Reivers Rock & Blues Festival

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Morpeth Clennell Hall Country House 8:00pm

The second Reivers Rock and Blues Festival will once again be held at Clennell Hall. Set in it's own picturesque grounds in the upper Coquet Valley of Northumberland on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. The weekend will kick off on Friday 27th May 2016 with Bessie and the Zinc Buckets running until Sunday 29th May 2016 with our Headliners, The Legendary Slack Alice. Following the very successful 2015 festival, we aim to bring you the best of British Blues Rock over 3 days. Full line-up details to follow very soon.

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Weekend Tickets

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Friday Tickets

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Blair Dunlop, Full Band Show

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Rory Mcleod And The Familiar Strangers

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com http://thefamiliarstrangers.co.uk/ Rory is a one man soul-band and poet! He has a troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells. The spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and tap dancing shoes accompany the 'rich, raw, deep and resonant' voice of this 'singular and liberating performer' Meet the band : Rory is playing with 3 other accomplished musicians. Bob Morgan has also recorded/performed with: Phil Manzanera, Sugar Minott, Jeff Nutall, Ian Seigal, Joe Strummer and Amy Winehouse. Richard Sadler As a founding member of the Neil Cowley Trio and has worked as a studio session musician for Ray Davies, Paul Weller and Tom Jones Diego Laverde has been playing the 'Llanera' (low land) Harp since 1982. In South Africa, he represented Colombia in the Ibero American Festival organised by the Colombian Embassy in Pretoria, 2004.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 27 May 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roll up Roll up - It's Showtime ! It's the Greatest show on earth. You thought you knew country music, well, think again ! 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...they look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs !... and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...amen.

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Boo Hewerdine In Concert With Special Guest Edwina Hayes

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine... one of the best songwriters and performers in the UK..... the end. Edwina Hayes.... "Utterly Brilliant!"

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Boo Hewerdine In Concert With Special Guest Edwina Hayes

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine... one of the best songwriters and performers in the UK..... the end. Edwina Hayes.... "Utterly Brilliant!"

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Skabretta

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Dagenham The Club 7:00am

Skabretta debut at The Club in Dagenham, a fantastic venue and just £3 a pint. With support from very special guests The Titans and Vinyl DJ, discounted tickets online.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

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Imc & Laurel Canyon Presents Minnie Birch & Friends

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music & Independent Music Collective are combining their efforts to showcasing amazing singer-songwriters in an intimate acoustic setting. Minnie Birch: www.minniebirch.co.uk As part of her UK tour, we are delighted to be able to put on this very talented singer-songwriter. Her debut album 'Floudering' came out in June to critical acclaim. Minnie has supported artists such as She Makes War and Joan Armatrading. She has also played at a host of festivals including Standon Calling and enjoyed airplay on BBC introducing, Radio 2 and many local radio stations. Minnie is also the first winner of the Laurel Canyon Music Award. 'Minnie Birch is quirky, fresh and extremely talented. Her feet firmly planted in soul, this charismatic vocalist performs enchanting acoustic ditties which are hard to compare anyone else to. An absolute must-see.' - Time Out Antonio Lulic - www.antoniolulic.com Born and raised in the North East of England, son to a South American political exile, Antonio Lulic is a singer-songwriter whose deep vocals, combined with a powerful lyrical style, deliver a passionate and uplifting performance. Since the release of his debut EP, Antonio has toured with his band relentlessly; around the UK, in Europe and Australia, as well as opening for international star Ed Sheeran on his sold-out tours of Britain, the USA and across South America to enraptured audiences. Lulic has been featured on London Live TV, the highly regarded Daytrotter online sessions, and has performed at major festivals, including four acclaimed shows at the prestigious SXSW Music festival in Texas. His latest EP 'Son' was released in Spring 2015, hitting #12 in the iTunes UK chart. Drawing comparisons from early Springsteen to Mumford and Sons, it highlights a shift in style, moving from the intimacy of a mature singer-songwriter to the sound of foot-stomping arena-filling anthems. 'Wonderful' - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2 No King. No Crown. - www.nokingnocrown.de No King. No Crown. is the acoustic project of Dresden based musician Rene Ahlig. Continually playing gigs and festival dates across his native country of Germany and mainland Europe, he is on an upward curve at the moment being noticed by the likes of Breedlove who were so impressed they have given him a prestigious endorsement deal. He impressed many, especially IMC, during 2015 leading to this opportunity to play his first ever UK shows. Roxanne de Bastion - Berlin-born, UK-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion comes to to play an intimate show for us fresh off the back of her critically acclaimed solo UK tour and sell out London show! Musically, Roxanne's compositions are routed in the music of the 1960's, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way that could only be now. With her new EP 'Seeing You' (Hidden Trail Records), she continues to forge a unique approach to the singer songwriter genre. Her lyrics range from introspective journeys in Seeing You and Same Moon, through to observations on instant gratification and repetition (Rerun) and the tearing down of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Roxanne's town of birth (Wasteland). "Standout number...astonishingly assured" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times) "If you ever get a chance to go see her live - definitely do!" (BBC Introducing)

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Imc & Laurel Canyon Presents Minnie Birch & Friends

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music & Independent Music Collective are combining their efforts to showcasing amazing singer-songwriters in an intimate acoustic setting. Minnie Birch: www.minniebirch.co.uk As part of her UK tour, we are delighted to be able to put on this very talented singer-songwriter. Her debut album 'Floudering' came out in June to critical acclaim. Minnie has supported artists such as She Makes War and Joan Armatrading. She has also played at a host of festivals including Standon Calling and enjoyed airplay on BBC introducing, Radio 2 and many local radio stations. Minnie is also the first winner of the Laurel Canyon Music Award. 'Minnie Birch is quirky, fresh and extremely talented. Her feet firmly planted in soul, this charismatic vocalist performs enchanting acoustic ditties which are hard to compare anyone else to. An absolute must-see.' - Time Out Antonio Lulic - www.antoniolulic.com Born and raised in the North East of England, son to a South American political exile, Antonio Lulic is a singer-songwriter whose deep vocals, combined with a powerful lyrical style, deliver a passionate and uplifting performance. Since the release of his debut EP, Antonio has toured with his band relentlessly; around the UK, in Europe and Australia, as well as opening for international star Ed Sheeran on his sold-out tours of Britain, the USA and across South America to enraptured audiences. Lulic has been featured on London Live TV, the highly regarded Daytrotter online sessions, and has performed at major festivals, including four acclaimed shows at the prestigious SXSW Music festival in Texas. His latest EP 'Son' was released in Spring 2015, hitting #12 in the iTunes UK chart. Drawing comparisons from early Springsteen to Mumford and Sons, it highlights a shift in style, moving from the intimacy of a mature singer-songwriter to the sound of foot-stomping arena-filling anthems. 'Wonderful' - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2 No King. No Crown. - www.nokingnocrown.de No King. No Crown. is the acoustic project of Dresden based musician Rene Ahlig. Continually playing gigs and festival dates across his native country of Germany and mainland Europe, he is on an upward curve at the moment being noticed by the likes of Breedlove who were so impressed they have given him a prestigious endorsement deal. He impressed many, especially IMC, during 2015 leading to this opportunity to play his first ever UK shows. Roxanne de Bastion - Berlin-born, UK-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion comes to to play an intimate show for us fresh off the back of her critically acclaimed solo UK tour and sell out London show! Musically, Roxanne's compositions are routed in the music of the 1960's, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way that could only be now. With her new EP 'Seeing You' (Hidden Trail Records), she continues to forge a unique approach to the singer songwriter genre. Her lyrics range from introspective journeys in Seeing You and Same Moon, through to observations on instant gratification and repetition (Rerun) and the tearing down of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Roxanne's town of birth (Wasteland). "Standout number...astonishingly assured" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times) "If you ever get a chance to go see her live - definitely do!" (BBC Introducing)

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring The Squirrel Hillbillies

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live presents The Squirrel Hillbillies. Hailing from deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh' East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies (Jenny Wolsk Bain and Gary Crouth) often emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues. Support is provided by James J Turner who'll be promoting his new single. Completing the lineup is the Grateful Fred Ukulele Trio, fresh from recording their debut album. Tickets are available in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access. All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/events You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events

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Amaraterra

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

FRIDAY 27th MAY - AMARATERRA The first pizzica ensemble in London - traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. The pizzica, the bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison, dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine One of the oldest musical expressions of the mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Tapas and wines available on the night Doors open at 7pm, Band at 8.30pm Tickets £12 adv.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Josienne Clarke (voice) & Ben Walker (guitar) are winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo. 'Gorgeous' (The Daily Telegraph); 'Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk' (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2). 'Something rather special' (Northern Sky). While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne's exquisitely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. See: http://josienneandben.co.uk/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Josienne Clarke (voice) & Ben Walker (guitar) are winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo. 'Gorgeous' (The Daily Telegraph); 'Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk' (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2). 'Something rather special' (Northern Sky). While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne's exquisitely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. See: http://josienneandben.co.uk/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Helter Skelter With Le Gazhikane Muzikante + Son Of Kirk

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Romani Gypsy * Mediterranean Folk * Medieval Spanish and Italian Folk * Fiddle Folk Tones * The dance music of Le Gazhikane Muzikante is rooted in the traditions of the Romani Gypsies, wrapped up in intimate, haunting and exotic rhythms from South Eastern European and the Mediterranean. Son of Kirk mix the purest of fiddle folk tones with contemporary intricate drum rhythms, sweeping cello accompaniment, all wrapped around beautifully ambient guitar based songs.

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The Vegas Six

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

The unstoppable juggernaut that is Vegas Six look set to rip the roof off when they bring their explosive presence to Yellow Arch. Support will be from Ben Miles and The Devil Tones. Be prepared to jump up and down.

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Strange Face: Adventures With A Lost Nick Drake Recording

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Musician Michael Burdett found an unreleased Nick Drake recording many years ago, and decided to tour the UK with it, playing it to 200 individuals, some famous, some not. These are the only people to have heard the recording, but the story that comes out of it is quite wonderful. An award-winning show that has twice been to the Edinburgh Fringe and is on its way there again this year, Michael has a tale to tell and fabulous photographs to accompany it. He is warm, witty, engaging, a sheer delight to spend an evening with. Unmissable for Nick Drake fans, or anyone interested in the way we respond to music.

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Saturday Tickets

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Gordon Henricks As Elvis Presley

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Halifax The Marlborough Hall (YMCA) 7:30pm

The KING is back......This is the closest you will ever get to elvis he is the ultimate tribute to elvis, it's as if elvis himself is up there on that stage~or maybe just maybe he is!! With full support from the TCE Band and the passionettes.

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Reve Boheme Presents Manière Des Bohémiens!

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Eastern European Gypsy Folk * Manouche Jazz * Swing * Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while. Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken heart arranged by six virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, sax and double bass whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way. They have been entertaining the folks of Nottingham and far beyond for many years with their infectious blend of improvised manouche jazz and rough edged, virtuosic Eastern European Gypsy Folk music.

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New Roots Presents: Lefteris Moumtzis/ Josh Geffin

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:00pm

No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 50 capacity roots music venue, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant Brick Lane area. There isn't another venue like this in London, it's like stepping into a secret folk world, you'd never know the noise and bustle of busy Brick Lane was just thirty seconds from the door, a magical place... Singer/songwriter Lefteris Moumtzis is one of the most established musicians in his native Cyprus, founding many succesful acts, organising festivals, and running his own label. He is best known for his work with bands Trio Tekke and J.Kriste, Master of Disguise. WATCH LEFTERIS MOUMTZIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egdUzVlEZDw January 2016 saw the release of his first solo venture, "Now Happiness". The album takes an acoustic, minimal approach, giving attention and care to the songs and their stories, effortlessly combining folk, jazz, ambient and classical elements. London-based singer and guitarist Josh Geffin has performed at the South Bank Centre, End Of The Road Festival and on the BBC. His new EP is a collection of traditional folk songs partly inspired by his time working for folk archive The Song Collectors Collective. Josh currently also performs with Geffin Brothers, Victoria Hume and the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir. He will be joined for this gig by Andrea Di Biase on double bass. "Simply beautiful ... full of acoustic grandness" Maverick "A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters" R2 WATCH JOSH GEFFIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4C2_xjjIw

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The Flamenco Trail: From The Middle East To Spain

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Ramon Ruiz presents 'The Flamenco Trail: From the Middle East to Spain'. Flamenco developed out of a fusion of music and dance from the Andalucian region of Spain with its roots in East India and Arabic gypsy music. The evocative sound of the flamenco guitar, oud and percussions together with Anita la Maltesa's dance and song will give us a true retrospective journey through the mélange of styles which make up flamenco. Watch Ramon and Anita here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D75eQ0Phr9Q Artists on the night: Ramon Ruiz: Flamenco guitar (http://www.fiestaflamenca.com) Anita la Maltesa: Dance and song (http://www.fiestaflamenca.com) Attab Haddad: Oud (http://www.attabhaddad.com) Antonio Romero: Percussion (http://www.antromero.com)

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Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Guildford The Keep 7:00pm

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Finstock Village Music 2016: Theatre Show & Closing Ceilidh

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 6:00pm

Local villagers including Finstock schoolchildren present a potted musical history of the local wool trade by Charlbury author Maureen Fairweather-Hole. 7-8pm, free. Followed by the Village Music's closing ceilidh with the Finstock Festival Band and caller Kath Lucas. Shutdown Balkan Beats disco after. 8.30-late, £5. Real ale bar available throughout. www.finstock.org.uk/events

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Sunday Tickets

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Ian Siegal + Jimbo Mathus

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If your musical preference is a combination of roots blues and folk Americana delivered with irreverent humour and nuggets of folklore, then look no further. This transatlantic duo of multi-award winners ticks all the boxes, combining as it does the talents of the UK's leading contemporary Bluesman, Ian Siegal, with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when the latter dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these, he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album) and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band. For devotees of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the eight-times British Blues Awards winner, European Blues Awards winner, and two-times US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, played in more than 40 countries, and among his latest albums is a BBC recording made at London's Royal Albert Hall. His accolades include two from MOJO magazine for Best Blues Album of the Year - the only non-American to achieve this distinction. Ahead of the tour the duo are releasing a 21-track album recorded during their debut tour in 2014. Prepare to be entertained!

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Ian Siegal + Jimbo Mathus

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If your musical preference is a combination of roots blues and folk Americana delivered with irreverent humour and nuggets of folklore, then look no further. This transatlantic duo of multi-award winners ticks all the boxes, combining as it does the talents of the UK's leading contemporary Bluesman, Ian Siegal, with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when the latter dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these, he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album) and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band. For devotees of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the eight-times British Blues Awards winner, European Blues Awards winner, and two-times US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, played in more than 40 countries, and among his latest albums is a BBC recording made at London's Royal Albert Hall. His accolades include two from MOJO magazine for Best Blues Album of the Year - the only non-American to achieve this distinction. Ahead of the tour the duo are releasing a 21-track album recorded during their debut tour in 2014. Prepare to be entertained!

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Steve Pledger

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at North Shields Café 32 7:30pm

Born in Cambridge, England on 21st November 1971, Steve grew up in the nearby market town of St Neots. From a very early age, one constant in his life has been music; a love for it, a need to express himself through it and - in more recent times - the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience. His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Add to this a liking for most musical styles - when executed well - and it would be fair to say that he has a wide spectrum of influences informing his own distinct style and approach. Steve's debut album, 14 Good Intentions, was released on 9th July 2012. Featuring 16 songs, (there are 2 bonus tracks!) the album shifts between fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering protest, social commentary and more besides. The emphasis is very much on the spirit of the performance of the songs and the album goes a long way towards capturing the impact of a live gig. The follow up to 14 Good Intentions was released on 2nd April 2015. Striking Matches InThe Wind features 12 new songs, including the deeply moving Friends & Fathers. The album features a handful of other fantastic musicians who complement the songs beautifully and it was launched at a special concert in Dunster, Somerset on 14th March. In the run-up to its release - as well as afterwards - the album has received a great deal of airplay from local and national radio stations, and some incredible reviews. As well as performing his own highly regarded solo shows, Steve has also had many opportunities of late to work with and open for artists such as Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Martyn Joseph, Luke Jackson, Willy Porter and others, and particularly with award-winning, fast-rising Folk star, Ange Hardy. Steve took part in the hugely successful launch concert for Ange's 2014 release The Lament of the Black Sheep in September 2014. Their collaboration has since continued and it would appear to be an artistic relationship that may have even more to offer in the future. Striking Matches features Ange's voice on Steve's song There We Are and there is little doubt that there is a special chemistry when they sing together. Steve can also be heard contributing guest vocals on Ange's brilliant new album Esteesee. "Steve Pledger has emerged as a song writer of real talent and whilst it's a crowded market place, he has a light shine above his head that should make him easy to pick out, go seek" Neil King, FATEA "Rarely does an artist resonate with me on such a personal level as Steve Pledger." Andy Barnes, Sonic Bandwagon "Steve Pledger writes riveting songs and makes no fuss about doing it, simply allowing talent to speak on his behalf" Charlie Elland, FolkWords

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Gilmore & Roberts

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

After a stunning show at North Dorset Folk Festival in 2015 we are delighted to welcome these two wonderful musicians back for a headline show all of their own.

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Leeroy Stagger.

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6:00pm

born in Victoria british Columbia,stagger spent most of youth with his grandparents who exposed him to the world of country music. stagger formed his first punk rock band at 18, songwriting came shortly after with themes revolving around his childhood, traveling, relationships,substance abuse,and the tribulations of life. stagger found commercial success with the song " just in case " which was feautured in the television hit greys anatomy. stagger is already well on the way to joining the likes of hiatt,adams,& prine,as an ambassador for north American roots rock "n "roll.

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The Phil Beer Band

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Canterbury The Chapel 7:15pm

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £17 online £18 cash or cheque in advance £19 on the door The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil's treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner (Little Johnny England), Steve Crickett (Arizona Smoke Review), Nick Quarmby (ColvinQuarmby), Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog McCree) and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues once again this year. Having promoted soh for over 12 years, and been fans of the Duo for much longer, its been a long held wish at Folk in the Barn to promote the Phil Beer Band. Up until now the dates have never worked out, so we are thrilled to finally welcome the Phil Beer Band to Canterbury for the first time. www.philbeer.co.uk/about/phil-beer-band/

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Michael Muldoon And His Band

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Soham The Brook 12:00pm

Sunday carvery available from Noon (at an additional price) , Music starting 2pm. Join us for a wonderful afternoon with this Irish singing star with a silky voice. Michael is a consummate entertainer and, along with his band, will provide a special afternoon everyone can enjoy.

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Hattie Briggs

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Bristol Crofters Rights 7:00pm

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Hickman & Cassidy

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Melksham Rachel Fowler Centre 2:00pm

Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey. James' and Dan's duo was formed in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James' hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received and they were soon performing further afield. The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album 'Severn Street', featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions. Dan is the younger brother of the late songstress Eva Cassidy and played on much of her material.

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Laurence Jones

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Laurence Jones is the young blues sensation taking the British blues scene by storm. Already winning Young Artist of the Year," at the British Blues Awards, two years running, and voted Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards in 2015, this boy's got the pulsating power, technique and feel to deliver a take-no-prisoners electrifying live performance. Citing Hendrix, Clapton and Walter Trout as major influences, you can see where he's coming from - put simply, he's the real deal!

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Laurence Jones

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Laurence Jones is the young blues sensation taking the British blues scene by storm. Already winning Young Artist of the Year," at the British Blues Awards, two years running, and voted Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards in 2015, this boy's got the pulsating power, technique and feel to deliver a take-no-prisoners electrifying live performance. Citing Hendrix, Clapton and Walter Trout as major influences, you can see where he's coming from - put simply, he's the real deal!

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Rhino And The Ranters

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Birmingham The Blue Piano 4:00pm

A Mardi-Gras style bank holiday celebration with hot food and cocktails in the garden at The Blue Piano, doors open at 4pm, headline act at 7pm

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Monster Ceilidh Band

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Monster Ceilidh Band present Monster Ceilidh Sound System their electrofolk spectacular with award winning talents of accordionist Amy Thatcher and violinist Shona Mooney. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals from Cambridge to Bestival and to audiences across the world. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the electronic fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This is not a ceilidh, it's electrofolkmaggeddon! Tickets: £10 adv / £12 door Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Monday Tickets

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Leroy Stagger

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Born in Victoria, British Columbia and raised on a little island on the very west coast of Canada, Stagger spent most of his youth with his grandparents who exposed him to the world of country music. Developing his musical drive early on, Stagger formed his first punk rock band at age 18. Songwriting came shortly after with themes revolving around his childhood, travelling, relationships, substance abuse and the tribulations of life. Having collaborated with one of his icons, Danny Michel, Stagger found commercial success in the song, Just in Case, which was featured on the television hit, Grey's Anatomy. Stagger has garnered an international fan base through relentless touring both home and abroad. Stagger is already well on his way to joining the likes of John Hiatt, Ryan Adams and John Prine as an ambassador for North American roots rock 'n' roll. From start to finish, it feels like Stagger put every ounce of himself into each melody and each couplet. It's sad but it's honest, which is something lacking from music and life these days.

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Bob Log Iii

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Tom Waits on Bob Log. "And then there's this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He's this little kid nobody ever knows how old he is wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can't see his face, and plays slide guitar. It's just the loudest strangest stuff you've ever heard. You don't understand one word he's saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That's what I aspire to basically Bob Log Bio Bob Log III, Fat Possum recording artist and one man band crown prince of punk blues from Tuscon, Arizona. Witnessing Bob Log live is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. By rights he should be a punk blues stadium super star. He takes to the stage with his face masked in a crash helmet with a black visor and a telephone wired in it for a mic and wearing a blue jump suit. Bob then unleashes a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta blues, hip hop beats and punk rock. The crash helmet telephone distorts the vocals and his hands, arms, legs and feet become a blur of jump suit clad limbs as he plays slide, triggers drum machines and drums with his feet simultaneously. Bob then adds extra ingredients to this punk blues bouillabaisse with his unique version of audience participation. More often them not he'll bounce a couple of audience members on his knees while playing, and then bring on the infamous Boob Scotch. The audience are invited to literally stick their boob in his scotch which he then drinks. If Bob feels satisfied he will then launch into his anthem Boob Scotch! Bob Log's identity and history is shrouded in mystery and rumour, probably helped by his stage get up and also when his record company Fat Possum put out an early press release claiming Log had a monkey's paw grafted on to his wrist after a boating accident as a child. Here's an excerpt....."When Bob Log III was a child, he lost his left hand in a boating accident. It was soon replaced with a monkey paw, and a new guitar style was born. 'It's my own personal style, see,' Log says, 'the paw moves much quicker than a normal hand, so my real hand has to flop around a lot to compensate.'" When asked to explain Fat Possum's insistence that his right hand is a monkey's paw, Log replied to an interviewer that, My hand is just hairy. Very, very hairy. It is NOT a PAW. Fat Possum was drunk. Log further clarified the monkey paw myth in an interview with Bizarre Magazine: "I've got all my limbs. It's just that when I'm playing my guitar my hand moves so fast it looks like a monkey paw, a hairy paw. My hand moves really fast. Faster than a normal human hand In fact Bob Log III was born in Tucson, Arizona and is a virtuoso slide player who plays with extremely thick strings tuned very loose that gives him his unique floppy sound. Growing up, Log listened to artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and AC/DC, later commenting that "That's what rock'n'roll is to me. You take a guitar, turn it up and have a good timeeveryone else can go listen to Pearl Jam if they want to. Bob Log got his first guitar at the age of 11, and by the age of 16 he had become smitten with Delta Blues, modelling his slide guitar style on that of Mississippi Fred McDowell. Log began his music career recording with Mondo Guano, a four-piece metal-blues band based in Arizona. Upon leaving Mondo Guano, Log went on to perform as one-half of seminal early Delta punk blues duo Doo Rag. Bob Log III was born when Bob was in the middle of a US tour with Doo Rag and his drummer quit. With necessity , ever the mother of invention, Bob donned a helmet he had picked up in a thrift store, took to the stage and kicked his guitar case for percussion and thus the legend of Bob Log was born. Bob Log eventually found his spiritual home on maverick Mississippi blues label Fat Possum in 1998 and released a trio of classic records: School Bus, Trike and Log Bomb. In this current world of homogenised and mass marketed music, we need true mavericks like Bob Log III more than ever.

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Yvonne Lyon

on Mon, 30 May 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yvonne Lyon is among the UK's brightest and best emerging singer/songwriters. She returns to The Green Note with a collection of songs from her much anticipated new album, Held. Having supported Eddi Reader throughout the UK, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable significance. She has guested on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance. Yvonne consistently stirs audiences with her memorable and emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. 'a soul-stirring collection of songs traversing loss and grief in the magic way that great art can bring us from devastation to rebirth' Beth Nielsen Chapman 'just stunning music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'Yvonne's songwriting is honest, heartfelt and true' Eddi Reader 'beautifully sung and played a fine, fine album' R2 Magazine 'gorgeous voice' Q Magazine 'a fine voice... a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive' The Telegraph 'an awesome level of talent that I cannot compare' Maverick Magazine 'a wonderful talent a lady with class' Americana UK

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Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege And Cajun Country Revival

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Spanning generations the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and two members of Portland Oregon's Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful. Together, they've delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than performing" the genre that unite them - Cajun music and early Country music.

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John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Ludlow Brewery 7:30pm

John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband comes to Ludlow as part of his "3 Castles, 3 Breweries, 4 Walks" tour of the Marches in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. John and his band 'The Reluctant Ramblers' are joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba). See www.jj-rr.org/walks-in-2016 for further information. There are still tickets available at the venue for this gig or email info@jj-rr.org

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Gwdihw Presents David Ian Roberts & Toby Hay With Nick Thomas-lynch

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Gwdihw are delighted to welcome an intricate evening of masterful folk melodies & captivating contemporary Folk as we bring the twin talents of David Ian Roberts & Toby Hay as part of their co-headline tour. Both making their mark on the Welsh & UK Folk scene for the last few years, we're really lucky to be able to present their compelling, singular contemporary takes on Folk traditions together. David Ian Roberts released his debut album 'St Clear's in 2014, with lush arrangements intertwining with his delicate vocals to mesmerising effect. Described by FolkRadioUk as compelling, exquisite, blissful - cascading figures that seem to defy gravity, we look forward to his arresting magic. - Toby Hay manages to marry craft and melody like few others in contemporary Welsh Folk. His appreciation of the melancholic and melodic voice of his guitar brings out an experimental, gorgeously elongated picking style that touches on American Primitivism and the likes of Bert Jansch or John Renbourne, but with an inviting, graceful air. - Support comes the alt-county of Nick Thomas-Lynch. Toby Hay: "like wandering and dozing in forests and meadows on a pretty day, where ever those forests and meadows might happen to be. classically influenced instrumental folk fingerpicking, performed with grace." Modern Folk Music of America "Superb contemporary folk-baroque guitar from a young player who's already mastered the style." Misfit City David Ian Roberts: "at the forefront of contemporary singer-songwriters in Wales. Welsh Connections "It feels like Roberts is delivering an invocation Mike Ainscoe, Fatea Records

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Rory Mcleod And The Familiar Strangers

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rory McLeod is a generous, hardworking, lyrical performer - whose mission is to carve new roads, keep memory alive, and to take his audience on a journey - emotionally, physically and musically on large and small stages. Rory is an enduring and internationally popular performer who has now chosen to work with other musicians of quality who are successful in other genres, but sympathetic to his vision. www.rorymcleod.com 'Rory McLeod & The Familiar Strangers' present Rory McLeod's songs in a fresh and exciting new musical environment and bring a musical depth and range to compliment Rory's outstanding talents as wordsmith and to match his engaging and earthy performing qualities: Diego La Verde Rojas - Columbian Harp, Cuatro Bob Morgan - Clarinet, Saxophone Richard Sadler - Double Bass Rory McLeod, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Spoons, Tap shoes. The wonderful newsounds of 'The Strangers', straddles the borders of Folk, World, soul, Jazz and Latin. http://thefamiliarstrangers.co.uk

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The Karen Matheson Band

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-¬group Capercaillie, Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums , performed in over thirty countries and provided music for the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including recordings and performances with Algerian singer Idir, Breton singer Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes. Closer to home she has performed on the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor , Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Karen will be playing music from her new album Urram which features Indian, African as well as Celtic musicians.

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The Karen Matheson Band

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-¬group Capercaillie, Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums , performed in over thirty countries and provided music for the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including recordings and performances with Algerian singer Idir, Breton singer Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes. Closer to home she has performed on the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor , Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Karen will be playing music from her new album Urram which features Indian, African as well as Celtic musicians.

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The Karen Matheson Band

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-¬group Capercaillie, Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums , performed in over thirty countries and provided music for the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including recordings and performances with Algerian singer Idir, Breton singer Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes. Closer to home she has performed on the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor , Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Karen will be playing music from her new album Urram which features Indian, African as well as Celtic musicians.

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Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 ---------------------------------------------- Alex Cumming (The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (Speldosa) are an exciting Box & Fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England and beyond. They are both recent graduates of the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree and were New Roots Finalist in 2014. The last couple of years has seen Alex & Nicola build up a great reputation performing at some top venues and festivals including Towersey Village Festival, Whitby Folk Week, Sidmouth Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival, Sage Gateshead and more. 2016 see's the release of Alex and Nicola's much anticipated debut album 'Across The Water' on Haystack Records, which will be accompanied by launch tours in the UK, USA and Canada. With Alex's rhythmic danceable accordion style & strong voice and Nicola's stunning and gutsy fiddle playing, the duo create a big sound and give a new voice to the wonderful canon of English Folk Music.

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

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A Touch Of Texas With Jarrod Dickenson

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Tunbridge Wells Velo House Music Club 7:00pm

We are extremely proud to say Jarrod Dickenson is coming all the way from Texas via Brooklyn New York to play some of his amazing Americana for us. Biography Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, now based in Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe. Jarrod's critically acclaimed album 'The Lonesome Traveler' and his EP 'Songs From Willow St' paved the way for him to tour the UK, Ireland and Europe extensively over the last several years, gaining him legions of fans, including BBC radio hosts Dermot O'Leary, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Janice Long, Robert Elms and Alex Lester - all of whom have played Jarrod's music on their shows. 2015 was a banner year for Jarrod with breakout performances at Glastonbury and Larmer Tree Festival, and highly successful tours supporting the legendary Don McLean in Ireland and Europe, and a 21 date tour of the UK supporting The Waterboys. The day after the month-long tour with The Waterboys ended, Jarrod found himself hunkered down at Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne, England along with friends and musical cohorts for five days in early December to record his next album, which is currently slated for a 2016 release. "If you can catch him, you should...he reminds me of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for. - No Depression "An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 "Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review) "Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6

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Keith James. Unicef Concerts. The Music Of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children's appeal. The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide. Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues,he was awarded the 'Man of Peace' award by the Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself; Keith James is one of the most active and inventive performers on this Country's concert scene. All of his concerts are based on dedicated studies of poets and songwriters with whom both he himself and audiences identify as having a quality and integrity far above the norm.. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' (The Independent) 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' (Sunday Times) 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' (The Guardian)

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Galleons, Bear And The Woods, Jess Bishop & Russell Swallow

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

The foundations of Galleons were layed during the summer of 2012. Based in London & Utrecht, the Netherlands, the band draws on a wide range of influences from folk, rock, jazz & classical genres to create a diverse and original sound. 2013 saw the band play a handful of shows in the Netherlands, whilst working on a handful of songs for their self-titled debut E.P. February 2014 saw the release of this recording, and was followed by a March U.K. tour and numerous shows throughout the Netherlands. Support comes from the Folk'nRoll of Bear and The Woods, Jess Bishop & Russell Swallow. Galleons - https://www.facebook.com/thegalleons/timeline Bear and The Woods - https://www.facebook.com/bearandthewoods/timeline Jess Bishop - https://www.facebook.com/jessbishopmusic/?fref=ts Russell Swallow - https://www.facebook.com/RussellSwallow

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Lucy Ward

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Guernsey Fermain Tavern 7:00pm

The amazing Lucy Ward makes her first visit to Guernsey, following two hugely successful appearances at Sark Folk Festival. The BBC Folk Award winner brings her Blue Sky Tour to the famous Fermain Tavern in St Peter Port, which has hosted such great names as Elton John, Georgie Fame, Skindred and Wilko Johnson.

