the allure of the ocean is ever present. Instead of traveling far from their natural solitude to record an album in a bustling city, McGraw and Fer called on their cohort of kindred musicians and producer to come together from across the country to make what they were calling their island record. Recorded live in a home, at the end of a dirt road, amidst towering evergreens, a story of a patient island is told. McGraw and Fer met in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, studying endangered birds in remote locales from the deserts of Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the mountainous rain forests of Washington state - penciling lyrics on data sheets with binoculars in hand. Fer's musical pulse led her to Spain, where she studied music, language and local culture. After years of playing electric lead guitar with bands stateside, she suddenly found herself exploring the streets of Sevilla writing songs on a nylon guitar. Together, their exceptional vocal harmonies coupled with Fer's pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world. The pair has honed their skills touring extensively throughout the US and Europe, sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov, Kelly Joe Phelps, Birds of Chicago and many others. Winning over audiences anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, McGraw and Fer are on the crest of a building wave with the US release of their new album, Maritime, on March 3rd, 2015. Maritime is unique in its authenticity, navigating the waters of folk, indie-rock, and rootsy Americana. The album is emotive, raw, and honest. Compelling vocal harmonies grace every track, along with electric guitar, warm cello, driving rhythms and rich, wooded instruments. It is far more than just a romantic snapshot of rural, pastoral living, but rather a window into the complicated realities of broad human existence in both a troubled and beautiful world. Maritime is both the asking of questions, and the subtle answers that an island reveals. "McGraw and Fer combine to make one magical Americana album. I could talk about all of the songs until the cows come home. Honestly this is one of those albums which 'had me at hello.' If you're a fan of modern folk and Americana, you can't go wrong with Seed of a Pine." - Seattle Post "Together they [Dave & Mandy] have crafted an album that positively brims with excellent songs, fine playing and exquisite vocals." - No Depression "Dave and Mandy create a confluence of soulful lyrics, musical chops and harmony in their music that is as beautiful as it is thought provoking." - Willy Porter Distinctive and very enjoyable. The playing and production is beautiful, rich and enigmatic like the lyrics. It feels like we're being drawn into some very serious minded quest, a search for truth and purpose." - FlyinShoesReview "This is an excellent album...this duo seem to thrive on the beautiful things around us all and have an ability to make the listener stop and maybe appreciate the wonders of this world for a little longer than we would normally." - Americana-UK 9/10 "Every now and then an album comes along that is so good, you just can't get anything else done...I have this problem at the moment with Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer's first official collaboration album. Some of the most delicious harmonies to have reached this reviewer's ears thus far." - Northern Sky Music "There is a delightful synergy between McGraw & Fer...[Seed of a Pine] has become a real favourite of mine very quickly, one of those albums you find yourself dipping into time and again just to enjoy the little moments." Music News "I raise a glass to a record [Seed of a Pine] that will surprise you, lead you to memory, and warm you. May this music be heard!" - Minor 7th

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Shropshire Roots Present: Stephen Fearing

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors open 7.00pm, Show starts 7.45pm

Expect a great show from this Canadian singer songwriter. Over the years he has collaborated with the likes of Richard Thompson, Sarah MacLachlan, Shawn Colvin and a host of other internationally renowned artists. A founder member of Shrewsbury Folk Festival favourites Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, we are delighed to welcome Stephen to Shrewsbury this year!

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Pig Earth

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Part of the Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival

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Harpeth Rising

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising's roots run deep from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize. Despite the presence of only three string instruments on stage, Harpeth Rising produces a profusion of sound generally created by a much larger ensemble. Di Meglio transitions fluidly between providing the bass line and taking the melodic lead, while Reed-Lunn's highly original style of claw hammer banjolearned mainly by watching YouTubeis both surprisingly lyrical and intensely driving. Greenberg takes on the role of concert violinist and accompanist with equal facility, and ensures that a lead guitar is never missed. From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. They were invited to perform at The Cambridge Folk Festival the following summer, and have since played festivals across England and the United States, including The Kerrville Folk Festival, ROMPfest, Blissfest, The Fylde Folk Festival, The Purbeck Folk Festival and dozens more. Building their fan base in the tradition of all wandering minstrels - passionately and by word-of-mouth - they now perform to sold-out audience internationally. They have released four albums in as many years Harpeth Rising (2010), Dead Man's Hand (2011), The End of the World (2012), a collaboration with master wordsmith David Greenberg (Jordana's father), and Tales From Jackson Bridge, (2013). Their fifth album, Shifted, is set to release in early 2015.

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Christina Tourin

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Timeless Music from Enchanted Sources. This concert forms part of the Harp on Wight Festival

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Crh Music Presents Barrence Whitfield And The Savages

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Emaé

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Following the critical acclaim of her first two singles 'Something Beautiful' and 'Know You,' Scottish born, singer/songwriter emaé is proud to partner with the Green Note for her first headline show. Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, MTV Wrap Up and Soul Bounce among other taste makers, emaé is currently working on her debut album and along with her band, will be playing a selection of songs from the highly anticipated upcoming project.

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Ann Breen

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Soham The Brook 12:00pm

Spend a very special afternoon with the lovely Irish vocalist Ann Breen. Food available from noon with music starting at 2pm Please call for music and meal price. 01353721748

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Sadio Cissohko

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

A great opportunity to catch this great band from Senegal. Based around dazzling work on the kora (a traditional harp) and supported by powerful percussion and guitars, you won't be able to sit still. Children welcome. Support from Carn to Cove allows us to offer such low ticket prices! Event time 7.30pm

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Sadio Cissohko

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

A great opportunity to catch this great band from Senegal. Based around dazzling work on the kora (a traditional harp) and supported by powerful percussion and guitars, you won't be able to sit still. Children welcome. Support from Carn to Cove allows us to offer such low ticket prices! Event time 7.30pm

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Sadio Cissohko

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

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Melrose Quartet At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan join forces with Jess & Richard Arrowsmith formerly of Crucible for a true folk supergroup. Four voices in harmony, double fiddles, box and guitar-bouzouki combining with their bold take on old and new English songs and tunes. This one is gonna be one to remember. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Donal O'connor

on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Donal first visited the club 5 years ago and went down a storm. He is back touring in England and we are delighted to welcome him back to Chesham. Coming from a musical family in Boyle, Northern Ireland, Donal is grounded in the Irish Tradition. He is a superb musician, who writes and performs wonderful songs in a warm and compelling manner. He has been playing and touring throughout Europe and the USA and now has two albums to his name.

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Erja Lyytinen

on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill and a garnish of flair. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, a.k.a. "the Finnish slide goddess" (The Blues Magazine). Since first stepping foot in a recording studio nearly 15 years ago, Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene. In that time, she has recorded nine studio albums in places as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, earning numerous awards and honors along the way. She feels equally at home playing traditional and modern blues, but has never been afraid to incorporate styles like jazz, pop and soul into her songwriting. This is a truly stunning band.

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Erja Lyytinen

on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill and a garnish of flair. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, a.k.a. "the Finnish slide goddess" (The Blues Magazine). Since first stepping foot in a recording studio nearly 15 years ago, Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene. In that time, she has recorded nine studio albums in places as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, earning numerous awards and honors along the way. She feels equally at home playing traditional and modern blues, but has never been afraid to incorporate styles like jazz, pop and soul into her songwriting. This is a truly stunning band.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues: Malaya Blues + Voodoo Sheiks + Split Whiskers

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

www.solidentertainments.com/100club/index.html

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Serious And Asgard Present Frazey Ford From The Be Good Tanyas + Support

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London Union Chapel 7:30pm

Frazey Ford, best known as the lead singer of beloved alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, returns to London following the release of her second solo effort, Indian Ocean - a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold, which the Guardian called a 'country-soul gem' in their four-star review. This October Frazey plays an intimate show at London's stunning Union Chapel accompanied by a full band; the perfect setting for her unbridled full-throated ebullience that takes listeners down to where the soul rivers run deep.

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Simone Felice

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

doors from 7.30p

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Ben Rogers

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ben Rogers is a classic storyteller with a voice like smoke- damaged velvet, soaked in holler-distilled whiskey. A lived-it realness to his work, travel-worn acoustic guitar in hand and well-tramped boots stomping out a steady rhythm, he can hypnotise with his timeless tales. Raised and based in Vancouver, Canada, though it's a far cry from the back country roads of southern USA, he embodies the values and musicality of traditional folk, Americana and country. A powerful presence on stage, there is a careful balance of mystique, mischief and gentle kindness that emanates through all aspects of him. There's a bright side to Ben as well; his sense of humour in writing and performance is as infectious as his songs. His self-produced debut, Lost Stories: Volume 1, was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. This year's follow-up, The Bloodred Yonder, is winning him even more praise. AmericanRootsUK predicted: "He could turn out to be one of the best singer-songwriters of a generation." R2 magazine said he produced universal tales with all the authority of an Old Testament prophet.

