Sarah Mcquaid

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at Farncombe St John's Church 7:00pm

Tickets: £12 advance / £15 on the door Doors and bar open @ 7.00pm show starts @ 7.45pm Sarah will perform two sets with an interval. Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). Her new album Walking Into White (2015) is her most honest and adventurous work to date, with a depth and texture of soundscape that are reflected in her beautifully crafted live shows. A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from one of her emotive originals into a 1930s Cuban jazz number, a 16th century lute piece or an unexpected contemporary cover. Like its predecessors, her fourth solo CD has drawn international critical acclaim: The Musician (UK) called it A work that grows with each listen, while Germany's Folker hailed it as Ein mutiges Album mit einem potenziellen Pophit (A courageous album that includes a potential pop hit). Sending out a trembling resonance, this is a collection of songs that feel their way into your being, wrote FolkWords (UK), where it was selected as Album of the Month and nominated for both Best Album from a Female Artist and Album of the Year. www.sarahmcquaid.com

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Matt Edwards Band

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Matt Edwards is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist that stands out in the UK Blues scene. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist he is inspired by a huge wealth of musical genres. From blues to rock, jazz and funk to folk his style of writing showcases subtle flavours from all styles and gels them into a strong Alternative Blues Rock offering. With 2 successful albums under his belt, Matt has been in the studio again and this tour will be showcasing the new one. More info here: www.mattedwardsmusic.com

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Matt Edwards Band

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Matt Edwards is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist that stands out in the UK Blues scene. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist he is inspired by a huge wealth of musical genres. From blues to rock, jazz and funk to folk his style of writing showcases subtle flavours from all styles and gels them into a strong Alternative Blues Rock offering. With 2 successful albums under his belt, Matt has been in the studio again and this tour will be showcasing the new one. More info here: www.mattedwardsmusic.com

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Lilly Hiatt

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:30pm

Rootsy singer/songwriter Lilly Hiatt had a lot to live up to when she chose to make music her career -- her father is John Hiatt, one of America's leading songwriters since the '70s. Lilly was born in early 1984 at a chaotic time in her family's life -- only a few months after she was born, her father checked himself into rehab to deal with a long-standing addiction to alcohol, and not long after he emerged clean and sober, Lilly's mother (who was estranged from John) took her own life. The Hiatts moved to Nashville as John set out to put his life back together, and Lilly grew up as her father began enjoying a new level of success as a musician and songwriter, as well as a new stability in his personal life. Lilly attended high school in Nashville, and later studied in Colorado at the University of Denver, where she decided she wanted to go professional as a musician. She made her recording debut in 2008, singing backing vocals on her father's album Same Old Man, and she began playing out with her own band. In 2011, Lilly Hiatt & the Dropped Ponies struck a deal with Normaltown Records, a subsidiary of New West Records, and the following year they released their debut album, Let Down. After plenty of touring (including several dates opening for her father), Lilly returned in 2015 with her second album, Royal Blue. After Hiatt herself beat a troublesome drinking problem, her experiences formed the basis of her third album, 2017's Trinity Lane. www.lillyhiatt.com

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Crow Black Chicken

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Darwish

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 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. -------- Highly accomplished bassist Darwish has played for the likes of Sting, Imelda May, Newton Faulkner, Kristina Train, Moses Boyd, Nikhil De Souza and Zara Mcfarlane. A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Darwish delivers his debut solo album Reclamation in Spring 2018, releasing the first single This City on 29th September. The songs are underpinned by carefree pop and indie melodies, made that more delicious with erratic tempos and irregular arrangements. Darwish's rich vocals call to mind artists such as Anthony Hegarty, James Blake and Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan. The machinery of angular improvised jazz calling in Herbie Hancock and Steely Dan and hypermodern electronic production together create a fresh, complex sound. The first single from the release This City finds Darwish questioning city living and the lack of human contact in a crowded place. This single has all the makings of a deep pop hit. Reclamation takes the listener on multiple mood shifts in the space of a few bars, appeals to our humanity and connection and asks important questions of us all.

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The Outside Track

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts. The line up comprises Norah Rendell (Canadian Traditional Singer of the Year nominee), Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner), and Cillian O'Dalaigh.

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Andy Irvine

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Looma Concert

on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:15pm

Looma performing upstairs at at The Globe, Leicester, Adam Newman Turner supporting. Doors open at 7.15, music starts at 7.45

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Robb Johnson

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £5, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Robb Johnson

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £5, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Ian Siegal Band

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Josh Rouse

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Manchester Academy 7:00pm

Josh Rouse has confirmed dates for the EU/UK headlining tour in April 2018. On the ten-city run, Rouse will be performing with a full band. Josh Rouse has also released his new Yep Roc single, Love in the Modern Age. Rouse says, 'The song is somewhat of a mantra, an ode to not giving up. Long live love and the lyrics of Leonard Cohen.' Rouse has long since solidified his status as a songwriter of the highest calibre over his eleven studio releases. Q called his acclaimed critical breakout album 1972 'the most intimate record of the year,' Entertainment Weekly dubbed the follow-up album Nashville 'persistently gorgeous' and PopMatters called 2013's The Happiness Waltz 'a big contender for Rouse's best work'. In 2014, he won a Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best song for Do You Really Want To Be In Love, from the film La Gran Familia Española. 'A talent to outrank Ryan Adams or Conor Oberst' Uncut Tour support comes from Field Division. Field Division is Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton. The American duo conjure up a cinematic blend of classic songwriting, inspired by the 1960s and 1970s folk rock pioneers, and transcendent modern dream pop. After releasing their debut EP, Reverie State in 2014, Field Division spent two years living on the road whilst recording their first full-length LP. The band is newly signed to Bella Union (home to Father John Misty, John Grant, Beach House, Flaming Lips, Explosions In The Sky, etc) who will release their debut album in 2018 (co-produced with Mckenzie Smith of Midlake/BNQT). This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tim Holehouse, Bikes And Blues

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Clitheroe The Green Jersey 7:00pm

Tim Holehouse (Nomadic) I have been on the road pretty much full time touring my music for over 10 years now. I still continue to seek new adventure and build upon the hard work I've already put in (I'm not one to take the easy way round). Having toured almost every country in Europe, Iceland, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada (to name a few) I mainly play my own material, which comes from a variety of sources and inspirations from Punk, Hardcore, Blues, Jazz, Country blues, Experimental music, Heavy Metal and even Electronic music (good music is good music right?). I'm just a massive music fan of all sorts and want to reflect that in my own out put. I'm not very keen to be boxed in as a song writer or certain style. Each album has a different take on myself and the music is very much written from the heart about subjects I either am interested in or personal experiences.

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Steve Turner.

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:15pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk musicfor the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.' A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'  * * * * * The Guardian   'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines PLEASE NOTE- THE VENUE CONSISTS OF BOTH SEATED AND STANDING AREAS. TO ENSURE A SEAT PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

After the resounding success of their residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees THE MAGIC NUMBERS' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts themselves, who sometimes find themselves collaborating with their guests, injecting a spontaneous energy to the stage. The night's line up is always kept like a naughty little secret until the doors are opened. Last year featured some incredible songwriters, musicians and performers such as Kathryn Williams, McAlmont & Butler, Ren Harvieu, Emily Barker, David Kitt, Josh Kumra, David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Penelope Isles, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and many many more! There's nothing quite like this absolute Love In of a night... hence it's always a sold out event, so we recommend buying your tickets NOW! For more information about The Magic Numbers and their forthcoming album release, click here: https://themagicnumbers.pmstores.co/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------

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Kyshona & The Remedy Club

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Kyshona is a singer / songwriter from Nashville, orginally from South Carolina. After in a success sold out tour in 2016 with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic as part of Nashville In The Round she returned earlier this year for her first UK solo headline tour. Her songwriting skills and powerful emotional voice are demonstrated on her two albums 'Go' and 'The Ride'. She has a soul voice reminiscient of the greats, whether delivering soul, gospel or powerful political messages as in ther most recent single 'Same Blood' The Remedy Club, the Irish husband-and-wife Americana/Roots duo comprising KJ McEvoy and Aileen Mythen, released their debut album Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes on October 8th 2017 via High Flying Disc Records. The duo are known for their tight vocal harmonies and intelligent songwriting while McEvoy has been singled out for praise as a guitar player of great expressiveness and technical aplomb and Mythen for her stunningvocal performances.

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Luke Jackson Upstairs At The Dorset.

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

The amazing young singer/songwriter Luke Jackson makes his much anticipated return to Upstairs at the Dorset Arms. We have seen this guy many times over the last few years & he never fails to deliver. Beautiful songs, fine singing & great guitar playing. Support from Anna Howie Band. Anna has been doing BV's for many big names over the years but now she is taking centre stage with her fun & finely crafted own material.

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The Outside Track

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts. The line up comprises Teresa Horgan, Mairi Rankin (Beolach), Ailie Robertson (Live Ireland Winner, BBC Young Trad Finalist), Fiona Black (BBC Fame Academy Winner), and Cillian O'Dalaigh.

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London Klezmer Quartet

on Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments. Tickets £10 Adv, £12 at the door Tapas, wines and cocktails on the night. Doors 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm.

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Michael Chapman

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Melrose Quartet

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Melrose Quartet, 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 £16/14 * 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. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy 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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Melrose Quartet

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Melrose Quartet, 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 £16/14 * 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. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy 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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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:45pm

Show Starts at 8PM

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:45pm

Show Starts at 8PM

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Tom Mcrae

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Guildford Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

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Richard Digance 'not Bad For His Age' Tour

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Tickets £12 online or via the Box Office 01653 696240 Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm performance. A fab evening of musical wit and revelry with the one and only Richard Digance with Eric Sedge as opening support. Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there's a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson's best-seller 'The Road To Little Dribbling,' His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen's Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves. He has released 31 albums, written 14 books and has nearly 5 million visits on YouTube. He also composed the songs and music for Bill Bryson's best-selling Audio CD book 'The Road To Little Dribbling.' He has worked in America with movie star Steve Martin and recalls two of his greatest moments as playing The London Palldium with Robin Williams and a guitar duet on TV with Queen guitarist Brian May.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Four stars, "quite different to anything out there right now". - Maverick Magazine an intangible element peculiar to themselves, the songs are gorgeous. - R2 Magazine At Green Note this Spring Ma Polaine's Great Decline launch their highly anticipated second album, The Outsider. The latest record finds the duo tightening their unique sound whilst remaining decidedly easy and loose with the range of influences they draw from. Blues, jazz and country feature strongly, but what this duo admire most in others is individuality, musically and in attitude, so Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Nick Cave are just a few examples. The songs on The Outsider take on wild and dark themes, creating a style with both grit and beauty. Disturbed obsession, love's ability to engulf, people tossed into homelessness, the grass being rarely greener, the singer's own funeral, yet Beth Packer's lyrics paint pictures that subtly let the listener find their own meaning. 2016's EP release Small Town Talk gained rave media reviews, building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name. "Ma Polaine's Great Decline inhabit that twilight zone between decadence and respectability but they never let you know in which camp they are going to plant their musical foot". - Folk All "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". - Roots Music Report "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". - Blues And Soul Magazine 4/5, "an utterly compelling soundscape". - Northern Sky Magazine www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/

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Lucy Orme & Guests

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Lucy Orme & guests..... a trio performing numbers reminiscent of the golden era of jazz, covering uptempo dance hall tunes from the 1920's to the 1950's in addition to some well known ballads. Many musical influences are at play apart from the great icons like Irvin Berlin and Billie Holiday attention is given to the lesser known such as Fletcher Henderson. As a vocalist Lucy has performed with The Silver Ghosts at reputable venues around town including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts and The 100 club as well as special swing dance nights across London. Music-News.Com has reviewed Lucy describing her as "enchanting vocals effortlessly transporting the audience back to the glory days of Rogers & Astaire". Pianist Rick Simpson leads his own band and performs with many others and ensembles. Rick regularly performs at loads of well known jazz venues and larger venues such as the Royal Festival Hall. In 2008, he won a Yamaha Scholarship prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. A recording of his band was put on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine. He has recently released ' Semi Wogan' his debut album.. Well known outstanding double bass player Lance Rose needs little introduction to those familiar with the London Jazz scene. His residencies include The Great Northern Railway Tavern in North London and The Canonbury Islingon.

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Ange Hardy

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:30pm

Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015, and the LCM "Live Performer of the Year" in 2017. As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. As well as being a prolific and successful solo artist Ange Hardy is also part of a duo with Lukas Drinkwater. Their album 'Findings' (Ange's fifth studio album) was launched as part of a live session and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show at the end of 2016. Ange's sixth album - her 2017 Solo Album 'Bring Back Home' - was released in November 2017.

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Honeyfeet

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Manchester Gorilla 7:00pm

Join Honeyfeet as they celebrate the launch of their second album, Orange Whip! For a good few years, Honeyfeet has been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester-based musicians. Jazz? Yes, some of that! Folk? Stick that in there! Hip-hop? I thought you'd never ask! Someone once called it Folk-Hop and Barrelhouse-pop, and that's just vague enough to make sense. Honeyfeet have spent the past nine years tearing around festival stages and theatres, clubs and fields melting down blues and pop, jazz and disco, pushing air molecules around with instruments and making friends in the process. It's all very lovely. It helps that they are fronted by Ri?oghnach Connolly, 'a remarkable singer and flautist who can ease from Irish traditional influences to soul,' according to the Guardian. This festival season has seen Honeyfeet perform main stages at Shambala, Beautiful Days and Belgium's Copacobana Festival, along with wowing audiences at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling and Bimble Bandada. Honeyfeet are proud to be part of the Wah Wah 45 family. The single Sinner was released in October 2017, with Whatever You Do following in early March 2018. Their new album, Orange Whip, will be launched in late March 2018. This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Calan

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

This international award winning band from Wales are back on the road with their infectious rhythms and high energy routines to celebrate the release of their latest album-Solomon They come with accordion, harp, guitar, fiddles and Welsh bagpipes along with a virtuoso performance from a champion step dancer. A fresh and vibrant sound with a pounding beat set against the backdrop of old traditions. Songs include the legend of Wales' very own fairy realm with a tale of magic, myth and mischief along with some of the most beautiful and haunting melodies. They have introduced a new generation to Welsh music and continue to do so as they tour Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. Should you wish to enjoy dinner before this event please call The George Hotel on 01769 572514

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George Borowski & The Fabs

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Over the years George's association with an ever-growing list of artistes as diverse as PIXIES, MEATLOAF, PAUL BRADY, SAD CAFE, THE WATER BOYS, TEENAGE FANCLUB, BONNIE RAITT, RADIOHEAD the list goes on, has earned him the highest level of respect from those on the 'inside' whilst also being able to reach and appeal to those on the 'outside' with his rarefied combination of presence, performance and beautifully crafted words of art. Music with a message for all, delivered with a passion George's songwriting winds it's way through pop, rock, country, blue suede tunes in true rock 'n roll style, socially aware masterpieces with haunting lyrics and those lump-in-the-throat power ballads which carry that definitive GB stamp.

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Dipper Malkin With Elizabeth Garner

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Oxford The Turl Street Kitchen 7:00pm

An intimate evening of music, reading and discussion with musicians John Dipper and Dave Malkin and local Oxford author Elizabeth Garner. Join us in this beautiful Georgian building for tunes, songs, stories and chat about how our shared folk heritage provides a rich resource that can be used to create original work that speaks to the modern world. John Dipper's duets with the guitarist Dave Malkin are perfectly judged, the latter's occasional unassuming vocals adding just the right measure of grit. Exquisite The Sunday Times The most satisfying invention in the novel is Elizabeth Garner's own transformative prose, converting science into magic and rational inquiry into the poetry of adventure. The New York Times

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Lost Horizons Presents Robin Elliott

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The question of the whats and the hows underpins all the things in Robin Elliott's songs: what is being said, and how? Hailing from Merseyside, this extraordinary songwriter and performer has been based in London for almost two decades, and has formulated a depth and variety of material to match his storied life. He began his musical career writing songs on spec for a TV and film production company, meaning his naturally artsy approach is well tempered by a firm grasp on making material work for audiences. Regardless of the various musical styles inhabited by his recordings, his work retains strong roots in traditional forms of narrative song as well as its more modern iterations from the 60s and 70s forwards. A selection of his film work formed his debut EP, Weapons Antique & Modern, released through the Folkroom label co-founded by contemporary folk guitar hero Ben Walker. The two struck up a lasting friendship, and Walker has acted as producer on all of Robin's music since. Two more EPs have followed, 2015's Green Ginger Wine, whose arrangements found Robin complimented sweetly by a jazz rhythm section and intricate backing vocals, and last year's At Sunset, with tight focus only on guitar and vocal making for something darker, intimate, stark and warm, which saw him named by For Folk's Sake as one of the purest songwriting talents in music today. Both were released through Robin's own Textbook Records, whose site is a burgeoning hub of writing, critical thought and cultural commentary from songwriters and musicians across a variety of disciplines, as well as being, crucially, a source of vital and vibrant new releases. Robin's first full-length album, There is a Land, will be released after the summer of 2018.

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Lost Horizons Presents Robin Elliott

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The question of the whats and the hows underpins all the things in Robin Elliott's songs: what is being said, and how? Hailing from Merseyside, this extraordinary songwriter and performer has been based in London for almost two decades, and has formulated a depth and variety of material to match his storied life. He began his musical career writing songs on spec for a TV and film production company, meaning his naturally artsy approach is well tempered by a firm grasp on making material work for audiences. Regardless of the various musical styles inhabited by his recordings, his work retains strong roots in traditional forms of narrative song as well as its more modern iterations from the 60s and 70s forwards. A selection of his film work formed his debut EP, Weapons Antique & Modern, released through the Folkroom label co-founded by contemporary folk guitar hero Ben Walker. The two struck up a lasting friendship, and Walker has acted as producer on all of Robin's music since. Two more EPs have followed, 2015's Green Ginger Wine, whose arrangements found Robin complimented sweetly by a jazz rhythm section and intricate backing vocals, and last year's At Sunset, with tight focus only on guitar and vocal making for something darker, intimate, stark and warm, which saw him named by For Folk's Sake as one of the purest songwriting talents in music today. Both were released through Robin's own Textbook Records, whose site is a burgeoning hub of writing, critical thought and cultural commentary from songwriters and musicians across a variety of disciplines, as well as being, crucially, a source of vital and vibrant new releases. Robin's first full-length album, There is a Land, will be released after the summer of 2018.

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Laurel Canyon Union / Jester B

on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 8:00pm

two excellent local acts

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The Roots Review Reggae Weekend

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle 8:00pm

Majestic, Ruff Trade, Kingsley Salmon, King David Sound, Ital Sounds, King Solomon Soundsystem

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Saul Rose & James Delarre @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

These two make a quite exceptional duo, combining thrilling fiddle performance with some of the finest melodeon playing to be heard on the folk scene. Having started playing melodeon when he was just ten years old, Saul has been a professional musician on and off since his late teens, and has played with some of the greats of the scene, most notably with Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr in the Kings of Calicutt, Waterson:Carthy, and most recently, Faustus. He also spent a year as 'Songman' in the West End production of 'WarHorse'. His voice is rich and warm, and beautifully suited to traditional English songs. Likewise, James has been playing violin from a young age, mostly self-taught, and turned professional very early on, working with Jim Moray, Mawkin:Causley and others, and later appeared in a number of television series and feature films. The pair met and worked together at Sidmouth Folk Week some ten years ago and became firm friends, the music flowing whenever they get together. As a duo, they harness all the subtleties of traditional music while still producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. The joy with which they experience music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.

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Aynsley Lister

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Regarded as one of the UK's finest proponents of rocking blues, this is a rare chance to see Aynsley Lister up close and personal in a stripped down, intimate setting. Don't be fooled into thinking solo means 'limited and plodding'; his solo performances are the perfect platform to witness his amazing ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and stinging lead guitar whilst singing and accompanying it all with his custom-built stomp box! After live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Paul Jones and performances alongside the likes of Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Robert Cray, Aynsley became the only British artist to be featured in Classic Rock's Top 10 Contemporary Blues Rock Artists. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord. 'Superb' THE TIMES 'His guitar playing is a fire hazard' MOJO

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Andy Irvine

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". Musician (bouzouki, mandola and harmonica), singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Andy Irvine

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". Musician (bouzouki, mandola and harmonica), singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Jerry Leger & The Situation

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

Hums to the tune of possible legendary status. -RH, Maverick Magazine "Canadian singer-songwriter drenched in talent. Leger needs to get himself over here, sooner the better!" - Maurice Hope, Americana UK At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country and blues recordings he so dearly loves. This trait attracted support from fellow singer/songwriters like Doug Paisley, Jim Lauderdale, Ron Sexsmith (who has called him "one of the best songwriters I've heard in quite some time")and his staunchest ally, producer and label head Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, who signed Jerry to his label, Latent Recordings in 2013. He has been called "one of Canada's best" by Exclaim! and a "gifted storyteller" by The Toronto Star. His latest release, 'Nonsense and Heartache' is a 2-record set showcasing the two major musical sides of him. The idea was sphere headed by Timmins with 'Nonsense' displaying Leger's rock 'n' roll and bluesy grit while 'Heartache' is a more folk-roots-melodic expression. Employing his distinctive live-off-the-floor recording approach on 'Nonsense And Heartache', Timmins focused on capturing the chemistry between Leger and his incredible longtime band: multi-instrumentalist James McKie, bassist Dan Mock and drummer Kyle Sullivan, "The Situation." http://www.jerryleger.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8-H5_Nk0I

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Saul Rose & James Delarre @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

These two make a quite exceptional duo, combining thrilling fiddle performance with some of the finest melodeon playing to be heard on the folk scene. Having started playing melodeon when he was just ten years old, Saul has been a professional musician on and off since his late teens, and has played with some of the greats of the scene, most notably with Eliza Carthy and Nancy Kerr in the Kings of Calicutt, Waterson:Carthy, and most recently, Faustus. He also spent a year as 'Songman' in the West End production of 'War Horse'. His voice is rich and warm, and beautifully suited to traditional English songs. Likewise, James has been playing violin from a young age, mostly self-taught, and turned professional very early on, working with Jim Moray, Mawkin:Causley and others, and later appeared in a number of television series and feature films. The pair met and worked together at Sidmouth Folk Week some ten years ago and became firm friends, the music flowing whenever they get together. As a duo, they harness all the subtleties of traditional music while still producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. The joy with which they experience music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.

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Tilston And Lowe

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

A wonderful opportunity to hear the much acclaimed Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe in an intimate setting. Award-winning singer-songwriters Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe find inspiration in new duo and celebrating their debut CD release The Janus Game finalist, Indie Acoustic Project's Best CDs of 2016 Awards A masterclass in songwriting from two of the folk world's finest. The Living Tradition a delicious and inspiring dovetailing of two major songwriting talents, one which feels to have even more mileage to run. fROOTS First paired together whilst on tour in the USA a few years ago, Steve and Jez realised they could be onto something special. Some time passed before the two could reunite again, but the spark was lit and plans were afoot! Then in 2015 Tilston & Lowe embarked on their debut UK tour, sharing the stage and swapping songs familiar songs made new again. They work so well together two of our best songwriters and singers, understanding and enriching each other's songs. The audience loved them. Mike Harding "top-class pair of songwriters" Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show The logical next step was to make a CD and it should probably come as no surprise that when two of the UK's finest songwriters go into the studio to record what was to be an album reflecting their live show, they come out instead with The Janus Game, a whole album of brand new co-writes! the works of a class act. MOJO a fearsome combination, The Janus Game an album rich in song. @Fatea_Magazine brave British folk. the Guardian Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene's finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Jez Lowe a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards - best singer and best new song, was a timely reminder of Jez's standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. He also tours with his band The Bad Pennies and with The Pitmen Poets and is a principal writer on the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. He's one of the busiest live performers in the country and his songs are among the most widely sung by others. Steve Tilston has been described as a complete guitarist, a singer songwriter of rare talent and absurdly accomplished. He's toured with John Renbourn's Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn as WAZ!, Ballet Rambert, and with daughter Martha. He's the writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here's to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who's who of the folk scene. He's won a BBC Folk Award; best original song, appeared on Later with Jools Holland and BBC4 Songwriters Circle and is the inspiration for the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino! He's also published a novel. www.stevetilston.com | www.jezlowe.com

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Molly Tuttle + Rachel Baiman At Meltham, Huddersfield

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

True North Music presents an exceptional double bill concert by two outstanding young American roots musicians Molly Tuttle is a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist, a bluegrass prodigy who has performed internationally with her family band, The Tuttles and all-female string band The Goodbye Girls. More recently Molly has gained growing recognition as a creative artist in her own right and this year she won the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year Award, the first woman ever to do so. Rachel Baiman is a talented fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter best known for being one half of the duo 10 String Symphony. Her recent solo release "Shame" has garnered critical acclaim and comparisons with the work of John Hartford and Gillian Welch. The Carlile Institute is a beautiful historic building in the centre of Meltham village, close to Huddersfield and Holmfirth. The first floor Jubilee Room is an ideal setting for intimate concerts. There will be a licensed bar. Doors 7.30pm, concert 8pm

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Both Sides Now Presents The Joni Mitchell Songbook

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Of all the leading lights of the West Coast singer-songwriter movement, Joni Mitchell remains its most influential figure, with a body of work running the gamut from folk to mainstream pop, right through to modern jazz and back again. This comprehensive survey of Joni's career includes landmarks such as Big Yellow Taxi (her most covered song), River and A Case of You (both from the breakthrough album Blue), the radio hits of Help Me and Free Man In Paris (from double-platinum Court and Spark) and the jazz-infused stylings of In France They Kiss On Main St (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) and Coyote (Hejira). Both Sides Now brings together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to Joni's back catalogue shines through in performance. This is no mere 'tribute act' it's an evening spent together, exploring the work of a musical genius.

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The Drystones

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The Drystones are a young (just 21) lively folk duo from Priddy in Somerset playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 11. They have played festivals all over the West Country (including Larmer Tree, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Purbeck and Folk East), and at their 2013 Glastonbury Festival performance they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his "recommendation of the day". According to Living Tradition to describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band!

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Väsen

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sweden's leading roots music ambassadors, Väsen, continue to reign supreme as they tour the world performing on almost every continent. In close on 30 years of making music together in a career described by respected Songlines writer and broadcaster Fiona Talkington as brilliant, she recently said in her 5-star review of their latest album they were now an unstoppable force. Whether in Tokyo, Berlin or Washington they always leave their audiences exhilarated. Last time they were in the UK, BBC World Music presenter Mary Ann Kennedy crowned them supreme rulers of the trad world and, following one show, music writer Rob Adams (The Herald) described them as astonishing, and added: if they come anywhere near you, move heaven and earth for a ticket. Quite simply one of the finest musical ensembles playing today Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

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The Washboard Resonators

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Washboard Resonators play vaudevillian blues, jazz and folk music with guitars, banjos and a washboard.

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Merry Hell: Hometown Weekend: Electric Saturday

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:30pm

The full electric band play the first gig of a hometown Merry Hell weekend. The 8-piece will play the Vault venue - on stage from 9pm for a long set. All attendees will recieve a special CD previewing the forthcoming acoustic album 'Anthems To The Wind' The acoustic band will be playing a gig the following day and tickets are available for that separately or a joint ticket for both gigs is available. For anyone wanting an early bird joint ticket for both the electric and acoustic concerts this weekend then please go to the separate ticket page for that! A limited number of tickets will be available direct from the venue. Please note that all our previous gigs at this venue have SOLD OUT. Doors Open 7.30: Merry Hell onstage 9.00: Event finishes at 11pm The venue may be offering entertainment both before and after this gig in other rooms in the venue - check their website for details. Please note that this is a largely standing venue but by prior arrangement a small number of chairs can be made available for reservation.

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Merry Hell: Hometown Weekend: Electric Saturday Acoustic Sunday: 2 Day Ticket

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 12:30am

Merry Hell return to their hometown with a weekend of two different concerts. On the Saturday, the full electric band play the first gig of the Merry Hell weekend. Attendees at both concerts will receive a free CD previewing the forthcoming acoustic album 'Anthems To The Wind'. The 8-piece will play the Vault venue - on stage from 9pm for a long set. On the Sunday, the acoustic band will be playing a gig in The Theatre On stage at 7.30 for a long set!! This page is for anyone wanting an early bird joint ticket for both the electric and acoustic concerts. A limited number of tickets will be available direct from the venue. Please note that all our previous gigs at this venue have SOLD OUT. Saturday: Doors Open 7.30: Merry Hell onstage 9.00: Event finishes at 11pm Sunday: Door Open 6pm, Band on stage 7.30: event finishes 9.30 The venue may be offering entertainment both before and after this gig in other rooms in the venue - check their website for details. Please note that the Saturday gig is a largely standing venue but by prior arrangement a small number of chairs can be made available for reservation. The Sunday gig is seated with a raked floor for good sightlines but with a small area for those who may wish to dance!

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Blue Rose Code Live In Manchester

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7:30pm

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Songs Of Roma - Simon Thacker Group (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

A new Romany musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy created and led by one of the UK's most expansive musical figures, Simon Thacker (classical guitar), with the much admired Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and leading Roma exponent, singer/violinist Masha Natanson. Simon draws on and extends European, Indian and Balkan folk forms, plus flamenco, and re-imagines powerful songs from the gypsy tradition with wonderfully inventive new instrumental music.

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Songs Of Roma - Simon Thacker Group (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

A new Romany musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy created and led by one of the UK's most expansive musical figures, Simon Thacker (classical guitar), with the much admired Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and leading Roma exponent, singer/violinist Masha Natanson. Simon draws on and extends European, Indian and Balkan folk forms, plus flamenco, and re-imagines powerful songs from the gypsy tradition with wonderfully inventive new instrumental music.

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Songs Of Roma - Simon Thacker Group (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

A new Romany musical journey full of spiritual intensity, catharsis and joy created and led by one of the UK's most expansive musical figures, Simon Thacker (classical guitar), with the much admired Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska and leading Roma exponent, singer/violinist Masha Natanson. Simon draws on and extends European, Indian and Balkan folk forms, plus flamenco, and re-imagines powerful songs from the gypsy tradition with wonderfully inventive new instrumental music.

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Phil 'swill' Odgers With Bobby Valentino

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed 'partial' autobiography "Tales From The Tracks", knock out album "Roll To The Left" and sold out UK tour, Phil 'Swill' Odgers rides into town with the larger than life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin alongside him. Founder member and one half of the joint vocal strike force of the inimitable The Men They Couldn't Hang, Phil "Swill" Odgers is a well loved and prolific solo artist in his own right. Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Tokyo, and Berlin to London have succumbed to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style. A fine acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, his influences are far-reaching, ranging from his Scottish roots, through 50's/60's rock 'n' roll, punk, folk and country. Phil Odgers is a sorely undervalued national treasure! At this very special performance at the extremely fine Slaughtered Lamb in London EC1 you will have the opportunity to hear songs from this album, along with favourites from Phil's back catalogue and even some TMTCH classics. To make the gig even more special Phil will be accompanied by renegade virtuoso Bobby Valentino on fiddle. The man who co-wrote and played violin on The Bluebells 'Young at Heart', Bobby has played on records by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Alabama 3 and Paul Weller to name but a few. He has also contributed to many recordings by The Men They Couldn't Hang as well as frequently appearing with them on stage. Bobby's vocal talents are demonstrated on his solo albums 'This is Murder' and 'Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake' both of which will be on sale on the night. Phil 'Swill' Odgers and Bobby Valentino what a combination!!

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Rebetiko Today With Pliri Ntaxei

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at London Vortex 7:00pm

Pliri Ntaxei is currently one of the most successful bands to have come out of Greece. Their combination of deeply rooted traditional performances of rebetiko as well as their own original compositions , and their unique, quirky way of performing has led to a widespread success beyond just Greece. The music band pliri ntaxei was formed in Thessaloniki on March 2012 after an initiative by Lefteris Tsikouridis. The band member share an interested in interpreting and performing songs and instrumental tunes from the rich Greek folk music tradition and from rebetiko music recorded between 1910 and 1930 mainly in Greece but also in the USA and Turkey. They also specialize in the study and use of specific techniques as far as musical expression, interpretation and performing is concerned that relate mainly to the traditional style [vocal tone colours, holding the drone, specific tuning (douzeni), etc]. As well as performing in festivals around Greece and Europe, they have also taken part in TV documentaries. The first one (Το μπαγλαμαδάκι) was a documentary by the TV channel ET3 and the program Ύλη πραγμάτων μαγική and the second (La Grèce) was a documentary by the French TV channel France 3 National and the program Le Grand Tour. Discography ( released by MLK) πλήρη ντάξει (Pliri Ntaxei) Αποστολή στο Διάστημα (Apostoli sto Diastima) Τρίτος Δίσκος (Tritos Diskos) Musicians Katerina Douka vocals, spoons and zilia (clappers) Manolis Porfirakis guitar and vocals Lefteris Tsikouridis bouzouki and vocals Christos Pappas bouzouki, baglama and vocals Band Additional Information YouTube: https://youtu.be/F8Woniv2ExA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plhrhntaxei/ Website: http://www.plirintaxei.gr/en/ Concert Details Doors open: 19:00 Music starts: 20:00 Tickets All tickets are released online, tickets at the door will be available only if the event doesn't sell out online. Ticket price at the door £17 (cash only) FAQs 1) What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Nearest stations: Dalston Kingsland is one minute's walk away & Dalston Junction is three minutes away. Both are on the London Overground part of the tube network. From central London, change to Overground (direction Stratford) at Highbury & Islington. Last trains run at around 2355 in both directions from Dalston Kingsland, earlier at weekends. Buses: 30, 38, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243, 488 2) Venue accessibility The Vortex Club is a small first floor venue. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor. For wheelchair users there is lift access via the adjoining HCD building. Please notify the venue about your needs prior to booking your ticket, their volunteer staff will do all they can to accommodate you. 3) Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please send your enquiries to rebetikocarnival@gmail.com 4) Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? There is no need to print out your ticket. We will have a printed list of attendees at the entrance. 5) What is the refund policy? Refunds can be issued up to 72 hours prior to the event. Please let us know via email at rebetikocarnival@gmail.com

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Rebetiko Today With Pliri Ntaxei

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at London Vortex 7:00pm

Pliri Ntaxei is currently one of the most successful bands to have come out of Greece. Their combination of deeply rooted traditional performances of rebetiko as well as their own original compositions , and their unique, quirky way of performing has led to a widespread success beyond just Greece. The music band pliri ntaxei was formed in Thessaloniki on March 2012 after an initiative by Lefteris Tsikouridis. The band member share an interested in interpreting and performing songs and instrumental tunes from the rich Greek folk music tradition and from rebetiko music recorded between 1910 and 1930 mainly in Greece but also in the USA and Turkey. They also specialize in the study and use of specific techniques as far as musical expression, interpretation and performing is concerned that relate mainly to the traditional style [vocal tone colours, holding the drone, specific tuning (douzeni), etc]. As well as performing in festivals around Greece and Europe, they have also taken part in TV documentaries. The first one (Το μπαγλαμαδάκι) was a documentary by the TV channel ET3 and the program Ύλη πραγμάτων μαγική and the second (La Grèce) was a documentary by the French TV channel France 3 National and the program Le Grand Tour. Discography ( released by MLK) πλήρη ντάξει (Pliri Ntaxei) Αποστολή στο Διάστημα (Apostoli sto Diastima) Τρίτος Δίσκος (Tritos Diskos) Musicians Katerina Douka vocals, spoons and zilia (clappers) Manolis Porfirakis guitar and vocals Lefteris Tsikouridis bouzouki and vocals Christos Pappas bouzouki, baglama and vocals Band Additional Information YouTube: https://youtu.be/F8Woniv2ExA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plhrhntaxei/ Website: http://www.plirintaxei.gr/en/ Concert Details Doors open: 19:00 Music starts: 20:00 Tickets All tickets are released online, tickets at the door will be available only if the event doesn't sell out online. Ticket price at the door £17 (cash only) FAQs 1) What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Nearest stations: Dalston Kingsland is one minute's walk away & Dalston Junction is three minutes away. Both are on the London Overground part of the tube network. From central London, change to Overground (direction Stratford) at Highbury & Islington. Last trains run at around 2355 in both directions from Dalston Kingsland, earlier at weekends. Buses: 30, 38, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243, 488 2) Venue accessibility The Vortex Club is a small first floor venue. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor. For wheelchair users there is lift access via the adjoining HCD building. Please notify the venue about your needs prior to booking your ticket, their volunteer staff will do all they can to accommodate you. 3) Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please send your enquiries to rebetikocarnival@gmail.com 4) Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? There is no need to print out your ticket. We will have a printed list of attendees at the entrance. 5) What is the refund policy? Refunds can be issued up to 72 hours prior to the event. Please let us know via email at rebetikocarnival@gmail.com

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The Wilsons

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Whitby Goathland Community Hub & Sports Pavilion - The Hut 7:30am

Doors at 7.30pm, Concert Starts at 8.00 pm Fully Licensed Bar Nominated Driver - Soft Drinks on the House

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Michael Mcdermott

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

ONE OF ONLY TWO U/K SHOW'S THIS TIME FOR THE AWESOME MICHAEL MCDERMOTT. THESE SHOWS ARE TO COINCIDE WITH THE RELEASE OF MICHAEL'S BRAND NEW ALBUM, " OUT FROM UNDER" THE FOLLOW UP TO " WILLOW SPRINGS" 2016, AWARDS WINNING RELEASE. THE NEW ALBUM CONSISTS OF ALL BRAND NEW SONGS WRITTEN SINCE WILLOW SPRINGS WAS RELEASED. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.[ MICHAEL PLAYED HERE IN DECEMBER 2016]

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Under The Wychwood, The Skeptics, Ian W Brown @ Aston Village Hall

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Aston Aston & Cote Village Hall 7:00pm

3 Top Acts, 1 Small Price. Come and enjoy this triple header and help raise funds for Aston Village Hall. Under The Wychwood A young up and coming band from West Oxfordshire with the average age of about 55½ and play an eclectic mix of Folk, Americana and Acoustic Blues. The Skeptics - a North Oxfordshire based male acapella trio who have fast become known locally for their stunning harmonies and distinctive style. Ian W Brown - an Ivor Novello award nominee for co-writing Sandi Thom's number one single, 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker'. Performing and writing songs remains Ian's hobby as he's too old for football and has no aptitude for golf https://www.underthewychwood.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=M7hEKNnPGqE https://www.theskeptics.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=lkMZvoMJk9k http://www.ianwbrown.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=V7jttnjxZpE

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Damh The Bard

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Plymouth The Junction 7:00pm

A charity gig kindly supported by Damh the Bard to raise much needed funds for an animal charity. Doors open 7pm

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The Basstree String Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The Basstree String Band, with roots in Norfolk and Lincolnshire, play classic and contemporary bluegrass with close harmonies and blistering instrumentals. Their musicianship is top-notch with a respect for tradition and played with soul. Howard Burton is a sought after bluegrass banjo player, who has led banjo workshops at numerous UK festivals and at the Sore Fingers School in the Cotswolds, placed at the Galax Fiddlers Convention, and teaches banjo from his home in Norwich. Mark Jones is a flatpick guitarist, having studied the genre in the UK and East Tennessee whilst working at Steve Kaufman's Palace Theatre. Mark and Howard have played bluegrass together for over twenty-five years and also are part of the Dude Coopers, an established band active on the UK festival circuit since 2007. Asa Hardy-Brownlie is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional American music and Gypsy Jazz. He performs bass duties as well as main and harmony vocals. ******************************************************* A VERY welcome return to Cafe#9 for Leeds based Redwood River Band after their stunning support set before Red Tail Ring last month!!!

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Ladywell Barn Dance

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Brockley Ladywell Day Centre 7:00pm

A great night of live music with plenty of opportunity to dance

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Andy Lawrenson Trio- The Gypsy Jazz Experience

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

Acoustic Gypsy Swing on violin, guitar and double bass, reflecting the 1930's Parisian music of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Show starts at 8pm Bar with local beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Disabled access

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The Outside Track

on Sat, 28 Apr 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Jez Lowe And Steve Tilston

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene's finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps. Questions, answers, anecdotes and anarchy and a very special evening of music.

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Merry Hell: Hometown Weekend: Acoustic Sunday

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 6:00pm

The second hometown gig of the weekend - this time it's an acoustic set as we continue the build up to the release of our new and largely acoustic album - Anthems To The Wind. Everyone attending the gig will receive a special free preview taster CD containing tracks from the new album. The band will be playing a long set. The acoustic gig will be held in the Theatre Room at the Old Courts, with a seated audience - although there is some room for dancing should the mood take you. The seating is raked, so the sightlines are good. THE GIG WILL START AND FINISH EARLY, TO ALLOW FOR TRAVEL ETC ON A SUNDAY. Doors will open at 6pm. The band will be on stage at 7.30pm and the event will finish at 9.30pm The electric band will be playing a gig the day before and tickets are available for that separately or a joint ticket for both gigs is available. For anyone wanting an early bird joint ticket for both the electric and acoustic concerts this weekend then please go to the separate ticket page for that! A limited number of tickets will be available direct from the venue. Please note that all our previous gigs at this venue have SOLD OUT. The venue may be offering entertainment both before and after this gig in other rooms in the venue - check their website for details.

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The Hot Club Of Jupiter

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Hot Club of Jupiter was formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign, which was promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn. The band, however, lives on playing their unique brand of gypsy swing, hot jazz and songs of middle-class angst and caddish behaviour. Intrepid adventurer violinist Kit Massey has performed all over the globe, playing violin with the Santiago Philamonia, Chile and studying Karnatic violin traditions in Mysore, India. Christian Miller is a much sought-after exponent of French and American guitar styles often headhunted by visiting international bandleaders. The rhythm section of Rory Dempsey (double bass) and Matt French (drums) are veterans of many west end shows but are occasionally allowed to emerge from the sub-terrain darkness of the orchestral pit to lend their infectious swing and uncanny musical telepathy to the Hot Club of Jupiter's sound.

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Jule Felix At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A legendary folk singer with a career stretching back to 1964. A household name, TV star and Top Twenty recording artist. She's also a peace and environmental activist and an electrifying, bewitching performer. There is no nostalgia at a Julie Felix gig. You get to be a legend for a reason. 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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Jule Felix At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A legendary folk singer with a career stretching back to 1964. A household name, TV star and Top Twenty recording artist. She's also a peace and environmental activist and an electrifying, bewitching performer. There is no nostalgia at a Julie Felix gig. You get to be a legend for a reason. 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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Gypsyfingers

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Gypsyfingers Following fantastic shows across the UK supporting Tubular Bells for Two last year, Gypsyfingers bring their unique blend of ethereal folk-rock to Durham during their first headline tour of the UK. "GypsyFingers' sound has as its cornerstone folk music, fusing this traditional foundation with elements of Romani, spoken word, the baroque and pop. It moves swiftly along a continuum that loosely connects the late 1960's folk pioneers Pentangle with the more modern ambition of a Beth Orton or Devendra Banhart." (God Is In The TV) Founded by Victoria and Luke Oldfield (son of Mike Oldfield) Gypsyfingers perform live as a quartet playing live shows described as "fully immersive and entertaining; seductive and beautiful in equal measure (Mumble Music)

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Andrew Riverstone

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

A journey through the sounds of late 60's and 70's America with classics songs from Tom Petty, JJ Cale, The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and original material in similar style. Singer/guitarist Andrew Riverstone is a seasoned professional who worked as a session musician at Abbey Road studios, recorded with producer Gus Dudgeon (David Bowie, Chris Rea, Elton John), and co-wrote with Busta Jones from Talking Heads. He's recorded three solo albums, performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, numerous tours of UK venues, gigged in France, Holland, USA, on Radio 1 and MTV.

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Singaround: Bring A Song Or Two, Join In, Or Just Come And Listen!

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story. If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about. Taking part in a singaround isn't at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won't be a microphone. We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses. Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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Jack Hopkinson And Steve Pledger

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Durham Claypath Delicatessen 4:00pm

Hailing from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, Jack Hopkinson is a singer-songwriter taking influence from James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Foy Vance and John Mayer. In 2015 his debut EP 'When You Wanna Be' reached the top 25 of the iTunes chart, he followed that up in 2016 with another EP 'More Than Just'. In support of these records he's played over 500 gigs in 3 years. This includes a US tour, taking in a winning showcase at the famous Eddies Attic in Atlanta. 'Captivating, beautifully tempered vocals and a stage presence that exudes confidence and draws you in hook, line and sinker.' - The Picture House, Stratford 'He's got such a great voice'- BBC Coventry and Warwickshire ________________________________________ Now resident in Durham, Steve Pledger grew up in the market town of St Neots and from an early age one constant in his life has been music; his influences include - Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Steve's debut album, '14 Good Intentions', was released in 2012 - the follow up 'Striking Matches In The Wind' was released in 2015 and in November 2016 Steve released his third album, 'Somewhere Between', The album went on to win both the FATEA album of the year award and Folkwords album of the year by a male artist. 'Somewhere Between is an object lesson in the craft of contemporary songwriting.' - fRoots Magazine 'A protest album burning with anger and compassion' - Folking.com

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Martin Callingham + Green Apple Sea (solo) + Louis Brennan

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 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... Martin Callingham + Green Apple Sea (Solo) + Louis Brennan Martin Callingham is a Bristol based musician and songwriter. His debut album 'Tonight, We All Swim Free' was released in 2015 on Folkwit Records. Playing like the soundtrack to the last day of your childhood holidays it is in parts upbeat, elsewhere heartbreaking, and beguiling from beginning to end. "The album was picked up by Radios 1 and 6 and it's easy to see why. Portland Square was a recent favourite and Knots, whilst more upbeat, continues the sublime stream of complete and utter loveliness. Now there is a new album on its way and a tour to accompany it, the excitement builds, grab your tickets!

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Brooks Williams

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia USA creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on both his blues and Americana roots. In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed! Over the years he's picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few. His craftsmanship is incredible, timing impeccable, thrilling to hear between warm and engaging storytelling. A regular performer in Maldon, he also runs an annual weekend workshop at The Blue Boar Hotel where a small focussed group can chill and immerse themselves in all things guitar in the pleasure of his company and expert guidance.

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The Coalminers At Ronnie Scotts Bar - 29th April

on Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:00pm

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Windborne

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

The four Windborne singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts. Windborne has existed in many capacities throughout its 10+ year history, appearing as a duo, trio, and now, as a quartet. A group of vocal chameleons, they grew up in musical families, going to singing parties, taking classical voice and instrumental lessons, and seeking out folk music from around the world. Now, they draw upon their collective five decades of experience as performers and teachers to switch effortlessly between drastically different styles of singing within the same concert, all the while regaling the audience with their vocal energy and carefully crafted arrangements. Their repertoire includes music from the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, Bulgaria, the Basque region, and Quebec, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions as well.

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Nick Dow

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Nick Dow

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Flamenco Express At Clf Theatre With Alejandro Molinero

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, Plus the return of vocal virtuoso Pedro Sanz. - both international artists in high demand across the globe. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgl2MMgqTU 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor' VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 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. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine 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 Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express At Clf Theatre With Alejandro Molinero

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, Plus the return of vocal virtuoso Pedro Sanz. - both international artists in high demand across the globe. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ Pedro Sanz Acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future. A lyrical virtuoso, lifting the audience above pain and care, and the dancer above the stage as if on wings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbgl2MMgqTU 'Pedro Sanz offered an intense, evocative solo as the Cantaor' VIVIEN SCHWEITZER. New York Times 2008 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. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine 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 Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Paperface

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAPERFACE Paperface mostly works alone. From his lighthouse studio, where he has built up an analogue haven in the old light room, the choppy waters of the Thames lie in one direction, and the urban sprawl lies in the other. He rarely plays live and never publishes any photos of himself. His acclaimed first album 'Out of Time' received rave reviews and spawned a host of fans thanks largely to BBC 6 Music, where songs such as 'Amsterdam' and 'A Bigger Man' were ably supported by Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie. The vinyl edition sold out at Rough Trade in only a few weeks. There are influences: His first album was described by Richard Smirke in the Big Issue as 'a gorgeously rich slice of crystalline pop that evokes classic records by the Walker Brothers, Love, and Burt Bacharach an exquisite debut album However, the sound is his own, beautiful and darkly funny songs, tinged with irony and rich in observation. He is now hard at work on a follow up album, intended for release later this year. Having commandeered a barge, he and the band have set off round the waterways of the English countryside in their floating studio. The first single 'Idiot' was again supported by BBC6 Music, and also by John Kennedy on Radio X. It was also chosen by Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio as his Record of the Week. In lieu of the album, Paperface is celebrating the launch of an EP, 'Mr Wrong', with a rare acoustic gig at The Green Note. He is blessed to have a group of musicians that are prepared to follow him wherever he goes. Despite most of them now living in France, they simply get on their tour bus and make their way to where they are needed. On their last outing, which included a live recording in the BBC Radio Wales studios in Cardiff and a packed show at the Union Chapel in London, the band were subjected to an 8 hour ferry crossing owing to bad weather, but simply chose to rehearse throughout; such is the love they feel for this mysterious man and his music. Beguiling, clever, sad, and really funny at the same time I love this! Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music The Mysterious 'Paperface' my record of the week. Brilliant! Geoff Lloyd, Absolute Radio On my 6Music Recommends show, Paperface got a big response from listeners absolutely beautiful Stuart Maconie, BBC6 Music I've been an idiot for not playing that sooner. Excellent! John Kennedy, Radio X Mr Wrong is something really special Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music Support from LULA Lula started out in 2009 after leaving the Brit School to follow her passion for writing music. She has since worked alongside renowned producers and writers such a Jake Gosling, Jon Kelly, Eliot James and Pete Boxsta Martin. In 2016 she beat thousands of artists to be named Best of British Unsigned - Critics' Choice award winner. She has supported acts such as To Kill A King and sung alongside Bastilles' front man Dan Smith. Lula has played at numerous festival around the country and featured on BBC Introducing with her track Slow Motion. In 2016 Lula wrote and recorded her third album and is set to release new music this year.