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Elle Osborne

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

Rearranged date after Elle's bout of laryngitis put paid to her night at The Greys. terrace cred. presents: A very welcome return to The Greys (after she enticed Trembling Bells along to play last year). Sussex-based, from the Lincolnshire coast, inspired by the language and beauty of folk song, Elle Osborne is a singer / fiddler / contemporary songwriter / sound collagist - a performer steeped in tradition and place, with shades of Shirley Collins. Elle's work figures in many 'best of the year' lists. Her vocals are' ...a cross between Lal Waterson and Nico' Alex Neilson, Trembling Bells

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Blues 'n' Grooves

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Ascot Jagz 7:30pm

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John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Bishop's Castle Three Tuns Inn 7:30pm

John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband returns to the 3 Tuns as part of his "3 Castles, 3 Breweries, 4 Walks" tour of the Marches in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. John and his band 'The Reluctant Ramblers' are joined by local musician Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba). See www.jj-rr.org/walks-in-2016 for further information.

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Thomas Ford

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

A one man blues cyclone a 6 foot 4, Delta guitar picking, blues shouting giant and fire-breathing harmonica colossus. Astonishing audiences with his box fresh, self-penned solid gold blues renditions, his copious recorded works have graced the airwaves from Luton to Laos, his travels have taken him from Birmingham to Bucharest. That's why he is hailed THE 'rising star of British blues' and it's very, very easy to hear why"

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Jam Hot Presents: New Kid In Town Plus Toya Delazy

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at London Proud Camden 7:00pm

NEW KID IN TOWN Upon his return to Proud Camden New Kid In Town will be running a very special set, including a solo acoustic performance of tracks from his latest release " Acoustic Prayers" and a few numbers from "Days & Nights" with his band: Nick Gordon (Bass, Double Bass) , Simon Yates (guitar) and Ross Craib (Drums). BIO New Kid In Town started performing in London in September 2006. After earning many different residencies at most major underground venues across London including 93Ft East,Proud Camden, Bar Music Hall etc.. he started working at his debut album "Days & Nights". "Days & Nights" is an eclectic work where many different elements from Rock to Jazz, Blues and Reggae merge into a new style. A sooothing and uplifting alternative pop rock . New Kid In Town music is downright in the tradition of those very few music artisans who crafted their own unique style and sound. TOYA DELAZY Toya Delazy, is a South African singer, pianist, dancer and performer. While signed to Sony Music Africa. Delazy was nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category at the 2013 BET Awards

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Gillian Frame- Album Launch Show

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00am

Gillian Frame launches 'Pendulum' her first solo album since 2001's Gillian Frame and Back of the Moon. Tonight Gillian will be joined by 'Pendulum' producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass, ace guitarist Tia Files and award winning bassist Euan Burton. Gillian was a founder member of multi award winning band Back of the Moon and has played with The Unusual Suspects, Breabach, Deaf Shepard, Findlay Napier and many more. In a review of 'Pendulum' by Living Tradition Magazine they describe Gillian as an enviably talented performer with a sure and considered touch on the fiddle and a dusky, breathy voice that has the gift of being able to transport the listener straight to a Scottish fireside.

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Gillian Frame- Album Launch Show

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00am

Gillian Frame launches 'Pendulum' her first solo album since 2001's Gillian Frame and Back of the Moon. Tonight Gillian will be joined by 'Pendulum' producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass, ace guitarist Tia Files and award winning bassist Euan Burton. Gillian was a founder member of multi award winning band Back of the Moon and has played with The Unusual Suspects, Breabach, Deaf Shepard, Findlay Napier and many more. In a review of 'Pendulum' by Living Tradition Magazine they describe Gillian as an enviably talented performer with a sure and considered touch on the fiddle and a dusky, breathy voice that has the gift of being able to transport the listener straight to a Scottish fireside.

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We Steal Flyers @ The Longplay Cafe

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Newcastle Long Play Cafe 6:30am

Long Play Cafe 48-52 Quayside, Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JF Phone:07800 938247

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New Roots Presents: Dai & The Ramblers/ Ned Roberts

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

New Roots nights mean acoustic music with an emphasis on high grade musicianship- alt. folk, trad folk, Americana, country blues, world music, modern chamber styles and more. It's cosy and candle lit there's and a no talking during the show policy. 4-piece Dai & The Ramblers recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at legendary Toe Rag studios in 2013. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They're a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicains, we're really looking forward to this one!! "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) WATCH DAI & THE RAMBLERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxaU2kx66nQ One of the finest artists to grace the New Roots sessions, Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and rthe Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music "...a warm treat. Roberts is a fine guitar picker, his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin." Observer 4 stars. 'An understated gem' - The Independent on Sunday '...so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 Uncut

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Wirral Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7pm

RALPH McTELL, EDDI READER, OYSTERBAND, HEIDI TALBOT, JEZ LOWE & the BAD PENNIES, FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE, Joe Topping, Becky Mills, BarlowCree, Two Coats Colder, Granny's Attic, Welcomme, Finnan & Chrimes, Chris Bannister (John Denver tribute act), Gerry Ffrench, Calico. FRINGE: Alterego, Brian Lupton, Clive Pownceby, Jan Lupton, Celtic Knot, Colleen Cavell, Dave Russell, Gordon Morris, Graham Bellinger, Greasby Ukes, Jo Pue, John Finnan, John Warburton, Ian Campbell, Jill & Terry Jobson, Mel Barratt, Neston Strummers, Sheffield Steel Rappers, Steve Canavan, Stewart Lever, Sue Farley, The Marrowbones, The Vintage Rockers, Vocal Point, Will Morgan. Children aged under 11 years - will be allowed entry for FREE (provided they are accompanied by an adult)

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Mondomix

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Calbourne Water Mill 9:00am

MondoMix 3/4/5 June 2016 www.mondomix.uk Let us introduce you to the best music you didn't know you liked! Children 17yrs and under will only be allowed entry to the event when accompanied by a responsible adult

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Wizz Jones In Concert

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Wizz Jones, a renowned blues guitarist, is one of the most influential players of the past 40 years. He is credited as an influence on a generation of greats, from Nick Drake to Rod Stewart, as well as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Pete Paphides, the music writer and fan of Wizz Jones told the BBC Today programme: "The 60s were a really golden age for folk and blues guitarists. The aren't too many of them left around now who's playing is just as expressive and magical as Wizz's." The acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, who lives in Balham, south-west London, has been performing since the late 1950s and has released 20 solo records, most of them independently. Despite working with many notable musicians, the folk singer has not achieved anywhere near the level of fame some of his protégés have; the Scottish guitarist Bert Jansch once said of Mr Jones: I think he's the most underrated guitarist ever. Why has he never hit the big-time? Mr Jones claims he doesn't have personality for it: he has a reputation for being a musician's musician. In 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his sold-out Wrecking Ball concert in Berlin with Mr Jones's song When I Leave Berlin though he failed to mention the name of the man who penned the track. Keith Richards has previously discussed skipping classes at art school in order to meet up with Mr Jones, who taught him how to play blues guitar in the toilet, and Rod Stewart claims that the two travelled together in the early 1960s.

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Wizz Jones In Concert

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Wizz Jones, a renowned blues guitarist, is one of the most influential players of the past 40 years. He is credited as an influence on a generation of greats, from Nick Drake to Rod Stewart, as well as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Pete Paphides, the music writer and fan of Wizz Jones told the BBC Today programme: "The 60s were a really golden age for folk and blues guitarists. The aren't too many of them left around now who's playing is just as expressive and magical as Wizz's." The acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, who lives in Balham, south-west London, has been performing since the late 1950s and has released 20 solo records, most of them independently. Despite working with many notable musicians, the folk singer has not achieved anywhere near the level of fame some of his protégés have; the Scottish guitarist Bert Jansch once said of Mr Jones: I think he's the most underrated guitarist ever. Why has he never hit the big-time? Mr Jones claims he doesn't have personality for it: he has a reputation for being a musician's musician. In 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his sold-out Wrecking Ball concert in Berlin with Mr Jones's song When I Leave Berlin though he failed to mention the name of the man who penned the track. Keith Richards has previously discussed skipping classes at art school in order to meet up with Mr Jones, who taught him how to play blues guitar in the toilet, and Rod Stewart claims that the two travelled together in the early 1960s.

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Sam Carter Band

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

We at TLR first got hooked on Sam's music after being given a copy of his EP, the beautiful and haunting 'Here In The Ground' and after the release of his debut album Keepsakes in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. Sam has since supported Bellowhead on a UK tour, performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council's Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny', performed on major venue and festival stages in his own right and walked away with Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam's second album The No Testament was released in August 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based songwriting by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his songwriting. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2's 'Laterwith Jools Holland' in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special 'The Enigma of Nic Jones' aired September 2013. The collaborative spirit of The No Testament has since inspired several projects: Sam has written and toured with Canadian songstress Catherine MacLellan, and performed in Pakistan with virtuoso South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel as part of the British Council's Folk Nations initiative. Another project culminated in a live TV performance on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, where Sam showcased songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo as part of Refugee Week 2013. Playing with his own band for tonight's show, Sam will be back again in October with Jim Moray, fronting the electric folk mayhem of False Lights! 'The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' - Jon Boden 'The work of a great songwriter in the making' - Guitar & Bass 'His songs look set to stand the test of time and to be covered by others in turn' - R2

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Crawfordjohn Village Hall 7:30pm

Concert starts 20.00

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Crawfordjohn Village Hall 7:30pm

Concert starts 20.00

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Tibetan Monks: The Power Of Compassion

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:30pm

Tibetan Chant, mantras, music and dance performed by Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. A magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe over the last decade. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by Tantric instruments from antiquity, including conch-shell trumpets, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, meditation bells and the shattering sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns, the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet and offer an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all. The performance includes introductory explanations allowing audiences to gain more insight into this endangered world. As well as the main performance, there is also an interactive workshop available beforehand. This starts at 5pm and finishes at 6:30pm, and tickets for this are listed under the 'concessions' banner. The Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps. A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate and teaching some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer offers an insight into monastic life, and an additional introduction to the evening's performance. Tickets are available for the show and the workshop separately, and so customers may choose to attend either or both as they wish. Full Price Ticket £10 = The Power of Compassion performance Concession Work Shop Ticket £5 = The Tashi Lhunpo workshop The bundle ticket of Workshop, Show and Meal for £20 is available exclusively from our Box Office.

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Tibetan Monks: The Power Of Compassion

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:30pm

Tibetan Chant, mantras, music and dance performed by Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. A magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe over the last decade. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by Tantric instruments from antiquity, including conch-shell trumpets, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, meditation bells and the shattering sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns, the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet and offer an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all. The performance includes introductory explanations allowing audiences to gain more insight into this endangered world. As well as the main performance, there is also an interactive workshop available beforehand. This starts at 5pm and finishes at 6:30pm, and tickets for this are listed under the 'concessions' banner. The Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps. A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate and teaching some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer offers an insight into monastic life, and an additional introduction to the evening's performance. Tickets are available for the show and the workshop separately, and so customers may choose to attend either or both as they wish. Full Price Ticket £10 = The Power of Compassion performance Concession Work Shop Ticket £5 = The Tashi Lhunpo workshop The bundle ticket of Workshop, Show and Meal for £20 is available exclusively from our Box Office.

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Blue Rose Code

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 8:00pm

BLUE ROSE CODE, (Ross Wilson solo) - Performance starts at 8:30PM "Blue Rose Code is a very important emerging singer/ songwriter." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "This is simply beautiful, I am a folk convert." Emma Freud, BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends "Imagine John Martyn meeting a young Van Morrison and being shipwrecked with a crate of Chet Baker records." Time Out London In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams www.bluerosecode.com www.thecoachhousestudios.co.uk

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Kat & Co

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

BC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 nominees for best duo, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts (brother of Kathryn) , combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound. Conflict Tourism is their fourth Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts noticed a common thread running through their latest crop of original songs. Conflict, whether an internal struggle between positive and negative, or a healthy body and a disease, is an everyday phenomenon captured perfectly by these 11 tracks

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Lowri Evans

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

We welcome Lowri Evans on her new album tour. In support is Harry Harris and Amy J. Tickets are £5 adv £7 on the door. Pre-book from the ticket link above or pop into the shop. Doors at 7pm. Lowri Evans 9.45-10.30 Harry Harris 8.50-9.30 Amy J 8.00-8.35 Lowri Evans To date Lowri's career has been the very definition of 'independent'. Welsh-born, Welsh-speaking, Newport based Evans' story has not been one of hype or hyperbole, overnight success or big record company intervention but the story of an artist whose faith in herself and her songs has never wavered. As a consequence her musical journey has not always been easy but it has always been interesting. From a wellspring of innate talent and a voice that holds audiences spellbound she has worked resolutely - with a little help from family and friends, of course - to realise her dream of making music for a living. Integral to all she has done has been Lowri's pride in being Welsh, her homeland's rich musical heritage an inspiration and springboard into performing. As a result she has always written, sung and made records in the Welsh language as well as in English. As one critic commented, 'Lowri Evans is a major talent in any language' (Hot Press). Honing her skills through gigging, writing and recording, Lowri set up her own label, Shimi: "Shimi was going to be the name of my college band in Newcastle where I was notorious for 'shimmying' in bars and clubs!" When, in 2013, Corner Of My Eye ('one of the albums of this or any other year' R2) began picking up airplay on Radio 2, was play listed on BBC Radio Wales and led to an 'Under The Apple Tree Session' with Bob Harris, it was the result of recommendations from music industry peers, of fans requesting tracks be played and venues finding audiences wanted her back. By then, she was already a star in Wales, her songs regularly aired on BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales and she'd made many appearances on S4C TV shows such as 'Heno', 'Bandit', 'Nodyn' and 'Noson Lawen'. In June 2014 her song 'Gadael y gorffennol' ('Leaving The Past') was immediately made 'Track Of The Week' on BBC Radio Cymru, residing on the station's official play list for three months! Tracks from this and her earlier records have proved a moveable feast, aired around the world while she herself has toured in the USA, appearing 'live' in 2014 on radio shows in Nashville, performing at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City in 2015 ... leaving with lots of invitations to return. 2016 UK Festivals already include Underneath the Stars, Warwick Festival, Bamfest, Tredegar House Festival and Village Pump Festival. www.lowrievans.co.uk www.facebook.com/Lowri-Evans-88398228520 www.twitter.com/lowrievansmusic Harry Harris Details soon Amy J Details soon The fully licensed bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake and crisps. No other food aor drink to be brought onto the premises. www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com

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Drop The Floor

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

High Energy Traditional Irish Music from the Heart of Lancashire DTF is a four piece vocal and instrumental group based in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Firmly rooted in the traditional music and songs of Ireland but also taking from Scotland and Lancashire, the band features Steven Johnston on Uilleann Pipes, Martin Baptie on Fiddle, Richard Moss on Guitar and Vocals and Daniel Burke on Tenor Banjo.

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Tir Na Nog

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

Making a rare appearance here in Cornwall, and specially for the Charles Causley Festival, Music @ No8 is delighted to present Irish music giants, Tir na nOg Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting. Songs like Condell's 'Our Love Will Not Decay', 'Eyelids Into Snow' and 'Two White Horses', and O'Kelly's 'Piccadilly', 'So Freely' and 'Looking Up' are as good as anything Ireland's produced in the past four decades. They were signed to Chrysalis Records in May 1970 within days of arriving in London, suitcases and guitars in hand. Tir na nOg recorded three timeless albums for the label. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many of his famous Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70's, as well as headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows. 2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, 'The Dark Dance' their first since 1973, receiving glowing reviews. Doors open at 6.30pm To reserve a table for delicious pre-gig food from the No8 kitchen, please call 01566 777369 Follow Tir na nOg and find out more about their music from their website

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Laura J Martin

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Following the release of her acclaimed sophomore album Dazzle Days, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura J Martin is back with new album On The Never Never, released in March on Shape Records via Kartel Music Group. On The Never Never tells of the disconnect Martin felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats. With former thriving communities dissolved, Paul Kingsnorth's 2009 study of a nation losing its identity, Real England, loomed large in her mind when writing the album: 'Everywhere is becoming the same as everywhere else.' What better antidote to the homogenisation of culture, communities and individuality than ripping up your own rule book and 'veering from the norm to truly experience life'? A different approach was needed so she flew to the USA to make the album. 'It was written on the piano with the intention of getting other players involved as I wanted to make this record differently than I had before,' Laura says. A chance conversation with Lambchop's Matt Swanson and Tony Crow proved fruitful and they planted the seeds of an idea in Martin's head that recording in Nashville and working with Mark Nevers was a real possibility. Swanson and Crow join the all-star band for On The Never Never, alongside Silver Jews' Brian Kotzur on drums and The Jesus Lizard's Duane Denison reviving Fame-era Jimmy Johnson on electric guitar. Of recording in Nashville, Martin says: 'It was a chance to totally surrender to new surroundings, step into the unfamiliar and see where it would go. I like that Mark can do the traditional Nashville system style recordings but has a background in punk rock and making things work no matter the budget or situation. His records always sound great fat, round and never trad. He also makes the best sandwiches.' Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote On The Never Never skips through waltz timings, bears influences from Scott Walker to the Compass Point Allstars and picks up a guest vocal from Benjamin Zephaniah along the way. With On The Never Never, Martin has produced a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and tongue in cheek looks at those in charge. 'A musician of startling originality Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush and Joanna Newsom' The Sunday Times 'An extraordinary and eclectic mix of flute, loops, mandolin and xylophone' Uncut

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Fred's House

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Fred's House are touring the UK in support of their much anticipated second studio album Faultlines, set for release in Spring 2016. The band hailing from Cambridge, mix elements of Folk/Pop, Country, Rock and West Coast with a 70's retro vibe but presented in a fresh and modern way. The five piece have racked up 400 gigs in the past 5 years and are rapidly gaining a following and reputation for their outstanding live shows across the UK, having scooped two awards at the Annual NMG Awards; 'Best Folk/Roots Band' and 'Audience Choice Award' as voted for by the public. Fred's House released their debut album Bonnie & Clyde in 2014 to critical acclaim, grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. With festival performances on the main stage at the Acoustic Festival of Britain and Cambridge Folk Festival under their belt, the band has also supported the likes of Eddi Reader, Ward Thomas and The Shires, received national airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Wales, live sessions on BBC Introducing and championed by Radio 2 Bob Harris' when invited to perform for his 'Under the Apple Tree' sessions. A must see band!

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Helter Skelter With Town Of Cats + The Curious Sounds

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Gyp-Hop * Ska * Latino * New Orleans Jazz * Ragtime * Waltz * Steampunk * Sea Shanties * Circus Funk * Klezmer Town of Cats spit out fairytales of their former lives over brassy, skanking funk-folk, their songs rich in starry-eyed childhood wonder and lusty teenage highs, yowling and hissing at the moon with a longing for something bigger and brighter than beige southern towns and the work-drink-sleep-repeat monotony of young adulthood. They twisted and stomp and yell, blowing and hammering away at their trumpets, sax, trombones, guitars, drums, cowbells, rainsticks and synths, wild grooves spilling forth from fingers and fangs. The Curious Sounds appear in flexible numbers of between 3 and 6 musicians with an intriguing array of instruments. Vocals, accordion, piano, sousaphone, tuba, bass trombone, borrowed beer bottles, cello, violin, viola and exotic percussion are all on the menu. Playing mainly original songs, the band is influenced by a range of styles from New Orleans jazz and ragtime via English sea shanties to Eastern European klezmer. The resulting show (in outfits that may have been fashionable in the 1890s) is full of theatrical movement and humour and has been entertaining audiences at festivals from Caversham to Gothenburg.

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John Crampton

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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... "... john crampton does not so much approach the raw blues of howlin' wolf, john lee hooker and bukka white with reverence as wrestle it to the floor and stamp his unique mark on it ..." blues matters magazine " ... john crampton, an amazing one man blues band with steely reverberating guitar and harmonica galore ... his playing was like a locomotive, his singing like an angry chainsaw as he steamed through his set .." bbc southern counties " .. next was john crampton ... his blues are down and dirty ... a voice sounding like an earthquake ... we thought we had slipped way down south to the mississippi ..." mrs yarirngton " ... john is one of those idiosyncratic british musicians like lol coxhill or evan parker maybe, who have taken a musical form, in this case blues, and adapted and evolved it into their own peculier voice ... john's music is essentially blues but replaces the characteristics with his own idioms: shuffling 12 bar blues rhytm are replaced with up tempo 4/4 metronomically measured out on a simple foot pedal ... instead of a formulaic flattened guitar chords, john's playing is an ecletic mix of flamenco, west african ju-ju slide, country and punk ... the tin guitar occasionally treated as a percussion instrument augmented by hand claps and foot taps ... layered over this is crampton's gritty, growled minimal vocal and harmonica playing which again avoids blues stereotypes and harmonically adds to the range of the music creating a "big sound" like an irish string section moving loosely along with the guitars ..." stalker magazine "... powerful attacking style ... john crampton takes no prisoners ..." blues in london " ... suddenly it's like being hit by a baseball bat repeatedly without any let up ... incredibly intense ... it was one of the most exciting musical experiences I've ever had ... you feel a bit like you are in a wind tunnel with your hair blowing back and your teeth exposed ... for sheer passion and balls alone it's a must see ..." billy bonkers Hebden Bridge Blues Festival Main Stage ... John Crampton just about brought the whole building down. This was a quite breath-taking performance by a phenomenal musician who brought the clamouring audience to its feet on more than one occasion and had everyone shouting for more. John is a complete orchestra of sound. Voice, acoustic, national steel, pick, slide, banjo, harp...he picks you up, shakes you warmly by the throat and throws you around the room while you try and hang on to your seat. This was exciting blues and blue grass of the very top quality. John's intensity and furious attack is totally compelling and his skills totally beyond question. When a single artist sitting on a small chair on a big stage can get hundreds of blues fans off their heads with mad loud pleasure then he is pretty damn good. If you were at this gig you knew you were in the presence of a mighty talent. If you weren't? Rush to the next one..." Blues Man in the Hat " ... amazing that this one slight seeming figure can stir up such a crescendoo of foot stomping blues and bluegrass. Slide guitar, banjo and harmonica by turns whipping up a storm of powerful sound round his astonishing voice. He really gets the place jumping. Come and see John Crampton. You won't be disappointed ..." The Mesmerist "John Crampton ... hang on to your britches, the hurricane is a headin' this a way..." Hebden Blues Festival " ... you can practically fry eggs on the man as he radiates energy into the room ... his gravel -gargling voice is a perfect compliment to his 1930's national steel guitar, harmonica and footboard ... the sounds he produces have astonishing depth ..." bill grainger (beaford arts). " ... totally compelling ... furious energy ... he blew me away ..." netrhytms "... powerful attacking style ... john crampton takes no prisoners ..." blues in london "... johncrampton does not so much approach the raw blues of howlin' wolf, john lee hooker and bukka white with reverence as wrestle it to the floor and stamp his unique mark on it ..." blues matters magazine " ...rough house emotionality and gutsy physical immediacy like nothing I have ever heard ..." netrhythms

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Let's Misbehave! With The Filthy Spectacula + Guests

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Punk, Pirate Shanties, Ska, Punk, Dark Cabaret, Dark Folk, Southern Gothic, Steampunk and Blues at Jamboree. Laiden with creative souls, swaggering under the influence of the old sounds of the Victorian steampunk fair, The Filthy Spectacula are a chivalrous ghost tale of a band, whipping up a dancing Gypsy storm, spewing crackling violin-infused waltzes that pack your soul in a knapsack and scarper off into the night.

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Down In The Basement! Rob Corcoran & The Necessary Evils/ Blind Atlas/ Ben Hemming

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Harrison, nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk. Adv tickets £6/ Door price £7 Doors 7.30 pm DOWN IN THE BASEMENT is a monthly Friday night of rockin' country, blues, alt/indie folk and rock'n'roll in The Harrison basement. Three live bands each night, the basement bar will be open, the stereo will be loud and the chairs will be cleared away so get yer dancin' shoes on! Rob Corcoran and the Necessary Evils is a coming-together of Corcoran's 'heartfelt' songs energised and enriched by his alt-country super-group, The Necessary Evils, whose members include Lyle Zimmerman (Bouzouki, Mandolin) Basia Bartz (Violin) Jamie Shaw (Drums) and Anna Robinson (Bass and backing vocals). Steeped in the influence of American folk and roots music, served up with a Dublin accent. I implore you check him out, don't let me down, because this guy is rather special. Americana UK 9/10 "From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture". Anne Frankenstein: Resonance FM (UK) Musical cohorts of cult UK artists The Earlies, Anglo-American alt-folk band Blind Atlas recently released their debut album 'Kodiak Bear' to critical acclaim: 'country blues grooving to a Burritos beat, hints of Exile on Main Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus' - Classic Rock Magazine. They combine great musicianship with sweet harmonies and a set full of heavyweight songs that reference the last forty years of classic Americana, from Neil Young and the Burrito Brothers all the way up to Band of Horses, The National, The Felice Brothers and Ryan Adams. Playing as a trio for Down In The Basement, Ben Hemming is a hard-edged rhythm and blues songwriter who counts Howlin' Wolf, Son House and LEadbelly amongst his influences. 'Hemming is cast as the troubadour, his holler is passionate one minute, world-weary the neext as he recalls the blues of the Missisippi Delats while capturing the spirit of tye neat poest on the road. Blues Magazine

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James Leg

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Stockton-on-Tees The Moby Grape 8:30pm

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Halsway Hothouse Festival

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 12:00pm

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Steve Morrison Band - Tribute To Jj Cale

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Return by popular demand of this fantastic show

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Tashi Lhunpo Monks

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. Eight Tibetan monks bring a moving insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance with a performance that includes contemplative and mesmerising chants of Buddhist texts and mantras plus majestic, brocade-costumed, masked dances. Ancient musical instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used: the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums and meditation bells. In addition the powerful sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique endangered culture.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monks

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. Eight Tibetan monks bring a moving insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance with a performance that includes contemplative and mesmerising chants of Buddhist texts and mantras plus majestic, brocade-costumed, masked dances. Ancient musical instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used: the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums and meditation bells. In addition the powerful sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique endangered culture.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monks

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. Eight Tibetan monks bring a moving insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance with a performance that includes contemplative and mesmerising chants of Buddhist texts and mantras plus majestic, brocade-costumed, masked dances. Ancient musical instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used: the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums and meditation bells. In addition the powerful sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique endangered culture.

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Ninebarrow @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

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 Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo', 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. 'In their close harmonies and rural imagery, Ninebarrow occupy the middle ground between Simon & Garfunkel and Seth Lakeman: a place of lyricism, longing and masterly songwriting' (Rick Pearson, Evening Standard Music Critic) Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.ninebarrow.co.uk/

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Colchester Theatricool Performing Arts Studio 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times). Please note that this is the Theatricool Studio on Belle Vue Road; not London Road.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Amaraterra's monthly sizzling Southern Italian party at Jamboree, an uplifting evening of passionate live music and dance performances! Amaraterra is the first Pizzica ensemble in London- performing traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. A 'Pizzica' is the malicious bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison you must dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine. It is one of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Expect a flourish of instruments, colour and movement.

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Betty & The Bootleggers

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authentic Vintage Gospel infused Rhythm and Blues from Betty Wilde and her merry band of Bootleggers. This 5 piece band play the more obscure sounds of the best decade of all, the 50's. Betty's influences include LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Varetta Dillard, Little Richard and Koko Taylor. The Bootlegger band includes Double Bass, Sax/Harmonica, Guitar and Drums.

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The Jar Family

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Backwater Roll Blues Band

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Backwater Roll Blues Band

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Square Roots Promotions Americana Charity Fundraising Show For Histiouk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 6:30am

Evening Show (£10 a ticket - 100% of ticket money goes towards the charity) 7.00 - Gareth & Louis Howells 7.15 - Megan Linford 7.45 - The Jamie Freeman Agreement 8.30 - Porchlight Smoker 9.15 - The Jigantics *Note that doors open at 6.30pm* We are absolutely thrilled to be able to organise a charity show for the wonderful children's cancer charity www.HistioUK.org who are doing some fabulous work in the field of promoting and funding scientific research into uncovering not only the causes of all histolytic diseases, which include Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis and Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, but also ensuring early diagnosis, effective treatment and a cure. The charity aims to support parents and their families as well as raise public and professional awareness of histolytic disorders. We were originally altered to the charity by 2 of Square Roots regular supporters, who have been directly affected by the disease. Their grandson was diagnosed with LCH, and having talked to them about how it has affected their grandson, and indeed all of the families lives, we immediately jumped at the chance to at least try and lend a helping hand the best way we could. Artists from the local music scene to the national Americana scene, have responded brilliantly by volunteering their services ABSOLUTELY FREE. In a lot of cases this means travelling many miles to play for this brilliant cause. To be honest, we have been totally knocked out by the response and support shown not just by the acts playing, but by those who we just couldn't fit on the bill. There were so many more musicians who also voiced their support - we thank you so much, and hope that you all understand that we can only fit in so many on the day. We must also thank the awesome Steve and Julia Hender who have been superbly generous, and are donating the use of the Square Tower for free, for the whole day. Top banana! There will be collection buckets around during both the daytime and evening concerts and of course please feel free to donate as much or as little as you can afford. However, the evening show will be ticketed, limited to 100 people only, and 100% of the ticket sales monies will go directly to the charity. Please help to support our wonderful artists by purchasing their CD's! Please help to support our venue too by buying lots of food and drink! As you can see from the line up, there really is such a wonderful array of musical talent on show, both during the daytime and evening shows. Afternoon Show (Free Entry) Doors Open 12.00pm. 12.30 - The Courtiers 1.10 - Dan Ogus 1.50 - Joe Houghton-Gisby 2.30 - Jonas and Jane 3.10 - Wood Wire & Words 3.50 - Marion Fleetwood & Gregg Cave (afternoon headliners) The Courtiers - Transatlantic foot-stomping folk! Dan Ogus - A rare solo show from the singer / songwriter! Joe Houghton-Gisby - Young Portsmouth-based Blues influenced guitarist and singer! Jonas & Jane - Surrey-based Americana harmony duo (Brilliant - Chris Evans, Radio 2)! Wood, Wire & Words - Family band in true good home bluegrass fashion! Marion Fleetwood & Gregg Cave - 2 national stars of the UK folk music scene.Amazing to have them headlining the afternoon show! Gareth & Louis Howells - Bemis frontman and songwriter with his young son Louis! Megan Linford - Upcoming young Portsmouth folk singer / songwriter! The Jamie Freeman Agreement - Lewes band who set about defining English Americana! Porchlight Smoker - Square Roots favourites - rockin' bluegrass to make your heart sing! The Jigantics - More Square Roots favourites - rockin' americana that will blow your socks off! For those of you purchasing tickets for the evening show - there will no doubt be lots of surprises in store, so be prepared for anything to happen (musically of course)! This will really be a unique one-off event of it's kind. So many great musicians playing in one place on one day for an amazing charity. We really hope that you'll be able to come along and support the day. THANK YOU ALL!