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Herne Hill Music Festival

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London The Prince Regent 8:00pm

Brazilian guitarist Mario Bakuna, blues guitarist/singer Steve Morrison, and Gypsy Butter

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Herne Hill Music Festival

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London The Prince Regent 8:00pm

Brazilian guitarist Mario Bakuna, blues guitarist/singer Steve Morrison, and Gypsy Butter

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Rosie Cunningham

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

Rosie will be playing in the Acoustic Lounge upstairs A 25 year old singer from West Sussex Rosie's influence as an artist has an heritage to a vast range of genres of music, due to her open taste, the tonality and technique of her vocals have taken on different elements from each style, such as resonance from soul/r&b, vibrato from country music and occasional grit from classic rock. Her overall tone is something which is a bit different, well mastered, and is a nice change to many popular acts within the industry at the moment. CHASING: Rosie is currently promoting her Debut EP Black Jacka Hacka ManRosie started co-writing for this project with her guitarist just over a year ago in the studio, her music is inspired by important journeys that have taken place in her life, for example, 'Home' which is featured on the EP was written about moving to a new house from an old cottage where she had grown up, and lived in for 17 years, Rosie told us The journey has to have an amount of impact in my life for me to be able to write the emotion behind the lyrics. Recently Rosie has performed with and on BBC Electric Proms, Later with Jools Holland and Jo Harman

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Blues Night - Erja Lyytinen (finland)

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 7.45pm

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Wille & The Bandits + Martin Mcneill

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club Doors open 8pm

Blues in the City is very happy to be part of the Under The Grove tour for Wille & the Bandits. This is a much welcome return for the band and with Martin McNeill supporting you just know it is gonna be a great night in this intimate venue. This is the most recent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCZ7LWY5Tdc and check out their latest single here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ykx_7pl0M To find out more vist our facebook page www.facebook.com/bluesinthecity.

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Arkster Promotions Present Stephen Simmons, Pete Gow And Robert Chaney

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

Arkster Promotions Presents An Intimate Songwriters Circle Featuring Stephen Simmons, Pete Gow and Robert Chaney Essentially a gathering of three masters of song, a collection of songsmiths brought together for your evening's entertainment and fun. All three will take turns to perform songs from their repertoire - with the odd cover thrown in for good measure, no doubt - whilst savouring the work of their associates. It will be a night where the 'song' will be king! We are thrilled to have three such talented songwriters on one stage and this promises to be a very special evening indeed! Stephen Simmons (US) Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn't work the farm. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen's vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen's studio albums: Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame's On U.S., Girls, The Big Show, Hearsay, What The Midnight Swallows Whole and Silly, Sad & True (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. His work has been covered by Mojo Music, Uncut, and The Washington Post. www.stephensimmonsmusic.com Pete Gow (UK) Pete Gow is undoubtably one of this country's finest songwriters. Head-honcho of alt-country pacesetters Case Hardin, whose albums have garnered praise from likes of Bob Harris, Q, Mojo, Uncut, Independent and have become a live favourite on the roots circuit over the last few years, Pete will be performing songs from the bands last three albums alongside tracks off the new album, Colours Simple, due to be released on Clubhouse Records in September. A songwriting craftsman of the highest order, a lyricist who can both paint pictures with beautiful imagery and a vivid imagination, Gow has worked out the shortcut right to your soul. His solo shows are both intense and unforgettable. www.casehardin.com Robert Chaney (US) Robert Chaney is an American performing artist, based in London, an undoubted heir to the songwriting tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, and Judee Sill. Cracked Picture Frames, his debut album was released earlier this year and instantly become a real 'word of mouth' sensation. His live performances are captivating, dark tales of love and life delivered in a voice that could be the missing link between Hank Williams and Nick Cave. Those who have seen Chaney live are already hailing the emergence of a real special new talent. We certainly don't disagree with that! www.robertchaney.net Over 18s show ONLY Tickets £8 Advance / £10 Door

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Alex Berger + Jesse Terry

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- ALEX BERGER When Tom Waits judges an artist's work as noteworthy, people sit up and take notice. This was exactly the case when Waits selected the title track from Alex Berger's debut record, 'Snow Globe' as Best Story Song at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. It announced an engaging songwriter of emotion and maturity, with an earnest commitment to his craft. Alex Berger was raised in London, born into an extremely musical household and family. On his mother's side, Alex's cousin Lynsey de Paul was the first ever female recipient of an Ivor Novello award. Lynsey mentored Alex throughout his career until her untimely passing earlier this year . On his father's side, Alex's cousin Amy Winehouse lit up the world during her spectacular, tragically short career. From his childhood in the UK to a songwriting career in Nashville, via a decade studying and performing in New York City, Berger's path has been colourful to say the least, with no shortage of stories to tell. Often referred to as a 'songwriter's songwriter', his intricate, often deceptively simple style is shot through with a wisdom well beyond his years. As he prepares for the release of his next project, 'Anticipate', Alex has recently become a regular performer on Nashville's singer-songwriter circuit, most recently appearing at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. http://www.alexbergermusic.com ----------------------------------------------------------- JESSE TERRY Jesse Terry is a singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and Neil Young. Terry's star is on the rise, and it's no surprise. Through the course of four releases, The Runner (2009), Empty Seat On a Plane (2012), Stay Here With Me (2013), and The Calm & The Storm (2015), Terry draws from a wellspring of emotional depth and combines it with performance skills honed over hundreds of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. Jesse Terry's "melodies ring with instant accessibility and a clear connection, conveying a brilliance and clarity that most veteran artists still strive for" (No Depression). His "well-crafted songs rank right there with Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller and other masters of alt-country" (WFUV-NYC). A gentle warmth runs through Terry's voice, and his lyrics, while grounded in gritty wisdom acquired through years on the road, offer up hope for a kinder tomorrow. Arranged around acoustic guitar and subtly augmented by strings, piano, percussion and achingly beautiful harmonies, Terry's music is elegantly spare, capturing the eternal tug-of-war between head and heart, the pull of the road and the longing for return. http://www.jesseterrymusic.com

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Eddie Martin

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Emsworth The Hewitt's 7:30pm

Bluesman Eddie wears his heart on his sleeve, his guitar like a machine-gun, and his harmonica like a mine-detector. Licensed bar.

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Keith James: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Keith James The Songs of Leonard Cohen Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen is an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His recent spectacular world tour of stadium venues has been successful beyond belief but has not, with regret, exposed the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca that Keith has set to music; said to be Cohen's greatest influence. www.keith-james.com 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian Music full of integrity, a contemporary work of art' *****Maverick 'All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines' Times Literary Supplement 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine

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Bruise Presents "i Am A Dancer"

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

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Bruce Cockburn

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

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Vetiver

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 8:00pm

Andy Cabic of Vetiver says: Vetiver is what I've been calling my songs and recordings since about 2003 or so. I live in San Francisco, have since 1998. My touring band and the musicians I've recorded with over the years are always changing, though many friends and players have stayed with me over albums and tours. The one constant has been Thom Monahan who has engineered and co-produced every Vetiver album. Thom lives in LA, where most of Complete Strangers was recorded. The album came together slowly over demos at my home in San Francisco and quick trips to LA, continuing on with Thom at his studio. It moved in fits and starts for a couple years. Once we had the basic arrangements we jumped in the studio with Bart Davenport, Gabe Noel and Josh Adams for a few days to put down rhythm tracks. That's when the album really took shape. Thom & I fleshed everything out with a few more musicians in San Francisco and LA, and eventually Complete Strangers arrived. The songs on Complete Strangers bear some resemblance to the album's title. They share things in common but come from different places, different times. Stranger Still is an anthem for insomniacs, illuminating the hours when the world exceeds our grasp. From Now On rings out some emotional tinnitus, the moment a night runs away from you, when freedoms turn into responsibilities. The album builds around dualities, the way people pair at parties. Current Carry percolates with the confidence of love, while Confiding reveals how vulnerable we are chasing love. Backwards Slowly and Edgar are vignettes of transition, more ebb than flow. As with many of Vetiver's better moments, sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy. An introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus. Subtlety tries to be outgoing, loneliness familiar, in an effort to connect the dots of life's ellipsis. I'm still figuring the album out. It feels like someone I've just met yet known for a long time.

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Willy Porter

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall 7:30pm

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone, while the Boston Globe describes him as an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics. Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same questionWhen he is coming back? I enjoy the security of obscurity, Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following.

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Wizz Jones - Live

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Hope Old Hall Hotel (tea rooms) 7:30pm

Folk, Blues & Beyond is a new venue using the tea rooms at The Old Hall Hotel, Hope S33 6RH once a month presenting well known or up and coming artists. Acoustic sessions will be held in the hotel bar between main gigs dates. Every Wednesday This has been set up by musicians to encourage live music and not for profit. Money taken at the door is to pay musicians, equipment hire and advertising. Profit will be donated to charity:

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Whiskey Moon Face + Bouche + Samantha Whates

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- New Roots presents... Whiskey Moon Face + Bouche + Samantha Whates Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordian, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, old-time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized and truly beautiful sound. Combining banjo, percussion, trumpet and double bass, Bouche are a product of the same London roots scene as Whiskey Moon Face and Brooke Sharkey. This wonderfully talented band blend the spirits of blues queens Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith and the cinematic smokey folk and jazz noir of Tom Waits, wrap it all in a cloak of finely crafted contemporary songwriting, and deliver it with charismatic panache from singer Rebekah Bouche. Samantha Whates is a London based singer and songwriter. Despite living in the capital since her mid-teens, her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is at once thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition and uniquely her own. Recent performances include sharing the bill with Olivia Chaney Kings Place in May, and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall with Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. She recently released her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days, which has enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play on BBC 6 Music, KCRW and Resonance FM.