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The Black Feathers @ The Vaults Again!

on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at Cirencester The Vaults 7:30pm

2nd night added, due to popular demand!

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Sam Amidon + Olivia Chaney

on Tue, 1 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, EVENT 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We present a special double bill of two critically acclaimed folk artists who both record for Nonesuch Records. This evening is in support of fRoots Magazine. SAM AMIDON Sam Amidon is an American guitarist, banjo player and fiddler who grew up in a folk music family in New England. Following three independently released and critically acclaimed albums (But This Chicken Proved False Hearted, All Is Well, and I See the Sign), his fourth, Bright Sunny South, was released in 2013 by Nonesuch Records. His next, Lily-O, recorded with a band including Bill Frisell, was released by the same label in 2014 and his latest Nonesuch release, The Following Mountain, came out in 2017. This was his first of original compositions, contrary to his previous work which mostly reworked existing, largely traditional music. Amidon has appeared as a guest artist on albums by Tune-Yards, Glen Hansard, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Olof Arnalds, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The National's Grateful Dead Tribute Day Of The Dead, and others. He tours extensively throughout the US & Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, and has done collaborative concerts and mini-tours with artists such as Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, Jason Moran, and Marc Ribot, the Australian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Pekka Kuusisto, and Kronos Quartet with whom he featured on their 2017 Folk Songs project album. He is married to musician Beth Orton and based in London. www.samamidon.com OLIVIA CHANEY Singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player Olivia Chaney was born in Florence, Italy, and grew up in Oxford, England, studying composition, piano, cello and voice. Early influences include her father's record collections and his own renditions of '60s folk songwriters like Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention and Bert Jansch. After studying at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music in London, she taught herself guitar and Indian harmonium, and began performing regularly as a soloist. While building up a devoted following through regular gigging, she recorded a series of low-key independent releases and tracks on compilations. In November 2013, she was nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: the Horizon Award and Best Original Song, for Swimming In The Longest River, which after being signed following a fRoots magazine cover feature ¬ eventually became the title track of her 2015 debut album on Nonesuch. In 2017, Chaney collaborated with American indie band The Decemberists to release The Queen Of Hearts, a joint album of reworked folk tracks under the band name Offa Rex, which received a Grammy nomination. She has also worked as an actress and singer/multi-instrumentalist at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and collaborated and shared stages all over the world with artists, composers, producers and bands including Robert Plant, The Decemberists, The Kronos Quartet, Zero 7, Alasdair Roberts, Concerto Caledonia and The Labèque Sisters. www.oliviachaney.net

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Tue, 1 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Singer, songwriter, guitar and piano man singing straight-up, emotive songs. Black Country lovers, lost Scottish cowboys, small-timers living big, tales from the twilight zones of East London - that's his territory. It's personal and it's British, with a nod to California and a wink to Nashville.

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Sheesham Lotus And Son

on Tue, 1 May 2018 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30am

Famously referred to as Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells Sheesham and Lotus & Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, Banjo and Sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by Contrabass-Harmoniphonium, Harmonicas, and Jaw Harps, Bones and BuckDance, with great sibling harmonies. The show has its roots in the Vaudeville and Juke Joints of the American South, where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; the blues meet he fiddle tunes with a rollicking and full flamed conviviality one might consider outrageous! Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son have established themselves as an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining. At the invitation of Lorna Fulton and the Lathe Revival Project, Sheesham and Lotus and 'Son arrived in Skegness on the 29th of June 2015. They spent the next seven days recording songs and tunes on a 1937 Presto 78 rpm recording lathe disccutter, the same machine used by the Lomax family. Each session was followed by a performance in a different town in rural Lincolnshire. The rigorous itinerary kept the band at peak performance ensuring the grooves were cut well and deep. This encounter has culminated in their latest CD release, 78rpm! A delicious brew and all in all a lovely, inspiring and slightly manic treat fRoots Catch them if you can Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 The first Americana band in a long time that's really made me sit up and pay attention Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 A dynamism and energy that injects veteran tunes like KC Moan and Mississippi River Blues with a fresh vitality. The more subtle tunes Chinquipin and Up The Wooden Hills are even better - Songlines Lovely sepia-tinted music I absolutely love it! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Incredibly authentic hugely entertaining! American Roots UK Riotous fun if you're a festival agent book them!- Americana UK It's brilliant I just love this! Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire Riotous dusty string-band epics Acoustic magazine

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Deep Dark Woods

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

The Deep Dark Woods' new album 'Yarrow' was borne in a fever scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. 'Yarrow' is Deep Dark Woods reimagined by lead man Ryan Boldt, and accompanied by the same band that crafted prairie psychedelics and a "loose grungy folk sound" (Paste). Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of 'Yarrow'. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers' graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden. Since the last album their outlook is decidedly more macabre, tapping into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time. With Appalachian soil under his fingernails, Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison. The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia.

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Sheesham, Lotus & 'son

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Famously referred to as 'Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells' Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, banjo and sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by contrabass-harmoniphonium, harmonicas, and jaw harps, bones and buck dance, with great sibling harmonies. The show has its roots in the Vaudeville and Juke Joints of the American South, where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; the blues meet the fiddle tunes with a rollicking and full flamed conviviality one might consider outrageous! Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son have established themselves as an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining.

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Damnably & Vacilando '68 Present: Tom Brosseau

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at London Brixton Windmill 8:00pm

Damnably & Vacilando '68 are delighted to welcome Tom Brosseau back to London to perform at the legendary Windmill in Brixton w/ support from Naim Amor (Tuscon, AZ) & Russell & The Wolf Choir (Romford, Essex). *Tom will be on stage at 9pm. Tom Brosseau learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother and has toured every year of his career-Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia, the USA to name a few; has performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, theaters, barber shops and old folks homes. John Parish (PJ Harvey) and Sean Watkins (Watkins Family Hour, Nickel Creek) produced Brosseau's 2014 - 2016 trilogy of albums. While playing at the renowned Los Angeles club, Largo , Brosseau met actor John C. Reilly and they performed together as John Reilly & Friends. Brosseau has been featured on Cerys Matthews' BBC6 show, NPR's All Songs Considered, Weekend Edition & NPR'sFirst Listen; his songs included in Judd Apatow's Netflix series Love, and in the Showtime series, Shameless, and chosen by Natalie Portman for a compilation. Tom Brosseau's new album, Treasures Untold is a collection, 10 songs-6 from the Great American Folksong Book and 4 originals-recorded live at a private event in Cologne, Germany. The liner notes are by Daniel J. Levitin, a musician and author, among other works, of This Is Your Brain On Music. In Tom's words, "with Treasures Untold I get to share a side of music that I haven't necessarily been able to do before, by exposing people to some of the great songs of yesteryear, songs that have touched and influenced me, songs that when I first heard them I thought to myself, How could I have even lived until now without hearing this before? Recent Press 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.com He could be a busker, trying to grab the attention of distracted passerby: ' I long for you to hold me in your arms/ But instead you cradle your device.' Stop awhile and tune him in. Pitchfork Track of the Day-Jayson Greene Brosseau has been recording stories of wonder and mystery since the start of this century. His music has the spirit of church to it; of long-ago traditions and the Great American Songbook. NPR All Songs Considered First ListenBob Boilen "Brosseau sees the world as a complicated place. One that's surrounded by darkness but ultimately overwhelmed by love. NPR-First Watch Brosseau's friendly, plaintive tenor is front and center while he shares songs that serve as a revelation: We are all North Dakotans. Washington Post North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it. MOJO Magazine http://www.tombrosseau.com/ https://www.facebook.com/folktombrosseau/ https://twitter.com/tombrosseau https://open.spotify.com/artist/2N8B0dQLfpwOtput9mRlko NPR Tiny Desk Concert https://youtu.be/Pd2wNvTlfE0 KEXP https://youtu.be/ZmS3t2U8Q5g

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Kitty Macfarlane

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time - featuring Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Maya McCourt and Ciaran Algar, and gaining her first national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 folk show with Mark Radcliffe, and Tom Robinson's show on BBC 6Music - 2016 has seen Kitty complete an extensive national support tour with award-winning duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. Other highlights range from support sets for Seth Lakeman, Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Sermanni, Blair Dunlop, and Feast of Fiddles, to appearing as a theme-tune on Radio 4, being a featured artist for a BBC Introducing documentary, and making the semi-final of the BBC Young Folk Award in 2015. Kitty has also recently been awarded a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for a songwriting project of her own devising.

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Ritchie, Parrish & Ritchie

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Jez Lowe

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Joseph Parsons/doghouse Roses

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

JOSEPH PARSONS [ USA] & DOGHOUSE ROSES [UK] CONTINUE THEIR JOINT HEADLINING U/K TOUR WITH AN INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT IN HIGH WYCOMBE.

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Paperface

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAPERFACE Paperface mostly works alone. From his lighthouse studio, where he has built up an analogue haven in the old light room, the choppy waters of the Thames lie in one direction, and the urban sprawl lies in the other. He rarely plays live and never publishes any photos of himself. His acclaimed first album 'Out of Time' received rave reviews and spawned a host of fans thanks largely to BBC 6 Music, where songs such as 'Amsterdam' and 'A Bigger Man' were ably supported by Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie. The vinyl edition sold out at Rough Trade in only a few weeks. There are influences: His first album was described by Richard Smirke in the Big Issue as 'a gorgeously rich slice of crystalline pop that evokes classic records by the Walker Brothers, Love, and Burt Bacharach an exquisite debut album However, the sound is his own, beautiful and darkly funny songs, tinged with irony and rich in observation. He is now hard at work on a follow up album, intended for release later this year. Having commandeered a barge, he and the band have set off round the waterways of the English countryside in their floating studio. The first single 'Idiot' was again supported by BBC6 Music, and also by John Kennedy on Radio X. It was also chosen by Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio as his Record of the Week. In lieu of the album, Paperface is celebrating the launch of an EP, 'Mr Wrong', with a rare acoustic gig at The Green Note. He is blessed to have a group of musicians that are prepared to follow him wherever he goes. Despite most of them now living in France, they simply get on their tour bus and make their way to where they are needed. On their last outing, which included a live recording in the BBC Radio Wales studios in Cardiff and a packed show at the Union Chapel in London, the band were subjected to an 8 hour ferry crossing owing to bad weather, but simply chose to rehearse throughout; such is the love they feel for this mysterious man and his music. Beguiling, clever, sad, and really funny at the same time I love this! Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music The Mysterious 'Paperface' my record of the week. Brilliant! Geoff Lloyd, Absolute Radio On my 6Music Recommends show, Paperface got a big response from listeners absolutely beautiful Stuart Maconie, BBC6 Music I've been an idiot for not playing that sooner. Excellent! John Kennedy, Radio X Mr Wrong is something really special Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music Support from LULA Lula started out in 2009 after leaving the Brit School to follow her passion for writing music. She has since worked alongside renowned producers and writers such a Jake Gosling, Jon Kelly, Eliot James and Pete Boxsta Martin. In 2016 she beat thousands of artists to be named Best of British Unsigned - Critics' Choice award winner. She has supported acts such as To Kill A King and sung alongside Bastilles' front man Dan Smith. Lula has played at numerous festival around the country and featured on BBC Introducing with her track Slow Motion. In 2016 Lula wrote and recorded her third album and is set to release new music this year.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Jack Hopkinson

on Wed, 2 May 2018 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Hailing from the small town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, Jack Hopkinson is a Singer-songwriter playing folk-pop Americana mixed with a little bit of Country. What a voice - BBC Introducing Ridiculously talented - First Break Music Support comes from Alex Lipinski & Ben Tajima.

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Beccy Owen

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

https://beccyowen.bandcamp.com/ Doors 7pm Fully licenced bar with draft craft beers and fancy pants gins. mix of seated and standing (mainly seated)

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Whitney Rose

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Rory Mcleod

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:00pm

Rory McLeod is a ".... Rhythmic storyteller, poet songwriter-" ...telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts...social injustice...in songs, that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal ...and have an unexpected edge to them". Rory is normally a one band soul band accompanying himself on spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes. See Rorys biography, videos, links and info. www.rorymcleod.com

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Kitty Macfarlane

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kitty is a young Somerset-based songwriter whose compelling lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have occupied minds and voices for centuries. A strong singer and an able guitarist, she has picked up lots of favourable notices lately. An outstanding debut said fRoots of her first release.

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Kitty Macfarlane

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kitty is a young Somerset-based songwriter whose compelling lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have occupied minds and voices for centuries. A strong singer and an able guitarist, she has picked up lots of favourable notices lately. An outstanding debut said fRoots of her first release.

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Maddy Prior With Hannah James & Giles Lewin

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Over the course of her remarkable career, Maddy Prior has made it her mission to work with some of the most exceptional musicians in the world both within Steeleye Span and beyond. To that noted list she has added accordion player, singer and clog dancer Hannah James and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin (Bellowhead/Carnival Band), forming a trio that explores the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. Debut album 3 For Joy took fourteenth century poems, tales of the industrial revolution from Ulster and music from the Southern Baptist Church tradition, while their latest Shortwinger is themed on the wild field, mainly concerned with birds, hares and their place in folk mythology. The trio will be performing songs from both albums as well as highlights from Maddy's solo and band career all presented in a daring acoustic style that enhances one of the finest voices this country has ever produced.

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:30pm

Described as gypsy folk & roll, Holy Moly and the Crackers are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Over the past two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany and Holland. Their festival appearances include Glastonbury, Cornbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, Wickham, Towersey and many more. They are making an impact on both the national and international tour circuit; they have played well over 200 shows throughout the UK, including sell out concerts in London, the Midlands, Yorkshire, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello: punk, ska, reggae, folk, blues, honky-tonk, Balkan, they play a unique mash-up of folk/blues, waltz tempos and hoe-downs and French zazou in outlandish carnival style. It is loud, funky and fun. Completely at home in a smoke filled juke joint in New Orleans. Narc Stylistically dazzling the group really does stand out from the crowd. Bright Young Folk Support act to be announced Tickets on the door £14 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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Soundbox Presents Melrose Quartet

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Chester St Mary's Centre 7:00pm

From deep roots in their hometown's vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people. All four are internationally renowned singers, instrumentalists, writer/composers and teachers and in 2017 they were proud to be named the new patrons of Whitby Folk week. Their latest album Dominion expands and strengthens the musical presence they first asserted with Fifty Verses, their 2014 BBC Folk Award-nominated debut CD. In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire - carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody. Melrose Quartet are known for their outstanding workshops ranging from harmony singing to accompaniment, and they also can offer The Melrose Ceilidh Band, with the addition of Nigel Holmes on Bass. This is a ceilidh with a difference, as the band use singing as well as instruments for the dance music, to great effect.

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Soundbox Presents Melrose Quartet

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Chester St Mary's Centre 7:00pm

From deep roots in their hometown's vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people. All four are internationally renowned singers, instrumentalists, writer/composers and teachers and in 2017 they were proud to be named the new patrons of Whitby Folk week. Their latest album Dominion expands and strengthens the musical presence they first asserted with Fifty Verses, their 2014 BBC Folk Award-nominated debut CD. In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire - carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody. Melrose Quartet are known for their outstanding workshops ranging from harmony singing to accompaniment, and they also can offer The Melrose Ceilidh Band, with the addition of Nigel Holmes on Bass. This is a ceilidh with a difference, as the band use singing as well as instruments for the dance music, to great effect.

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Tildon Krautz @ No8

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

Eclectic musicians and from Brooklyn, New York, and France! This multi-instrumentalist americana band plays music which comes out of urban, oldtime and rural mountain folk/bluegrass influences.... so expect a little of everything! Music Starts at 8pm Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-gig food (please call No8 on 01566777369 to book a table)

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Harry Pane And Steve Pledger

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Northamptonshire native Harry Pane is an emerging singer-songwriter whose beautiful and honest indie folk songs have found their way into the hearts of many a listener since he first emerged on the scene in 2015. Having cut his teeth on the London live music circuit, the Walthamstow-based artist released his debut EP, Changing in 2016 swiftly followed by The Wild Winds EP in 2017 after successfully running a PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign and receiving a development fund from Island Records. Here We Stay, his latest release, effortlessly weaves a love story, set amongst tragedy through gentle guitar finger-picking and swelling cello parts. With over 1.2 million combined Spotify streams, the track currently features on Spotify's Fresh Folk, Your Coffee Break and Lost in the Woods editorial playlists as well as being playlisted on Radio X's evening playlist. Steve Pledger is an award-winning recording artist with an enviable reputation as a talented and dynamic performer. BBC Introducing have called his music "beautiful, authentic, unblemished and wonderful. With writing that ranges from fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering commentaries on present circumstances, his songs pack an emotional punch, both on record and on stage.

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Will Pound - Through The Seasons

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Kenilworth St John's Church 7:45pm

A celebration of the year in folk dance, Through the Seasons gives audiences a chance to experience three exceptional musicians showcase beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs, with Will's innovative and playful style from all the joy of a summer's festival to the thrill of a winter's fireside rapper sword-dance. Will is joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) and Ross Grant (Inlay). Debs Newbold weaves a captivating story through the music with a vibrancy and power that will leave audiences captivated. Together Will and his collaborators bring the morris and folk dance year to life, creating a unique and powerful experience in English culture for audiences of all ages. 'A flat out genius harmonica player' MARK RADCLIFFE (BBC Radio 2) 'Virtuoso melodeon' FROOTS MAGAZINE 'A staggeringly brilliant performance' FOLK RADIO (Ignite 2016) Joining Will on tour are Debs Newbold (writer and storyteller) 'Terrificbrilliantly igniting our imaginations' Patrick Spottiswoode, Shakespeare's Globe Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) on bouzouki, banjo, mandolin and vocals. 'Everything that's best in modern traditional music' ACOUSTIC (on Faustus) Ross Grant (Inlay) on violin and vocals. Contemplative folk that looks backwards to move forwards ★★★★ SONGLINES (on Inlay's Forge) with audiovisual design from David Parker. Tickets £12 advance

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Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend (3 Day Ticket)

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 7:30pm

4 day indoor festival at The Globe Glossop! (Thursday is free entry) 14 of the very best live Rock bands from Manchester, Sheffield & Liverpool spread over Bank Holiday Weekend Drink prices start from £2.10 for a House Double, Full Vegan kitchen serving food until 9:30pm & Vegan BBQ Line Up ( Full Line Up Revealed by Friday 9th February) Thursday Altar Flowers Suede Apple Kingfishers Catch Fire Friday Rook & The Ravens Bones Shake King Kartel Saturday Gorilla Riot Black Cat Bones Ritual King The Petra Flowers Sunday John Fairhurst Faerground Accidents Delirium Mothertongue https://www.facebook.com/events/2045855449035380/ http://www.theglobeglossop.co.uk/2018/01/outlaw-rock-n-roll-weekend-thursday-3rd.html

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Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds

on Thu, 3 May 2018 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. -------- Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds release new album 'Songs My Ruiner Gave Me' on October 26th 2017. Featuring contributions from Andy Summers, Justin Currie and Folk Award winner Ben Walker among many others, it is an eclectic, roots based look at love, madness and obsession and ranges from the jug band holler of 'Still Want You Blues' to a gothic folk adaptation of a little known Percy Shelley poem, 'Young Parson Richard', stopping off at many points in between. Naomi and Paul came together over a mutual love of folk and country music styles. Paul was the mandolin player and songwriter with The Men They Couldn't Hang; Naomi was the singer and writer of Orbital hit 'Funny Break'. Together they were murder  , particularly on 2011's 'Tales from the Weeping Willow', a look at Murder, Death and Sorrow. Of that album Andy Gill from the Independent said it was, 'Both brilliant and original in equal measure'. Nigel Williamson in Uncut praised Naomi's voice that 'soared, soothed and haunted in equal measures'. Duets with Paul Heaton and Alasdair Roberts were equally lauded. The follow up album, 'A History of Insolence' saw further rave reviews and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for Best Original Song, 'The Spider and the Wolf'. Naomi and Paul appeared at many festivals including Celtic Connections, Wickham, Glastonbury Left Field Stage with Billy Bragg and Cambridge Folk Festival. Now comes the third part of the trilogy, 'Songs My Ruiner Gave Me'; a look at the good, bad and ugly side of love from the sugar coat to the bitter chill. Startling musical contributions from Ben Walker and Gerry Diver illuminate the folk blues feel while Andy Summers guitar is suitably unique. In a strange twist, Naomi was once Andy Summers' babysitter and the pair reconnected through an enquiry about an old Police jumpsuit Naomi found in the loft. Now that is what you might call Synchronicity! At the heart of the album are Naomi and Paul. Partners in real, as well as musical, life; the album is their mission, their story and, appropriately, a true labour of love. www.naomibedford.com

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Lucy Farrell + Toby Hay

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Cambridge The Waterman 8:00pm

A rare intimate solo show for 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell, alongside young guitarist Toby Hay. This will be a rare chance to see Lucy perform in a small venue. Tickets are strictly limited so pre-booking is advised. LUCY FARRELL Lucy Farrell is one of the most vital musicians and vocalists in contemporary British folk. An inveterate collaborator, she first emerged through her duo with Jonny Kearney and is possibly best known as one-fourth of The Furrow Collective (winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group 2017) alongside Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman and Rachel Newton. In addition, she is also an on-going member of Eliza Carthy's band and Steve Malley's epic 15-piece Dark Northumbrian project, as well as leading her own group Ogres. In solo guise, Lucy combines quietly moving original pieces with a return to the traditional folk songs that have remained at the heart of her activities. These include the ballads that inspire her own composition with their own handed-down beauty and strangeness. Her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience combine with a natural adherence to Shirley Collins' adage that, in folk music, the singer should never get in the way of the song. https://www.lucyfarrellmusic.com/ TOBY HAY A welcome return for solo guitarist Toby Hay, last seen in Cambridge in 2016 while travelling with fellow young guitar-slinger Jim Ghedi. From near Rhayader in mid-Wales, Toby makes instrumental music inspired by the landscape, people and history of the area. Drawing on influences from all over the world, he makes music to capture the atmosphere of the special and under-represented part of Wales where he lives, adding to the long tradition of Welsh string music. Writer (and Cambridge resident) Robert Macfarlane wrote in the liner notes to Toby's 2017 album The Gathering: Place, memory, nature, loss and dreamed-of geographies are the subjects of this beautiful music: that gathering of feelings that go by the untranslatable Welsh word hiraeth. There is a sadness at what has gone here, but not a nostalgia. The world's dew gleams on this music, but the world's dust swirls through it too. www.tobyhay.com

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Emmet Scanlan & The What Good Thought

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Emmet Scanlan & What the Good Thought are an Independent music act, with members from Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand and the UK, whose music veers away from the usual yet is embraced by all of those who hear it. The band originally formed in Ireland, but have been based in London for the past 4 years. Over the past few years the band have had some significant successes - They have played numerous prestigious festivals worldwide : The Wickerman Festival (Scotland), The Electric Picnic (Ireland) and The International Folk Alliance (USA). The list of artists Emmet and the band have supported in the last few years is diverse in style and includes Femi Kuti, Badly Drawn Boy and The Saw Doctors. Emmet also provided the soundtrack to the shoot film 'Without Words', which has been awarded a Cannes Festival award by Spike Lee and viewed over 400,000 on-line. 2014 saw the release of their new EP, From the Inside Out. They Toured to support this in Germany, Ireland and the U.K. The band released their latest EP, These are the dreams, This is the life, in October 2016 and this received significant radio play in the folk scene in Ireland and the UK, particularly with BBC Radio Ulster and Dublin's 98FM. The band are near completion of their full length album and they aim to release this in 2019, spending the majority of 2018 laying the groundwork for a strong and successful release. We look forward to people hearing it, and spreading it around as far and wide as possible. ""These are the dreams, This is the life" gets straight to the point by kicking the door open with 'Over Again, an infectious, swinging track." www.robmoro.ie "a debut that makes considerable virtue of its scattergun song book.they sink deep beneath the skin of a song" The Irish Times

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Tom Brosseau With Kristin Mcclement & Jools Owen

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Brighton The Rose Hill 8:00pm

A very special evening of music and storytelling.

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Jeff Warner

on Thu, 3 May 2018 at Gateshead Prohibition Bar 7:30pm

Jeff Warner returns to Tyneside, award-winning American Old-Time music and song, not forgetting the dancing doll! Plus Cath & Phil Tyler and Maisie May

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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King King

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Pontypridd Muni Arts Centre 7:00pm

King King & support

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Crooked Weather

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Crooked Weather hail from the depths of East Yorkshire, however, since their inception, the band have been living a nomadic life on the road touring England, Ireland, Holland, France, Australia, New Zealand and America. Their music has evolved as they have, influenced by the places they've seen and the people they've met on their travels. With the lilting harmonies of Holly and Will at the core, augmented by Tom and Dave, a fierce rhythm section, their original music, steeped in the folk revival of the late 60's, has a raw, modern edge, driven by interweaving guitars, ethereal harmonies and driving drums. Their unique blend of classic and new folk makes for a delightful sound. Melodic and magnificent, their music has so much heart it's almost alive. Crooked Weather come from the same fertile ground which gave the world David Crosby's immortal album 'If I Could Only Remember My Name'. They are indie meets World music meets traditional British folk. Think a contemporary Incredible String Band with a 21st century mindset. Sid Griffin, The Coal Porters/Bob Dylan Biographer

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Half Deaf Clatch

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

Performing the album 'Crow Soul' and other stories. Gothic blues and murder ballads.

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Johnny Campbell

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

''One of folk's brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk. ''If you're a fan of traditional folk music and folk singers like Christy Moore and Paul Brady then you will love this man's music.'' London Celtic Punks A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting, where he's plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.

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Kitty Macfarlane

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Kitty Macfarlane "This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter's blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the south-west, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences. An outstanding debut"​ - fRoots Magazine. Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar. As well as the release of her debut EP Tide & Time - featuring Sam Kelly (co-producer), Jamie Francis, Lukas Drinkwater, Maya McCourt and Ciaran Algar, and gaining her first national airplay on the BBC Radio 2 folk show with Mark Radcliffe, and Tom Robinson's show on BBC 6Music - 2016 has seen Kitty complete an extensive national support tour with award-winning duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. Other highlights range from support sets for Seth Lakeman, Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Sermanni, Blair Dunlop, and Feast of Fiddles, to appearing as a theme-tune on Radio 4, being a featured artist for a BBC Introducing documentary, and making the semi-final of the BBC Young Folk Award in 2015. Kitty has also recently been awarded a creative bursary from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) for a songwriting project of her own devising. Anne-Marie Sanderson Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Sanderson's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural environment, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation. As well as drawing from a host of musical influences, some of Sanderson's songs pay homage to literary greats, and she is currently recording a collection of songs inspired by authors including Robert Macfarlane, Sarah Hall, and Doris Lessing. Dan Hartland Dan Hartland's literate songwriting and passionate performances have won over audiences across the UK. A singer-songwriter with an ear for melody, a facility for finger-picking and a wry humour on-stage, he fuses folk, country, rock and pop Stage Times Kitty Macfarlane 9.45-10.30 Anne-Marie Sanderson 8.50-9.30 Dan Hartland 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.

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Steve Ashley

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

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Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend Friday Ticket Rook & The Ravens

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 7:30pm

Rook & The Ravens return to The Globe on Friday 3rd May 2018 to headline the first ever Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend. With a new album due to be released in the next few months this show is one to be exited about! Other bands playing on the Friday are King Kartel Bones Shake

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The Crocker Brothers

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors open 7:00pm for 7.30pm performance. Join us for this highly enjoyable night of great bluegrass in the Studio bar when Milton Rooms favourites The Crocker Brothers return for another great evening of bluegrass and featuring everything from traditional-sounding laments to highly original arrangements of heart-breaking love songs. As well as writing and performing their own material, The Crocker Brothers love to play the music of their favourite artists, including The Delmore Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Reno and Smiley, and Larry Sparks. The trio, including brothers John and David Crocker, combine virtuoso instrumental work with haunting close harmony vocals to capture the authentic 'brother duet' sound and pathos of early country music. Songs range from traditional standards to more contemporary originals featuring banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass. Visit their website: http://www.thecrockerbrothers.com/

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Tom Brosseau Plays Cafe#9!!

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Tom Brosseau, North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer, learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. **************************************************** The Redemption Brothers are Paul Kenny and Dean Bargh, two long-time confederates of the Sheffield music scene, including a spell together in the mighty Moosh. These days they seek solace in the beauty and simplicity of Americana, northern Britain style. Dead simple: just two acoustic guitars and a stripped-down harmony-drenched treatment of songs they've always loved.

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Ben Savage & Hannah Sanders

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

'An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy' - R2 Magazine A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben's shared musical passions and sympathies, that over time has developed into a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music. Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs' emotion and narrative. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo's warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. 'This is folk music for everyone a master-class in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth 'Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together' FRoots 'It has all the intimacy and intensity of closely watching a master craftsman working fine jewellery. I could list the songs and map out each with the necessary superlatives - but really you should just go and see them. I have to insist on that. It's folk music - it has the heritage and the songs evident - but it has a quality and depth to the arrangements and performance that means it easily transcends the constraints of any preconceptions.' From the Margins 'Their performance is perfectly honed, faultlessly presented and demonstrates that they are clearly a match made in musical heaven. The songs are filled with messages of hope and promise, all delivered in a stripped down sound, which takes you on a journey into the minds of this duo The dynamic between the duo is electric and their eclectic mix of music is refreshing, we were treated to new tracks from their album as well as their own favourites.' The Atkinson, Southport

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Lisa Knapp

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Till April is Dead - A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May. One of the most inventive and creative artists around, Lisa Knapp pushes boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music. Her vocals reel you in, cool and pure like iced water, edged with a menace and strength (The Guardian). Her most recent album Till April is Dead gathered many five-star reviews. The month of May is the focal point for an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere: summer is coming, the weather is warmer and the promise of long, light evenings provide a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate. Melding together some of the most beautiful, strange and beguiling 'May' songs inspired by weird and wonderful happenings across Britain, as well as folklore hailing from here and distant shores, and beautiful folk songs of love and loss. Knapp's voice throughout is a revelation, both pure and wild... Cuckoos, whirring clocks and buzzing flies add extra layers to this fascinating soundworld, on an album overflowing with warmth, light and waywardness. The Guardian 5* "Lisa Knapp's never been short of ideas but with Till April Is Dead she's revealed her true identity as a tradition-immersed yet utterly contemporary and fearlessly original talent..." fRoots "Tradition immersed yet utterly contemporary and fearlessly original." fRoots

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Tildon Krautz - International Folk/acoustic Band

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 7:30pm

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tildon Krautz - an exciting and eclectic folk/acoustic band with an international line-up - return for their second gig at The Green Man Gallery in Buxton. Gregg Weiss (guitar, banjo, vocals), Gabi Swiatowska (vocals, double bass), Marco Hartz (mandolin) and Barry Nisbet (Shetland fiddler) Watch and listen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/931237170362519/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=14gCacG9QAA The Green Man Gallery is a small, intimate venue within a former ballroom with fabulous acoustics. Situated behind Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and close to the Market Place and Town Hall car parks. www.thegreenmangallery.com

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Fado With Claudia Aurora

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

An evening of soulful Fado, the folk/blues of Portugal with one of it's rising stars and her band. Songs about loss, betrayal and longing that can't be satisfied. Food and drinks on the night Doors 7pm, Music at 8.30pm

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe's standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks. Meanwhile, his involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4's Pick of the Year last December. The song is also featured on his last solo album, The Ballad Beyond, the success of which prompted a feature in fRoots magazine and glowing reviews the world over. Jez shows no sign of slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates. Festival appearances planned for summer 2018 include appearances at Warwick, Chester, Whitby, Broadstairs and Sidmouth. The Radio Ballads series continues to enthrall, and major concerts based around The Ballad Of Child Migration are being lined up for the Autumn.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe's standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers, whether by long-established acts like Fairport Convention, The Dubliners and Bob Fox, or by the new breed of stars like The Unthanks, The Young Uns and The Duhks. Meanwhile, his involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4's Pick of the Year last December. The song is also featured on his last solo album, The Ballad Beyond, the success of which prompted a feature in fRoots magazine and glowing reviews the world over. Jez shows no sign of slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates. Festival appearances planned for summer 2018 include appearances at Warwick, Chester, Whitby, Broadstairs and Sidmouth. The Radio Ballads series continues to enthrall, and major concerts based around The Ballad Of Child Migration are being lined up for the Autumn.

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New Roots: Ned Roberts / Martha Paton / James Riley

on Fri, 4 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

New Roots Presents: THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS A series of Friday and Saturday night events at the Harrison in Kings Cross featuring three superb headline solo artists on a triple-bill. Fully seated, tickets limited to 40 only- advance purchase advised. Not long after writing his first songs London artist Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership.The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK and Europe extensively, both on his own and as support to Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. In 2017 he released his second album 'Outside My Mind', again with producer Luther Russell at the helm, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, Roberts' songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 UNCUT 'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday WATCH NED ROBERTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZYUw76haEE Born of a transatlantic relationship, James Riley grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. His first guitar, acquired at the age of nine, became the tool for surviving the tumult of a nowhere place, and helped James find somewhere he felt he belonged. In his early twenties, he took off, alone once again, hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, but eventually James had to shed another skin, and disembarked in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free. Awesome like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions Laura Marling Riley writes with a deftness often reserved for musicians twice his age Addict Music "One of my highlights of 2014" Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 It hooked us on first listenfrom the harmonies to the guitar work there's nothing to not like Folk Radio UK WATCH JAMES RILEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga55kJ7c8HA Martha Paton is a South London-based singer and writer of little chocolate-box songs about the city, suburbia, and how fucked we all are. Born in the badlands of Hampshire and raised on the worst pop excesses of the 90s and early 00s, she now specialises in folk and country-infused pop (which she calls Briticana) that takes cues from Laura Marling, Regina Spektor, Margo Price and First Aid Kit. You may have seen her busking a gut out on the South Bank, or supporting artists like Rae Morris, Kim Churchill and Joel Baker. "We were hooked on this from first listen which is why it's also our Song of the Day." - Folk Radio UK "...a beautiful slice of country and folk-infused pop" - Record of the Day WATCH MARTHA PATON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpDw7onWXO4

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Johnny Campbell - Folk At The Green Jersey

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Clitheroe The Green Jersey 7:30pm

Random Adventure presents: Johnny Campbell ''One of folk's brightest rising stars'' Bright Young Folk ''If you're a fan of traditional folk music and folk singer's like Christy Moore and Paul Brady then you will love this record.'' London Celtic Punks A fast, ruthless, uncompromising sound which lends its influences from far and wide. Johnny is also a humorous storyteller and recalls stories of touring from twenty countries and counting where he's plied his trade. Embracing traditional music from Europe and sometimes frantic Bluegrass style picking, Johnny performs mostly self penned inspiring songs of protest, migration and debauchery.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to present an evening of original acoustic singer-song writing featuring two top acts. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo has toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, Conflict Tourism, which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6music. In support will be Alden, Patterson and Dashwood a highly regarded trio from Norfolk. They have featured on the Folk Show on Radio 2 (It's lovely stuff Mark Radcliffe) and at venues and festivals all over the country. They weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies.

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Henry Priestman & Les Glover

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:45pm

The deadly duo make a much anticipated return to Berits & Brown to celebrate the release of their new album 'Six of One and Half a Dozen of the Other'. The guys will be playing stuff from both their solo albums as well as some classics from Henry's former bands, the chart toppers The Christians and new wave punk heroes The Yachts (who have just released a much anticipated box set). The duo have been criss crossing Britain together bringing their brilliant and ramshackle act to many venues and living rooms over the last few years. After spending so much time playing together, it is only fitting that they finally collaborate on an album, the record does what it says on tin, you get six songs by Henry and six by Les, one song by Henry followed by one by Les. Recorded at Henry's studio, always tuneful and arranged with taste, the tracks are carefully crafted vignettes where both our hosts' songwriting chops shine. As the man behind the chart topping hits for the band The Christians, Henry knows how to craft the perfect pop song, he also knows how to put on a show. A show with Hen & Les is a sight to behold. Fantastic songs mixed with hilarious banter and a sprinkling of audience participation is what makes these guys special. This is their 6th visit to Berits & Brown, so if you have not seen them before, come along and find out what all the fuss is about. Support for the night comes from the fantastic Louise Connell who has been gaining 5 star reviews and national radio play. Previously performing under the name Revereime, Louise is one of the hottest talents in Scotland at the moment.

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

With their landmark 5th album, 'Personae', husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman introduce us to a host of new characters and stories from their fertile and energetic musical imaginations. Drawing upon the British folk tradition's natural backdrops whilst weaving in their own distinct and eclectic flavours, self-penned songs sit comfortably alongside traditional ballads to provide a hugely entertaining and varied evening of music and song. Listen out for stories of Knights, grizzly murder, giants and even an ancient tortoise! Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Duo', an evening in the company of this much-loved and highly respected couple is intimate, inclusive, warm and inspiring.

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Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend Saturday Ticket Gorilla Riot

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 7:00pm

Gorilla Riot head to The Globe on Saturday 5th May to headline the Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend. 2018 is looking like a massive year for Gorilla Riot with festival slots locked down at Ramblin Man Fair, S.O.S Festival, Breaking Bands Festival and a support slot with USA rock legends Warrior Soul. There new E.P American Honey Vol 1 will be released this April & The Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend is part of there U.K Tour witch kicks off on Thursday 12th April In Reading Other Bands playing on Saturday 5th May Black Cat Bones Ritual King Lowdrive The Petra Flowers

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Jackie Oates And Tristan Seume

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Finstock Village Hall 7:15pm

Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player whose unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival. 'Jackie Oates has one of the most pure and beautiful voices in English folk music. It's an instrument to luxuriate in: sometimes delicate, oaccasionally vulnerable, always captivating'. Jeremy Searle, Maverick As a soloist, accompanist, writer and session musician, Tristan Seume is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country, has has released two instrumental solo albums featuring a mixture of original compositions, traditional tunes and a few choice covers. 'I believe he is one of the finest of the new acoustic generation' Gordon Giltrap. With support Susanna Starling, Nick Hooper and Judith Henderson (Hooper)

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Kitty Macfarlane

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

This young Somerset-based singer-songwriter's blessed with a strong identity: a confident singing voice and a compelling writing style deriving inspiration from growing up in the south-west, allied to a talent for finding wider significance in everyday experiences. An outstanding debut fRoots Magazine Kitty Macfarlane is a Somerset-based singer and songwriter. Her lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have connected minds and voices for centuries, driven by her own fingerpicked guitar.

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Folkish Explosion 2018

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7:00pm

The third Folkish Explosion. Again we bring you 4 energetic and soulful broadly folky acts that you may or may not have experienced. We guarantee something extra special. Expect a collaboration to top off the night. DRIVEN SERIOUS "I suppose you could file Driven Serious under the banner of folk-rock; but they are so much than that. They have a vibrancy that you can virtually see thrumming off them when they play, passionate and with the handbrake well and truly off, and with a vibe that has had people likening them to The Levellers to The Pogues to The Smiths to The Wonderstuff..." - The Crack BUBAMARA Bubamara bring you a skiffle/ska take on the hits of the Mediterranean. This is folk-punk at its fizziest! JAMES GRAY ROBSON & THE LOVELY BURN Beautifully melodic, James Gray Robson & The Lovely Burn are an acoustic folk/old country soul duo with intricately crafted songs textured with James' powerful and emotive vocal/impressive stand up drumming and Chris Burn's tender, atmosphere inducing guitar. So far they have soundtracked a movie, released an EP and made waves on the live scene with some spellbinding performances.Their slice of Americana coming the from the Darlington Delta, it will have you hooked. THE SHAW:CLARK PROJECT Quintessential English Folk/Rock, Acoustic Jefferson Airplane meets Fairport Convention, a 21st century Sonny & Cher, Roy Harper meets Stevie Nicks... Gordon Giltrap style guitar with harmony vocals and a slice of unpredictable madness! An acoustic duo playing outstanding original songs and a mix of eclectic covers.

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Clive and Liz first toured together in 2015 in a series of shows performing songs from the Gregson & Collister back catalogue. The tour was a resounding success. So much so that Clive and Liz decided to keep the train rolling, In 2017 Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock released Underwater Dancing, an album of brand new songs from the Gregson pen and hit the road for a UK tour. There are more dates to follow in May 2018. Clive Gregson probably needs no introduction: he has toured and recorded with Christine Collister, Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine, Plainsong and Any Trouble, not to mention releasing 13 solo albums. Liz Simcock is a singer-songwriter based in the Southeast, delighted to be asked to collaborate with Clive firstly for a series of concerts revisiting the Gregson & Collister catalogue, and then on this new project. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.gregsonsimcock.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=oQ34uB6F6lw https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=M5zRfqtip4s Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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Latchepen

on Sat, 5 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Far from a carbon copy of the music of Django Reinhardt, LATCHEPEN (formerly Daj Dook) take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and form a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene. This is gypsy jazz pushed to its limits by 4 of the top musicians in the UK. Between them they have performed with most of the leading figures in the style all over the world at festivals such as Django Reinhardt Festival De Samois (France), Turin Jazz Festival (Italy), March Mancouche festival (UK), IGGf (UK), Cloughtober festival (Ireland). Kourosh Kanani-guitar Jeremie Coullon-Guitar Matt Holborn-violin Eleazar Spreafico-double bass

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Lucas And King At Coastal Connections Folk And Food Evening

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at Worthing Cafalatte Cafe Bistro 7:00pm

The very first Coastal Connections Folk and Food event at Cafalatte Cafe Bistro, Worthing. Sat May 5th at Cafalatte Cafe Bistro we will be hosting Coastal Connections first Folk Club evening. Tickets are only £5. Available here or at the venue. We have our very own Bob Burke kicking us off with a solo set, followed by guitarist, singer of songs and teller of stories John Meriton and a headline act of Lucas and King bringing their alt-folkiness to the mix. To top it off the cafe has a fully licensed bar and will be serving an evening menu of burgers, hot dogs (meat and veggie), toasties and soups and their fab selection of cakes and sweets. Please note that no food is included in the entry fee. Don't miss this one lovely people.

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Rob Picazo

on Sat, 5 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Rob Picazo is a Rhythm & Blues singer and guitarist born in Madrid and based in the South East of the UK. He writes and performs his own material in an attempt to combine soulful vocals, relatable lyrics and bluesy melodies, all the while influenced by great Soul and Blues performers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Dan Penn. Following a two month trip through the South of the US, filming a documentary about roots music, Rob has been playing in popular venues throughout Sussex, Kent and London, and opening for great artists such as Gwyn Ashton, Brooks Williams, Julie McKee and Dom Pipkin.

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Wizz Jones Acoustic Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter and Bluesman! Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and right hand worthy of Broonzy! Clapton, Keith Richards and the late John Renbourn have all named him as an important early influence and Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin concert in May 2012 with Wizz's song When I Leave Berlin. After just about 60 years on the road and now in his late-seventies Wizz shows no signs of slowing down and continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit. www.wizzjones.com

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Rory Mcleod

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth.

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Woody Pines

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Roots music hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured the UK, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. These Muddy Roots Records stars count BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris as a fan - he invited them to appear on the stage he hosted at the C2C event in London's 02 arena. The trio was one of the headline acts previously flown over to Scotland to take part in Glasgow's Celtic Connections mid-winter bash, included for their fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness. This is a band that counts some other big hitters as fans, including Outlaw Country legend, Billy Joe Shaver. When he followed them at the big Nelsonville Folk & Blues Festival, Billy Joe came on stage and declared: They're the best damn band I've ever heard!

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Will Pound's "through The Seasons"

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Through The Seasons - A Celebration Of The Year in The Music Of Morris & Folk Dance Will Pound (Flat out genius harmonica player! - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2) Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) Ross Grant (Inlay) Debs Newbold (Writer & Storyteller) We're so excited about this brilliant show! We've always wanted to do something a little different to the norm, and we think you're going to LOVE this fantastic show with THREE of the best folk musicians around at the moment! This is going to be a huge amount of fun! You don't want to miss out on this one!! Together Will and his collaborators bring the morris and folk dance year to life, creating a unique and powerful experience in English culture for audiences of all ages! A celebration of the year in folk dance, Through the Seasons gives audiences a chance to experience three exceptional musicians showcase beautiful arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs, with Will's innovative and playful style from all the joy of a summer's festival to the thrill of a winter's fireside rapper sword-dance. Will is joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, The Transports) and Ross Grant (Inlay). Debs Newbold weaves a captivating story through the music with a vibrancy and power that will leave audiences captivated. More Information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend Sunday Ticket John Fairhurst

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 7:30pm

Often hailed as Wigan's answer to Jimi Hendrix, We are ecstatic to announce U.K Blues Legend John Fairhurst will be headlining the Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend on Sunday 6th May. After an incredible acoustic set last September securing John to play an electric set at the Outlaw Rock N' Roll Weekend was our main priority. It was a huge honour he agreed to do so, I highly recommend his music to anybody that is into good old school foot stomping Rock N' Roll, John is your man. Other Artists on Sunday 6th May Faerground Accidents Delirium Mothertongue

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Luke Daniels

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Such is Luke Daniels' unquenchable inquisitiveness that, since his landmark solo statement What's Here What's Gone in 2014, he's put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotate had him transporting the 19th century's closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern transcription. All of this, as longtime admirers noted, in the context of a career that already had 20 years on the clock, playing melodeon for the great and the good such as Ian Anderson and Riverdance, as a regular in Cara Dillon's band and a soloist on the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. True to Daniels' DNA, his music is founded upon the finest folk traditions, but he is nothing if not a 21st century troubadour. It's that mixture of the time-honoured and the timely that is at the heart of his ability to connect with fans across a broad spectrum of forebears, from Fairport Convention to Randy Newman to XTC. Featured on Folk Radio UK as classic contemporary folk and ★★★★ in Songlines magazine for his topical innovative songwriting. Frontiersman is not too strong a word.

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An Evening With Mrs Midnight's Ceilidh Band

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

A lively evening with Mrs Midnight's ceilidh band. Come and enjoy dancing, special song spots and other attractions throughout the evening. Licensed Bar.

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Twisted Twenty And Geri Van Essen

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at London Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House 6:30pm

A collective of musicians from different parts of the globe, The Twisted Twenty take 18th century musics from the British Isles and using original period instruments, forge a new sound for the 21st century. Geri van Essen is an East London based singer who started off singing in children's choirs in the Netherlands long before she discovered the joys of singing folk songs accompanied by guitar or banjo.

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Fraser Nimmo

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Scots singer/guitarist/banjoist. Traditional song but also own-writes and by turns hilarious and earnest.

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Serious Sam Barrett & James The Fang

on Sun, 6 May 2018 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

Hailing from the Mountains of North Alabama and the Hills of West Yorkshire, Sam and James have years of touring and a stack of records under their belts. They return to Preston fresh off the back of their latest tour through the swamps and mountains of the deep south and west coast of America. They bring 12 string guitar, banjo, fiddle and belt out traditional numbers dating back to the late 19th century as well as newer original numbers on LPs such as The Dime Horseshoe and North Country Steed.