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Urban Soundscapes Of Interwar Rebetiko

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. 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 3.15pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: The project brings together two of the most important instruments of the interwar rebetiko music culture: the santur and the oud. The duet leans on the wide harmonic spectrum of the santur, and the oud's clear melodic print to interpret the rich affective modalities of rebetiko songs. At times nostalgic and mesmerising, at others violent and hedonistic the repertoire performed crafts an atmospheric yet colourful tour to the urban soundscapes of interwar rebetiko. Beyond Greece the duet has appeared in musical venues and festivals in Alger (Algeria), in Lyon, Paris, Bourges, St-Etienne (France), in London (England) and in Brussels (Belgium). Band/Musicians: Evgenios Voulgaris vocals & oud Ourania Lampropoulou santouri Evgenios Voulgaris' interest in traditional music started in 1992. Around the same time he completed his studies in Byzantine music. A multi-instrumentalist himself, he has repeatedly teamed with master musicians and composers in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad. Since 1995 he has been the first mandolin in the Orchestra of Colors. Of particular interest to him is teaching. He teaches in the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, where he leads the Department of Traditional instruments. He also taught the oud, yayli tanbur, organology, and makam theory in the Department of Traditional Music at the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. Since 2006 he has also been teaching at the "Labyrinth" Musical Workshop in Crete and the "Music Village", and he is often invited to deliver seminars in Greece and abroad. As a yayli tanbur soloist he has been involved in various international projects: with Nima ben David at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris; "Flyways", a project led by Paul Winter in New York, and "The Kommeno Project" led by Guenter Baby Sommer in Germany and various countries around Europe. In 2004 he released his first personal CD entitled "Wanderings" together with the singer Dora Petridis. "The message of the prince" was followed in 2008 (in cooperation with Ch. Galanopoulos). His work includes also music for theatre. His work on rebetika includes the book "Rebetika songs of the Inner War period" firstly published in 2007 by Fagotto Publications (in cooperation with Vassilis Vantarakis) and two collaborative CDs, "Apsilies" and "Psithirizontas to rebetiko". Ourania Lampropoulou was born in Athens. She studied Byzantine music, piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and orchestra conducting in Athens and Paris. Her santouri studies took the form of an apprenticeship next to the virtuoso player, Tasos Diakogiorgis. She also studied musicology and anthropology of music (BA, MA) at the University of Athens. She is Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Arts (Paris 8 University). She taught the santouri, music ensembles and organology at the Department of Traditional Music (Technological Educational Institute of Epirus), the Department of Music Science and Art (University of Macedonia) and at the National Conservatory in Athens. As a santouri player she has teamed with bands of traditional and art music, as well as with symphonic orchestras and ensembles of contemporary music in Greece and abroad. She has taken part in recordings of Greek traditional, art and contemporary music, as well as in recordings for television, theatre and cinema productions. Since 2010 she lives permanently in Paris, where she has been working on orchestrations and orchestra conducting. As a performer she teams with groups of traditional, ancient and contemporary music.

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Urban Soundscapes Of Interwar Rebetiko

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. 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 3.15pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: The project brings together two of the most important instruments of the interwar rebetiko music culture: the santur and the oud. The duet leans on the wide harmonic spectrum of the santur, and the oud's clear melodic print to interpret the rich affective modalities of rebetiko songs. At times nostalgic and mesmerising, at others violent and hedonistic the repertoire performed crafts an atmospheric yet colourful tour to the urban soundscapes of interwar rebetiko. Beyond Greece the duet has appeared in musical venues and festivals in Alger (Algeria), in Lyon, Paris, Bourges, St-Etienne (France), in London (England) and in Brussels (Belgium). Band/Musicians: Evgenios Voulgaris vocals & oud Ourania Lampropoulou santouri Evgenios Voulgaris' interest in traditional music started in 1992. Around the same time he completed his studies in Byzantine music. A multi-instrumentalist himself, he has repeatedly teamed with master musicians and composers in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad. Since 1995 he has been the first mandolin in the Orchestra of Colors. Of particular interest to him is teaching. He teaches in the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, where he leads the Department of Traditional instruments. He also taught the oud, yayli tanbur, organology, and makam theory in the Department of Traditional Music at the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. Since 2006 he has also been teaching at the "Labyrinth" Musical Workshop in Crete and the "Music Village", and he is often invited to deliver seminars in Greece and abroad. As a yayli tanbur soloist he has been involved in various international projects: with Nima ben David at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris; "Flyways", a project led by Paul Winter in New York, and "The Kommeno Project" led by Guenter Baby Sommer in Germany and various countries around Europe. In 2004 he released his first personal CD entitled "Wanderings" together with the singer Dora Petridis. "The message of the prince" was followed in 2008 (in cooperation with Ch. Galanopoulos). His work includes also music for theatre. His work on rebetika includes the book "Rebetika songs of the Inner War period" firstly published in 2007 by Fagotto Publications (in cooperation with Vassilis Vantarakis) and two collaborative CDs, "Apsilies" and "Psithirizontas to rebetiko". Ourania Lampropoulou was born in Athens. She studied Byzantine music, piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and orchestra conducting in Athens and Paris. Her santouri studies took the form of an apprenticeship next to the virtuoso player, Tasos Diakogiorgis. She also studied musicology and anthropology of music (BA, MA) at the University of Athens. She is Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Arts (Paris 8 University). She taught the santouri, music ensembles and organology at the Department of Traditional Music (Technological Educational Institute of Epirus), the Department of Music Science and Art (University of Macedonia) and at the National Conservatory in Athens. As a santouri player she has teamed with bands of traditional and art music, as well as with symphonic orchestras and ensembles of contemporary music in Greece and abroad. She has taken part in recordings of Greek traditional, art and contemporary music, as well as in recordings for television, theatre and cinema productions. Since 2010 she lives permanently in Paris, where she has been working on orchestrations and orchestra conducting. As a performer she teams with groups of traditional, ancient and contemporary music.

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Lucy Ward

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is a multi award winning singer songwriter, her voice is a breath taking example of unique beauty. Inspired by her roots in the folk tradition, Ward writes songs about people; she never shies away from the big issues but she also has a knack of singing about the 'little moments' that shape and touch us all. Her sensitive and mature song writing belies her years. Ward has performed all over the world including two Glastonbury Festival main stages and has released three albums to widespread critical acclaim. She has won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and is the youngest person to ever be nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the year. Lucy Ward is a warm and vibrant performer with an uncanny ability to make you laugh and cry...a must see artist. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 - Folk Singer Of The Year Nominee BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 - Horizon Award Winner New album I Dreamt I Was A Bird out NOW ***** 'emotional and deeply powerful R2 **** 'Impressive and original' The Guardian **** 'Striking' The Daily Mirror 'Single Flame' MOJO #2 Best Folk Album 2013 www.lucywardsings.com

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Tia Mcgraff

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her song writing and voice, Tia's talent has been described as "haunting and soul-gripping." 6 international CD releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film/TV placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including 2010 Hamilton Music Awards), have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. Tia's latest CD release, Crazy Beautiful, was released in spring 2015. Co-written with, and produced by Colorado native Tommy Parham, it is being described as "Tia's break- through album." After moving to Music City, USA in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his music publisher. They began song writing together, broke their rule of "never date a co-writer," and on June 4, 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. Tommy will joining accompanying Tia on this tour, so expect an evening of top-notch intimate Americana.

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Tia Mcgraff

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her song writing and voice, Tia's talent has been described as "haunting and soul-gripping." 6 international CD releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film/TV placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including 2010 Hamilton Music Awards), have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. Tia's latest CD release, Crazy Beautiful, was released in spring 2015. Co-written with, and produced by Colorado native Tommy Parham, it is being described as "Tia's break- through album." After moving to Music City, USA in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his music publisher. They began song writing together, broke their rule of "never date a co-writer," and on June 4, 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. Tommy will joining accompanying Tia on this tour, so expect an evening of top-notch intimate Americana.

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Harry Harris

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Since signing to Wild Sound Recordings in 2013, Harry Harris has been building a reputation as one of the UK's most original and formidable singer/songwriters. A ruthless guitar player with a voice that moves from the explosive to the intimate, he writes songs that grab you by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let go.His last album Songs About Other People was named Folk Album of the Year by The Telegraph, and song The Ballad of Ronnie Radford was named Song of the Year by FATEA Magazine. Kitty Macfarlane's songs are charged with a sense of place more often than not her home of Somerset. Mankind's transactions with the planet, whether those of small French fishing communities, or colossal nuclear power stations, work their way into her songs, alongside a deep interest in shared human experience.

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Dysmortal Life

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Dysmortal Life is a 1 Woman Show - autobiographical with original songs . Writer David Hale. Director Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe in Doctors). Delyth Law started off as a barefooted hippy teenager mortified when her father appeared on national television playing his guitar in the nude. Thirty years later she's having virtual text relationships with evasive men on the internet. With moving songs and witty monologue, Delyth asks the question: how did the always tricky relationships between the sexes go from making love in the sand to sitting in front of a laptop in your front room in Birmingham? - Where did it all go wrong and when did it actually go right? there are no-holds barred as Law examines pivotal moments in her life thus far. Some of her frank revelations blindside us, with Law's very candid demeanour keeping us drawn in. She's a thoroughly engaging and likeable performer' 'Law has a very soulful voice, which she controls beautifully. Not only does she caress each syllable with care in English but also in French and German, effortlessly gliding between each language. (View from the Gods London) Innovative and Engaging Theatre ... Expressive and Emotional(Stratford Guide). Belly laughs Abound ... Bridget Jones in her 40's ( Stratford Herald) Tickets: £8 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Cottonopolis Guided Walk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Manchester National Football Museum 2:00pm

The Bailey Sisters are a Manchester-based folk trio who complement their close harmony singing with fiddle and guitar accompaniment. For the last Histories Festival, we premiered Cottonopolis at the Working Class Movement Library, a presentation about the textile trade in Manchester with readings, songs and poems. We now want to take it out to where it all happened - so join us for a Bailey Sisters songs-and-walking-tour around Manchester's mediaeval heart, the sites of the first Cotton Mills in Manchester, the setting for Mrs Gaskell's Mary Barton where the cotton workers lived, and the streets of Little Italy. Date: 5th June 2016 Time: 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Age: 14+ Length: 2 miles max. Suitable for wheelchairs and scooters. We will not be going in to any buildings. Start: Meet outside the Football Museum in Cathedral Gardens Finish: Outside the Crown and Kettle pub on Oldham road

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Benji Kirkpatrick & Janie Mitchell At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A new duo featuring our old pal Benji Kirkpatrick (Faustus, Bellowhead) and Janie Mitchell (Beguildy). Performing their own songs on guitars, bouzouki and hammered dulcimer, the pair sing of love, loss and longing. But don't be downhearted, their harmonies and humour will lift your spirits and their dark passion will carry you out of the ordinary into the sublime! 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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Jeni & Billy At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece 7:30pm

Sunday 5th June sees the fourth annual visit of Jeni & Billy to Thirsk. Meet Jeni & Billy "There are two kinds of music the blues and Zip A Dee Doo Dah. That's what Townes Van Zandt said. But there is a third kind, which finds the best parts of both of those kinds of music and turns it into something seamlessly American and wonderful. That third kind is Jeni & Billy music." That's the assessment of Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dillon O'Brian, who co-produced "Picnic in the Sky," the latest studio recording from the Appalachian folk duo. For the first time in their eight-year partnership, Jeni & Billy recorded with a full band a crack group of Los Angles-based musicians assembled by O'Brian and Grammy-winning co-producer, Dave Way. The result is a sparkly new sheen on the impeccable storytelling and musicianship that fans expect from Jeni & Billy. But the deep Appalachian roots of the music shine through. Novelist Lee Smith says, "Jeni and Billy's stunningly original music is as old as the hills, yet brand new at the same time. Jeni is a true poet and a born storyteller, through and through -- many of her songs contain whole novels." "Like their other records, it's organic and raw," Maverick Magazine writer Hazel Davis says. "Jeni's voice still falters beguilingly and the duo's synergy is still very much audible. This new disc is a special treat for Jeni & Billy fans, but will be a classy introduction for the uninitiated." Jeni Hankins spent every summer of her childhood in the Southwest Virginia homes of her grandmothers and every summer Sunday in the pews of the Friendly Chapel Church. My grandmother's church was Pentecostal," Jeni says. "People spoke in languages I didn't understand, they believed in a fire that did not burn, they fell down in the floor, and they sang. They sang loudly and passionately. Their singing got under my skin because it wasn't for prettiness or show -- they were hollering their story up to God with every ounce of their being. To me this is singing and this is songwriting -- to shout the story of life as an urgent message to the beyond. Hankins' approach is often compared to that of Hazel Dickens (1925-2011) and aptly so, Rob Weir of SingOut! magazine writes. Though Hankins has a smoother, less nasal voice than Dickens, it has the same born-in-the-bone twang the kind you don't get by dressing up country and scouring songbooks. Hankins also grew up in the same contiguous coal mine region that spawned Dickens, and with the same sensibilities: an appreciation for the grace of ordinary people, mountain gospel music, support for miners' unions, and a gift for finding beauty where less attuned people fail to see it. Billy Kemp's schooling in the traditions of mountain music took place in the mill village of Ellicott City, Maryland, among Appalachian migrants who had come to escape the mines and work in the mills, bringing their fiddles and banjos with them. Billy listened and learned becoming a versatile instrumentalist who can soar in any style from Rockabilly to Indian ragas. "Jeni's songs spring from the true vine, said Mary Smith, Director of the Richmond (VA) Folk Music Society. Billy is the perfect partner, skillfully accompanying Jeni with guitar, banjo and harmonies. These two are tradition bearers -- the next generation of traditional music. That Southwest Virginia catch in Jeni's voice blends perfectly with Billy's finely tuned vocal harmonies. Jeni's solid rhythmic playing provides a solid bed for Billy's syncopated and gorgeously melodic guitar and banjo solos and fills. As producer Dave way puts it, Jeni & Billy are "the sweetest, most down to earth, good people making music just like that. Their roots run deep and sprout the most fragrant flowers." - See more at: http://www.jeniandbilly.com/bio/#sthash.wFQEuBtv.dpuf

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Jeni & Billy At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece 7:30pm

Sunday 5th June sees the fourth annual visit of Jeni & Billy to Thirsk. Meet Jeni & Billy "There are two kinds of music the blues and Zip A Dee Doo Dah. That's what Townes Van Zandt said. But there is a third kind, which finds the best parts of both of those kinds of music and turns it into something seamlessly American and wonderful. That third kind is Jeni & Billy music." That's the assessment of Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dillon O'Brian, who co-produced "Picnic in the Sky," the latest studio recording from the Appalachian folk duo. For the first time in their eight-year partnership, Jeni & Billy recorded with a full band a crack group of Los Angles-based musicians assembled by O'Brian and Grammy-winning co-producer, Dave Way. The result is a sparkly new sheen on the impeccable storytelling and musicianship that fans expect from Jeni & Billy. But the deep Appalachian roots of the music shine through. Novelist Lee Smith says, "Jeni and Billy's stunningly original music is as old as the hills, yet brand new at the same time. Jeni is a true poet and a born storyteller, through and through -- many of her songs contain whole novels." "Like their other records, it's organic and raw," Maverick Magazine writer Hazel Davis says. "Jeni's voice still falters beguilingly and the duo's synergy is still very much audible. This new disc is a special treat for Jeni & Billy fans, but will be a classy introduction for the uninitiated." Jeni Hankins spent every summer of her childhood in the Southwest Virginia homes of her grandmothers and every summer Sunday in the pews of the Friendly Chapel Church. My grandmother's church was Pentecostal," Jeni says. "People spoke in languages I didn't understand, they believed in a fire that did not burn, they fell down in the floor, and they sang. They sang loudly and passionately. Their singing got under my skin because it wasn't for prettiness or show -- they were hollering their story up to God with every ounce of their being. To me this is singing and this is songwriting -- to shout the story of life as an urgent message to the beyond. Hankins' approach is often compared to that of Hazel Dickens (1925-2011) and aptly so, Rob Weir of SingOut! magazine writes. Though Hankins has a smoother, less nasal voice than Dickens, it has the same born-in-the-bone twang the kind you don't get by dressing up country and scouring songbooks. Hankins also grew up in the same contiguous coal mine region that spawned Dickens, and with the same sensibilities: an appreciation for the grace of ordinary people, mountain gospel music, support for miners' unions, and a gift for finding beauty where less attuned people fail to see it. Billy Kemp's schooling in the traditions of mountain music took place in the mill village of Ellicott City, Maryland, among Appalachian migrants who had come to escape the mines and work in the mills, bringing their fiddles and banjos with them. Billy listened and learned becoming a versatile instrumentalist who can soar in any style from Rockabilly to Indian ragas. "Jeni's songs spring from the true vine, said Mary Smith, Director of the Richmond (VA) Folk Music Society. Billy is the perfect partner, skillfully accompanying Jeni with guitar, banjo and harmonies. These two are tradition bearers -- the next generation of traditional music. That Southwest Virginia catch in Jeni's voice blends perfectly with Billy's finely tuned vocal harmonies. Jeni's solid rhythmic playing provides a solid bed for Billy's syncopated and gorgeously melodic guitar and banjo solos and fills. As producer Dave way puts it, Jeni & Billy are "the sweetest, most down to earth, good people making music just like that. Their roots run deep and sprout the most fragrant flowers." - See more at: http://www.jeniandbilly.com/bio/#sthash.wFQEuBtv.dpuf

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Softlysoftly Presents Stephen Hallam + Tim Sheinman + Toby Noble

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 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. STEPHEN HALLAM One of the driving forces behind the brilliant Before The Goldrush events, Steve's usually to be found at the sound desk, but is here in his solo singer-songwriter guise, which we know you'll love. TIM SHEINMAN A return for TIm, who may be accompanying Steve at some point. Lovely fingerpicking and singing. http://www.pedalsteeluk.com TOBY NOBLE Back again from Leeds with some fantastic guitar playing, and this time maybe some mandolin and bass too! tobynoble.co.uk As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, 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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Steve Tilston

on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. With a career spanning over 40 years he is still writing , recording and inspiring his fellow musicians. He has a new album, "Truth To Tell", which has received rave reviews.

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Kirsty Bromley

on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 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. 'Kirsty Bromley is a singer, dancer, teacher and writer of folk music within the English Tradition' "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr - BBC2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 She has been in choirs & musical ensembles from a very early age and much of her formative years involved immersion in the Brass Band tradition. This enabled her to make the transition to the 'other' English tradition, a journey which has been rich, eventful and which continues to challenge her. Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. www.kirstybromley.com

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"loved-up" Les Glover

on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

Well known recently for his support to Henry Priestman we welcome Les in his own right as singer/songwriter of many years standing. Further details on our website www.theprocessedpea.co.uk. Doors open at 6.30 for an 8pm start. We operate a first come first served system so get here as early as you can and book in at the desk on arrival. Sorry, no food.

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Vishtèn

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

For the past decade, Acadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn have acted as Francophone musical ambassadors throughout the world. This Canadian trio has dazzled audiences with their fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals, fusing Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility and rock influence. Hailing from Prince Edward Island's Evangeline area and from the most remote reaches of Quebec, the windswept Magdalen Islands, twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc join musical forces with Pascal Miousse to form a sophisticated sonic signature. Their tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion, virtuoso acoustic and electric instrumentation create an expansive sound that would be difficult to reproduce, in sheer complexity, by a quintet let alone a trio. Their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp, moog, electric guitar and percussive dance make for a unique tour de force of the traditional and contemporary. After touring extensively on three continents, the name Vishtèn is now synonymous with Acadian music worldwide. In addition to releasing five albums and performing at thousands of international festivals - from the Vancouver Olympics to France's Interceltique de Lorient - their music has been showcased on American television (ESPN) and the Japanese film, Finding Anne.

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Tir Na Nog

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell and are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting which is as good as anything Ireland's produced in the past four decades. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70s, as well as headlining their own gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows. 2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, 'The Dark Dance' - their first since 1973! It has received glowing reviews. '....oozes with prog-folk magic' (R2 Magazine) 'The Dark Dance is an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise'' (Prog Magazine) 'Each of these deceptively serene songs has an underlying mysticism, an arcane quality that cannot be denied' (Classic Rock Magazine) www.tirnanog-progfolk.com

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Tabachaniotika - Rebetika And Folk Music Of Crete With Kalia

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Kalia presents the urban and folk music of Crete along with her own songs. Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them singing and playing nay, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and daoulaki. For this exclusive concert the quartet will perform tabachaniotika, traditional Cretan songs and dances, as well as original compositions. Tabachaniotika is considered the rebetika of Crete, an amalgam of Eastern Mediterranean music with the native folk music of the island. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear this lesser-known branch of rebetiko, with songs of love, life and existential grief. Band/Musicians: Kalia - vocals, nay, thiaboli Vassilis Chatzimakris - lyra, mandolin Nikos Ziarkas - laouto Theodoris Ziarkas - double bass

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Tabachaniotika - Rebetika And Folk Music Of Crete With Kalia

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Kalia presents the urban and folk music of Crete along with her own songs. Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them singing and playing nay, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and daoulaki. For this exclusive concert the quartet will perform tabachaniotika, traditional Cretan songs and dances, as well as original compositions. Tabachaniotika is considered the rebetika of Crete, an amalgam of Eastern Mediterranean music with the native folk music of the island. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear this lesser-known branch of rebetiko, with songs of love, life and existential grief. Band/Musicians: Kalia - vocals, nay, thiaboli Vassilis Chatzimakris - lyra, mandolin Nikos Ziarkas - laouto Theodoris Ziarkas - double bass

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The Basement Sessions.... Featuring: Daniel Gadd + Cerian + Jake Morrell

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 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 SESSIONS at Green Note is a new monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! This month featuring... Daniel Gadd + Cerian + Jake Morrell DANIEL GADD is a songwriter from South Africa. He lived in Spain for a year before moving to London in 2015. Some of his biggest influences are Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon & The Tallest Man on Earth. His first album, As if in a dream I drifted at sea, was recorded by the ocean in Kalk Bay, Cape Town; sounds of the street, birds and passing trains can be heard blending into the songs. Best listened to when the rain is a-fallin', the wind is a-howlin' and your one true love just sailed away to Italy. London singer-songwriter, CERIAN, has been described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar. She has been a BBC Introducing featured artist and has been played nationally on BBC Radio on a number of occasions in the past year, to much critical acclaim. Having sung with the likes of Radiohead, Sam Smith, Imogen Heap, Rhodes, Amber Run, Laura Mvula, Luke Sital-Singh, Newton Faulkner, Rachel Sermanni, Sam Brookes and Charlotte Church, Cerian is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary ethereal folk. JAKE MORRELL is a Singer-Songwriter from the stunning countryside of Norfolk who is bridging the gap between traditional American Country music and British Folk. At the end of 2015, Morrell was honoured to not only have his single Wire & Thorns played on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 show but asked to come in for a live session as well. This lead to Morrell being contacted by Emily Eavis and offered a spot for Glastonbury 2016. Jake released his brand new EP The Greenline in March 2016 which climbed up to no.5 in the country charts.

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Idiot King Presents.....kathryn Joseph

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at Oxford Modern Art 7:30pm

KATHRYN JOSEPH Kathryn Joseph released her debut album bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled in January 2015; what started as an album kickstarted by dedicated fans has quietly and organically become a much loved, critically acclaimed album of 2015 and in June became the winner of Scottish Album of the Year (the longlist included Young Fathers, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai and Paulo Nutini) Prior to her debut release Kathryn Joseph was regarded one of Scotland's best-kept secrets; prodigiously talented and criminally underrated her voice possesses the other-worldly quality comparable to Ms Newsom and Björk; but she is by no means of an ilk. Better compared with Anthony Heggarty; she is an artist in every way; unique and soulful, and at the core a beautiful unnerving truth. Kathryn Joseph's debut album "bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled" paints a delicate moving, at time visceral but always intricately beautiful description of her life until now. Lyrically compelling and sonically stunning, her album evokes a stark, cinematic journey. Written in a period during which life took Kathryn between northern bothies, east coast beaches, the forth bridges and ultimately the east end of Glasgow where she recorded the album. "One of my favourites of this year, for sure. Very special indeed." | Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music ten tracks of emotionally raw, meticulously crafted songs replete with naturalistic, gothic and intensely personal imagery | Bill Cummings, GODISINTHETVZINE a genuine uniqueness | THE METRO In an age of hype and showmanship it's quietly, organically, become one of the year's most talked about records . Tom Johnson, THE SKINNY Support from Jess Hall and coldredlight

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Joe Topping

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Martyn Joseph

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Kara

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Ruth Theodore

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Backed by soulful male vocalists, she 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. And one gets the impression this unique british artist is only just getting started. Ruth will be performing the new single from 'Cactacus' her anticipated fourth album which she recorded with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco). 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). Ruth opened for american folk legend Ani DiFranco at London's Union Chapel back in 2012 and has released three solo albums to date, receiving critical acclaim from the UK media, with reviews running in The Guardian & The Observer, national radio play on BBC Radio3 and BBC6 music, alongside rave reviews in music magazines Mojo, Q, fRoots and more. "Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyone else performing them, following none of the more conventional styles of song-writing. And it actually works." - The Guardian ★★★★ "Her tales leave you breathless" - MOJO ★★★★ -------------------------- Support from.... LINAH ROCIO Born in Santiago de Chile and currently based in Zurich, Linah Rocio's music is expressive and somewhat fragile - a mix of jazz, indie and pop with a spark of avant-garde. Her songs are encrypted in poetic language , mostly autobiographical -her voice touching yet strong. "Her voice reminds me of Nordic landscapes, which have this stoic gentle charm when under the spell of wafts of mist." - Aargauer Zeitung (Newspaper) http://linahrocio.com/

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Reg Meuross Fundraiser For Wiveliscombe Pool

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Wiveliscombe Kingsmead School 7:00am

Award winning folk singer- songwriter Reg Meuross brings songs from new album December, and a selection from his critically acclaimed repertoire. Sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.  Robin Denselow The Guardian Meuross is, quite simply, is one of the best Malcolm Carter Pennyblack Music TICKETS £12 adv/£14 otd £8 (concessions for ages 5-18 students & those on benefits) available from Wivey Post Office, Wivey House & Wivey Pool or online wegottickets.com or contact David: dp3632@gmail.com 07816 154309

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Reg Meuross Fundraiser For Wiveliscombe Pool

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Wiveliscombe Kingsmead School 7:00am

Award winning folk singer- songwriter Reg Meuross brings songs from new album December, and a selection from his critically acclaimed repertoire. Sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.  Robin Denselow The Guardian Meuross is, quite simply, is one of the best Malcolm Carter Pennyblack Music TICKETS £12 adv/£14 otd £8 (concessions for ages 5-18 students & those on benefits) available from Wivey Post Office, Wivey House & Wivey Pool or online wegottickets.com or contact David: dp3632@gmail.com 07816 154309

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Dave Arcari Live

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Aberdeen The Tunnels 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. 14+ show.

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58 Degrees North

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... 58 Degrees North + The Jack Sharp Trio 58° NORTH is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK's finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front.. After many evenings spent learning each other's playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels. JACK SHARP is the singer and guitarist with successful British psych folk-rock band Wolf People (180,000 youtube hits and counting!). In his years with the band, he has developed a keen side interest in finding, singing and interpreting folk songs from his home of Bedfordshire, inspired by the music of Nic Jones, Lal Waterson and Peter Bellamy. He plays tonight as a trio, with vocal and additional guitar accompaniment.

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Colin Pitts, Ashland And Mike Weaver

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Evesham Oat Street Chapel 7:30pm

An evening of original new material from three Midlands-based acts. Evesham's own Colin Pitts will be playing songs from his new album as well as old favourites, many of which have become folk club standards. Birmingham-based duo Ashland (Kathryn Marsh and David Sutherland) are currently working on their new CD, and looking forward to playing songs from it at this special concert. Worcestershire singer-songwriter Mike Weaver released his album 'The Others' in March and this will be the first live event showcasing some of the tracks.

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Martin Harley

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Woking Christ Church 7:00pm

Seated event. Licensed bar available.

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Chris & Kellie While

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45am

Two superb singers performing together always makes for a great experience and when they are related it becomes extra special. Such is the case with Chris and her daughter Kellie, here doing one of their infrequent duo tours. We can expect plenty of Chris's own fine songs, plus their personal favourites by writers such as Karine Polwart, David Francey and Richard Thompson. Each song (is) a showcase for the delicate, complementary powers of expression of two expert vocalists said one reviewer.

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Chris & Kellie While

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45am

Two superb singers performing together always makes for a great experience and when they are related it becomes extra special. Such is the case with Chris and her daughter Kellie, here doing one of their infrequent duo tours. We can expect plenty of Chris's own fine songs, plus their personal favourites by writers such as Karine Polwart, David Francey and Richard Thompson. Each song (is) a showcase for the delicate, complementary powers of expression of two expert vocalists said one reviewer.

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The Corn Potato String Band From Detroit, Michigan

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Hot eclectic fiddling from Detroit, Michigan, USA" The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised. The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.

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David Berkeley

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at London Paper Dress Vintage 8:00pm

Santa Fe-based songwriter and author David Berkeley writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the heart. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him a musical poet, and the New York Times praises his lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake. He's released five studio albums, one live album and authored a book. Berkeley's current project comes out September 25th, 2015. It's his most exciting and ambitious yet: a novella comprising ten intertwining stories and an album of ten accompanying songs (one for each story).

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Dansmall @ Towcester Mill Brewery

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Towcester Mill Brewery 7:00pm

Jenkinson's Folly Presents... stomping songs and tunes with DANSMALL - aka Dan Plews and Guy Fletcher. With support from local young duo - already making a name on the festival circuit - WATLING STREET, aka Joe Allen & Emily Rogers. Post gig session hosted by Louis Thurman

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Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Wallingford Regal Centre 6:30pm

The 26th Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival on 10th & 11th June 2016 will continue to feature rising blues stars as well as the established, with a few local acts thrown in too Headliners; on Friday night we are very fortunate to have rhythm and blues legend Wilko Johnson and on Saturday the 'future legend' Laurence Jones. High quality support acts will be Thomas Ford and Liam Ward on Friday with BabaJack and Red Butler (tbc) on Saturday. And don't forget our eclectic blues mix during the Family Session on Saturday Afternoon. Keep checking our web site for up-to-date information. Weekend tickets available £40. *Family Session* The 26th Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival on 11th June 2016. This eclectic blues mix on Saturday afternoon is geared to suit all ages, including the young who are free if accompanied by an adult. Great fun, great BBQ and great live music. Friday, from 6.30pm Saturday Family Session, from 12.30pm Saturday Evening, from 6.30pm

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Dan Patlansky

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

In association with the Gig Cartel and Leek Blues ...The world can't get enough of South African blues-rock wizard Dan Patlansky following a recent SOLD OUT Borderline show . Dan Patlansky has been the support act for Joe Satriani's last twenty five dates of this European Tour. PATLANSKY was selected by the legendary Satriani as special guest on the European and UK legs of his Shockwave Tour 2015, taking in twenty five shows across ten countries from 9 October to 10 November 2015.