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Herne Hill Music Festival

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at London The Prince Regent 8:00pm

Harry Eyres, John Christopher Wood, and City Ramblers' Revival

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Herne Hill Music Festival

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at London The Prince Regent 8:00pm

Harry Eyres, John Christopher Wood, and City Ramblers' Revival

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Taunton Rugby Football Club 7:30pm

Mad Dog Mcrea are performing at Taunton Rugby Club as part of a charity fundraiser for local charity Taunton Association for the Homeless. Ticket sales will go towards the charity, to assist them in supporting those at risk of homelessness or those who have become homeless across Somerset. Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult

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Fsa Fest 2015

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Warton Fort San Antone Starts 7pm Friday

FSA FEST 2015 16th 17th 18th October 2015 Fort San Antone Great Birchwood Country Park Lytham Rd Warton Preston PR4 1TE Camping & Caravan bookings + for more info call - 01772633162 email - info@fort-san-antone.com VISIT www.fortsanantone.com LINE UP: PAUPER KINGS RAINTOWN FRANKIE DAVIES EMMA JANE LUKE & MEL FITZWALLACE LAURA OAKES GARY QUINN HONEY RYDER JODIE MITCHELL HOLLOWAY RD MOST UGLY CHILD SASHA MCVEIGH DEXETER LIV AUSTEN & THE BANNED ACOUSTIC JOURNEY LISA WRIGHT EMMA JADE GARBUTT ELLIE DIBBEN + AFTER PARTIES WITH THE ASH COOPER BAND Sunday 18th October 2015 Doors Open 7pm The Cheapseats + supports TBA

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Naomi Bedford With Paul Simmonds (the Men They Couldn't Hang ) Sing Songs Of Insolence

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.naomibedford.co.uk/ http://youtu.be/6Yw4Gtu4BHo Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor - Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Naomi Bedford New CD - Title/LABEL/(Cat.No): A History Of Insolence: Songs Of Freedom, Dissent & Strife / Dusty Willow Recordings/(DWR003) UK release date: Monday 8 September 2014 UK distribution: Proper Distribution Website www.naomibedford.co.uk Award-winning English roots vocalist, Naomi Bedford releases her second album - A History of Insolence -- on which she explores songs of freedom, dissent and strife. As Naomi explains; "My partner, Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn't Hang songwriter) and I were plotting our next musical project in my kitchen one evening - we had virtually decided to look at Love, Passion and Devotion as our subject matter. Then, after 2 tequilas, 3 whiskys and a spirited discussion about the state of the nation, we completely changed course. And the product of that spirited conversation is this album!'' "I have a history of political activity" she continues " I was the Artist Liaisons person for the Artists Against The Poll Tax and an organiser in the Anti Poll Tax movement. I also helped organise the Hyde Park rally and demonstrations (my boyfriend during this period was the Scottish political activist Tommy Sheridan). Also Paul is well known for his political songwriting in The Men They Couldn't Hang. So songs of insolence come naturally to both of us." Born in Putney in the 1970s, Naomi was taught folk songs as a 6 year old by her mother and began playing guitar from age 11. "As a teen" she adds: "I wanted to be in a girl band singing folk and country based songs. At that time those genres were unpopular with my peers ‐ I tried to force my love of Shirley Collins and Hedy West on to all my potential band mates, staying up till the early hours playing them three of four versions of the same song, enthusing about the exciting storytelling and history they contained. But it was to no avail until I met Lisa Knapp whilst doing a college course in English. We began playing and writing songs together in our late teens and we also busked Tom Paley and Everly Brothers songs regularly." In 2011 Naomi released the award-winning album of murder ballads 'Tales from the Weeping Willow'. On that album, after a chequered journey through travel, motherhood and dance music, Naomi returned to her first love of roots, folk and country music to great acclaim; appearing at Celtic Connections, Cambridge and Sidmouth Folk Festivals and achieved regular airplay across BBC National and Regional radio. The new album, 'A History of Insolence', assembles another cast of exceptional musicians and guests (including Justin Currie, Alasdair Roberts and Jackie Oates) and features an impeccable selection of new and old songs that examine Insolence - the very wellspring of all social and political songs. As Lord Macaulay said: "It was in rude rhyme that their love and hatred, their exultation and distress found utterance. A great deal of their history is to be learned from their ballads" Or as The Craftsman magazine put it; "When the people find themselves generally aggrieved they are apt to manifest their resentment in satirical ballads, allegories and ironical points of low wit" Or: "Some will rob you with a six gun and some with a fountain pen" - Woody Guthrie

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Chris While And Julie Matthews At St Helens Alveston

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 for performance at 8:00 pm

Chris While & Julie Matthews are breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed the best and most hard working acoustic duo on the folk roots scene. Their songs are covered by many revered singers the world over but it is While & Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivalled and their audiences leave their concerts having been through every emotion possible. It will be breath-taking to hear their tight harmonies in the intimate setting of St Helens Church.

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Mike Dowling (usa)

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) Doors 7:00 pm : Music starts at 8:00 pm

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Tracey Browne And Raevennan Husbandes At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece Doors at 7.30pm

Tracey Browne and Raevennan Husbandes are both UK-based singer-songwriters who have formed a collaborative duo project. Tracey's credits include session work for artists such as Thea Gilmore (whose live band she has also played in) and her own acclaimed album 'Everyone Is Ordinary' released in 2012, which received high praise and national radio airplay courtesy of Janice Long (BBC Radio 2). Admirer's of Raevennan's work include pedal steel maestro BJ Cole, who recently produced her debut solo EP, and Nashville-based George Marinelli, Bonnie Raitt's long-time collaborator and guitarist. The duo are raising funds to press their debut collaborative record, written and recorded since meeting during a residential workshop with The Unthanks at Manchester's famous Band on the Wall. They have recorded and produced it themselves, at Airtight Studios in Manchester and the record features guest performances from Belinda O'Hooley (one half of the excellent folk duo O'Hooley & Tidow) and Katie Ware aka Little Sparrow, one of the Manchester music scene's brightest lights.

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An Intimate With Jo Harman

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show strarts 8pm

1930's.The setting is perfect for music events and Jo Harman who is at the moment residing in Worthing compliments this fantastic iconic venue and we are all so excited for her show to start. All seating and standing is unreserved with some restrictive viewing due to pillars Tickets £15+ booking fee £18 on door if available JO HARMAN is a British singer-songwriter whose work takes inspiration from blues, soul, roots and gospel and more Jo and various musicians will perform a stripped back acoustic performance of familiar and personal songs with the audience only feet away For those who have seen Jo you always walk away wanting more This intimate venue is ideal to feel every song is aimed directly at you Recent comments include Daily Mirror as part of a half page interview, as being on course to be 'the finest female soul blues singer in the UK Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) on his BBC Radio 2 programme as a 'must get' album; Huey's words on air 'sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless...I am' "Brilliant...get it!' Mail On Sunday "A must hear album" "Jo has got an amazingly powerful soul voice" Jazz FM "On course to be the finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK" Daily Mirror Stunning...our tip for 2013. Harman's music mainlines the human soul' The Blues Magazine (9 out of 10) "A landmark album" (9 stars) Country Music Magazine "A veritable superstar on the British blues and roots scene, she really is that good....the voice is a glorious instrument, immensely expressive and with a tone that can send shivers down the spine...this is an astounding record, timeless, rich and powerful ...it's this disc that truly says that she is a star of our time.'" Tone Monkey 'What a voice!' - Classic Rock Jo's 2013 debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue' received remarkable critical acclaim making vaious of 'best of' lists and awards, internationally. In Summer 2014, Jo releases a new album,'Jo Harman and Company - Live At The Royal Albert Hall', recorded by the BBC. Jo and the band have just received no less than 4 nominations for this years 2014 British Blues Awards, including best singer, as well as best songwriter,

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Henry Priestman - The Arts Centre @ Burscough Wharf

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Burscough Wharf The Arts Centre Doors 7.30pm Start 8.15pm