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Tir Na Nog

on Mon, 7 May 2018 at Dundee Clarks On Lindsay St, 7:00pm

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Emily Mae Winters

on Mon, 7 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, contemporary folk singer songwriter Emily Mae Winters' songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. A poetic singer songwriter, influenced by the likes of Gillian Welch, Carole King, Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz and Kate Rusby; her music splits the difference between the gentle seas of folk and country. In 2016, Emily teamed up with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker to produce her first commercial EP release 'Foreign Waters'. Her self-penned track 'Anchor' from the release won the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have received extensive national and international folk and Americana radio play including support from the BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. After spending last year touring doing supports, she has just released her debut album 'Siren Serenade'. Co produced by Ben Walker and Lauren Deakin Davies (Laura Marling), the album hosts a combination of self-penned and traditional folk songs and features top folk names including Evan Carson (Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys), Lukas Drinkwater and Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage.

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Tir Na Nog

on Tue, 8 May 2018 at Glasgow Cottiers' 7:00pm

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Woody Pines

on Tue, 8 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roots music hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured the UK, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. These Muddy Roots Records stars count BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris as a fan - he invited them to appear on the stage he hosted at the C2C event in London's 02 arena. The trio was one of the headline acts previously flown over to Scotland to take part in Glasgow's Celtic Connections mid-winter bash, included for their fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness. This is a band that counts some other big hitters as fans, including Outlaw Country legend, Billy Joe Shaver. When he followed them at the big Nelsonville Folk & Blues Festival, Billy Joe came on stage and declared: They're the best damn band I've ever heard!

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Crh Music Presents An Evening With Mary Gauthier

on Tue, 8 May 2018 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

From a troubled adolescence that continues to inform her often confessional material, through a series of outstanding releases with songs covering topics such as abandonment, alcoholism, homelessness and capital punishment, An Evening With Mary Gauthier sounds like no fun at all. The truth couldn't be more different. She is one of the most highly accomplished and respected singer songwriters in the world, and although her subject material may be dark and provocative, her essential warmth, humour and humanity constantly shines through and her live performances are absolutely captivating. Her latest record, Rifles and Rosary Beads, is her most important yet. Co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, the eleven deeply personal songs on this album reveal the untold stories, and powerful struggles that these veterans and their spouses deal with abroad and after returning home. More than a collection of thoughtful songs, this is a testament to the fact that music can literally save lives. Her razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection puts her in a class with greats such as Kris Kristofferson, John Prineand yes, Bob Dylan. Los Angeles Times.

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Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Tue, 8 May 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Greg Russell

on Tue, 8 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 ---------------------------------------------------- Possessed of an extraordinary voice that's 'full of character' (The Telegraph), over the last 5 years Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant players on the U.K. folk scene. Playing guitar, bouzouki and singing, in 2013 he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 won the Horizon Award from the same source alongside Ciaran Algar. Since 2016, Greg has also been involved in two critically acclaimed projects; The Transports (5 stars The Guardian) and Shake the Chains (4 stars The Guardian). The latter, a project put together by Greg which included Peggy Seeger, Martin Simpson and many more. Singing a mixture of original and traditional song in 2017, Greg released his debut solo album, Inclined to be Red, declared 'a powerful statement' (Acoustic), 'excellent' (RnR Magazine), 'a splendid thing' (Maverick) and 'convincingly individual' (fRoots).

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Backyard Concert - Sadie & Jay

on Tue, 8 May 2018 at Whitby Sanders Yard Bistro 7:00pm

The next guests at Sanders Yard, for our Backyard Concert series, are from Brisbane , Australia and are the second act confirmed during May in the run -up to The Great North Folk Festival. Sadie & Jay appearing on May 8th are a mega-talented Celtic folk influenced duo who can sing - really sing, with Intricate instrumental accompaniments to their beautiful and thought provoking songs. Ticket £15 , available from the Bistro and online,includes food from our wonderful hosts Sophie & Brian of The Sanders Yard Bistro. Check out www.sadieandjaymusic.com

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Woody Pines

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm; Concert starts 8 pm

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Tildon Krautz

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Young Waters (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Young Waters' twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their repertoire combines original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, and makes for a captivating stage presence. In October 2017 they showcased at English Folk Expo / Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Kathryn Tickell), and their debut album, recorded at Real World studios, is due to be released in Spring 2018. Young Waters is a five-piece band led by Theo Passingham (vocals and guitar) with Kerry Ann Jangle (vocals), Liam O'Connell (double bass and vocals), Calum Smith (violin) and Rowen Elliot (viola).

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Young Waters (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Young Waters' twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their repertoire combines original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, and makes for a captivating stage presence. In October 2017 they showcased at English Folk Expo / Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Kathryn Tickell), and their debut album, recorded at Real World studios, is due to be released in Spring 2018. Young Waters is a five-piece band led by Theo Passingham (vocals and guitar) with Kerry Ann Jangle (vocals), Liam O'Connell (double bass and vocals), Calum Smith (violin) and Rowen Elliot (viola).

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Young Waters (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Young Waters' twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their repertoire combines original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, and makes for a captivating stage presence. In October 2017 they showcased at English Folk Expo / Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Kathryn Tickell), and their debut album, recorded at Real World studios, is due to be released in Spring 2018. Young Waters is a five-piece band led by Theo Passingham (vocals and guitar) with Kerry Ann Jangle (vocals), Liam O'Connell (double bass and vocals), Calum Smith (violin) and Rowen Elliot (viola).

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... πλανΩδειοι Play Rebe

on Wed, 9 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- πλανΩδειοι is a group of musicians who with dedication, artistry and their particular aesthetic revive music from the Greek popular and folk repertoire. They are fast becoming one of the most popular and loved bands in Greece, and it is with a great pleasure to have them at Rebetiko Carnival 2018. Alexandros kentris, bouzouki, vocals Stavros Zafeiras, bouzouki, vocals Stamatis Petsakos, guitar, voice Alexandros Kampourakis, accordion Agis Papapanagiotou, double bass

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... πλανΩδειοι Play Rebe

on Wed, 9 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- πλανΩδειοι is a group of musicians who with dedication, artistry and their particular aesthetic revive music from the Greek popular and folk repertoire. They are fast becoming one of the most popular and loved bands in Greece, and it is with a great pleasure to have them at Rebetiko Carnival 2018. Alexandros kentris, bouzouki, vocals Stavros Zafeiras, bouzouki, vocals Stamatis Petsakos, guitar, voice Alexandros Kampourakis, accordion Agis Papapanagiotou, double bass

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Greg Russell

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at London The Old Church Stoke Newington 7:30pm

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She'koyokh In Hampstead

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at London Heath Street Baptist Church,. 7:00pm

She'Koyokh at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead. Weds 9 May, 2018, 7.30pm-10.00pm.

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Eddie Seaman & Luc Mcnally

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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An Evening With Mary Gauthier

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 7:30pm

Louisiana raised Mary Gauthier has become one of Americana music's most admired artist, across the U.S. and in her regular tours around the world. Wall Street Journal To be affected by these songs, you don't have to know anything about Mary's backstory (Louisiana orphan addict chef turned sober troubadour), the respect she commands across gender lines in the Americana scene, or the heavyweight catalogue she's built out of unflinching introspection and Gothic shaded storytelling. NPR Music her razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection puts her in a class with greats such as Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and yes, Bob Dylan. Los Angeles Times Acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier recently released her most important work to date with 'Rifles & Rosary Beads' via Thirty Tigers. Co-written with U.S. veterans and their families, the eleven deeply personal songs on this album reveal the untold stories, and powerful struggles that these veterans and their spouses deal with abroad and after returning home. Each song on 'Rifles & Rosary Beads' is a gut punch: deceptively simple and emotionally complex.No stranger to pain or demons herself, Gauthier has used songwriting to work through addiction and childhood abandonment as an orphan. This is the first album where she has focused solely on experiences other than her own. Mary Gauthier has received countless critical accolades over the last decade and a half for her seven studio albums and captivating live performances. Her previous album Trouble & Love was praised by the press, including glowing coverage from outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, Huffington Post, American Songwriter and many more.

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Luke Daniels & Tim Edey

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Luke Daniels and Tim Edey are two of the British Folk scene's top performers and we're delighted that they've teamed up for a limited number of shows to perform their own and each other's music. BBC award-winning Luke Daniels was recently described by fRoots magazine as "genius" for his ingenious compositions for his electrophone machine - which combines Victorian music technology with digital samples - alongside which, Luke plays guitar, piano, melodeon and sings. Time Edey was voted BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2012 and was awarded 'Best Duo' with Brendan Power. Tim, one of the finest melodeon players on the folk scene - is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded music with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music.

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Molly Tuttle + Rachel Baiman

on Wed, 9 May 2018 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW IS TAKING PLACE AT OUR ALTERNATIVE HOME FOR THE NIGHT, WATER RATS. DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, 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 8.45pm. 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 Water Rats have a full food menu available before the show and are offering ticket holders a 10% discount when ordering food if you use the password "Green Note Food Discount" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MOLLY TUTTLE speaks softly. Her voice is both lilting and lucid, and when she says that she wants to create music that is truly original and unmistakably hers, her quietness shifts into a steely audacity that's charming and almost funnyshe's only 24, after all. But then, you remember her songs. And it hits you: brash, beautiful originality is exactly what Molly is doing. I love coming up with interesting guitar parts that don't really fitthat don't sound like any specific genre or any other guitar players, Molly says, home in Nashville the day before heading back out to tour. I am hoping to create my own sound. To find some new ground. On her debut solo EP Rise, Molly reveals the rich new ground she's discovered. Produced by Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., the Greencards), the seven-song collection relies on a rock-solid bluegrass foundation as Molly breaks free without breaking ties, singing and exploring what her six-string acoustic guitar can do. This album was a big learning process for me, Molly says. I knew Kai would know directions to take my songs that would push me a little outside of my box. I grew a lot more confident in the direction I am heading as an artist. Rise further introduces Molly to a roots music audience who's already enthusiastically embraced and elevated her. A Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category rounded out her 2016, after she clinched first place in Merlefest's prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Appearances at top-tier festivals including RockyGrass Festival and on programs such as A Prairie Home Companion have expanded her audience, along with almost nonstop touring. Press response has been glowing: a Flatpicking Guitar Magazine cover was followed by praise from The Bluegrass Situation, No Depression, American Songwriter and others. Mostly recently, she's grinning somewhat slyly on Acoustic Guitar magazine's April 2017 cover. Molly was ready for the attention. She began performing publicly at 11 and recorded her first album at 13. Her father Jack Tuttle has taught music in California's Bay Area where she grew up for more than 30 years. I really looked up to him, Molly says of her dad. I always heard him playing music when I was growing up. A multi-instrumentalistshe also plays the banjoMolly felt drawn to the guitar early. When I was 8, I asked for a guitar, and my dad brought me home a little Baby Taylor and started showing me some simple things. From then on, I was taken with the guitar. It just seemed really natural to me. Not one to lounge in what comes easily, Molly decided to challenge herself by attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. I wanted to deepen my knowledge of music, and Berklee seemed like a great fit, she says. They have an American roots program, which was great for me coming from a bluegrass background, but a lot of my guitar teachers were electric players who specialized in jazz and contemporary improvisation. They really pushed me to learn theory and get out of my comfort zone. After graduating, Molly made the move to Nashville. Anchored by her lucent vocals, smart writing, and incredible flat-picking, Rise is a direct reflection of Molly's personal and artistic growth over the last several years. A sense of longingfor someone, for a feeling, for a state of beingpulses throughout the EP. The songs were written over a long period of time, but throughout it, I was experiencing a lot of transitions in my life, she says. Going off to college, then moving from Boston to Nashville. All of this music was written from a place of dealing with a lot of change. Good Enough kicks off the EP with effervescence and wry self-awareness. Molly's bluegrass roots are on proud display: her nimble acoustic guitar is joined by a rolling chorus of strings as she ponders the concept of satisfaction. The idea for 'Good Enough' was inspired by writing songsjust never feeling like they are finished and wanting to work and work on them, Molly says. It's also rooted in the discomfort of being a musician in general, having some doubts in the back of my mind about whether or not I and my music are good enough. Ultimately, the song urges self-reliance and trust. It's about finding that place where success and what people say doesn't matter, she says. You're just satisfied for yourself. If Good Enough is bluegrass reassurance, second track You Didn't Call My Name is genre-defying grace. Molly's guitar sets a dreamy, roots-pop pace as she sings achingly about missed opportunities. I wrote the song right before I left California, she remembers. I was feeling a lot of things were unfinished there. Even as she stuns listeners with her original songs and collects songwriting awards, Molly's identity as a guitarist and vocalist influences how she writes. I think my songwriting goes into who I am as a musician, she explains. Writing songs inspires different things on guitar, and vice versa. Frenetic Save This Heart is a perfect example of Molly's process. I came up with the guitar part, and then the words and story started falling into place because the guitar had an urgency to it, she says. It's a song that came out of guitar playing first. The track is a mesmerizing showcase of Molly's clawhammer guitar mastery. Even when she could easily fall back on the magic of her fingers, she never shortchanges listeners lyrically: Your letters get shorter, days get longer / I call across the border, it's static on the line / Save this heart of mine, vividly captures the panic of realizing you might be too late. Molly had the melody for Friend and a Friend for years before settling on its traveling musician storyline. Reveling in its bluegrass bones, the song builds, growing bigger and stronger like the friend and a friend fanbase she's singing about. Instrumental Super Moon exudes the spontaneity of the song's recording process: Molly and drummer Jano Rix had never played the tune together before, and their virtuosic chemistry is a joy. Lightning in a Jar breathes new life into a familiar metaphor, and Molly says the moving portrait of nostalgia may be her favorite track on the EP. Her haunting vocals steal ears away from her subtly brilliant playing, underscoring just how much of a triple threat she truly is. I was thinking about when I was a kid, growing up and visiting my grandparents in Illinois, she says. It was a totally different environment than California. It was a magical time, and I was just trying to capture itmy childhood memories. EP closer Walden rearranges Thoreau lines and mixes them with Molly's own to create stunning musical commentary on impermanence. I was thinking a lot about climate change, she says. In California, we are dealing with really big fires, and it's so sad. I know people whose houses have burned down. I was thinking about how we relate to the planet. When asked what she hopes listeners experience listening to Rise, Molly doesn't hesitate: I hope it can bring comfort to and move people. I wrote some of these songs to try to bring positivity to tough situations. Really, I just want to bring people joy. RACHEL BAIMAN is a fiddle/banjo player, singer, and songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. Specialising in Old Time, Bluegrass, Scottish, and Folk music, her interests are diverse and range from the oldest fiddle traditions to the most innovative of collaborations. A departure from her stripped-down duo work with 10 String Symphony, her new album Shame is lush and varied in instrumentation and musical texture. Inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman's influences span a wide range, but years spent playing traditional music on the fiddle shine through in the albums firmly rooted sound, which is at once infectiously familiar and unexpected. For the recording and production of the album, Baiman turned to the talents of Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin. I've always been in love with the music of the South, and around the time that I was writing a lot of the music for this record, I was listening to all North Carolina made albums-- including the album Andrew produced for Josh Oliver (Oliver plays and sings all over Baiman's record). Andrew is such an incredible songwriter, and from the moment we started doing pre-production, I felt that he completely understood the feeling of each song. We worked really collaboratively in the studio, and those were some of the most inspiring days I've ever spent making music. In many ways, Shame, the new album from 26-year-old songwriter and instrumentalist Rachel Baiman, is an exploration of growing up female in America. I wasn't necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to, Baiman says of the project, I wanted to write about reality, in all of it's terror and beauty. From the title track about abortion politics, to love, sex and abuse in relationships, to classism and inequality in her re-write of Andy Irvine's working class anthem Never Tire of the Road the album is ambitious in its scope, yet remains cohesive through Baiman's personal perspective. Despite the serious subject matter, the overall feeling of the album remains light, with the tongue-in-cheek Gettin' Ready to Start (Gettin' Ready) and feel good Let them Go To Heaven. Baiman's background as a fiddle and banjo player is obvious in the groovy, thought-out, and largely acoustic arrangements. If I wanted to rebel against my parents I could have become a finance banker or a corporate lawyer says Baiman of her childhood. Raised in Chicago by a radical economist and a social worker, Baiman was surrounded by social justice issues her entire life. Activism runs deep in my family. My brother is a union organizer, my sister is a math teacher at a Title 1 school, and my 87 year old Grandmother still travels the world by herself to attend environmental walks and rallies. She is a true inspiration Baiman's parents were folk music fans, and Rachel grew up playing old time and bluegrass fiddle, traveling around rural Illinois to jam and play at fiddle contests and county fairs. I had a bit of a double life, on the one hand going to public school on the west side of Chicago, where my friends and I danced to hip-hop and Top 40 R-and-B, and then secretly running off on the weekends to play old-time and bluegrass in the cornfields of the midwest. As a teenager, Baiman found music to be a welcome escape from worrying about global politics. I often found the constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems to be intense and overwhelming, and when I moved to Nashville to pursue music it felt like something positive, beautiful and productive that I could put into the world. Now that I've had some years to devote to music,--Baiman has been recording and touring internationally for the past 4 years as part of the progressive bluegrass duo 10 String Symphony, and has played in the bands of numerous other artists including Kacey Musgraves-- I find it hard to escape from the values that I grew up with, and I feel compelled to write politically, to speak out about things that I've experienced or seen. I love doing that through songwriting, because it avails a more emotional vehicle for discussion. I love the political tradition of folk music, from Woody Guthrie to Macklemore, and I hope to add another perspective and voice to that tradition. a goose-bump-instigating talent that reminded me of a young Gillian Welch or Joy Williams (Civil Wars).- Z. N. Lupetin, The Bluegrass Situation

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Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Header show with two rising young folk stars doing a mix of solo pieces and collaborations. Previously enjoyed in York with the Dovetail Trio, Rosie is a captivating singer whose 2017 debut CD was widely praised, while we already know and admire Cohen's singing and concertina and melodeon playing from the band Granny's Attic.

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Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Header show with two rising young folk stars doing a mix of solo pieces and collaborations. Previously enjoyed in York with the Dovetail Trio, Rosie is a captivating singer whose 2017 debut CD was widely praised, while we already know and admire Cohen's singing and concertina and melodeon playing from the band Granny's Attic.

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Tildon Krautz

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar). The duo have toured Canada, Europe and played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, 'Conflict Tourism', which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6music.'Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' (Q Magazine) 'Enthralling.consistently compelling' (Pure M Magazine)

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The Dan Walsh Trio

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Norwich Louis Marchesi 8:00pm

Nominated for best musician at the BBC Folk Awards, banjo maestro Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. At the heart of the trio's sound is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is sure to be a truly memorable live show featuring three of the most in demand musicians on the folk scene today.

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Molly Tuttle + Rachel Baiman

on Thu, 10 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MOLLY TUTTLE speaks softly. Her voice is both lilting and lucid, and when she says that she wants to create music that is truly original and unmistakably hers, her quietness shifts into a steely audacity that's charming and almost funnyshe's only 24, after all. But then, you remember her songs. And it hits you: brash, beautiful originality is exactly what Molly is doing. I love coming up with interesting guitar parts that don't really fitthat don't sound like any specific genre or any other guitar players, Molly says, home in Nashville the day before heading back out to tour. I am hoping to create my own sound. To find some new ground. On her debut solo EP Rise, Molly reveals the rich new ground she's discovered. Produced by Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., the Greencards), the seven-song collection relies on a rock-solid bluegrass foundation as Molly breaks free without breaking ties, singing and exploring what her six-string acoustic guitar can do. This album was a big learning process for me, Molly says. I knew Kai would know directions to take my songs that would push me a little outside of my box. I grew a lot more confident in the direction I am heading as an artist. Rise further introduces Molly to a roots music audience who's already enthusiastically embraced and elevated her. A Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category rounded out her 2016, after she clinched first place in Merlefest's prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Appearances at top-tier festivals including RockyGrass Festival and on programs such as A Prairie Home Companion have expanded her audience, along with almost nonstop touring. Press response has been glowing: a Flatpicking Guitar Magazine cover was followed by praise from The Bluegrass Situation, No Depression, American Songwriter and others. Mostly recently, she's grinning somewhat slyly on Acoustic Guitar magazine's April 2017 cover. Molly was ready for the attention. She began performing publicly at 11 and recorded her first album at 13. Her father Jack Tuttle has taught music in California's Bay Area where she grew up for more than 30 years. I really looked up to him, Molly says of her dad. I always heard him playing music when I was growing up. A multi-instrumentalistshe also plays the banjoMolly felt drawn to the guitar early. When I was 8, I asked for a guitar, and my dad brought me home a little Baby Taylor and started showing me some simple things. From then on, I was taken with the guitar. It just seemed really natural to me. Not one to lounge in what comes easily, Molly decided to challenge herself by attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. I wanted to deepen my knowledge of music, and Berklee seemed like a great fit, she says. They have an American roots program, which was great for me coming from a bluegrass background, but a lot of my guitar teachers were electric players who specialized in jazz and contemporary improvisation. They really pushed me to learn theory and get out of my comfort zone. After graduating, Molly made the move to Nashville. Anchored by her lucent vocals, smart writing, and incredible flat-picking, Rise is a direct reflection of Molly's personal and artistic growth over the last several years. A sense of longingfor someone, for a feeling, for a state of beingpulses throughout the EP. The songs were written over a long period of time, but throughout it, I was experiencing a lot of transitions in my life, she says. Going off to college, then moving from Boston to Nashville. All of this music was written from a place of dealing with a lot of change. Good Enough kicks off the EP with effervescence and wry self-awareness. Molly's bluegrass roots are on proud display: her nimble acoustic guitar is joined by a rolling chorus of strings as she ponders the concept of satisfaction. The idea for 'Good Enough' was inspired by writing songsjust never feeling like they are finished and wanting to work and work on them, Molly says. It's also rooted in the discomfort of being a musician in general, having some doubts in the back of my mind about whether or not I and my music are good enough. Ultimately, the song urges self-reliance and trust. It's about finding that place where success and what people say doesn't matter, she says. You're just satisfied for yourself. If Good Enough is bluegrass reassurance, second track You Didn't Call My Name is genre-defying grace. Molly's guitar sets a dreamy, roots-pop pace as she sings achingly about missed opportunities. I wrote the song right before I left California, she remembers. I was feeling a lot of things were unfinished there. Even as she stuns listeners with her original songs and collects songwriting awards, Molly's identity as a guitarist and vocalist influences how she writes. I think my songwriting goes into who I am as a musician, she explains. Writing songs inspires different things on guitar, and vice versa. Frenetic Save This Heart is a perfect example of Molly's process. I came up with the guitar part, and then the words and story started falling into place because the guitar had an urgency to it, she says. It's a song that came out of guitar playing first. The track is a mesmerizing showcase of Molly's clawhammer guitar mastery. Even when she could easily fall back on the magic of her fingers, she never shortchanges listeners lyrically: Your letters get shorter, days get longer / I call across the border, it's static on the line / Save this heart of mine, vividly captures the panic of realizing you might be too late. Molly had the melody for Friend and a Friend for years before settling on its traveling musician storyline. Reveling in its bluegrass bones, the song builds, growing bigger and stronger like the friend and a friend fanbase she's singing about. Instrumental Super Moon exudes the spontaneity of the song's recording process: Molly and drummer Jano Rix had never played the tune together before, and their virtuosic chemistry is a joy. Lightning in a Jar breathes new life into a familiar metaphor, and Molly says the moving portrait of nostalgia may be her favorite track on the EP. Her haunting vocals steal ears away from her subtly brilliant playing, underscoring just how much of a triple threat she truly is. I was thinking about when I was a kid, growing up and visiting my grandparents in Illinois, she says. It was a totally different environment than California. It was a magical time, and I was just trying to capture itmy childhood memories. EP closer Walden rearranges Thoreau lines and mixes them with Molly's own to create stunning musical commentary on impermanence. I was thinking a lot about climate change, she says. In California, we are dealing with really big fires, and it's so sad. I know people whose houses have burned down. I was thinking about how we relate to the planet. When asked what she hopes listeners experience listening to Rise, Molly doesn't hesitate: I hope it can bring comfort to and move people. I wrote some of these songs to try to bring positivity to tough situations. Really, I just want to bring people joy. RACHEL BAIMAN is a fiddle/banjo player, singer, and songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. Specialising in Old Time, Bluegrass, Scottish, and Folk music, her interests are diverse and range from the oldest fiddle traditions to the most innovative of collaborations. A departure from her stripped-down duo work with 10 String Symphony, her new album Shame is lush and varied in instrumentation and musical texture. Inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman's influences span a wide range, but years spent playing traditional music on the fiddle shine through in the albums firmly rooted sound, which is at once infectiously familiar and unexpected. For the recording and production of the album, Baiman turned to the talents of Mandolin Orange's Andrew Marlin. I've always been in love with the music of the South, and around the time that I was writing a lot of the music for this record, I was listening to all North Carolina made albums-- including the album Andrew produced for Josh Oliver (Oliver plays and sings all over Baiman's record). Andrew is such an incredible songwriter, and from the moment we started doing pre-production, I felt that he completely understood the feeling of each song. We worked really collaboratively in the studio, and those were some of the most inspiring days I've ever spent making music. In many ways, Shame, the new album from 26-year-old songwriter and instrumentalist Rachel Baiman, is an exploration of growing up female in America. I wasn't necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to, Baiman says of the project, I wanted to write about reality, in all of it's terror and beauty. From the title track about abortion politics, to love, sex and abuse in relationships, to classism and inequality in her re-write of Andy Irvine's working class anthem Never Tire of the Road the album is ambitious in its scope, yet remains cohesive through Baiman's personal perspective. Despite the serious subject matter, the overall feeling of the album remains light, with the tongue-in-cheek Gettin' Ready to Start (Gettin' Ready) and feel good Let them Go To Heaven. Baiman's background as a fiddle and banjo player is obvious in the groovy, thought-out, and largely acoustic arrangements. If I wanted to rebel against my parents I could have become a finance banker or a corporate lawyer says Baiman of her childhood. Raised in Chicago by a radical economist and a social worker, Baiman was surrounded by social justice issues her entire life. Activism runs deep in my family. My brother is a union organizer, my sister is a math teacher at a Title 1 school, and my 87 year old Grandmother still travels the world by herself to attend environmental walks and rallies. She is a true inspiration Baiman's parents were folk music fans, and Rachel grew up playing old time and bluegrass fiddle, traveling around rural Illinois to jam and play at fiddle contests and county fairs. I had a bit of a double life, on the one hand going to public school on the west side of Chicago, where my friends and I danced to hip-hop and Top 40 R-and-B, and then secretly running off on the weekends to play old-time and bluegrass in the cornfields of the midwest. As a teenager, Baiman found music to be a welcome escape from worrying about global politics. I often found the constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems to be intense and overwhelming, and when I moved to Nashville to pursue music it felt like something positive, beautiful and productive that I could put into the world. Now that I've had some years to devote to music,--Baiman has been recording and touring internationally for the past 4 years as part of the progressive bluegrass duo 10 String Symphony, and has played in the bands of numerous other artists including Kacey Musgraves-- I find it hard to escape from the values that I grew up with, and I feel compelled to write politically, to speak out about things that I've experienced or seen. I love doing that through songwriting, because it avails a more emotional vehicle for discussion. I love the political tradition of folk music, from Woody Guthrie to Macklemore, and I hope to add another perspective and voice to that tradition. a goose-bump-instigating talent that reminded me of a young Gillian Welch or Joy Williams (Civil Wars).- Z. N. Lupetin, The Bluegrass Situation

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful and innovative contemporary music that is anchored in folk traditions without being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistible questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations. Fiddle-singers and multi-instrumentalists Rowan and Anna Rheingans grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their musician mother and violin-maker father from an early age. Rowan is a well known on the English folk scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band and the Songs of Separation super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart. Anna lives and works as a fiddle player in Toulouse and is an expert in southern French folk music, having recently gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Sweden and Norway, they pull a range of influences from both northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own interpretations, compositions and arrangements. Over the last few years, Rowan and Anna have toured extensively across the UK, and internationally including in France, Sweden and Australia. The Rheingans Sisters' debut album Glad Gold Hearts was released on Rootbeat Records in June 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Songlines described them as "musical miscegenation with unabashed confidence, a duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match and nominated Rowan and Anna for Best Group and Best Newcomer in the Songlines Music Awards. Their second, award-winning album Already Home, recorded over just five days in a remote forest studio in mid-Wales, is an enticing, thoughtful and adventurous record that quickly caused a stir when it was released in November 2015. Amongst a flurry of fantastic reviews, The Independent called Already Home 'superb', fRoots made them a cover-feature and described the album as quite simply extraordinary and Folk Radio UK hailed it as not only a beautiful and exceptional record, but an important one. It reached the top 10 albums in the 2015 fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year, was awarded a Songlines 'Top of the World' award and earned Rowan and Anna no less than two nominations at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. As well as being nominated for the 'Horizon' award which celebrates the best new acts on the UK's folk scene, they won 'Best Original Track' for the song Mackerel.

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Galleon Blast

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Northwich The Salty Dog 8:00pm

From the twin harbour cities of Chester and Knutsford come the Middle England Buccaneers of Galleon Blast. Featuring banjo,mandolin,accordion,fiddle,whistle,guitar,bass and drums these sea dogs from round the Cheshire Horn play rollicking original songs, nautically-flavoured covers and grog-infused traditional tunes. With BBC Radio 2 and 6music's Cap'n Mark Radcliffe at the helm, Mistress Fluff, Christy, Rusty, Bilbo, Charlie and Wools form a formidable crew you'll be only too happy to welcome alongside as they're only pretending to be pirates and are all quite nice actually.

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 7.15pm - EVENT time is 8pm. Pre-show suppers are available ONLY from the venue, please ring 0208 977 7558 to book. Back by popular demand, the hugely entertaining Budapest Café Orchestra's traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia will make you want to book a holiday along the Danube! Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, the BCO repertoire includes Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - with a few surprises along the way. the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap - The Times.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline Play Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Maverick Magazine: "quite different to anything out there right now". R2 Magazine: the songs are gorgeous. Described as like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session, blues and roots duo Ma Polaine's Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act. 2016's EP release Small Town Talk gained rave media reviews, building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name. Throughout last year Ma Polaine's Great Decline toured the country, taking in the finest of intimate venues and enjoyed a busy festival season, culminating with triumphant sets at Towersey Festival and Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. From the start Beth Packer and Clinton Hough always sought to keep their song-writing influences open. A strong base of blues is there, with jazz and country also holding sway, original writing is the focus, with oddness, sparsity and a subtle quality that is their own. There is a freedom for Packer to explore her vocal qualities and lyric writing, creating tales of haunting beauty, veiled sorrow, and a darker image of happiness. The live band has moved through several line-ups and have returned to their roots as a duo. Live Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with Hough on electric or acoustic guitar, all accompanying Packer's powerful yet sensitive vocal. Roots Music Report "5 stars", "Ma Polaine's Great Decline once again generates a dark, highly seductive atmosphere part jazz, part cabaret; the potency of which is magnified by their minimalist approach". ​​ Folk All "Ma Polaine's Great Decline inhabit that twilight zone between decadence and respectability but they never let you know in which camp they are going to plant their musical foot". Roots Music Report "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Blues And Soul Magazine "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Northern Sky Magazine 4/5, "an utterly compelling soundscape". **************************************************** Jerusalem-born Avital Raz has recently gained notoriety for her taboo-busting song lyrics. Her latest release 'The Fallen Angel's Unravelling Descent', a collaboration with Keith Angel (producer) was given four stars by RnR magazine and high Praise in Folk Radio UK among other publications. " There is no-one quite like Avital Raz in the world of music right now, and she should be applauded for the intelligence and singularity of her artistic vision. The Fallen Angel's Unravelling Descent is a genuinely original musical statement, full of wise, exotic and gleefully mordant songs that manage to be simultaneously challenging and melodic." About last year's release 'The Believer', recorded in Scotland with cellist producer Pete Harvey, full of racy tales of sex and politics, The Herald had to say "Likely to be the most compelling thing you hear all year". Perhaps The Levellers had this in mind when they personally asked Avital to perform solo on The Big Top stage at Beautiful Days Festival.

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Sennen Timcke / Tony Almond Live At The Arts House Cafe Bristol

on Thu, 10 May 2018 at Bristol The Arts House 8:00pm

An acoustic music event showcasing new materials from two engaging Bristol songwriters. Limited capacity, so get tickets early Tony Almond The album The Explorer was released in 2017: personal and political reflections, 
invitations to look beyond the obvious and to think more deeply about ourselves and the world around us. An essentially English folk/rock sound that bridges many styles and influences, in songs that are playful, striking and pertinent to our time. tonyalmondmusic.uk Sennen Timcke is an English born singer-songwriter inspired by classic American and British Folk music. Combining melodic, classic songwriting with upbeat rhythms and foot-stomping choruses, his music has been compared to Ben Howard, Paul Simon and James Taylor. He performs his original material across the UK and Europe and is currently working on his debut album. Sennen is a busy circuit acoustician (with & without band) displaying intensity of songwriting which hauls him ahead of the pack. sennentimcke.com

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Doncaster Folk Festival 2018

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre|Doncaster Deaf Trust|Doncaster Brewery and Tap 6.00pm

DONCASTER FOLK FESTIVAL 2018 FRI 11th MAY SUN 13th MAY Our annual Festival of Folk, Roots, Blues and Acoustic music features concerts by nationally and internationally renowned performers. As well as a sparkling line up of music, we will be bringing you a Festival of Traditional Dance in Doncaster's historic Town Centre, as well as Singarounds, Sessions and Real Ale! Our campsite is at Doncaster Deaf Trust - www.deaf-trust.co.uk and is open from 4.00pm on Friday 11th May until midday on Sunday 13th. For further information visit www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk or follow us on Facebook. Doors open 1 hour before concert time. Free entry to all concerts for under 13's

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Tir Na Nog

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Glastonbury The King Arthur 7:00pm

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Ritchie Parrish Ritchie (ex Tanglefoot)

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Do you remember the amazing Canadian band Tanglefoot? The band broke up a few years ago but have reformed with a different line up under the name of RPR (Ritchie Parrish Ritchie). Expect some of the traditional songs favoured by Tanglefoot, plus a lot more new material in the robust, vigourous style that epitomised their performances. Big men, big voices, big energy! As a foil to all this maleness, we are delighted to welcome back the lass with the amazing voice, Anne-Louise Richards. Legion open from 7pm Concert doors 7.45pm Concert starts 8.15pm

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Emily Maguire

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Exquisite UNCUT A class act THE MIRROR A true artist RnR MAGAZINE Music for the soul MAVERICK MAGAZINE A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is truly a talent to be reckoned with (RnR Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and spellbinding live performances winning her fans across the globe. Living for four years in a shack on a farm in the Australian bush where she made goats cheese to finance her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK in 2007 and toured extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters, including American legend Don McLean. Her third album Believer, released in 2009, received regular airplay on Radio 2 and was widely acclaimed in the music press, Maverick Magazine hailing it a masterpiece. Emily's much-anticipated fourth album, Bird Inside A Cage, followed in 2013. With its release funded entirely by her fans, Bird Inside A Cage was a bold departure from her previous recordings, while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness. She has been featured several times on Radio 4 including Woman's Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking about her book Start Over Again, a deeply personal account of her experiences of living with bipolar disorder. Following an intensive tour of Germany in 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of her instrumental album, Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms, forcing her to cancel all her gigs and leaving her unable to play her instruments for 18 months, which triggered a severe depressive episode. Once recovered, she released her hauntingly beautiful fifth album A Bit Of Blue in 2017. Financed again by her fans, the album received rave reviews in the music press. Emily also published a new book, Notes From The North Pole, a collection of poetry, prose and lyrics. Songs from A Bit Of Blue have been played on BBC Radio across the UK with the uplifting single For Free played on Radio 2. Together with her partner and bass player Christian Dunham, Emily has been touring arts centres across the UK with a stunning new show, delighted to be singing her songs again and entrancing audiences wherever she goes. She is passionate about songwriting, saying in a recent interview that music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people. In 2017, she was interviewed by Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston for a Radio 4 programme called The Agony and the Ecstasy, talking about chronic pain, creativity and her bipolar condition. She was also interviewed by Clare Balding for Radio 2, talking about her music, mental health and Buddhist faith. Emily is now working on her instrumental album and looking forward to her next UK tour starting in February 2018. She is a patron of the mental health charity Restore.

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Hannah White

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Evening with Hannah White from the Sound Lounge. Very talented singer with die for voice. Very happy to welcome her and her band back to St Paul's

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Hannah White

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Evening with Hannah White from the Sound Lounge. Very talented singer with die for voice. Very happy to welcome her and her band back to St Paul's

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Come and hear The Black Feathers, the duo of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler blend their mix of Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock influenced music. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud was also very well received. Live Reviews "...stunning harmonies that were so good it reminded me of seeing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings" - No Depression "It is so rare an opening act rival the main performance but that is exactly what the seamless harmony singing Black Feathers achieved" - Jumpin' Hot Club "The pure emotion and subtle timing of their song delivery is as evident as the enjoyment radiating from their onstage chemistry" - 3 Chords and the Truth Support from Oxfordshire based Nikki Petherick Tickets £12 in advance and £14 on the door Doors at 7pm, music at 7:40pm

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling. The duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 'Horizon' category for Best Emerging Artist and also for 'Best Duo' in both the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016 and the Folking.com awards of 2017. In March 2017, the duo were invited to perform a live session on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, where the presenter described their singing as 'A rather lovely thing...like two halves of one voice' Concert starts at 7.45, Ticket price includes a glass of wine or juice.

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Grace Petrie

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Grace Petrie Biography Mojo top 10 album of 2017: Grace Petrie's Heart First Aid Kit 'Hello, said Grace Petrie sweetly. I'm a protest singer. Murmurs of approval. Actually I'm a socialist, feminist, lesbian, left wing protest singer The place erupted.' The first lines of The Guardian review of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 Grace Petrie found herself on a packed main stage on the Friday afternoon of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017 seven years after she stared to attract attention with her emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since. She has racked up tour supports with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, and has also made her mark in the comedy scene supporting comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long. She's appeared at Glastonbury four time at the invitation of Billy Bragg, as well as an eclectic genre-crossing mix of festivals Latitude, Musicport, Blissfields, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Greenbelt and more including of course Cambridge Folk Festival. She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes, amassing her over 9,000 Twitter followers and nearly 5,000 likes on her band Facebook page and has individual Youtube videos with over 93,000 hits. In 2015 she completed a Canadian tour, culminating in a hugely successful performance at the main stage of Vancouver Folk Festival. She has quietly become one of the most respected songwriters working in the UK today. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show, has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts and has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and The Independent On Sunday's 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. Grace also performs with Coven, with Lady Maisery and O'Hooley & Tidow. Grace's young career boasts five DIY albums available only at gigs, with her first full studio album for general release due in autumn 2018. Her self-released album 'Heart First Aid Kit' received a top 10 album of 2017 placing from Mojo magazine.

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Kalandra And Rob Sharp

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Holmfirth Parish Church 7:30pm

Friday night concert

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Will Keating And Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Will Keating & Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, one of The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to The Tolmen Centre for the first time. Award winning Banjo player John Dowling will be joining Will, along with veteran musician Claudia Colmer on her 300yr old Double Bass. Will Keating will be performing songs from his highly acclaimed debut solo album, Cornwall My Home, and other Cornish folk favourites. Other guest performers will be announced, for what will be a fun filled evening of Cornish Folk. Pre-show meals available from our cafe from 6pm but ONLY if pre-booked via 01326 341353. Show starts 7.30pm prompt.

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Will Keating And Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Will Keating & Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, one of The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to The Tolmen Centre for the first time. Award winning Banjo player John Dowling will be joining Will, along with veteran musician Claudia Colmer on her 300yr old Double Bass. Will Keating will be performing songs from his highly acclaimed debut solo album, Cornwall My Home, and other Cornish folk favourites. Other guest performers will be announced, for what will be a fun filled evening of Cornish Folk. Pre-show meals available from our cafe from 6pm but ONLY if pre-booked via 01326 341353. Show starts 7.30pm prompt.

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Will Keating And Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Will Keating & Special Guests - Cornish Folk Concert Following two sell out Cornish Folk Concerts held in recent months, Will Keating, one of The Oggymen, brings his talented musician friends to The Tolmen Centre for the first time. Award winning Banjo player John Dowling will be joining Will, along with veteran musician Claudia Colmer on her 300yr old Double Bass. Will Keating will be performing songs from his highly acclaimed debut solo album, Cornwall My Home, and other Cornish folk favourites. Other guest performers will be announced, for what will be a fun filled evening of Cornish Folk. Pre-show meals available from our cafe from 6pm but ONLY if pre-booked via 01326 341353. Show starts 7.30pm prompt.

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Noble Jacks

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin' rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK and beyond! The band have been relentlessly touring through 2017, stompin' their way round the British folk scene with sold out headline shows promoting their debut album 'What the Hammer'. As well as this, Noble Jacks have appeared at major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, and main stage Beautiful Days to name but a few! The band headed to Costa Del Folk in Portugal in October 2017 shortly before their November run with incredible demand for 2018 already rolling in.A huge future ahead for this incredible band Their music is just the kind of sonic elixir we need in these troubled times Acoustic Magazine Wit with wisdom, you should investigate Noble Jacks FRoots Please book early - sold out last time

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Hans Theessink And Brooks Williams

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Blues-wise, it doesn't get better than this! Tonight we host not one, but two of the masters of the art -- players who have long since achieved legendary status in the world of acoustic roots music. These guys have been pickin' the blues for longer than either of them care to remember and, thousands of gigs down the line, they're sounding better than ever. Dutch maestro Hans, an old friend of the Kalamazoo, is a giant of the genre - described by Bo Diddley as "one helluva guitar player." In the US, the blues press call him an "international guitar treasure... one of the world's pre-eminent guitar pickers." As one of the finest, he's gets to play with the best, too. His recent acclaimed Delta Time album with Terry Evans had a guest guitarist by the name of Ry Cooder. Brooks comes from Statesboro, Georgia (Blind Willie McTell made it famous with his Statesboro Blues) and his finger-picking and slide work have earned him a place in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. "The real thing" is how the great Martin Simpson describes him. "He is at the top of his game," says Blues in Britain..."setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues." Hans' and Brooks' shared love of Piedmont fingerstyle and bottleneck led them to this classic collaboration called Steady Rollin' Blues. Another not-to-be missed night at the Kalamazoo!

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Cajun Country Revival

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:45am

"Two Cajuns and an old time string band walk into a bar ...." and give you the very finest Cajun and old time Country music. Featuring, from the USA, Joel Savoy (of the Savoy family band), Grammy Award winning Cajun "royalty". Jesse Lege, one of the best Cajun accordionists of today. Stephen Sammy Lind ) and Nadine Landry of the Foghorn Stringband, credited for igniting the Old Time Renaissance in the American Northwest Unmissable for lovers of american roots music

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Keevil Village Hall 8:00pm

The Feastie Boys kick off their annual May Tour in Paul H's home village!

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Gary Stewart's Graceland Band Play For Ripon Live Music

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Ripon RAOS Hall (Ripon Amateur Operatic Society) 8:00pm

Gary Stewart's Graceland Led by popular Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social / Ellen & the Escapades) and backed by his incredible 7-piece band, this spectacular group of musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon's landmark Graceland album in all its glory. Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves if you're lucky! Conceived as a one-time only show for a New Year's party (and due to high demand), Gary's Graceland band is now a permanent fixture; presenting a perfect concert for the festival season and one which audiences are going crazy for. Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you're basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe. Gary Stewart & his band masterfully recreated not just the sound of Paul Simon's Graceland album but also the energy and soul that makes the original recording such a huge joy to listen to. An ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance. Joe Rusby Underneath the Stars Festival The RAOS Hall lounge bar will be open at 7.00pm, of course serving Roosters draught ale and bottled beers a selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. The concert hall will open at 8.00pm, band on at 8.30pm

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Daria Kulesh With Jonny Dyer

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

A more than welcome return for the amazing Daria Kulesh to the bookshop! Since she last played for us, with her wonderful folk tales from Russia, she has been getting increasingly fantastic reviews, has released another very highly acclaimed album, and has won and been nominated for several awards. This time she is bringing Jonny Dyer with her. They have been playing together for a while, with Jonny's fantastic instrumental skills complementing Daria's fabulous voice. Tickets £10. Tea/coffee available. BYOB.

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Greek Night: Rebetiko With Dunja Botic & Spiros Bolovinis

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

The urban popular music of Greece, brought to you by this great duo, accompanied by a fantastic set of musicians: Pavlos Carvalho: bouzouki Lydian Dhami: double bass Sarah Carvalho: dubost, guitar Food & drinks on the night

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The Shapes

on Fri, 11 May 2018 at Abingdon King Charles Room, The Kings Head & Bell 8:00pm

" BARNSTORMERS" present the Shapes as part of their new series of monthly events

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Dan Walsh Trio

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields. 'Absolutely terrific' - MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 Licensed bar

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Dawson Smith Band

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Dawson Smith Band

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Woody Pines

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

We are very pleased to announce that Woody Pines will be stopping off with us here at Snails during his UK tour! If you're wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour WOODY PINES comes from, look to the streets. It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78s of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum, or hillbilly. Heavy rollicking street performances are the key to some of today's best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS' Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they're the key to Woody's intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody traveled all over the streets of this country, road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. When Woody Pines sings when the train rolls by, I get a faceful of rain, this isn't some hipster dilettante twisting a faux-handlebar mustache and singing about old-timey railroads, this is a dedicated student of Woody Guthrie who used to hop freight trains to get from town to town. This is serious roots music that's as much a way of life as an aesthetic choice. This music isn't for dabblers; you gotta feel it in your bones. Let Woody Pines help.

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The Elephant Sessions

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Monksilver EMN Hall 8:00pm

Welcome back to the 5 amazing young musicians from the highlands of Scotland who make up The Elephant Sessions. The band is renowned for its breathtaking live shows, playing with great energy, drawing influence from its Scottish roots but adding a 21st century twist to create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Listen or dance, just make sure you come and enjoy!

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Bryony Griffith @ Royal Traditions

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

7.30 Tunes session 8-10 Act 10-11 Singing session

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at London Union Chapel 6:30pm

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances. Following the huge success of their debut release, their long-awaited second album 'SOAR' launches in April 2018. The album takes flight on the wings of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently returned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales, soaring like music and dreams over man-made borders, in an innate and epic journey of endurance. Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, this is remarkable music and a thrilling live experience. Opening set from Gwyneth Glyn, poet, writer and singer of songs. Gwyneth comes from Criccieth in North Wales and will be performing material from her new album 'Tro'. 'A sublime duo of two artists who are masters of their instruments - musicality and architecture at work' (★★★★★ Evening Standard)

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Deep Dark Woods

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

The Deep Dark Woods' new album Yarrow was borne in a fever scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. Yarrow is Deep Dark Woods reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt, and accompanied by the same band that crafted prairie psychedelics and a "loose grungy folk sound" (Paste). Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of Yarrow. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers' graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden. Since the last album their outlook is decidedly more macabre, tapping into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time. With Appalachian soil under his fingernails, Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison. The Deep Dark Woods have developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards. Originally from Saskatchewan and now based on the west coast, The Deep Dark Woods fuse spooky prairie folk with Texas country blues and California psychedelia. www.thedeepdarkwoods.com

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Kim Richey

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Kim Richey makes a welcome return to Water Yeat Village Hall while on her latest tour of the UK. Saturday 12th May at 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm) Cabret style seating. No bar bring your own drinks and nibbles. Find us on the A5084 to Coniston: Sat.Nav. LA12 8DJ American Singer/Songwriter Kim has a great singing voice and is a dab hand at the guitar. Don't go to Nashville see her at Water Yeat.

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Hérétique

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Hérétique are Jon Loomes (Hurdy gurdy, guitar, vocals), Michael Beeke (Bagpipes, recorder, percussion, vocals) and Murray Grainger (Button and Piano Accordions, Bandoneon, Vocals), with fresh and innovative music based on foot-stomping traditional dance tunes and sensational songs from all over Europe (particularly France). Dazzling vocals and the unique sounds of accordion, bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy combine to create a powerful blend of infectious melodies and driving rhythm. Guaranteed to excite and entertain, Hérétique deliver an electrifying fusion of energy and humour. Seriously good musicians having a lot of fun channelling their inner Monty Python and Bonzos.