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Dave Arcari + Support

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's 7:00pm

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm.The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm.The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm.The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Patrick Walker..... has been stunning audiences from the age of 10 with a sublime fiddle technique and guitar playing to die for. We are pleased Patrick has forsaken a night at Fagins to be with us.

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Patrick Walker..... has been stunning audiences from the age of 10 with a sublime fiddle technique and guitar playing to die for. We are pleased Patrick has forsaken a night at Fagins to be with us.

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Miriam Backhouse Plus Breeze And Wilson

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

terrific double-bill to close our current season! Miriam Backhouse or, to use her married name, Miriam Erasmus, pays us a long overdue first visit. She first became a professional singer in the British folk club scene back in the 1970s when she produced her classic album "A Gypsy Without a Rose". She then moved to South Africa in 1979 where she married the keyboard player John Erasmus and where she recorded several other albums. She still makes annual tours of the UK clubs and festivals and we are delighted to welcome this superb singer and great entertainer to our club. Graham Breeze and Toby Wilson hail from Staffordshire and have been writing, playing and recording together for over 10 years. They are a refined and extremely talented duo and are a superb example of what two voices and acoustic guitars can achieve. Great songs, great singing and musicianship make a Breeze and Wilson concert a memorable experience not to be missed.

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Miriam Backhouse Plus Breeze And Wilson

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

Terrific double-bill to close our current season! Miriam Backhouse or, to use her married name, Miriam Erasmus, pays us a long overdue first visit. She first became a professional singer in the British folk club scene back in the 1970s when she produced her classic album "A Gypsy Without a Rose". She then moved to South Africa in 1979 where she married the keyboard player John Erasmus and where she recorded several other albums. She still makes annual tours of the UK clubs and festivals and we are delighted to welcome this superb singer and great entertainer to our club. Graham Breeze and Toby Wilson hail from Staffordshire and have been writing, playing and recording together for over 10 years. They are a refined and extremely talented duo and are a superb example of what two voices and acoustic guitars can achieve. Great songs, great singing and musicianship make a Breeze and Wilson concert a memorable experience not to be missed.

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Pakaw - Love And New Beginnings

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Love and New beginnings are central themes in rebetiko music. Pakaw!, London's all female band, will be exploring some of the love stories and life journeys that have made this music timeless. PAKAW, is an all-female combo that pushes the boundaries of the traditional. With Greek music at its core these five tangy, opinionated, international women excite with their sultry vocals and versatile musicianship. Katerina, Muzmee, Paressa, Olympia and Duygu met in the lively Rebetiko music scene in London. The diversity of their musical backgrounds from Classical to Latin American, from Byzantine Chant to Ska, from Turkish rhythms to Russian Polyphony - means they have an intoxicating range of colours and flavours to draw upon. What unites them in spirit is their love for Greek music and all the traditions and historical worlds it touches, from the Balkans to the Greek Islands, from the Black Sea to the mountains of Epirus. Band/Musicians: Katerina Clambaneva - tambourine & vocals Paressa Daniilidou - accordion & vocals Muzmee - violin Olympia Tsarouchi - guitar & vocals Duygu Camurcuoglu - percussion & vocals

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Pakaw - Love And New Beginnings

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Love and New beginnings are central themes in rebetiko music. Pakaw!, London's all female band, will be exploring some of the love stories and life journeys that have made this music timeless. PAKAW, is an all-female combo that pushes the boundaries of the traditional. With Greek music at its core these five tangy, opinionated, international women excite with their sultry vocals and versatile musicianship. Katerina, Muzmee, Paressa, Olympia and Duygu met in the lively Rebetiko music scene in London. The diversity of their musical backgrounds from Classical to Latin American, from Byzantine Chant to Ska, from Turkish rhythms to Russian Polyphony - means they have an intoxicating range of colours and flavours to draw upon. What unites them in spirit is their love for Greek music and all the traditions and historical worlds it touches, from the Balkans to the Greek Islands, from the Black Sea to the mountains of Epirus. Band/Musicians: Katerina Clambaneva - tambourine & vocals Paressa Daniilidou - accordion & vocals Muzmee - violin Olympia Tsarouchi - guitar & vocals Duygu Camurcuoglu - percussion & vocals

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Folk & Flowers

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Oxford House 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. Featuring an ensemble of singers and musicians brought together especially for this event with special guests Hazel Askew (www.askewsisters.co.uk & www.ladymaisery.com) and Burton Bradstock (www.burtonbradstockmusic.com). Tickets in advance: £9 + booking fee Tickets on the door: £10

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King Harvest And The Weight

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

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Charlie Dore And Julian Littman In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

A welcome return from one of the very best singer-songwriters in the u.k. Charlie Dore has released 8 highly regarded albums over several years. She was spotted and signed By Chris Blackwell to Island Records in 1978 and released her highly critically regarded album " Where to Now" this was followed up with " Listen " and 2 years of related promotional touring .. During this time she formed a comedy club in London and did film work with names like Jonathon Pryce. She also wrote songs for such big names as Celine Dion, George Harrison, Paul Carrack, Jimmy Nail, and Paul Carrack. She continued with her own musical path in 1995 with " Sleep all Day " and followed up with " Cuckoo Hill " in 1996 ( Containing such fine songs as " When Bill Hicks Died" and " Mr. Williams"). Further quality releases lead to what is undoubtedly her best album " Milk Roulettte" in 2015. She will be joined on stage by long term musical collaborator Julian Littman and they will use guitar,, piano, harmonium, autoharp, and ukulele to add colour and depth to these very special songs

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Bonnie Dobson

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

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Kara At Stony Live! The Stables Bar, The Bull Hotel, Stony Stratford

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Stony Stratford The Stables Bar 8:00pm

KARA have been headlining on the folk club circuit for several years now. Following their acclaimed debut Waters So Deep named by The Telegraph as one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014, the unique and innovative folk quartet are releasing their sophomore album Some Other Shore in June 2016 with a UK tour. The Russian-born lead vocalist Daria Kulesh has one of the most refined and enjoyable voices around, backed by an interesting and strikingly different combination of instruments: hammered dulcimer, melodeon and guitar. Excitingly, they are now joined by Phil Underwood (of The Creole Brothers) on melodeon. Fusing original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes, the quartet bring something completely different to folk music as we know it. (Bright Young Folk). You can find out more at http://www.karafolkband.com/ Some words of praise: "KARA are a stunning new British band who should be huge" (Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine) "A really interesting band, great instrumentalists, great vocalist" (Mike Harding) "Folk music with Eastern spice and English zest" (Fatea Magazine) "Just gorgeous. I love the sound of this!" (Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire) "Really good voice. Pass the vodka!" (Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales)

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Joli Blon Cajun Band

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Superb and exciting all female Cajun Band Cafe and bar open from 7.30pm Beginners' dance class 8.00-8.40pm Live music 8.40-11.00pm

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Joli Blon Cajun Band

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Superb and exciting all female Cajun Band Cafe and bar open from 7.30pm Beginners' dance class 8.00-8.40pm Live music 8.40-11.00pm

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James Riley

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 8:00pm

We are honoured to once again be working with James Riley, as he heads home for another short jaunt around the UK. Very special guests to be announce shortly. Last July, on the hottest day of the year, The James Riley Band stood on the scorching stage the Olympic Park and played to a crowd of 30,000 people; a lot to take in for a band who had just released their debut EP that April, but this London-based bluegrass and soul outfit have been steadily gathering converts since their story began a year earlier The previous winter, singer-songwriter Riley had returned to a snow-bound London after many months busking in Istanbul, and began turning ears on the folk circuit with his unique breed of soulful acoustica. After James was named winner of the Mayor of London: Gigs Competition in 2012, arrangements and ambitions grew and soon a full 8-piece band was playing a slew of festivals, and supporting folk heavy-hitters including Martin Simpson and The Melodic. A national tour in 2013 saw the band, all of whom are old friends, hit the road to support their debut EP Lay Me Down (FLAK RECS), and hone a live show which has become renowned for its onstage chemistry. The addition of drums, upright bass, Bill Withers-style swooning strings and (even a spoons player!) to Riley's acoustic guitar-led compositions have led to a live show which echoes the jubilant abandon of Springsteen, and even drawn praise from the likes of Laura Marling, who called it: Awesome like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions. The new year is set to continue in full swing with the release of a new standalone single, and a US and UK tour dates set for the spring. It can get pretty hectic says Riley, who like all of the band balances a job, a student loan and a music career. But the energy we get onstage is unbelievable. We just feel incredibly lucky to do be doing what we love, really. Awesome... like The Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions -­ LAURA MARLING Riley writes with a deftness often reserved for musicians twice his age... that most elusive of composers: the modern troubadour - Tshepo Mokoena, ADDICT MUSIC

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Jim Causely - Forgotten Kingdom Tour

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Osmington Village Hall 7:00pm

JIM CAUSLEY - FORGOTTEN KINGDOM TOUR Osmington Village Hall, Shortlake Lane, Osmington DT3 6EX FRIDAY 10TH JUNE, Doors open 7 for 7.30pm Tickets £11 07816 832554 or 01305 83310, via Osmingtonmusic@gmail.com or from wegottickets.com (small fee) Good Bar and Free Parking You might already know that Osmington Village Hall is a lovely, informal venue that puts the artist in touch with the audience in a relaxed and intimate way. Café-style tables are arranged in front of the stage and soft candlelight adds to the ambience. The audience can relax with a drink while listening to Jim sing and chat his way through what promises to be a very entertaining and musically excellent evening. JIM CAUSLEY celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer. Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley's unique voice and his warm and witty personality have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today's contemporary roots and folk music scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. He comes to Osmington Village Hall on his Forgotten Kingdom Tour, celebrating a brand new studio album of the same name 'Forgotten Kingdom' was released by Hands On Music on February 19th 2016.

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Hannah White, Greg Hancock & Jo Hooper And Rosa Rebecka

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Join us for an intimate evening of the finest acoustic music in Starcross' beautiful St Paul's church. The Sound Lounge have chosen the very best emerging acoustic artists to entertain you on this special evening. Hannah White: London-based singer-songwriting phenomenon, Hannah White, is coming to Exeter! Hannah's album is a deeply personal account of herself as a woman and as a single mother. As an artist, Hannah 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, 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 airwaves of BBC Radio 2, BBC London, BBC Kent, BBC Merseyside & Manchester and BBC Introducing as well as being playlisted on regional radio shows all over the UK. Hannah has wowed audiences at shows with Thea Gilmore and Ben Haenow, headlined at a sold-out Union Chapel in London, performed for Whispering Bob Harris, performed at major festivals and picked up press plaudits from Acoustic Magazine, Fatea Magazine, Blues Matters and many more. Greg Hancock & Jo Hooper: BBC Introducing artist Greg Hancock, will be performing St Paul's Church, Starcross, with cellist Jo Hooper. Greg's songs look at life from unusual viewpoints; painting portraits, telling stories and creating vignettes that reflect some of the oddities of modern life. His guitar playing has developed from early influences such as Nic Jones, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell and although Greg has definitely found his own distinctive sound today, his influences remain prominent and important to him. Greg describes Jo, his collaborator as an alternative cellist", experimenting with techniques and rhythms to add drama and depth to the songs. Following a series of live performances together, the pair released an EP in 2015 titled 'Comfortable Hatred' (from which the track 'Three Conversations' is #1 in Exeter's Balcony TV Charts) which features Lukas Drinkwater on double bass. Rosa Rebecka: Rosa Rebecka is a Swedish-born singer songwriter that BBC Music hailed as a fresh and altogether captivating talent. Having supported global artists including Phil Beer and Cara Dillon, Rosa Rebecka is one of the most engaging live performers there is, often recruiting audiences to play instruments for her. Rosa, herself, describes the act of performing as an art in and of itself explaining that it is in the meeting of an audience that the songs come to life. Having released her latest EP 'Home' through FolkStock Records, Rosa Rebecka has been all over the country playing live on regional BBC shows and performing intimate venues, seeing her loyal fanbase, grow evermore. Rosa Rebecka proves, that with every release, her art becomes more and more compelling. Rosa is a live artist not to miss.

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Hannah White, Greg Hancock & Jo Hooper And Rosa Rebecka

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Join us for an intimate evening of the finest acoustic music in Starcross' beautiful St Paul's church. The Sound Lounge have chosen the very best emerging acoustic artists to entertain you on this special evening. Hannah White: London-based singer-songwriting phenomenon, Hannah White, is coming to Exeter! Hannah's album is a deeply personal account of herself as a woman and as a single mother. As an artist, Hannah 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, 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 airwaves of BBC Radio 2, BBC London, BBC Kent, BBC Merseyside & Manchester and BBC Introducing as well as being playlisted on regional radio shows all over the UK. Hannah has wowed audiences at shows with Thea Gilmore and Ben Haenow, headlined at a sold-out Union Chapel in London, performed for Whispering Bob Harris, performed at major festivals and picked up press plaudits from Acoustic Magazine, Fatea Magazine, Blues Matters and many more. Greg Hancock & Jo Hooper: BBC Introducing artist Greg Hancock, will be performing St Paul's Church, Starcross, with cellist Jo Hooper. Greg's songs look at life from unusual viewpoints; painting portraits, telling stories and creating vignettes that reflect some of the oddities of modern life. His guitar playing has developed from early influences such as Nic Jones, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell and although Greg has definitely found his own distinctive sound today, his influences remain prominent and important to him. Greg describes Jo, his collaborator as an alternative cellist", experimenting with techniques and rhythms to add drama and depth to the songs. Following a series of live performances together, the pair released an EP in 2015 titled 'Comfortable Hatred' (from which the track 'Three Conversations' is #1 in Exeter's Balcony TV Charts) which features Lukas Drinkwater on double bass. Rosa Rebecka: Rosa Rebecka is a Swedish-born singer songwriter that BBC Music hailed as a fresh and altogether captivating talent. Having supported global artists including Phil Beer and Cara Dillon, Rosa Rebecka is one of the most engaging live performers there is, often recruiting audiences to play instruments for her. Rosa, herself, describes the act of performing as an art in and of itself explaining that it is in the meeting of an audience that the songs come to life. Having released her latest EP 'Home' through FolkStock Records, Rosa Rebecka has been all over the country playing live on regional BBC shows and performing intimate venues, seeing her loyal fanbase, grow evermore. Rosa Rebecka proves, that with every release, her art becomes more and more compelling. Rosa is a live artist not to miss.

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Callaghan Live At Thorner Victory Hall Leeds

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Callaghan is coming back home to the UK for a another gig at Thorner Victory Hall. This artiste is gaining fans who are drawn to her voice and wonderful songs.. get to see her now while you still can in a small and intimate venue such as ours

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Dave Arcari + Support

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Glasgow The Hug & Pint 7:30pm

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Tc3 In Concert

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Ian, Irene and Louise take a break from Taylor'd Country, to bring you a relaxed acoustic concert of their favourite songs during StonyLive! Doors open 7.30pm - enjoy a snifter at York House's real ale & cider bar (which also has wines and soft drinks start 20.00pm prompt ending approx 22.30pm

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The Ragged Out String Band

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Take a swig of Moonshine and put on your dancing shoes for some good time mountain music. 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), Will Collier, Upright Bass (The Horne Section). Expect fiery fiddle tunes and songs backed up by driving banjo, guitar and bass. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

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Hickory Signals Ep Pre-launch Concert

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Shoreham by Sea West Street Loft 7:30am

Following the success of their first EP released in 2014, local folk duo Hickory Signals will be launching their seven track follow up EP - Noise of the Waters - later this year. During this intimate concert at the beautiful West Street Loft venue, Hickory Signals will perform tracks from Noise of the Waters and audience members will have the opportunity to pre-order a limited edition copy of the recording. Expect haunting vocals, inventive instrumentation and a warm atmosphere from one of the county's "most pure and beautiful folk sounds".

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Rooksbridge The Barn 3:00pm

MAD DOG MCREA SUPPORTED BY DAFT FOLK OTHER LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON BBQ PIG ROAST DISCO FREE CAMPING LICENCED BAR!! The Barn Old Mead Lane Rooksbridge BS26 2TS

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Shout Collective Pres' Najma Akhtar Trio

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT LIVE ON STAGE NAJMA AKHTAR TRIO The Queen of Anglo-Asian music giving blues and folk a distinctive Indian twist On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds Come down to the atmospheric and friendly Jamboree bar for our Shout Collective party with live music from the legendary Najma Akhtar and her trio. British born vocalist, songwriter and actor Najma achieved a unique place on the global music scene by creating a new genre, introducing jazz to the traditional genre of the Ghazal (Urdu ballad) and Sufi sounds. Having collaborated with Robert Plant and Gary Lucas (amongst many others) Najma is now pioneering a new style, combining Delta blues, Celtic and folk-rock with her deep Indian roots. Tonight she'll be performing two sets with her trio, previewing songs from her forthcoming album Five Rivers. This is going to be a magical evening! http://www.najmaakhtar.com/ On the decks resident DJs THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Deb Smith 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.dpb

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Portmahomack Carnegie Hall 7:30pm

BYOB BOOK EARLY Last year sell out!! An opportunity to see this well loved band and experience their virtuoso performance-live!!!

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Portmahomack Carnegie Hall 7:30pm

BYOB BOOK EARLY Last year sell out!! An opportunity to see this well loved band and experience their virtuoso performance-live!!!

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Banjo Workshop With Stevie Dunne

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 1:30pm

1:30-5:30pm Intermediate-advanced levels

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Banjo Workshop With Stevie Dunne

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 1:30pm

1:30-5:30pm Intermediate-advanced levels

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Hunter Muskett

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:00pm

Cabaret style seating no bar bring your own treats & tipples All at Muskett are looking forward to getting out and playing a few dates again. It's always a pleasure to see old friends - and maybe we'll pick up a few new ones along the way. The ELDERLY BROTHERS are a musical group of retired musicians enjoying themselves...so will you!

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Haymanot Tesfa

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Amharic singer & traditional krar player Haymanot Tesfa was born & raised in Ethiopia and now lives in England, and is emerging as a rising star on the world music scene. Although her music is inspired by deep reflection on the dramatic ancient landscapes and meditative social & religious music of her Ethiopian roots, the sound of Haymanot's voice is t he true song of a free spirit, fearless and intensely experimental. The songs Tezeta & Ambassel are the first recordings in a series of vibrant new interpretations of iconic traditional Ethiopian songs that will be released as her debut solo album CD later this year. "Haymanot Tesfa's range is extraordinary - at times deep and powerful, underpinning the rest of the music, and at times dancing across the top of it..her voice wraps itself around table after table, drawing them into her spell...people close their eyes, the better to listen and pick out the different strands of the music." Catriona Troth Band: Haymanot Tesfa (Ethiopia) krar and vocals Tom Green (UK) array mbira, kalimbas Alex Dayo (Burkina Faso) calabash, percussion, vocals

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Maia

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Maia are a pop folk acoustic quartet from Leeds, who have described themselves as sci-fi folk evangelists! They have a radiant varied sound, stunning harmonies with a brooding sense of adventure and streaks of pop eccentricity. After 3 years of live show experience, and supports including the likes of Anais Mitchell, The Low Anthem and The Unthanks the group are continuing to receive huge praise and a greater following for their fantastic live shows. In 2012 and 2013 their festival appearances have included: No6 Festival, Festival of Jim, Broadstairs Folk Week, Musicport, No Direction Home, Hop Farm Festival, Larmer Tree, Port Eliot, London Folk Weekend, Wilderness, Kings Place Festival, Big Boulder Festival, Galtres, Green Belt, Aire Do Festival, The Village Green Fair, Whitby Alternative Folk Week and Glastonbury to name a few! Their highly acclaimed celestial album "Pepper Stars" released in October 2012 received many 4 and 5 star reviews and was a Time Out Album of the week. The band were well supported on the radio regionally and nationally from Guy Garvey and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music as well as being picked for Best of 2012 on Radio 4s Loose Ends Culture Show. 2014 will see the release of their first new 4 track EP Finite World on record store day (19th April) with several more singles and an album to follow. Festival Recommendations and Quotes: Maia produced one of the best and most talked about performances on the main stage from the pin drop silence during one of their more tender moments to their rousing finale of which got them the biggest standing ovation of the weekendtruly mesmerising! - Jim McLaughlin Festival Director Musicport 2013 'This exciting and innovative band wowed the audiences at Broadstairs Folk Week with their interesting and eclectic take on folk music. Well written songs, great musicianship and some of the nicest guys around make this young band a must have booking for any festival organiser' - Kim Headley Artistic director at Broadstairs Festival 2013 Maia came and played around the site at The Port Eliot Festival in July 2012 and were received with warmth and applause wherever they went. They are a splendidly talented bunch of guys and I would recommend them to anyone wanting an excellent band for their festival or show. I will be booking them again for the Port Eliot Festival in 2014 and they will be appearing at our area at Glastonbury 2013 as well. Maia are great! - Rick Worthy Music and Cabaret manager at Port Eliot Festival/Theatre and Circus stage manager at Glastonbury Festival 2013 youthful, spirited, richly atmospheric and intelligently off-centre alt.folk pop - Time Out 2013 Album of the week Maia have undeniable chemistry on stage, they are mesmerising to watch both visually and musically Hop Farm Festival 2012 Eclectic with surprising twists and turns throughout their set, Maia are very good atexecuting their own brand of whimsical folk. Upbeat and multi-instrumental, they set the right mood in the glade as feet tap and heads turn. - Acoustic Magazine (In The Woods Festival) 2012 A sci-fi folk group from Huddersfield known as Maia, who were received with much excitement and warmth spend 45 minutes charming the audience and making sure the effort of finding them was worth it. - The Times (Cambridge Folk Festival) 2011 ..This has enough elements of folk for genre fans but covers an awful lot of ground and is one of the more compelling listens I have had in a while. - Folk world 2012 Beautifully melancholy, the songs on Maia's debut album showcase some amazing talent from one of Huddersfield Uni's best and already most accomplished bands - Huddersfield University Newspaper Paper ..The sheer breadth of the band's vision is breathtaking. - Stirrings The gentle melodies and skilled musicianship provide plenty of rewards. - 8/10 The Ark June

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Paul Handyside

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:00pm

Paul Handyside was singer songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! He has a new album called Tide, Timber and Grain which is due for release on 1st April 2016. The recording line up is: Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Budapest Cafe Orchestra CHRISTIAN GARRICK - violin, darabuka EDDIE HESSION - accordion ADRIAN ZOLOTUHIN - guitar, saz, balalaika, domra KELLY CANTLON - double bass Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads - such as the theme to Schindler's List and Andy Statman's beautiful Flatbush Waltz -are all featured. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way. Hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube! The Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans through their infectious and captivating performances. A small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy normally only characteristic of far larger ensembles. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.

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Oka Vanga

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Oka Vanga move effortlessly from playing well known trads and instrumentals to their own songs. Seamless guitar playing is combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin to create a music set of variety and interest. Recently described as having both great musicianship and really fine songs by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music. Hailing from London, Will Cox cites a chance encounter with John Renbourn as the catalyst for him to take his guitar playing more seriously when he was a teenager. A multi-instrumentalist, Will is also an established music teacher in Hertfordshire. Originally from South Africa, Angela Meyer first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. She immersed herself in an eclectic world of music, studying classical guitar greats alongside song writing masters, World music alongside Film music, before finally re-locating to the UK in 1999. Angie and Will formed Oka Vanga in 2008, naming their duo after a unique river delta in Africa recognised for its natural beauty. Working initially within a range of styles, Angie and Will made their debut with 'Pilgrim' in 2014, an instrumental album awarded FATEA'S Instrumental Album of the Year. 'Tales of Eyam,' a Folk E.P, followed in 2015 to critical acclaim.

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Oka Vanga

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Oka Vanga move effortlessly from playing well known trads and instrumentals to their own songs. Seamless guitar playing is combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin to create a music set of variety and interest. Recently described as having both great musicianship and really fine songs by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music. Hailing from London, Will Cox cites a chance encounter with John Renbourn as the catalyst for him to take his guitar playing more seriously when he was a teenager. A multi-instrumentalist, Will is also an established music teacher in Hertfordshire. Originally from South Africa, Angela Meyer first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. She immersed herself in an eclectic world of music, studying classical guitar greats alongside song writing masters, World music alongside Film music, before finally re-locating to the UK in 1999. Angie and Will formed Oka Vanga in 2008, naming their duo after a unique river delta in Africa recognised for its natural beauty. Working initially within a range of styles, Angie and Will made their debut with 'Pilgrim' in 2014, an instrumental album awarded FATEA'S Instrumental Album of the Year. 'Tales of Eyam,' a Folk E.P, followed in 2015 to critical acclaim.

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Firle Village Hall 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

British and American folksongs with guitar and dulcimer. 'Peerlessly pure voice' and 'A joy to listen to' are just a coupla quotes from recent reviews. Bothy debut.

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Hannah Aldridge

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

27 year old Hannah Aldridge is steeped in the music of both Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities she was raised in by her father Walt, a Muscle Shoals legend as a songwriter, musician and producer. Hannah's music is a sonic treat, with elements of country, pop, blues, Americana and a rock 'n' roll swagger. In 2013 she released her debut album 'Razor Wire' and is currently working on her follow up. 'Razor Wire' is packed with biographical and auto biographical songs and Jason Isbell's band the 400 Unit played on a large part of it. "Southern Rock," is how Hannah describes the ghostly, unflinching, sometimes gritty tales that separate her song collection from the mainstream. Special Guest on Hannah's latest UK tour will be Lilly Hiatt, daughter of John. Lilly writes smart songs that don't fit in any one genre, and branch out into several styles from roots, to rock, to indie, they are witty, frank and adventurous. Tickets: £10 adv / £12 door Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Sadie Jemmett + Marcus Eaton

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 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 special double bill, featuring two exciting singer-songwriters! SADIE JEMMETT: "A gifted singer-songwriter" The New Yorker "She sounded like a traditional balladeer, a poetic troubadour from the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene" The Aquarian Weekly, New York City Lovely and compelling Judy Collins Sadie Jemmett returns to the Green Note after a sold out show at the venue in January and a sell-out tour of the South of France in the spring. Sadie is a British singer-songwriter whose extraordinary songs reflect a remarkable life. She has been described as "Reminiscent of a female Nick Cave and echoes too of Billy Bragg" by Songwriting Magazine. Behind the entrancing eloquence of her lyrics and the subtle acoustic beauty of her music lies a restlessly seeking spirit and a rich and colourful experience. Her peripatetic journey has followed a jagged course from a wildly bohemian childhood through being a teenage runaway, a backing singer in a reggae band and a touring actress to her role today as one of the most magical singer-songwriters on the music scene. Sadie Jemmett's debut album, The Blacksmith's Girl, was released in 2011 on Wildflower Records and mixed and produced in Los Angeles by Grammy winner David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), and mastered in London by Kevin Metcalfe (Queen/David Bowie/Robert Plant). London Love Songs, her second album, was released in July 2015 to great acclaim and she continues to write and perform her music as a solo artist and also for theatre. MARCUS EATON: This is Marcus Eaton's debut tour of the UK. Recently hailed by two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby as "one of the best young singer-songwriters in America - maybe even the world", Los Angeles-based Eaton is receiving international attention following the release of his latest album "Versions of The Truth". Through passionate, intelligent lyrics in songs reminiscent of Ed Sheeran and John Mayer coupled with a virtuoso, original guitar technique Marcus has emerged as one of the leading lights of the new generation of American singer-songwriters. Classic storytelling, songs of love and metaphysics all wrapped in an original singing voice draw the listener into an intimate experience performed by an artist described by Crosby "as like God - on a good day." Marcus' has an extensive touring history and as well as performing solo in Europe and America, he has opened shows for Bob Dylan and Dave Matthews, Nils Lofgren, Dr John and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Don't miss this opportunity to catch Marcus Eaton before he heads off to sunnier climes on an Italian tour before returning to L.A.

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Talis Kimberley At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Talis Kimberley presents contemporary, literate folk songs with green political edges & a warm, whimsical heart. Wiltshire-based Talis along with Chantelle Smith on co-vocals and percussion, and Simon Fairbourn on bass, bassoon, whistles and occasional trumpet sing songs that are rooted in tradition but inspired by books, cakes, tea, history, socks, geo-politics & fish, and other things too! Throw in some lovely harmonies and a strong focus on environmentalism and it's always a treat to see Talis and the guys. 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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Walk Of Fame (kast Off Kinks At The Hare & Hounds)

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:00pm

Ex Kinks members including the original drummer Mick Avory and bass guitarist John Dalton return to King's Heath to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks Birmingham debut at the old Ritz Ballroom and John's debut with the group. Expect to hear all their greatest hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days and Come Dancing at a unique gig in the intimate atmosphere of the Hare & Hounds. STANDING AND DANCING ONLY

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Mojo: An Intimate Evening W/ Jo Harman & Mo Pleasure (michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Janet Jackson)

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Aldenham Village Hall 5:45pm

At 6pm on Sunday 12th June there will be a very special concert at Aldenham Memorial Hall, Letchmore Heath, Herts, featuring award winning, international touring artist JO HARMAN with, direct from the USA, world class multi-instrumentalist/producer on keyboards, MO PLEASURE, whose credits include Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Earth Wind and Fire, Roberta Flack and many, many more household names and musical legends. Though raised in Devon and now residing in London, Jo has family connections with the area and her late father and grandfather were heavily involved in the resurrection of Aldenham Cricket Club. Jo was reminded of this during a chance trip to the club whilst visiting The Three Horseshoes in nearby Letchmore Heath to see her friends Danny Williams (the Landlord) and his partner Lizzie Deane (a fellow professional singer) - a pub her father and uncle used to drink at before she was born - where she discovered their press cuttings can still be found on the club's notice board). Musically, Jo Harman is an award winning vocalist and successful international touring artist who has performed at many of Europe's most prestigious venues. The Daily Mirror called her 'the finest female soul blues vocalist in the UK' and Huey Morgan said on his Radio 2 programme 'sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless...I am'. She is widely recognised as one of the finest vocalists of her kind to emerge in Europe over recent years, and has the CV, touring schedule and industry admirers to back it up. Some brief career highlights to date include:- Her DIY debut album, released in 2013, was picked up V2 Records (Adele, Mumfords) etc in the Low Countries where it made the national album charts (alongside mainstream TV and Radio appearances for Jo) From a standing start in 2011, she has played around 100 festivals in recent years - many as headliner - across a number of countries, simply by dint of 'word of mouth' reputation, culminating in 3 consecutive appearances at 'BluesFest', one of which resulted in her 'Jo Harman Live at The Royal Albert Hall recorded by the BBC' live album. Jo was also one of only 12 (otherwise household name) artists to play ParkPop in the Hague to 300,000 people. in 2014 Jo and her band received no less than 4 nominations at the British Blues Awards, including 'Best Female Vocalist', which she won, and best songwriter (runner-up). She subsequently asked not to be considered for future awards, citing 'music isn't supposed to be a competition' Jo was one of a handful of artists asked to appear at Amnesty's 'Ambassador of Conscience' Awards in Berlin (filmed by MTV) where she performed for, and with, Joan Baez and Patti Smith. Jo has just recorded a big budget second studio album in Nashville, working with producer Fred Mollin (Carole King, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, BB King etc). In this duo show, Jo and Mo really takes you on an emotional journey covering not only her own emotive songs but also their take on personal favourites and standards. Not to be missed!