Tickets £10. Tickets also available at https://www.facebook.com/My33Records. email via facebook for further information. All Seating. Doors 7:30pm. Support around 8:15pm. Headline around 9.00pm. Bar open from 7:30pm Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/My33Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BurscoughWharf1?fref=ts http://www.henrypriestman.com/ http://www.garygardnermusic.co.uk/ About Henry Priestman it's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 After over 37 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life on the famous Island Records label. He followed that up in 2014 with The Last Mad Surge of Youth and in 2015 has just put out his first live 20 track Settle Down, which contains 20 songs from a long and varied career. Both albums are the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on European Tour in '79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc's Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest Love and Work album), and still has something worth singing about. So in this age of genre's, niches and tribes, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he's folk (Chronicles... topped the Amazon Folk and World charts on it's release), Radio 2's Johnnie Walker described Henry's new direction as music for grumpy old men, The Daily Mail said he is a master of the rueful observation, and elsewhere the phrase post-punk-folk-protest has been bandied about. Henry Priestman's got form, his previous including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti's U.S. book The Catalog of Cool asCole Porter Punk!), It's Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, composing the title song for London West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats, and even having Aled Jones cover a track on his latest album. To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones' 2004 CD. Tracks from his debut album (including Grey's The New Blond) were playlisted at Radio 2 & featured on BBC Breakfast TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOiTSqpjhR0 and his latest Surge album garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 37 years of releasing records. Having discovered a new found love of live work (mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures!) he will be touring all over the UK this year (check website: www.henrypriestman.com), and is available for housegigs too (20 housegigs booked in for 2015 already!). You could say he likes to keep busy his last mad surge of youth perhaps? About Gary Gardner Gary Gardner is a singer songwriter from the North West (Burscough). Last year he was a finalist for the Liverpool Hunger Games Acoustic Showcase, Artist of the week on Chris Curries Radio Show (Wirral Radio), and released his first 4 track ep Privileged. With only his acoustic guitar for support, Gary can been seen in gigs around the North West. He has quickly become part of the eclectic Liverpool gig circuit, singing at various venues including The Zanzibar, The Lomax, Brink, Sound and HOPE Liverpool Festival to name a few. Gary has also appeared on both releases of The City Of Music Compilation CDs and played to his biggest audience yet at the Bickerstock Festival. "When I first discovered this song and did more research, I realized how it wasn't just a song but a symbol. Take a listen and think about how simple yet awesome this song is." Quote on Calling - Radcircle "Armed with some great polished tracks and a guitar that made the Ship Inn's walls sing and hum, Gary played several songs that made those present sit back, soak up the warmth of the day and the interesting lyrics that he sang with a sense of knowing and fondness." Ian D Hall - Liverpool Sound and Vision All under 16s require an adult present

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk On Stage 8.00pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at York Thorganby Village Hall 7:30pm

Summat's Brewin' Tour

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Big Boy Bloater 'one-man Show' Tour

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

British R&B kingpin Big Boy Bloater brings you an intimate and unique 'one-man show' featuring songs old and new in his unique and inimitably gruff and entertaining rootsy style. He has been lauded as 'one of the great blues men of our time' by Jools Holland, described as 'the next big thing in blues' by Classic Rock Blues magazine, 'a phenomenal guitarist' by Mark Lamarr and funk and soul legend Craig Charles says 'I love this guy, he has a voice that sounds like it's been soaked in turpentine for the last decade!'. With credentials like that you know it will be an evening of great musicality and fun and a chance to get up close and personal with the Big Boy! www.bigboybloater.com www.facebook.com/thebigboybloaterpage www.twitter.com/bigboybloater www.youtube.com/bigboybloater

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Blackbeard's Tea Party. The name alone holds a bit of mystery and promises of something different. Playing together since summer 2009, they began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, quickly gaining a reputation as a formidable live act. Comprising six ultra-energetic young musicians who, as well as regularly playing with the band, are still often to be seen busking round York, where most of them originally attended university. On the strength of a chance sighting on the York streets by a certain Mr. Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 broadcast a track from their debut EP 'Heavens To Betsy', which occasioned much praise and a run of storming festival appearances in the following months. Since their initial foray into recording they have released two full albums, 'Tomorrow We'll Be Sober' in 2011 (which R2 mag gave a five star rating) and 'Whip Jamboree' in 2013, both to great critical acclaim. They were recognised as one of the best live bands in the UK in the 2011 FATEA Awards and sine then they have become well known on the English festival circuit, having performed at mainstream festivals including Glastonbury Larmer Tree, Bingley Music Live and Fairport's Cropredy Convention, and at folk festivals including Cambridge, Shrewsbury and Sidmouth (where they have played for three consecutive years). Blackbeard's Tea Party are an exuberant combo that displays not only a great sense of musicianship but also a keen sense of purpose that communicates their overwhelming enthusiasm for the music and its performance. They're clearly intent on us all having as good a time as they are, and equally clearly they've thought about where they're taking us with their full-steam-ahead and slightly quirky folk-rock, which deftly combines the verve and invention of Bellowhead with the kicking rock sound of the Dropkick Murphys. But, for all the new-fangled electrickery, there is something comfortably traditional about Blackbeard's Tea party, with even the most adventurous arrangements rooted firmly in the integrity of the material. They may slip in the occasional widdly, distorted rock guitar solo, but you can still have a couple of pints and sing along with your mates - something that is at the heart of their considerable live appeal.

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Lokito Ya Congo

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7:30pm

Recreating the sweaty, atmospheric Soukous clubs of Kinshasa !! Part of Black History Month

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Quiet Island

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ QUIET ISLAND are a Geneva based band who carve an intricate folk atmosphere drenched with vocal harmonies and sounds of the sixties. Their music ranges from the intimate to the grand, often cutting traditional folk roots with raw expression and emotion. They have been compared with the likes of Fleet Foxes, Patrick Watson and Nick Drake. Formed of four multi-instrumentalists the band has previously played across Europe as 'The Postmen', they changed their name to 'Quiet Island' and released their self-titled debut album in May 2015. This album represents a need for change, a renewal of the members' love for music. BROKEN BOAT are a band characterised by their playful approach to music. Jumping from intimate folk ballads reminiscent of Bright eyes and The Decemberists through country, blues and pop they have arrived at an infectious sound that whilst unique, you somehow feel you grew up listening to. Songwriter Daniel Bahrami and multi-instrumentalists Brendan Kearney, collaborate with a circle of other musicians to create a captivating, colourful live show. Bringing together an unusual mix of strings, horns, accordions, keyboards and percussion, Broken Boat are gaining a firm reputation as much for their deep, honest lyrics as for their intricate, textured compositions and warm vocal harmonies. Broken Boat started its journey as an acoustic folk duo, gathering a loyal fanbase for their simple, heartfelt songs. They toured the UK in 2014 with their debut album 'Small Defeats', which was featured by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 and awarded track of the week by BBC Introducing.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Hattie Briggs

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

22 year old Gloucestershire based singer-songwriter Hattie Briggs nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2014 comes to Cranfield - support is from MK's Manny and the Coloured Sky

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Hattie Briggs

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

22 year old Gloucestershire based singer-songwriter Hattie Briggs nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2014 comes to Cranfield - support is from MK's Manny and the Coloured Sky

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Ruarri Joseph Band

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

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Jon Gomm

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Devizes St Mary's Church Doors 7pm. Support 7.30pm Jon Gomm 8.30pm.

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Lydia And Cuthbert Noble

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

Standing tickets always available on the night

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Now almost 50 years since they first teamed up together, they're back! Martin Carthy has been described by Q Magazine as Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all! whilst "Swarbrick is an absolute revelation here, as instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It's like they were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul and tenderness and dynamism too is an unconditional joy." (fRoots). All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals.

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Now almost 50 years since they first teamed up together, they're back! Martin Carthy has been described by Q Magazine as Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all! whilst "Swarbrick is an absolute revelation here, as instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It's like they were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul and tenderness and dynamism too is an unconditional joy." (fRoots). All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals.

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Calico Jack

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)

Calico Jack are a band of boat dwellers based on the Kennet and Avon canal. Their accordion-led, stomping folk-fusion grew up around towpath campfires and has taken them around the UK festival circuit. Expect a melodic mashup of Eastern European folk, sea shanties and carnival chaos driven by galloping beats. With costumes as flamboyant as their music, the band weave strange and enchanting worlds on stage where pirates, fortune tellers and carnies roam through the landscape of a dark and twisted fairytale.

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Calico Jack

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30pm)

Calico Jack are a band of boat dwellers based on the Kennet and Avon canal. Their accordion-led, stomping folk-fusion grew up around towpath campfires and has taken them around the UK festival circuit. Expect a melodic mashup of Eastern European folk, sea shanties and carnival chaos driven by galloping beats. With costumes as flamboyant as their music, the band weave strange and enchanting worlds on stage where pirates, fortune tellers and carnies roam through the landscape of a dark and twisted fairytale.

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Gilmore And Roberts

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound.