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Hérétique

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Hérétique are Jon Loomes (Hurdy gurdy, guitar, vocals), Michael Beeke (Bagpipes, recorder, percussion, vocals) and Murray Grainger (Button and Piano Accordions, Bandoneon, Vocals), with fresh and innovative music based on foot-stomping traditional dance tunes and sensational songs from all over Europe (particularly France). Dazzling vocals and the unique sounds of accordion, bagpipe and hurdy-gurdy combine to create a powerful blend of infectious melodies and driving rhythm. Guaranteed to excite and entertain, Hérétique deliver an electrifying fusion of energy and humour. Seriously good musicians having a lot of fun channelling their inner Monty Python and Bonzos.

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

Jimmy Livingstone is a British singer/songwriter, who, following the critical success of his first album, 'One Eye Open, One Eye Closed' in 2013, toured with Lucinda Williams as her support act. Since then, he has been developing a loyal UK following, touring on his own. His new album, 'Airplane Mode', was recorded in London and is a more British affair. It was recorded and mixed by Cameron Craig, Grammy winner for Adele's 25. We are delighted to announce that Jimmy has included the 'Wee Gig' on his launch tour this Spring, and we eagerly look forward to what should be another great evening of quality live music.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

NIinebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' by Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album 'Releasing the Leaves' was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as 'Immaculate'. It was listed in The Telegraph's Top Folk Albums of 2016. 'Stunning' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine. 'Immaculate' ★★★★★ The EFDSS 'Exquisite' ★★★★ R2 Magazine Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.' ★★★★ The Telegraph.

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An Evening With Mary Gauthier

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

her razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection puts her in a class with greats such as Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and yes, Bob Dylan. Los Angeles Times Mary will be debuting, amongst others, songs from her acclaimed new album Rifles and Rosary Beads

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Wingfield Barns 7:00pm

Following his Golden Anniversary Tour of 2017 Richard is back on the road in 2018, with a brand new show, the Not Bad For His Age Tour, singing songs and telling stories from his new album Once Upon A Time. His special guest will be Eric Sedge, back by popular demand after great performances on the 2017 tour. New songs, new choruses to sing along with along with Richard's most popular golden oldies.

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Blues At The Civic

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 7:30pm

Holmfirth Festival of Folk and Marsh BLues CLub present; The Rusty Nails Blues Band, The 844s and Flock of 3 in the Lesser Hall (upstairs) in the Civic, Holmfirth

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Dave Bainbridge And Sally Minnear

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Holmfirth Parish Church 7:30pm

Award winning multi instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of the Dance vocalist and instrumentalist Sally Minnear

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Powerhouse With John Brown

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 7:30pm

Our fantastic Saturday night Ceilidh with John Brown calling and new band Powerhouse supplying the music - combining traditional tunes with rock riffage and pop culture

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Pete Astor

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

We're delighted to be working with Pete Astor for the first time! 'Time passes. Life happens. People arrive and people leave. Songs celebrate, songs grieve, look at yesterday and smile towards tomorrow; and everywhere, ghosts. One evening, when I was enjoying my favourite red wine, I decided to go for an extra glass for people and times past. Soon it became a tradition, the name of a song and then album: One for the Ghost.' This is a record born through time; seasoned and erudite indie auteur, ex leader of Creation Records' favourites The Loft and The Weather Prophets, Pete Astor brings together strands and tributaries in his work over the years, mining timeless guitar pop to frame lyrical insights and melodic hooks, making music for today, with a true line from the past and an eye to the future. Having released Spilled Milk (Fortuna Pop!) in 2016 to overwhelmingly positive response, Astor continues the musical spirit of that album with James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Proper Ornaments, Veronica Falls) remaining a mainstay on guitar. He is now joined by The Wave Pictures' rhythm section of Franic Rozycki on bass and Jonny Helm on drums, plus Pam Berry of Withered Hand and Black Tambourine. One for the Ghost's day psychedelia maintains Astor's commitment with relevant and contemporary worlds; from the mordant wit of the title track ('It's the wallpaper or said you've got to go / said Oscar Wilde / and then he died'), to the London-based outsider ache of Walker ('Walking the Arnold Circus All the Way to Marble Arch), via the ageless love song of Water Tower and its paean to rural modernism ('Meet my by the water tower / it's my favourite concrete flower'). Bruised but very much alive, Astor and One for the Ghost face the future with a smile and hungry heart. One for the Ghost is released on 16 February via Pete's new label Tapete Records, where soulmates such as Robert Forster, Lloyd Cole and Martin Carr frolic, just to name a few. 'The master of less is more' The Guardian

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Daniel Smith

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Acclaimed pianist/vocalist, Daniel Smith, purveys his unique blend of rocking blues, stomping boogie woogie, classy soul jazz and foot-tapping hard bop piano. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's no.1 boogie pianist' (Blues In Britain), Daniel's nine albums, BBC radio appearances, tours with U.S. blues artists and recent extended solo Edinburgh Fringe run are all testament to his dynamic talent.

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Winter Mountain At Exeter Brewery

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Exeter The Exeter Brewery 8:00pm

SongSpaces presents Winter Mountain live at Exeter Brewery. Support TBC Singer/songwriter Winter Mountain hails from the wild and beautiful north coast of Cornwall. He blends melodic songs, an extraordinarily soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, a time when the emphasis fell on the importance of the live performance and the essence of the song. Championed by Seth Lakeman, and signed to Cara Dillons own 'Charcoal Records', Winter Mountain has released 2 critically acclaimed albums. He has toured the length and breadth of the UK, Ireland and Europe and has supported pop legend Seal, The Feeling, Richard Thompson, Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Rosanne Cash, Leann Rhimes, Grammy award winner Patty Griffin and has performed at many festivals along the way. A successful 2017 culminated in an interview and live performance for Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2 Winter Mountain has appeared in the February '18 edition of the prestigious Total Guitar Magazine and is currently working on new music set for release later in the year.

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Kintbury St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Kintbury St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Poppy Ackroyd

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7:30pm

Breath-taking post-classical artist Poppy Ackroyd released her first full-length album with One Little Indian Records, Resolve, earlier this year. A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Ackroyd turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra (Tru Thoughts). Having played alongside giants of the genre, Hauschka and Nils Frahm, the unique musician has returned, newly signed to Bjork's label One Little Indian Records, fresh off the back of a mini-album Sketches, and set to release her brand new self-produced full-length record her most ambitious and progressive piece of work to date. The ground-breaking album explores life's constant challenges, and many of the songs are extremely personal to Poppy. In her own words: 'Resolve is about the determination to embrace the good things in life whilst dealing with unexpected and challenging difficulties. Finding the light in the dark, facing sadness and loss head on, and developing a growing inner strength.' Trains, the lead single from the album, simulates the sounds, movement, speed and changing scenery of a train journey. The track's accompanying time-lapse video (which is yet to be revealed to the public) has won 12 awards, including the Gold Movie Awards and South London Shorts. In contrast to her previous albums, for which the artist manipulated field recordings, Ackroyd has this time employed guest players on the record, in conjunction with her trademark and unique use of unconventional studio methods. Ackroyd creates percussive textures from traditional classical instruments, and the result is almost the emulation of an entire orchestra, using very few instruments combined with the artist's incredible production skills. On opening track Paper, the musician creatively recorded and manipulated experimental beats, born from using paper over piano strings. The principal melody on Stems was created using a combination of pianino (a very small toy piano) and wine glasses. The piece soundtracked a BAFTA-winning short animation by Ainslie Henderson. Ackroyd plays a combination of both upright and grand piano, and even plays the inside of the instrument using fingers, drumsticks and plectrums and then arranges and multi-tracks the resulting sounds. The artist employed the same technique to record herself playing violin, pianino, harmonium and spinet, as well as record other musicians who played cello, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and hang. Describing this process, Poppy said: 'With the other musicians, I asked them to explore the instrument and to create as many weird and wonderful sounds as they could. I then spent hours sifting through the recordings and choosing sounds and short percussive ideas that I could rearrange and build the track from. The opening of The Calm Before is built out of the clicking of clarinet keys and Quail starts with eerie sounding harmonics.' Although a keen collaborator outside of her solo work having created soundtracks for film, dance, physical theatre and radio this is the first record for which Poppy has written for and employed other players, including Manu Delago (Bjork, Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar) playing hang, Mike Lesirge (Bonobo, Andreya Triana) playing clarinets and flute, and Jo Quail on cello. Through studying contemporary classical piano works and listening to electronic music, Ackroyd quickly developed her signature compositional style on previous albums, using contemporary pianistic ideas whilst also inhabiting the world of sound beyond the keyboard, using extended techniques to 'play' other parts of the instruments as well. The intelligent artist works by recording improvised contemporary classical piano motifs and then rearranging and manipulating these sounds digitally. The result is a fantastic fusion of acoustic and electronic in a post-classical setting. 'A musical talent that straddles both old and new, harnessing the power and range of two very versatile instruments along with innovative use of samples and manipulation through technology. A must for fans of Silvain Chauveau, Dustin O'Halloran and Max Richter.' The 405 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. This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers

on Sat, 12 May 2018 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. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents... TOM MANSI & THE ICEBREAKERS Our record of the week Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Marconi (BBC Radio 2) I put it on and thought this is the stuff! Phil Jupitus (BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music) The band I always wanted to be in... Jamie T Hailing from North London and Warrington, rock'n'roll three piece Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers have spent the last 10 years honing their sound, playing countless shows across the UK and Europe. All three members are respected professional musicians in their own right, their careers ranging from collaborative work with legendary film director David Lynch to the British musical icon Donovan, and extensive time spent in the vibrant British Burlesque and alternative Cabaret scenes. It is from these experiences that the band have forged their unique sound, channeling in equal measure the rock'n'roll spirit of Sam Phillips' Sun, the electric blues of Howlin' Wolf, the bass heavy jazz attitude of Charles Mingus, the noir themes of Tom Waits, and the electric energy of Captain Beefheart. Above ell else, the super tight sound of the rock'n'roll, rocking blues, rhythm & blues and beyond that Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers bring lights up the room like an arclight- a perfect Saturday night band. The three piece have previously performed at many of the best venues and festivals across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, The Big Chill, The Scala and Hammersmith Palais, and have sheared the stage with Son of Dave, Imelda May, Florence & The Machine, The Sadies, Fat Freddie's Drop and countless more across their career to date. This year sees them play the prestigious Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire.

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Luke Daniels & Tim Edey

on Sat, 12 May 2018 at Faversham Assembly rooms 7:30pm

Two of the British folk scene's top performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each other's music. BBC award-winning Luke Daniels was recently described by fRoots magazine as genius for his intriguingly varied songs and ingenious compositions for his electrophon machine which combines Victorian music technology with digital samples via specially manufactured steel discs with which Luke plays guitar, piano, melodeon and sings. "A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding and love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey. SHARON SHANNON Kent's own king of folk & member of The Chieftains touring band Tim Edey a current BBC FOLK AWARD nominee again for best musician after already being voted BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2012 and Best duo with Brendan Power. Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music. Their duo show promises to be a stunning mix of world music inspired instrumental virtuosity and passion with a strong Celtic theme, to audience chorus lines and above all a highly entertaining night of musical genius. Faversham Assembly rooms Doors 7.30pm 8pm start www.lukedanielsmusic.com www.timedey.co.uk

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Birds Of Chicago

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

NB. Show starts at 7.30pm In so many ways, we are a word weary culture, ever searching for ways to communicate in fewer and fewer words, letters, syllables...Our online, blogged out, you-tubed attention spans are truncated and fragmented like never before. Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion - radical in these times - that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion. real midnight's gonna come/ real midnight's' gonna come real wolves at your door/ with blood on their tongues now what you gonna do/ with your days left in the sun? ha da la ha Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band's poignant Joe Henry produced album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic. Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po' Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over-emoting. On Real Midnight, Birds of Chicago alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes. Produced by Joe Henry, a man who's expert blending of light and shadow is well known, the album is a melancholy - but never shoe gazing - suite, full of wayward, joyful, lonesome voices raised up against the night. Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012. For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows.

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Greg Russell

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Carter Sampson

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

***BRING YOUR OWN DRINK*** Carter Sampson is an Oklahoma born singer/songwriter with a big voice, who is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes Roy Orbison. Carter makes a welcome return to the UK after her wonderfully received performances at both the Kilkenny Roots and Glastonbury festivals. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. Aged 15, she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favourite female vocalist. Reflecting on the long road that she has travelled so far, Carter says I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing, Carter will be joined on stage at Fulford by fellow Oklahoma residents, Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock. If opportunity should come one's way to see these two, take note and heed its call. This enterprise is accessible, enjoyable, and filled with the nuances of well-fashioned material that is often lost on the music products of the world - Liveforlivemusic.com A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience at tables in a cabaret style and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks.

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Josie Duncan And Pablo Lafuente

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente have been described as 'a vocal/guitar duo like no other'. Coming from the Isle of Lewis (Josie) and from Spain (Pablo) its no wonder that their music doesn't focus on just one place or on just one musical tradition. They are both well versed in music from many lands and many different influences. They are a guitar and vocal duo performing in Gaelic, Scots and in English. Their music is made up from many different elements and styles including ancient ballads, Gaelic 'puirt a beul' and industrial songs from the mines and cotton mills as well as original songs written by themselves.​ Josie's voice is 'crystal clear with a slight island twang', and is accompanied by Pablo's 'dynamic and sensitive guitar playing which illuminates the lyrics'. Their music is at times sparse and haunting and at other times driven and all consuming, but always aims to delight their audiences.

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Keith James Celebrating The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

'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 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine

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Megson (matinee Show)

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Great Easton Village Hall 2:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' . Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed. said The Guardian. Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as One of the top albums of 2016..

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Ímar

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Already hailed as a supergroup, Irish/Manx quintet Ímar are Glasgow's hottest new folk property. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles the group's formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members' formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow's justly celebrated session scene. Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar's distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material. Ímar's unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions.

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Zawe & Midsummer

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Zawe are a Birmingham-based six-piece band with music rooted in folk and an infusion of soul. Lead vocalist and guitarist Philippa Zawe's lyrically-driven and personal songs take influence from the likes of Otis Redding, Joan Armatrading and Rachel Sermanni. This event sees the much-anticipated launch of Philippa Zawe's first EP with a full band, following her debut release, Road of Hope, last year. Zawe will be joined by Birmingham folk six-piece Midsummer, whose acclaimed debut album, The Stories You Tell, was released last year following a sold-out show with Boat to Row. Ones to watch (Birmingham Wire).

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Ange Hardy

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015, and the LCM "Live Performer of the Year" in 2017. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. Ange's 6th album - her 2017 Solo Album "Bring Back Home" - was released in November 2017. Ben Sures is a Canadian roots musician and songwriter with a track record boasting a decade as an itinerant street musician and more than 20 years touring the Canadian coffee house and festival circuit

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Ange Hardy

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015, and the LCM "Live Performer of the Year" in 2017. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. Ange's 6th album - her 2017 Solo Album "Bring Back Home" - was released in November 2017. Ben Sures is a Canadian roots musician and songwriter with a track record boasting a decade as an itinerant street musician and more than 20 years touring the Canadian coffee house and festival circuit

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Keith Donnolly Flossie Malavialle And Dark Horses

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 2:00pm

Sunday afternoon Finale

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Ezio

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00am

Home town summer gig

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

There's no harder hitter than frontman Barrence Whitfield of Boston, MA. When he hits the boards with the Savages, you're either gonna ride the energy or be crushed by it. We're talking Joe Louis, Howlin' Wolf, Wilson Pickett, Smokin' Joe Frazier. Barrence has what these greats all possessed, the one thing a trainer cannot teach a fighter: a lust for mayhem. The wilder, louder, more insane the Savages bring it, the more BW is ready to attack the mic, to bring it high, to bring it low, to wear you down on the ropes, and eventually drop you. Backing Whitfield are the best cornermen in the business, led by garage/punk guitarist Peter Greenberg, the visionary who started the Savages after a legendary stint with the Lyres, and his sidekick Phil Mr. Tenacious Lenker on bass. Greenberg works his guitar with the ruthless intricacy of a chain saw ice sculptor. Lenker meshes with drummer Andy Jody for an unrelenting sequence of haymaker beats. Tom Quartulli's saxophone rips like a foghorn through the mist.

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Belshazzar's Feast At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Featuring Paul Hutchinson on accordion and Paul Sartin oboe, violin and vocals, both well know on the scene. Belshazzar's Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability 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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The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Present New Orleans Blues And Boogie

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

The Ultimate Bar Good Time Feel Good Bar Band present their show "A Night In The Deep South" A heady gumbo of soul, blues, funk, jazz, gospel and New Orleans Rhumba. The band hits the stage about 8.15pm, doors open at 6.30pm for drinks and food.

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The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Present New Orleans Blues And Boogie

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

The Ultimate Bar Good Time Feel Good Bar Band present their show "A Night In The Deep South" A heady gumbo of soul, blues, funk, jazz, gospel and New Orleans Rhumba. The band hits the stage about 8.15pm, doors open at 6.30pm for drinks and food.

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Angels With Dirty Faces + Lisa Wright + Hannah Paris

on Sun, 13 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Angels with Dirty Faces Angels with dirty faces is one of the most popular country rock bands on the scene today and is the brainchild of former BCMA award winners Stuart Landon (guitar/vocals) and Neil Cook (bass/vocals). The band are influenced by acts such as Lynrd Skynrd, Zac Brown Band, Restless Heart and Little Big Town among others. The band is full of experience and they are no strangers to touring and performing with big names. Prior to forming Angels With Dirty Faces, Stuart & Neil were signed as part of indie rock band The Establishment, working with acts such as Status Quo, Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, Badly Drawn Boy and also performing at venues such as Wembley Stadium, Reading & Leeds Festival, Latitude Festival and Electric Picnic. But being country boys at heart they were drawn back to their roots, when they came off the road with The Establishment. The line up recently changed when vocalist Kalli Ashton joined the band adding a perfect dynamic and contrast. As a full band they perform as a 6 piece but this also give them the versatility and flexibility to perform at smaller, acoustic events as a 3 or 4 piece band. The first single 'Shatter Like Glass', a co-written track between Stuart and Charlotte Elizabeth (Inspire Music) debuted at number 4 on the iTunes country chart and was only held off the Top 3 by the CMA anniversary song 'Forever Country'. The Angels With Dirty Faces are due to release their next single in Spring and are looking forward to a busy festival season in summer with many mainstream festivals booking the band as their fan base significantly grows outside of the country circle. Lisa Wright At first glance; Lisa Wright is a 5ft, blonde, Essex girl who seemingly charms her way into the audiences' affection by cracking jokes and telling stories but then she begins to play... and the room goes silent. BBC Introducing announced her as one of their emerging 'Sound of 2017s' and was handpicked by BBC 6 to represent the BBC at Latitude Festival 2017. Described as 'Carole King meets Patty Griffin meets John Mayer', Lisa was championed by the Nashville Songwriters Association as their 'One to Watch'; after she impressed the transatlantic audience with her unique and intelligent songwriting. She was also selected as a Song Suffragette songwriter in Nashville's female-only singer-songwriter showcase. Lisa has released two EPs which both entered into the iTunes Country Charts at No.3 - making Lisa the only independent, female artist in the Top 30 at the time. It's understandable to see why Lisa has often been described as the UKs best kept secret, but that's all set to change in 2018... Hannah Paris Hannah Paris is a country pop musician from Essex. Hannah hit the headlines last summer when her debut EP 'Short Stories' reached the top 10 of the iTunes UK Country Chart, this despite a relatively low-key launch. The EP took on a life of its own however and has since amassed an incredible 100,000+ streams on Spotify, making Hannah one of the most successful artists in UK country. Hannah only began to sing in her late teens and it was as recently as 2014 that she picked up a guitar for the first time. This move saw Hannah able to put her blossoming song writing career to music for the first time and has seen Hannah become the complete artist she is today. Hannah has had a busy few months. Two full band performances at the famous Hard Rock Café impressed so much that Hannah was recently named as a 'Hard Rock Ambassador'. A recent acoustic performance at the 'Corn on the Cob' night on Hertford caught the eye of UK country website 'Belles and Gals', who Hannah is now working alongside. Looking forward to the rest of 2018, Hannah has been booked for a number of festivals, including the iconic Isle of Wight Festival.

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Softlysoftly Presents Ringlefinch + Stevieray Latham + Alex Tinlin + Ivor Game

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. And this month we have FOUR acts to entertain you. RINGLEFINCH We're grinning in anticipation to have one of our favourite bands back - expect upbeat poppy, world sounds mixed with folkiness, and a dollop of wit and exuberance. http://ringlefinch.co.uk/ STEVIERAY LATHAM So pleased that StevieRay is able to come back to entertain us with his melodic and poetic alternative folk songs. We love them. https://soundcloud.com/stevieraylatham ALEX TINLIN The Tinlin brothers have graced the stage of SoftlySoftly many a time (often accompanied by their dog Doris). However, this time, Alex is flying solo to give us the opportunity to hear some of his own solo songwriting. https://soundcloud.com/alex-tinlin We're also pleased that IVOR GAME is going to come along in May to sing a few of his fantastic songs, which we know you'll love. ivorgame.com As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, with happy hour till 7pm, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Simon Kempston

on Sun, 13 May 2018 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Simon Kempston is a popular performer at Doncaster Brewery & Tap He is 'one of Scotland's best songwriters' and leading fingerstyle guitarists. Simon's original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon's rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style. To finish the Doncaster Folk Festival we invite you to join us for an evening of amazing music with this talented chap.

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The Andy May Trio

on Mon, 14 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle - Northumbrian piper Andy May (Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) - come together as the Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. A typical performance might include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy.

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The Elephant Sessions

on Mon, 14 May 2018 at London Thousand Island 7:30pm

Winners of the Scots Trad Awards 'Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014', Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Combining the very best of trad, funk, and electronica, their music is relentless and visceral, resulting in a truly unique sound amongst the current traditional music scene. Already renowned for their breath taking live shows that have taken the festival scene by storm, the band cemented their position amongst Scotland's finest bands with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Elusive Highland Beauty'. 2016 started with a sold out Celtic Connections show and festival bookings spanning both Europe and the UK.

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Les Glover & Pete Riley

on Mon, 14 May 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

A special Double Billing of Les Glover & Pete Riley Les has been performing for 39 years, , either as a solo artist or as part of a band, both in the UK and across Europe, and has several TV and radio appearances. He has a healthy love of all styles of music, from Hank Williams to Motorhead and an unhealthy love of 70's Pop. Les can often be heard incorporating an interesting cover or two into his live performances. His early band days of the late 70's/early 80's saw him as part of the Liverpool music scene playing at the now legendary Eric's club, supporting the likes of The Chameleons and A Flock of Seagulls. Having a very dynamic approach to playing, Les applies his unique style to his own original compositions. His album 'The Love Terrorist' contains twelve tracks, covering a variety of subjects; from bitter sweet observations with hints of poignancy and humour, to life affirming, joyous rants, aimed at people who are old of mind but young at heart, or vice versa! Pete is a Singer/Songwriter born and raised in Liverpool, and has been playing music ever since he can remember, He signed to Atlantic Records resulting in a 2 year tour of the USA with his band Treehouse who went on to release their debut album "Nobody's Monkey" to critical acclaim. After returning to the U.K. Pete then embarked on a solo career touring solo acoustic in the UK and Ireland. On release of his first solo album "After The Parade" Pete was invited back over to the USA to work with American, multi -platinum selling artist Edwin McCain whom he had struck up a solid friendship with during his previous stints in America. It wasn't long before Pete was asked by Edwin to join his band as a permanent member. Pete relocated to the USA for a decade and went on to forge a solid writing partnership with Edwin McCain and co-wrote three successful albums as well as co-writing the USA radio hit single's "Shooting Stars" and Say Anything the first of which appeared in a Warner Bros T.V. drama about a young Jack and Bobby Kennedy Since then Pete has been writing/recording and producing with many different artistes worldwide. These include Edwin McCain, Narada Michael Walden, Henry Priestman (The Christians) Maia Sharp, Angie Aparo, Kevn Kinney, and most recently Amy Wadge. Throughout the last few years there has also been numerous TV appearances in the USA (VH1, CBS Good Morning America) and more recently on BBC1 in the UK (The Politics Show) Pete's songs have also featured in the Warner Bros TV drama "Jack and Bobby" and the internationally released Miley Cyrus Disney Movie "The Last Song". and more recently in Ruth Jones Sky One Hit TV Show Stella, Pete has also collaborated with singer/songwriter Amy Wadge, resulting in a 3 album 6 year touring stint promoting albums Rivers Apart, Afterglow and Bygones. Pete has recently completed a successful European tour of the Netherlands, including Radio and TV appearances and is scheduled to return in 2018.

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Carter Sampson

on Mon, 14 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Queen Of Oklahoma Carter Sampson returns to the UK after sell out dates and festival shows in 2017. She will be joined by two of Oklahoma's rising stars, Jesse Aycock and Lauren Barth, who have both released stunning albums on Tulsa based label, Horton Records. Carter will be releasing a new album in March to follow the critically acclaimed Wilder Side that received widespread coverage in press and radio in both US and UK.

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Clive Gregson And Liz Simcock

on Mon, 14 May 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Clive Gregson And Liz Simcock

on Mon, 14 May 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Tue, 15 May 2018 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond. Maverick Magazine Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice Catch her while you can! The Express Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout. Acoustic Magazine Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

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Crh Music Presents The Deep Dark Woods

on Tue, 15 May 2018 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

The Deep Dark Woods need little introduction to fans of American Music. With material like The Place I Left Behind and The Banks of the Leopold Canal their impeccable musicianship and hauntingly lyrical songs have earned comparisons with The Band, with whom they share a Canadian background and a love of all traditional American music. Their new record, Yarrow, takes Southern Gothic to a new level, a celebration of the dark and weird surreal murder ballads and spooky love songs seen through the eyes of frontman Ryan Boldt's fevered and sometimes macabre imagination.

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Ben Glover

on Tue, 15 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The music of Americana artists mixed with Irish music was the soundtrack for Ben Glover growing up in the sleepy seaside village of Glenarm in the north of Ireland. This musical theme is woven throughout his life - one artist influenced by two countries connected by the Atlantic Ocean. Glover's relocation to America in 2008 has allowed him to explore his influences in depth while keeping a firm grasp on his Celtic roots.

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Hans Theessink And Brooks Williams 'steady Rolling Blues'

on Tue, 15 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide, a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since The 1960s.This guy is the real deal, just a bluesmaster who is as good as it gets on every level. He is literally an international blues treasure. Brooks Williams has been Voted in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists of all time. Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie Net Rhythms I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing Martin Simpson Brooks Williams is a man on a mission. He not only tours like a hellhound's on his trail, but creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting fit. His influences fly so fast and furious they blur, yet his soundwell, no one does it like Brooks. He stands on tradition but he doesn't stand still.

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Benjamin Folke Thomas

on Tue, 15 May 2018 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 missing link between between Johnny Cash and Ingmar Bergman 8/10 Uncut   A precocious acoustic finger-picker, fearlessly confessional as a songwriter Mojo   This is an album that demands you listen, and that's no bad thing Acoustic   London-based independent record label Aveline Records (home to Ani DiFranco, Ruth Theodore and Ned Roberts)  are excited to announce a new signing to their unique and talented roster.   Scandinavian-born singer BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS, who released his highly praised 3rd album Copenhagen last year, has been busy writing and recording his fourth album Honest Man due for release on Aveline later this year.  Come down and celebrate with Ben and Aveline Records and have a sneak peak at the new material!    Folke Thomas was born in the coldest winter recorded in modern day history in Gothenburg; perhaps his obsession for sad, lamenting country songs was inevitable; and grew up on a secluded island off the coast of Sweden, populated by mainly evangelical Christians. However, Ben never found God. He discovered grunge music instead, and at the age of 11 he was playing drums in a punk band before turning to Folk and Americana music after seeing Kurt Cobain's performance of 'In The Pines' on Unplugged. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter.   After living and playing in London for some years, where he proved to be one of the most exciting prospects to come out of the acoustic scene in years, he released his first studio album Too Close To Here in 2013. It was mainly recorded with Swedish musicians in the Rosa Huset ('The Pink House') outside Gothenburg. Follow up Rogue State of Mind, re- leased in 2015, was recorded with his same Swedish band in their studio in an old ware- house, and focused in on the bands live nature with minimal rehearsal. Folke Thomas' live ability has attracted a dedicated fanbase and rave reviews, including Q Magazine describing his stunning playing his finger-picking is the best you will ever hear, whilst the Guardian stated that he stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA meeting.

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The Once

on Tue, 15 May 2018 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Carter Sampson

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Carter Sampson - UK Tour 2018 With Support from Jesse Aycock and Lauren Barth and Extra Special guest Hannah Rose Platt Doors 7.30pm Fresh from her two SOLD OUT gigs at Kilkenny Roots Festival and her Acoustic Stage appearence at this year's Glastonbury Festival, Carter Sampson 'The Queen Of Oklahoma' returns to the UK in May for a short run of UK/Eire dates and this is her ONLY London date. Look out for Carter's new album early in 2018 What they said about 'Wilder Side' 5***** in Maverick 4**** in R2, 4**** in CMP, Bob Harris called it "impeccable" As anyone who has seen her, Carter is an amazing live performer who delivers EVERY time.

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Hans Theessink & Brooks Williams

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm, concert starts 8 pm

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Dan Walsh Trio

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Nominated for best musician at the BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 7:30am

7.30 doors - 8pm show 32 W Bar St, Banbury OX16 9RR

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The Poozies (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

The ever-adventurous Poozies have been an institution on the British folk scene since they formed in 1997, and a recent line-up change in 2016 brought together founding member Mary Macmaster and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw with Orkney's Sarah McFadyen and Tia Files from Oban. The result has been hailed as the best incarnation yet; in 2018 they released their latest album and look set to be a tour de force for some time to come. As always the band is anchored by the glorious bass of the electro-harp, and swings expertly between innovative tune sets featuring monster twin fiddles and powerful, punchy guitar, and gorgeously eclectic songs with beguiling 5-string banjo and 4-part vocal harmonies.

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The Poozies (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

The ever-adventurous Poozies have been an institution on the British folk scene since they formed in 1997, and a recent line-up change in 2016 brought together founding member Mary Macmaster and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw with Orkney's Sarah McFadyen and Tia Files from Oban. The result has been hailed as the best incarnation yet; in 2018 they released their latest album and look set to be a tour de force for some time to come. As always the band is anchored by the glorious bass of the electro-harp, and swings expertly between innovative tune sets featuring monster twin fiddles and powerful, punchy guitar, and gorgeously eclectic songs with beguiling 5-string banjo and 4-part vocal harmonies.

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The Poozies (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

The ever-adventurous Poozies have been an institution on the British folk scene since they formed in 1997, and a recent line-up change in 2016 brought together founding member Mary Macmaster and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw with Orkney's Sarah McFadyen and Tia Files from Oban. The result has been hailed as the best incarnation yet; in 2018 they released their latest album and look set to be a tour de force for some time to come. As always the band is anchored by the glorious bass of the electro-harp, and swings expertly between innovative tune sets featuring monster twin fiddles and powerful, punchy guitar, and gorgeously eclectic songs with beguiling 5-string banjo and 4-part vocal harmonies.

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Brona Mcvittie And Marcus Corbett

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Oxford Modern Art 7:00pm

TMD Media and PinDrop Present: An evening of Thai electronica, Indian classical meets British Folk and pastoral Celtic Folk through a kosmiche filter, featuring: Sebastian Reynolds - performing excerpts from his Mahajanaka Dance Drama project score Marcus Corbett with Nitin Gaikwad - British folk guitarist and Indian Tabla maestro Brona McVittie - Harpist, singer and electronic musician from Ireland who has received great acclaim from the press for her new album, Under The Pines , accompanied by Miles Cochran on slide guitar "One of the most distinctive debuts you are likely to hear all year" Folk Radio Feb 2018 Wednesday 16th May 2018, Modern Art Oxford, tickets £8 adv + booking fee wegottickets , £10 on the door

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Reg Meuross

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Epping The Barn at The Black Lion 7:00pm

Reg Meuross was described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show as a brilliant singer songwriter with a social conscience and he toured the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales as well as delighting audiences in South Africa, Spain and Portugal. Reg was recently invited to take part in a very special event at the Holocaust Centre in Cape Town, where he showcased his song from 'Faraway People' about Sophie Scholl who was a brave young anti-Nazi activist caught and guillotined aged 21. 'For Sophie (This Beautiful Day)' was described by Mike Harding as one of the most important songs to be written in the last 30 years.

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Lucas Laufen & Long Tall Jefferson

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two up-and-coming songwriters from the European mainland bring their haunting folk songs to England for the first time! Lucas Laufen (AUS) With a strong touring schedule already under his belt since relocating from Australia to Berlin, Lucas Laufen continues to magnetise a loyal European fan base, and is currently working towards his first full-length studio album. Sombre falsetto melodies married to shimmering guitar elemental orchestrations that yearn and plunge the coastal poetry of the wild Australian imaginary. Long Tall Jefferson (CH) Since the release of his self-produced debut album in 2016, Long Tall Jefferson has played over 180 shows across Europe, got booked to big festivals in his native country (Gurten, Moon & Stars etc) and won a Swiss Live Talent Award as best emerging artist. Songs in the tradition of folk music combines personal perspective with political events of the day guitar, voice & harmonica

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Devarrow Plays Cafe#9!!

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Devarrow is the moniker of Graham Ereaux, a singer-songwriter who blends simple folk with sophisticated pop to create music which reflects an upbringing in Moncton, New Brunswick and a subsequent half decade of traveling. In 2015, Devarrow self-released The Great Escape, a collection of eleven songs written in a leaky-roofed apartment while living in Vancouver for a winter. To support the release, Devarrow toured Canada extensively as a one-man-band in 2015 and 2016, focusing on creating an energetic, captivating and intimate live show performed in the raconteur style. Gaining recognition in the maritimes - including an ECMA nomination - Devarrow moved back East to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he now resides. With a refined focus on lyrics and arrangement, Devarrow is currently working on a new album.

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The Lords Of Thyme & Bonnie Dobson

on Wed, 16 May 2018 at London Betsey Trotwood 8:00pm

Progressive folk rockers The Lords of Thyme and Canadian singer and songwriter Bonnie Dobson get together for an evening of fun in the basement of The Betsey Trotwood.

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Serta International Music Festival

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Portugal Paul's Farm - Quinta Sao Jose 5:30pm

Dear all, Escape the cold and rain to a magical gathering of musicians on our enchanting farm in Central Portugal! 17th - 21st May 2018 Join this unique informal party of 50 amazing musicians (mainly from the UK folk scene) and 50 paying guests, set in our stunning, hidden valley of terraced olive groves, deep in the Pinhal forests of sunny Portugal. If you would like to come, please read everything below and buy your tickets! Last year's festival was for many, the most memorable event of the year. Program of events- Thursday 17th May 4pm - Gates and camping area opens. 5.30pm Transfer bus leaves PORTO airport. 8.30pm - Communal welcome dinner for our musicians and guests all seated at one big table under the vines in front of the farm house. Followed by plenty of drinking and lots of amazing informal playing. Friday 18th May Breakfast 9am - Yoga Morning - A trip to the local fruit and veg market to busk and buy the food for the weekend from those crafty old ladies. Exploration day - Discover our beautiful farm, the extensive forests and river where we swim. Or just play music all day. 20.00 - Concert on the farm. We invite all our Portugal based friends (many of whom are musicians) to join our Friday night party. Feast yourselves on BBQ, woodfired pizza oven and an amplified stage under the fig tree and but on an amazing concert until the early hours. Saturday 19th May Breakfast 9am - Yoga After lunch we take the show to town! 3pm Outdoor Concert - We have a small outdoor stage at the beautiful Miradouro Square outside the Clube da Serta and intend to gently entertain the locals in the sunshine whilst sipping a cold beer. 8pm Dinner with the Portuguse - we hope to organise a grand dinner in town with our Portuguses musician friends, more details to follow... 11pm - Grand Concert in the beautiful 1913 Theatro Tasso in the Clube da Serta. The venue is stunning, seats over 200 people and has exceptional acoustics. 1am - Jam in the bar! A big messy jam till dawn in the Clube's smokey bar. I'm sure we will be joined by Nightmare, Lidia and all our Portuguese friends! Taxi's will run from the farm to the town and back all day and night (2 euros) Sunday 20th May Recovery Breakfast For lunch we will take a day trip to Huub's beautiful award wining organic vineyard at Aulberge do Bomjardim where he is putting on a BBQ lunch as part of an event called The Pinhal Passion. The event is to showcase all the exciting projects going on in the region like beekeeping, organic farming, yoga etc. He has invited us to come explore, play and drink his delicious wine :-) Sunday night after dinner we will jam around the fire. Last year we got quite emotional as the singers melted our hearts. Monday 21st May Another good breakfast 11am - Transfer bus leaves for LISBON airport Weather - It should be +25 deg sunshine and we'll be swimming in the river, but it can be chilly at night. Food - ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET!! Mainly vegetarian/vegan although there will be plenty of meat available at the two BBQs and the dinner in town Buffet breakfast from 9am -11am Lunch around 1.30pm Dinner around 8.30pm Tea, coffee, bread and snacks are available all day. We will provide china plates, metal cutlery, glass glasses and proper mugs. Please let us know your dietary restrictions, we can cater for all. A small separate kitchen will be available for those who prefer to cook for themselves. No cooking is permitted in the camping area. Booze- ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET!! We have Sarges, white wine, red wine and quite possibly some strong homemade spirits available for you free of charge. Accommodation We provide a beautiful camping area in the olive groves Please bring your own tents and sleeping bags (it may be chilly at night) We also have a free parking area for small and medium sized camper vans. Transport Bus from and to the airports. Thursday 17th May at 5.30pm we have a bus from PORTO airport to the farm. Monday 21st May at 11am we have a bus travelling to LISBON airport. It should be at the airport by 2pm (we recommend you do not book flights earlier than 4pm). The transfer bus costs £15 a person per journey. Please book your bus ticket below Tickets for the weekend cost £130 per person and include all your food and all your drinks whilst on the farm (beer, wine and soft drinks). You will have to buy your own drinks when in the bars in town but they are pretty cheap. Please email me if you would like to pay in euros. Please note- Children are welcome although this is an adult event on a working farm. We will not be making any special provisions for children. The festival organisers would like to point out that the site, being a beautiful historic farm, has many unfenced drops, uneven stairs and other obstacles. By attending you accepting that all responsibility for health and safety rest soley on yourself. The organiser accept no responsibility for you other than serving you great food and showing you one hell of a good time. Please do not arrive early without talking to us first. Please let us know if you wish to bring a dog since we have a very sweet dog already on the farm. Please email me if you would like to work at the festival although I warn you it is hard work! Please see Quinta São José, Sertã Facebook page for more picture of the farm. After reading everything here, if you have questions please email me at Paulmichelmore@hotmail.com Much love Paul x

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Spellbinding Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together. fRoots

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Young Waters Band

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Winners of the New Shoots Competition, Bath Folk Festival 2016 "Energetic, original ...excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material... extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016." Bath Folk Festival Young Waters: haunting harmonies, toe-tapping rhythm and twisted folk from rising stars. Young Waters' twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical strings and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. This young band are set to make a big impact in 2017. They burst onto the London/Bristol folk scene in 2015 as Snufkin, and have been making a name for themselves ever since. A live album, 'Live from The Fayre'(recorded live at Rollright Fayre), followed by a host of festival appearances (including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Boomtown and Smugglers) have cemented their reputation with fans. They rounded off the summer by winning Bath Folk Festival's New Shoots competition, earning themselves a recording session at Peter Gabriel's legendary Real World Studios. They have put their time at RealWorld studios to good use, recording an album due to be released in Autumn 2017. Young Waters is a five-piece band led by Theo Passingham (vocals and guitar) with Kerry Ann Jangle (vocals and percussion), Liam O'Connell (double bass and vocals), Calum Smith (violin) and Rowen Elliot (viola). Facebook https://www.facebook.com/youngwatersband YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPJLkF95rjk Website http://www.youngwatersband.co.uk/ Twitter https://twitter.com/youngwatersband

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Carter Sampson

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:30pm

Carter Sampson, the 'Queen of Oklahoma' is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice and is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favourite female vocalist. Though she travels for the love of making music, she's no stranger to awards. She was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage New Song Contest and performed at Lincoln Centre in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. with her song Wild Bird, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records. Her third album, 'Good for the Meantime', was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she launched a Kickstarter project for 'Mockingbird Sing', in which she gave supporters rewards to help secure adequate funds within 30 days. Her fourth full-length studio album, 'Wilder Side', was released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Like 'Good for the Meantime' it features the heady handiwork of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own. As many took to the larger venues and stages for the revelry of the Halloween weekend, Santa Fe got a special treat on one of the smallest stages it has. Billed as Sweet Folk, solo artist and most recently bassist in the Pearl Charles Band, and Jesse Aycock, slide extraordinaire of the alternative roots jam rock band The Hard Working Americans, brought their brand of folk music to the local watering hole, As they both tour independently, each have big things turning in their wheelhouses. For Lauren, her first album is set to release in 2017 and although this will be her freshman album, these tunes resound an old-soul edge and define this lady in black as much more than newcomer to the scene. Jesse's gig in the Hard Working Americans is on pause at the moment, with many members being called to their day jobs, but this aspect of his career does not keep him still. He currently also tours with his own band and a number of Tulsa Sound guitar aficionados, Paul Benjamin and Dustin Pittsley to name a few. He also tirelessly writes his own material and contributes to, as he puts it, the family chemistry of writing new music for Todd Snider's penned lyrics with his fellow HWA band mates.

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Gilmore And Roberts

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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The Dan Walsh Trio

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

THE DAN WALSH TRIO Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.

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Brona Mcvittie

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Decorated with an array of four star reviews from the Guardian, Mojo, Uncut and The Independent to name a few, singer-songwriter and musician Brona McVittie is quietly steering traditional folk into the 21st century with her recently launched debut solo album We Are the Wildlife a deep reflection on the interconnectedness of things natural and manmade, an album of duality and dichotomy shaped as much by natural sonic patterning as by human patterns of behaviour inspired by rural and urban scapes alike. She performs with voice, harp and electronics, accompanied by Myles Cochran on slide-guitar. This show forms part of her UK tour.

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Mg Boulter

on Thu, 17 May 2018 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. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents... MG Boulter, with support from Lucy Kitt MG BOULTER is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. Releasing his debut album in Spring 2012 under the name The Whispering Pines, Boulter has been an integral member of leading UK Americana band The Lucky Strikes since 2007, starting out on bass before switching to guitar and vocals, penning much of their material. Since accompanying Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) on various dates, including a prestigious Green Man Festival headline set in 2011, Boulter has become a full member of The Simone Felice Band, touring the US and UK, also opening shows as solo performer. As a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mumford & Sons, and is a touring member of Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. Gorgeous, in a word ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut Highly recommended ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday Lovely.. ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo Brings freshness to songwriting ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph LUCY KITT A consummate songwriter and superbly accomplished folk player and singer, Lucy Kitt's creative soul looks west across the Atlantic. Laurel Canyon giants Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and the UK's great Sandy Denny are signposts in her style- her perfectly crafted songwriting shows a crystal clear vision with rock solid foundations strong enough to take such weighty references. She has supported a host of musical talent over the last few years, including Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes, The Unthanks, Pete Mollinari and Nick Mulvey. Major UK festival slots have included Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Lounge on the Farm, and she featured on this 2017's prestigious Glastonbury Acoustic Stage. --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Grace Petrie

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Grace Petrie's unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She has toured with Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg, supported comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, and collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger. She is also a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show, has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts and has performed in Glastonbury's Festival's Leftfield several times. Her self-released album 'Heart First Aid Kit' received a top 10 album of 2017 placing from Mojo magazine. www.thelighthousedeal.co.uk

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Javier Moreno

on Thu, 17 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Javier Moreno: Singer songwriter from Barcelona with a beautifully smooth voice and a collection of songs rich in the issues it touches, from the power of love and desire, to nostalgia, farewells, migration, human corruption by power & greed, all presented in an array of tasteful Latin pop rhythms and guitar playing. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy an intimate set where he will be presenting new songs of his forthcoming album.

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Fairport Convention

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Seated event, with cabaret-style seating. Seating plan drawn up a day or two in advance, so let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have bought tickets. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS - THERE IS NO BAR

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The missing link between The Pogues and Edith Piaf, you won't find another band like Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection. Within a single song you'll be taken from a Parisian café via a Dublin hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo, and over all that the warm and charismatic vocals of Jane Williams. Changing gear between almost every number, the quartet perform stunning original compositions and arrangements on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo and Irish pipes. Multi-instrumentalist, erstwhile musical partner of John Otway, and Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett has had a long and varied career, recording with Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap and Ralph McTell, as well as being considered as Brian Jones's replacement in the Rolling Stones! Singer Jane Williams has just recently finished recording with Van Morrison for his latest album, and is a wonderful new addition to the ensemble. Her effortless but highly emotive vocals draw you in and leave you wanting more. The quartet is rounded out with cellist Mary Holland and Uilleann pipes maestro John Devine, with everyone taking a turn at percussion. Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of dry humour!

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

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Larry Garner & Norman Beaker Band

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Chelmsford City Football Club 7:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome the multi-award-winning top bluesman Larry Garner from Louisianna USA who is being backed by the excellent Norman Beaker Band plus special guests Mississippi MacDonald & the Cotton Mouth Kings Tickets will be £12 advance and £15 on the door. Bio Larry Garner was comfortable in the 9-to-5 routine of commuting to his day job and making a good salary working for Dow Chemical. On his drive home one night, he was forced to take an alternate route. There was an accident on the interstate, and I took a detour to avoid it, remembers Garner. I drove by this place that had a sign outside on wheels, with a couple lights that said, 'Blues Jam Tonight.' I went in, and they said to be back at 10 that night. I went home and told my wife about it. She said, 'You know you've got to go to work tomorrow.' I went anyway, played, and got home at 2:30 in the morning. That was Tabby's Blues Box. The scene at the legendary Baton Rouge blues hotbed was a marked contrast to the occasional weekend gigs Garner was playing at the time. It was the early 1970s, and Garner had just returned from an 3-year tour in the army. There were no gigs, he remembers. It was all disco. There were occasionally American Legion gigs or weddings or rent parties. I played in my garage. I took a job with Dow Chemical, and I rarely played in public. Garner started moonlighting for the first few years he played out at Tabby's Blues Box. He met such Baton Rouge bluesmen as Silas Hogan, Whispering Smith, Arthur Kelly and Raful Neal. He occasionally played in New Orleans at Rhythms on Bourbon Street, or with Bryan Lee at the late, lamented Old Absinthe Bar. But eventually, he couldn't keep burning the candle at both ends. He recalls hanging out at Tabby's one night with Kenny Neal, who'd just finished touring. When Neal pleaded with him to stick around for another drink instead of getting ready for work in the morning, Garner tried to explain. He said, 'You got to quit that job.' I said, 'I know, but I still got to go to work in the morning.' I left, but Kenny saying that stuck in my head. I had to quit. It was a chance for Garner to play the music he'd loved since his early childhood. Growing up near Baton Rouge in the small town of Oaknolia, Garner heard the music coming from the church near his house. There were traveling preachers coming through, and I heard that, and I listened to WLAC in Nashville on Friday and Saturday night, he says. I started playing guitar because I had an uncle, George, who taught me. He was a paraplegic, and he played like Jimmy Reed. I learned through him and started playing at the church and behind a gospel group that played on the radio. My parents didn't want me playing the blues, Garner continues. They thought it was the devil's music then I guess the juke joint a quarter-mile down the road was the devil's recruitment office. I never went into the juke except during the day, when it was a store. Garner continued playing music during his military service, and playing in army bands while stationed in Korea steeled him for the life of a full-time musician. Leaving Dow Chemical was initially tough for him, but now he has a devoted following throughout the country and across the Atlantic Ocean. I'm on tour all the time, he says. I go to Europe and England a few times a year. Over there they really like my original stuff. They hear guys playing the blues, but when I come in, they come right up and say, 'Thank God a real blues band.' We take it for granted here. They're really appreciative there, and so am I. I'm also on the road here in the US all the time, says Garner. I have a 2000 Ford van. It's got 365,000 miles on it, and I bought it new. You do the math. Art Tipaldi- Editor, Blues Revue Awards Larry Garner and The Boogaloo Blues Band won the 5th Annual International Blues Challenge back in 1988 and has toured extensively since. Larry is a five-time Blues Music Award nominee, once for Most Promising Artist, and four times for Contemporary Male Blues Artist. Larry was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002. The BBC honored Larry as its Bluesman of the Year, and Larry was honored as Blues Songwriter of the Year three times. Larry was twice named Bluesman of the Year Award by Real Blues Magazine. Festivals and Venues Larry has played at festivals and venues around the world, including Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival, Alvaston Blues Weekend, Belgian Rhythm'n'Blues Festival, Bricktown Blues Fest, Burnely Blues, Big Wheel Blues Festival, Biscuits & Blues, Blues by the Sea, BLUES Chicago, Blues from the Top, Blues on Grand, Bluesnight, Bradfordville Blues Club, Buddy Guy's Legends, Burnely Blues Fest, Cafe Boogaloo, Cambridge Folk Fest, Chicago Blues Festival, Chord on Blues, Cisco Blues Fest, Congnac Blues Passions, Corralejo Blues Festival, DC Blues Festival, Dusk to Dawn Festival, Efes Pilsen, Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, Dodgeville Blues Fest, Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues, Gaildorfer Blues Fest, Gladstone SummerTime BluesFest, Great British R&B Festival, Green Parrot Bar, Guinness Blues Fest, Harvest Time Blues Festival, Helena Music Festival, Hudson River Blues & BBQ Festival, Jazz Club Lionel Hampton, KCK Street Blues Festival, KClinger's Tavern, Knucklehead's Saloon, Montreal Jazz Fest, Montreaux Jazz Festival, New Orlean's Jazz & Heritage Festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest, The Pearl, Peer Blues Fest, Portsmouth Blues Fest, Railroad Blues, Rauma Blues Festival, Salaise Blues Fest, Saskatchewan Blues Fest, Satchmo's, Slippery Noodle, Terrassa Jazz Festival, Texas Blues Fest, Three Rivers Blues Fest, Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival, Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Winterpark Blues Fest, Ziquodrome, Zoo Bar and many, many more. Reviews Larry Garner is perhaps the most talented blues songwriter alive today, one of the top five bluesmen on the planet.- Real Blues�� Garner's mellifluous lead guitar chops are akin to B.B. King's and are relatively free from rock influences ... Extremely musical and imminently listenable blues that should bring the name Larry Garner to a large audience.- Blues Revue�� If you haven't discovered the blues brilliance of Larry Garner, then you should jump on this bandwagon. These are blues for today, good to the last note stuff.- Big City Blues�� Larry's an undiscovered treasure lurking in the bayous. "Dr.Blues" himself thinks that you should give him a spin. It's superior blues!- Backyard Blues, Long Island Blues Society Is Larry Garner the best songwriter in blues today? Yes, easily."- West Coast Blues Review�� In a decade when veterans and youngbloods alike rely too heavily on overdone standards and cover material, Garner churns out clever, challenging, uncompromising and thoroughly contemporary songs.- Living Blues

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Concert in the Beechy Room

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss.