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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A Brief History Of Music

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Cressing St Barnabas Church Hall 7:30am

'A Brief History Of Music' takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that's just the first 100 years!) 'A Brief History of Music' uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won't want to return!

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A Brief History Of Music

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Cressing St Barnabas Church Hall 7:30am

'A Brief History Of Music' takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that's just the first 100 years!) 'A Brief History of Music' uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won't want to return!

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An Evening With Hafdis Huld

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The fabulous Hafdis Huld returns to the Kitchen Garden Café for one of only three UK shows this summer, alongside long-time musical collaborator Alisdair Wright. Expect songs full of vivid images and catchy hooks delivered with quick-fire humour and buckets full of Icelandic charm. I love her voice and I love her. (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2) Hafdis is brilliant! (Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music) A charming treasury of acoustic pop (Q Magazine) Weirdly wonderful(London Evening Standard)

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Porchlight Smoker

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: fab live roots / bluegrass / folk'n'country music. A benefit date in support of The Martlets. It's Scott W's idea and wish to play a gig to raise some money for the hospice - and where better to play than a favourite little backstreet shoebox pub venue... www.facebook.com/terracecred www.faceboook.com/PorchlightSmoker www.themartlets.org.uk

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Ren Harvieu + Morrissey & Marshall

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 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. -------- The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart are hosting a monthly night here at Green Note. They're going to be showcasing new acts as well as established artists they've admired throughout their career. Alongside special surprise guests and collaborations, you might even see the hosts themselves perform. Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast which will be launching on May 29th. This aims to be a special evening with a real touch of magic. This month featuring.... Ren Harvieu + Morrissey & Marshall * Plus Special Guests * REN HARVIEU is an English singer/songwriter from Salford, Greater Manchester. While in sixth form college, she performed in musical theatre and entered several talent competitions before uploading some of her own recordings to Myspace where she was discovered. After being introduced to Music Producer Jimmy Hogarth she began working on demos and was signed to Universal music when she was 18. Ren started recording an album but in May 2011, before it could be released, she broke her back in what she describes as a 'freak accident'. After a 14-hour operation, Harvieu spent several months recovering at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. On 5 December 2011, the BBC announced that she had been nominated for their BBC Sounds of 2012 poll. After releasing the singles Through the Night and Open Up Your Arms her first album Through the Night was released on Island Records on 14 May 2012, entering the UK album chart at No 5. Ren is currently working on her second album. MORRISEY & MARSHALL: "People are drawn to their song-writing, the clever melodies and in particular the sound of their voices singing in unison simply beautiful." - Louder Than War "It almost seems impossible that two voices can compliment one another in such a relaxed and seemingly accidental way, quite frankly, they're built on sounding perfect." - It Sounded Sweet "Morrissey and Marshall are fantastically engaging and have a remarkably large sound for only two people" - Supajam "Like a new, rocking, Everly brothers" - Paul Gallagher (DJ) "I've watched them from afar for some time... I'm a big fan" - Ryan Tubridy (TV personality) "I love this tune" - Cillian Murphy (actor) As well as full band, Morrissey & Marshall perform as a harmony duo and have toured with The Magic Numbers, Sinead O'Connor, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott and Damien Dempsey to name a few.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Kaz Hawkins + Snake Oil Blues Band

on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Tuesday Blues 'Bonus Gig' www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Songwriters' Night

on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 at Seaham Roobarb 'n Custard Tea Room and Cocktail Bar 7:00pm

An evening of original music and songs that inspired it. Folk/blues with rising stars duo YUMA from their acclaimed album 'Wildfire'. Country, blues and soul from John Wilkins and George Pallas.

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Bright Phoebu Presents: Ray Hearne Album Launch!

on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we are hosting a concert for the wonderful and totally lovely, Ray Hearne, for the launch of his fantastic new CD, "Umpteen". We love Ray! This is a great album of beautiful songs that make us think, make us feel and inspire us to keep going in these troubled times. we've had loads of requests to put on a concert with Ray and how could we resist. Please spread the word! Ray is a singer-songwriter, who hails from South Yorkshire. His songs are topical, poignant and emotive, reflecting his upbringing as the child of Irish immigrant parents who moved to a small village in Rotherham, encircled by steel and coal. Most people know Ray's songs from the incomparable singing of Roy Bailey who has taken the likes of 'Song for David' and 'Calling Joe Hill' to audiences worldwide. Ray's songs have also been recorded by artists as diverse as Kate Rusby, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Maggie Boyle, Heidi Talbot and others, as well as by schools and choirs. He is a contributing writer to multiple BBC Radio Ballad projects, most notably The Song of Steel, The Miners' Strike and the current First World War series. Ray is a poet by trade and thus his performance is centred on his lyrical ability and use of the English language. He is at his best as a performer in small, intimate spaces where he can interact with the audience. Bringing together Yorkshire dialect and 'proper' English, his songs are vehicles for the exploration of South Yorkshire stories; landscapes, politics and communities. He has taken these songs to folk clubs and festivals across the UK (Whitby, Otley, Wath, Holmfirth, Broadstairs and others) as well as in Belgium and Holland. Ray is about to release his third album, Umpteen, on the 27th May on the No Masters label after two previously well received collections. 'The Wrong Sunshine' was the last one, back in 2009, lauded here by John Tams: "The promise is kept. The masterwork is made. Beautifully produced and magnificently sung, befitting the writing of this genuine master craftsman. The best album I've heard in years. Buy it - it will make you better." You can hear some snippets from 'Umpteen' here: https://soundcloud.com/ray_hearne Some immediate responses across social media have included; you are a golden-voiced god. "Umpteen" is simply beautiful mate James Fagan "Just found myself crying listening to Ray Hearne singing Hearts of Steel from his new CD Umpteen. What a lovely man, lovely music Martin Simpson In 2011 Ray was Musical Director of Rotherham's Hearts of Steel' project In 2013 Ray's poem, 'A Sing Song for Stainless Steel,' was cut into fourteen benches now sited along the Moor in Sheffield City centre. Ray is Chair of No Masters Song-writing Co-operative. Our MV for the evening will be the fabulous, Roy Bailey, who will open each half of the event with a song. Doors will be 7pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm.

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Bright Phoebu Presents: Ray Hearne Album Launch!

on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We're absolutely delighted to announce that we are hosting a concert for the wonderful and totally lovely, Ray Hearne, for the launch of his fantastic new CD, "Umpteen". We love Ray! This is a great album of beautiful songs that make us think, make us feel and inspire us to keep going in these troubled times. we've had loads of requests to put on a concert with Ray and how could we resist. Please spread the word! Ray is a singer-songwriter, who hails from South Yorkshire. His songs are topical, poignant and emotive, reflecting his upbringing as the child of Irish immigrant parents who moved to a small village in Rotherham, encircled by steel and coal. Most people know Ray's songs from the incomparable singing of Roy Bailey who has taken the likes of 'Song for David' and 'Calling Joe Hill' to audiences worldwide. Ray's songs have also been recorded by artists as diverse as Kate Rusby, Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Maggie Boyle, Heidi Talbot and others, as well as by schools and choirs. He is a contributing writer to multiple BBC Radio Ballad projects, most notably The Song of Steel, The Miners' Strike and the current First World War series. Ray is a poet by trade and thus his performance is centred on his lyrical ability and use of the English language. He is at his best as a performer in small, intimate spaces where he can interact with the audience. Bringing together Yorkshire dialect and 'proper' English, his songs are vehicles for the exploration of South Yorkshire stories; landscapes, politics and communities. He has taken these songs to folk clubs and festivals across the UK (Whitby, Otley, Wath, Holmfirth, Broadstairs and others) as well as in Belgium and Holland. Ray is about to release his third album, Umpteen, on the 27th May on the No Masters label after two previously well received collections. 'The Wrong Sunshine' was the last one, back in 2009, lauded here by John Tams: "The promise is kept. The masterwork is made. Beautifully produced and magnificently sung, befitting the writing of this genuine master craftsman. The best album I've heard in years. Buy it - it will make you better." You can hear some snippets from 'Umpteen' here: https://soundcloud.com/ray_hearne Some immediate responses across social media have included; you are a golden-voiced god. "Umpteen" is simply beautiful mate James Fagan "Just found myself crying listening to Ray Hearne singing Hearts of Steel from his new CD Umpteen. What a lovely man, lovely music Martin Simpson In 2011 Ray was Musical Director of Rotherham's Hearts of Steel' project In 2013 Ray's poem, 'A Sing Song for Stainless Steel,' was cut into fourteen benches now sited along the Moor in Sheffield City centre. Ray is Chair of No Masters Song-writing Co-operative. Our MV for the evening will be the fabulous, Roy Bailey, who will open each half of the event with a song. Doors will be 7pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm.

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Lil' Jimmy Reed With Bob Hall Band

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

One of the most requested artists since we started promoting ! Lil' Jimmy is the real deal - one of the senior US bluesmen who's paid his dues by gigging, gigging, and gigging ! Backed by one of the UK's finest boogie-woogie piano players in Bob Hall, and the rock-steady bass of Hilary Blythe

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Several years of touring the USA & Europe with Joe Louis Walker and Poppa Chubby brought Sari greater prominence in the blues world. Sari was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Sari has now put together her own band THE ENGINE ROOM, featuring British guitarist Innes Sibun, formerly with Robert Plant. Together they will celebrate the release of Sari's debut album on Manhaton Records in September 2016 ( Mike Vernon was so impressed when he heard Sari that he came out of retirement to produce it). The band is to undertake a US and European wide tour. Sari kicked off her groundbreaking tour at Carnegie Hall in NY at the Lead Belly Fest, in Feb, performing with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Laurence Jones. More info: http://www.sarischorr.com

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Several years of touring the USA & Europe with Joe Louis Walker and Poppa Chubby brought Sari greater prominence in the blues world. Sari was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Sari has now put together her own band THE ENGINE ROOM, featuring British guitarist Innes Sibun, formerly with Robert Plant. Together they will celebrate the release of Sari's debut album on Manhaton Records in September 2016 ( Mike Vernon was so impressed when he heard Sari that he came out of retirement to produce it). The band is to undertake a US and European wide tour. Sari kicked off her groundbreaking tour at Carnegie Hall in NY at the Lead Belly Fest, in Feb, performing with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Laurence Jones. More info: http://www.sarischorr.com

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Hannah Aldridge - Lilly Hiatt

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Marty O'reilly And The Old Soul Orchestra

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 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. -------- Explaining Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra's music is like describing a remembered dream. It feels familiar, but at the same time it feels new. It's blues but not blues, folk but not folk, soulful but not soul. Marty's voice is beautiful and distinctive,his lyrics stark yet lush over gritty electrified guitar. Chris Lynch's violin, Matt Goff's percussion and Ben Berry's rich bass meld beautifully. The chemistry of these friends is obvious. But one can also hear an urgency in the songs, expressing something elemental and perhaps contradictory: love and anger, joy and pain. The live performance is at the core of this project: the band enters a trance and the music is born again as something new every night. They go from raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. They leave the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings and bow hairs. It's hard to describe, impossible to categorize. Yet people who know the music will try to explain it to you, just as you might struggle to explain a dream in the morning. The visions might slip away as you recount them, but the feeling remains. The band formed in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle. They invite you to join them. "A band true to its name: soulful" - NPR "Delightful... well crafted music" - SF Weekly "Raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives." - 4000 Miles to Nashville "Definitely on the top of the Americana list penned by any serious connoisseur of roots music this year." - Portland Tribune

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Storytelling Cafe

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 6:30pm

Sweeping the Stories Home, An Open Mic Event with a difference. It's that time of year again at Storytelling Cafe when we sweep up after another excellent year of storytelling. What a fab time we've all had what with our guest tellers, their stories and our audiences. However, before leaving for our summer break, we've decided to do something a little different for June's Cafe. We will be joined by the cream of Birmingham's storytelling talent for a mystery tour of tales! An Open Mic Finale with a raffle draw. Choose the winning tickets and our lucky storytellers will entertain you with their tales. So be ready to be stunned, be thrilled, be enlightened and join us as we sweep the stories home to keep you company in the long summer evenings ahead. Food served from 6.30, stories start at 7.30.

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The Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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The Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Crh Music Presents The Deslondes

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Here is a band that is playing at the next level, technical, impressive and yet impossibly raw, whose shows are always vital and make the audience feel truly alive and in the moment. It's members have been recruited from Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and The Old Blind Dogs to name but three excellent live bands. Having played at the Universal Hall back in 2014 we can safely say they are one of the few bands who can get the audience on its feet and dancing at the drop of a plectrum.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Here is a band that is playing at the next level, technical, impressive and yet impossibly raw, whose shows are always vital and make the audience feel truly alive and in the moment. It's members have been recruited from Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and The Old Blind Dogs to name but three excellent live bands. Having played at the Universal Hall back in 2014 we can safely say they are one of the few bands who can get the audience on its feet and dancing at the drop of a plectrum.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Here is a band that is playing at the next level, technical, impressive and yet impossibly raw, whose shows are always vital and make the audience feel truly alive and in the moment. It's members have been recruited from Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and The Old Blind Dogs to name but three excellent live bands. Having played at the Universal Hall back in 2014 we can safely say they are one of the few bands who can get the audience on its feet and dancing at the drop of a plectrum.

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Sam Carter

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Hunter Muskett

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974 producing two, now collectable, albums: Every Time You Move with bassist Danny Thompson and the Keith Relf produced Hunter Muskett with drummer Michael Giles Band member Doug Morter went on to carve out a career as the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk-rock scene. Dubbed 'The invisible man of folk-rock' by Acoustic Magazine Doug currently duets with US guitar ace Jerry Donahue and fronts the late John Martyn's band 'Then Came The Wheel'. Since reforming in 2010 Hunter Muskett now tours again when schedules permit. A album of new material That Was Then This Is Now was released in 2013 and a latest CD produced by Spencer Cozens is scheduled for June 2016 Reviews: Every Time You Move re-released by Cherry Red Records (2009): '..an underground gem.' Jan Zarebs, Record Collector Magazine ' masterly skirts the boundaries of baroque pop and folk-rock' Rolling Stone That Was Then This Is Now (Limefield 2013)  'unpretentious, classymuch better than it has any right to be If Bill Leader does nothing more in the world of recording, That Was Then, This Is Now will have been a glorious way to bow out.' Colin Harper (biographer of Bert Jansch) in The Afterword  'one band that doesn't have to stand on past glories' Record Collector Magazine  'sunny and grin-inducing..' fRoots huntermuskett.com

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Martyn Joseph

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Holyhead St Cybi 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and in 2012 his song There's Always Maybe won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC 2's prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. His most recent CD Sanctuary was released in Autumn 2015 to great critical acclaim. The album was produced by Grammy award winner Ben Wisch and it musically pools myriad influences and is lyrically contemplative, honest and big-hearted - attributes that also convey a sense of both the artist and the individual. It's impossible not to share his optimism for the collection. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his Let Yourself Trust, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations He has won the love of audiences from USA and Canada to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' PRESS QUOTES Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times DOORS 7.30pm SHOWTIME 8pm

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

http://www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ImcrzNyNI In June 2016 Ma Polaine's Great Decline follow their debut album with a third EP release, "Small Town Talk", available on 10" vinyl, CD and download. Recorded in 2015 and engineered and co-produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker at The Crypt Studio in Crouch End, London, with additional sessions at Ben's home studio and at MPGD HQ, the 4-track vinyl and CD release draws influence from a typically wide breadth of genres. 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, the band started accidentally out of an attempt to cover a blues song. Clinton Hough had joined Beth Packer's blues band in 2010 and from that attempted cover spawned the first MPGD song, Pigfoot Blues, which in turn became Harvey, the lazy Cajun blues of this EP. As Ma Polaine's Great Decline began to take shape and the blues band fell away, for Packer and Hough music came to mean something different than up-tempo rhythm and blues in Soho at 1am. Original writing is the focus, with oddness, sparsity and a subtle quality that is their own, allowing Packer the space to explore her vocal qualities and lyric writing. And the lyrics can be hard to explain, sometimes so personal a full confession isn't comfortable, but the listener can interpret a lyric any way they like. The live band has moved through several line-ups and have recently returned to their roots as a duo, this recording came at the completion of that full circle, so from the long serving Jon Gillies and Chris Clavo only Clavo appears, providing bass on two songs. This development wasn't in the original plan, but as songs take shape in the studio plans quickly change. Live Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with Hough on electric or acoustic guitar and an occasional percussive foot, all accompanying Packer's powerful yet sensitive vocal. The Small Town Talk tour takes in some of the best independent small venues, including an aim to sell-out the Green Note for a fifth consecutive time, 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. Following the EP tour Ma Polaine's Great Decline appear at several festivals, such as Towersey, Marlborough Jazz, Wonderfields, Sandwich Folk and Ale and Nailsworth Arts, to name a few. 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", "sounds like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session". Liverpool Sound And Vision: "9.5/10", "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far". Penny Black Music: "...they have created their own sound wonderfully". Mike Ainscoe, Sonic Bandwagon: "hard to ignore when it comes to an eclectic mix".

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Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club & Stortford Music Festival Presents The Willows

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Bishop's Stortford The Half Moon 8:30pm

Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club have teamed up with Stortford Music Festival to bring the wonderful Willows back to town. Always a highlight at the festival or in The Long Room, The Willows return firmly established as one of the best acts on the UK folk scene. Gathering national press and radio acclaim wherever they go, their return to this intimate venue promises to be an extremely special night.

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Paul Mcclure And The Local Heros

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge 7:00pm

Paul McClure and The Local Heros - 9pm Pete Gow - 8pm

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vicki and Jonny have a solid reputation for time and again delivering very entertaining performances. Their prowess with the Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, accordion, guitar and more is long established and they are increasingly being recognised as impressive song arrangers and writers too, creating original material that is entirely at home alongside their picks from the folk tradition.

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vicki and Jonny have a solid reputation for time and again delivering very entertaining performances. Their prowess with the Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, accordion, guitar and more is long established and they are increasingly being recognised as impressive song arrangers and writers too, creating original material that is entirely at home alongside their picks from the folk tradition.

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Lil' Jimmy Reed Band

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Washford Village Hall 7:30pm

The career of Li'l Jimmy Reed, the last of the original Louisiana bluesmen, stretches back to the time when rhythm 'n' blues was just bursting onto the popular music scene. Lil' Jimmy is still with us, still touring the world, and playing better than ever. Band members include Bob Hall "The finest blues and boogie woogie piano player this side of the Atlantic" fRoots Magazine.

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Lil' Jimmy Reed Band

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Washford Village Hall 7:30pm

The career of Li'l Jimmy Reed, the last of the original Louisiana bluesmen, stretches back to the time when rhythm 'n' blues was just bursting onto the popular music scene. Lil' Jimmy is still with us, still touring the world, and playing better than ever. Band members include Bob Hall "The finest blues and boogie woogie piano player this side of the Atlantic" fRoots Magazine.

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Dark Holler Festival

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:30pm

Welcome to The Dark Holler. This intimate festival encompasses all the darker corners of the roots musical world. Dark Holler Festival embraces the murder ballad and songs of woe and damnation. Limited to only 300 tickets, this event will be the first of its kind and will be held on Friday/Saturday 17/18 June 2016. Acoustic Noir, Burg, Clockwork Carousel, Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band, The Freeborn Brothers, Grizzly and the Grasshoppers, Johnny Boxcars, Lady Winwoods Maggot, Stuart Turner and the Flat Earth Society, Thin Wire Fence, The Wild Sons of Gentlemen

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Sin-eater Festival

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Ratlinghope The Bridges 2:00pm

SIN-EATER Festival 17/18/19 June - Ratlinghope - Shropshire 3 days of Folk - Music - Art - Craft - Film - Ale - Camping - Wildlife in the beautiful shropshire countryside . . go to sin-eater.co.uk for full info so far: En bas Quartet / Rusalnaia / Nut Club / Hey Colossus / Rattle / Trembling Bells / Jim Ghedi / Bonnacons of Doom / Irma Vep / Toby Hay / Motes / The Horse Loom / Sex Swing / Dusty Bible & the Canadians / Barton Carriages / Cath & Phil Tyler / Bodies On Everest / Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides / Ex-easter Island Head / Daniel Bachman / Stick In The Wheel / That Fucking Tank / Sweet Williams / Fains / Yama Warashi

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Dam Fine Affair 2016

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Damerham The Compasses Inn 3:00pm

Fine Music - Fine Ales - Fine Company. Usher in the Solstice with a bespoke line-up of independent Folk Blues & Roots music

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called 'The Welsh Springsteen'. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. 'Songs For The Coming Home', his most recent self-penned studio album, is filled with snap shots and images from his personal journey. At the heart of this record is the notion that we are always striving to return. Returning to a place of solace, understanding, compassion, a place of justice, mercy and peace. That despite the carnage around us we can still save the day. Upon the release of the album BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris said: Martyn is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better. Described as a cinematic journey through continents via his trademark 'one take', up close sound with stunning instrumentation, 'Songs For The Coming Home' resonates with raw performance. Incorporating this element of live presentation into the recording process, preserves the spirit of this charismatic live solo performer. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his 'Let Yourself Trust', a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. He has won the love of audiences from USA and Canada to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' 'Stunning, heartfelt music' - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 'Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut' - MOJO 'One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate - Tom Robinson BBC 6 music

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Forty five years on and Steve Tilston is on as fine form as ever with no signs of him slowing down just yet the award-winning The Reckoning ('Best Original Song' Folk Awards 2012), plus appearances on Later with Jools Holland and BBC Four's Songwriters' Circle. Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic 'folk baroque' of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a sound that has been called quintessentially Tilston. His brand new CD Truth to Tell is out now. 'The more you listen, the more there is to discover.' Bob Harris 'A great narrator on top form.' ★★★★The Observer 'dominated by Tilston's exquisite guitar work ...' ★★★★ The Guardian 'songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache.' ★★★★ The Scotsman 'Another superb set from the good Mr Tilston, who just can't seem to put a finger wrong.' FROOTS

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Kangaroo Moon played to a very enthusiastic and appreciative ACE Space audience in October 2014. Those who were at that gig will no doubt want to see and hear them again. Those who weren't need to find out what they missed. Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with. They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound. Well travelled, extensive touring in Australia and Europe, the band has played Glastonbury and Womad several times, as well as Phoenix, Guildford, Mistelbach(Austria), Sfinks(Belgium), Oerol(Netherlands), Maleny & the National Folk(Oz) and Newbury.

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Kangaroo Moon played to a very enthusiastic and appreciative ACE Space audience in October 2014. Those who were at that gig will no doubt want to see and hear them again. Those who weren't need to find out what they missed. Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with. They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound. Well travelled, extensive touring in Australia and Europe, the band has played Glastonbury and Womad several times, as well as Phoenix, Guildford, Mistelbach(Austria), Sfinks(Belgium), Oerol(Netherlands), Maleny & the National Folk(Oz) and Newbury.

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Folk Night Extravaganza

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Much Wenlock Church Green 7:30pm

An evening packed with beautiful folk music from some of the best talent in the area, including local folk music legends, Harvey Andrews, Janie Mitchell & Benji Kirkpatrick, and Fake Thackery. Doors Open : 6.30pm Performance : 7.30pm

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Early Rebetika

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Megla is a group of three Cypriot musicians, with a passion for interwar Rebetiko. They focus on the music that flourished in the urban areas around the port of Piraeus and its surroundings, after the arrival of Asia Minor refugees in 1922, up until the beginning of the Second World War. Poverty, petty crimes, drugs and troubles with the police are all reflected in their repertoire, together with the passion of the Rebetes for women, love and, above all, their music. For this exclusive concert, they will perform a special set list, covering many of the early Rebetiko composers, including Tountas, Skarvelis, Semsis, Dellias, Vamvakaris and others. Band/Musicians: Megla Theodoulos Charalampous - Bouzouki/Baglama/Vocals Simon Mercouris - Bouzouki/Laouto/Vocals Iacovos Kirlappos - Guitar/Vocals

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Early Rebetika

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Megla is a group of three Cypriot musicians, with a passion for interwar Rebetiko. They focus on the music that flourished in the urban areas around the port of Piraeus and its surroundings, after the arrival of Asia Minor refugees in 1922, up until the beginning of the Second World War. Poverty, petty crimes, drugs and troubles with the police are all reflected in their repertoire, together with the passion of the Rebetes for women, love and, above all, their music. For this exclusive concert, they will perform a special set list, covering many of the early Rebetiko composers, including Tountas, Skarvelis, Semsis, Dellias, Vamvakaris and others. Band/Musicians: Megla Theodoulos Charalampous - Bouzouki/Baglama/Vocals Simon Mercouris - Bouzouki/Laouto/Vocals Iacovos Kirlappos - Guitar/Vocals

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A highly talented singer-songwriter, Reg Meuross is probably one of the best writers of modern protest songs and other themes. Supporting Reg we are delighted to welcome East Anglian duo Reset Prose. Gavin Mitchell and Nathaniel Smith are Reset Prose and bring a mix of traditional style songs with great harmonies.

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A highly talented singer-songwriter, Reg Meuross is probably one of the best writers of modern protest songs and other themes. Supporting Reg we are delighted to welcome East Anglian duo Reset Prose. Gavin Mitchell and Nathaniel Smith are Reset Prose and bring a mix of traditional style songs with great harmonies.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present My Girl The River + Steph Scott

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

My Girl The River offer up their blend of Americana, folk, roots and alt-country. The new album 'This Ain't No Fairytale' was released to critical acclaim in the spring of 2016. Kris Wilkinson Hughes, a Louisiana native, brings her sultry southern voice to tell anecdotes, half-truths, fables and lies. 'Stunning' and 'great songs, great voice' are just some of the comments being batted around the new album. www.supertinyrecords.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present My Girl The River + Steph Scott

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

My Girl The River offer up their blend of Americana, folk, roots and alt-country. The new album 'This Ain't No Fairytale' was released to critical acclaim in the spring of 2016. Kris Wilkinson Hughes, a Louisiana native, brings her sultry southern voice to tell anecdotes, half-truths, fables and lies. 'Stunning' and 'great songs, great voice' are just some of the comments being batted around the new album. www.supertinyrecords.com

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Aynsley Lister

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Roxanne De Bastion

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three fabulous acts play our folk club. More details soon.

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A Fistful Of Spookies

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Malvern St Peter's Church & North Malvern Arts 7:30pm

8.00pm on-stage - top beer, top acoustic, top venue! 'one of the funniest bands ever - still chuckling' Mike Harding 'Heartbreaking. Hilarious.' The Old Church, Stoke Newington 'Wonderful I laughed the whole time' Sam Lee, The Nest Collective From thousand year old Georgian songs to sensational new arrangements guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer & delight. A Fistful of Spookies (UK) were abandoned to their own devices when festival hits The Spooky Men's Chorale retreated to Australia after their sell-out 2015 tour. Like a tide-mark in the enamel bath of song, this collection of UK Spooks keep alive the flame of Spookiness in Britain. A cappella but not as we know it. https://www.facebook.com/fistfulofspookies/ @spookyfistful www.afistfulofspookies.co.uk 'a fun-sized version of The Spooky Men's Chorale' Mark Radcliffe, 6 Music

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Charlie Dore In Concert. Hope Hall, Exeter Ex2 5jn

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band. She became one of a handful of UK songwriters to have success across diverse genres with songs covered by George Harrison, Tina Turner, Lisa Stansfied, Ricky Ross, Sheena Easton (US No 4), Celine Dion, Black, UB40, Status Quo, Paul Carrack and a UK No 1, 'Ain't No Doubt' for Jimmy Nail. Five of Charlie's albums have been released since 2005 on her own label Black Ink, which have seen her rediscover her own voice and return to her earlier folk-roots influences. She considers herself a fairly late starter in terms of resuming her own recordings so intends to keep touring until she drops. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and in 2012 Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes. Milk Roulette, her 8th album, was released in November 2014. It was recorded at her home studio and co-produced with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman. The title track describes Charlie's father's method of testing whether milk was off or not - by taking a swig. Touring continues throughout 2015-16. "A gift for melody ...brave, poignant ...entertaining and original" The Guardian ★★★★ "Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless" MOJO ★★★★ "Still stretching boundaries" Telegraph ★★★★ www.charliedore.com Supporting Charlie is Exeter singer songwriter, Greg Hancock. Greg has been writing his own songs ever since he first picked up a guitar at the age of ten. He always tries to find innovative and surprising new song structures and to avoid musical and lyrical cliches. His songs deal with a wide range of topics - from love-gone-wrong and personal emotions to topical issues and current affairs but all share an unusual, slightly skewed view of the world and everything in it. www.greghancockmusic.com/ Refreshments available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access. Tickets £12.00 Doors 7.30 Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

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Jess Vincent Plays Bristol Folk House

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30pm

Jess is currently touring with new album SHINE. At the Folk House she will be accompanied by masterful percussionist and accomplished keyboard player, Graham Brown. A live review by Jon Eve, 365Bristol proclaimed: Her eclectic mix of upbeat pop folk, downbeat ballads and delicate love songs hit every single emotion.In all honesty, I was sold as soon as I'd heard her pitch perfect vocals TICKETS £8 The Bristol Folk House, 40A Park Street BS1 5JG 0117 926 2987 Jess has performed in venues up and down the country from acoustic clubs like Rothbury Roots in Northumberland to the big stage at Colston Hall in Bristol and her festival appearances (as herself and supporting other musicians) include Manchester Pride, Cropredy, New Forest Folk Festival, Dart Music Festival, Wellyfest, Great British Folk Festival, Village Pump Folk Festival and Doncaster Folk Festival, among many others. Jess Vincent has a highly original style which is getting noticed: Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing says Mick Tems, Folk Wales; uniquely and obliquely original Rock'n'Reel R2, her trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke, shruti box, bass, harmonium, reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allowing her vulnerability to shine through. Jess has a unique mix of '..accessible, tuneful folksiness, with dashes of Americana of the light-textured Appalachian variety [Folk n Roots]. Shine sees Jess Vincent rising in stature as both a writer and performer of songs. An album that will last a lifetime and feel like it's ended too soon. [Neil King Fatea Records] MUSIC VIDEO: FETCH MY HEART https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfdZ6zYxpqU AUDIO: https://soundcloud.com/jessvincentsings/love-me-true-jess-vincent-shine VIDEO: BILLY TIPTON'S WALTZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw-lUj5KVRE

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Liverpool Acoustic Live - Derek King Album Launch

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Friday 17th June at Mathew Street's View Two Gallery marks the release of Liverpool singer-songwriter Derek King's second solo album, entitled Seasons. Derek's first album, Sometimes (released in the Spring of 2015) was a collection of timeless songs all about the ups and downs of everyday life, about sometimes winning and sometimes losing. In Seasons he continues to explore similar themes, about how, as the Earth turns, the changing of the seasons brings us constant change. Change can of course be predictable, but often we have little or no control over our fate. Across the Strings is a story about two strangers sharing a moment in time that could have perhaps have been more, Summer Breeze is all about a special someone entering one's life as randomly and unexpectedly as a breeze, while Perfect Days tells us how to be happy while being broke. This collection again contains two songs that were recent entries to the annual Liverpool Acoustic songwriting challenge, Reflections being about a man looking in the mirror and reflecting upon his life, and Sally, the story of a girl growing up who, seeing so much unfairness and unhappiness in the world, continually asks why and vows to campaign against injustice. Support on the launch night will be provided by wonderful pianist and vocalist Nicola Hardman, plus Northern Irish folk-rock band Gary Maginnis and the Like. Tickets are available in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. Please note this is on the third Friday of the month, not our regular fourth Friday. Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access. All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/events

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Rory Mcleod & The Familiar Strangers

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 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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Liverpool Acoustic Live - Derek King Album Launch

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Friday 17th June at Mathew Street's View Two Gallery marks the release of Liverpool singer-songwriter Derek King's second solo album, entitled Seasons. Derek's first album, Sometimes (released in the Spring of 2015) was a collection of timeless songs all about the ups and downs of everyday life, about sometimes winning and sometimes losing. In Seasons he continues to explore similar themes, about how, as the Earth turns, the changing of the seasons brings us constant change. Change can of course be predictable, but often we have little or no control over our fate. Across the Strings is a story about two strangers sharing a moment in time that could have perhaps have been more, Summer Breeze is all about a special someone entering one's life as randomly and unexpectedly as a breeze, while Perfect Days tells us how to be happy while being broke. This collection again contains two songs that were recent entries to the annual Liverpool Acoustic songwriting challenge, Reflections being about a man looking in the mirror and reflecting upon his life, and Sally, the story of a girl growing up who, seeing so much unfairness and unhappiness in the world, continually asks why and vows to campaign against injustice. Support on the launch night will be provided by wonderful pianist and vocalist Nicola Hardman, plus Northern Irish folk-rock band Gary Maginnis and the Like. Tickets are available in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) or £8.00 (+80p) for entry plus a copy of the CD from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 entry on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. Please note this is on the third Friday of the month, not our regular fourth Friday. Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access. All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/events

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Helter Skelter With Degurutieni + India Electric Company

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Gypsy Swing Tinged Ghost Ballad Jazz * Eastern European Textures * Irish Reels * Gypsy Jazz * Japanese quintet Degurutieni play a smoky, gypsy swing-tinged ghost-ballad kind of jazz. It's quite possibly the sound of Louis Armstrong out fishing with Ken Nordine in a Richard Brautigan story, a collision of soulful raspy vocals, junk roots, toys, horns, electric guitars and industrial rhythms. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, Gypsy jazz and Irish reels, their sound a "haunting collection of atmosphere, textures and layers" (Spiral Earth). In March 2015 they released their debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me and are currently supporting and accompanying Midge Ure on the extensive Breathe Again tour throughout Europe.