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O'hooley And Tidow. Summat's Brewin' Tour

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Doors 6.45. Show begins at 7.45

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La Luz

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

For most, a brush with death would be cause for retreat, reflection, and reluctance, but Seattle band La Luz found something different in it: resilience. Having survived a high-speed highway collision shortly after releasing their 2013 debut LP It's Alive, La Luz, despite lasting trauma, returned to touring with a frequency and tirelessness that put their peers to shame. Over the past year-and-a-half of performing, the band arrived at a greater awareness of their music's ability to whip eager crowds into a frenzy. In response, frontwoman Shana Cleveland's guitar solos took on a more unhinged quality. The basslines (from newly installed member Lena Simon) became more lithe and elastic. Stage-dives and crowd-surfing grew to be as indelible a part of the La Luz live experience as their onstage doo-wop-indebted dance moves. When it came time to record Weirdo Shrine, their second album due out 7 August the goal was to capture the band's restless live energy and commit it to tape. In early 2015, Cleveland and co. adjourned to a surf shop in San Dimas, California where, with the help of producer/engineer Ty Segall, they realised this vision. Tracking most of the album live in shared quarters, La Luz chose to leave in any happy accidents and spur-of-the-moment flourishes that occurred while recording. Cleveland's newly fuzzed-up guitar solos which now incorporated the influence of Japanese Eleki players in addition to the twang of American surf and country were juxtaposed against the group's most angelic four-part harmonies to date. The organs of Alice Sandahl and the drumming of Marian Li Pino were granted extra heft and dimension. Thematically, Cleveland channeled Washingtonian poet Richard Brautigan on You Disappear and Oranges, and sought inspiration from Charles Burns' Seattle-set graphic novel Black Hole. The resulting album is a natural evolution of the band's self-styled 'surf noir' sound a rawer, turbo-charged sequel that charts themes of loneliness, infatuation, obsession and death across eleven tracks, from the opening credits siren song of Sleep Till They Die to the widescreen, receding-skyline send-off of Oranges and its bittersweet epilogue, True Love Knows. In describing Weirdo Shrine, Segall remarked that it gave him a vision of a 'world burning with colours [he'd] never seen, like mauve that is living'. In Oranges, the Brautigan poem that inspired the aforementioned track of the same name, the poet writes of a surreal 'orange wind / that glows from your footsteps'. These hue-based allusions are apt: the sound of La Luz is (appropriately) vibrant, and alive with a kaleidoscopic passion. Weirdo Shrine finds them at their most saturated and cinematic. 'A uniquely haunting albeit occasionally unintentional spin on the innocent guitar-driven pop of the late '50s and early '60s, nudging the sock hop vibes of Dick Dale and the Shirelles into a darker parallel dimension' Paper Magazine 'Imagine all of the Shangri-La's trying, precariously, to balance on top of Link Wray's surfboard' Pitchfork

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Kris Dollimore

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

TBA Please note this event is NOT part of the Big Comfy Folk Club

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The multi-instrumental band, based in Sussex, play an exciting blend of roots, folk and Americana. 'Masters of the banjo, guitar, lap-steel, harmonica, stand-up bass, mandolin and, yes, clarinet, combined with their trademark four-part vocal harmonies' (Maverick Festival). Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different. Material is not over-rehearsed, with the idea is that no song is ever played quite the same way twice, thus ensuring there's a spontaneity and 'edge' to every live show. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lap-steel, stand-up bass, harmonica and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Based in the South-east, Porchlight Smoker started out as a duo in 2006 and since have expanded into the four-piece band that today play across the UK.

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The Lost Notes

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Lost Notes are a five piece band that have emerged out of a two year song writing collaboration between Ben Mills and Oli Jobes. Both have spent decades in different musical worlds. Ben working in soul, jazz and blues - Oli on the songwriter, acoustic and folk scene. The results of their diverse musical influences are memorable songs rooted in three part vocal harmony and driven by a dynamic rhythm section. Think the Beautiful South with a rootsy twist of gospel, soul and folk. The band features Ben, Oli and Lucy Mills (vocals, guitars, harmonica),with Buzby Bywater (double bass) and Phil Robinson drums).

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Potbelly Folk, Blues And Roots Festival Day

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2:00pm

Potbelly Folk, Blues and Roots Festival Day Saturday 17th October Tickets £9 (Concessions £6) Under 5's free Doors open 1.30pm 2pm start ('til late) The Autumn Potbelly Festival will feature another eclectic mix of music to cater for all tastes. Organiser Kev Buxton has pulled together another fantastic line-up of acts to perform throughout the day and into the night. In addition to this he has incorporated a new event into the festival The Potbelly Song Contest. (For a full set of rules and entry details please click HERE). Taking to the stage for this festival will be: AFTERNOON ACTS Kev Buxton (warm up) Fireside Knights Trio founded in 2014 in Yorkshire featuring guitars, mandola, percussion, bass and harmony vocals. Paul McClure Singer/songwriter from Oakham with some beautifully crafted songs. Careen Folk trio who draw inspiration from reggae to opera to create original easy on the ear songs. POTBELLY SONG CONTEST (between 5 & 7pm) EVENING ACTS: Marie Claire Berreen & The Husbands A superb blend of folk, indie, country, and classical styles from the singer and her affectionately named backing band. Gary Fletcher & Tom Leary (headline act) Pure unadulterated blues from the experienced Gary Fletcher (The Blues Band) and Tom Leary (The Gary Fletcher Band). Love Street (headline act) - Five-piece Cornish-based folk/rock/blues group, whose own compositions cover folklore to contemporary themes. Think Fairport Convention, The Levellers and The Eagles with a touch of The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Please note acts can be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. http://ketteringartscentre.com/autumn-2015-events/potbelly-folk-blues-and-roots-festival-day/

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Potbelly Folk, Blues And Roots Festival Day

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2:00pm

Potbelly Folk, Blues and Roots Festival Day Saturday 17th October Tickets £9 (Concessions £6) Under 5's free Doors open 1.30pm 2pm start ('til late) The Autumn Potbelly Festival will feature another eclectic mix of music to cater for all tastes. Organiser Kev Buxton has pulled together another fantastic line-up of acts to perform throughout the day and into the night. In addition to this he has incorporated a new event into the festival The Potbelly Song Contest. (For a full set of rules and entry details please click HERE). Taking to the stage for this festival will be: AFTERNOON ACTS Kev Buxton (warm up) Fireside Knights Trio founded in 2014 in Yorkshire featuring guitars, mandola, percussion, bass and harmony vocals. Paul McClure Singer/songwriter from Oakham with some beautifully crafted songs. Careen Folk trio who draw inspiration from reggae to opera to create original easy on the ear songs. POTBELLY SONG CONTEST (between 5 & 7pm) EVENING ACTS: Marie Claire Berreen & The Husbands A superb blend of folk, indie, country, and classical styles from the singer and her affectionately named backing band. Gary Fletcher & Tom Leary (headline act) Pure unadulterated blues from the experienced Gary Fletcher (The Blues Band) and Tom Leary (The Gary Fletcher Band). Love Street (headline act) - Five-piece Cornish-based folk/rock/blues group, whose own compositions cover folklore to contemporary themes. Think Fairport Convention, The Levellers and The Eagles with a touch of The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Please note acts can be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. http://ketteringartscentre.com/autumn-2015-events/potbelly-folk-blues-and-roots-festival-day/

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. His debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan's unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. Having performed with and been taught by a number of world-renowned guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill and Gerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is recognised as outstanding and forms an essential part of his music. Ewan's new album 'Stories still Untold' was released last year to critical acclaim: One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years (Mike Harding) Stories Still Untold, is a real treat (**** 4 stars The Telegraph) It simply oozes class when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice. (The Living Tradition)

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John Kirkpatrick

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8:00pm

John Kirkpatrick is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands. With an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician he is considered a leading interpreter of English folk music. As songwriter, composer, choreographer and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio.

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Frigg (finland)

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 6:30pm

'high-energy, full force fiddle attack to pastoral chamber-folk a thrilling performance from start to Finnish and the audience Lapped it up!' Fatea Magazine Fiddling but not as we know it Musicianship of the highest quality with more than a hint of mischief & wonder. Scandomusic as good as it gets. 'You can put me down as a fan' Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention 'five-star' Fiona Talkington, Songlines 'irresistible' The Herald 'Nordgrass rocks!' Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition Reeling from their UK debut year - they dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, The Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival - this international fiddle septet are back for more. Featuring the premier talents of a new generation of folk musicians, Frigg has developed a blend of their own called Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. A hair-raising, voice-losing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of traditional Finnish tunes with Norwegian detours. On-stage 7.00pm - the smallest venue on this tour!

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Frigg (finland)

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 6:30pm

'high-energy, full force fiddle attack to pastoral chamber-folk a thrilling performance from start to Finnish and the audience Lapped it up!' Fatea Magazine Fiddling but not as we know it Musicianship of the highest quality with more than a hint of mischief & wonder. Scandomusic as good as it gets. 'You can put me down as a fan' Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention 'five-star' Fiona Talkington, Songlines 'irresistible' The Herald 'Nordgrass rocks!' Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition Reeling from their UK debut year - they dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, The Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival - this international fiddle septet are back for more. Featuring the premier talents of a new generation of folk musicians, Frigg has developed a blend of their own called Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. A hair-raising, voice-losing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of traditional Finnish tunes with Norwegian detours. On-stage 7.00pm - the smallest venue on this tour!