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Tlr Double: Gilmore & Roberts And Jake Morley

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Three wonderful singers, songwriters and string masters on one bill. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Jake Morley has earned a reputation for fearless live shows, particularly as one of the best lap-style guitar players in the world. Combining guitar, piano and drums into one instrument with seemingly impossible dexterity, he is an artist to be seen as well as heard.

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Fred's House

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Fred's House "Fred's House are a very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down" Maverick Magazine Fred's House make summery 70's West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous three part harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. The band scooped the prestigious Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award at the NMG Awards 2017 and are touring China as part of the Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival this year. Having released their critically acclaimed second album Faultlines, extensively toured the UK and played some big festivals, their outstanding and energetic live shows are gathering them rave reviews from all corners of the globe. Fred's House are very excited that their third album will be out later this year. If you need a dose of the "feel-good factor", this is the band for you! Zoe Wren Zoe Wren was the youngest performer to play the main stage at Folkstock Festival when she was just 16. She is now a recipient of the 2017 PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize for emerging female singer-songwriters, and has been chosen for music agency Talentbanq's roster. Her new EP Gold and Smoke, called 'refreshingly bold' by Fatea magazine, is based on contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, and will be released in February 2018 with Folkstock Records. Her debut EP Pandora's Box was released in 2014 and her previous single 'Nothing to See' received airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show. Threaded Threaded is the 'impressive talent' (Folk Radio UK), of Jamie Rutherford (guitar and vocals), Ning- ning Li (violin) and Rosie Bott (clarinet). They have released two albums to great acclaim: Fair Winds & Following Seas (2017) and their debut album 'of what we spoke' in 2015. Both albums have been produced by Joe Broughton (The Urban Folk Quartet) and their original music reflects on places they have been, experiences they have had, spontaneous inspirations, little stories and poetry collaborations. They want nothing more than for the audience to immerse themselves in the moment and take their own story from the music! 'They are to be greatly applauded for the entirely self-penned compositions that they have come up with, and for the most impressive breadth of style they demonstrate.' (R2 Rock 'n' Reel) Stage Times Fred's House 9.45-10.30 Zoe Wren 8.50-9.30 Threaded 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Geoff Berner

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

And he's back! He loves Croydon so much he name-checks it in one of his songs. If you haven't already seen him on on of his Cronx visits, then quite frankly, you need to get out more. If you have seen him before there are some new songs on this tour, although I'm sure he'll do the odd golden oldie if we ask him nicely. For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He's played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He's performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them. http://geoffberner.com/ Support from the unfairly talented Elliot Mason https://mrelliotmason.com/ . Quite possibly the most talented man in his own house. Free entry, but voluntary contributions will be sought. Booking a ticket ahead will guarantee admission, but not necessarily a seat. We expect the night to be busy, so it is worth booking ahead. Contact us if you have a disability and need any extra help, or a guaranteed seat. If you book ahead but then can't come on the night, please let us know, so we can let someone else in instead.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine is one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business and a unique talent. 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. He has made international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres. Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine's new album Swimming in Mercury (Reveal Records April 28th 2017) gives us a personal insight as he takes us on that journey back in time. It's a trip furnished with a glisten and a glint in his eye as he applies style and shapes to his autobiographical memories.

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Daoiri Farrell

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

Seemingly arrived as a fully formed musician in the last year, Daoiri has in fact been studying traditional Irish music for a number of years and has accompanied most of the major names in Irish music including Christy Moore, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, all of whom are fans. He released his new album 'True Born Irishman' in October 2016 and since then there has been a stream of enthusiastic media coverage including a three page feature in the current fRoots (Jan/Feb '17 issue) and a Top Of The World album review in the current Songlines (Jan/Feb '17 issue). He has also done a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and 2017 will see him tour twice to Australia, take in Canadian festivals and in Europe perform at festivals including Tonder Festival (Denmark), Dranouter Festival (Belgium) and Sidmouth FolkWeek in England. His video of his performance of 'The Creggan White Hare' currently has over 250,000 hits on YouTube. Opening the evening's entertainment will be Rosie Hood, herself a former 'Horizon' nominee. Tickets are also available from Melanie's Kitchen in Downend.

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An Evening With Twink

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Sheffield Toolmakers Brewery 7:30pm

The Legendary musician Twink comes to Sheffield to play acoustic songs and answer questions from the audience Twink has performed through the late sixties and 1970's with several bands such as Tomorrow The Fairies The Pretty Things Syd Barrett's Stars The Rings Pink Fairies Twink now lives in Morocco but comes bach to UK to record, and occasionally play at venues such as here in Sheffield Photo by Sarina Reuben

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Kit Hawes And Aaron Catlow

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

Kit and Aaron draw on their many influences to create unique arrangements of traditional song and tunes, as well as their own compositions. Their live show is a musical journey through Europe and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. The pair have worked with many artists including Seth Lakeman, Afro Celt Sound system, Sheelanagig and Roni Size to name a few but what unites them is a passion for folk music. As usual you'll get a delicious vegetarian supper included with your ticket. Bring your own drink and glass. You'll have a truly memorable evening.

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Josie Duncan And Pablo Lafuente

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45am

2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente have been described as 'a vocal/guitar duo like no other'. Coming from the Isle of Lewis (Josie) and from Spain (Pablo) its no wonder that their music doesn't focus on just one place or on just one musical tradition. They are both well versed in music from many lands and many different influences. They are a guitar and vocal duo performing in Gaelic, Scots and in English. Their music is made up from many different elements and styles including ancient ballads, Gaelic and industrial songs from the mines and cotton mills as well as original songs written by themselves. Josie's voice is 'crystal clear with a slight island twang', and is accompanied by Pablo's 'dynamic and sensitive guitar playing which illuminates the lyrics'. Their music is at times sparse and haunting and at other times driven and all consuming, but always aims to delight their audiences. In their short time together they've delighted the audiences of BBC Radio 2, Celtic Connections, BBC Proms In The Park, Cambridge Folk Festival, Sofar sessions, and a host of venues across Scotland. As usual, real ales and hot food on offer.

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Northsyde

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

This is an amazing line up that is guaranteed to go down in Crawdaddy history. We'll be kicking it off with our good friend Robert Hokum setting the scene for some truly rocking set from MACK featuring the stunning voice of one of the most charismatic front man on the circuit, Tommy Hare. followed by the mighty Northsyde.

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Jess Morgan Plays Cafe#9!!

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Her latest album is a tumbler of unfancied, gutsy song. Her melodies will ring in your ears for days and her stories will play on your heart long after that. The album comes out with Drabant Music and Jess is currently the Norwegian label's only British artist. April 2017 saw the release of album Edison Gloriette, a record about love and lonliness made for anyone who's ever been a bit of a nighthawk at any one time or another. BBC Wales linchpin Adam Walton said on first play it's a blinder. Glasgow's The Skinny called her, a songwriter who lives her craft truer than many of her contemporaries. ************************************************************** Tom LEE-Richards grew up in NZ beginning with pots and pans, mouth noises and imitating things sometime before starting school. At age 14 he was experimenting on the guitar, gigging and had developed a colourful beat boxing language. With a daily mantra of mouth percussion poly rhythms Tom was drawn to the syncopation of Jazz and Latin Jazz which now colours his idiosyncratic songwriting. After completing a BA in Jazz Bass performance and fronting a reggae group Tom moved to Melbourne. Tom's recent band 'Catch Release' Landed in the Top 3 of AMRAP's Charts with their Soul-Folk E.P. Achieving national radio the release was described by Tone Deaf as masterful.

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Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band

on Fri, 18 May 2018 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, distortion pedals, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-female Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes since 2015, winning over crowds from Glastonbury to Boomtown, the Barfly to Union Chapel. Having been Classically trained at Oxford (she studied Latin, Greek and Philosophy, with a self-taught minor in guitar playing and country music appreciation), Dana set out to live the dream; she became a professional busker on the icon that is the London Underground. These formative years produced her debut album Character Assassination, a unique blend of folk, blues, old-fashioned jazz and Americana overlaid with lyrics featuring a surfeit of wit and a lack of punches pulled. A long stint working in the gambler's demi monde that is the poker industry contributed not insignificantly to the lyrical content of her second album, Dotted Lines, released in 2015. Come With Me, her first album featuring the distinctive and unique blues-cum-bluegrass-cum-Americana-cum-rock sound of the Stolen Band, was released in 2016 and garnered rave reviews and heavy airplay worldwide. The Stolen Band's sound reflects its members' eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the oldtime township of alt-country. As at home in the high-stakes casinos of Monte Carlo as in the basement bars of London, Paris and Amsterdam, their live show is not to be missed.

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The Hut People

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:15pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. In 2017, The Hut People release their 4th studio album on the Fellside label entitled 'Routes'. Tunes forging pathways and routes underground; across the oceans and traversing motorways. Infectious melodies and foot-tapping rhythms packed into containers laden with grooves from South Africa, Quebec and across the globe; North, South, East and West. 'Routes' is their most expansive and thoughtful journey yet. Jump on board and enjoy the ride. a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! R2 Remarkable... THE LIVING TRADITION The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious 'World Folk' will surely be winning them many new fans SONGLINES "This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. THE SCOTSMAN

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The Hut People

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:15pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. In 2017, The Hut People release their 4th studio album on the Fellside label entitled 'Routes'. Tunes forging pathways and routes underground; across the oceans and traversing motorways. Infectious melodies and foot-tapping rhythms packed into containers laden with grooves from South Africa, Quebec and across the globe; North, South, East and West. 'Routes' is their most expansive and thoughtful journey yet. Jump on board and enjoy the ride. a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! R2 Remarkable... THE LIVING TRADITION The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious 'World Folk' will surely be winning them many new fans SONGLINES "This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. THE SCOTSMAN

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Counter's Creek

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

Dynamic new folk band building a reputation for soulful and energetic performances. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. Folk music with attitude! Tickets £8 Adv, £10 at the door Food & wine available on the night Doors 7pm, music 8.30pm

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Ian Sherwood In Concert

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Milborne Port Village Hall 7:30pm

Guitar, saxophone, songwriting and a voice that won him a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born storyteller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Ian is all set to enchant audiences with his charismatic stage presence. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as ... a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs. This latest release from a poetic wordsmith aiming for the pulse and penetrating the heart. ThreeChordsAndTheTruth.blogspotco.uk www.iansherwood.com

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Micah Schnabel & Vanessa Jean Speckmann

on Fri, 18 May 2018 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 9:00pm

For the last 16 years Micah Schnabel has toured the world as one of the main songwriters for the critically acclaimed Columbus, Ohio based band Two Cow Garage. Micah Schnabel is a beat poet who uses a guitar instead of a typewriter. Schnabel doesn't just wear his heart on his sleeve. No, Schnabel put his heart right in front for all to see as a bright red tattoo on his throat. When not touring the world with Two Cow Garage, Schnabel has been quietly releasing and touring with his solo material over the last 8 years. The lyrical focus and emotional range of Schnabel's solo work has allowed him to tour with artists ranging all the way from Frank Turner, Lucero, and Beach Slang. Along with the main event, Vanessa Jean Speckman will have her pop up art shop for you to browse and purchase her work. With local support acts this will be a great night of music and art

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Blue Saturday In Bucks Harmonica Festival 2018

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre 7:00pm

Day time from 9am - A day filled with learning, playing and sharing all things Harmonica. Have you ever wanted to learn the harmonica but don't now how or where? Do you play but don't know how to get to the next level? Want to mix with harmonica player of all levels? This event is for you! We will take you by the hand on a journey of enlightenment, from opening the box to developing key harp techniques. We will deliver you to the doorstep of note bending and building repertoire, starting with chugging and vamping, You will start to learn straight harp, cross harp and zone in on single note playing, Learn hand techniques and even attempt your first draw and blow bends. If you play already there are workshops for improvers, intermediate and advanced players covering techniques, stage craft, gear etc . This event runs only once a year! Not to be missed for beginners, improvers and advanced players Evening from 7pm: Blue Saturday Finale. High energy, low down blues and everything in between. Giles Hedley has been singing and playing roots blues, solo and with The Aviators, across the UK and Europe since the sixties, on acoustic and electric guitars and harmonicas - his trademark is simultaneous nose-and-mouth harmonica playing! He's a regular on blues festival and club circuits in England and on the continent, and has featured repeatedly on radio in England and France. Giles Hedley and The Aviators are a funky, danceable roots-blues quartet steeped in Delta and early Chicago blues. Earthy slide, lead and steel guitars, a unique harmonica style, a passionate, Wolf-style voice, adventurous bass and drums right up front in the mix create the unmistakeable Aviators sound - quite unlike other British blues bands. Rollo Markee started playing Blues when he was a teenager, having been inspired by his mentor Julius Junior. Years on he has developed a rich, passionate and authentic blues voice. His valve amplified Harp playing is full of tone, style and energy. Working as a musician an actor and a dancer has made Rollo the consummate Frontman, his ability to engage with and enthuse his audiences has won him admirers across Europe. Rollo has been performing professionally for nearly thirty years, He has also taught music and dance and the Harmonica over the last twenty years. This has included teaching individuals in private lessons and also teaching groups of Children in Schools, a group for The British Lung Foundation and five years teaching workshops at The London Harmonica School. "Rollo Markee isn't just a great harmonica player, he's a fantastic performer and a truly compelling harmonica teacher. He's got that 'thing,' that charisma and authenticity--real and grounded, not fake or strained-for--that gets every player in the room to pay attention." Adam Gussow" Richard Taylor performs with The Elevators and The Blackjacks from Brighton. He has performed at a catalogue of festivals and venues in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. and has shared music stages worldwide.His harps have entertained in a Nubian village on the Nile, accompanied steel pans in Antigua and entertained air crews mid-Atlantic on the hailing frequency from a Boeing 747 cockpit. Richard WOW'ed us last year with the Blackjacks, and will be performing again this year. With special guest Jon Vaughan, Bristol based harmonica sensation, and more.

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Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie: Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Canadian band, Tanglefoot. Along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, they have re-connected as RPR. The four seasoned performers create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Rob's incisive humour, the drop-dead vocal harmonies in a new acapella song or the occasional re-working of an old Tanglefoot tune, all the old chemical energy and impact ...are still there. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ritchie, Parrish, Ritchie: Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Canadian band, Tanglefoot. Along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, they have re-connected as RPR. The four seasoned performers create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Rob's incisive humour, the drop-dead vocal harmonies in a new acapella song or the occasional re-working of an old Tanglefoot tune, all the old chemical energy and impact ...are still there. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Aynsley Lister

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Regarded as one of the UK's finest proponents of rocking blues, this is a rare chance to see Aynsley Lister up close and personal in a stripped down, intimate setting. Don't be fooled into thinking solo means 'limited and plodding'; his solo performances are the perfect platform to witness his amazing ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and stinging lead guitar whilst singing and accompanying it all with his custom-built stomp box! After live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Paul Jones and performances alongside the likes of Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Robert Cray, Aynsley became the only British artist to be featured in Classic Rock's Top 10 Contemporary Blues Rock Artists. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.

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Johnny Collins At 80.

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Middlesex Pinner Green Social Club 7:00pm

A concert to commemorate the late great Johnny Collins on what would have been his 80th Birthday. No reserved seating!

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Ian Sherwood In Concert

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Stoke St Mary Village Hall 7:30pm

Guitar, saxophone, songwriting and a voice that won him a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for contemporary singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born storyteller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Ian is all set to enchant audiences with his charismatic stage presence. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as ... a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs. This latest release from a poetic wordsmith aiming for the pulse and penetrating the heart. ThreeChordsAndTheTruth.blogspotco.uk www.iansherwood.com

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Elliott Morris Concert

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Little Milton Pine Lodge 7:00pm

Elliott Morris has a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene. The singer-songwriter, featured in Acoustic magazine as 'The Next Big Thing', taps the strings and beats the guitar's body to create an intricate spectacle, together with an original and unique sound integral to his songs. Elliott's original compositions marry intricate guitar lines with heartfelt, honest vocals and clever wordplay, combining elements of folk, roots, jazz and country. Embracing the traditional and the contemporary this is folk music for the 21st century. Licensed bar serving real ale from Shotover brewery www.littlemiltonvillagehall.org.uk

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Chilli Fried Pres' Geoff Berner & Jeremy Hardy

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at London Balabam 8:00pm

CHILLI FRIED PRESENTS LIVE ON STAGE GEOFF BERNER The Canadian Maven of punk-klezmer + JEREMY HARDY The finest political stand-up in the biz On the Decks: THE KOSHER NOSTRA DJS Making you a musical offer you can't refuse already! Chilli Fried brings you a one-off special featuring the best in radical music and comedy. Live on stage, Jewish-Canadian singer/accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner dragging klezmer kicking and screaming back to the bars where it belongs! For the past 15 years or so, he's travelled the world, garnering a sizable, passionate following of odd, bookish people who like to drink. Clever and literate, Berner's songs can make you want to weep, laugh, grind your teeth, or kick out a window--often all at the same time. His writing can be overtly political, overtly left wing, leaning towards anarchy, but free of easy slogans or cliches. It's rare for a musician to be as good at writing prose as making music. Berner can credibly make that claim. His recently published second novel The Fiddler Is A Good Woman has been receiving praise in all quarters. As has his latest album Canadiana Grotesquica http://geoffberner.com/ Tonight's token gentile, Jeremy Hardy is our finest stand-up comic. Performing his one-man shows in theatres up and down the country and stealing the show on various BBC Radio 4 comedy programmes including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. As well as writing and presenting his own Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation and (most recently) Jeremy Hardy Feels It. He's written books, appeared in films and generally made the world a better, funnier and more intelligent place. http://jeremyhardy.co.uk/ On the decks, The Kosher Nostra DJs AKA Jamie Renton and Norman Druker, spinning a tuchas-shaking selection of klezmer, Jewish jazz, kosher blues and circumcised soul.

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Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne At Bar Hill Church

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Bar Hill Church 7:00pm

With two new solo albums under their belts and a wealth of traditional, folk and other material in their heads, Rosie Hood and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne embark on a joint venture that promises to enthral and entertain from start to finish. Both well know as members of The Dovetail Trio and Granny's Attic, Rosie and Cohen will set out on tour together to perform their own solo work and other, new work especially for this tour. Rosie Hood A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. Williams not only provided the title for Rosie's debut solo album but also the starting point for Rosie's research into Wiltshire song. Williams did not collect melodies which further inspired Rosie to write her own tunes and, more recently, whole new songs that balance perfectly with the old material to make up The Beautiful and The Actual. She has a magical voice, an awareness of her roots, a sense of fun on stage, and of course, makes the most marvellous music R2 Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne Best known for work with BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny's Attic, Cohen is a singer and instrumentalist with a love of English music. Cohen plays melodeons and anglo concertina as well as being a well-respected singer; in 2014 he won the Bromyard Folk Festival future of young folk award for singing. Expect traditional English folk songs and tunes along with a few original numbers. A spine-tingling traditional folk performer, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Granny's Attic) is a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. His rich voice soars through a range of historical ballads, industrial songs and shanties, with a particular penchant for material from the West Midlands, where he's lived for much of his life. Manchester Folk Festival

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Dave Gibb At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

HAILING from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland's highest village. A superb guitarist with a style that is as distinctive as it is effective, a voice that can carry traditional and contemporary songs and a songwriting ability that produces songs ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, he is an established performer throughout the acoustic/folk club, festival and concert scene. Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and is determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of the heroes. Songs funny or sad, happy or grim, meaningful or meaningless played fast or slow (sometimes both at the same time).He likes a giggle. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.davegibb.force9.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAYGWH2G1iY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gtBDQgsQ-0 Start 7.30pm. Doors 7.00pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299

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The Ragged Out String Band

on Sat, 19 May 2018 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 Ragged Out String Band play hard-driving Old-Time, Early Bluegrass and Americana, underpinning traditional fiddle tunes and songs with energetic and creative rhythms. Brought together by a shared love of fiddle music and fun times the band are Andy Quelch, Guitar (A&E Oldtime String Band, Chance McCoy); Emily Smith, Fiddle (A&E Oldtime Stringband, Texas All-Night Toyboys); Joe Aukland, Banjo (Wagontales, Absentees, The Horne Section). The band have been at the forefront of the UK Americana scene for some years now and have become regular fixtures at many of the country's leading venues and festivals. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step! Tonight will be the launch of their long anticipated debut album: Ragged Out

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The Turbans

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

We are pleased to welcome back The Turbans, an international musical collective bringing together exciting traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and original compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots. If you were lucky enough to see their last gig, you will remember the energetic set created a temperature and atmosphere that shimmied and swayed just as the spellbound audience who danced hypnotically in the band's wake. It was, altogether, a magical and fiery night. International musical adventurers The Turbans bind together music from 'manywhere', igniting audiences with the bacchanalian spirit of the EasternMediterranean. Drawing on the rich cultural heritage of both the Levantine and Balkan regions, they create original music for the 21st century, inspired by ancient melodies. Sonically huge and visually arresting, the interstellar live show embodies the skill, experience and passion of intrepid instrumental explorers from Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and England, pooling their energy and creativity in a spirit of generosity and openness that is so needed in these troubled global times.

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The Turbans

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

We are pleased to welcome back The Turbans, an international musical collective bringing together exciting traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and original compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots. If you were lucky enough to see their last gig, you will remember the energetic set created a temperature and atmosphere that shimmied and swayed just as the spellbound audience who danced hypnotically in the band's wake. It was, altogether, a magical and fiery night. International musical adventurers The Turbans bind together music from 'manywhere', igniting audiences with the bacchanalian spirit of the EasternMediterranean. Drawing on the rich cultural heritage of both the Levantine and Balkan regions, they create original music for the 21st century, inspired by ancient melodies. Sonically huge and visually arresting, the interstellar live show embodies the skill, experience and passion of intrepid instrumental explorers from Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Iran, Spain, Greece and England, pooling their energy and creativity in a spirit of generosity and openness that is so needed in these troubled global times.

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Deborah Carew Swing Trio

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Deborah Carew Swing Trio first formed after a gig at Christian Miller's monthly residency Upstair at the Ritzy back in Christma 2015 called, 'Cool Struttin', with Christian on guitar, Deborah Carew on vocals, and Marcus Penrose on double bass. An accomplished exponent of both American and Parisian swing styles, Christian is also a sought after early jazz stylist, performing regularly with the Hot Club of Jupiter, Shirt Tail Stompers, Southside Gypsy Trio top as well as working with US musicians Gordon Webster, Brandi Disterheft (NY) and Aurora Nealand (New Orleans.) Christian's own projects include The Balagan Cafe Band, which explores music from around the world and from many different eras. Marcus is a double bass player based in London. He was born and raised in Cornwall. Over the years he has played in countless different lineups and venues of all sizes and varieties in London, the UK and Europe, from the Vortex Jazz Club in London to Glastonbury Festival (2002 and 2003). Marcus was a founder member of The SE Collective, group of South London based musicians including Alam Nathoo, Peter Ibbetson, Trish Clowes and Matt Ridley, promoting regular successful jazz nights showcasing some of the UK's most cutting edge jazz and improvised music groups. Deborah has been singing for over 10 years on the London Jazz scene and included established venues such as Charlie Wrights jazz club, Royal Festival Hall foyer. Deborah had her almost sold out debut performance in early 2015 with her quartet (included John Crawford, Ben Bastin, and Eddie Hick) at the Pheasantry, in Chelsea. She is currently performing in and around London with various top musicians on the London jazz scene.

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Hungrytown With Jonathan Beckett

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 7:30pm

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. This brilliant and original folk duo from Vermont (Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson a.k.a. Hungrytown) return for their third gig at The Green Man Gallery in Buxton with their good friend Jonathan Beckett - a UK-based singer/songwriter. After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Hungrytown have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting and their gorgeous vocal harmonies. Watch and listen here: http://hungrytown.net/watch/

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Kieran Goss With Special Guest Annie Kinsella

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven... Time Out Magazine Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures. Rodney Crowell Kieran will perform the first half of the show solo and will be joined on stage in the second half by harmony singer Annie Kinsella. As Time Out Magazine wrote of their performance together: Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens the harmonies, the chemistry just sublime. This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing in this beautiful intimate venue, and we are delighted to welcome Kieran and Annie back after their very successful appearance with us two years ago. www.kierangoss.com www.facebook.com/kierangoss www.twitter.com/kierangoss www.youtube.com/kierangossmusic

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & The Juice

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

MILLER ANDERSON & BOB BROOKES PLUS THE JUICE COME TO THE JOHN SELDEN WITH AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF BLUES GOSPEL & ROOTS MUSIC ( THERE ARE ONLY 100 TICKETS UP FOR GRABS SO GET IN SOON!) Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks Through The Mill Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), The Juice are: Jeremy Sherman / Lap steel Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The Band take to the stage at 8.30pm Doors 7.30pm More information at www.voodookitchen.co.uk

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New Roots: Tobias Ben Jacob / Josienne Clarke / Louis Brennan

on Sat, 19 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

New Roots Presents: THE NEW ROOTS SESSIONS A series of Friday and Saturday night events at the Harrison in Kings Cross featuring three superb headline solo artists on a triple-bill. Fully seated, tickets limited to 40 only- advance purchase advised. When Josienne Clarke signed to the illustrious Rough Trade Records, its founder Geoff Travis told The Guardian that she writes, songs that rearrange your internal emotional landscape reinventing the popular song structure. With a rare gift for poetic melancholy, the songs Josienne has recorded with the guitarist Ben Walker have also been described as extraordinary (Mojo), gently exquisite (The Observer) and full of depth (The Telegraph). In 2016 American Songwriter magazine named Josienne one of the best songwriters of the year. Her elegant, nuanced and emotionally affecting singing style (Cerys Matthews described her as having a voice that can trickle back over centuries) has brought comparisons to the great Sandy Denny, but present too are elements of Nina Simone and Gillian Welch; all three are important influences on her work. With a BBC Folk Award in 2015 for best duo with Ben Walker (and an additional nomination in 2017), a new project, PicaPica, with Samantha Whates, Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns (also signed to Rough Trade), an invitation from 6 Music DJ Cerys Matthews to act and sing in The National Theatre's revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, Josienne Clarke continues to be one of the most impressive, accomplished and downright heart-breaking singers, lyricists and composers of her generation. WATCH JOSIENNE CLARKE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZXPEuCcIZI Tobias Ben Jacob has been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2 Magazine, garnering airplay and glowing reviews from Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and 'Whispering' Bob TV along the way. Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, he played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Career highlights to date include a session for BBC's 'Late Junction' on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic. 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'Stand out new folk superb.. excellent' Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JzqlkN8jk WATCH TOBIAS BEN JACOB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYqhwx7ra6g London based Dubliner Louis Brennan is a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition. His folk however aren't the field hands and travelling minstrels of yore but the repressed middle managers and ennui-ridden urbanites of late stage capitalism. They populate tales of bad sex, half-drunk commutes and interpersonal claustrophobia delivered in Brennan's cracked baritone, at times intensely intimate, at times broad, peppered with pitch-black humour. A master storyteller with a voice like rolling thunder GQ "His ability to twist and turn a simple phrase can render the most innocent line into something utterly heartbreaking" CLASH WATCH LOUIS BRENNAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsKc8Gfy_Kw

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Jack Rutter

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Holywell Music And Folk Presents The Dan Walsh Trio

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Nominated for best musician at the BBC Folk Awards, banjo maestro Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. At the heart of the trio's sound is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is sure to be a truly memorable live show featuring three of the most in demand musicians on the folk scene today. I have had the absolute pleasure of booking Dan the Man as a solo, with the Urban Folk Quartet and now the new trio with Ciaran and Nic. Credited quite rightly as one of the best banjo players in the world, Dan play Oxfords Holywell Music rooms for the first time, but is no stranger to the city of Oxford. Last year he played and a did workshop at the Folk Weekend Oxford and I am thrilled to welcome him back. If you have never seen or heard Dan before, it should be on your bucket list. This show will sell out so don't dilly dally about buying tickets, and you will not regret it either.

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Megson

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Tidworth Shipton Bellinger Village Centre 1:30pm

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Blackbeards Tea Party

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Special Event - 40th Anniversary With Downes And Beer

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Chester The Raven Folk Club 8:00pm

A very special birthday present for and from The Raven! A rare reunion of one of the best duos ever to tread a British stage. Paul Downes and Phil Beer, individually and collectively, have probably done more Raven guest nights than anyone. It's a delight and a privilege to welcome them back. Full House support.

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Lankum (formerly Lynched)

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Salisbury Rugby Club 7:30pm

Dublin's folk miscreants combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. This event is a fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice with £2.50 from each ticket going to the Hospice in memory of Lyn Futcher.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Wingfield Barns 7:00pm

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write Gigspanner are pushing at the boundaries, expanding the possibilities and in the process making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer. The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which engage and enthral audiences to the closing notes. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.

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Robin Gillan

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:15pm

ROBIN GILLAN - American and British traditional music on Banjo, Guitar & Fiddle.

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Dave Mills' 65th Birthday Singaround

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

For tonight's Singaround, we're joined again by Dave Mills, one-time TwickFolk stalwart who moved away last year. He's asked for the opportunity to come back to the Patch to celebrate his 65th birthday with us. Who are we to refuse a party? Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story. If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about. Taking part in a singaround isn't at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won't be a microphone. We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses. Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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Charlie Dore With Julian Littman

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

A respected songwriter for others, Charlie Dore enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live.She has had success with her songs being covered by George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Paul Carrack, UB40 and a UK No 1 'Ain't No Doubt' for Jimmy Nail. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from International acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics (Cheapskate Lullabyes) from Indy Acoustic Project. Charlie is joined by her musician, composer, singer-songwriter and longtime friend, Steeleye lead guitarist Julian Littman. He has played and performed with artists from Gerry Rafferty, Charlie Dore and Dexy's Midnight Runners to Sister Sledge and Phillip Bailey. Appeared in an abundance of TV & Film roles ( notably Evita, London Boulevard, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), to West End musicals such as We Will Rock You. and 125th Street amongst many others. Together their natural repartee and easiness creates a beautiful creative partnership.

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Ealing Eclectic Musicspace Presents The Ali Mac Band @the Ealing Club

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London The Red Room 7:30pm

A rockin' 4-piece band with an All-Star lineup. On vocals is Ali Mackenzie who formed The Birds in the 1960s with Ronnie Wood. (Ali has recently reformed The Birds to great critical acclaim.) On guitar and vocals is Simon Bishop who who has toured with Renaissance, High Society and The Monks, and also plays in Nashville where his unique country rock guitar style places him in great demand. On drums is Richard Hudson who is the well-known charismatic percussionist with The Strawbs. He has also played with Hudson Ford and The Monks, and toured with Rick Wakeman. On bass is Bill Phillips who was with The Glitter Band.

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Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote Plus Thomas Mccarthy At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Fran Foote will be well known to club regulars a member of Stick In The Wheel - the hottest band in folk right now. Tonight she's teaming up with her mum, Belinda Kempster to sing songs from their native Essex. A fantastic duo who sing songs from their family and home county without frills or fuss. Thomas McCarthy is a singer, storyteller and Irish Traveller who has established himself as one of the finest traditional singers on the scene. It's gonna be the real deal tonight. 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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Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote Plus Thomas Mccarthy At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Fran Foote will be well known to club regulars a member of Stick In The Wheel - the hottest band in folk right now. Tonight she's teaming up with her mum, Belinda Kempster to sing songs from their native Essex. A fantastic duo who sing songs from their family and home county without frills or fuss. Thomas McCarthy is a singer, storyteller and Irish Traveller who has established himself as one of the finest traditional singers on the scene. It's gonna be the real deal tonight. 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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Malpractice & Dirk Digglers Blues Revue At The Potteries Blues Club

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Stoke-On-trent The Old Post Office 2:00pm

We are proud to present a special "Blues Rock Double-Header" with two of the very best bands of this genre from North Staffordshire. Expect an afternoon of powerful rhythm & both bands are almost certain to bring you to your feet & into the aisles at The Old Post Office MALPRACTICE Inspired by Feelgood and the post punk pub rock scene you get Malpractice . 1970s R&B , Blues and RnR . Expect Feelgood, Rory , Muddy , Howlin , Bo , Them , Elvis , Eddie and Chuck. Don't expect Slow anything...... DIRK DIGGLERS BLUES REVUE Drawing influence from American and British artists such as ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green and Dr Feelgood. "Cuba Neils" the band's debut album was completed in late 2016 & they are currently working on a second.

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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Rich, expressive muisc with more than a jazz/blues slant. Guitar, bass and simply outstanding playing.

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Red Sky July

on Sun, 20 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Sky July are husband and wife duo Ally Mcerlaine (guitarist in Texas) and Shelly Poole (one half of Alisha's Attic) along with former model Charity Hair (The Alice Band). Red Sky July's sound is a hazy blend of Alt-Country and Americana and they have been added to the playlist on BBC Radio 2 as well as appearing on a whole host of radio and TV slots. The band have supported artists such as; Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, 10CC, Tom Jones, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jools Holland. Festivals they have performed at include Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and T in the Park. Red Sky July formed in 2009 however prior to entering the studio to record their debut album, the entire project was put on hold as Ally suffered a major brain aneurysm and was in a critical state for over a year. Defying all the odds, Ally recovered and their self-titled album was released at the end of 2011, immediately garnering the praise of the critics including excellent reviews from Q Magazine, the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph, with Q describing the album as a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang.... As atmospheric as it is emotional. 2014's 'Shadowbirds' album came straight in at No. 3 in the official UK Country Charts, with Maverick describing it as a beautiful slice of alt-country showcasing sunny songs and gorgeous harmonies. 5/5. The band's achievements were recognized at the Scottish Music Awards where they were presented with a prestigious Tartan Clef award by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Red Sky July released their third album 'The Truth and The Lie' in March 2016. Recorded in their own studio, the band were joined by Grammy nominated, Nashville based singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman (Elton John, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson). On release the album debuted in the top 3 of the Official UK Country Charts and garnered rave reviews and airplay. Renowned for Sound heralded it as a modern country masterpiece. The album has received critical acclaim across the board from the likes of The Guardian, Maverick Magazine, Guitarist, Daily Express, R2 and BBC Radio 2 to name but a few. The trio performed twice at the prestigious C2C Festival London, Cornbury Festival and joined James as part of BBC Scotland 'Quay Sessions'. Jools Holland invited them to appear as special guests at both the Montrose Music Festival and Somerset Rocks. The band headlined the legendary Bush Hall, London and took to the road in Scotland to support the release of their mini album 'Voyager' (September 2016). In the summer of 2017 the band released their 'Radio Mixes EP' featuring sonically different remixes of four stand out tracks from critically acclaimed album 'The Truth And The Lie'. a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang Q a seductive, exuberant mix of voices - Evening Standard touching lyrics and beautiful melodies - BBC Radio 2 could grace any multi-selling Nashville release - Daily Express pleasantly slick musicianship, fine female harmonies - The Guardian a joyous blend of indie and country - Daily Record

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Rosie Hood And Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Mon, 21 May 2018 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 BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. Williams not only provided the title for Rosie's debut solo album but also the starting point for Rosie's research into Wiltshire song. Williams did not collect melodies which further inspired Rosie to write her own tunes and, more recently, whole new songs that balance perfectly with the old material to make up The Beautiful and The Actual. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a folk musician and singer. Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. As an instrumentalist Cohen is experienced in playing for dancing, playing as part of groups, both as an accompanying and as a lead instrument, and playing as a soloist. Cohen is also a well-regarded singer and in 2014 won Bromyard Folk Festival's Future of Young Folk Award for singing. Cohen's solo repertoire consists mainly of traditional songs with accompaniment from anglo concertina or melodeon. Alongside this Cohen also performs traditional tunes and the occasional un-accompanied song. Cohen's style, approach and repertoire is rooted in the English tradition, however material and influences from Scottish, Irish, American and European traditions are also present in Cohen's performance.

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Lisa Knapp

on Mon, 21 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Till April is Dead - A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May. The month of May is the focal point for an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere: summer is coming, the weather is warmer and the promise of long, light evenings (a welcome relief from winters' grip!) provide a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate. Till April is Dead brings together some of the most beautiful, strange and beguiling 'May' songs inspired by these weird and wonderful happenings across Britain, as well as folklore hailing from here and distant shores. Alongside these ritualistic 'May' songs, Lisa includes beautiful folk songs of love and loss set in the month of May. Knapp's voice throughout is a revelation, both pure and wild... Cuckoos, whirring clocks and buzzing flies add extra layers to this fascinating soundworld, on an album overflowing with warmth, light and waywardness. (The Guardian 5*).

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Lankum

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

The Crescent & The Black Swan Folk Club presents Lankum The Crescent, York Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm. £16adv More at http://www.thecrescentyork.com

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Woody Pines

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Woody sounds like Willie Nelson singing a Johnny Cash song in a 1930's Alabama juke joint! Wildly addicting! (No Depression) Here at Square Roots towers we're simply thrilled to be able to host a show for the downright wonderful Woody Pines - AGAIN! On their last visit to European shores last year, these guys did indeed 'rip it up' leaving reviewers all over the country frothing at the gills, so naturally we're very excited that they've chosen to come and play for us once more in the historic surrounds of the Square Tower. This one will sell out doubly quick, so even though it's a way away yet we'd really recommend getting your tickets early! And if you're wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from, then look to the streets! It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78's of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum or hillbilly. Heavy, rollicking street performances are the key to some of todays best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS' Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they're the key to Woody's intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody travelled all over the streets of the States road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in a hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin' jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 40's. It's tempting to call his newest music rockabilly, but it might be more accurate to call his new songs hillbilly boogie, a rarely remembered genre of American music made famous by the Delmore Brothers. Hillbilly boogie sits at the exact moment when the buzzed-out, electrified hillbilly country music of Appalachia first hit the sawdust-floored honky tonks of old Nashville and Memphis. It was the moment exactly before the birth of rock 'n' roll. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is serious roots music that's as much a way of life as an aesthetic choice. This music isn't for dabblers, you gotta feel it in your bones. Let Woody Pines help! More information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Hannah James And Claudia Schwab

on Tue, 22 May 2018 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. --------------------------- Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer who lives and works in Ireland. Described as 'one of the most creative artists on the Irish music scene today' (Dr. Mel Mercier- Irish World Academy Limerick), Claudia amalgamates different traditions and styles, such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian and Eastern European folk music, in her own, very unique way. Hannah James has emerged as one of the most imaginative and adventurous artists on the folk scene. First coming to national attention as accordion player and singer with the band Kerfuffle, she was in an acclaimed duo with Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney, is a member of female vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery, and has worked with folk legend Maddy Prior in the trio 3 for Joy.

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Dan Walsh Trio At The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne The Cumberland Arms/ 7:30pm

Nominated for best musician at the BBC Folk Awards, banjo maestro Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. At the heart of the trio's sound is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is sure to be a truly memorable live show featuring three of the most in demand musicians on the folk scene today.

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Double Bill: Marcus Corbett & Nitin Gaikwad Plus Faeland

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

With his deep affinity with Indian classical music and his expertise in soulfully conveying its essence on the humble acoustic guitar. ... where other guitar maestros have dipped their toes.... he's taken the integration a stage further and his collaboration with tabla virtuosos Nitin Gaikwad and Sharanappa Guttaragi .. is both fiery and rewarding Fatea Magazine there is an obvious warmth to Marcus Corbett., with his rich amalgamation of both British and Indian music Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 Marcus Corbett is a singer, acoustic guitarist and composer based between the UK and Pune, Maharashtra, India. He has been studying Indian classical music and working with musicians in India for over 10 years, and has released a string of albums, including the most recent two, the acclaimed 'Strung Deep' and 'Every Little Spirit'. His works are a generous spirited cultural collaboration that allows his original compositions to come to life while paying homage to the N. Indian classical tradition he loves. He has created lasting relationships in India with Tabla players, Nitin Gaikwad & Sharanappa Guttaragi from Pune, Maharashtra and Gadag in North Karnataka respectively, and these are the foundation of the project and performance. The album 'Every Little Spirit' extended the harmonic reach of the music and is an ambitious enterprise as two violins are at work; and as Marcus says The beautiful challenge in this search is to keep the individual cultural charm, to allow the bell to ring true; and to maintain the power and integrity of the music. Faeland All My Swim is always surprising, never complacent. Just like the best music should be, in factShire Folk Magazine A really fabulous band making glorious folk musicBBC South West All My Swim is the forthcoming debut LP from Faeland, aka Bristol based folk duo Jacob Morrison and Rebecca Nelson. Following previous singles We're Just a Love Song/All My Swim, released on 11th November 2017 and Silent Story/The Wheel on 12th January 2018. All My Swim has already received acclaim from Uncut Magazine and Shire Folk Magazine, with further coverage in R2 and a host of others in the pipeline. The singles have been supported by Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson via BBC 6Music. All My Swim is a beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions influenced by music from both sides of the Atlantic. It gives the duo's personal spin on classic themes of humanity, such as love, healing, and magic. Despite tackling difficult themes and life experiences, there is a strong vein of optimism running through the music of Faeland; as Rebecca says they are fully committed to making music that changes lives for the better and adds something good to human existence.

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Aidan Moffat And Rm Hubbert

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert combine to release a new album, Here Lies The Body, on 11 May via Rock Action. 'The album title has a dual meaning sex and death.' These are common themes from Aidan Moffat; since his early days with Arab Strap, he has explored these subjects with a grace and grit that plunges deep into the human soul. But this is no re-hash of the past, rather a further leap forward for Moffat, now teaming up with fellow Scot, singer and guitarist extraordinaire, RM Hubbert, for this new project. 'It can be read as romantic surrender, but of course it's also a phrase you'll find on a tombstone,' Moffat elaborates. Equally multidimensional is the music contained within, weaving beautiful, spidery guitar work, haunting piano lines, lush strings, delicate percussion, fizzing 808 beats, synth pop, samba, and moments of jazz, while Moffat's rich voice carries the narrative in rich grumbles, hushed whispers, and revealing spoken word. In many ways it feels like a modern folk record, in that it features traditional storytelling rooted in an acoustic-based backing. However, much like Moffat's recent explorations in award-winning 2016 documentary Where You're Meant to Be in which he travelled remote parts of Scotland exploring his country's relationship with folk music the results are a reimagining: mutated music for modern times. However, categorising music is not something that interests Moffat. 'The guitar and voice are the heart of the record, yes, but I don't really think about genre, I just try to use the sounds that I think best illustrate the idea and feeling of the song. We can literally access almost all music ever recorded for free now, and you can make an album on your phone, so there's an unlimited palette these days. I think modern ears are more accepting of different genres than ever before.' Moffat and Hubbert met many years ago. 'I can't remember when we first met, but I'm sure it would have been at a gig or a pub in Glasgow somewhere,' Moffat says. Hubbert, a one-time Glasgow gig promoter, recalls, 'I'm pretty sure I put on Arab Strap's first show back in the day!' Their first collaboration, Car Song, was released in 2012 on Hubbert's Thirteen Lost & Found album, which went on to win the Scottish Album of the Year Award only a year after Moffat won the same award for his work with Bill Wells. While Moffat and Hubbert are the core of the record, it comes fleshed out with some crucial accompaniment in the form of Siobhan Wilson, who sings and plays cello (and who released her own There Are No Saints album last year to great acclaim); Louisville, Kentucky's Rachel Grimes on piano; and veteran jazz saxophonist John Burgess. The recording process was a smooth one. 'It was all very relaxed and casual,' Moffat says, '100% stress free.' A further sense of ease came from the natural roles the pair found for themselves, allowing one another the requisite space to be creative. 'I don't see the point in asking someone to collaborate then trying to shape what they do,' Hubbert offers, with Moffat echoing, 'Aye, it's all about trust, and letting the other writer do what they do.' There's a rich narrative that flows through the album. Influenced, Moffat says, by 'an article I read about mothers who abandon their families, and how that still remains a pretty taboo subject in our times. When marriages break down, it's almost always the man who leaves.' The album begins with the chance encounter of two old flames as they enjoy hen and stag parties in Blackpool a prologue, in the form of a page from a screenplay, will be included with the album artwork. We then follow the story as it moves forwards (and backwards) with wit and wisdom, exploring themes of love, family, fortune telling, deceit, death, Schrodinger's cat, the multiverse and marshmallows. The result is a moving, diverse record of great beauty that straddles a line between light and dark and faith and fear; at once fun, funny, and forlorn; both melancholic and sanguine, and inherently melodic throughout.

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Geoff Berner

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax/ 7:30am

For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He's played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He's performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them. All over Canada, Europe, and America, Berner has garnered a sizable, passionate following of odd, bookish people who like to drink. He packs venues in places like Berlin, London, Oslo, Toronto, Edmonton and his home city of Vancouver. With a new album, new book and upcoming tours of Canada, continental Europe, the Pacific northwest of the U.S., and Scandinavia, Berner is officially on a roll. His current tour brings him to Sheffield for the first time in seven long years. An unmissable entertainer, as sharp witted as they come with the songwriting gift and presence of an Elvis Costello or Ray Davies, do you really want to be the one to miss out?

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Geoff Berner

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax/ 7:30am

For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He's played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He's performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them. All over Canada, Europe, and America, Berner has garnered a sizable, passionate following of odd, bookish people who like to drink. He packs venues in places like Berlin, London, Oslo, Toronto, Edmonton and his home city of Vancouver. With a new album, new book and upcoming tours of Canada, continental Europe, the Pacific northwest of the U.S., and Scandinavia, Berner is officially on a roll. His current tour brings him to Sheffield for the first time in seven long years. An unmissable entertainer, as sharp witted as they come with the songwriting gift and presence of an Elvis Costello or Ray Davies, do you really want to be the one to miss out?