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Olion Byw & Harriet Earis

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

An evening celebrating the Welsh language. Cabaret with professional musicians and Welsh singing learners!

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Claude Bourbon

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take Blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Russian and many other stylings into uncharted territories. Claude was born in France but grew up in Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, where for a time he was classically trained. However, he soon felt the need to explore the guitar without the limitations of written music and delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Originally emigrating to Canada, he is now based in the UK and has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic's to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude's gigs, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other. A top master of his craft and never appearing to be rushed, he has impeccable timing and makes things that you and I can only marvel at seem simple.

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Boo Hewerdine And The Riot Acts

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Ely Beet club 7:00pm

An evening of music and history Commemorating and telling story of the struggle and tragedy of a local community in the Littleport and Ely Riots over the price of food in 1816 where subsequently 5 men were hung and many transported.. All profits to Ely & Littleport Food-banks Please bring tinned long date food stuffs for donation to the foodbank. £5.50p in Advance £7.50p on Door

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Lkq Concert In Lancaster

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Lancaster The Gregson Centre 7:00pm

Come along and hear LKQ playing celebratory and soulful klezmer music, featuring the sultry tones of Indra Buraczewska on songs covering life's important themes eating, drinking and love. Folk2Folk will play a warm-up set to get your toes tapping, with dance leading from Fiona Franks. Later on, LKQ will play some classic Yiddish dance numbers. Dancing is optional but encouraged! NB There is also a workshop on Saturday, which will feature tunes, style and probably some dancing and singing.

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Lkq Concert + Klezmer Workshop In Lancaster

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Lancaster The Gregson Centre 7:00pm

Enjoy klezmer music, Yiddish dancing on the Friday, and then learn how to do it yourself on Saturday! Concert is at 7.30 on Friday 17 June, workshop is 10.30am-12.30 on Saturday.

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Red Shoes

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

'This is modern British music of the finest quality - brilliant!' (Music-News.com) Thrilled to welcome Red Shoes to the Tree House Bookshop on Friday 17 June. Gig starts at 8pm.

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Double Header Steve Summers Band And Mark Harrison

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

2 great blues acts tonight. Steve Summers Band http://www.thestevesummersband.co.uk/ and Mark Harrison http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/ Top quality blues from start to finish

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Vintage Rock & Blues Festival

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Margate The West Coast Bar 4:00pm

Kaz Hawkins - Catfish - Trident Waters - Voodoo Room - Bad Bandits - Teed Up First of a weekend of blues & rock at the Westcoast Main Rooms -

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Piano Accordion Concert

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

With Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog, PLF, Pagoda), Murray Grainger (Heretique, Cafe Band), Jane Ward and guests.

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Piano Accordion Concert

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

With Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog, PLF, Pagoda), Murray Grainger (Heretique, Cafe Band), Jane Ward and guests.

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Ninebarrow In Concert @ St Nicholas' Church, Studland

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Studland St Nicholas' Church 7:00pm

After a hugely successful concert at St James' Church in Kingston during 2015, we decided we'd like to put on an even more intimate concert at another stunning local church: St Nicholas' in Studland. The small 12th century building is nestled within the beautiful village of Studland and boasts fantastic acoustics and the perfect atmosphere for an intimate, midsummer concert. Tickets are £9 in advance and £11 on the door. Due to the nature of this small venue, tickets are limited and can be ordered from WeGotTickets or reserved (at the advance price) by emailing info@ninbarrow.co.uk. Please note - it will be cash only on the door. Refreshments will be available in the church hall, located just outside the church and parking is available at the National Trust car park (pay and display). The church is just a short walk through the back of the car park.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Following the release of debut album Got Me Out Of Hell, blues and roots influenced Ma Polaine's Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an unique and hard to pigeon-hole act, with the live show drawing curiosity and emotion with inventive song-writing and on-stage instrument changes. Described as like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session, with a sound that wouldn't be out of place in a speakeasy or the Left Bank, the album has received high praise from radio presenters and reviewers alike, with all nine tracks getting radio play across the UK. Gaining industry recognition, Ma Polaine's Great Decline were winners of the Reveal Records emerging artist competition, and 2014 EP release title track Suffer It Well was a semi-finalist in the international song writing competition. 4 stars "an intangible element peculiar to themselves" R2 Magazine 4 stars "an utterly compelling soundscape" Northern Sky Magazine "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far". Liverpool Sound And Vision 9.5/10 Central to the identity, and to the curiously seductive chemistry, of this London quintet, are the charmingly throwback vocals of Beth Packer Roots Music Report www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/

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Lil' Jimmy Reed Band

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Marty O'reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

"Marty O'Reilly is imbued with an innate talent, and delivers beyond our expectations We were lucky enough to catch Marty O'Reilly and his Old Soul Orchestra a couple of years ago at Maverick Festival. They tore the place down with an incendiary performance on the main stage which then led it them selling the most CD's that any act has ever sold at that festival - a record that still stands today! Suffice to say we're absolutely thrilled that we've managed to tempt them down to our beautiful and historic venue for what promises to be an amazing Summer show! This orchestra seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs. Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of the early delta greats, O'Reilly developed a unique foundation onto which he would incorporate themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits. Whether it be his original pieces or his renditions of old American classics, O'Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline. O'Reilly is backed by Ben Berry on the double bass, Chris Lynch on the fiddle and Matt Goff on drums. Their versatile musicianship, and soulful chemistry help to expand O'Reilly's songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer, or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between. What The Critics Say: "Raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives. (4000milestonashville) Doors 7.15pm, Show Starts 7.45pm.

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Whitchurch Parish Hall 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).

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Jeni & Billy (usa)

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Cardiff Beulah Community Centre (Canolfan Beulah) 7:30am

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Paul Mcclure And Ashland

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Birmingham ORT Arts Cafe 7:30pm

Ashland 8PM Paul McClure 9PM

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Merz & Julian Sartorius

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

It was five years ago in Bern, Switzerland that acclaimed British experimental pop musician Conrad Lambert, known as Merz, met Swiss drummer and sound artist Julian Sartorius. Sartorius was drafted in as percussionist for Merz's album No Compass Will Find Home, an album containing 'consistently thoughtful songwriting,' according to the Guardian. His richly detailed and expansive songs were then reconstructed. At the hands of 33-year-old Julian Sartorius the companion album Drum & Vocal Renditions reduced as well as radicalised No Compass Will Find Home, Sartorius applying the same rules and operation methods to Merz's song variations as his epic audio-visual Beat Diary; every beat is actually played, every sound is real. To perform the Renditions album live Sartorius created a band consisting of four exceptional drummers, named Merz feat. Sartorius Drum Ensemble. Merz stands alone among the four drummer's kits singing his songs a capella over the multi-textural, sometimes delicate, sometimes thunderous rhythmic sound. Merz and Sartorius have subsequently collaborated on the writing for Merz's latest album Thinking Like A Mountain with Merz using Sartorius's textural rhythms as a foundation for the emerging song. This joint UK tour sees Merz and Sartorius play together as a duo, combining their respective strengths, originality and idiosyncrasies as musicians in a fast evolving, fluid performance of Merz's repertoire of songs. 'Merz's fireside-folk songs become multi-faceted towers when combined with Julian Sartorius' unyielding drum beats' Impose Magazine Opening each night Julian Sartorius will perform his intricately conceived solo drum show, a unique and must-see spectacle from one of Europe's most creative drummers. 'Best drummer in the universe' Andy Votel 'Magnificent' Matthew Herbert

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 Duck Soup 7.45-8.15 Martin Carthy 8.45-9.30 Martin Carthy 9.45-10.30 Donations bar available

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 Duck Soup 7.45-8.15 Martin Carthy 8.45-9.30 Martin Carthy 9.45-10.30 Donations bar available

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Lkq Klezmer Workshop In Lancaster

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Lancaster The Gregson Centre 10:15am

Come along and learn klezmer tunes, style, and probably some dancing and singing too!

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Hubert Murray - An Evening Of Blues, Folk & Bluegrass

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Honley Hope Bank Works 7:30pm

Irish troubadour Hubert Murray captures the essence of folk, blues and bluegrass at their finest. Hubert's bluesy voice is packed full of energy and soul, accompanied by a mix of delicate finger picking and fiery hot flatpicking on the guitar. Hailing from County Galway, Ireland, Hubert is currently based in London and is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of London based old-time/bluegrass supergroup The Hot Rock Pilgrims as well as Irish bluegrass fusion band Lands End. This gig is part of his mini tour of the Midlands and North of England to promote his brand new debut EP Shorten the Road. Huddersfield based singer & songwriter Maria Wallace will play a short opening set of Americana and bluegrass, and we plan to finish the evening off with a bluegrass session. Hope Bank Works is a great community arts space located just off Woodhead Road at the edge of Honley village. Head towards Holmfirth and after passing the Jacobs Well pub on the right, you'll see the entrance to Hope Bank shortly afterwards on the left. There's plenty of parking as well as public transport links via rail (Honley railway station) and the main bus route along Woodhead Rd. More info at www.hubertmurray.com www.truenorthpromotions.co.uk

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Mark Olbrich Blues Eternity

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Mark Bestia Olbrich Blues Eternity A stellar international line up! Featuring Jimmy Thomas (USA) Vocal & Original Ike Turner Band Vocalist. Mark Olbrich, Britain's top blues bassist of Polish origin has brought together musicians who are acknowledged as among the best in the world of blues blues legend Jimmy Thomas (ex Ike & Tina Turner), Britain's top harmonica player, Laurie Garman and Eddie Angel. Mark 'Bestia' Olbrich is a British blues bass player of extraordinary skill and experience., Mark cut his hard-core blues teeth in London playing with the top British and American musicians. 'Blues Eternity' was voted Best Blues Record 2014.

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Ramshackle Union Band + Barker Band

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Gig to raise money for homeless charity CARDBOARD CITIZENS RAMSHACKLE UNION BAND THE BARKER BAND + others £8 in advance (plus booking fee) £10 on door cash ALL PROCEEDS (apart from the booking fee) go to CARDBOARD CITIZENS www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk

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Brooks Williams

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 7:30pm

BROOKS WILLIAMS - performance starts at 8pm 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 ranked one of the world's Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and is a richly diverse and entertaining performer, a proverbial triple treat, with fiery guitar playing, smooth-as-silk singing, and stunning songs. fRoots says Williams is absolutely beyond criticism! Originally from Statesboro Georgia, Brooks got his start in the clubs of New York and New England. 20 albums later, and now based in the UK, he tours around the world, from Kerrville Festival (Texas) to Cafe De Amer (Holland), from Cropredy Festival (England) to Club Passim (Massachusetts). Williams' music is genre defying, walking the line between blues and Americana. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam and you're just about there. www.brookswilliams.com

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The Wave Pictures 'a Season In Hull' Shows

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

To celebrate the release of the first record on our own label, 'A Season In Hull, The Wave Pictures return to play one of our favourite London venues, The Lexington. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of friends, live into one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. A 'Season In Hull' is a one-microphone happy birthday recording. Support comes from the excellent Holly Holden y Su Banda, who are a London based trio who combine classic pop tunes and Caribbean rhythms in a sound they call Tropical Soul. Videos: Hello Platonia - Spiritual Session, London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEE7KOUvfZU Dead Coral - Wreckroom Studio Session, NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJzUWzJyl8 Links: hollyholdenmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/hollyholdenmusik/

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The Wave Pictures 'a Season In Hull' Matinee Show

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London The Lexington 3:00pm

To celebrate the release of the first record on our own label, 'A Season In Hull, The Wave Pictures return to play one of our favourite London venues, The Lexington. For the matinee show under 12's gain free entry. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of friends, live into one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. A 'Season In Hull' is a one-microphone happy birthday recording. Support comes from the excellent Holly Holden y Su Banda, who are a London based trio who combine classic pop tunes and Caribbean rhythms in a sound they call Tropical Soul. Videos: Hello Platonia - Spiritual Session, London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEE7KOUvfZU Dead Coral - Wreckroom Studio Session, NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJzUWzJyl8 Links: hollyholdenmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/hollyholdenmusik/

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The Wave Pictures 'a Season In Hull' Matinee Show

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London The Lexington 3:00pm

To celebrate the release of the first record on our own label, 'A Season In Hull, The Wave Pictures return to play one of our favourite London venues, The Lexington. For the matinee show under 12's gain free entry. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of friends, live into one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. A 'Season In Hull' is a one-microphone happy birthday recording. Support comes from the excellent Holly Holden y Su Banda, who are a London based trio who combine classic pop tunes and Caribbean rhythms in a sound they call Tropical Soul. Videos: Hello Platonia - Spiritual Session, London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEE7KOUvfZU Dead Coral - Wreckroom Studio Session, NYC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJzUWzJyl8 Links: hollyholdenmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/hollyholdenmusik/

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

A change from the informal singarounds - A 'floor spot' on a Singers Night will be ten minutes so it will be a chance to perform two songs consecutively. 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 6pm 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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Darren Hayman's Thankful Villages

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Darren Hayman will release his enthralling and ambitious new album Thankful Villages via Rivertones on 3 June. A Thankful Village is a village in Britain where every soldier returned alive from World War I. The writer, journalist and educator Arthur Mee coined the term 'Thankful Village' in his series of guidebooks, The King's England in the 1930s. Darren Hayman visited each of the 54 Thankful Villages and, focussing on village life, made a piece of music and a short film for every one. Some take the form of instrumentals inspired by the location, some are interviews with village residents set to music, others are new songs with lyrics or found local traditional songs. This is the first (of three) volume of the project and contains the first 18 villages that Darren visited during 2014/15. The pieces do not necessarily refer to the Great War, rather they portray the village and it's communities at many points in history. In Stocklinch Ros tells a story of a painting of the old church changing hands through the village, while in Strethall Darren sings a story of infidelity from the parish records from 1607 and in St Michael, South Elmham Dolly tells the story of her melodeon playing father and his adventures in Salonika. One of the most catchy songs on the album is the final track, Bradbourne. Written at a low point for Darren, the song is nonetheless an uplifting collage of vocal harmonies about how, despite not being religious, the churches in the Thankful Villages acted as a refuge from life's troubles. Many pieces are instrumental, with Darren sitting on a blanket in a graveyard, teasing out melodies on old wooden instruments among bird song and the soft braying of cattle. Lyrics also appear with Darren writing on old church organs and weaving the local congregations into his songs. Thankful Villages is a collage of Britain's hidden places. Rich in history and community, Thankful Villages is a further chapter in Darren's journey through the country underbelly. Recent records include laments for lost lidos, re-imagined 19th Century political chants and a tale of terror set in during the English Civil Wars. In this show Darren and his band will tell stories show films and perform music created in the villages. There will be a lot of sweet pastoral music and tales both from Darren and the villagers themselves. And, if you clap enough at the end, Darren will also play some old favourites.

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Matt Quinn At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It's been great watching our old mate Matt establish himself as a fine ambassador of traditional music. A first class melodian player rooted firmly in the English tradition but with influences far and wide and a great singer too. 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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Melange

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Melange seamlessly blend music from North Africa, the Middle East and Mediterranean, incorporating elements of jazz improvisation and dynamic arrangements. The group was formed by cellist Shirley Smart on returning to London after 10 years living and working in Jerusalem with several of the different traditions there. The group now performs a mixture of traditional and original material, drawing its inspiration from the above traditions while also reflecting their links also to western music. They combine also traditional and modern improvisation, including both maqam and jazz. Melange is a true reflection of modern cosmopolitanism, comprising musicians from Greece, Spain, Morocco, Iraq, Italy and the UK. Melange have just released their second album Via Maris on Two Rivers Records.

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The Tea Cups

on Mon, 20 Jun 2016 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. ---------------------------- Comprising the singing talents of Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert and Will Finn, the a capella foursome have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the last couple of years with critically acclaimed performances at Shepley Spring Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Warwick Folk Festival and more. The Teacups met in 2010 whilst studying on the BMus Folk & Traditional Music Degree at Newcastle University. Since then they have gone on to perform around the UK and Europe, performing at some of the top festivals and venues. The band released their first album 'One for the Pot' in 2013 which was received very well, and in 2015 they will be released their much anticipated second album 'Of Labour & Love'.

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The Deslondes

on Tue, 21 Jun 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Please Please You presents The Deslondes Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Tuesday 21st June, 7.30pm. £10adv/£12otd More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

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Crossing Borders Festival Double Bill

on Tue, 21 Jun 2016 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 7:30pm

Sanctuary on Sea presents: From Gambia to Mesopotamia and Anatolia via Ditchling: a double bill of Jali Burama Mbye (kora) with Herbie Flowers (double bass) followed by Kurdish singer Suna Alan with Group Raye, part of the Crossing Borders Festival.

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Bar Wotever Present Chet O'keefe And Liz Lenten (auburn)

on Tue, 21 Jun 2016 at London Royal Vauxhall Tavern 7:00pm

Liz from Auiburn return with her mate Chet O'Keefe for a night of music, steel guitars, blues and a big dollop of Dusty Springfield... Chet O'Keefe and Liz Lenten (from Auburn) were introduced by mutual friend and award winning producer, Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, and Mac Wiseman) in Nashville TN. Chet O'Keefe is an American singer/songwriter now based in Terlingua Ranch, Texas, who has forged new frontiers in the realm of Americana music, creating an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. Liz Lenten.....in delivering melodic dramatic monologue, Liz Lenten is among the best around David Innes, R2 magazine (UK - Nov 2015) Auburn has been captivating audiences around the country with their unique blend of Americana, soulful blues, roots music. Fronted by vocalist Liz Lenten, whose voice has been described as so sweet it'll make your hair curl and husky, with an emotional frailty'. '...listening to Liz sing is like making eye contact...aurally...there is nowhere to hide from the raw emotion.....' (Fan FB feedback) With influences from Bonnie Raitt to Billie Holiday, and Dusty to Kate Bush, Liz's songs grab you melodically and tell stories of life's ups and downs. + OPEN MIC ------------------------ We have at least two Open Mic slots up for grabs. To get one, add your name, what you do, tech you need in this event below.... First come first served... At our Open Mic you get max 8 minutes on stage. We do not tolerate Homo and/or Transphobia or Racism in any way or form. If you create a mess - you clean it up! Our Photographer might get some pictures of you - let us know if this is ok or not. Join Us, Join In! ---------------------- COMMUNITY NEWS ------------------------ share what you are up to with all of us. After the Interval - where the Community share what's on with the Community that is there! If you have things to share, be prepared directly after interval, bring flyers and printed info to hand out if you can/have + Always post it in our Bar Wotever group on FB after, so more can see and get the info! https://www.facebook.com/groups/barwotever/ twitter @BarWot ----------- Bar Wotever - Queer Tuesdays at RVT Doors: from 7pm, Show start 8.30pm, ends abt 10.30 Then DJs play until we close at Midnight Entry, in Advance £5 OTD: £5 / conc with proof £3 Full eventslist at: https://www.facebook.com/WoteverWorldLtd www.woteverworld.com ------------ Bar Wotever Queer Cabaret Tuesdays at RVT We work with some of the best LGBT & Queer Performers in London, UK and the World, plus encourage newcomers and beginners with great attitude and things to say. We also champion a big group of Residential Royal Vauxhall Tavern -----------------

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Mull Historical Society

on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 8:00pm

Following the release of Mull Historical Society's seventh album Dear Satellite on 8 April (Colin MacIntyre's birthday) comes the new single Sleepy Hollow, out 27 May. The spring morning brightness and catchy hook make it perfect for these warmer months and is the natural progression from recent single The Ballad Of Ivor Punch, which has enjoyed plays on 6 Music, Amazing Radio and playlist on BBC Scotland with Mull headlining BBC Scotland's Quay Sessions. Dear Satellite was produced by Grammy award-winning Dom Morley, known for his work on Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, as well as working with Adele, Grinderman and Sting. He also produced Colin's first album on Xtra Mile Recordings, City Awakenings, released in 2012. It is ten tracks of floating, positive, textually diverse pop songs. The songs Sleepy Hollow and This Little Sister may leap you into optimistic, slightly cheerful abandon but Why Do They Go So Soon wrings a little melancholy into the warmth. The odd off-key whistling underpinning the rhyming acoustic pop of Bones meshes the weird elements you'd have expected from MHS of old, described by the Sunday Times as 'with unconcealed fury it addresses the grotesque game of pass-the-parcel that the developed world is currently playing over the refugee crisis'. While the chiming synth-drive of The Ballad of Ivor Punch reaches into Arcade Fire-esque indie rock, All the Love Remains and Each Other captures the sweet and serious strumming that MHS has made his own. The album closes with the reflective, sky-and-soul-searching Farewell to Finisterre, continuing the seeming interest of Xtra Mile Recordings bands in space and star gazing. 'Every bit the Hebridean Sufjan Stevens. Terrific' - 4/5, Q Magazine 'Great hooks... up there with the best of them. This collection underlines his credentials as a storyteller' - UNCUT

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Robin And Bina Williamson: Songs Stories And Music

on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Robin and Bina Williamson perform original and traditional, magical and mystical songs stories and music. Robin is legendary world wide as musician, writer and storyteller. He has forefronted many genres over his 50.year career. Bina is a gifted singer songwriter writer multi instrumentalist in her own right. She has a hauntingly sweet melodious voice. Their soulful concerts feature their East West harmonies with harp, bowed psaltery and diverse other instruments. "Pure beauty through simplicity" (Robert Plant) "Superb " (Rowan Williams) Tickets: £12 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Punik At The Fermain Tavern

on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 at St Peter Port Fermain Tavern 7:30pm

A night of Punk and Power Blues featuring Punik from Japan , Insurrection ,Jawbone and The Hevvy Bevvy Blues Band

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Wild Ponies At No8

on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

There's gonna be a stampede to No8 Café on Wednesday 22nd June, when venue favourites Wild Ponies return with a bag full of stonkin' americana tunes delivered in their own inimitable style with panache and glorious energy! Americana at it's most engaging and enjoyable - Pure Gold! Doors open 6.30pm for pre-gig food, please reserve a table. Box Office queries: 01566785386

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Henri Herbert

on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 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. -------- Following his acclaimed appearance at SXSW 2016 and a whirlwind tour of the USA, Henri Herbert and his band hit London as part of their UK tour. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed 'Wired' EP, rated 8/10 by 'Classic Rock' magazine and 9/10 by 'The Blues Magazine' respectively, boogie piano king Henri Herbert returns with his follow up 'You Say' EP. Production comes curtesy of renowned producer and engineer 'Neil Brockbank' (Nick Lowe/Bryan Ferry/Ocean Colour Scene), with rock 'n' roll ace Nick Jones on drums and a UK debut from French bassist Lucas Itie. This show is not to be missed! the barrelhouse piano of Henri Herbert rolls like a steam train hurtling at speed down a greased railway track. The Quietus Herbert's debut [Wired] EP trades the fingers-on-fire mania for some classy, considered songwriting 8/10 Henry Yates, Classic Rock Magazine He's a force of nature! Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6 Music

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Rusalnaia

on Wed, 22 Jun 2016 at Manchester Dulcimer 8:00pm

Rusalnaia are Sharron Kraus and Gillian Chadwick. They are touring to celebrate the release of their second album, 'Time Takes Away', released by Cambrian Records. Expect a night of bewitching psychedelic folk... Their self-titled first album, recorded in Philadelphia with Espers' Greg Weeks and just reissued on vinyl, has been called ' one of the lost classics of contemporary folk music... The songs sometimes have the feel of traditional pagan hymns, at others they could almost be out-takes from a lost, early Sandy Denny album' (Ptolemaic Terrascope). The new album was recorded in Wales, and whilst the acid folk references remain intact, this is an altogether heavier album. The live band features Gillian and Sharron, alongside acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist Nick Jonah Davis and Big Eyes Family Players drummer, Guy Whittaker. Support comes from Nic Jonah Davis. Sharron Kraus is a singer of folk songs, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music. Gillian Chadwick performs progressive electric folk as Ex-Reverie.

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Fotheringay

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

Rock Artist Management presents... The return of classic folk legends Jerry Donahue ~ Gerry Conway ~ Pat Donaldson FOTHERINGAY The essence of Sandy Denny and Trevor Lucas ...with very special guests... Kathryn Roberts ~ PJ Wright ~ Sally Barker THE FIRST REVIEW: Fotheringay, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 18th June 2015 By John Anson - Lancashire Evening Telegraph. It was a show which was over 40 years in the making, but boy was it worth the wait. The three surviving members of Fotheringay - Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson - were back on stage together for the opening night of the band's first series of dates since 1971. Joining them were Kathryn Roberts, Sally Barker and P J Wright and together they served up an evening of understated quality, a night where musicianship and great voices were allowed to come to the fore washing over the audience in soothing waves. Some diehard fans may have thought a Fotheringay show would not be possible without the late, great Sandy Denny. But by having two female vocalists of supreme quality, any comparisons were rendered meaningless from the outset. Indeed, it also allowed for a greater depth on some of the songs as their combined harmonies provided some of the evening's 'goosebump' moments. Classic Fotheringay songs such as Nothing More, Banks of the Nile, Knights Of the Road and Gypsy Davey all featured during two sets lasting almost two hours. One of the real treats of the night was the way every member on stage just relished being out there. From the three original members there were small smiles of satisfaction as one of their 'guests' rendered a song beautifully or played a telling melody. For the newcomers, you could sense the pride at being asked to be part of such a special event. Jerry Donahue demonstrated why fellow guitarists put him on a pedestal - he just made the whole thing look so easy, his hands barely moving across the fret and yet one stunning riff followed another. Kathryn Robert's vocal qualities are well known. With husband Sean Lakeman she forms one of modern folk music's most dynamic pairings. As for Sally Barker, folk fans knew she could sing well before she reduced Sir Tom Jones to a blubbering wreck on The Voice. But you have to experience her singing live to fully appreciate the purity of what she can do. Anyone who worried that a series of Fotheringay shows after so long would be spoiling the band's legacy need worry no longer. This was a special night with some very special musicians. It proves that good things are worth waiting for.

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Robin And Bina Williamson.

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

doors 8pm music 8.15.

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The Houghton Weavers @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Top of the tree when it comes to comedy and singalong songs with a Lancashire influence, The Houghton Weavers return to the club for yet another evening of fun, music and joviality. A night not to be missed.