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John Bramwell (i Am Kloot)

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Melange

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Formed by jazz and world music cellist Shirley Smart on returning from 10 years in Jerusalem playing and studying the musics of the region, Melange seamlessly blend popular North African rai and chaabi songs, exotic Middle Eastern and Turkish melodies and improvisations, Central Asian folk melodies, and across to the fiery Tango of Argentina and the street Choro of Brazil with jazz-influenced improvisation into their own unique sound and take on traditional repertoire, as well as original compositions. Recent performances include the National Theatre Foyer, Vortex Jazz Club, the Forge, Green Note, Rich Mix, QuecumBar, Hackney Attic, Jamboree, SOAS and Notre Dame and Oxford Universities. This performance will preview new material from their upcoming album, due to be released later in the autumn Shirley Smart - Cello, Stefanos Tsourelis - Oud, Peter Michaels - Guitar, Demi Garcia Sabat,Percussion

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Emily And Hazel Askew

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Gutsy singing with fiddle, cello and melodeon on traditional material. Add 'enjoyment factor' and you have the recipe for the best of evenings. 3rd visit to Bothy. Prepare to be beguiled!

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Grace Petrie At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Over the last couple of years Grace has emerged as one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today. Songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with faith and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show.

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Dallahan

on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Since launching the band in December 2013, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival in the USA, Copenhagen Irish Festival and Celtic Connections. Dallahan met each other through local sessions in Edinburgh and they are established performers of various musical styles from classical and jazz to Balkan and Celtic. The members of the band have toured extensively with groups as diverse as Kalman Balogh's Gypsy Cimbalom Band, Larsa, Fianna, Samling, Tcha Limberger and they regularly appear at festivals and venues both in the UK and internationally. As individuals, they have received various awards; Paddy won the 'BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year Award 2013', Ciaran won the title of 'All Britain Banjo Champion' in 2006, Jani won 1st prize at the first 'Hungarian Traditional Music Competition' and Jack was recently a finalist in the 'BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year Award 2014'. As a band, they received an 'Emerging Excellence Award' from Help Musicians UK and were recently nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2014. Dallahan is a breath taking musical journey delivered by award winning musicians that is as much fun to listen to as it is to play.

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Eilen Jewell Band

on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 at London Dingwalls 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: DINGWALLS, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB. DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk _______ Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate EILEN JEWELL's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers (also on Signature Sounds), which includes that well-oiled band at its core. Her latest, Sundown Over Ghost Town, is a masterful culmination of Jewell's work to date, and rolls out May 26. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell's musicterms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lotit's even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter's powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she's singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. ----------------------------------------------------------- MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS is a grooving rock 'n' roll band rooted in swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly music from Brooklyn, NY. Front and center in this tight quartet is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess. She possesses a voice that is, "alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to (Pop Matters). With multiple US tours and several releases under their belts, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks has proven to be one of the most exciting acts on the blossoming Americana scene. The band, with its self-described modern vintage sound, is currently in the studio writing and recording material for their tenth album. A sneak preview of two of their new tunes will be released as a 45 single and download in spring, 2015 on Signature Sounds Recordings (Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewell, Chris Smither, Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown). "I don't know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe. There's an authenticity present in Miss Tess' music. It is not contrived, not too far a stretch for the skeptical imagination. She is real. And she is rare." -- No Depression

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The Tickells

on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30am

A 'dad and his lass' return to some of the intimate music venues they performed at - thirty years on-including The Processed Pea.' Songs, stories, Northumbrian music and a good catch up. Starts at 8pm.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's 80th Birthday Bash!

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Our Bright Phoebus Elder Statesman is celebrating his 80th Birthday this year and this time, he's celebrating it with a gig on his actual birthday! Roy Bailey is an internationally loved singer of songs of our times. For more than half of those 80 years he has taken songs of people's experiences from all over the world, to festivals and concerts all over the world and they all love him for it. His longtime collaboration with the late and much missed, Tony Benn, won them both a Folk Award for Best Live Act, as well as many accolades and loyal fans. In a tribute to Tony, he recently presented a version of their show, the Writing On The Wall, with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Literature Festival, which left not a dry eye or an unlifted heart in the house. We are very lucky to have him here in Sheffield and as part of our Bright Phoebus Collective, and his Birthday Bash has become a regular feature of our annual calendar. 80 is always special though, so come and help us celebrate this year - Roy has hinted at some special guests also, so watch this space!

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's 80th Birthday Bash!

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Our Bright Phoebus Elder Statesman is celebrating his 80th Birthday this year and this time, he's celebrating it with a gig on his actual birthday! Roy Bailey is an internationally loved singer of songs of our times. For more than half of those 80 years he has taken songs of people's experiences from all over the world, to festivals and concerts all over the world and they all love him for it. His longtime collaboration with the late and much missed, Tony Benn, won them both a Folk Award for Best Live Act, as well as many accolades and loyal fans. In a tribute to Tony, he recently presented a version of their show, the Writing On The Wall, with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Literature Festival, which left not a dry eye or an unlifted heart in the house. We are very lucky to have him here in Sheffield and as part of our Bright Phoebus Collective, and his Birthday Bash has become a regular feature of our annual calendar. 80 is always special though, so come and help us celebrate this year - Roy has hinted at some special guests also, so watch this space!

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Ciaran Lavery

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ciaran Lavery has already racked up over 11 MILLION plays on Spotify, this is unprecedented for such a new artist. You might be asking how can this be, when his other social stats are quite modest? The answer is really quite simple, he has great songs, people have added them to playlists on Spotify which have been listened to and then added to more playlists and so on and so on. Ciaran found his musical voice through the simplest of means listening to old 80s singles on my sister's record player. Cutting his young teeth in various (often noisier) incarnations over the last decade that voice is now as soothing as it is timeless. Ciaran crafts heart-on-sleeve acoustic pop in the vein of '29'-era Ryan Adams; full of passion and meaning, I come from a tiny village; you could literally drive through Aghagallon in thirty seconds, but it's jam packed full of characters and real, genuine people. It's the type of place where if you're being an idiot someone will tell you. That's just how the environment was. I guess that sort of honesty comes out in my music.

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Goldie Reed

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

Goldie will be playing in the upstairs Acoustic Lounge upstairs Goldie Reed is already being tipped by many good judges to be a breakout artist in 2015. Her compelling voice and unique meld of Americana, blues and roots, mixed with more English folk sensibilities, marks her out as one of the trailblazers of the much lauded 'new heritage' scene coming out of South East England. 'Goldie's unique blend of blues rooted Americana melded with hints of English folk has caught the attention of many good judges, Bob Harris and Bill Wyman included Her new Album has just been released and has been well received in the music press

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Crh Music Presents Eilen Jewell And Band

on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Stephen Fearing

on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canadian song maestro STEPHEN FEARING is back after a busy few years performing and writing with others (Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Fearing & White) now comes an opportunity to relish Stephen Fearing solo again. Listening to the songs on the long anticipated new album Between Hurricanes you'll be struck by his voice, melodies and stories - Stephen's on top form proudly wearing his influences whilst holding on to his truly original voice; as one reviewer puts it ...music isn't just what he does, it's who he is. Stephen is a great performer with the wow factor, as well as being an all-round nice chap! Stephen Fearing is one of Canada's most respected performers. A stunning guitar player with a smooth, intimate and powerful voice, who throughout his career has penned some of the most literate, stirring and emotionally charged "folk" music you're ever likely to hear. Why not come along and experience it for yourself and find out what all the fuss is about and as suggested by No Depression sit and listen long. Fearing delivers his reflections, recollections and observations with an enveloping lyricism and he has in the past quarter century become the complete artist. Penguin Eggs ...nothing short of magnificent. What an amazing collection of songs! one of the music world's finest in the craft and art of the song. Bob Chelmick, CKUA Radio showcase Fearing's arresting voice, accomplished acoustic picking, and his ability to turn a phrase with ease. The storied songs invite you to grab a coffee, and sit and listen long. No Depression www.stephenfearing.com DENNIS ELLSWORTH has grown into one of Atlantic Canada's most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran's sense of melody, tune and arrangement. His influences include Harry Nilsson, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Neil Young and Alex Chilton - but his sound is entirely his own. "Ellsworth sings lush and languorous country blues" - Time Out "Heartfelt and heart-achingly beautiful, a timeless album" - Americana UK "His vocals are as good as anyone's and better than most, the songs are beautifully written vignettes of observations of life and love and the instrumentation and playing are pretty exceptional" - American Roots UK www.dennisellsworth.com

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------- In a town full of songs and singers, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker give you the real thing. Both classically trained, their musical proficiency is beyond doubt. But this isn't about technical accomplishment. This is about a song, first and foremost. Whether interpreting words centuries old, or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage.

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Session Americana

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

A rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag". "Session Americana has developed into a travelling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favour of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press ROI I'd give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they're playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort. - David Greenberger The Marvel's Avengers of Boston's burgeoning Americana music scene, these guys have finally put out an album that meets or exceeds the promise of their engaging, inspiring live performances - Boston Business Journal "Session Americana do things in their own way: they are a class act. - Fatea UK (Love and Dirt is) a contemplative soul searcher boasting a contemporary edge cut with rustic twang; Session Americana comes up with some gems, full of folk's honesty and rock's urgency." - Boston Globe Some Awards "Top 40 Albums From Boston (Ever)" - Boston Business Journal, "Best Live Residency" 2011, 2013 - Boston Music Awards, "Best CD of 2007 - Beer Town" - Improper Bostonian, Best Folk Act - 2005" - Boston Music Awards www.sessionamericana.com

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Ken Nicol & Becky Mills @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

KEN and BECKY are a superb duo of singer songwriters from the north of England. Ken from Lancashire and Becky - Yorkshire. Ken is one of the finest guitarists on the folk and acoustic scene having played with the likes of Steeleye Span. He has also worked with Chris While and many others. Becky appeared at the 2014 Wirral Folk Festival and was one of the stars of the weekend. This is an act not to be missed.