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Small Glories

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed study in contrasts, Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards' rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg's venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn't come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well. The Winnipeg Free Press asks, "can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards... It's our loss they didn't [join forces] sooner... It's magic. Their 2016 debut album Wondrous Traveler is steeped in classic song structure, delivering instantly appealing melodic Americana with first-rate playing. The album found its way onto many critic's Top 10 lists across North America and Europe, and The Small Glories are finding themselves on stages from Vancouver to London and beyond. Together, Luft and Edwards are a musical tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3. MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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Woody Pines

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Petersfield The Studio @ TPS 7:00pm

Fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness! (Maverick Magazine) Here at Square Roots Promotions in association with The Studio @ TPS we're simply thrilled to be able to host a show in Petersfield for the downright wonderful Woody Pines! On their last visit to European shores last year, these guys did indeed 'rip it up' leaving reviewers all over the country frothing at the gills! This one will sell out doubly quick, so even though it's a way away yet we'd really recommend getting your tickets early! And if you're wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from, then look to the streets! It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78's of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum or hillbilly. Heavy, rollicking street performances are the key to some of todays best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS' Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they're the key to Woody's intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody travelled all over the streets of the States road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in a hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin' jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 40's. It's tempting to call his newest music rockabilly, but it might be more accurate to call his new songs hillbilly boogie, a rarely remembered genre of American music made famous by the Delmore Brothers. Hillbilly boogie sits at the exact moment when the buzzed-out, electrified hillbilly country music of Appalachia first hit the sawdust-floored honky tonks of old Nashville and Memphis. It was the moment exactly before the birth of rock 'n' roll. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is serious roots music that's as much a way of life as an aesthetic choice. This music isn't for dabblers, you gotta feel it in your bones. Let Woody Pines help! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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An Evening With Sarah Mcquaid

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Tickets £12 online or via the Box Office 01653 696240 Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm performance. Website: www.sarahmcquaid.com Video clip: 'In Derby Cathedral' https://youtu.be/ULMaDwZJ4tg An absolute gem of a booking for the Milton Rooms! For both existing fans and those yet to discover her, this is a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with this Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter. In 2017, Sarah was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland in recognition of her innovative use of the DADGAD tuning and her authorship of 'The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book'. The award puts her on the same platform as previous award recipients who include Davey Graham, John Renbourn, John Martyn, Martin Simpson, Pierre Bensusan and Martin Carthy. Sarah's latest and fifth album, 'If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous' (Shovel And A Spade, 2018), was produced by cult guitar great Michael Chapman. A staunch champion of Sarah's since the two met at the 2014 Village Pump Festival, Chapman has given her his Ibanez electric guitar on long-term loan; it features on several tracks on the album, which also sees Sarah playing piano, high-strung Stratocaster and her own 1965 Martin D-28 and custom-made Andy Manson acoustic guitars. The emphasis this time round is very much on Sarah's superb writing (including instrumental originals as well as songs) and delivery, plus arrangements for guitar and voice of the medieval chant Dies Irae and Jeff Wayne's classic Forever Autumn. She'll be promoting it with 2018 tours in the UK, Ireland, USA and continental Europe, and hopes to extend her range into Canada, Australia and New Zealand the following year. Sarah was just fantastic she had a sold out audience captivated from start to finish at Ards Arts Centre, Co. Down. A beautiful voice and technically accomplished player. Emily Crawford, Ards Arts Centre, Northern Ireland Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey. Geoff Wallis, fRoots, UK Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. ... I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift. Gregory Weinkauf, The Huffington Post, USA A work that grows with each listen. Keith Ames, The Musician, UK The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They're measured and tranquil but they're never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it's all lovely. Ian Pickles, R2/Rock 'n' Reel, UK

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Dan Walsh Trio

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Edwina Hayes & Rosalie Deighton

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Findlay Brown

on Wed, 23 May 2018 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. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents... FINDLAY BROWN Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Findlay Brown's 11 year career began with his 2007 single Come Home' from debut album 'Separated By The Sea' rooting him firmly in the nation's consciousness, it's chart placing landing him an appearance on the legendary Top of the Pops. Reviewing his debut, The Guardian referred to 'Separated By The Sea' as '..brilliantly melancholic, the most unlikely classic of the year'. Brown's sophomore release was the Bernard Butler (Suede, Duffy) produced album ''Love Will Find You' for the iconic Verve Records, leading to a U.S. tour and and a performance of his single 'How Long', with orchestra, on The Late Show with David Letterman. Since moving to Copenhagen in 2013 Brown has released the 2015 collection 'Slow Light', and on May 18th releases 'Not Everything Beautiful Is Good'. The disparate sounds of folk troubadours Nick Drake and Jackson C. Frank, heavyweight songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, and avant-garde trailblazers Terry Riley and Arthur Russell float in and out of the new album's musical landscape like ghosts. A superb songwriter of depth and complexity, with a unique ability to combine the classic and the esoteric, Findlay Brown has a pioneering musical spirit, his career to this point taking him from his home town of York to London, on to Brooklyn in New York, and now settled in Denmark. To date he has toured and collaborated with, amongst many others, Bert Jansch, Fionn Regan, John Renbourn, Paul Weller, Brendan Benson, Bat For Lashes and Johnny Flynn. 'a rich-voiced master songwriter' ★★★★★ The Guardian "Set's the benchmark for gorgeous troubadour folk" MOJO "A kaleidoscopic, nostalgic vision." Interview Magazine Following in the footsteps of the likes of Joni Mitchell or Sarah McQuaid, Findlay Brown's "When the Lights Go Out" is a modern folk wonder set to Celtic tuning. PopMatters --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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David Starr

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Starr has a voice you will never forget. His music is authentic, his songs are honest, full of emotion and truth. The Head and Heart is a showcase for his classic songwriting style and wonderful guitar playing. John Oates David Starr owns a thriving guitar store in the heart of Cedaredge, Colorado, yet he believes his most compelling instrument is his voice a strong, beautiful baritone that is the cornerstone of his EP, The Head and Heart. Starr wrote or co-wrote five of the six songs on The Head and Heart, which was produced and arranged by John Oates and recorded in Nashville. The longtime friends decided to let the recordings have some breathing room, while still giving the city's brilliant session players an opportunity to shine. I've always done my own producing and it was liberating to let someone else take the reins, Starr says. I told John, 'I really want you to push me to sing better.' I have a tendency when I get in the studio to say, 'Yeah, that's in key and I got all the words right. Let's move on.' On a number of songs, he said, 'That's great. Get back in there and do it one more time.' I can hear where he pushed me a little bit. The Head and Heart begins elegantly with Edge of the World, which began as a story about the complexity of women, but also applies to the mysteries of music. The thoughtful title track conveys that dramatic distance between what you think and what you feel. It was Oates' suggestion to include The Mamas & The Papas' classic California Dreamin'. Without the familiar four-part harmonies of the original recording, Oates' atmospheric production draws attention to Starr's soulful singing. I like John's energy and his work ethic, Starr says. He's willing to take a song and reimagine it in any number of ways. In other words, just because you're locked into hearing it a certain way doesn't mean that's the only way. Starr's intriguing melodies elevate songs like Waiting in the Dark, which alludes to the drug addictions that haunted a number of his friends in the 1980s. Meanwhile, I've Come for You hints at timeless late-night temptations. Dancing With My Pride, co-written with his friend Bob Liepman at a songwriting workshop in California, is inspired by a character in a book written by his grandfather Fred Starr. David Starr grew up in Northwest Arkansas and started playing drums at 10, then picked up guitar at 13. He has released eight albums (including The Head and Heart) and opened shows for Survivor, Clint Black, Restless Heart, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Guess Who. He launched Starr's Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocated to Cedaredge in 2001. Today, the store is such an institution that Cedaredge proclaimed the musician's birthday as David Starr Day in 2016. The year before, Starr released the album Love and Sabotage with special guests like John Oates, Richie Furay, Dana Cooper and Steve Cropper. As with previous albums, Starr is planning to divide his time between operating his guitar store and touring internationally to attentive, appreciative audiences. In a perfect world, I would be playing in a room where everybody's listening, he says. That's why I like a situation like a house concert or listening room because I like to tell a story. I like to talk about the inspiration behind the song. I just like connecting and that's what I hope to do with this new music.

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The Silken Same

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

If we're talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly . sparkles with vigour - Nialler9 The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. Already known in their native Ireland, and having supported a formidable roll call of artists such This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty, Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, and Cass McCombs, they are making their UK debut in 2018. Theirs is a sound that artfully combines the bygone and the new, drawing on Irish and Balkan influences; songs that on the

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Estbel.

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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The Breath

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

The Breath is Stuart McCallum (ex-guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly and McCallum's fellow Cinematic alumnus pianist John Ellis, along with drummer Elliot Bennett. Born out of Manchester's fertile music scene they mix Irish folk influences with mesmerising guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks. Connolly's soulful vocals are interwoven into the electronic fabric of McCallum's distinctive sound-world. In turns hypnotic, lush, powerfully raw and raucously punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly's raw songs and soul cleansing vocals. Drawing on the influences of traditional Irish folk song, Connolly's original lyrics pour forth from her own life in a torrent of meaning. She sings songs of birth and death, woman's rights, first love, the call of motherhood, the death of men at sea and post-colonial wrongs. All delivered with compelling emotional honesty and a raw urgency as McCallum, Ellis and Bennett delve deeply into the spaces between rock, ambient, folk and jazz to deliver a powerfully hypnotic accompaniment that moves from chilled soundscapes to rocking anthems. Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios and mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake, The Breath's debut album Carry Your Kin was released on Peter Gabriel's Real World Records in April 2016. 'Contemporary folk meets Bat for Lashes' Jazzwise 'An affecting blend McCallum provides the grandeur and artifice and Connolly the intimacy and purity' Uncut This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Lewis Hamilton Band

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 500 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Schofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Matthews.  -  His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated as BEST YOUNG ARTIST in 2014, and again in 2015. We are thrilled to have Lewis and his band for their first gig in Oxford. For more info check out: http://lewishamiltonmusic.co.uk

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Lewis Hamilton Band

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 500 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Schofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Matthews.  -  His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated as BEST YOUNG ARTIST in 2014, and again in 2015. We are thrilled to have Lewis and his band for their first gig in Oxford. For more info check out: http://lewishamiltonmusic.co.uk

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Stephen Dale Petit In Concert

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:30pm

Stephen Dale Petit's playing style was described by Classic Rock Magazine as containing The fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton. It moved former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor to comment: He's got his own unique take on contemporary blues". We are incredibly luck to have a master of the blues guitar playing for us. http://www.stephendalepetit.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5m7pdn3F9w

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Hannah James & Claudia Schwab

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Headline show, in which award-winning singer and accordion player Hannah (Lady Maisery, Maddy Prior Trio, JigDoll and other projects) is joined by Claudia, an eclectic Austrian-born fiddle player, singer and composer now based in Ireland. We can expect solo sets and some exciting joint numbers.

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Hannah James & Claudia Schwab

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Headline show, in which award-winning singer and accordion player Hannah (Lady Maisery, Maddy Prior Trio, JigDoll and other projects) is joined by Claudia, an eclectic Austrian-born fiddle player, singer and composer now based in Ireland. We can expect solo sets and some exciting joint numbers.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Penistone Cubley Hall 7:30pm

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Grace Petrie

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester whose unique takes on life, love and politics - and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered - have won over audiences across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She has supported Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg and collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Peggy Seeger and Leon Rosselson, and regularly performs with Coven, Lady Maisery and O'Hooley & Tidow. Grace Petrie has also made her mark on the comedy scene, supporting Robin Ince and Josie Long and performing at Glastonbury four times, not bad for a singer making her debut seven years ago with the emotive song 'Farewell to Welfare.'

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The Small Glories

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Powerhouse duo The Small Glories (Cara Luft & JD Edwards) hail from the Canadian Prairies and specialise in a dynamic mix of folk and old time Americana. Originally thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg's venerable West End Cultural Centre, these two veteran musicians and singer/songwriters have built a reputation around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and instrumental prowess (on guitars, clawhammer banjo and harmonica). They are also extremely warm, funny and entertaining on stage.

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Mara Simpson & Victoria Park Singers

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

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Backyard Concerts Present 'oi Dipnoi '

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Whitby Sanders Yard Bistro 7:00pm

Sicilian Folk Ensemble 'OI DIPNOI' join us for a special event. Hear the sounds of the Mediterranean,The Balkans, North Africa,and Sicily and enjoy food from our Sicilian themed menu. 'Simply stunning, music from heart of Etna'. Join us for this memorable evening..of music and food. A new take on Sicilian traditional music. Not to be missed!

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Ian Beetlestone & The Drowning Rats

on Thu, 24 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally salvaged from the murky waters of the Leeds house party scene in the early 2000s, Ian Beetlestone & the Drowning Rats didn't surface again until the mid 2010s in London's similarly seedy King's Cross. Clinging to the flotsam left behind when Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Jaques Brel and the Shangri-Las were recovered from the wreck, the Rats remain to be rescued. While they wait, they offer their unique combination of ratty jazz, drowned pop, magic, mystery, darkness and light to the capricious twin deities of love and song with ever pleading and desperate eyes. They hope that tonight's launch of their debut album, the Awful Truth, may meet with the fleeting approval of the gods. The Rats are: Ian Beetlestone piano & vocals Tom Fry double bass & vocals Dom Coles drums & vocals George Simmonds trombone & vocals Louis Schultz-Wiremu saxophone

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The Mike Ross Band

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 7:30pm

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The Black Feathers Play Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. We're REALLY happy to have Ray and Sian return to #9 for the third time!! ********************************************************************************** Harmonious Sheffield folk trio Two Birds One Stone are made up of singer and guitarist Rebecca Philip (a Bristol favourite) sandwiched between Pete and James of Sheffield's The Buffalo Skinners. They bring together their love of old and new folk, country, rock and roll and American old time. They're guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and a stone in your shoe.

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New Roots: Genevieve Dawson (full Band Show)

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

Genevieve Dawson is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. Bringing together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco, her rich and sophisticated sound pulls influence from jazz and folk in equal measure. She has recently completed studies in composition at Goldsmiths University of London, following in the footsteps of James Blake and Rosie Lowe, amongst many other esteemed alumni. She plays tonight backed by her full band. WATCH GENEVIEVE DAWSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaK4EaieQAc The product of Anglo-American parentage, James Riley grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. In his early twenties, he took off hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, only to change once more, with James' wandering spirit taking him to Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free. [James Riley is] awesome like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions Laura Marling Rick Leigh is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Lancashire who now resides in London. His music combines 3 part vocals with delicate keys, guitar and horn arrangements. In a live setting Rick works in a trio of multi-instrumentalists bringing together a huge variety of sonic elements from keys, guitar, bass, vocals, drums, saxophone and Flugelhorn. He has recently been named on Glastonbury's 2017 Emerging Talent Longlist. Described as 'A beautiful cacophony of instrumentation', Rick's live show is an intimate and delicate experience taking influence from Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear. Outside of his own project Rick has performed and worked with whole host of artists as both a singer and trumpeter including Alison Moyet, Denai Moore, Sam Lee and Luke Sital-Singh. New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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The Port Sunlight Sea Dogs & Friends @ Hungry Horse Folk Club, @ Whitby Club, Ch65 6qf

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:45pm

Port Sunlight Sea Dogs 'sing out' tales of sailors and whalers, with raucous choruses and haunting ballads. With bully beef in our bellies, and salt water in our grog, our roots are steeped in folk and Celtic traditions, Merseybeat, Beatles, Skiffle, and even opera! We continue a great tradition of singing shanties and songs of heroes and villains, of a sailor's hard life at sea. And we always ask our friends- and the audience- to join us in delivering a musical broadside - come hell or high water! Recently, this show played to packed houses at the Floral Pavilion Blue Room and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Music room. Their 'friends' will be Gerry Ffrench (winner of the "Costa Del Folk" talent competition), Dave Burrows & Les Bourne (of Fiddlestone) and Jo Pue Richards (ex- Calico).

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Chris Jagger Presented By Ealing Eclectic Musicspace

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

Chris Jagger: Guitar & Vocals Chris Jagger needs little introduction to most followers of the Ealing Club. As a musician who began his career in the early 1970's he will be making his first visit to the tiny basement venue in Ealing Broadway. Having played the Ealing Blues Festival (Walpole Park) he has also written a three part radio series on the influence of Alexis Korner the pioneering blues musician and broadcaster whose 'R & B' nights in Ealing became the stuff of legend. As a performer and songwriter Chris has been influenced by Blues, Rock as well as Cajun music, Zydeco, Folk Music and Country Music. His recent compilation All The Best provides just a glimpse into an extensive back catalogue of music that will be on offer and delivered by his talented and experienced group of musicians attending on the 24th March 2018. These include: Elliet Mackrell: Fiddle, Charlie Hart: Piano: Dave Hatfield: Bass and Les Morgan on Drums Elliet Mackrell: Fiddle As a Classically trained violinist Elliett performs folk based music from Ireland & Europe and was a founding member of 'Kangaroo Moon'. She appears with the Polkaholics and Chris Jagger's acoustic trio. David Hatfield: Bass One of the UK's most respected bass players, David began playing bluegrass in 1967 with the Morris Boys and became the resident double bassist on several BBC Radio Shows and the Cambridge Folk Festival from 1977 to 1995. He has since played and toured with an a host of bluegrass legends including: Mac Wiseman, Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Connor, Bill Keith, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan, Flaco Jimenez, Arlo Guthrie, Tex Logan, Greg Douglas, Gordon Titcomb, Rose Maddox, Don Stover, Bill Clifton, Orrin Star, Pete Sayers, Jim Couza, Ben Waters, Diz Watson, Pete Stanley, Ced Thorose, Roger Knowles, Malcolm Price, Brian Golbey and the Kursaal Flyers. Charlie Hart: Piano Inspired by blues, jazz and African music, he has worked with Alexis Korner, Ian Dury, Ronnie Lane, Eric Clapton and Charlie Watts. He produced Orchestra Virunga and Diz and the Doormen, composed music for the Oscar-nominated animated film Triangle and appeared in the feature film Stormy Monday. Besides working with Chris and the band, Charlie is currently concentrating on producing roots and jazz artists in his own Equator Studios, London. www.charliehart.com Les Morgan: Drums Les has been drumming around the world for the past 40 years. During his travels he has been the drive behind some really great performers, both in live venues and in the recording studio. He worked extensively with Joanne Kelly and performed with Alexis Korner, two of England's premier blues artists. Also with Chris Farlow, Mickey Jupp, Roy St John and Dana Gillespie to name but a few.

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Lily Neill In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:30pm

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her leftfield blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots is currently redefining what the audience can expect from the harp. musical and artistic freedom which is boundless in its possibility and contagious in its energy and passion. Part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard Irish Music Magazine She began her career as a child and in her teens performed for the likes of US President Bill Clinton and alongside Irish super-group, The Chieftains. Lily holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the release of her first CD, "Without Words," Irish Music Magazine enthusiastically crowned Lily part of the "New Harp Revolution" and she is living up to that, bringing the harp's multi-faceted personality to audiences with her dynamic kaleidoscope of music. staggering beauty that melts your heart The Irish American News Lily's performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful. This passion draws listeners into a vivid, efflorescent soundscape. This is harp like you've never experienced it! A rare opportunity to see Lily performing a solo concert in London. Not to be missed!

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Lily Neill In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:30pm

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her leftfield blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots is currently redefining what the audience can expect from the harp. musical and artistic freedom which is boundless in its possibility and contagious in its energy and passion. Part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard Irish Music Magazine She began her career as a child and in her teens performed for the likes of US President Bill Clinton and alongside Irish super-group, The Chieftains. Lily holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the release of her first CD, "Without Words," Irish Music Magazine enthusiastically crowned Lily part of the "New Harp Revolution" and she is living up to that, bringing the harp's multi-faceted personality to audiences with her dynamic kaleidoscope of music. staggering beauty that melts your heart The Irish American News Lily's performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful. This passion draws listeners into a vivid, efflorescent soundscape. This is harp like you've never experienced it! A rare opportunity to see Lily performing a solo concert in London. Not to be missed!

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Gilmore & Roberts @ The Acorn, Penzance

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Penzance Acorn Arts Centre 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm Show begins at 8pm. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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Gilmore & Roberts @ The Acorn, Penzance

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Penzance Acorn Arts Centre 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm Show begins at 8pm. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jim Moray, 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 £14/12 * 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. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy 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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Jim Moray

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jim Moray, 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 £14/12 * 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. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy 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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John Jones & The Reluctant Ramblers

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, has been an avid walker for many years. In 2009, John combined his love of walking with his music and led a group of walkers and musicians from his home on the Welsh Borders, via the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham, to the Big Session Festival then in Leicester. They walked during the day and either played a gig or enjoyed their own session in the evening. Walks have continued every year and now John and his band of intrepid walkers and musicians return to his native Yorkshire to continue the Spine of England Walking Tour he began in 2011, some 6 years ago. Starting where he left off in Holmfirth, having walked from the Staffordshire Moorlands, John takes to the Pennine Way to walk from the High Peak to The Dales, from Saddleworth Moor to Settle, with gigs each evening. John will be joined by The Reluctant Ramblers, a bunch of friends and top class musicians. The full band will be: Al Scott, guitar, bouzouki; Tim Cotterell, Fiddle, Mandolin; Rowan Godel, voice, guitar; Lindsey Oliver, stand-up bass, voice; and guest Bof Whalley, guitar, voice and commentary.

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Sheer Music Present... Grace Petrie

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Trowbridge The Village Pump 8:00pm

Doors 8pm 8.45 - 9.15 - Jim Lockey 9.30 - 10.30 - Grace Petrie http://www.sheermusic.co.uk/ £8 adv. £10 otd. 16+

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Estbel

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Estbel are a band consisting of Estonian dreamers Leana Vapper-Dhoore and Sänni Noormets, as well as the Dhoore brothers from Belgium. Estbel's new repertoire is ripe with magical realism and could be described as a walk with Björk and Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a Northern landscape filled with delicate arrangements and dainty harmonies. Their new programme is diverse and colourful and there is something for everyone both younger and older folk and indie music fans. Listen, observe and let the music give you a whole new lease of life!

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Brooks Williams Trio With Andy Seward & Keith Angel

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia USA (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell and his song Statesboro Blues), creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on both his blues and Americana roots. The resulting sound can be described as Blues-icana, that confluence of crossroads where American roots music comes together. Keys And Chords describes Williams' music as "A beautiful fusion of blues, old country and a touch Americana. fRoots says Williams "really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. Resonator slide and acoustic Piedmont picking lay down the groove while Williams' laid-back low-country vocal floats over top. Brooks Williams got his start in the clubs and bars around New York and Boston (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither). There, playing 5-6 nights a week, he developed his signature roots sound. From the very beginning and still to this day, audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings.
 And he's one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

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Morrissey And Marshall / Blair Dunlop

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Oslo 7:00pm

Morrissey & Marshall A couple of years ago, Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall arrived in London from Dublin with two acoustic guitars and a headful of shared dreams. They set about hauling themselves up the hard way from the rough and tumble of street corner busking and open-mic nights to playing at some of the best venues and recording studios in the city. Now it's all about to kick off with the release of their second album, We Rise, a hard-hitting, high-kicking, rock & roll band production that reflects this period of profound personal and musical growth. We had a roof over our heads when we arrived but we were almost starving, says Morrissey, the wild-eyed, long-haired singer, guitarist and songwriter. You get to learn that the world is a big place, says Marshall, the neater-looking, more contained harmony singer and lead guitarist. You start with nothing, which is a great way to learn your trade. And really, it's been the best time ever! Blair Dunlop Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep's and toured widely around the globe. All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album 'Gilded' was released in May 2016 on his own label Gilded Wings and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases ('The Egoist' and '356') both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt. Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album 'House Of Jacks' in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut 'Blight and Blossom' (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain's most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the 'House Of Jacks' proves Blair is 'an increasingly adventurous songwriter', Uncut reviewed it as 'thoughtful and exploratory', The Independent on Sunday described it as 'fluent, lamentory and accomplished' while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is 'an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go'.

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Op Sa!

on Fri, 25 May 2018 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 potent brew of contemporary Balkan gypsy brilliance which will have you dance so hard, you'll probably end the evening slammed in a corner wondering what just happened to you..." - BBC Radio 3 This fiery travelling party that goes by the name of Op Sa! is big, bold and brass-heavy. Bringing their own passionate brand of Gypsy Balkan music, Op Sa! is an addictive blend of wild beats, gypsy flair and modern sound. They've supported top bands such as Serbian band KAL, worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill and performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 they were featured on BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, and their most recent two projects involved collaborating with young Romani rapper MC Azza to produce a charity single aimed at helping refugees, as well as inviting the Macedonian master trumpeter King Naat Veliov of Kocani Orkestar to a collaborative performance in London. Listeners can look forward to songs from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Roma culture with a growing number of original compositions and arrangements incorporating jazz, rock and prog influences. The band's sets are orchestrally varied and dynamic, and ooze passion for what they do. The original band teams up a trumpet section with clarinet, sax, trombones, tuba, electric guitars, and drum kit, giving a contemporary twist to deep-rooted cultural influences and create an unmistakeably rich sound. Lately they've been featuring their small band comprised of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, trumpet and tuba and playing some more mellow selections. You will be mesmerised, compelled to dance and unable to drag yourself away from this lively gypsy party.

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Rory Mcleod

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Leicester St Anne's Community Hall 7:30pm

An evening of multi-instrumental social, political & personal storytelling with a BBC Folk Award-winner - Foot-tapping on your doorstep ! Bar to 11pm - Tickets in advance (£8) & on door (£10) A fundraiser for a new neighbourhood cycling club and warm-up to www.westernparkfestival.co.uk

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Black Feathers / Joe Solo

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 8:00pm

Husband and wife duo playing a blend of folk and Americana with support from the award winning Scarborough based writer poet activist and washing machine engineer.

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Hannah James And Claudia Schwab At Liverpool Irish Centre

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Liverpool St Michael's Irish Centre 7:30pm

Hannah James, one of the UK's top folk musicians, and Ireland-based Austrian fiddle-singer Claudia Schwab are teaming up for a series of concerts this Spring, and it promises to be a truly special evening of cross-cultural music. Hannah has emerged as one of the most imaginative and adventurous artists on the folk scene. First coming to national attention as accordion player and singer with the band Kerfuffle, she was in an acclaimed duo with Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney, is a member of female vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery, and has worked with folk legend Maddy Prior in the trio 3 for Joy. Hannah amazed audiences across the UK with her breathtaking one-woman show JigDoll when it debuted in 2015. The show has now grown to include a brand new lineup of musicians who are all masters of their field: percussionist Cormac Byrne, fiddle player and singer Kate Young and bassist Marti Tarn. Claudia is an originally Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk-beat yodelling abound in Claudia's blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk music styles overlaid with Austrian yodelling. Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, Ireland, New York, Moldova, Transnistria, Estonia, UK, Spain, Tchech Republik, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project. Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician. Current projects include collaborations with German Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, Scottish fiddle-singer Kate Young (Kate in the Kettle), the Craic Addicts (IRE), Hannah James, Austrian string trio Netnakisum and the Irish Gamelan Orchestra. Her debut solo album ´Amber Sands´ was released in April 2014, followed by her first EP Attic Mornings EP (special edition on vinyl) in October 2016 and her second full album Attic Mornings in 2017. KENNEY AND KILCAWLEY Mikey Kenney and Damon Kilcawley; two well-respected traditional musicians and songwriters come together with a vast wealth of music featuring original songs and tunes interspersed with traditional music from England, Ireland, Scotland and beyond... Mikey Kenney; fiddle & banjo... Well known on the folk scene as a stalwart of Liverpool's fiddle tradition and a member of the acclaimed Scottish traditional supergroup, the Band of Burns. Writer and performer of the two praised 'Ottersgear' folk albums set in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire (5/5 fRoots magazine). Founder of Irish trad band Saltcutters and member of the historical Liverpool Céilí band. Damon Kilcawley; guitar & mandolin... one of England's best flatpicking bluegrass and old-time guitarists and a stellar traditional mandolin player from Lancashire. One half of the Bimble brothers and founder of the Kilcawley Family bluegrass outfit.

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Vitality Two Plays Jelly Roll Morton

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... David Horniblow and Andrew Oliver have been working together for the past 4 years in the Dime Notes and Vitality Five. In 2018 they have undertaken to learn all 100 compositions of the great New Orleans pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton. They're posting two videos a week online throughout the year and this evening will feature a selection of Morton's pioneering jazz compositions in the cozy Green Note basement.

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Americana, Country & Roots Presents...

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Preston Stanley Arms 7:00pm

A night of original and acoustic music by 3 of the biggest names in the UK country and Americana scene. Sit back and relax in this beautiful intimate venue in the heart of Preston.

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New Roots: Inmiriam / The Magic Lantern (solo)

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

INMIRIAM is a new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. Ellie's influences span a childhood steeped in scared choral music and traditional Irish folk tunes. Her adolescence was soundtracked by Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Martha Wainwright who sparked her first attempts at songwriting aged 13. She recently completed an MMus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University where experimental pop and vocal music are at the forefront of her research and practice.. This eclecticism plays out in a remarkably original artist, her songs are intricate in detailed arrangement, rich in melody and sensitively bound in poetic sentiment. Dusk-lit songs, strong and tender and sung in a voice that curls darkly at the edges in a way that'll entice fans of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor Time Out Magazine A rare and totally individual talent... Her music straddles folk, pop and classical and cannot be easily pigeonholed into any genre. In a favourite song of mine, 'Hejira Again', she responds to Joni Mitchell's 1976 album and reveals a humility and awareness of the rich heritage of female singer-songwriters into which she has stepped. " - Sam Lee, Folk Musician, founder of The Nest Collective. Listen to INMIRIAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRzeNT9sYAM Born in Australia before moving to the UK at 12, it was while studying in Bristol that Jamie Doe began performing as The Magic Lantern alongside friends and long-term collaborators in the DIY Bristol music scene including This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain and Rachael Dadd. His debut album 'A World In A Grain Of Sand' was mixed by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Paul Simon) and released in June 2011 and was vocally supported by Late Junction's Verity Sharp, Bob Harris and Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 3, 2 and 6 respectively) among others. In 2015 his 'Love of Too Much Living Remakes' album featured interpretations of his songs by This Is The Kit, Sam Brookes, Emilia Martensson, Wallis Bird, Rozi Plain and Low Chimes among others. A star of London's diverse music scene, 2016 saw The Magic Lantern touring alongside Mancunian poet and saxophonist Alabaster Deplume, performing with Jamie Cullum at the BBC Proms and singing on Sam Lee's 'Lovely Molly' winning 'Best Traditional Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 2017 culminated in the release the album's first single 'Holding Hands' in late October which has been streamed more than 100k times and been championed by the likes of Jacob Collier, Jamie Cullum and Tom Robinson Very, very special Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Intriguing, compelling and exceptional. A man to watch The Guardian WATCH THE MAGIC LANTERN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8akWiPE_bXg New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Keith James - The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 7:00pm

Keith James - His haunting and immaculately crafted concert - The Songs of Nick Drake This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters all contemporary with Nick Drake. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch. Also featured are two poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick's unique style. Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book, Remembered for a while has been recently released, written by his elder Sister Gabrielle Drake. This volume throws light on almost everything attributed to Nick's brief career as a songwriter and recording artist as well as on many corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges even Glastonbury Festival. '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 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine Keith James' website www.keith-james.com

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Snake Davis & The Burdon Of Paradise

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The 20th Anniversary concert for The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal. Help us pop £50k!

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Slim Chance

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie's band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre. The Slim Chance extended family consists of a host of wonderful musicians whose contributions will always be greatly appreciated: Jim Cregan, Colin Davey, Alun Davies, Des Horsfall, Malcolm Hoskins, John Lingwood, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Jim Russell, James Walbourne and Graham Walker.

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Fairport Convention

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Cranbrook St Dunstans Church 7:00pm

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year's Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror

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Walthamstow Folk Festival 2018

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 12:00pm

Returning for its second year, a day and night of traditional music and dance from here and there in the historic former EMD cinema in Walthamstow. Artists performing: The London Bulgarian Choir Ye Vagabonds Bonnie Dobson Anna Roberts-Gevalt Lisa Knapp Cormac Begley WHɎTE Nick Hart Jali Bakary Konteh Plus there'll be morris dancing, a singaround, tune sessions and all that. Last performers finish at 10.30pm. Unfortunately as the venue is still under restoration it isn't yet wheelchair accessible.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) have toured the UK, Canada and mainland Europe, and their critically acclaimed albums have received airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6music.

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Fest-noz (breton Ceilidh)

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal is bringing Breton music and dancing back to Edinburgh with our third edition of the Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh! This year is our biggest event to date, with 3 bands invited, resulting in 7 Breton musicians to make you dance at the event! Duo Felder/Rohaut, comes from Brittany and is made of two of the most renowned fiddle players from Brittany: Thomas Felder (Kadja Trio, Vincendeau-Felder) and Youenn Rohaut (Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Nâtah Big Band). They play a wide repertoire of tunes from Brittany and due to their virtuosity and their energy on stage, they are highly demanded in Brittany and beyond! Kafe Koefet is one of the most famous Breton bands from the Paris area! Formed of Fanch Peron on the accordion, Erwan Quintin on the fiddle and Cyril Guiguian on the guitar, they offer traditional Breton music with a folky sound. We will also welcome the debut of a local Glaswegian Breton band. We can't wait to welcome these amazing musicians and share our excitement with you! Expect the typical Breton line dances (gavotte, plinn, ridée, ...) and a few couple dances. Dances are very easy to join, and the atmosphere will be very welcoming! A dance workshop will be organised from 5pm to 6.15pm to show you the basics so that you can fully enjoy the evening. Live music from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, finishing with an open session to complete the evening. There will also be Breton crepes, far and cidre, for a full dancing, musical, and gustative Breton experience. Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14 20 early bird tickets available here with 15% discount until 6th May More information: www.edinbal.org.uk

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Fest-noz (breton Ceilidh)

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal is bringing Breton music and dancing back to Edinburgh with our third edition of the Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh! This year is our biggest event to date, with 3 bands invited, resulting in 7 Breton musicians to make you dance at the event! Duo Felder/Rohaut, comes from Brittany and is made of two of the most renowned fiddle players from Brittany: Thomas Felder (Kadja Trio, Vincendeau-Felder) and Youenn Rohaut (Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Nâtah Big Band). They play a wide repertoire of tunes from Brittany and due to their virtuosity and their energy on stage, they are highly demanded in Brittany and beyond! Kafe Koefet is one of the most famous Breton bands from the Paris area! Formed of Fanch Peron on the accordion, Erwan Quintin on the fiddle and Cyril Guiguian on the guitar, they offer traditional Breton music with a folky sound. We will also welcome the debut of a local Glaswegian Breton band. We can't wait to welcome these amazing musicians and share our excitement with you! Expect the typical Breton line dances (gavotte, plinn, ridée, ...) and a few couple dances. Dances are very easy to join, and the atmosphere will be very welcoming! A dance workshop will be organised from 5pm to 6.15pm to show you the basics so that you can fully enjoy the evening. Live music from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, finishing with an open session to complete the evening. There will also be Breton crepes, far and cidre, for a full dancing, musical, and gustative Breton experience. Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14 20 early bird tickets available here with 15% discount until 6th May More information: www.edinbal.org.uk

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Fest-noz (breton Ceilidh)

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal is bringing Breton music and dancing back to Edinburgh with our third edition of the Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh! This year is our biggest event to date, with 3 bands invited, resulting in 7 Breton musicians to make you dance at the event! Duo Felder/Rohaut, comes from Brittany and is made of two of the most renowned fiddle players from Brittany: Thomas Felder (Kadja Trio, Vincendeau-Felder) and Youenn Rohaut (Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Nâtah Big Band). They play a wide repertoire of tunes from Brittany and due to their virtuosity and their energy on stage, they are highly demanded in Brittany and beyond! Kafe Koefet is one of the most famous Breton bands from the Paris area! Formed of Fanch Peron on the accordion, Erwan Quintin on the fiddle and Cyril Guiguian on the guitar, they offer traditional Breton music with a folky sound. We will also welcome the debut of a local Glaswegian Breton band. We can't wait to welcome these amazing musicians and share our excitement with you! Expect the typical Breton line dances (gavotte, plinn, ridée, ...) and a few couple dances. Dances are very easy to join, and the atmosphere will be very welcoming! A dance workshop will be organised from 5pm to 6.15pm to show you the basics so that you can fully enjoy the evening. Live music from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, finishing with an open session to complete the evening. There will also be Breton crepes, far and cidre, for a full dancing, musical, and gustative Breton experience. Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14 20 early bird tickets available here with 15% discount until 6th May More information: www.edinbal.org.uk

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Fest-noz (breton Ceilidh)

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal is bringing Breton music and dancing back to Edinburgh with our third edition of the Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh! This year is our biggest event to date, with 3 bands invited, resulting in 7 Breton musicians to make you dance at the event! Duo Felder/Rohaut, comes from Brittany and is made of two of the most renowned fiddle players from Brittany: Thomas Felder (Kadja Trio, Vincendeau-Felder) and Youenn Rohaut (Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Nâtah Big Band). They play a wide repertoire of tunes from Brittany and due to their virtuosity and their energy on stage, they are highly demanded in Brittany and beyond! Kafe Koefet is one of the most famous Breton bands from the Paris area! Formed of Fanch Peron on the accordion, Erwan Quintin on the fiddle and Cyril Guiguian on the guitar, they offer traditional Breton music with a folky sound. We will also welcome the debut of a local Glaswegian Breton band. We can't wait to welcome these amazing musicians and share our excitement with you! Expect the typical Breton line dances (gavotte, plinn, ridée, ...) and a few couple dances. Dances are very easy to join, and the atmosphere will be very welcoming! A dance workshop will be organised from 5pm to 6.15pm to show you the basics so that you can fully enjoy the evening. Live music from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, finishing with an open session to complete the evening. There will also be Breton crepes, far and cidre, for a full dancing, musical, and gustative Breton experience. Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14 20 early bird tickets available here with 15% discount until 6th May More information: www.edinbal.org.uk

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Grace Petrie

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at London Rich Mix 8:00pm

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today.

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Jill Jackson

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front-woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored one top ten hit in 2004. When the band split in 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and has developed a musical style that is far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. When Speedway came to an end I decided to go back to my roots and play the kind of music that I love - Dolly Parton, Shelby Lynne, the Stones, Buddy Holly, Chet Atkins and Joni Mitchell. I just wanted to strip the whole sound back. 2018 will see the release of Jill's 4th Studio album and a first chance for her fans to hear the new material. We can't wait!

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The X-men,the Voo-dooms,the Cretins

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:00pm

THE X-MEN,THEVOO+ DOOMS,THE CRETINS DJ'S MR A MISS A ,NEIL SICK STAY SICK PLAYING GARAGE,TRASH,PSYCH,GRIND&COOL BEATS

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Alessi's Ark - Matinee Show

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Guildford The Keep 3:30pm

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Folk In The Barn Presents Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2018

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2018 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with National Treasures - Fairport Convention. Britain's best loved Folk-Rockers. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. Fairport Convention have attracted critical acclaim throughout their long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story has been celebrated a number of times with a major documentary on BBC 4 Television and another more recently for Sky Arts to mark their amazing achievement of 50 years on the road. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. An evening with Fairport is a joyous occasion, fabulous songs, outstanding musicianship and a lot of laughter. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 12 25 £12

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Folk In The Barn Presents Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2018

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2018 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with National Treasures - Fairport Convention. Britain's best loved Folk-Rockers. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. Fairport Convention have attracted critical acclaim throughout their long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story has been celebrated a number of times with a major documentary on BBC 4 Television and another more recently for Sky Arts to mark their amazing achievement of 50 years on the road. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. An evening with Fairport is a joyous occasion, fabulous songs, outstanding musicianship and a lot of laughter. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 12 25 £12

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, 'Conflict Tourism', which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6music. To celebrate a decade as a duo, Gilmore & Roberts released their first live album 'In Our History - LIVE' in November 2016 - exactly ten years to the day since their first EP release.'Hot property' - fRoots

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Ruth Theodore

on Sun, 27 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Extraordinary" - The Guardian ★★★★ "Confident, assured and truly unique" - Fatea Magazine "Truly original..." "Her new album's a killer" - fRoots Ruth Theodore's songs fascinate audiences with their gripping honesty and distinctive lyricism. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, Ruth sings stories of the known universe with captivating vocal dexterity and poetic originality. Ruth moves almost recklessly between pacey political passages, stomping slide guitar, and enchanting piano pieces that conjure the compositional freedom of a young Keith Jarrett, with the timeless qualities of such artists as Carole King and Nina Simone. Turning her music on its head at every opportunity, Ruth's natural lyricism and deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of, and having fun with, the idea of contemporary songwriting. Ruth's fourth studio album 'Cactacus', which she recorded with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco), was released through Aveline Records in September 2016. Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP - MOJO ★★★★ "... [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music..... a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. 'Cactacus' is a wonderful, captivating album." - Folk Radio UK "...songs that are full of vitality. Quirky lyrics tumble out of her in a torrent, with angular melodies and inventive settings... an excellent album of invigorating freshness and originality." - Country Music People "...a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance..." "...[her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill" - Red Guitar Music "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet" - Todd Sickafoose

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Alabaster Deplume + Paddy Steer

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

We're delighted to be working with H!M favourite Alabaster DePlume plus special guest Paddy Steer and DJ Coops! Following 12 monthly development residency concerts and three viral video clips, this ruthlessly creative approach to experimental pop music delivers eastern-influenced anthems, under spoken elements that attempt to challenge and address divisive rhetoric recently prevalent in society. Ahead of an LP release on Lost Map Records, produced by Danalogue (Comet is Coming) and Kristian Capitol K in early 2018, the show described in the Guardian as 'a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be' enjoys an emphasis on candid interaction, humility and warmth. Based in underground East London's Total Refreshment Centre, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster DePlume creates a new band each month in his development residency Peach. PRSF has funded his forthcoming fourth LP The Corner of a Sphere, following recent performances for BBC Radio 3, National Theatre and clubs festivals and theatres around UK. 'Totally unique Very, very brilliant indeed' Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 'One of the most thrilling performances I've seen this year' Laura Barton, The Guardian Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester's musical activity. It's a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc or all these roles at the same time. In rejection of the notion of 'immaculate reproduction', live performances from Paddy's own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies. He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled. DJing throughout the evening is Coops.

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Blue Rose Code Live In Belfast

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at Belfast Black Box 7:30pm

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Ciara O'neill

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 the darker edge of the folk spectrum, the tried and tested Singer Songwriter path has been given a breath of haunting melancholy with Ciara O'Neill's debut album 'The Ebony Trail'. Displaying both strength and fragility in her stunning live performances, this collection of songs showcases Ciara's 'beautiful, haunting vocals', 'poetic songwriting' and her 'complex and subtle guitar playing'. The legendary Tom Robinson from BBC 6 Music chose Ciara as one of his 'Fresh Faves' on his 'Fresh on the net' podcast and has played her songs numerous times on his popular 6music radio show in London. Ciara has spent much of the last few years in Nashville TN. Here she has been writing songs, meeting with publishers and other industry professionals, as well as playing shows in legendary venues such as The Bluebird Cafe and Music City Roots.

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Modern Studies

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

Album Launch for 'Welcome Strangers' out on May 18, 2018. £8 advance / £10 door http://www.firerecords.com/product/modern-studies-welcome-strangers/

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Talitha Rise

on Mon, 28 May 2018 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... Talitha Rise + Flora Hibberd Talitha Rise's vocals and mesmeric haunting style coupled with her beautiful neo-folk songs have increasingly been enrapturing and provoking deep emotional response in live audiences. Writing from a place of raw genuinity, the visionary singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist's poetically tangible world comes armed with lullabies and battle cries hand in hand. At times heartbreaking but always hopeful. With inspirations threading between nature, art, celtic folk, classical literature, folklore, mythology and progressive music, she started out in classical singing as a child in classical singing and has performed and crafted her own beautiful songs from an early age. Talitha lived in southern Ireland for 7 years where she studied music and became a regular on the folk circuit opening for notable Irish artists such as John Hoban and Niall Toner. The influences of Ireland she says have never left her and weave a noticeable thread through her work. Upon returning to the UK her music caught the attention of Chris Difford (Squeeze), who featured on her BLUE record (BMG UK) co-written and produced by Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Goldfrapp, Marianne Faithful). She was also chosen from a mass application of artists by West London University to work on The Art of Record Production project with award winning producer Mike Howlett (Joan Armatrading, Flock of Seagulls), and film composer and arranger John Cameron (Cilla Black, Donovan). Since then she has recorded and performed live alongside acclaimed artists such as Juldeh Camara (Robert Plant, Justin Adams) Henry Thomas (George Michael, Van Morrison) and opened for Renaissance, Antonio Forcoine, Shriekback and Boo Hewerdine, holding the attention of spellbound audiences at The Maltings, Haslemere Hall and St. Pancras Church in London and selling out her 2017 and 2018 headliner's at The Con Club in Lewes and for the Blackbird Collective in Devon. During her increasing coverage support from FRUK, Fatea Magazine and bloggers such as Listen With Monger (who nominated her as best female artist 2017 in the UK Southwest) BBC INTRODUCING in Devon have shown immense support of her work with frequent airplay and a recent interview and live session promoting her as the one to look out for in 2018. The highly anticipated debut album 'An Abandoned Orchid House' is out on June 1st 2018. Another Barker co-write and co-production featuring contributions from Juldeh Camara (Riti), Peter Yates (Fields of the Nephilim) Arnulf Linder (Ed Harcourt, KT Tunstall) and award winning folk artist Kathryn Williams. ​"Just the right touch of the ethereal..Beautiful" BBC Introducing Devon "A voice that can only be likened to a tolkein elf, it is rich in harmonics, ethereal and just plain gorgeous" FATEA Magazine "There is beauty in the unspoiled innocence of music, a beauty that cannot be quantified but one that fills the soul with empathy and love. Captivating and bewitching from the first note, the ethereal beauty and childlike grace of Talitha Rise's vocals are at the core of 'Blue', a wondrously engaging collection of songs that serve notice of a musical talent to watch out for." PROGRADAR "A blend of firm and seductive. She rises into the stratosphere and provides angelic elements but has a grounded and gravelled side too." MUSIC MUSINGS and SUCH I thought she was brilliant! She's doing such beautiful weirdly ethereal things and I cannot wait to hear her album when it comes out this year she is definitely one to keep your eye on! BBC INTRODUCING (Sarah Gosling) ..A shining star, full of talent CHRIS GILES (NEW ROOTS SHOW) Beautiful Songs... a honey voice EAST MAGAZINE

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Brejeiro: The Brazilian Musical

on Tue, 29 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Years before Samba emerged, Brazilian Choro music and Maxixe dances rocked the world. Join Brejeiro and friends to experience this infectious music. Samba and Bossa-Nova are familiar musical styles from Brazil, but years before these emerged it was Choro music and Maxixe dances that rocked the world. Join Brejeiro and friends to experience this infectious music and its social history from its beginnings in the 1860's to the present day. Come and dance, sing, play and smile with us and catch the Choro bug like we have done. Brejeiro will transport you to Brazil through the sunshine and sparkle of Choro music. Their musicianship is jaw dropping, but that takes a back seat to the sheer vibrant melodicism of the music Charley Dunlap, Electric Ghost magazine Brejeiro have taken a musical genre, communicated it with drive and joy, and laced it with moments of humour and technical brilliance Simon Mayor, mandolin.co.uk www.brejeiro.co.uk

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Dan Walsh Trio

on Tue, 29 May 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Emily Barker

on Tue, 29 May 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Emily Barker Emily Barker's latest album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. The success of the album, with it's seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences, and the globe-trotting tours to support it helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Year 2018 at the recent UK Americana Awards held at Hackney Empire in London. Emily Barker is perhaps best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, which was dubbed flawless by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing her first feature film soundtrack (for Jake Gavin's lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen). Praise for Sweet Kind of Blue finally sets out her true claim for stardom Q ★★★★ "the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity" The Times ★★★★ "the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems UNCUT 8/10 Mojo ★★★★ Express ★★★★ RnR ★★★★★

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Adam Beattie

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

'Incredibly Beautiful' - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC 'A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing' - Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND 'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist' - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND Scottish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie is now living in London. He has been active since 2003 and has release 4 albums of original music. Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam's distinctive voice and narrative lyrics. He tours regularly and plays solo and full-band shows frequently in London. He has played opening shows for many of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes. Collaborated on guitar and bass with Brooke Sharkey, Scott Hirsch and Micheal Chapman. Adam has recently formed a new group called PicaPica featuring singers Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates and producer Sonny Johns, which is signed to Rough Trade Records. He is also part of Band of Burns, an 11-piece band of singers and instrumentalists. Adam contributes interpretations of Robert Burns songs as well as original compositions, they are booked to play Celtic Connections in Glasgow on burns night at The Old Fruitmarket.