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Michael Messer's Mitra

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Michael Messer's Mitra Michael Messer - vocals, slide and lap steel guitar Manish Pingle - Indian slide guitar (Moan veena) Gurdain Rayatt - tabla Mitra is a unique musical trio and a true musical friendship. A unique fusion of blues slide guitar, Hindustani classical guitar and tabla rhythms. Michael Messer's Mitra is a trio comprising British blues innovator and slide guitarist, Michael Messer, Hindustani slide guitar maestro from Mumbai India, Manish Pingle, and London-based tabla player, Gurdain Rayatt. This is more than another meeting of musicians from different cultures, this is a band with its own unique sound, an exhilarating and highly accessible fusion of Delta blues and Hindustani classical music. With vocals, slide guitars and tabla, these three musicians from opposite sides of the globe create a fascinating musical journey, running from the banks of the Mississippi, via London, to Mumbai and the Ganges delta. iTunes - No1 blues album - February 2016 Transglobal World Music Chart - No15 - February 2016 World Music Network - No4 - February 2016 fROOTS Playlist top ten albums - January/February 2016 Magnificent Indian Blues! Call Of The Blues is a remarkable fusion of country blues with Hindustani music showcasing the splendor of the slide guitar and the talent of three extraordinary musicians - Angel Romero - World Music Central There's nothing I like more than a meeting of musical minds where you can't hear the joins. This is an acoustic blues album that takes the music right back to the Deltas; Mississippi and Ganges - Jamie Renton - fRoots "Filled With Eastern Spice and Magic. Every note is blues that shimmer like sari silk. This album is a success due to the melodious delivery of the lyrics from Michael, plus the grounding of his guitar skills keeping the blues rooted in the soul. The tabla and Mohan veena add texture, tone and twists in the beat and cadences of the blues. Call of The Blues is a mighty voice" Liz Aiken - Bluesdoodles 10/10 ".....it's nothing like I've ever played on my show before, but I love it...Bhupali Blues, it's superb!" David Freeman - Jazz FM Not since the Beatles teamed up with Ravi Shankar back in the day has there been such an experimental and inspired meeting of musical cultures. I've no doubt this album is going to be internationally lauded for both its musicianship and Messer's stunning vision. This is an album of pure, sparkling, sublime originality. Anyone with an interest in traditional acoustic blues will be inevitably bowled over by the seamless fusion of two musical cultures. Ian Patience - CashBox Canada This journey to the Ganges delta is unique, inspiring and innovative without losing the authenticity of rural blues - Dave Scott - The Blues Magazine In 2013 Michael Messer travelled to India to perform at a festival in Mumbai. Just before the trip, he was put in touch with one of the new rising stars of Indian slide guitar, Manish Pingle (pronounced 'Pinglay'). Manish invited Michael to his home in Mumbai and after just a few minutes, the two musicians were jamming on two Mohan veenas (Indian slide guitars). Manish had heard some blues, but not the style of rural blues that Michael was playing that night. The two musicians felt an immediate and natural musical rapport and found that they were able to switch from blues to Hindustani music without really noticing the transitions. It was natural and easy, as if they had known each other's playing for years. Michael Messer left Manish Pingle's home that night, vowing that he would find a way for them to play together again. Fast forward six months and Manish Pingle landed at Heathrow in September 2013 for a concert with Michael at the Troubadour Club in London. To make the music complete, they added London-based tabla player, Gurdain Rayatt, to create a trio. Regarded as one of the greatest tabla players of his generation outside India, Gurdain had not heard the style of blues that Michael plays, but as with Manish a few months earlier, the combination of their styles was immediate and totally natural. Manish Pingle and Gurdain Rayatt, two masters of Indian classical music, were playing Mississippi delta and hill country blues with Michael Messer, as if they had played together all their lives. All three musicians and the audience at the Troubadour Club that night were completely captivated by this unique fusion of the blues and Hindustani classical music. Fast forward again to April 2015, and a few days after their first UK tour, Michael Messer's Mitra were at Leif Storm Studio recording their debut album, 'Call Of The Blues'. It took three days to record the ten tracks and except for a double-tracked vocal on one song, the whole album was recorded completely live with no overdubs.

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Alice Jones

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Her background is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition and the music that she makes instantly reflects this strong influence. Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes only with foot percussion. The sensitive and intuitive arrangements of each song allow the stories to take centre stage and, inspired by her beginnings as a percussive dancer, they are loaded with a rhythm and energy that portrays her dancer's heartbeat. Her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material and brings new life to old songs. Alice Jones is a seriously impressive singer of traditional songs fRoots (270) Alice was first exposed to folk music as a babe in arms through her parents, both being keen attendees of folk clubs in the 1970's. According to her mother, her favourite songs as a small child were I Like a Drop of Good Beer and The Spotted Cow Songs about drinking and ladies of dubious virtue With hindsight it was probably inevitable that she would turn out to be a folkie too alicejonesmusic.com

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Klezmer * Turkish Fasil * Greek Rembetika * Brazilian Samba * Celtic * West African Rhythms * The ace Don Kipper will be zigzagging through the exotic sounds of Klezmer, Turkish Fasil and Greek Rembetika with bursts of Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music.

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Carlene Carter In Concert

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

With Carter Girl, Carlene Carter once and for all proclaims who she is. Her first album for Rounder, it features songs spanning the Carter Family generations, including celebrated Carter Family songs like Gold Watch And Chain, and others written and performed by the descendants of the original Carter trio including Carlene herself.

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The Bevin Boys Live At Hidden Rooms

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

The Bevin Boys are one of the UK's busiest and much loved vintage 1940s swing bands, their live show authentically evoking the look, sound and atmosphere of the late forties with genuine period instruments and attire - let us take you back in time! Vocal-led jazz standards and lesser-known hits of the forties are The Bevin Boys' speciality, with a vast repertoire of music suitable for dancing and listening - come and see why they regularly perform at such prestigious venues as The Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall as well as International Jazz Festivals and dance conventions across Europe. http://www.bevinboys.com https://www.facebook.com/bevinboys Pennies From Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxwYonuROAg That Old Black Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qYGIN7ueEc Tickets in advance £12, or on the door £15 Price includes a drink (alcoholic/non-alcolholic)

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Positively Fourth Street: Songs From The Village

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:30pm

Some of the world's finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air. Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs. Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you're crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. Expert. BBC The One Show World class. The Times. A musical feast. Chris Lloyd (Talon: Best of Eagles)

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of fantastic flamenco music and dance by one of the most promising young groups in the UK. Tapas and wines on the night, and the opportunity to enjoy flamenco in the amazing atmosphere of Cafe Barcelona. Doors at 7pm, music starts 8.30pm Tickets are £12 in advance, £14 at the door

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Trembling Bells

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Old Grammar School 8:00pm

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Trembling Bells

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Old Grammar School 8:00pm

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Sam Carter

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

He's toured the world with a British Council project, supported Bellowheadand been filmed by the BBC. Hailed as 'the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation', Sam Carter doesn't rest on his laurels, but is always looking for new inspiration. His last album, The No Testament, is infused with contemporary, narrative-based songs with shapenote, gospel and work-song influences. 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'Three years on [from debut album Keepsakes] the exemplary musicianship is bolder, the vocal arrangements more striking... as penetrating as Richard Thompson's best work' Uncut

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Dale Storr Solo New Orleans Piano

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Sheffield University Drama Studio 7:00am

Dale will be performing his new album Jammin' with the wind. He has continuously been touring the country as far and wide as Penzance to the Shetland Islands whilst also taking in Brussels,Luxembourg and Antwerp winning over a legion of fans overwhelmed by his mastery of New Orleans Piano. His performances appeal to New Orleans, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Boogie and Stride aficionados alike. He won the prestigious award of Best Solo Instrumentalist at The Buxton Fringe Festival 2015.Reached the finals of The British Blues Awards 2015 and The European Blues Awards 2015. Recent Reviews He was absolutely phenomenal - just Dale and a piano and he brought the house down. It's more than just his technical brilliance that makes the show - he's promoting a new solo album and chooses a fantastic set of New Orleans repertoire for this show, with really interesting chats in between songs that show his encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for the subject. He's nominated in the Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards and I'm not surprised.- Mark Tattersall - Artistic Director Dorchester Arts 'If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special' - Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain 'A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano' - Blues Matters Magazine 'Dale is the best New Orleans player I've ever heard' - Richard Hawley 'I've seen Dr.John's shadow' - David Barard (bass player for Dr.John)

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Naomi Bedford

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 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 Naomi Bedford, 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 £11/9 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Naomi Bedford

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 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 Naomi Bedford, 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 £11/9 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Eilidh Steel And Mark Neal: Fiddle And Guitar

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle and guitar duo who are in great demand in the UK and abroad. Combining traditional music rooted in Argyll and Scotland's West Coast with their own compositions, Eilidh and Mark are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement and have toured extensively around Europe. Eilidh Steel is from Argyllshire where she started playing fiddle at the age of six. Since graduating from Glasgow's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she has composed, played and toured as a full time musician, and she is Artistic Director of the Scots Fiddle Festival. Eilidh is a respected tunesmith with her compositions performed and recorded by many artists throughout the world. Originally from East Kilbride, guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark Neal has played various instruments since the age of 5. He moved to Edinburgh to study a degree in physics then a PhD in Musical Acoustics, before turning to music as a full time career.

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Eilidh Steel And Mark Neal: Fiddle And Guitar

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle and guitar duo who are in great demand in the UK and abroad. Combining traditional music rooted in Argyll and Scotland's West Coast with their own compositions, Eilidh and Mark are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement and have toured extensively around Europe. Eilidh Steel is from Argyllshire where she started playing fiddle at the age of six. Since graduating from Glasgow's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she has composed, played and toured as a full time musician, and she is Artistic Director of the Scots Fiddle Festival. Eilidh is a respected tunesmith with her compositions performed and recorded by many artists throughout the world. Originally from East Kilbride, guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark Neal has played various instruments since the age of 5. He moved to Edinburgh to study a degree in physics then a PhD in Musical Acoustics, before turning to music as a full time career.

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Ross Couper & Tom Oakes

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

SoundBox is delighted to present contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts, who combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Featuring Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar), this compelling acoustic duo serves up a unique offering with wide appeal. This is a bijou gig so early booking recommended! GILMORE & ROBERTS 'Hot property' - fRoots 'Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' - Q Magazine 'Enthralling....consistently compelling' - Pure M Magazine 'Head and shoulders above their contemporaries' - Rockin' Magpie First-half support: Price & Jones; Ben Robertson; The Glaaswalkers The event will be held in the upstairs function room of The Lock Keeper.

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Rosie Brown

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rosie Brown and Band Superior musical minds following their hearts, said Mojo in its glittering review of the debut album By the Blue. And with an exquisite, deeply-textured acoustic sound, songstress Rosie Brown working closely with co-writer and producer Bernd Rest and her longstanding, virtuoso band has continued charming audiences on the UK's acoustic scene. With Rosie Brown on vocals and guitar, the band are: Bernd Rest electric, acoustic and lap steel guitars and harmony vocals; Simon C Russell double and electric bass, viola and harmony vocals; Paul May drums; Robin Hopcraft trumpet and flugelhorn. With a heady mix of jazz, folk and country influences, they create an inimitable harmony-drenched sound. Expect songs from their critically acclaimed albums (By the Blue, Clocks and Clouds, Strange Recollection) as well as new material from their forthcoming album. **** Mojo As fresh and enveloping as morning mist and as disquietingly opaque the music of Rosie Brown weaves a wondrous spell and the effect is bewitching. She is partnered by producer and co-writer Bernd Rest, whose neat guitar parts (along with Russell's double bass, and the general air of trippiness) recall vintage John Martyn. But the post-Norah subtlety (acoustic group at its core), post-Portishead portent (neurotic bluesy dissonance) and post-Zero 7 lounge-chill results in uniquely affecting sounds which unsettle as they seduce." **** Q Elemental, sensual... conjures something evocative of Les Paul backed by Goldfrapp.

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Crh Music Presents The Delta Saints

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).

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Vin Garbutt In Concert

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Vin Garbut is a man who for 40+ years on the British and International acoustic music circuit has needed no introduction.... so there is none. www.vingarbutt.com Steve Daggett meanwhile is a truly exceptional writer and singer from the North East - worth the price of a ticket all by himself. Come and see... you won't be disappointed! http://www.stevedaggett.co.uk/history.htm

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Vin Garbutt In Concert

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Vin Garbut is a man who for 40+ years on the British and International acoustic music circuit has needed no introduction.... so there is none. www.vingarbutt.com Steve Daggett meanwhile is a truly exceptional writer and singer from the North East - worth the price of a ticket all by himself. Come and see... you won't be disappointed! http://www.stevedaggett.co.uk/history.htm

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Howe Gelb

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Manchester St Michael's Church 7:30pm

As singer-songwriter, acclaimed producer, musician and mastermind of Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has been making music since 1980, responsible for indefinable and influential recordings ranging from punk and roots-rock to psych, jazz, gospel and even traditional Spanish music. Since his early lo-fi groundbreaking recordings Gelb has remained one of the most inventive and unique American musicians of the last 3 decades. 'The scruffy master of alt-country eclecticism' - NPR 'His work has never acknowledged any borders that might theoretically exist between mariachi waltzes, psychedelic guitar rock, uptown piano jazz, or dusty improvised C&W' - Pitchfork Tour support comes from Erika Wennerstrom, founder of Austin's Heartless Bastards. This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael's since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats. AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Black Snake Blues With The Rusty Spring Syncopators + Thomas & Theresa

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Blues, Country-Blues, Hillbilly Jazz, Ragtime, Bluegrass and Neapolitan Mandolin at Jamboree. Drawing bigger and better crowds each gruesome, vicious night with their cruel brand of crusty blues, rusty rags and manky-janky jazz, the "Original" Rusty Spring Syncopators have caused such a riproar in the barrelhouse that they may fairly be described as "gods". With hand-crafted junkyard contraptions and channeling the energy of a forgotten American yesteryear, this band beats out a mean tune. From the small, Southwest Louisiana town of Sulphur, Thomas Townsley and Theresa Romero began performing as a guitar-mandolin duo in local coffee houses and venues in the Lake Charles area. Thomas's exuberant bluegrass and Neapolitan mandolin techniques coupled with Theresa's hard-driving guitar playing and vocals was enough to captivate their local audience for hours on end. Having moved to New Orleans they released their debut album 'Thomas & Theresa' in 2013. Their latest set, 'Little Rooms' was released on Milo Records.

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Honeyfeet

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Songs about eating people! Dancing on graves! Infidelity! Manchester's finest folk-hop & barrelhouse-pop exponents have the skill, charm and tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound. Evoking the afro-funk of Mulatu Atstake, the exuberant folk of Flook, and the blues of Junior Wells without ever sounding contrived or unoriginal, Honeyfeet have in Ríoghnach Connolly one of the most striking frontwomen on the scene at the moment ('a remarkable singer and flautist whocan ease from Irish traditional influences to soul' the Guardian). Honeyfeet released the album It's a Good Job I Love You in November 2013. Their next, as yet untitled album, will be released in winter 2016.

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Joe Solo

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club 8:00pm

Horsforth Labour Party Branch is proud to present the legendary Joe Solo in concert. This event is a fundraiser for the Horsforth Labour Party. JOE SOLO: Joe is an absolute bundle of energy and positivity. A musician, poet, campaigner and activist, Joe blends subtle strands of history with melodic tunes to create his own brand of folk. He is one of the mastermind's behind last year's We Shall Overcome weekend, raising money for foodbanks across the country. The Morning Star rewarded Joe with their 'Human Being of the Year' award for 2015. GARY KAYE: Gary has been performing his barnstorming bland of folk and punk for the past 25 years. He has performed with folk legends such as Billy Bragg, The Levellers and The Men They Couldn't Hang. Gary's new album, Mo Fe Lo Le, is due to be recorded in the Autumn of 2016.

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Birdwood

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

A fabulous line of outstanding musicians featuring: ALI MacKENZIE - Former Lead Vocalist for early '60s Group 'The Birds' Ronnie Wood's first Band. DEREK GRIFFITHS - Original lead guitarist in Ronnie Wood's brother, Art Wood's Band 'The Artwoods' who also featured the likes of Jon Lord (Deep Purple) and Keef Hartley of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. KEITH GRANT - Bassist with early '60s Rhythm 'n Blues Group 'The Downliners Sect' and also Bass Player for Art Wood's more recent line up in 'Art Wood's All Stars' MARK FREEMAN - Drummer also with 'Art Wood's All Stars' 'The Downliners Sect' and 'The Rollin' Stoned' CHRIS PARREN - Former Keyboard player with 'The Strawbs' and has featured more recently in several West End Shows as well as a previous appearance at The Crawdaddy with 3AM

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Larkin Poe

on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 at Ferndown Parley Sports Club 7:00pm

Marnhull Acoustic Sessions is heading on the road and we are putting on a very special show at Parley Sports Club. We can't wait for you to join us.

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Flossie Malavialle: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Flossie is a French singer who came to England at the millennium on a teaching exchange, and never returned except for visits to family; she has recently taken British nationality. Since turning her love of music into her career, she has released no less than eleven albums, covering many different genres, from modern folk to Sinatra through to jazz, accompanied by guitar. So everyone can be sure that there'll be something in her programme for them to enjoy! Having worked on a number of Keith Donnelly's songs, the two of them acted as support on Fairport Convention's 2010 tour, and took the show to Australia in 2011. A recent review of one of Flossie's gigs said: From moving love songs to tongue-twisters, Flossie's pure and beautiful voice had people queuing for CDs after the encore or just for a chance to speak to this stunning vocalist. And old hand Vin Garbutt said: She wowed everybody with her sensational voice, her gutsy guitar style, eclectic repertoire and franglais patter. And you can't ignore an artist of his calibre!.

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Holler

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

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The Blues Band

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Great Torrington RHS Garden Rosemoor 4:00pm

Show starts 8pm. Access to Gardens from 4pm for ticket holders

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Megson In Concert

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Wakefield Pennine Camphill Community Hall 7:30pm

The very excellent Brit folk duo Stu and Debbie Hanna in concert in beautiful Newmillerdam

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The Corn Potato String Band

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Join us at midsummer 2016 for The Corn Potato String Band at Sheffield Greystones! This fabulous and fun old time trio has delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across North America, Europe and beyond. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern USA. In addition to being champion fiddlers, they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin. This will be a lively night of foot-stomping, old-time Appalachian merriment!

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Beskydy

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guaranteed to result in limb movement a delightful fusion of fiddles and clarinet, furiously creating a wonderful atmosphere that demands a physical response. - Folk Roots Time Out London Critics Choice. One of the hidden treasures of London Folk Roots Beskydy's music could be described as East-West folk with dance. The songs tell of cultural customs, laments and desires and can be comically philosophical in celebrating the enjoyment of life despite its trials and tribulations. Their performances are invariably inclusive and shared with the audience, who, whenever possible, take to the floor for the infectious dance numbers. The music of Beskydy has its roots in the dance rhythms and songs of Moravia, Bohemia and Slovakia, through whose lands the Beskydy mountains run hence the name. They have expanded their repertoire to embrace the music of the Hungarian plains, the Danube basin and all the way down to the Black Sea, the souks and coffee-houses of Istanbul and across the sea to the bordellos of Odessa. Across these ancient trade routes, Jews, Gypsies, Ottomans, Celts and Magyars travelled carrying songs which endlessly re-invented themselves and crossed all political boundaries. Their music is Beskydy's inspiration. Beskydy have performed at amongst other venues for; The Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, Union chapel, Arts Centres, Womad, Hackney Empire and have played several cafe series concerts at the The Royal Albert Hall, and have also enjoyed providing Foyer Music at The National Theatre and The Royal Festival Hall. From traditional dance music to songs, Beskydy create magic and presence with their exceptional musical ability. Voice, strings, clarinet, percussion and accordion define the distinctive Beskydy sound. They are an inspiring 'must see' for traditional folk music lovers!

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Cryin' Out Loud 30th Anniversary Charity Gig

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Godalming Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre 7:30pm

At the Wilfred Noyce Community Centre Cryin' Out Loud celebrate 30 years of Fierce and Dangle! With special guests. There will also be a new live and retrospective CD launch. A full bar and food will be available at the venue. Tickets are £10 in advance and a limited number available on the door at £12. Proceeds going to the local Skillway Charity www.skillway.org.uk Tickets available from WeGotTickets

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Sultans Of String

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn! (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while sitar serves up shimmering grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. They will be showcasing their new release, Subcontinental Drift, a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest/sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, The Love Guru). Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform and record with such luminaries as The Chieftains and David Bromberg.

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Alice Jones - Poor Strange Girl Tour

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:30pm

Alice Jones is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from Ripponden in West Yorkshire. Her background is deeply rooted in the English folk tradition and the music that she makes instantly reflects this strong influence. Alice sings mostly traditional songs accompanying herself on the piano or harmonium and sometimes  only with  foot percussion.  The sensitive and intuitive arrangements of each song  allow the stories to take centre stage  and, by her beginnings as a percussive dancer, they are  loaded with a rhythm and energy that portrays her dancer's heartbeat. Her distinctive voice and innovative style lends a fresh, modern perspective to traditional material and brings new life to old songs.

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Helter Skelter With Gypsy Fever!

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Katie Bradley

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to present a blues revue evening featuring Katie Bradley with the Dave Ferra Band. Katie and Dave will perform both as solo artists and together as a full band. Katie is an amazing singer and a top performer and harmonica player. Dave is an excellent acoustic bluesman playing slide guitar or finger picking and blowing blues-rack harmonica.

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Withered Hand

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:00pm

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who started writing songs almost ten years ago during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend. With a wayward tenor and unaffected charm onstage he has come to be celebrated in his adopted country and further afield as a songwriter and lyricist of rare wit and remarkable honesty. Alongside activity with his band, Dan is also a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following. 2014 saw the release of his strident second album New Gods, which propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle & Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. 'He records like Billy Childish and mixes like the Blue Nile' Darren Hayman (Hefner) 'The UK's best lyricist' King Creosote Support comes from Manchester trio Hot Shorts, who released their debut EP, Web Design, last year.

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Daphna Sadeh & Jyotsna Srikanth: Balkan Jazz Meets Indian Classical

on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:30pm

The acclaimed double bass player - Daphna Sadeh and South Indian Violin player - Jyotsna Srikanth celebrate their virtuosity of Jazz -Balkan and South Indian Carnatic musical heritage together with a new sound they create. Having musical success of international performances and CDs including the BBC Prom and Tzadik label New York, Daphna and Jyotsna explore beyond their musical backgrounds (Israel and India). As women instrumentalists and composers they aspire to fulfil their creative ability and to project it in a significant way.

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Jeni And Billy Concert

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Ings St Anne's Church and Village Hall 2:30pm

As part of their UK tour, Jeni and Billy performing at St Anne's Church and Village Hall, Ings, Cumbria LA8 9PY off A591 between Staveley and Windermere. Doors open 2.30pm. Concert starts 3 pm. Parking in Vintner's Yard adjacent.

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK - they combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as 'intelligently crafted musical adventures'. Praised for musical their maturity and sophistication, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty - as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms. Moore Moss Rutter are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011. Tom Moore has been playing violin since the age of 4, and is now studying Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to Moore Moss Rutter, Tom also performs with violinist/viola d'amore player John Dipper and duet concertina player Nick Hart in Oss; and has done deputy and session playing for a range of prominent artists including Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Alex Heffes for BBC films, Robert Mitchell, Bellowhead, Antonio Forcione. He is also part of new folk-rock band, False Lights. Archie Churchill-Moss is one of England's top melodeon players. Having been tutored by Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron, Saul Rose and many others, he is well positioned to carry the baton of virtuosic diatonic accordion tradition. Archie also performs with Breton/Folk/Rock outfit, Dragonsfly, while also studying Biology at Bristol University. Jack Rutter is a respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self-taught, he is known for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists. Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University. 'Achingly beautiful' Songlines 'Infectious' Maverick Magazine 'Dynamic' Northern Sky Magazine

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Wild Ponies

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 6:30pm

The married duo's music draws on old-time tradition while embracing the fierce spirit of the songwriters who inspire them Hazel Dickens, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams, to name a few. On tour, Doug swaps out acoustic and electric guitar, while Telisha plays upright bass. Supported by a drummer, Wild Ponies' dynamic live shows are assertive and engaging.

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Morrigan

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Morrigan are a four piece acapella folk group from South London. Their close harmony singing creates a stunning sound that has won much praise. Ros, Sarah, Chris and Chris have sung wassail for TwickFolk on the last two Christmases, and we're bringing them back to sing and play a concert for warmer days. Although primarily an acapella grouop, they'll be bringing their instruments along too. In mythology, the Morrígan's earliest written appearance is in the stories of the Ulster Cycle. She first appears to the hero Cuchulainn, who catches her attempting to steal one of his cows. The Morrígan is said to wash the bones of the dead in battle and appears as a black crow. This Morrigan adopted the name when they first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010 having known each other and played together for over 20 years through mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education. Chapin-Wickwar are a duo from Cumbria.Sue and Lisa met in 2013 and have been singing together ever since. Their début album 'If...' was nominated for the FolkWords 2015 Album Awards for 'Best Album from a Duo'.

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Morrigan

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Morrigan are a four piece acapella folk group from South London. Their close harmony singing creates a stunning sound that has won much praise. Ros, Sarah, Chris and Chris have sung wassail for TwickFolk on the last two Christmases, and we're bringing them back to sing and play a concert for warmer days. Although primarily an acapella grouop, they'll be bringing their instruments along too. In mythology, the Morrígan's earliest written appearance is in the stories of the Ulster Cycle. She first appears to the hero Cuchulainn, who catches her attempting to steal one of his cows. The Morrígan is said to wash the bones of the dead in battle and appears as a black crow. This Morrigan adopted the name when they first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010 having known each other and played together for over 20 years through mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education. Chapin-Wickwar are a duo from Cumbria.Sue and Lisa met in 2013 and have been singing together ever since. Their début album 'If...' was nominated for the FolkWords 2015 Album Awards for 'Best Album from a Duo'.

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Jonathan Byrd

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JONATHAN BYRD is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. He played Shrewsbury Folk Festival a few years ago and absoleutely charmed audiences selling the most amount of CDs of all artists appearing that weekend. After playing the Shrewsbury Folk Festival last year with his Danish band The Sentimentals and the positive reaction to his first UK non Festival dates Jonathan is back this June and not to be missed. Support from.... Pistol Pete Wearn Tearing it up with his own raucous interpretation of traditional blues, Pistol Pete Wearn is a renowned vocalist, slide guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Equipped with acoustic guitar and stompbox he blends traditional material and originals with the odd slide-ified cover.

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Martyn Wyndham-read

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Captivating old and new songs from Sussex and far-off Emu Springs!

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Jess Vincent In Concert. Hope Hall, Exeter Ex2 5jn

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Jess is an an extraordinary young songwriter from Wiltshire with a unique and gorgeous voice has which has been compared to many, (Kate Bush, Iris Dement and Maria Muldaur) but is so distinctive that it could only be JESS VINCENT. Utterly captivating live, she delivers her songs with subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke & harmonium and shruti box reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allows her vulnerability to shine through. "Jess Vincent is a name that should become as familiar on the lips as the wind is upon the trees" Fatea Records www.jessvincentsings.com/ Supporting Jess is James Shead. James is a singer/songwriter based in South East Cornwall with a broad style from percussive lap tapping guitar to powerful story telling songs. Originally a drummer for many years, playing for several different bands he moved to guitar in 2008 and has been performing around the UK ever since. His songs are powerful stories based on experiences of his own, memories and the people around him. Intimate lyrics and a cutting sound aimed at the heart of listeners. www.facebook.com/jamessheadmusic Refreshments available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access. Tickets £10.00 Doors 7.30 Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

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Simply Dylan

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's interpretation of one of the world's most prodigious songwriters, Bob Dylan. Exploring his diverse work the band endeavour to bring Dylan's lyrical content and storytelling alive. Since 2011 Simply Dylan have sold out the Cavern Club seven times and received fantastic reviews following their Spanish and UK Tours. Returning to the Kitchen Garden Café for the third year running the band will be stripped back to deliver a more intimate set to delight Dylan fans young and old. a show every Bob Dylan fan should see. (Louder than War)

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New Roots Presents... Dakota Jim's Old-time Jazz Revue

on Sun, 26 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Roots presents Dakota Jim's Old-Time Jazz Revue New Roots revives the honky-tonk spirit in The Green Note basement for this Sunday night session, featuring Dakota Jim and Louisa Jones from Whiskey Moon Face on piano, double bass and vocals. Expect New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, the smokiest of barrelhouse blues and the best of the Great American Songbook. They'll be playing two sets, and on the playlist in the breaks will be the very best in pre-war Americana, from early jazz and delta blues to old-time mountain music and country swing.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

A welcome return to Chesham for this wonderful singer and performer. Originally from France, Flossie is now based in the North East. Her material has enormous depth and breadth, from Piaf to the songs of Colum Sands. Her voice is magical, clear and pure and her performance stirs the soul. She is also very funny with a unique blend of French and Northern humour. She has recently released a solo album "If I have to Go," is touring extensively as a solo artiste and with Keith Donnelly throughout the UK and Europe.

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Mairearad Green

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 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. ------------------------------- Mairearad has performed at The Green Note many times before with her duo partner, Anna Massie and also with well known folk band, The Poozies. This June will see Mairearad (accordion, piano, voice and pipes) return to perform her new solo album, Summer Isles. "An exquisite collection of acoustic, folk and cinematic vignettes that create an overwhelming listening experience." Folk Radio UK Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm Green Note is a mixed seating and standing venue please arrive early to be guaranteed a seat -------------------------------------------- "A touch of island magic..." The Scotsman "It is impressionistic - in the same vein as Bonobo or Sigur Ros even." fRoots Magazine "...windswept, escapist and picturesque." **** The List Magazine

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Moreland & Arbuckle

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Moreland & Arbuckle are an American Electric Blues/roots rock trio. Moreland describes their music as "gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland." After six previous releases, the band signed with Alligator Records in 2015. Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack. For more info check their website: www.morelandarbuckle.com

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Moreland & Arbuckle

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Moreland & Arbuckle are an American Electric Blues/roots rock trio. Moreland describes their music as "gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland." After six previous releases, the band signed with Alligator Records in 2015. Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the fingernails garage band attack. For more info check their website: www.morelandarbuckle.com

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The Delta Saints

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

On The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks country, R&B, soul and gospel The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.

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Sultans Of String

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn! (Maverick Magazine, UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while sitar serves up shimmering grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. They will be showcasing their new release, Subcontinental Drift, a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest/sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, The Love Guru). Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNO nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform and record with such luminaries as The Chieftains and David Bromberg

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Gideon Conn

on Mon, 27 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 months after the release of his third studio album 'Hip Hop Original' on Wah Wah 45s, Gideon returns to Green Note for an initimate basement gig. With only 25 tickets on sale, this is a unique opportunity to get up close to an artist whose greatest pleasure is communicating with people through song and becoming a part of their lives.

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Cristobal And The Sea

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus' nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal and The Sea. The London-based union of Alejandro 'Ale' Romero (bass, vocals, Spain), João Seixas (guitar, vocals, Portgual), Leïla Seguin (flute, vocals, Corsica/France) and Joshua Oldershaw (drums, UK) harnesses an altogether fluid, rhythmic and exquisitely melodic energy as colourful and evocative as their band name, forged from different strands of DNA, primarily bossa nova, Afro-pop and Western folk and rock, but even here it's varied, as much Animal Collective as it is Arthur Lee's Love. This European concoction was first tasted on Cristobal and The Sea's five-track EP debut Peach Bells in December 2014, and now it's their equally stunning debut album Sugar Now, out now via City Slang. Ale, João and Leïla were all international students at Loughborough University; the boys were flatmates who felt somewhat apart from what they discovered to be a sports-heavy campus, and so would often stay in, hosting house parties and jam sessions for friends. Leïla came to one of them, yet it was another year of jamming before the idea of a bona fide band was floated. But after moving to London after graduation, Cristobal became real. João and Ale flatted with, among others, Josh, which was handy as the trio were searching for a live drummer to replace their drum machine. The quartet's initial gigs soon paid off, with a publishing deal leading to City Slang, who teamed them with Brooklyn producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Beach House).

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Martin Carthy

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. 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.

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A Hawk And A Hacksaw

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7:30pm

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Alma

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:45am

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai).Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony.

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Alma

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:45am

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai).Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony.