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Caddy Cooper

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge @ Mama Liz's 8:00pm

Diving feet first into critical acclamation for her last two albums, Caddy Cooper is a West Australian acoustic country and blues singer songwriter that you simply cannot afford to miss. Deemed 'one of the finest songwriters in the land' (Express FM), Caddy's 'natural, un-rushed and all together beautiful' vocals (For the Country Record), 'infectious charm' (Blues in Britain Magazine) and Little Martin guitar have been travelling worldwide, winning hearts and soothing souls with Caddy's iconic breed of storytelling.

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Nancy Kerr And James Fagan

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Bristol St Stephens 7.30pm

www.kerrfagan.com www.myspace.com/nancykerrandjamesfagan Winners in 2011 BBC2 Folk Awards for Best Duo Winners of two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Best Duo 2003, Horizon Award 2000 Nominated again for Best Duo 2007 One of folk music's great partnerships, Nancy and James celebrated 15 years on the road in 2012. In that time they have won three BBC Folk Awards including the very first Best Duo award in 2003, a feat they repeated in 2011. In December 2011 Gareth Malone chose their arrangement of Dance To Your Daddy as his Radio 4 inheritance track.

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Sam Carter

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:15

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------- 'The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' Jon Boden Since Sam Carter released his debut album Keepsakes in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. At the time he was an Emerging Artist In Residence at The Southbank Centre in London and has since supported Bellowhead on a UK tour, performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council's Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny', performed on major venue and festival stages in his own right and walked away with Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam's second album The No Testament was released in August 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based songwriting by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his songwriting. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2's 'Later...with Jools Holland' in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special 'The Enigma of Nic Jones' - aired September 2013. In constant demand for live performances, Sam toured extensively to support the release, touring both solo and with a full band - often featuring Bellowhead fiddler Sam Sweeney - and taking the sound of the album to North America with tours of Canada in autumn 2012 and again in summer 2014.

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Henry Priestman (the Christians, It's Immaterial)

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Henry Priestman [Stop Press: Henry signed to Proper Records (home of Richard Thompson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Heaton etc), with new album The Last Mad Surge Of Youth released on Feb 17 2014 to best critical reaction he's had in 37 years of releasing records!] BIOG Nov 2014 [for a more in depth and informal look at Henry's busy & colourful past, see timeline tags on the right..and for a pretty extensive discography visit http://www.allmusic.com/artist/henry-priestman-mn0001757267/credits ] After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim. Never one to rush things, 5 years later, in Feb 2014 Proper Records released the eagerly awaited follow-up entitled The Last Mad Surge of Youth, which garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in his 37 year career. Both albums are the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on European Tour in '79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc's Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest Love and Work album) and still has something worth singing about. So in this age of genre's, niches and tribes, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he's folk (Chronicles topped the Amazon Folk and World charts on it's release), Radio 2's Johnnie Walker described Henry's new direction as music for grumpy old men, The Daily Mail said he is a master of the rueful observation, and elsewhere the phrase post-punk-folk-protest has been bandied about. Henry Priestman's got form, his previous including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti's U.S. book The Catalog of Cool asCole Porter Punk!), It's Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, and composing the title song for London West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats. To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones' 2004 CD. The single to be taken from Chronicles.. was Grey's The New Blond which was playlisted at Radio 2 & featured on BBC Breakfast TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOiTSqpjhR0) and further singles Don't You Love Me no More and He Ain't Good Enough for You also picked up extensive Radio 2 and independent radio airplay.and in 2012 Plane Groovy Records re-released Chronicles on gatefold heavy vinyl (see shop). On the new album The Last Mad Surge of Youth Henry is joined by guests including 2013 Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore, (Gilmore & Roberts), Graham Gouldman, Lotte Mullan & Probyn Gregory (The Beach Boys). As of November 2014, two songs off the new album have been covered by other artists: Aled Jones has recorded a version of At The End of the Day (Surge's opening track, dedicated to Henry's late mother) on his new album The Heart of It All, and Valentine Song has been used in a Ridley Scott produced short film Kismet Diner, which won best film in the 2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival. (watch this beautiful film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9xw3YCMhNE ). Having discovered a new found love of live work (mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures!) he will be touring all over the UK throughout 2015, including many housegigs, which have gone from strength to strength, Henry having having done at least 20 in the last two years (watch True Believer video, shot at a genuine housegig in early 2013 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrmtu1Xokp0 ) You could say Henry likes to keep busythe last mad surge of youth, perhaps? About Ned Dylan "Power. Passion. Presence. 'Nuff said...", Tom Robinson "Surely, the Next Big Thing has never been so young. Not even old enough for a paper round, Ned Dylan is a wedge-haired warrior whose 60s-style folk-rock shows more maturity than most of the second Beady Eye album. Actually, it's better developed than their first as well. His acoustic numbers drum up the spirit of his namesake, Bob, and Richie Havens, slinging anti-establishment messages like 'Brands Are 4 Cattle', and with 'The Glastonbury Song' up his baggy-t-shirted sleeve, this boy is sure to be on a Worthy Farm winner." Virtual Festivals "Ned kicks ass!", Huey Morgan "I love Ned. I first saw him at The Cambridge Folk Festival", Mark Radcliffe "That's Some Presence", Britanny Howard - Alabama Shakes "...Such Charisma", Johnnie Walker "Ned Dylan tears it up live", The Line Of Best Fit "One day he'll headline Glasto", Dave Pegg "I hope he'll still speak to me when he's famous", Mike Harding "One Day we'll be talking about the day we met Ned", Emmy The Great "Ned Dylan's playing with all kinds of fire these days. This is a wonderful new direction for him", Caitlin Rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwzkVJxIRJg

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The Corn Potato String Band From Detroit, Michigan

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7:00pm Music starts 8:00pm

Hot eclectic fiddling from Detroit, Michigan, USA" The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised. The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes. Aaron Jonah Lewis aaron jonah lewisAaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Detroit, Michigan. Lindsay McCaw Lindsay McCaw has been playing American old time music for over 15 years. She performs music and calls dances around the country. McCaw plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion and piano. She is also part of several theater and puppet companies, including her own, called The Dolly Wagglers. She has won several musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest and four-time Grand Prize winner of the Sheffield Field Days Fiddle contest. Ben Belcher Ben Belcher is an accomplished banjo player and a talented artist. He has distinguished himself with such awards as the Independent Music World Series, which he won with The Hot Seats in Nashville, TN, in 2006, First Place Neotraditional Band at the Appalachian String Band Festival in 2008 and a Herald Angel award at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe. Belcher has toured extensively in the US and in Europe and the UK since 2001. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe with The Hot Seats and recently appeared at the Shetland Folk Festival. He also plays guitar and fiddle.

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Flight Brigade

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

www.stevetilston.com Quotesthe musician's musician He is one of my and Fairport Convention's favourite performers. If you haven't heard him, I suggest you go and check him out as soon as possible. A remarkable talent! Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention It seems to me that Steve Tilston has never sought fame on anything but his own terms. He has been driven by his own enthusiasm for his chosen subject matter. He writes beautiful words and melodies and when our generation of songwriters is assessed on our contribution to our time, Steve's work will rank alongside much better known artists. Ralph McTell Steve Tilston has an annoying habit of doing things with his guitar and lyrics that I wish I'd thought of first, coupled with an integrity of expression that compels me to say things like this in public. Chris Smither One of the select band of songwriters with the vision to write great songs rooted in the tradition. Robin Williamson A songwriter and guitarist I admire. Bert Jansch Over the years Steve has become my all-time favourite songwriter on the British acoustic guitar scene. He's a fine singer who combines beautifully executed original melodies with superb lyrics on almost every subject under the sun. Wizz Jones

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

www.stevetilston.com Quotesthe musician's musician He is one of my and Fairport Convention's favourite performers. If you haven't heard him, I suggest you go and check him out as soon as possible. A remarkable talent! Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention It seems to me that Steve Tilston has never sought fame on anything but his own terms. He has been driven by his own enthusiasm for his chosen subject matter. He writes beautiful words and melodies and when our generation of songwriters is assessed on our contribution to our time, Steve's work will rank alongside much better known artists. Ralph McTell Steve Tilston has an annoying habit of doing things with his guitar and lyrics that I wish I'd thought of first, coupled with an integrity of expression that compels me to say things like this in public. Chris Smither One of the select band of songwriters with the vision to write great songs rooted in the tradition. Robin Williamson A songwriter and guitarist I admire. Bert Jansch Over the years Steve has become my all-time favourite songwriter on the British acoustic guitar scene. He's a fine singer who combines beautifully executed original melodies with superb lyrics on almost every subject under the sun. Wizz Jones

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O'hooley & Tidow: Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour 2015

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at SaddleworthThe Swan, Dobcross 7:30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Breaking Trad + Seven Glens

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (accordion) from Abbeyfeale, West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also multi-instrumentalist Mike Galvin who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from rock 'n' roll to Irish traditional. Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more. Their music has been described as 'dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. This powerhouse band are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist, they have recently released their eponymous debut CD. Special guest with the band tonight is Gino Lupari, described as 'the king of the bodhrán' and frontman of Four Men and a Dog. As a percussionist and vocalist he has recorded and performed with Sinéad Ó'Connor, Shane McGowan and the Popes, he also appeared in the BBC drama The Passion. A man of enormous charisma, if he weren't such a fine musician he'd undoubtedly be a comedian! Seven Glens will play support this evening an impressive group of young musicians from the music rich Sliabh Luacra region in the South West of Ireland.