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Reg Meuross

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

Somerset based singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. This concert is part of Reg's Two Albums Tour, encompassing two album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train. Faraway People comments bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written: Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman; Mick Tems Folk Wales ...every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold. Songs About A Train is a recent sweep down the back of the sofa to retrieve songs that have been recorded but have escaped inclusion in his studio albums, not for lack of quality but more a question of space, or suitability to the collection. So here we have 11 more brilliant songs that were recorded by Reg between 2013 and 2017, collected and presented in a new album.

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Nashville Sounds In The Round

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

'Nashville Sounds In The Round' is back for the third instalment of the finest country music, brought to you in the heart of Birmingham. Presented by 'Your Life In A Song', this intimate songwriter round is hosted by home-grown duo Sally Rea Morris and Steve Marks as Gasoline & Matches with special guests to be announced. Promising to be a very memorable occasion, it's definitely not one to be missed!

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Savannahs

on Wed, 30 May 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Founded in early 2017, 3 singer-songwriters Emily Moment, Hannah Rose Platt and Rebecca Rosewell Formed country roots group the Savannahs. Inspired by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welhj, Neil Young and Dolly Parton, The Savannahs lend their beautiful harmonies to a mix of both originals and rootsy covers. "Delicious harmonies...The Savannahs are a band to keep an eye on ..." Folk Radio UK

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Jake La Botz

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

All the way from New York comes Jake La Botz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4NQdwDoTLg After dropping out of school at 15, Jake La Botz hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps, and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the prewar era blues-men: David Honeyboy Edwards, "Homesick" James, and "Maxwell Street" Jimmy Davis. La Botz has become known for his "Tattoo Across America Tour," where he tours the country performing at tattoo shops and as an actor in films in which he sometimes sings his original songs: Rambo Dir. Sylvester Stallone, Animal Factory Dir. Steve Buscemi, On the Road Dir. Walter Salles. Playing on your doorstep, he'll be upstairs at The Railway on 30th May. We also have the pleasure of having 2 great support acts. Ol' Panama Red A great country rock band playing the well loved tunes from bands such as NRPS, Grateful Dead, Commander Cody, Allman Bros, Crosby Stills and Nash. and Tom Burgess (Dark Globes)

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Rev Magnetic

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

REV MAGNETIC While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M.) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs. Once he got home, he wrote a handful more and recorded them with the help of a few friends at his cottage on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. The result was an album's worth of material with references ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Teebs, Lemmy-era Hawkwind to ABBA, Vaughan Williams to Boulez Keen to translate the radiant chaos of the recordings into a live setting, Luke put together Rev Magnetic, featuring Audrey Bizouerne (Gift Horse), Sam Leighton (Prides, St MARTiiNS) and Gregor Emond who played with Luke in a band called Hynd, way back before the birth of the internet. Combining elements of dream pop, shoegaze, R&B, and post rock, their first single, Like No Girl That Ever Was/Don't Let Joy Destroy You is the sound of summer at full surge. https://revmagnetic.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/revmagnetic/ https://twitter.com/revmagnetic https://www.instagram.com/revmagnetic/ ILK Ilk's colourful and dreamy songs unravel against a collision of psych pop influences and scruffy, found sound warmth. https://www.instagram.com/ilktheband/ https://soundcloud.com/ilktheband https://twitter.com/ilkyilk https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KiP

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Sunjay

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £5, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Sunjay

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £5, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Reg Meuross With Special Guest - Anna Tanvir

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

A captivating musical evening with multi-award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, with very special guest the harpist Anna Tanvir. Anna will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these two musicians is magical. REG MEUROSS Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy ANNA TANVIR Anna Tanvir is an exceptional singer and Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love. The rich timbre in her voice and her magnificent singing style while playing on the Celtic harp shows that she was born to sing (The Hindu) Anna sings magnificently and plays the harp with unbelievable melody and expression creating a lyrical and soul-stirring musical experience (The Indian Express)

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Bennett Wilson Poole

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 7:30pm

Sceptics say that familiarity breeds contempt. Obviously they've never heard Bennett Wilson Poole and their eponymous debut. A decided supergroup in their native Britain, the three principals have played integral roles in the UK Americana movement since the seeds were first sewn several decades ago with Poole's once ignored, but now unforgotten outfit Starry Eyed and Laughing. Now a successful producer, Poole has joined forces with Danny Wilson, whose past credits include Grand Drive and Danny and the Champions of the World, and Robin Bennett, of the Dreaming Spires and Saint Etienne. Not surprisingly then, the initial results of that union result in an album that clearly brings to mind the original incarnation of the Byrds, when the five original members -- Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke -- were still in the fold and soaring to new heights. Still, there's a difference between emulation and imitation. The blend of voices, soaring harmonies, 12 string riffing and imaginative arrangements not only inform the music, but also provide this trio with distinction. Their melodies are far from a rehash of the Byrds' bolder efforts or even their greatest hits. The songs ring with immediacy and an instant embrace that finds such offerings as Ask Me Anything, Wilson General Store, The Other Side of the Sky, Funny Guys, and literally every other track on this dynamic debut a credit to both their credence and the obvious influences imbued herein. From the crack of drums that opens the aptly named lead-off track Soon Enough, to the final extended coda gracing the album's haunting closer, the vaguely psychedelic Lifeboat (Take a Picture of Yourself), this is indeed an album for the ages, an indelible reminder of folk rock finesse with echoes of an earlier era and a bold promise for all future endeavours. Suffice it to say, Bennett Wilson Poole is the real deal. Authentic Americana doesn't get any more reverent, respectful or simply remarkable than this.

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Crh Music Presents Jon Dee Graham With William Harries Graham

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Bristol Hen and Chicken 7:30pm

Jon Dee Graham is a colossal figure in Texas music circles. For the last seventeen years he has, with fellow songwriting legend James McMurtry, held a weekly residence at the Continental Club, the grandaddy of Austin music venues. His collaborative work with the likes of Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis and McMurtry himself has led to him being a three time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. He handles everything from down home blues to country ballads to piledriving rock classics with style and flair rarely seen outside his home state. UK shows are infrequent, so this is a rare opportunity to see a true master of American music - or according to Jason Isbell "Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." Jon Dee will be performing with his son William Harries Graham. William's music defies contemporary labels. Independent in spirit, American, but not Americana, gorgeous and layered work, which combines intelligent lyrics and powerful poetic imagery with a dreamlike wash of guitars and vocals, running down everything from glorious anthems.

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Matt Tighe

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Living in South London and born to an Irish and Trinidadian background, Fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself in the world of folk and Traditional music. Now twenty one years old, he has been described as a, fiery virtuoso, and has already had an extensive experience in performance, playing at many festivals and clubs within the UK and Ireland. He also has great experience in teaching music, and has taught with virtuoso accordionist, Luke Daniels for Daniels' organization, Gael Music. Matt was also part of the, On Drover Tracks, tour with Daniels, Miranda Rutter and Matheu Watson. Matt has developed his own style of playing which has been greatly influenced by his two teachers Brendan Mullcaire and Dermot Crehan as well as his frequent trips to Glasgow. Matt has won numerous awards such as the London Fiddle Champion and in 2013 was invited to play at the event and adjudicate the competition. Matt has also won numerous All Britain Championships, been a finalist in the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and been a nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. His much anticipated debut album will be released in September on the Greentrax record label, having been produced by the eminent Brian McNeill and recorded in the Highlands. He studied music at the Brit School in London and continues his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under John Crawford.

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Bernard Wrigley In Concert

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:30pm

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride, and then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton, the career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinnerladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Steve Coogan's Coogan's Run, to the many radio plays and programmes presented or guested upon, there has throughout been a steady stream of LPs and CDs - eighteen to date, the early ones all now remastered to CD. There are three books of daft one verse poems Shorts For All Occasions released in 2006 and The Longs & The Shorts Of It released in 2008. The third book is Shorts Forever and was released in 2015. As well as performing at concerts and folk clubs, he loves the varied nature of it all, such as one week reading a series of very silly customs on the Mark & Lard show on BBC Radio One, then being a prisoner in a TV advert for Walls' Sausages, being murdered on TV in Harbour Lights and later going to Norway for a commercial.

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Heidi Talbot And John Mccusker

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour. John has produced Heidi's last 3 albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each other's live bands, but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker released 'Hello, Goodbye' in 2016, and embarked on an extensive UK & European tour. John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler's band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. Over the past ten years Heidi has performed both as a solo artist and with the world famous group Cherish The Ladies all over North and South America, the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. Heidi's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer/songwriter, who now resides in Scotland is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine. 'One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer' - The Guardian 'Simply vocal heaven' - The Sunday Times 'A voice that's both awestruck and tender' - The New York Times

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Track Dogs

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms. The band take their name from the maintenance teams working the subway tracks in New York City. These teams have to look out for each other and are a closely-knit group much like the band of four ex-pats living in Madrid who came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music. Eschewing the typical band line-up they have opted for cajón (flamenco box drum) instead of drums and trumpet as the solo instrument. Four-part harmonies steal the show. In 2016 they scored 2 hit radio songs in Ireland with Love Me Like You Used To and To The End which was also featured on Robert Elms' BBC Radio London show. The song has a strong anti-bullying message and is backed up by a powerful video. Their track So Much Dust spent 10 weeks on the Irish national radio playlist and has been lauded by critics far and wide. The band's tightness is exemplified in So Much Dust, which demonstrates the band's rich vocal harmonies and strong sense of melody. A memorable original...reflected on human existence: A song for our times. Robert Trussel, Kansas City Theatre Made up of two Irishmen (Dublin & Wicklow), an Englishman (Sheffield) and an American (Vermilion, Ohio) the band are set to release their fourth album, Kansas City Out Groove, in March 2018. Inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance festival in Kansas City in early 2017 the album is a mix of all that makes the Track Dogs sound so special, in healthy doses of Americana, Latin & Folk. Groovy is not a word I often use in this column, but that's just the adjective I need to describe Madrid-based Irish band the Track Dogs...Released at the end of last year, the album is rhythmic, soulful and simply cool. This is indie-acoustic arranged with a hippie flair. The band's music is, like the band of ex-pats, an eclectic cultural crossover. The Irish Echo, New York This band turned out to be a total discovery, with vocal harmonies on a par with groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America or the most melodic style of, for example, the Eagles mixed in with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues. Renacer Eléctrico Music Magazine, Spain "Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine". Folkradio.co.uk Never in danger of overstaying their welcome R2 **** "The antidote to a bad day". Maverick www.trackdogsmusic.com

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A delicious mixture of her native France and many years of living in Darlington, Flossie Malavialle is a wonderful singer with a sweet voice and a crazy accent. She takes great delight in making fun of herself and her ability to switch between French and English with large dollops of Darlington humour. Her singing has to be heard to be believed. Suporting Flossie is Louise Anderson, accompanied by Kieran Mitchell. The Legion is open from 7pm. Doors to the concert room open 7.45pm approx. Concert starts 8.15pm. Finishes 11.15pm

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Skinner And T'witch

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Skinner (Steve) & T'witch (Sandra) are a Leeds based duo performing folk, flamenco and theatre style songs, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics. Steve started as a sonwriter for travelling theatre shows and is still a prolific writer. He started to learn Flamenco guitar about twelve years ago, and the influence is apparent in much of his music. Sandra is more folk orientated but also sings classical musical, proud to be a member of the Huddersfield Choral Society. She has performed with many singers during her singing career. The couple met at a folk club and discovered that their voices were compatible back in 2010. they have performed together ever since. There is a wide variety of song styles in their repertoire, linked by T'Witch's multi layered harmonies and Steve's sensitive, accomplished songwriting and Musicianship.

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Tracey Browne

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Tracey Browne Tracey Browne is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and session singer; her credits include recording projects by Thea Gilmore, Nigel Stonier and a host of independent artists. From producing and recording other artists, to singing and playing live with bands and songwriters of many different genres, Tracey has become one of the most versatile musicians to work with in the UK. Playing guitar, piano, tenor guitar, bass guitar, Q-chord and providing outstanding vocals, both on her own songs and harmonising with others, she is in demand on the professional circuit. Tracey trained as a sound engineer at Manchester's 'Airtight Studios', where she recorded and mixed her 2 EP's, 'Tooth and Nail', (2007) and 'The Cat and the Moon', (2009), her album 'Everyone Is Ordinary', (2012) and her duo album with Raevennan Husbandes 'East by North West' (2015). Foxglove Trio The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Since forming in 2010 these talented musicians have built a powerful signature sound based on Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. A review of their debut full album, These Gathered Branches, commented that the interest never wanes when listening to The Foxglove Trio (R2 magazine). The group keep their audiences entertained by not only singing in both English and Welsh but by adding tight vocal harmonies, guitar, whistle, bodhran and even a second cello to enrich the band's sound. Cliff Ward Cliff Ward is a singer-songwriter, guitar teacher for 20 years and multi-instrumentalist in the established folk outfit The Willows. Finding time to fit in other musical projects Cliff also plays in rock band The Electric Lights as well as performing solo; sharing his own self-penned songs. Cliff's songwriting shows real variety from traditional folk music to modern rock and pop, and all with fine song writing talent. Cliff co-founded The Willows with wife Jade Rhiannon, sister Prue Ward, Ben Savage and Steve Maclachlan in 2010. The band have gone on to perform internationally at festivals across Europe and regular tours in the UK. In 2013 the band performed live on Radio 2's Bob Harris show after their debut album "Beneath our Humble Soil' was released. After some line up changes along the way The Willows are now working tirelessly on their third album due for release in 2018. Stage Times Tracey Browne 9.45-10.30 Foxglove Trio 8.50-9.30 Cliff Ward 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Curse Of Lono

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Acclaimed new London five-piece Curse Of Lono released their debut album Severed in spring 2017. A sumptuously cinematic record that combines harmony-laden Americana with driving, gothic alt-rock, Severed was produced at Gun Factory studio by Oli Bayston (Boxed In). The album follows Curse Of Lono's critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP, released the previous October, which also formed the soundtrack to Saturday Night, a short film of inter-connected music videos directed by Alex Walker. The film recently won Best Music Video at the LA Independent Film Awards, the London Independent Film Awards and Feel The Reel International Film Festival in Glasgow, and has made the official selection at the International Music Video Underground in LA and the Sunlight International Film Festival in Moscow. Founded and fronted by Felix Bechtolsheimer, formerly the singer-guitarist in British roots pioneers Hey Negrita, Curse Of Lono formed in early 2015, though the songs on Severed were written over a 14-year period. They range from the perky, Paul Simon-ish single Pick Up The Pieces to the more lugubrious He Takes My Place, the almost jazzy London Rain and the rootsy, rhythmic Send For The Whisky. The album belongs as much to the Americana tradition and old faithfuls such as The Doors and Little Feat as it does to more modern, playful practitioners of the form such as Wilco and Beck. Lyrically, the songs cover themes including infidelity and sexual jealousy, the death of friends, and Felix's personal struggle with heroin addiction. 'Although Severed is a dark record in places, it is not an addiction record,' says Felix. 'It's about growing up enough to be able to share a drink with the ghosts of the past without letting them push you around.' The album received incredible press internationally, most notably in the UK, US, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Ireland and across Scandinavia. 'Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner' Classic Rock 'One of the most exciting new bands around Mixing influences like Wilco, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, there's no shortage of highlights and heartfelt songs on this ten-track album' Louder Than War Tour support comes from Kerri Watt. Scottish-born singer-songwriter Kerri Watt spent her formative years living between California and Glasgow, giving her a unique upbringing that has influenced her sound. She taught herself guitar while backstage touring the UK as an actor, swapping a life of theatres for venues. Kerri has spent the last two years touring across the UK and Europe with Starsailor, Ward Thomas, Embrace, Nina Nesbitt, The Overtones and Mike & The Mechanics to name a few.

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Duncan Chisholm

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan will be playing music from his brand new album, Sandwood, along with other favourites. Sandwood draws its inspiration from a single location in Sutherland, the furthest northwest part of mainland Scotland. Sandwood Bay is remote. Most visitors don't even venture down the dead-end road to the fishing harbour of Kinlochbervie, much less the extra 3 miles to where the tarmac peters out. There to be faced with an hour and a half hike, picking a path between the bogs and the sandstone hills, traversing the low hummocks of gneiss, before reaching the bay. But Duncan Chisholm did, numerous times, describing it as the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland. Duncan will be joined by Hamish Napier (keys), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whistles) and Ali Hutton (guitar). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Duncan Chisholm

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan will be playing music from his brand new album, Sandwood, along with other favourites. Sandwood draws its inspiration from a single location in Sutherland, the furthest northwest part of mainland Scotland. Sandwood Bay is remote. Most visitors don't even venture down the dead-end road to the fishing harbour of Kinlochbervie, much less the extra 3 miles to where the tarmac peters out. There to be faced with an hour and a half hike, picking a path between the bogs and the sandstone hills, traversing the low hummocks of gneiss, before reaching the bay. But Duncan Chisholm did, numerous times, describing it as the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland. Duncan will be joined by Hamish Napier (keys), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whistles) and Ali Hutton (guitar). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Calan

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited, energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. The group, who've raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, despite the ancient roots of their music, see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level. With their unique instrumental blend of fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales. They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music in Wales and beyond. Audiences in Belgium, Italy and France as well as all over the UK have given them a terrific reception.

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Reg Meuross With Special Guest Harpist Anna Tanvir

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

A magical musical evening with Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and special guest harpist Anna Tanvir, plus beautiful harmonies from our local friend Katie Whitehouse and her Totnes Pop Up choir. This concert is part of Reg's 'Two Albums Tour' encompassing his two latest album releases, Faraway People and Songs About A Train. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls, arts centres and intimate folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Faraway People: Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman "every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold Folk Wales Songs About A Train: This release confirms that Reg is, unequivocally, quite simply one of the finest singer-songwriters of our, or any other, times. Folk Radio UK Your musical book case will be empty without it. Folking.com SPECIAL GUEST ANNA TANVIR Anna Tanvir is a Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love. She will open the evening and join Reg on some of his songs. The rich timbre in her voice and her magnificent singing style while playing on the Celtic harp shows that she was born to sing (The Hindu) Anna sings magnificently and plays the harp with unbelievable melody and expression creating a lyrical and soul-stirring musical experience (The Indian Express). TOTNES POP UP CHOIR Totnes Pop Up Choir is an occasional, enjoyable and beautiful backing vocal/a cappella choir.

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Geoff Muldaur

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, he made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Paul Butterfield's Better Days, as well as collaborations with his then-wife Maria and many others such as Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia. He left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980's for a working sabbatical but made a new name for himself composing scores for film and television. His definitive recording of "Brazil" provided the seed for - and was featured in - Terry Gilliam's film of the same title. Many of the biggest names on the scene are fans of the man. Bonnie Raitt says that he has always been one of her favourites and in a recent interview, Richard Thompson said: There are only three great white blues singers and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them. Talking after a recent 'live' performance, John Sebastian said: The Lovin' Spoonful's favourite singer went and got better, while Loudon Wainwright III is on record as stating: Geoff Muldaur was and is one of my musical heroes.

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

All the way from Denver, Colorado I give you Slim Cessna's Auto Club. A wicked 6 piece band. Instruments used include drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories. They're part of the same Denver scene as and share band members with Woven Hand and 16 Horsepower. Dark Americana with a twist in the same vein as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Handsome Family. Supporting this fantastic band will be the equally fantastic Lucky Strikes. Playing also blues/ garage/ americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin', heavin' rock and roll. The Strikes are local lads from Southend but who tour quite regularly so it's great to catch em in our home town when given the chance. "Like the Waterboys on trucker pills." And also playing a set will be Whom By Fire. A captivating boy/girl duo playing heavy, haunting fairytale blues.

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Blind Boy Paxton

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Jo Harrop & Harry Sankey

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Jo Harrop & Harry Sankey, play a fine selection of jazz songs with style, reminiscent of the Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass duet albums. Whilst heavily influenced by the late Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney and Herb Ellis, Harry Sankey has been fortunate to study with some of the greatest living jazz guitarists of our time including Howard Alden, Dave Cliff, Peter Bernstein, Jacob Fischer, John Pizzarelli and Dr Martin Taylor MBE He has performed at Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Turin Jazz Club, The 606, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Bristol Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall, The Albert Hall and has toured the USA, Brazil, Norway, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan, Belgium and Finland. Jo Harrop is one of the most genuine jazz singers on the scene. " A jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound." "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality" Blues & Soul Magazine " A singing sensation".... Her voice is amazing - think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine -deep, the lissome lady is a class act" "Harrop has excellent tone, and great stage prescence" Marlbank

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Paper Dollhouse

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Todmorden The Golden Lion 7:00pm

Friday 1st June 2018 PAPER DOLLHOUSE Dean McPhee Magpahi The Golden Lion, Todmorden 7.30 - 10.30pm (last train-friendly!) £5 adv. / £6 With the recent release of 3rd album 'The Sky Looks Different Here', PAPER DOLLHOUSE continue their creeping, many-splendored metamorphosis from locked-attic lo-fi folk to neon-lit ghost-pop that captures the revered spirit of progenitors the Cocteau Twins, A.R. Kane, Broadcast and Japan. As on previous LP Aeonflower (Finders Keepers), founder Astrud Steedhouder is joined by multimedia artist Nina Bosnic, but an additional decayed-rave sheen is now added by Asher Levitas (Old Apparatus, Planet Mu). Here, they headline a bill of Folklore Tapes alumni, whose subtle psychic explorations are ideal for the Valley's liminal setting - on the cusp of Lancashire/Yorkshire, industry/agriculture, future/past and at the meeting-point of water, land and sky. Paper Dollhouse spin hallucinatory dream pop into sublime ambient abstraction FACT This 'gnarly version of Enya' veers between acoustica and atmospherica but it's definitely a case of the weirder the better The Guardian https://soundcloud.com/paper-dollhouse https://asherlevitas.bandcamp.com/releases DEAN McPHEE is a Lancastrian finger-picking electric guitarist now based in West Yorkshire. His gorgeously liquid, pure-toned playing is supremely evocative of the small splendours and grand transitions of the natural environment, evinced across a serenely gripping portfolio of releases for Blast First Petite, Folklore Tapes, World in Winter recordings and his own Hood Faire imprint. https://deanmcphee.co.uk MAGPAHI is the singularly apt nom-de-plumage of Todmorden's Alison Cooper. Powerfully redolent of the classic era of 1970s 'hauntolgical' kids' TV (Children of the Stones, The Owl Service), these gorgeously wrought mediumistic folk vignettes melt into wheezing, whirling poltergeist synth; animated by the gentle necromancy of Cooper's joyous fascination for mill-town custom, folklore and historical apocrypha. https://www.facebook.com/magpahi Other upcoming shows: Flower-Corsano Duo + Supports TBC, 28 July, The Golden Lion, Todmorden A Hawk and a Hacksaw + The Family Elan, 17 August, The Golden Lion, Todmorden

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The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Strathdon Glenbuchat Hall 7:30pm

The Rubber Wellies visit Glenbuchat Hall for the first time on their Summer Tour of Scotland 2018. The travelling folk band, now in their 10th year, will be performing as a trio composed of songwriter, guitarist and singer Harry Bird (Bilbao), multi-instrumentalist Christophe Capewell (Dublin) and fiddle player and singer Kate Theodore (Southampton) who returns to Aberdeenshire after a second residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden. One of my favourite bands EVER!  The Mike Harding Folk Show A big draw on the live circuit - fRoots music magazine Songwriting genius... a masterclass in contemporary roots music - R2 music magazine "Try and listen to... the Rubber Wellies and be anything but happy, it's impossible!" - BBC Radio Sheffield   www.hotdroprecords.com

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo's warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. Clearly, it is folk music for everyone.

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Curse Of Lono

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

When you see and hear Curse of Lono for the first time, you know that here is a band that is special. They are from London, formed by Felix Bechtolsheimer (ex Hey Negrita) in 2015, with the addition of drummer Neil Findlay, also from Hey Negrita. The rest of the group consists of Joe Hazell, lead guitar, Charis Anderson, bass and Dani Ruiz Hernandez, keyboards. Americana-UK If dangerous living bothers you, look away now - but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness. MOJO

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Laura Veirs

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Americana stalwart Veirs returns with her tenth studio album in April, hot on the heels of the gushing accolades heaped on her lang/case/veirs project. The album "The Lookout" was produced by long term collaborator Tucker Martine. We are lucky to have one of her limited live shows to support it's release. This will be a very special evening

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Femi & The Inrhythms

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

This 7-piece band from Lagos, Nigeria mixes the cerebral musicality of afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk underpinned with Yoruba-English vocal styles to create an eclectic futuristic world dance music making them one of the key bands from the contemporary African music scene. Tonight the 7 piece are joined by a cracking horn section to bring the CD "Pressure To Pleasure" to a live audience.

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Roadrunner

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

After TOO long an absence, the magnificent Roadrunner will tear down to Stony for an evening of high energy R&B and R&R and a fair bit of mayhem. Not to be missed if you love wild performance, fiendishly-good musicianship, and a rocking good night. Rutland's greatest R&B band see http://stevejohnsonsroadrunner.co.uk/page1.php DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm. Enjoy a snifter at the York House bar real ale, cider, wines and soft drinks. Bar proceeds to York House. PRICE £5.00 Tickets also available at York House Centre. REFUNDS POLICY: sorry, but we cannot guarantee refunds. We will attempt to sell on your "spare" ticket and give you the money. York House website www.york-house.org.uk or email jukeofstony@gmail for local details.

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Jaywalkers At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic & entertaining young bands working on the British Acoustic Music scene. Effortlessly creating their own unique version of Acoustic Americana, the band takes influences from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Western Swing in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony & impressive slap bass. Add good humour, great song-writing, tasteful arrangements & exceptional musicianship to the mix & they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative and exhilarating but rooted deeply in tradition. Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Chesterfield Eyre Chapel 7:30pm

A wonderful evening of acoustic music in the intimate setting of Eyre Chapel. Capacity is a maximum of 50 so advance booking is essential.

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Tim Penn

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 9.30pm. 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Tim Penn is one of the most 'in demand' keyboard players on the roots, songwriter & blues scenes. Going back to the 1970s, he was a member of Dorris Henderson's Eclection and also the Kevin Coyne band alongside Andy Summers (The Police) and Gordon Smith (Described by John Peel as " The foremost white Blues guitarist in the world "). His influences range from stride and barrelhouse piano styles of the 1920s, through to the great New Orleans piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. Take all this, season with a sprinkling of his original material, and the recipe is complete and ready. Tim is a firm favourite down at Nightjar where he has a monthly residency and also holds down the piano chair with the UK premier swing-blues band, The Cadillac Kings. He is joined tonight by Chris Proctor who plays guitar in Tim's own band, The Second Line.

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Cigar Box Guitar Make 'n' Play Workshop

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 10:00am

Have you ever fancied building your own guitar? Don't know where to start? Well this is the event for you! Chickenbone John is a guitar builder, specialising in building three-string guitars out of cigar boxes, as played by the likes of Brooks Williams. This is a one-day course in which you can build your own guitar, and here are the details: 10am arrival for a 10.30am start Chickenbone John will teach and assist you in building your own 3-string cigar box guitar to take away at the end of the day All materials, tools and tuition included - just bring yourself and your enthusiasm! Lunch included, provided by The Coven Scheduled to finish around 3.30pm, then 4pm: 1-hour workshop on how to play slide and the cigar box guitar from...wait for it...Brooks Williams! 5pm finish. Brooks is also doing a concert for us in the evening at the same venue and we'll be offering half-price tickets for his evening concert to those attending the workshop (£7 instead of £14). Extra tickets will need to be at full price. Chickenbone John is doing support on the night, but we're happy for anyone who wants to get up and do a number with their new guitar, as is John!

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Heidi Talbot And John Mccusker

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben's shared musical passions and sympathies that over time has developed into a unique show of American roots and English folk music. Singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah and Ben are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless. 'Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.' - fRoots Magazine https://www.hannahbenmusic.com

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David Rovics

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

David Rovics was born in New York City, and as a guitar-slinging singer/songwriter now based in Portland, Oregan, has toured in over two dozen countries, including at mass protests throughout North America and Europe. In addition to his musical involvement with the anti-capitalist movement, labour, environmental and antiwar movements internationally, he has shared the stage on a number of occasions with Tom Morello, founder of Rage Against the Machine, who also recorded a lead guitar track on David's 2012 album, Meanwhile In Afghanistan. He has also shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Chumbawamba, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger, and has toured extensively with Attila the Stockbroker, Robb Johnson, Anne Feeney, Tracey Curtis and Alistair Hulett.

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Lucy Ward At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Our pal Lucy has firmly established herself as one of the key young folk performers in the country. Great songs, a wonderful performer and enough charisma to silence the press pack at a west end premier. That's our Lucy! At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability 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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Lucy Ward At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Our pal Lucy has firmly established herself as one of the key young folk performers in the country. Great songs, a wonderful performer and enough charisma to silence the press pack at a west end premier. That's our Lucy! At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability 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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Jill Jackson - Are We There Yet ?

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Campbeltown Ceol 7:00pm

Jill Jackson will be appearing as part of her UK tour with her band including Campbeltown's own Johnnie MacKinnon on keyboards. Are We There Yet? is the long awaited 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!) If you have seen Jill at Ceol before you know what a fantastic night it will be if you havn't been before don't leave it too late to get your tickets as they are expected to go fast.

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Luke Daniels 'revolve & Rotate'

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Such is Luke Daniels' unquenchable inquisitiveness that, since his landmark solo statement What's Here What's Gone in 2014, he's put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotate had him transporting the 19th century's closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern transcription. All of this, as longtime admirers noted, in the context of a career that already had 20 years on the clock, playing melodeon for the great and the good such as Ian Anderson and Riverdance, as a regular in Cara Dillon's band and a soloist on the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. True to Daniels' DNA, his music is founded upon the finest folk traditions, but he is nothing if not a 21st century troubadour. It's that mixture of the time-honoured and the timely that is at the heart of his ability to connect with fans across a broad spectrum of forebears, from Fairport Convention to Randy Newman to XTC. Featured on Folk Radio UK as classic contemporary folk and ★★★★ in Songlines magazine for his topical innovative songwriting. Frontiersman is not too strong a word.

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Carousel Sessions Present - Duncan Chisholm

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

On June 3rd we weslcome Duncan Chisholm with Hamish Napier (keys / flute), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whisltes) and Ali Hutton (guitar) to our famous Carousel Sessions at Chorlton Irish *Press Release* Sandwood, the much-anticipated new album from Duncan Chisholm will go on general release on Friday 27 April 2018 . Subsequent to the success of his exquisite Strathglass Trilogy Duncan Chisholm has extensively performed and toured his music in venues and festivals throughout the U.K, Europe and North America. Having spent several years sharing his artistic representation of these majestic Highland Glens to the wider world, Duncan has embarked on a new journey, a pilgrimage in search of the next inspirational wild space. Deeply moved and motivated by the experience of trekking wild in the North West Highlands, Duncan Chisholm has crafted beautiful soundscapes inspired by the light and colour of the changing seasons. In this music you hear the sound of nature and the sound of the magnificent land around him, musical portraits of a world untouched by human hand. Sandwood, the new album, chronicles Duncan's solivagant journey through Sutherland to this bay on the edge of the Atlantic. Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically. In doing so Duncan has created an epic multi-layered cinematic masterpiece with an imagined narrative that joyously revels in the transcendent wonder of nature. This is new music, which is true to its tradition. Track arrangements include an array of instruments and layer upon layer of harmonies, yet still Duncan's musical voice is clear. Duncan Chisholm is one of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland fiddle music. His music is elegant, trancelike and tender, laced with strokes of genius. The natural elements that make the Highlands of Scotland such a unique canvas are the force and motivation behind his music.

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Carousel Sessions Present - Duncan Chisholm

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

On June 3rd we weslcome Duncan Chisholm with Hamish Napier (keys / flute), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whisltes) and Ali Hutton (guitar) to our famous Carousel Sessions at Chorlton Irish *Press Release* Sandwood, the much-anticipated new album from Duncan Chisholm will go on general release on Friday 27 April 2018 . Subsequent to the success of his exquisite Strathglass Trilogy Duncan Chisholm has extensively performed and toured his music in venues and festivals throughout the U.K, Europe and North America. Having spent several years sharing his artistic representation of these majestic Highland Glens to the wider world, Duncan has embarked on a new journey, a pilgrimage in search of the next inspirational wild space. Deeply moved and motivated by the experience of trekking wild in the North West Highlands, Duncan Chisholm has crafted beautiful soundscapes inspired by the light and colour of the changing seasons. In this music you hear the sound of nature and the sound of the magnificent land around him, musical portraits of a world untouched by human hand. Sandwood, the new album, chronicles Duncan's solivagant journey through Sutherland to this bay on the edge of the Atlantic. Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically. In doing so Duncan has created an epic multi-layered cinematic masterpiece with an imagined narrative that joyously revels in the transcendent wonder of nature. This is new music, which is true to its tradition. Track arrangements include an array of instruments and layer upon layer of harmonies, yet still Duncan's musical voice is clear. Duncan Chisholm is one of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland fiddle music. His music is elegant, trancelike and tender, laced with strokes of genius. The natural elements that make the Highlands of Scotland such a unique canvas are the force and motivation behind his music.

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Kelly Oliver

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who 'blends traditional with bold, indie-pop'. Her debut album 'This Land', funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album 'Bedlam', as well as being included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, was in Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords.

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Edwina Hayes, Carrie Martin & Lucy Marshall

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

We're proud to host three regional singer/song writers that have all played separately at The Processed Pea but here they are together playing their own sets. Edwina Hayes Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.  Carrie Martin Carrie is a British acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter from Hull in Yorkshire. Having given up music to raise a family she returned to writing, playing and singing encouraged by the noted acoustic guitarist Gordon Giltrap  she cites her meeting Gordon as the most important thing that has happened to her in her musical career. Her guitar playing has attracted sufficient attention for her to be recruited as an endorsee by Vintage guitars. Influenced by the likes of Eva Cassidy and Ann Wilson from Heart, her writing and performing style nevertheless defies categorisation. Lucy Marshall Lucy is a 20 year-old acoustic singer-songwriter from Hull. Her eclectic mix of covers and original material was first brought to people's attention when she started performing at only 15. Lucy has supported several well known artists such as Lucy Ward, The Long Notes, Roddy Woomble and Chantel McGregor, as well as playing at well established festivals including the Main Stage at Cornucopia, Cambridge Rock and Blues, The Great British Blues Festival and The Great British Folk festival, of which she packed out the skyline stage, late last year. 

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Jinski

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Tyneside's highly acclaimed indie folk duo Jinski make their debut at The Kitchen Garden Cafe, after supporting Lindisfarne, Kathryn Tickell, Mark Radcliffe and playing live on BBC1The One Show. Consisting of singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, their music is a partnership forged from acoustic roots, the love of a strong melody and crosses the borders of folk,country and pop. Described by Maverick magazine as "folk for modern ears ", their dynamic and heartfelt performances have been winning fans all over the UK with great songs that touch hearts and minds-- prepare to be moved.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Walter Trout

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Walter Trout's backstory is a page-turner you won't want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints as gunslinger in bands from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to Canned Heat, and the solo career that's still blazing a quarter-century later. The veteran bluesman has seen and done it all - plays earth shattering blues rock music.

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Martin Carthy

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Lifetime Achievement Award BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 For more than 50 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. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine 'Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.' The Telegraph

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Bentley Caldwell

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

It sounds country, pop, and 'radio-friendly.' But there's a wrinkle in Nashville's genre status that's begging for soulful folk music. The sound that returns people to their roots, but their ear hasn't quite settled on. Bentley Caldwell is forming that sound. Soulful as an Otis Redding record, Bentley's catalogue seems as though it would be more at home in a dusty old record shop, but is characterized by his thrilling lyrics, which soothe the ear of the 21st century. Originally from Kentucky and now a resident of Nashville, Bentley Caldwell was named Nashville's Best Emerging Artist of 2014 by Deli Magazine and is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, to be released in 2016.

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Shamipia

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ●Shamipia A unique and outstanding collabo-unit by Shamisen player Keisho Ohno and pianist Mamoru Motooka. While Keisho adheres to his mottoUpholding AND destructing traditional music,Mamoru exhibits keen presence in the fields of jazz, rock, pops and classical music. Together they have been enjoying attention both home and abroad by touring France,Italy,Luxembourg and Switzerland in 2017. ●Opening Act Naomi Suzuki & Hide Takemoto Naomi Suzuki is one of the most well known Japanese singer in the UK. Naomi performs a special blend of UK dance, chill out and J-pop at various big event in the UK. Also Naomi is is well known for her charity single and ongoing fundraising activities in support of the victims of the Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster. Hidè Takemoto started performing in the U.K., Europe and Japan in 2006. Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hide's guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega. Followed by his debut CD FOUR SPRINGS, Hidè is performing with many gigs, festivals and acquired international recognition.

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Picapica - Live At The Vaults

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Cirencester The Vaults 7:30pm

One for sorrow and two for joy. PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, often singing backing vocals for each other's projects or just singing harmonies together for the pure enjoyment of it.

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H E A R D

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Brighton The Verdict 7:00pm

HEARD Daisy and Cerian co-founded the collective Heard after they first met in the studio recording vocals for Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016 and started performing together on the London circuit. Both multi-instrumentalists with Celtic roots and renowned for their angelic voices, they decided to combine forces and form a new collective of female musicians who tour together, play together and support one another. The idea was born out of a desire for more female representation in the music industry and was inspired by other collectives such as Nashville-based I'm With Her, British collaboration Songs of Separation and music by indie folk/pop bands like First Aid Kit and The Staves. Daisy and Cerian wanted to take their music beyond London, and in this exciting new format they now embark on a UK tour together as Heard alongside special guests. Between them they play a dozen different instruments from classics like guitar and piano to the more unusual harp and banjo. For this tour they will join together onstage combining their talents to share their original songs and newly-crafted arrangements of classics.

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H E A R D

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Brighton The Verdict 7:00pm

HEARD Daisy and Cerian co-founded the collective Heard after they first met in the studio recording vocals for Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016 and started performing together on the London circuit. Both multi-instrumentalists with Celtic roots and renowned for their angelic voices, they decided to combine forces and form a new collective of female musicians who tour together, play together and support one another. The idea was born out of a desire for more female representation in the music industry and was inspired by other collectives such as Nashville-based I'm With Her, British collaboration Songs of Separation and music by indie folk/pop bands like First Aid Kit and The Staves. Daisy and Cerian wanted to take their music beyond London, and in this exciting new format they now embark on a UK tour together as Heard alongside special guests. Between them they play a dozen different instruments from classics like guitar and piano to the more unusual harp and banjo. For this tour they will join together onstage combining their talents to share their original songs and newly-crafted arrangements of classics.

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Rura (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Rura continually affirm their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following. In 2010 they were award-winners at Celtic Connections, and since then have appeared on a remarkable seven occasions. Their powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene Songlines

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Rura (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Rura continually affirm their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following. In 2010 they were award-winners at Celtic Connections, and since then have appeared on a remarkable seven occasions. Their powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene Songlines

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Rura (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Rura continually affirm their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following. In 2010 they were award-winners at Celtic Connections, and since then have appeared on a remarkable seven occasions. Their powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene Songlines

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Andy Cutting

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008, 2011 & 2016): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad. Andy has been consistent musical force since he came swiftly to prominence with the innovative Blowzabella. As well as a thorough grounding in the English tradition, Andy's influences extend way beyond these isles, particularly to the music of Central France and to the storming Quebecois tradition. These influences will be well-known to all those familiar with Andy's duo with English fiddle player, guitarist and singer, Chris Wood. Wood & Cutting became one of the most influential, and enduring, duos on the scene; paving the way for the explosion of many of today's thrusting young newcomers. As well as his ongoing work with Chris Wood, Andy is currently working with Martin Simpson, June Tabor and Blowzabella. 'Hearing Andy Cutting play is like going through the wardrobe and finding Narnia. His music is glorious, joyful, moving, subtle, emotionally charged, a totally spell-binding experience that is never long enough'. June Tabor 'Andy is the consummate accompanist, harmonically, rhythmically and melodically and an exquisite soloist. There is no one I'd rather work with.' Martin Simpson

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Jack Carty & Maz O'connor

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Two of the UK's leading contemporary songwriters join forces in a celebration of song. Touring the UK in May and June of 2018. Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the U.K. acoustic scene and have ploughed independent furrows on their paths to success. Jack has recently relocated from Australia following the considerable success of 4 full length albums, 2 EP's, national awards and sold out shows across all seven states; Maz has spent a year developing new repertoire for a wider, more contemporary audience after being hailed as one of the UK folk scenes brightest stars. 2018 sees their paths converge for one very special UK tour, celebrating independent voices and the power of great songwriting:   Maz O'Connor Maz's most recent album "The Longing Kind" (produced by Jim Moray: 2016) was hailed by press and pundits alike and established her firmly in the roots scene as a force to be reckoned with. Performances on the UK festival scene followed, as did numerous accolades. Maz's considered and perceptive lyricism explores complex relationships between people and their surroundings, often presenting the modern city as a microcosm. She possesses the rare ability to create a whole world in a single song. Never one to rest on her laurels Maz has recently begun to explore a more contemporary soundscape. Collaborations with producers from the world of electronic pop music have lead to an exploration of new sonic spaces, and inspired a collection of shadowy, Scandinavian-esque, folk-noir songs, to be released in 2018. This tour sees the first performances of that new repertoire. 'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine) 'There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work hereshe plays and sings beautifully *****' (Songlines) Jack Carty Award-winning Australian songwriter Jack Carty has released four critically acclaimed full-length albums and 2 EP's; toured extensively across Australia, New Zealand, The USA, Canada, The UK and Europe; co-written with the likes of Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic), Josh Pyke & Blair Dunlop; and received both the National MusicOz award for Acoustic Singer-Songwriter of the year and a biannual APRA Professional Development Award in his native Australia. In the midst of all this he decided to start his own label and release an album he produced, performed and recorded entirely himself in his own home, completely independently. The result was "Home State", one of Rhythms Magazine's Top 10 albums of 2016. It debuted at #1 on the AIR Independent album chart and #36 on the ARIA Album Chart. Such was the stir it created on home soil that it was picked up for release in the UK by Gilded Lily/Absolute; and so began Jack's love affair with touring the British Isles. It's an adventure that's seen him share British stages with the likes of Keston Cobblers' Club, Josh Pyke, Bernard Fanning and Blair Dunlop, and sell out a recent 3 night residency at The Green Note in London. Jack has just finished a brand new album titled 'Hospital Hill' set for worldwide release in May 2018. Written and produced with long-time collaborator Gus Gardiner (Papa Vs. Pretty, Montaigne, East) 'Hospital Hill' was recorded live in the studio over two days in Sydney with members of The Australian Chamber Orchestra. "Carty might well have found his happy place" ★★★★ (The Sunday Star Times) An album of confession and honesty, but also humour and the sublime ★★★★ (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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Ian W Brown

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's 30 years since Ian W Brown decided he stood a better chance of making a living farming pigs in Hampshire than saving the world with song. A year or two later while toiling in the fields, he heard The Stone Roses on the radio, fell in love with the band and allowed himself a wry smile that at least one person with his name the band's lead singer 'Ian Brown ' was living the dream. Ian always kept his hand in writing songs before going to work and playing folk clubs when he could. Then, farming being almost as precarious as the record business, he answered the call for Britain's farmers to diversify by going into the music industry full time. In the last year Ian's songs have played on Radio 1, 2 , 4 and 5 and he working on something for Radio 3 once he has mastered the nose flute. Ian has supported 10 cc, Steve Harley, Rita Coolidge, Julie Felix and Martin Cathy amongst others. 2018 sees him returning to the fringe stages and after-hours sessions at some of the country's most prestigious festivals and folk clubs to play a few of his songs that have graced the charts and so many more that haven't. Ian is about to record his second EP ' The Frog Kissers Lament ' for release this spring and is also making a 'Him Book ' containing all the songs he performs live, so people who haven't seen him before can join in with songs; Amen & Awomen. Ian W Brown is the only recorded pig farmer to be nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, for co-writing Sandi Thom's number one single, 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker.'

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Bentley Caldwell

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.45pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... It sounds country, pop, and by all means 'radio-friendly.' But there's a wrinkle in Nashville's genre status that's begging for soulful folk music. The sound that returns people to their roots, but their ear hasn't quite settled on. Bentley Caldwell is forming that sound. Soulful as an Otis Redding record, Bentley's catalog seems as though it would be more at home in a dusty old record shop, but is characterized by his thrilling lyrics, which soothe the ear of the 21st century. Originally from Kentucky and now a resident of Nashville, Bentley Caldwell was named Nashville's Best Emerging Artist of 2014 by Deli Magazine and is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, to be released in 2016. In his music, Bentley chooses emotion over all other aspects of his writing. Whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally, music should move you, he says. "If it doesn't, it wasn't created from the soul."

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Tim Eriksen - Hardcore Americana At Yellow Arch Studios

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:30pm

Tim Eriksen Hardcore Americana Powered Flight Music is excited to bring the phenomenal Tim Eriksen to Sheffield's Yellow Arch Studios! Tim is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music. "stark songs and breakneck picking" - New York Times "among the world's finest folk practitioners" - Toronto Star "one of the best voices in music" - T Bone Burnett Doors at 7:30PM. Music starts at 8. £12+BF in Advance. £15 on the door.

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Chris And Kellie While

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:15pm

Concert in Main Hall

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Sid Calderbank In Lunchtime Recital

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Longton Methodist Church 12:50pm

As a native dialect speaker, Sid has been researching and collecting songs, stories and poems of old Lancashire for the past 30 odd years, performing them only at impromptu events, at folk and art festivals as well as local clubs. Business, family and a very successful 20 year stint as a barn dance caller with Lancashire's famous Old Pequilar Band kept Sid busy enough. Although he is still occasionally dragged, kicking and screaming, from retirement to call dances, the last 10 years with time on his hands, has allowed him to develop and promote his dialect performances to a much wider audience. Historical societies, Libraries, Social and Professional Groups, Museums, Schools, Arts, Literary and Folk Festivals, Old Folks Luncheon Clubs, and Lancashire themes events from the likes of pubs and restaurants have all benefited. Sid is an active member of the Edwin Waugh Society, The Lancashire Society and help and support from Cock Robin Music has enabled him to record everything he does for posterity, "to keep it from oblivion". He hopes his efforts will help to preserve our ancient language for future generations. Light lunches provided by The Village Teapot available from £2.

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Kyle Carey

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Kyle Carey

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Making a long overdue return to Leicester is Gaelic Americana singer-songwriter Kyle Carey. Her latest album, The Art Of Forgetting, featured the likes of Rhiannon Giddins and John McCusker and is attracting rave reviews. Her live shows are intimate and emotional, whether she's singing traditional Gaelic songs or her own compositions,and each one is a night to treasure and remember. "A voice to die for" - Mike Harding

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Dusty Stray

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Worthing Coast Cafe des Artistes 7:00am

The man behind the band Dusty Stray is Jonathan Brown. Born in Taiwan. Grew up in Texas as son of a preacher man. Raised on songs about death and resurrection, Dusty Stray is the ultimate Outsider Americana artist - a must watch on this, his first visit to Worthing. "It's all delightfully dark and the trick of allying beautiful and tapalong music to dark words has rarely been performed as well" AMERICANA.UK

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band + Wild Bill & The Lost Knobs

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 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 just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! 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. WILD BILL & THE LOST KNOBS are a high-energy roots rock band from Austin, Texas. Heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s era, the band combines blues and country with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop.

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. 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 8.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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Boxcar Boys

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Balkan Dance Party : Balkanatics

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Off The Cuff 7:00pm

The wild dance music of the Balkans featuring Anglo - Balkan ensemble Balkanatics with support from the equally outrageous London Gypsy Orchestra. An evening inside an Emil Kusturica film.