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Adam Wedd

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Gemma Leahy 8.00-8.35 Steve Pledger 8.50-9.30 Adam Wedd 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Lucy Ward Band In Concert

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Lucy has recorded 2 albums (" Adelphi has to fly" and " Single Flame") and is in the process of recording her third . She is an accomplished songwriter, singer, guitarist , and melodeon player. This is not surprising really as she has been playing in public since she was 14. She was nominated for folk singer of the year in BBC Radio 2 folk awards and both her albums have recieved 4 star reviews. Her live performances are passionate and full of energy and commitment. We are very pleased to be doing a gig with her and the band. As if that was not enough we have one of the great singers of English Folk music- Judy Dunlop, as our guest compere.( Who knows , we may even get her to do a couple of songs? ) The unenviable task of opening the evening will go to Susie Jones. Previous experience of her self written Americana and the confidence of her performance would suggest she is well up to the task.

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Rowan Godel Trio With Tim Cotterell And Lindsey Oliver

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Rowan Godel has put together a programme of her own music interspersed with traditional songs from the British Isles. Ably assisted by Lindsey Oliver on double bass, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Cotterell. This is one of the first outings of Rowan's new band and is not to be missed! Doors and Bar 7pm. Music 8pm St Stephens Church, Upper Basildon, Reading, RG8 8LS

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Aly Bain/ale Moller/bruce Molsky

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

This astonishing collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its previous British tour. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Cross-cultural folk does not get better than this.

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Aly Bain/ale Moller/bruce Molsky

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

This astonishing collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its previous British tour. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Cross-cultural folk does not get better than this.

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Aly Bain/ale Moller/bruce Molsky

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

This astonishing collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its previous British tour. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Cross-cultural folk does not get better than this.

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Dunajska Kapelye

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dunajska Kapelye are back with their trademark dreamy Gypsy violins and stunning jazz improvisations. Authentic Gypsy and Balkan music to fill the heart and leave you with "a big stupid grin on your face" (Metro) With two of the most beautiful violins you're ever likely to hear (Piotr Jordan & Flora Curzon), Dunajska Kapelye serves up authentic Gypsy and Balkan tunes that can both dazzle the listener and move them profoundly. Together with the awesome talent of Zac Gvitzman on accordion and clarinet they create a wonderful chemistry in the intimate setting of The Green Note which draws the audience into their passionate world.

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Dollymopps

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Dollymopps back to the club. They sing songs in three-part harmony from the folk tradition of Southern England and in particular, songs collected from their native Isle of Wight. Transplant The Watersons or The Copper Family to the Isle of Wight and you've got the (mostly) unaccompanied style of The Dollymopps. This is cupped hand-to-the-ear three-part harmony singing stripped to its glorious basics. (Sing Out! USA) The group started, out very much, as Copper Family aficionados but subsequently developed an individual sound based upon rare local source material, inventive arrangements and occasional instrumental accompaniment. Fierce harmonies, strong, dynamic voices and flawless storytelling The Dollymopps' second studio release sees the group continue to herald the beauty and exquisite nature of the folk tradition of the South of England. (Bright Young Folk) _________________________________________________________ If you purchase at the members price you must have paid for 2015/16 membership either from the club or online at WeGotTickets. (Please note 2014/15/membership expired on 30 September 2015 and does not apply to event beyond that date.)

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Dollymopps

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Dollymopps back to the club. They sing songs in three-part harmony from the folk tradition of Southern England and in particular, songs collected from their native Isle of Wight. Transplant The Watersons or The Copper Family to the Isle of Wight and you've got the (mostly) unaccompanied style of The Dollymopps. This is cupped hand-to-the-ear three-part harmony singing stripped to its glorious basics. (Sing Out! USA) The group started, out very much, as Copper Family aficionados but subsequently developed an individual sound based upon rare local source material, inventive arrangements and occasional instrumental accompaniment. Fierce harmonies, strong, dynamic voices and flawless storytelling The Dollymopps' second studio release sees the group continue to herald the beauty and exquisite nature of the folk tradition of the South of England. (Bright Young Folk) _________________________________________________________ If you purchase at the members price you must have paid for 2015/16 membership either from the club or online at WeGotTickets. (Please note 2014/15/membership expired on 30 September 2015 and does not apply to event beyond that date.)

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Left Lane Cruiser

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

After nearly a decade of delivering their own high-octane, scuzzed-up take on North Mississippi rural blues as a duo, Left Lane Cruiser have recently expanded into a threesome for their latest studio album, Dirty Spliff Blues their fifth for Alive Naturalsound Records. Led by founding member Freddy J IV (aka Joe Evans) on vocals and slide guitar, and now joined by Joe Bent on bass and skateboard slide guitar (yes, he uses his skateboard as an instrument) and Pete Dio on drums and assorted other junk, this three-headed hydra, birthed in either Fort Wayne, Indiana or Hades depending on who you ask, still whips up the same frenzied mess of trashed-out punk/blues that LLC is known for. But on Dirty Spliff Blues there's a decidedly more rock 'n' roll approach to their mean-ass blues. Songs such as Tangled Up In Bush or Skateboard Blues still slink like snakes in the grass, but tracks such as the pile-driving opener Tres Borrachos, Cutting Trees, She Don't Care and Dirty Spliff Blues rock with a newfound intensity -and that's saying a lot for a band long known for both their intense, sweat-soaked live shows and in-the-red recordings. Of course, LLC's very backbone the Blues is also evident throughout, from the hip-shakin' groove of Elephant Stomp to, well, really just about every damn song on the record. Any way you roll it from the new cover art created by renowned artist William Stout to the THC-laced sh*t-kickers Dirty Spliff Blues smokes like no other Left Lane Cruiser album before it. Along with their music being featured in the hit television series Breaking Bad and receiving critical acclaim across the globe, Left Lane Cruiser have also toured relentlessly over the years, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, T Model Ford, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Bob Log III and many others, and are also regular performers at the Deep Blues Festival now held annually in the cradle of the blues, Clarksdale, MS.

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Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend

on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall 12:00pm

A weekend of folk and folk/rock with a mix of locally and nationally known names with all proceeds going to Oxfam.

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Helen North: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Helen began writing and singing songs in her teens for the amusement of family and friends, and has only recently begun to share them with a wider public through the folk clubs and open stages around her home in Kent. Growing up in urban North London, she escaped to the great outdoors to spend many years in adventure education as a sailor and sailing instructor. Her guitar travels with her wherever she goes, and her carefully crafted lyrics reflect her love of the sea and her understanding of its colours and characters. She has a beautiful and true voice, and a knowledge of musical forms which is evident in the breadth of styles in her song-writing. She may not be well-known yet but she is increasingly being booked at festivals and clubs, including last year's Sea Ilfracombe, when she proved a real knock-out to everyone who heard her, able to have her audience in gales of laughter at one moment, and in rapt attention for a more reflective song the next. Helen has recently released her first album, 'Shifting Sands', which is receiving excellent reviews. This talented lady is well worth catching!

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Jon Gomm

on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Rita Payne

on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 7:30pm

Self proclaimed Acoustic Foot-Stompers Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, The L-Fest 2014 award winners use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. Doncaster's finest songwriters, were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue. They have released two albums to critical acclaim and appeared on BBC1's The Voice UK, as well as supporting the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Mark Radcliffe, and appearing on the same bills as The Beautiful South, Big Country, Bellowhead and The Animals. They were also selected by KFC to help soundtrack their new Deep South Menu online. Wherever possible, Rita Payne use their music to make a difference. They are keen activists and regularly support charities both local and global, using their rapidly growing profile to publicly raise both money and awareness whenever and wherever they can.

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Elbow Jane Band In Concert At Chester University

on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 at Chester University 8.00pm

Folk Rock band Elbow Jane live on stage. Kingsway Builings Chester. Doors 7.00pm. Concert 8.00pm.

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Elbow Jane Band In Concert At Chester University

on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 at Chester University 8.00pm

Folk Rock band Elbow Jane live on stage. Kingsway Builings Chester. Doors 7.00pm. Concert 8.00pm.

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