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Balkan Dance Party : Balkanatics

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Off The Cuff 7:00pm

The wild dance music of the Balkans featuring Anglo - Balkan ensemble Balkanatics with support from the equally outrageous London Gypsy Orchestra. An evening inside an Emil Kusturica film.

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Jimmy Rae And The Moonshine Girls

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:00pm

Jimmy Rae and Sarah Lou dropped in on one of our Singers' Nights, and knocked us out with their fabulous harmonies. Singing covers and some of their own songs, taken from their album One Day. It was their tribute to 1950s teenage rocker Eddie Cochran in the finale spot that convinced us to get them back to do a little concert for us. It was a lovely lament called Eddies Guitar which transitioned into a fabulous cover of Cochran's full-on, foot-tapping, rock song Summertime Blues. They will be performing tonight as a trio in the form of Jimmy Rae and the Moonshine Girls and we are in for a treat! Support by the AllStyles Regulars The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guests. The venue The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Non-members are very welcome to join us for this concert. We are a non-profit club, so the heavily subsidised ticket price is just £5 We are limited to 50 tickets however, so go to WeGotTickets and get yours now. Regular members can purchase tickets at their usual concessionary price at The Feathers on any club night. Doors 7.00pm - Music Starts at 7.30pm (Come early for the best seats)

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The Willows

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, co-produced with Sean Lakeman was released to critical aclaim, with The Telegraph hailing it "a triumph" in a 5-star review and a place in their folk albums of 2014. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The Willows will be ably supported by local band The White Horse Whisperers. Tickets £15 in advance and £18 on the door. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:40pm.

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Ryan McGarvey is described as a star on the rise, but to us at The Haven Club he IS a star, having watched him rise after putting him on every year since his early days, his musical ability and passion stun us every time. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Award for Best New Talent in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him at this intimate venue while you can! I met Ryan in 2006 and was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put them together in his own way To watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much as it has is a testament to his hard work and skill.   Joe Bonamassa

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Ryan McGarvey is described as a star on the rise, but to us at The Haven Club he IS a star, having watched him rise after putting him on every year since his early days, his musical ability and passion stun us every time. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Award for Best New Talent in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him at this intimate venue while you can! I met Ryan in 2006 and was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put them together in his own way To watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much as it has is a testament to his hard work and skill.   Joe Bonamassa

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Bennett Wilson Poole

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions Of The World, Grand Drive), and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire, and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker, their voices, guitars, and songwriting combining to marvellous effect. After 3 sold out launch gigs, this will be Bennett Wilson Poole's first official London headline show. Felix Holt and the Radicals support. "Authentic Americana doesn't get any more reverent, respectful or remarkable than this. No Depression "High on harmonies and brimming with backwards guitar effects and soulful songs Say It With Garage Flowers Epic magical there's no finer jangle than that of Tony Poole Ralph McLean, BBC Ulster

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Luke Daniels The Polyphon Chronicles

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Lily Dior

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 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. -------- One of Australia's most exciting voices Lily Dior brings her unique blend of Jazz and Soul to the Green Note stage for the first time. Rich in musicality, sonorous tones and soulful compositions Dior is a captivating live performer.

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Edwina Hayes

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Edwina makes a return visit after two previous sell out visits. Irish born Singer Songwriter that grew up in Preston so gifted and full of song, with a voice that is as sweet as the angles. Cabaret style seating. No bar bring your own tipples & treats. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston: Sat. Nav. post code LA12 8DJ

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Ceilidh With Laurel Swift And The West London Folk Band

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Ickenham Village Hall 7:30pm

In association with the Ickenham Festival Fun for all the family! No previous experience necessary. Licensed bar at reasonable prices.

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Ceilidh With Laurel Swift And The West London Folk Band

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Ickenham Village Hall 7:30pm

In association with the Ickenham Festival Fun for all the family! No previous experience necessary. Licensed bar at reasonable prices.

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Jinski Tix

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

Tyneside's highly acclaimed indie folk duo are singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy. A partnership forged in acoustic roots with the love of strong melodies crossing the borders of folk country and pop. Dynamic performances with great songs for the heart and mind are guaranteed-- prepare to be moved! Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy , The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Raintown. In October 2016 they opened two shows for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria and The Malting in Berwick, Northumberland. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show. In the last few years JINSKI have released two full studio CD albums ('Down Here' and 'Hurry Home') and a 10 vinyl only EP 'Live Long' all on general release through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution. Their albums deliver memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask simple questions and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band/wild Bill & The Lost Knobs (double Headliner)

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 Headline Around 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! 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. Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs are a high-energy roots rock band from Austin, Texas. Heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s era, the band combines blues and country with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop. That eventually resulted in the band playing their own "Highbilly Happy Hour" residency at the world famous Antone's.

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Cottonopolis - A Musical Walk With The Bailey Sisters

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Manchester National Football Museum 2:00pm

A guided walk about the history and music of the cotton trade and the Ancoats area of Manchester, finishing in the pub! The walk will last just over 2 hours. There will be regular stops with 'perching points' but please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a drink, and a stool if you need one. We're sorry but we cannot guarantee the route will be wheelchair accessible.

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Namvula

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at London Balabam 7:30pm

SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LIVE ON STAGE NAMVULA Anglo-Zambian roots from the new queen of London's African music scene + BLAKE & GOOSE The UK's finest blues guitarist, together for the first time. On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE DJS Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds The Shout Collective brings its blues and beyond party spirit to a new venue. Live on stage, Anglo-Zambian singer-songwriter Namvula and her group. Namvula Rennie is a breath of fresh air on the UK African music scene, a beautiful and very talented vocalist and composer with a sound that's light, rootsy and sometimes poetic. With her excellent second album Quiet Revolutions just out, Namvula and her band will be raising the roof and lifting your spirits. http://www.namvula.com/ Support comes from our very special guests Blake & Goose AKA Adam Blake (Errol Linton Band, Cornershop, Natacha Atlas) and Ramon Goose (Desert Rock, West African Blues Project. NuBlues). These two excellent blues guitarists will be performing together for the first time. We don't know exactly what's going to happen, but it's bound to be a treat for the ears. https://www.facebook.com/adam.blake.3192 https://ramongoose.wordpress.com/ On the decks, The Shout Collective DJs AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried), Norman Druker, Aly Prince (Insight Radio) and Deb Smith (Radio NOPE), will be taking the Devil's Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpbs £5 in advance/ £7 on the door

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Phil King

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Paprika Live In Birmingham

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Birmingham St Lazar's Hall 7:00pm

Join Paprika, UK's premier Balkan band for an unforgettable night of Balkan, Gypsy and traditional Eastern European Music!!! "A must see" - Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio Door 7pm Show time 7:30pm

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Kelly Oliver

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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The Maes

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Melbourne, Australia's The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover. Take Care Take Cover was awarded Best Folk Roots Album by The Age Music Victoria Award and has received rave reviews at home and abroad with The Australian calling it a 'simply superb sophomore album'. The Maes are sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (violin, and vocals). Elsie and Maggie grew up steeped in music playing in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts. Take Care Take Cover was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, The Waifs). The album features guest performances by The Stray Bird's Maya De'Vitry; Darrell Scott, The Time Jumper's Jeff Taylor; Victor Krauss; Jano Rix; and Kai Welch. The album follows on from their debut, Housewarming which earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year. The Maes have brought their contemporary twist on folk music on the road across Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK; Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada; Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. 'simply superb sophomore album.' - The Australian ***** 'underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage.' - Folk Radio UK 'The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive' - Penguin Eggs 'quite simply breathtaking' - Rhythms Magazine 'Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their own' - Songlines

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Rod Clements Of "lindisfarne"

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Billingham Golf Club 7:30pm

Rod Clements is a founding member of Lindisfarne and is performing for us tonight at Billingham Golf Club Rod formed the folk-rock band Lindisfarne with Alan Hull in 1970, and wrote the classic "Meet Me On The Corner", a UK Top 5 hit in March 1972, which won Clements an Ivor Novello Award. Clements' main role in Lindisfarne was that of bassist until 1990, when he moved to slide guitar and mandolin. Rod also played violin from time to time, most notably in the instrumental break of "Fog On The Tyne", both on stage and on disc. In recent years he was honoured as a local hero and a plaque dedicated to Lindisfarne was unveiled on the Walk Of Fame on the quayside outside of The Sage Gateshead. Rod rejoined Lindisfarne in 2015 and is currently enjoying sell out tours with the band... He has released many solo albums and tonight will be treating us with his own material. If we are lucky he might also throw in a few classics for good measure. Support from Fred Branson and Steve Wilkinson. A raffle will be held on the night with all proceeds going to Headway - the brain injury association Doors at 7:30pm Tickets - £6.00

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Jill Jackson

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow, UK. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits. When the band split in 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged. Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Her work has also attracted the attention of the TV and industry, with her songs 'Just Not Myself' and 'Genie In A Bottle' featuring on several UK & International TV shows.

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Jill Jackson

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow, UK. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits. When the band split in 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged. Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Her work has also attracted the attention of the TV and industry, with her songs 'Just Not Myself' and 'Genie In A Bottle' featuring on several UK & International TV shows.

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Jinski

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Kathryn Tickell. A recent TV appearance has been on BBC 1 The One Show. You'll love them for their style, polish and great songs - (R2 ROCK 'N' REEL magazine)

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David Rovics

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Holmfirth Hot Banana Music Shop 7:00pm

£3 from every ticket will go to River Holme Connections I'm doing gigs in CALIFORNIA and TEXAS from March 21-31. Then from mid-April til early July the Ballad of a Wobbly World Tour goes to EUROPE....David Rovics

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Martin And Shan Graebe

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

English traditional song.West Country-centric. Pure and simple and nothing wrong with that. Peerless singing, and harmonies. You like the Rev. Sabine-Gould and the songs he collected? You're coming to the right place!

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Trials Of Cato

on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00am

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. ------------------------------------------------------ The Trials of Cato formed in Beirut in the summer of 2015 and spent a formative year performing traditional music on the Lebanese music scene and developing their sound. Following their debut at Radio Beirut in September 2015, they went on to regularly fill some of Beirut's foremost music venues. Since returning to the UK, their feet have hardly touched the ground as they are booked up at folk clubs and festivals across the country thanks to a formidable live reputation. Their eponymous debut EP has been well received, and was described as 'one hell of a calling card' in FATEA Magazine earlier this year. The Trials of Cato are now hard at work developing their debut album alongside their busy gigging schedule. The band's live set includes both original and traditional material, featuring fretted instruments alone to achieve a musical presence not often heard on the modern folk scene. With tight instrumentation and rousing harmonies, the music is firmly rooted in the folk traditions of Ireland and Britain, yet the source material is decidedly contemporary.

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Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they're often found sitting knee-to-knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country, such as the gathering where they met in June of 2016. Across any campground, or concert venue, the echoes of their vibrant and magnetic harmonies ring out. Leva, of Lexington, Virginia grew up playing and performing with her parents, Carol Elizabeth Jones and James Leva, learning traditional songs from their sources and honing her rhythmic guitar style. This past June, Vivian recorded her debut album in close collaboration with Calcagno during an inspired session at Studio 808A in the small town of Floyd, VA. She will be releasing a debut solo album of original music in late winter 2018 on a soon to-be announced record label. Riley, of Seattle, WA spent his earlier years playing with the widely recognized band The Onlies, described as masterful and deliciously well-crafted (Kithfolk) and developing his own distinct authenticity on the fiddle and banjo. Together, Vivian and Riley have toured across the country, in living rooms and concert halls. As individuals, they have shared the stages with and played, both nationally and internationally, in the bands of Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, The Lost Tribe Of Country Music, and Bruce Molsky to name just a few. To this collaboration they bring both the steady hands of experience and a refined taste for American music, yet still a youthful abandon that can't be forced. In 2018, they will be on tour internationally to support Vivian's new release and bring their distinct brand of old-time and country to a festival, hall, bar, or fireplace gathering near you.

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Wild Bill & The Lost Knobs Special!!!

on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Albert Road 7:00pm

This is a Cafe#9 presents event that will be held at 290 Albert Road, Sheffield. S8 9RD DOORS OPEN 7PM... ALL ENTRY BY 8PM!!! Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs are a high-energy, roots-rock band from Austin, Texas. The international touring band is heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s era, the band combines blues and country with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop. That eventually resulted in the band playing their own "Highbilly Happy Hour" residency at the world famous Antone's. ************************************************************* An AMAZING line up of supports for this show including acts that probably need no introduction!! THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND!! ASH GRAY!! BANJO JEN!!!

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... The Rebetika Of Occupation And Resistance

on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 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 concert focuses on the rebetika songs that were composed and performed by musicians such as Genitsaris, Vamvakaris, Hiotis and Tountas during a decisive period in modern Greek history: the turbulent years of the 1940's; specifically the times of the Greek-Italian war, the German occupation and the subsequent resistance, liberation and civil war that followed. Despite the hardship and numerous restrictions imposed, the rebetes continued to compose and perform songs being in tune with peoples' situations. In doing so, the rebetika written during these years - often ignored in favour of the 'elafra' (light) that dominated in the period - celebrate, mourn and support the morale of the fighting Greeks. It is the power of this music to express peoples' concerns, sentiments, frustrations and hopes in beautiful melodies that we want to bring to the fore. The concert will be accompanied by audiovisual material. Manolis Taouxis: bouzouki, vocals Spyros Bolovinis: bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, vocals Andreas Papapetrou: piano, accordion Lydian Dhami: double bass, vocals Kostas Voros: guitar, vocals

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... The Rebetika Of Occupation And Resistance

on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 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 concert focuses on the rebetika songs that were composed and performed by musicians such as Genitsaris, Vamvakaris, Hiotis and Tountas during a decisive period in modern Greek history: the turbulent years of the 1940's; specifically the times of the Greek-Italian war, the German occupation and the subsequent resistance, liberation and civil war that followed. Despite the hardship and numerous restrictions imposed, the rebetes continued to compose and perform songs being in tune with peoples' situations. In doing so, the rebetika written during these years - often ignored in favour of the 'elafra' (light) that dominated in the period - celebrate, mourn and support the morale of the fighting Greeks. It is the power of this music to express peoples' concerns, sentiments, frustrations and hopes in beautiful melodies that we want to bring to the fore. The concert will be accompanied by audiovisual material. Manolis Taouxis: bouzouki, vocals Spyros Bolovinis: bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, vocals Andreas Papapetrou: piano, accordion Lydian Dhami: double bass, vocals Kostas Voros: guitar, vocals

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Michael Hurley

on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

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Lucy Ward.

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Steve Turner

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. In F/Roots Aug/Sept 2014, Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire" A shining example of the music the British folk scene is capable of producing. (Folk Roots) Steve Turner has been turning into one of this country's finest male singers and performers of folk-song ... with him you can truly say that he has shown all the qualities of a great singer and interpreter of folk song. (Swing 51, National Folk Magazine) On Steve's 'Rim of the Wheel' Dave Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout states: sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012 On Steve's 'Whirligig of Time' album: This is one of my all time favourite records. This album is so well constructed [...] the changing pace and the brilliance of the arrangements keep me glued. (The Broadsheet, Scotland on BRAIDING) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Steve Turner

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. In F/Roots Aug/Sept 2014, Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire" A shining example of the music the British folk scene is capable of producing. (Folk Roots) Steve Turner has been turning into one of this country's finest male singers and performers of folk-song ... with him you can truly say that he has shown all the qualities of a great singer and interpreter of folk song. (Swing 51, National Folk Magazine) On Steve's 'Rim of the Wheel' Dave Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout states: sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012 On Steve's 'Whirligig of Time' album: This is one of my all time favourite records. This album is so well constructed [...] the changing pace and the brilliance of the arrangements keep me glued. (The Broadsheet, Scotland on BRAIDING) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Nancy Kerr

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Long celebrated as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently praised as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy was BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. Armed with fiddle, viola and guitar, she now embarks on her first entirely solo tour of intimate smaller venues like ours. Not to be missed!

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Nancy Kerr

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Long celebrated as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently praised as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy was BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. Armed with fiddle, viola and guitar, she now embarks on her first entirely solo tour of intimate smaller venues like ours. Not to be missed!

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Faramach

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Faramach Celtic Rock; Pride of Dunfermline Faramach is a band of teenagers from Woodmill High School in Dunfermline. When the Scottish f ocus in the curriculum coupled with an undeniable wider social awareness of national identity, an environment was created an environment where Scottish arts could flourish. The band was "born" in October 2014 after a teacher felt there was a passion in the school for Celtic music. Most of the band had never experienced traditional music before, but they took to it immediately and now having toured Scotland and Nova Scotia they are setting their sights on Yorkshire. The band's name itself was suggested by a first year pupil at Woodmill High. From over 200 suggestions "Faramach" was decided as the best (it means "noise making" in Gaelic). The band combine a genuine love and passion for Celtic music with their unique youthful energy; expect a joyful and uplifting evening showing how traditional music is dancing into a new generation.

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Ange Hardy

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014, The Tradition Award in 2015 and "Duo of the Year" with Lukas Drinkwater in 2016. Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequentlyreceived 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ange's 2016 album Findings with Lukas Drinkwater was launched during a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and was toured nationally at venues including The Sage Gateshead and The Regal Theatre. Findings hit Number 1 in the Amazon Folk Music charts, received 5-star reviews from R2 Magazine and found itself in the fRoots Critics Poll end of year list. Whether she's performing in a sold out theatre or an intimate village hall 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. During the 4 years Ange Hardy has been on the scene she has been joined by folk legends that span the generations of the folk revival, with artists including Nic Jones (Penguin Eggs) and Luke Jackson (Fumes & Faith) joining her to sing her songs on stage, and Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), Kathryn Roberts (BBC Radio 2 Duo of the Year), Nancy Kerr (BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year) and James Findlay (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner) amongst those adding vocal and instrumental contributions to Ange's albums. Between recording albums Ange has always found time to write and release a Christmas single every year. Her sixth studio album Bring Back Home is due for release in November 2017. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine, January 2015 She perfectly balances the strengths of traditional folk music with fresh writing. There is not a weak track amongst the 14 on this album - The Telegraph "I cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word." - Maverick Magazine "Album's like Ange Hardy's 'The Lament Of The Black Sheep' are a genuinely once in a blue moon album ... not only is she an incredible vocalist, she is also damned fine with the pen, the result is songs that could move a statue" - Neil King FATEA Magazine "Mightily impressed!" - Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk "It sounds like a song that's been around for a hundred years or more. It's a really neat trick to write songs that sound almost traditional!" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 The Lament of The Black Sheep is a startling piece of work. Forty five minutes of beautifully crafted and performed music - Bright Young Folk Extremely well sung and extremely attractively presented (nay, a work of art): It's a really special record! - The Living Tradition www.angehardy.com Follow Ange on Twitter: @AngeHardyMusic

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Blue County

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blue County"s Billboard Country hits include the iconic single 'Good Little Girls" and 'That's Cool". They received three CMA and ACM award nominations over a 5 year period for Duo of the Year (losing to Brooks & Dunn each time) and toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They were invited to be a two-time featured artist in the Chevrolet/Conde Naste Fashion Rocks campaign in People Magazine. Blue County are Aaron Benward ('Nashville Unplugged') and Scott Reeves (currently on CMT's 'Nashville' and former star of 'General Hospital' and 'Young & The Restless').

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Jacob & Drinkwater At No8

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30am

Dynamic Devon based alt folk duo, Tobias Ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater, both together and separately, are inventive and spellbinding artists who have a rootsy style which definately hits the button for emotionally charged live shows full of energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity. Music starts at 8pm Doors open at 6.30pm for pre gig food. (please reserve a table on 01566777369)

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Tunde Jegede 'in The Stillness Of Memory'

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

A fascinating, and continuing, journey of musical discovery as Tunde explores his Nigerian heritage through rare film-footage taken in remote areas of this vast and relatively unknown West African country. Accompanied by himself on Kora ('African Harp') this is an intimate and revealing evening which will not fail to make a lasting impression. Onstage 8pm

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Tunde Jegede 'in The Stillness Of Memory'

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

A fascinating, and continuing, journey of musical discovery as Tunde explores his Nigerian heritage through rare film-footage taken in remote areas of this vast and relatively unknown West African country. Accompanied by himself on Kora ('African Harp') this is an intimate and revealing evening which will not fail to make a lasting impression. Onstage 8pm

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The Daily Grind Blues & Soul Revue At Yellow Arch Feat. Big Shaun, Amy Kakoura & More Tbc!

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:00pm

Get away from your daily grind at the opening night of Sheffield's newest blues and soul revue! Featuring the Daily Grind House Band and specially invited guests playing blues, soul, R'n'B, Funk, Jazz and Rock n Roll all night long, The Daily Grind promises to provide an uplifting antidote to the work and the weather. The Daily Grind House Band is: Robin Hoare on guitar and vocals, Robin Baker on bass, Tom A Wright on drums and vocals, Mr Matt Crum master of the keyboards and The Daily Grind Horns. For June we're very happy to welcome Sheffield legend Big Shaun Doune of The Everly Pregnant Brothers as well as relative newcomer Amy Kakoura of Coventry's SteamChicken. Doors and bar open from 7pm. Show starts 8PM All this for £5! for one of the best value live music nights in town! Yellowarch.com robinhoaremusic.co.uk tomkillnerband.co.uk

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C.w. Stoneking

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

C.W. Stoneking fell in love with the blues when he was in his teens. Born in Katherine, in Australia's remote Northern Territory, CW was the son of an American school teacher with a passion for music. He vividly remembers being eleven years old and stumbling across Living With The Blues, an early blues compilation, in his father's collection: When I first heard it I thought it was kinda funny music, he told a Dutch interviewer a few years ago, because it was so deconstructed and not really adhering to any rules that I'd been told music [should] fit into. And the more I listened to it, I just liked it more and more. http://www.cwstoneking.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cwstoneking/ https://cwstoneking.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/cwstonekingofficial

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Ticket Only - Into The Forest By Aeyther - Album Launch

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Gateshead Prohibition Bar 7:00pm

AEYTHER - INTO THE FOREST ALBUM LAUNCH "a set of songs from up amongst the clouds" (The Crack on 'A Concert for Amy') After two years of work and thanks to a successful Crowdfunder, Aeyther present their debut studio album INTO THE FOREST, which features 9 songs from their unique repertoire of neo-folk / contemporary classical music. The evening will also feature Tatwood Puppets' gothic cabaret show "Count Ocular" as well as hilarious stand up from the one and only Margaret Pinder. Join us for an evening of live music, puppetry and stand up comedy at Prohibition Bar in Gateshead and bag yourselves a copy of the album! TICKETS: Event entry: £7 Album copy: £10 Event entry + album: £15 Don't delay - only 40 tickets available!

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Ticket + Album - Into The Forest By Aeyther - Album Launch

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Gateshead Prohibition Bar 7:00pm

AEYTHER - INTO THE FOREST ALBUM LAUNCH "a set of songs from up amongst the clouds" (The Crack on 'A Concert for Amy') After two years of work and thanks to a successful Crowdfunder, Aeyther present their debut studio album INTO THE FOREST, which features 9 songs from their unique repertoire of neo-folk / contemporary classical music. The evening will also feature Tatwood Puppets' gothic cabaret show "Count Ocular" as well as hilarious stand up from the one and only Margaret Pinder. Join us for an evening of live music, puppetry and stand up comedy at Prohibition Bar in Gateshead and bag yourselves a copy of the album! TICKETS: Event entry: £7 Album copy: £10 Event entry + album: £15 (available to pick up from event) Don't delay - only 40 tickets available!

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Hannah White

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Hannah White Hannah White has battled her way to gaining a loyal following of fans around the UK whilst maintaining a wholly independent approach to her career. Her music is influenced by country, blues, folk, pop and soul but remains distinctly her own. With a voice that can switch from a sweet Nashville croon to a bluesy holler, her songs draw from a rich well of life experiences and have been heard on the national airwaves of BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio, Chris Country Radio as well major regional UK radio shows such as; BBC London, BBC Kent, BBC Merseyside, BBC Manchester & BBC Introducing as well as being played on international TV several times on the 'Keep It Country' show Hope In High Water Hope In High Water are a duo from Milton Keynes, UK whose distinctly British take on acoustic Americana has captivated audiences across the UK since early 2014. The pair incorporate folk, blues and country into their compositions, delivering what Rock'n'Reel Magazine describe as 'exuberant songs performed with passion and intensity'. An unlikely pair to be pushing the frontiers of the Americana/folk scene, both Josh and Carly started out in the punk scene, churning out high energy performances and angry, politically charged music night after night. This sometimes comes as a shock to those who have come to know the pair for their intense and authentic brand of folk. However, it is from these roots that Hope In High Water developed a strong belief in the importance of honest and sincere song writing and a taste for the darker elements of the American folk tradition. By combining that approach with an intense love of various traditional forms of music from blues to country, folk to soul, the pair has found an original way of interpreting these traditional sounds. Matthew Shepherd A rising Starand a really lovely guy too! The crowd were mesmerised Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales Hailed as one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters on the acoustic music scene, Matthew Shepherd is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter who has been delighting audiences in London, Essex and beyond with his collection of self penned songs. His debut studio album 'Top of the tree' was released in June 2015 and only took a day for the album to break into the iTunes Top 100 Singer/Songwriter Album Chart. His songs cover the happiness and heartbreak of love, with his warm, intimate and delicate style. In 2016, Matthew releases an Acoustic EP entitled 'The Sea', which reached the Acoustic Magazine's Top 10 Best New Music of September 2016. Matthew also embarked on an extensive national tour which included dates at Ronnie Scott's and 3 dates on the Isle of Wight. With club and concert performances plus 2 European tours under his belt, Matthew is currently recording his second full-length Album, due for release in Spring 2018, and will be previewing new material on Tour this year. Stage Times Hannah White 9.45-10.30 Hope In High Water 8.50-9.30 Matthew Shepherd 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Orphan Colours

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn formed Orphan Colours with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight. Being firmly part of the London Americana scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, whose drummer Steve Brookes, having already toured heavily with ahab, quickly became a permanent member of Orphan Colours, along with Fred Abbott, lead guitarist with Noah & the Whale. The band have some impressive credentials with writers Llewellyn and Burn honing their songwriting craft during their tenure with ahab, who had built a formidable reputation as an unmissable live act after their electric performances at almost every major UK festival, and subsequent tours in Scandinavia, Germany & Australia. Orphan Colours' debut EP, 'High Hopes', was released in February 2016 with the catchy, Tom Petty-esque lead single 'Won't Let You Down' creating a huge buzz. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album - to be released in 2018 on At The Helm Records. With an already established fanbase, huge critical acclaim and solid underground credibility so firmly ensconced in their DNA, Orphan Colours have rapidly established themselves as the hottest band to emerge from the London Country/Roots circuit. Highly, highly recommended.

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Rachael Mcshane & The Cartographers

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bristol Folk Club 7:30pm

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. Rachael is now playing with a brand new band, The Cartographers, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord and melodeon player Julian Sutton. The evening's entertainment will be opened by local four-piece Road Not Taken. Tickets are also available from Melanie's Kitchen in Downend.

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Ninebarrow

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

After their explosion onto the national folk roots scene over the past two years, duo Ninebarrow will be performing on Friday 15th June at St Edith Hall in Kemsing, in Sevenoaks, as part of their extensive national tour this summer. In a few short years, the Dorset-based duo have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs. In 2017, they were unsurprisingly nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for 'Best Emerging Artist'. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career an act of faith that has clearly paid dividends. Named after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills, their first release While the Blackthorn Burns was voted FATEA Magazine's Best Debut Album of 2014, while their last album Releasing the Leaves (2016) saw a volley of critical acclaim including five-star reviews in Maverick and EDS Magazine as well as Best Duo nominations in the FATEA and Folking.com Awards. Ninebarrow look set to continue this upwards trajectory with their new record, The Waters and the Wild, which is due for release on the 20th April. The 11-track album highlights how their inspired songwriting is ever evolving and displays the duo's breathtaking vocal harmonies through original songs mixed with innovative arrangements of folk standards, all wrapped in lush, sensitive arrangements and flawless musicianship. It has already been hailed as a 'career milestone' by fRoots Magazine. It is the multi-award-winning duo's modern and inventive take on the folk tradition that seems to be captivating audiences across the country. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, they are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. Ninebarrow have received high praise from the likes of Mike Harding and folk legends, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby. A live session on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show, described by presenter Mark Radcliffe as 'immaculate', has lead to a string of sell-out shows across the UK.

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Jack Carty & Maz O'connor

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Maz 20.00 Jack Around 21.15 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Jack & Maz Two of the UK's leading contemporary songwriters join forces in a celebration of song. Touring the UK in May and June of 2018.Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the U.K.acoustic scene and have ploughed independent furrows on their paths to success. Jack has recently relocated from Australia following the considerable success of 4 full length albums, 2 EP's, national awards and sold out shows across all seven states; Maz has spent a year developing new repertoire for a wider, more contemporary audience after being hailed as one of the UK folk scenes brightest stars. 2018 sees their paths converge for one very special UK tour, celebrating independent voices and the power of great songwriting:

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

Making her visit to Leicester in three years and with a brand new album in tow, Lucy Ward is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive, unflinching writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage. Having come up through the folk tradition, Ward's music has a sense of rooted belonging. She is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner and the youngest person ever to be nominated for the prestigious BBC Folk Singer of the Year. Named "Brit-folks most forthright new young talent" by MOJO and "inspiring" by Billy Bragg, it's easy to see why this young singer-songwriter is in such demand.

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Dave Burland & The Awkward Squad

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Along with many of his contemporaries such as Nic Jones, Tony Rose and Martin Carthy, Dave Burland is one of the seminal influences of the Folk Revival and an inspiration to following generations of folk artists. A highly respected and long-established performer, Dave has a wide repertoire of material ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Since 1968 he has toured throughout Europe, Hong Kong and Australia and been a welcome guest at clubs and festivals throughout the UK. The rich, mellow tones of Dave's voice and his distinctive guitar style have featured on over 50 albums and recordings alongside the likes of Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Dick Gaughan, Bob Pegg, Nic Jones, Mike Harding, Hedgehog Pie and The Albion Band. For over thirty years he also fronted the ever-popular Shagpile at UK festivals providing many 'Bop til You Drop' nights of rock n roll. On this new recording, 'Okkard', Dave is joined by fellow Shagpile members Dave Fisher on vocals, keyboards, lap steel and pedal steel guitars and Bryan Ledgard on vocals and percussion. As well as a deep sense of passion for traditional songs, their eclectic taste stretches to work by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Steve Goodman, Lowell George and The Delmore Brothers. It is a collection of songs that all three musicians regard as classic material. The album was recorded at The Headshed in South Yorkshire in masterful style by Julie Matthews who, with Chris While, accompanies Dave and the Squad on backing vocals for two tracks.

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Human Cargo With Matthew Crampton & Jeff Warner

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Human Cargo is an epic night of story and song, featuring two masters of the craft. Storyteller and singer Matthew Crampton's recent show The Transports was awarded five stars from the Guardian. Now he returns with a new adaptation of his acclaimed book Human Cargo: Stories & Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation. An inspired collaboration unites Matthew with American traditional music legend Jeff Warner. Together, they cast fresh light on human migration, giving voice to those actually aboard the slave ships and emigrant boats and, crucially, framing today's important issue with history and humanity. Expect a rich and entertaining evening. This performance also features stories researched locally, as part of the Parallel Lives project. The Refugee Council, the local Parallel Lives partner, will be in the foyer to talk about their work. Human Cargo is also delighted to be linked with UK Refugee Week 2018 (18 24 June). 'An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival' Cerys Matthews 'Matthew Crampton is an accomplished folk singer and live performer; if you get a chance to see his story-and-song Human Cargo show, do not miss it.' Songlines 'A compelling storyteller' ★★★★★ Guardian

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Jawbone

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JAWBONE ARE PADDY MILNER, MARCUS BONFANTI, REX HORAN & EVAN JENKINS. A 4-PIECE BAND FORMED IN LONDON, 2018 SEES THE RELEASE OF THEIR LONG AWAITED SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM.
A SOUND SITTING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE SOUTHERN DRAWL OF LITTLE FEAT AND THE CLASSIC LONDON BLUES OF THE ROLLING STONES,
JAWBONE CREATE A UNIQUE BLEND OF SOUNDS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POND THAT IS ENTIRELY THEIR OWN.
THE TWO FRONTMEN SHARE THE LEAD VOCAL DUTIES AND WITH BIG HARMONIES FROM THE REST OF THE BAND, JAWBONE HAVE CREATED
THEIR OWN SOUND THAT'S GREATER THAN THE SUM OF IT'S PARTS.
HAVING WORKED WITH MANY ARTISTS (TOM JONES, VAN MORRISON, ROBBEN FORD, GINGER BAKER, DAVE GILMORE, JACK BRUCE, RONNIE WOOD) JAWBONE ARE STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN AND IT ALL STARTS HERE...

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Hannah Scott

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Rik & Rainy

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Rainy "laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder" Rainy is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He writes, records and performs all the music on his albums excluding the odd special guest appearance from friends. Rainy's songwriting draws from a deep well of musical influences. African, Cuban and Latin grooves meet Folk, Blues and Reggae with the warm-hearted positivity of his lyrics. This laid back musical infusion makes Rainy one of the most watchable, listenable and dynamic songwriters you could hope to come across. His music has been described by many as G-Love meets Dave Matthews meets Paul Simon meets Crosby Stills & Nash - in truth it is essences of the all above... and something else entirely! Rainy has performed with his band at the likes of Glastonbury, supporting Reef at Lakefest alongside Toploader, Martin Taylor at Darvel, Sea Sick Steve and Ed Sheeran at Oceanfest and playing many other stages across the UK. A regular on radio Cardiff they became favourites on BBC Radio Bristol. In 2011, amongst thousands of applicants; Rainy won the song writing competition for studio time in London, through PRS magazine. Indie Music Reviewers gave him an honourable mention in their '50 acoustic artists not to miss'. His music has been played on several BBC Shows including The Mark Forest show and Tom Robinsons BBC 6 music along side being selected for Tom Robinsons Fresh on the net mixtape. As resident engineer at Chapel Studios in Linconshire Rainy worked with a wide variety of well known bands and producers. A move to Wales saw the release of 'What It All Boils Down To' from his home studio where he continued to perform and develop these songs with his band Little Gaia. He engineered and featured on Nayfe sj's 'All About The Lessons' in 2001. After traveling and performing in Australia he returned in 2006 with 'Hold On To The Rhythm' recorded at his new home near Bath U.K. and a new band line up. In 2012 he produced Caroline Harrison's EP 'A Simple Wish'. Rainy has spent the last few years performing as a duo with Jazz guitarist Rob York and with his band Rainy and The Dust. He is currently performing solo whilst working on his new album, anticipating release in 2018. Latest Album 'Hold on to the Rhythm' on: www.rainyandthedust.bandcamp.com/ http://www.rainyandthedust.com/ Rik van den Bosch Folk music from a globetrotting Dutchman. Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs on his acoustic guitar, drawing from a wide influence of styles: original folk and blues sounds from way back, sixties' rock 'n' roll grooves, and up-to-the-minute pure rock rhythms - with a bit of gypsy and Spanish influence thrown in for good measure. Rik is a one-man-band, armed with a variety of tools to create a full and interesting sound, from his slide and harmonica to his incredible vocal range. He is a storyteller, both in and between the songs in his set. Occasionally Rik gets support on stage from a double bass and drums. Rik shies away from textbook techniques, settling outside the margins of academic art and making up his own rules. And he's been doing this for a long time! At the age of seven he built his own guitar using a tin can, a chunk of wood and a nylon string. Life and love are the central themes in all his songs. Here's a hint from the title song 'Love on the rocks': 'You don't have to move To make me run after you I'm losing my breath This testing you put me through' Lyrics from his song 'Head full of cotton wool' depict life as a psychiatric patient: 'They said that now that I am cured from insanity They don't know any more what to do with me So they kick me right back into society And my story starts all over again, I am so sorry' American/Dutch folk and blues legend Michael de Jong, who recently passed away, wrote about 'Love on the rocks': 'You should be proud of this one!' In 2005 Rik made it to the finals of Holland's biggest singer-songwriter contest. This kickstarted his singer-songwriter career and he has been touring around Europe ever since. Watch, listen and enjoy the journey. www.rikvandenbosch.com

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Hannah Scott

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Piers Cawley @ Royal Traditions

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

7.30 Tunes session 8-10 Act 10-11 Singing session

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Johnny Moped Very Special Guests The Members

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon, Johnny Moped were the band fronted by, and named after the enigmatic Paul Halford (aka Johnny Moped). By 1977 the group found themselves at the heart of the burgeoning punk scene in London and for a brief moment even looked like contenders. 'When I first met Johnny,' Captain Sensible - the band's original guitarist - says, 'I just thought, this guy is a bundle of frenetic energy; he's a megastar waiting to happen.' By 1978, after an intense year of activity, the band were completing their first record with Chiswick Records and things were looking promising. But whilst adding the final touches to the record, Johnny - who had recently married - started to become evasive as his mother-in-law exerted pressure on him to leave the group. In the end we had to basically kidnap him every time we had a gig or needed to record!' said Dave Berk, the bands drummer. Despite being able to count both Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible as past members, success was not to come their way and Johnny Moped are now largely forgotten - punk rock's great lost band! Their story is however a fascinating one that, along with some of the era's most innovative music deserves to be heard. THE HISTORY OF THE MEMBERS FROM 70's PUNK to 80's ELECTRO POP to FILM MUSIC AND BACK AGAIN Since reforming in 2007 The Members have re-established themselves as one of the Best Bands from the Punk and Post Punk Period, the Current (2016) Line up of JC Carroll, Chris Payne, Nick Cash and Nigel Bennett have played Prestigious shows at the isle of wight and Glastonbury Festivals, toured the World released three albums and played hundreds of Shows, for three years legend of the Damned Rat Scabies was behind the kit. The New Album One Law has been cricitally acclaimed compared to the Kinks "Village Green Preservation Society" and is proving to be a Cross over record firmly establishing the Band as a Multi Genre recording outfit with catchy radio friendly songs and intelligent contant.The Bands songwriter guitarist JC Carroll is an accomplished Multiinstrumentalist and Film Composer with having played accordian for Marlon Bardo and Johnny Depp to writing movie scores for Julien Temple. Nigel Bennett is an accomplished Session Player who has played for The Vibrators, Julian Lennon, Tom Robinson and Eddie and the Hotrods, Bass Player and Singer Chris Paynes Reggae Bass style has shaped the Band since 1977 and Fad Gadget Drummer Nick Cash has been a constant, collaborator, friend and supporter for over 10 years.

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Anda Union

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 8:00pm

The great Anda Union are coming back to Oxford The brilliant 9-piece band, Anda Union from Inner Mongolia first toured the UK in 2013 and stole the show everywhere. The band members all grew up in families 'with the music', several of whom still live in the traditional Mongolian way, and came together at music college in Hohhot, their capital city. There they were able to integrate traditional forms - like the now-famous throat singing - into creating a sound uniquely and mysteriously Mongolian but with a strong appeal to a western sensibility. If you miss this opportunity to see the band live at the lovely St Barnabas church, you can be assured of hearing about the concert for a long time afterwards from those who were lucky enough to get tickets in time! Doors 8pm £16 in Advance{plus booking fee}, £19 on door

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Jock Tyldesley In Concert

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

As part of his fiddle workshop weekend, ace fiddler player Jock Tyldesley in concert in the barn 8.00pm / doors and picnics from 6.30 Jock Tyldesley is perhaps best known for his fiddling in Cajun bands such as The Flatville Aces and the Bearcats, as well as more off-the-wall antics with The New Rope String Band and The Chipolatas. He also nurtures a long-time passion for Southern Appalachian old time fiddling for many years and has spent more time concentrating on this, whilst touring worldwide with his regular bands and US acts such as Eddie LeJeune, The Dirk Powell Band, Martha Scanlan and many more.

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The Vagaband

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 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 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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Israel Nash

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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David Rovics Ballad Of A Wobbly World Tour

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. All proceeds to General Election, Anti-Fracking and other local campaigns

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David Rovics Ballad Of A Wobbly World Tour

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. All proceeds to General Election, Anti-Fracking and other local campaigns

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Winter/wilson At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Winter Wilson's current tour showcases their latest album Ashes and Dust, the follow up to Cutting Free which made the Daily Telegraph's ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014. Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and haven't looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. (Songs for local heroes, as one punter said.) Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure from melting to belting. Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk's greats. But it's in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. This isn't a performance it's a domestic! Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun that's Winter Wilson. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=98&v=7E7i0mcJKuY https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=129&v=vc4uiJm_aEo https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=6s6VydMbqoo

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Sharon Lazibyrd Album Launch

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Kingsbury Episcopi Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Live music 8pm

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Sharon Lazibyrd Album Launch

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Kingsbury Episcopi Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Live music 8pm

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David Rovics/amy May Ellis

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors at 7.00pm for 7.30pm performance. Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. David Rovics is a brilliant singer songwriter from Portland Oregon. Hard hitting, sometimes humorous sometimes heart breaking his songs cover every social issue, current and past. Visting Ryedale as part of his 30 date, Ballad of a Wobbly, world tour, his songs reflect subjects including a working class rebellion in Wales in 1831, the FBI's Palmer Raids of 1919 and the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. "Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said." - Ian McMillan Amy May Ellis is a hugely talented singer-songwriter from Farndale promoting her first CD Weathered by Waves. Her songs are melodic, personal, captivating, reflective. They have the perspective of being raised in the tranquillity and beauty of Farndale but at the same time exposed to a turbulent world and the hurly-burly of London. She has a voice that's at once youthful and mature, romantic yet cynical, punchy but raw. - Fresh On The Net. She had the perfect voice. The kind that just wraps you up into a kind of emotional embrace, forcing you to stop thinking, start dreaming, making you teary too. It just strikes that chord in your heart.- Teatime In Wonderland

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David Rovics/amy May Ellis

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors at 7.00pm for 7.30pm performance. Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. David Rovics is a brilliant singer songwriter from Portland Oregon. Hard hitting, sometimes humorous sometimes heart breaking his songs cover every social issue, current and past. Visting Ryedale as part of his 30 date, Ballad of a Wobbly, world tour, his songs reflect subjects including a working class rebellion in Wales in 1831, the FBI's Palmer Raids of 1919 and the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. "Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said." - Ian McMillan Amy May Ellis is a hugely talented singer-songwriter from Farndale promoting her first CD Weathered by Waves. Her songs are melodic, personal, captivating, reflective. They have the perspective of being raised in the tranquillity and beauty of Farndale but at the same time exposed to a turbulent world and the hurly-burly of London. She has a voice that's at once youthful and mature, romantic yet cynical, punchy but raw. - Fresh On The Net. She had the perfect voice. The kind that just wraps you up into a kind of emotional embrace, forcing you to stop thinking, start dreaming, making you teary too. It just strikes that chord in your heart.- Teatime In Wonderland

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Lizzie Nunnery

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Award-winning playwright and songwriter plus a compelling storyteller. Guitar player too. Call it 'alternative folk' if you will but it's simply unbeatably good music and songs that touch hearts and strike chords; - stuff that matters in other words. THIS IS NOW A LIZZIE SOLO GIG

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Singers' Night

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So, please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

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Tom Parkes

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From the wilds of the mud-ridden East coast of the UK comes a wry and seemingly unlikely take on the alt-country and blues sounds of the United States, in the form of the engaging talent of Tom Parkes. With a stage persona that is in equal parts imposing and self-deprecating, Tom has nailed songwriting early. That such an authentic Americana voice can spring from the Essex clay rather than the red dirt of Texas is a wholly welcome development and such is the wit, dexterity and excellence of the songs that the dissonance you might reasonably expect never appears. The listener effortlessly believes in his characters - the outlaws, the unwelcome interlopers, the drunkards and the lost souls that frequent a fictional but believable bar loosely based on a real licensed premises (in Colchester rather than Fort Worth). Tom started to make inroads into the broader music community a handful of years back with his old band 'The Ghost Train Porters', acquiring a fan list that included no less than the BBC's Steve Lamacq. Despite critical acclaim the band fizzled out as quickly as they had sprung up and Tom retired to lick his wounds and plan his next move. A slow return via highly-appreciated Maverick Festival performances and a smattering of local shows ensued and the debut solo album 'Stranger In Town' is due for release in June 2018.

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Nancy Kerr

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Stunning - Five Stars. R2 A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew. Songlines Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. Known for over 25 years as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy Kerr has become one of the most sought-after ensemble musicians on today's British folk and scene. 2015's BBC Folk Singer of the Year, she has been seen with award winners Kerr and Fagan, The Full English, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting, in 2017's re-imagining of Peter Bellamy's The Transports, and as part of cutting-edge commissions The Elizabethan Session, Sweet Liberties and Shake the Chains. Now for something different. Nancy Kerr solo. In this new, intimate setting, Nancy revisits her celebrated deft touch on the violin and viola as well as her distinctive use of fingerpicking acoustic guitar, allowing space for new and ancient songs and tunes, and the stories behind them, to breathe and be heard anew. This is music to challenge and inspire, confront and sympathise. This is a chance to experience the intimate drama of solo folk performance: Nancy Kerr's music in its truest and most conversational form yet.

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Dallahan

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Dallahan is one of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically transcending from tender and delicate songs from Transylvania, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between. Following the release of their debut album 'When The Day Is On The Turn' in 2014, which was highly praised by audiences and critics alike, described by fRoots magazine as the most exciting Irish music I've heard in a long time...Lunasa for the new generation ­the band toured extensively in North America and Europe, establishing themselves internationally as one of the most enthralling live shows, captivating audiences at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Fest, Celtic Connections and countless others. Highlights included a collaboration with Dougie MacLean at Perthshire Amber Fest and also a commissioned composition and collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at a WWI commemorative concert. In 2015, the band was nominated for 'Folk Band of The Year' and their debut album shortlisted for 'Album of the Year' at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

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Winter Wilson

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Winter Wilson

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Danni Nicholls

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London Hackney Empire 7:00pm

Three critically acclaimed singer/songwriters Danni Nicholls (UK) www.danninicholls.com Gina Chavez (USA) www.ginachavez.com Rob Corcoran (IRE/UK) www.robcorcoranmusic.com Music starts at 7:30pm

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The Boxcar Boys

on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

The Boxcar Boys have been creating unique original music, weaving together their take on folk songs, klezmer, and traditional jazz since 2010. They started as a busking band, performing at markets and on the streets of Toronto, and have since brought their exuberant performances to the stages of jazz and folk festivals in Canada and the USA, recorded 3 widely acclaimed albums (including the Canadian Folk Music Award nominated Rye Whiskey), and have become a mainstay of Canadian roots and jazz music. Their performances are both fun and virtuosic, tender and celebratory. This spring is their first tour in the UK which includes stops at Gate to Southwell Festival and Beverley Folk Festival. Cicada Ball absolutely flies from the first moment Breathtakingly jaunty a palpable love of the music -Songlines Magazine "A high-energy and musically accomplished roots ensemble" -New Canadian Music "Simple pleasures with excellent execution" -Kitchener Record

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The Flying A's

on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 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 Flying A's The husband-and- wife duo of Hilary Claire and Stuart Adamsonbetter known as The Flyin' A'sare onthe cusp of releasing their third independent album, You Drive Me Crazy. As a top-shelf complement to the pair's engaging, fun, contagiously enjoyable live shows, You Drive Me Crazy is right on the money. The album has received critical acclaim and play around the world, making it on the first round Grammy ballot for "Best Americana Album". Their latest recording project, You Drive Me Crazy, is a collection of diverse, heartfelt songs that borrows from Americana, folk, country and Texas music influences. From the rockabilly ear candy of the opening number, Little Miss Tumbleweed to the mournful lament of loss that is the closing Wild Texas Wind, Hilary and Stuart mine an array of melody and emotion that form a testament of endurance through the ups and downs life brings. The songs all have a backbone built on the experiences we've faced on both sides of the fence, Hilary says. To which Stuart adds, Our music is not just something we create, it's what we live and breath. Our songs are what get us through the highs and lows that come along with living life to it's fullest. Latest album You Drive Me Crazy has a real Austin feel and is a real winner! .should be a definitive breakthrough album for The Flyin' A's. Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe The players on this album are legendary in the Texas music scene. With Chris Gage producing, engineering and sharing his many instrumental talents all over this album is one of the best he's produced. In addition you will hear great performances from Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Paul Pearcy, and Will Taylor. The resulting album, You Drive Me Crazy, is their best release yet, with both new Flyin' A's fans and longtime followers praising this release before it's even hit stores and the airwaves!

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