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Daughters Of Davis - Not Playing The Game

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Eynesbury St Mary the Virgin 7:00pm

Daughters of Davis film for their new TV series (airing Autumn 2016) 'Not Playing The Game'. The evening will have an introduction to the show, include live music, interviews and 'Challenge of the Week'. Doors - 7pm Support: Danny Gruff - 7:30pm Daughters of Davis/Not Playing the Game - 8pm All times tbc

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Daughters Of Davis - Not Playing The Game

on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 at Eynesbury St Mary the Virgin 7:00pm

Daughters of Davis film for their new TV series (airing Autumn 2016) 'Not Playing The Game'. The evening will have an introduction to the show, include live music, interviews and 'Challenge of the Week'. Doors - 7pm Support: Danny Gruff - 7:30pm Daughters of Davis/Not Playing the Game - 8pm All times tbc

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Kaz Hawkins

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

Mostly underground for years as a secret songwriter. Kaz Hawkins from East Belfast is now established as one the biggest singers ever to come out of Northern Ireland, called A Vocal Force on stage, she envelops the fighting spirit of a true powerhouse singer. With comparisons to her idol Etta James, Mavis Staples, Janis Joplin, Kaz is loved for her down to earth attitude; she brings fun to every performance & is loved not only by her fans but anyone who meets her. With her Band O 'Men in tow and the release of her debut album 'Get Ready' Kaz Hawkins is a singer songwriter with a difference, she captivates an audition with her vocal range & emotional portrayal of her life. She is one of Belfast's true characters. With support gigs with the likes of Van Morrison for one night only the Southern Pavilion is going to have its roof lifted off! Winner of the EMERGING ARTIST category at the British Blues Awards 2015

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Billy Walton

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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Megan Henwood

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Jonathon Byrd

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. After the positive reaction to his appearance at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival last year and his first UK non Festival dates Jonathan is back in June and for the first time with his Pickup Cowboy Johnny Waken and it is not to be missed. Tickets: £12.50 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Amy Duncan

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 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..... Amy Duncan + Adam Cleaver Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul Folk Words AMY DUNCAN is a Scottish singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh. With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy has established herself as one of the brightest musical talents in Scotland. Amy's 5th album 'Undercurrents' is the first recording by a British artist to be released with the new high resolution digital audio format MQA, and follows on from her acclaimed 2013 Linn Records release 'Cycles of Life'. Undercurrents has been receiving glowing reviews with 4 stars from R2 magazine as well as wide BBC Radio play, including Album of The Week on BBC Radio Ulster's The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine. Amy will be playing at The Green Note with her trio featuring Fiona Rutherford on harp and Lawrie Macmillan on bass guitar. Exceptional and Powerful Folk Radio UK

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Martin Carthy Solo

on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7:30pm

Martin Carthy Solo Concert

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Delta Bombers + Lou Of The Desperados

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Manchester Soup Kitchen 7:00pm

Wild Records (USA) artists: The Delta Bombers Lou Ferns of The Desperados + support from Sharna-Mae & the Mayhems Thursday 30th June £10 Tickets Doors open 7pm Soup Kitchen - MANCHESTER

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

First act on stage at 8pm

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

First act on stage at 8pm

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Anna Dagmar

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New York-based / British-born virtuosic pianist and singer-songwriter inspired by Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Anais Mitchell and Jonatha Brooke. It's the surprises in her music that will steal your heart.

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Amanda Pearcy

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:00pm

Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, with the region's multicultural mix, its Gulf of Mexico coastline, and its shared border with Louisiana's Acadiana, Pearcy's songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South, weaving themes of home and its loss; love, both surrendered to, and longed for; the ties that bind old friends; and our human experience's collective memory.

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Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise - The Two Hemispheres Tour

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This shared tour brings together Lucy from Australia and Kirsty from Sheffield. Mostly original songs tell stories of love, people and places, with melodically rich tunes steeped in the Celtic, English and American folk traditions which influenced them both growing up. Two assured young vocalists with intimate and moving performance styles, they fit together supremely well.

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Kirsty Bromley & Lucy Wise - The Two Hemispheres Tour

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This shared tour brings together Lucy from Australia and Kirsty from Sheffield. Mostly original songs tell stories of love, people and places, with melodically rich tunes steeped in the Celtic, English and American folk traditions which influenced them both growing up. Two assured young vocalists with intimate and moving performance styles, they fit together supremely well.

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Brickwork Lizards

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30am

Oxford's foremost purveyors of Turkabilly return to the Bully. Combining elements of Arabic music, 30s & 40s jazz, psych rock and rap, Brickwork Lizards are a band like no other, with a ridiculously seamless and impressive sound that must be heard, according to BBC Radio Oxford. Celebrating 10 years since first forming, the Lizards will be introducing a new line-up and new songs, from their forthcoming album. brickworklizards.com Support comes from Faith i Branko. Faith is an accordion player from the Cotswolds who was working at Giffords circus when she decided to travel to the Balkans to search out a Gypsy violinist to join the circus band. She met Branko in a village in Serbia in 2009. The BBC describes this encounter as a quite miraculous meeting of souls and talent. faithibranko.com

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Amy Kakoura And Andrew Sharpe

on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Amy Kakoura & Andrew Sharpe Amy and Andrew are best known on the folk scene as the singer and pianist with the band Steamchicken . Both have been writing and arranging with Steamchicken, includingOhMary and Western Approachesfor a new Steamchicken album and some of those songs feature in their set. They met in 2012 and have been performing as a duo since, initially as they co-wrote the blues opera 'Songs from a Ledge' , closing the show with their translation of the Greek prayer of farewell 'To My Rest' which would play to five-star reviews at the Old Joint Stock theatre in Birmingham; played as a jazz/folk duo and band at major festivals around the UKand abroad; played at arts centres, theatres and clubs up and down the country, laughed, cried, fought, written, arranged, sung their hearts out and learned how notto kill each other. As individuals and collaborators, they form the backbone of many successful projects across the UK - Amy tours widely with the UKs number one concert guitarist Richard Durrant on a regular basis, and is writing recording her own LP. Andrew is now writing full time, his second play Goodnight Polly Jones has recently been produced in South London. Their two person show comprises a mix of folk, blues and jazz; songs and stories drawn from Songs from a Ledge, Steamchicken, and their own take on a few classics. Amy will showcase some numbers from her solo LP. Andrew will probably say something inappropriate, and well all have a good laugh about it afterwards. Tickets are £8 - if you would like to support the bookshop, you can give another £1 on the night. Refreshments available, including wine.

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Jackson & Morgan

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Martin Simpson Martin Carthy Double Bill

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Unlikely ever to be repeated ! Martin Simpson representing the pinnacle of Folk Guitar, banjo and song APPEARING ON THE SAME BILL as Martin Carthy - our most knowledgeable, unique and significant carrier of folk song in the UK, possibly the world. Little more to be said except our (v.) young support artist James Haigh may well be replacing these two British Folk Icons in 25 years time. None of this to be missed.

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Martin Simpson Martin Carthy Double Bill

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Unlikely ever to be repeated ! Martin Simpson representing the pinnacle of Folk Guitar, banjo and song APPEARING ON THE SAME BILL as Martin Carthy - our most knowledgeable, unique and significant carrier of folk song in the UK, possibly the world. Little more to be said except our (v.) young support artist James Haigh may well be replacing these two British Folk Icons in 25 years time. None of this to be missed.

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Henry Priestman In Concert

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Currently touring around the UK, Henry brings his engaging songs of mid-life angst to the historic coaching town of Stony Stratford. Accompanied by fellow song-smith Les Glover you are guaranteed an evening of aural pleasure. After over 38 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life on the famous Island Records label. He followed that up in 2014 with The Last Mad Surge of Youth(released on Proper Records) and in 2015 put out his first live 20 track Settle Down, which contains 20 songs from a long and varied career.

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Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear - An Evening Of Iona Music And More

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Barham St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear - An Evening of Iona Music & More Friday 1st July 2016 St John The Baptist Church, Barham Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 online £14 in advance £15 on the door Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist, instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs (including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad). instrumental tracks jigs / reels / slow airs / evolving soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell! Dave and Sallyʼs first tour together, in the UK July 2015 was great fun and incredibly well received - here are a few of the reactions: I'm not sure I have the words to say how much I enjoyed every moment from 3pm to pack down - Sally (what a voice!) and Dave were a joy to work with and absolutely fantastic throughout. As for the gig one word - Brilliant!!!!!!!!!! Steve (promoter) It's such a pleasure to be involved in putting on such wonderful events in our little theatre. Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear were amazing tonight, thank you for coming down and sharing your talent with us. Keeley (Theatre manager) Thank you very much for a beautiful evening and your exquisite music rare cherished sounds of heaven on earth. Poppy What a wonderful evening we had last night watching Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear perform in Nottingham. Absolutely beautiful music! Aaron Dave and Sally were simply amazing at The Mega Centre (Rayleigh) last night! I would recommend anyone who gets a chance to catch them playing live. Steven Dave Bainbridge (Piano, keyboard, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki) is best known for his work with the pioneering UK based Celtic folk/rock/ambient band IONA, Daveʼs multi-faceted career has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous artists including; Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Jack Bruce, Buddy Guy, Gloria Gaynor, Mae McKenna, Moya Brennan, Dave Cousins (The Strawbs), ʻSnakeʼ Davis, Paul Jones, Phil Keaggy, Robert Fripp, Nick Beggs, Damian Wilson and many others. Dave gained several performance awards during his time at Leeds College of Music (including BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award). As well as recording 12 albums with IONA, he has also released albums with Troy Donockley and David Fitzgerald. Daveʼs second solo album ʻCelestial Fireʼ, released in November 2014 has received rave reviews: Bainbridge has always been known as a fantastic guitar player, with his trademark soaring and searing leads. However, he is an equally accomplished keyboard player. On Celestial Fire, he really shows off his ivory chops. The instrumental parts are some of the coolest I've heard in years.It is far and away my favourite release of 2014 and gets my highest recommendation. David Taylor - www.spiritualprog.com Dave Bainbridge is a a genius of immeasurable proportionsIf you are unfamiliar with him itʼs time to make amends. Trust me. Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett etc) ʻBainbridgeʼs guitar playing is superb; his electric solos conjure Eric Johnson and Allan Holdsworth..Looking deeper, the music is genuinely touching, possessing a spiritual quality that speaks to the soul and inspires various states of positivity, from peaceful tranquility to breathless exhilaration.ʼ www.progressiveworld.net Daveʼs fluid, emotional guitar playing, epic keyboard work and expansive compositions combine into one of this generationʼs most powerful and original musical voices. John Kellogg (5.1 producer - Chicago, Foreigner, Black Crows, Deep Purple, ELP) Sally Minnear (Vocals, vocal loops, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, tin whistle) Daughter of multi instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of the hugely respected and influential ʼ70ʼs progressive band Gentle Giant, Sally has been steeped in music throughout her life, with her brother and sister also being successful musicians. Sally had a minor hit with the song For You aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo ʻCreatures of Habitʼ as a vehicle for her own songs. After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatleyʼs hugely successful dance spectacular ʻLord of the Danceʼ. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family. Recently she has also contributed vocals for several dance music tracks and for the band Mistyʼs Big Adventure. Sally recorded some wonderful, ethereal vocal parts on Dave Bainbridgeʼs epic second solo release and is also the lead vocalist in his new band Celestial Fire. Sally Minnearʼs angelic vocals.I could listen to her all day and never lose interest www.seaoftranquility.org

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Dave Gibb

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

We are pleased to be having back Dave Gibb, one of the most requested and popular performers, for a gig on Friday, 1st July. This will be Dave's fifth visit to the club in the last eleven years. A consummate guitarist, singer and songwriter and all round entertainer. Over the years, Dave has released nine albums, including the acclaimed Avalon, Blood and Flame, Giggles, Speed of the Plough and his latest, Motherload. Hailing from the village of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged song-writing folky from Scotland's highest village. Lyrically Dave is a storyteller and troubadour 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 and is one of the more accomplished guitarists on the folk circuit. The not-too-serious songs reflect his somewhat cynical view of the world and its inhabitants. As a result his songs have titles as diverse as The Leaving (about the highland clearances) and Mentally Degoolified (about the neutering of his cat) and subjects that range from the death of John the Baptist (Caravaggio's Eyes) to what life must have been like as a chamber pot emptier living on the banks of the Yangtze River (Better Life Next Time).

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'mawkin' - Brit-folks Brightest New Guns

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Friday 1 July 7.30 pm Mawkin One of brit-folks brightest new guns, Mawkin are a blistering 5-piece band, fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene, with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe, they sing rousing songs of rebellion Brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) underpin the virtuoso bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray), with a solid rhythm section of Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. Invigorating, Highly Inventive Q Magazine Unapologetically Energetic Songlines Magazine Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite The Guardian Tickets £12 Advance (£14 on the door if available)

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'mawkin' - Brit-folks Brightest New Guns

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Friday 1 July 7.30 pm Mawkin One of brit-folks brightest new guns, Mawkin are a blistering 5-piece band, fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene, with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe, they sing rousing songs of rebellion Brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) underpin the virtuoso bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray), with a solid rhythm section of Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. Invigorating, Highly Inventive Q Magazine Unapologetically Energetic Songlines Magazine Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite The Guardian Tickets £12 Advance (£14 on the door if available)

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Songdog

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 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. NB: SONGDOG WILL BE PLAYING 2 SETS TONIGHT (NO SUPPORT ACT) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Songdog is a vehicle for the songs of Lyndon Morgans (from Blackwood in South Wales) with accompaniment from Karl Woodward (guitar/banjo/mandolin), Dave Paterson (percussion/accordion), Jasper Salmon (violin) and Mal Phillips (bass). The songs form a heartfelt testimony to a life lived, bearing witness to the passing of time, to pain, to love and the loss of it, and to the consolations of memory. Yet, however bleak the vision, the spirit remains defiant in their elegant melodies and explicit lyricism. Songdog's last album was the critically-acclaimed 'Last Orders at Harry's Bar'; earlier Songdog releases include 'A Life Eroding', 'A Wretched Sinner's Song' and 'The Time Of Summer Lightning'. The music has received praise from the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Robert Wyatt. The next album 'Joy Street' has just been recorded with producer Nigel Stonier (producer of Fairport Convention, Joan Baez, Thea Gilmore) and is due out later this year. What they say about Songdog: '..Compelling stuff and yet another mighty album from a unique talent and one of the best out there.' Jeremy Searle, Maverick (4*) 'Both as a lyricist and songwriter he's absolutely in command of his art...another outstanding album.' Nick Toczek, R2 (RocknReel) (5*) 'Songdog are the most beautifully sardonic and poetic force ever to emerge from Blackwood, Wales' Gavin Martin, The Mirror (4*) "A set of darkly melancholic songs reflecting on a life of lust, pain, hedonism, betrayal, lost opportunities and "good times... pissed away"." Nigel Williamson, Uncut (8/10) "Lyndon Morgans's lyrics are as evocative as ever...magical songs...You'll be with him all the way" James McNair, Mojo "Their music is dark and sinister and beautiful and Lyndon's songs are by turns sexy, scary, funny, creepy, heartbreaking and usually always brilliant." Allan Jones (Editor), Uncut "Like Nick Cave, he sings as if the world's end is nigh, and does so convincingly" Q "Glacier-paced folk noir..the storytelling hints at a real gravity." NME

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Dead Belgian At Leaf, Liverpool

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Liverpool Leaf Cafe 8:00pm

Dead Belgian return to Leaf ! Dead Belgian play the Songs of Jacques Brel ''Exceptional arrangements that exploit every talent of every performer to the full. Translations that, rather than simply convert songs from French to English, skilfully adapt them for a new audience. Dead Belgian bring the passion and grace of Brel's songs to a modern audience like no one else can.'' Folk Radio UK, April 2014 Dead Good Poets Society is based in Liverpool. It promotes poetry through performance and encourages the development of new poets and audiences. Doors 8pm Stage Times (approx) Dead Good Poets 8.15 Dead Belgian 9.30 Tickets - £8 adv (see ticket link above) £10 on the door Photograph of Brooke Sharkey (Dead Belgian) by Mark Loudon

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. the music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. The past year has been an extremely successful one for this young band. Along with two full UK tours, a summer of festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week and the release of their highly acclaimed third album Weave they have established themselves as one of the top bands working on the folk and bluegrass scene. Back in March 2015, the band received an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, which enabled them to work with Andy Bell producer and engineer for top folk acts such as Bellowhead and Martin Simpson on their new CD, which has helped them mature from a promising young band, to a full on professional unit. The Jaywalkers more than live up to their Emerging Excellence Award, as so much of what they do sounds so natural and effortless, although you know that they've put in the hours and hours of practice and rehearsal to make it seem that way. The playing, at times, ranges off the scale with endless melodic invention of the type that will have you grinning from ear to ear. Their unique sound, based on collective and individual musical backgrounds, mixes their love for progressive American bluegrass forms with a hotpot of traditional folk influences, putting them in a field of their own.

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Black Snake Blues Presents An Evening Of Glorious New Orleans Jazz & Calypso With The Roamin' Jasmi

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A jumping'n'swinging night of old Dixieland and Calypso magic at the hands of The Roamin' Jasmine Forged out of the lively street music scene in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the members of the Roamin' Jasmine found one another busking under the swampy Louisiana sun, along the banks of the Mississippi, or after hours in storefronts on Royal, Frenchmen and Decatur Streets. Inspired by the city's history of ethnic and musical diversity, and fresh out of music school at University of Miami's, bassist, vocalist, and bandleader Taylor Smith began to collect some of his favorite old blues, jazz, and country tunes, while also composing some of his own songs. Arranging this collection for a six piece jazz ensemble and giving them a healthy dose of New Orleans flavor, he decided to share his work with some like-minded colleagues, and bring it to the streets of New Orleans.

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Foreign Affairs

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three acts, 5 quid, bookshop, bar. More info very soon.

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Worrall Festival 2016 - Friday Folk Concert

on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 at Sheffield Worrall Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Join us for a superb night of entertainment with some of the regions best Folk and Americana artists. Real ale bar and hot food also available. Date: Friday 1st July 2016 Time: Doors open 7:00pm / Music from 7:30pm till late Venue: Worrall Memorial Hall, Worrall, S35 0AR Under 16s Free For more information visit: www.worrallfestival.com

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An Evening With Martin Simpson

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre 7:30pm

On Saturday 2nd July 2016 Frazer Theatre Music brings you one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson. Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with 'Vagrant Stanzas' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, Martin's shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply mov There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His career includes collaborations on stage and record with June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more. Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 12 nominations for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. In 2013, Martin celebrated his 60th year with some major festival appearances and the launch of his latest album 'Vagrant Stanzas', which was released by Topic Records. Martin will continue to tour this album extensively in 2015. One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars The Guardian Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own. The Times 'Simpson's latest is a potent blend of the highest calibreSimpson has never sung or played better' Acoustic Magazine 'One of our finest traditional musicians, Simpson's latest album offers a roving overview of his talents' **** 4 Stars Uncut 'An excellent collection of material drawn from both sides of the Atlantic handled with loving care by Simpson and aided by some of the biggest names in folk' **** 4 Stars Maverick

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Full Day Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 11:30am

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. Up to 4 youths, 17 and under will be admitted with a an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Full Day Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 11:30am

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. Up to 4 youths, 17 and under will be admitted with a an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Evening (after 6pm) Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 6:00pm

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. up to 4 youths, 17 and under, will be admitted with an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Merry Tom Festival At Rushden Hall 2016 Adult Evening (after 6pm) Ticket Earlybird

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Rushden Rushden Hall Walled Garden 6:00pm

MTFF at Rushden is an all day folk based music event staged by the MTFF team suitable for all the family. The performers range from soloists up to bands and the event will be from midday until 11pm. There will be catering and a bar on site. The site is a historic walled garden and is a safe and secure environment. There is no camping on site. Parking is limited on site but plentiful in the surrounding area. please look at www.merrytom.co.uk for details. up to 4 youths, 17 and under, will be admitted with an adult. No unaccompanied youths will be admitted.

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Roger Hubbard & Richard Studholme

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

"Roger Hubbard is as good as any blues guitarist in the UK or the United States" (Muddy Waters) - In 1971 Roger opened for Muddy Waters at The Gardner Centre, Brighton. He has also appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury amongst many other prestigious venues.

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Hissyfit With David Swann

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at North Shields Linskill Centre 7:30pm

Linda Kelly and Hazel Richings together comprise Hissyfit, an a capella duo with a distinctively different sound. They began singing together some 15 years ago in the famous White Horse Folk Club in Beverley. Fascinated by the cultural richness and maritime heritage of Yorkshire's East Coast fishing industry, Linda started to write songs about Hull and the people in its fishing community. Hazel soon began to add her rich harmonies and Hissyfit was born. Over the years they have performed at many festivals both in England and Holland and there repertoire consists of both traditional and self penned material. They have recorded backing vocals with many artistes including two CD's with John Conolly and have performed with him, Henry Priestman, Grace Notes and The Young 'uns on numerous occasions. David Swann is a singer and songwriter from Ryedale in North Yorkshire. He writes songs about the people, places and history of his native county as well as songs about love lost and found. David performs regularly at The Black Swan Folk Club in York and runs the Ryedale Songwriters Circle which aims to encourage and promote songwriting in the area through workshops and concerts. David has also made appearances at Bromyard Folk Festival, Saddleworth Folk Festival, Upton upon Severn Folk Festival, Denholm Folk Festival and Moira Furnace Folk Festival. An evening with a distinct maritime flavour combining close harmonies and moving songs.

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Richard Youngs

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Manchester Aatma 7:30pm

Richard Youngs brings his live show to Aatma (formerly Kraak) in Manchester for a one-off date. Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1682609772016995/ Richard Youngs is a great artist using a dazzling array of instrumentation and vocals to tell the world a lot of good stuff. Here's one from "Beyond the valley of the Ultrahits" which was the first Richard Youngs album I heard. https://youtu.be/YE0fLMLmUrU He's also got a new record out from Manchester's very own Golden Lab records: https://goldenlabrecords.com/2016/02/12/richard-youngs-varispeed-etudes-lp-rowf-64/ Couple of mixes: 1. Unreleased rarities compiled by Neil Campbell for Volcanic Tongue https://soundcloud.com/volcanictongue/unreleasedrichardyoungs 2. Excellent recent mix from Moving Furniture records: https://m.mixcloud.com/movingfurniturerecords/a-messy-guide-to-the-music-of-richard-youngs/

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Tony Hazzard In Concert. Hope Hall, Exeter Ex2 5jn

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

TONY HAZZARD began his music career as a solo singer, featuring in classic sixties television shows such as Ready Steady Go and Thank Your Lucky Stars, but it soon became clear that his forte was songwriting and, during a three year period, from 1966 to 1969, he wrote six top twenty hits in the UK and Europe for the likes of Manfred Mann (Fox On The Run & Ha Ha Said The Clown), The Hollies (Listen To Me), The Tremeloes (Hello World), Lulu (Me The Peaceful Heart), and Herman's Hermits (You Won't Be Leaving). He also had songs recorded by Gene Pitney (Maria Elena), Dave Berry (Love Has Gone Out Of Your Life), Simon Dupree and The Big Sound (The Eagle Flies Tonight), Nana Mouskouri (Mamma), Cliff Richard (The Sound Of The Candyman's Trumpet), Hall & Oates (The Princess And The Soldier), and The Yardbirds (Fade Away Maureen & Ha Ha Said The Clown), culminating in 1974 with another Top Twenty hit for Andy Williams (I Think I'm Over Getting Over You). During this time he also wrote and produced television jingles, two film scores, and wrote theme tunes for BBC and ITV series respectively. One jingle won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. He also sidelined as a session singer and guitarist working with the likes of James Last, Long John Baldry, and Elton John, featuring on three of the latter's albums (Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection & Honky Chateau) and appearing on stage with him at his first Royal Festival Hall concert. In 1969 he recorded his first album, mainly a collection of the demos of the hits, entitled "Tony Hazzard sings Tony Hazzard". A version on CD was released in 2007 by Cherry Red Records. 1971 saw the release of his second album "Loudwater House" followed in 1973 by "Was That Alright, Then?" A double CD of these albums was released on the Sanctuary label in 2005, under the title "Go North - The Bronze Anthology". During the early seventies he also toured extensively with his band, featuring musicians who had played on the albums. In 1976 he recorded an album. "Hazzard & Barnes" with an old friend, Richard Barnes, who had previously sung harmonies on all the demos of the hits. A visit to Nashville and Los Angeles in the late seventies sparked another creative period and in 1977 he won a Citation Of Achievement from BMI, one of the American equivalents of The Performing Right Society in the UK, for one of his sixties hits, Fox On The Run, which, in the intervening years, had traversed the Atlantic and become a bluegrass standard. It has since been recorded by the majority of bluegrass and country artistes, including Tom T. Hall, Bill Monroe, The Country Gentlemen, George Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Flat & Scruggs, Doc Watson, and Bare Naked Ladies. Tony's latest album "The Hallicombe Sessions" was released in early 2016. "The Hallicombe Sessions is a stark and naked record where Matt Harding has pushed Tony to rely only on his songwriting (and his life experience) to come up with a great piece of work" www.tonyhazzard.com Refreshments available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access. Tickets £10.00 Doors 7.30 Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

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Julian Dawson

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Saturday 2nd July Doors 6.45 Show 8.00 The gig at Wadsworth Community Centre is on Saturday 2nd July features Julian Dawson. With a back catalogue of more than 700 songs, including collaborations with giants of folk, country, rock and pop, Julian has experienced the music industry here and in the USA from the inside, and has some great stories to share, as well as amazing music. In forty years as a writer and professional musician, Julian's journey in songs has taken him all over the world. After countless tours, he still has a passion for music, is still giving vibrant, improvised concerts, and is still making albums. Most recent album Living Good was his twenty-third! Julian has worked with many of the leading artists of our time and has a feast of fascinating anecdotes. In the words of a well-known country song, you're known by the company you keep and Julian has kept some pretty amazing company. As well as performing with Lucinda Williams, Gene Parsons, Richard Thompson, Plainsong and Dennis Locorriere (Dr Hook); he has co-written with the who's who of music: soul legend Dan Penn; Nicky Hopkins; Bill Lloyd, and Iain Matthews (of Fairport Convention and Southern Comfort), all of whom also appear on his albums. Julian Dawson is a big man with a big talent, and an evening in his company is a real treat. We are really pleased to welcome Nick Hall (of Plumhall) to perform a solo set as support. Any BGR profits for this show with go to support Yorkshire Cancer Research. Real ale and food available as usual

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 2 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Amaraterra is the first Pizzica ensemble in London- performing traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. A 'Pizzica' is the malicious bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison you must dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine. It is one of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Expect a flourish of instruments, colour and movement.

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Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Some have referred to her music as Americana, roots, and rough-around-the-edges folk, but Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers 'porch music with a little red dirt.' Hanson songs are like a favourite pair of jeans; they're rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from her older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with many tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed: Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then silence. A four-year hiatus from recording. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life which also marked the beginning of a new approach to songwriting. Her fourth studio album River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey. On River Of Sand she's been fortunate to work with Juno-winning songstress Lynn Miles as producer. 'The songs on this record are honest and fearless' says Miles. It's still as Hanson has always described it, but there's a little more dirt and the dirt is just a little bit darker. No topic is off limits, and the 11 songs run the gamut, painting a candid canvas of whiskey-soaked heartbreak and personal struggle, all contrasted against hope that better times are coming. Her songs may be full of grit, but Hanson's live performances are polished, whether she's playing solo or with her band The Good Intentions. And she's managed to get around, having toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She's played showcase gigs in Austin, Phoenix and Memphis (Folk Alliance), toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and performed at several historic music venues, including the legendary 100 Club in London England and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. 'Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town.' - Trevor Raggatt, R2 Magazine (5 stars) 'She's made the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread.' - Michael Barclay, The Cambridge Times 'Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized!' - Elaina Martin, Founder and Producer, Westfest

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Kate Rusby

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Hebden Bridge Picture House 7:00pm

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Kate Rusby

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Hebden Bridge Picture House 7:00pm

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Lowri Evans

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Lowri Evans, hails from Newport. With a degree in jazz and pop, she has released albums in English and her native Welsh and appeared at Cambridge Folk Festival, Village Pump Folk and Celtic Connections, and had support slots with Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe and Richie Havens. When Lowri played TwickFolk in October 2014, she'd recently released her latest Welsh language EP Gadael y gorffennol (Leaving the past). This February she released an English language album: Everyone is from Somewhere Else. Lowri's previous album - Corner of my Eye featured accordion player Andy Cutting and renowned acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson, both BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners. The album has received fantastic reviews with a 5* review from Rock 'n' Reel (R2) quoting - "Lowri Evans has surely cut one of the albums of this or any other year. It's simply a dream" Lowri will once more be accompanied at TwickFolk by Lee Mason.

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Lowri Evans

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Lowri Evans, hails from Newport. With a degree in jazz and pop, she has released albums in English and her native Welsh and appeared at Cambridge Folk Festival, Village Pump Folk and Celtic Connections, and had support slots with Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe and Richie Havens. When Lowri played TwickFolk in October 2014, she'd recently released her latest Welsh language EP Gadael y gorffennol (Leaving the past). This February she released an English language album: Everyone is from Somewhere Else. Lowri's previous album - Corner of my Eye featured accordion player Andy Cutting and renowned acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson, both BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners. The album has received fantastic reviews with a 5* review from Rock 'n' Reel (R2) quoting - "Lowri Evans has surely cut one of the albums of this or any other year. It's simply a dream" Lowri will once more be accompanied at TwickFolk by Lee Mason.

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Jon Brindley

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Fiddle and guitar/vox. Vibrant folksong and own-writes. Straight outa Wigan!!!!

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The Button Band + Chaplin/safiruddin/oliver/richardson

on Sun, 3 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jazz @ Green Note presents... The Button Band + Chaplin/Safiruddin/Oliver/Richardson The Button Band is a new project from top London based Guitarist Andrew Button and showcases Andrew's highly personal writing style. Distinctly British lyrical jazz with folk and country influences drawing inspiration from Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Loose Tubes, Brad Shepic, and PigFoot. The band's eponymous debut album was released in 2014 to critical acclaim followed by an Arts Council supported UK-wide tour. The band are back in the studio in May 2016 to record their second album. 'Reminiscent of Bill Frisell's cross-genre explorations' LondonJazzNews 'Upbeat township swing straight out of the Loose Tubes mould, good-humoured and infectious' Geoff Winston 'Button can scronk like Sco' when he wants to, or take on a wry, shy, smiling Frisell twang tone' The Jazz Breakfast Andrew Button guitar Andrew Woolf sax Dave Manington bass Marek Dorcik drums Chaplin/Safiruddin/Oliver/Richardson: a brand new all-star electric quartet formed from the London jazz scene and beyond, playing fusion-y favourites and a some sexy synth-flavoured originals. Jamie Safiruddin piano Todd Oliver guitar Conor Chaplin bass Ed Richardson drums

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Steve Turner

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Steve Turner is a talented musician , wonderful singer and a great performer. A pioneer of the English concertina, his innovative song accompaniments stretch the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing the cittern, mandolin and banjo. After a career break as a violin maker, he returned as a performer in 2005. Since then he has released two albums, been nominated for BBC Folk Awards, and established himself as a major artiste on the folk scene.

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Sam Kelly Trio

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 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. "Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing...he's so talented" Cara Dillon "A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman Sam Kelly is a twenty-one year old singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the depths of Norfolk. Sam's only link to folk music as a young child lay in the gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost the love and child-like awe for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings. Sam's debut EP - entitled 'Your Way Home' was released in March 2013, featuring Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy Band) on cello. This created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music, being described by Bright Young Folk as a 'captivating introduction to a name we'll be sure not to forget.', and gaining him support slots with the likes of Cara Dillon, Jim Moray and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, as well as numerous folk clubs around the country. Coming from a family largely made up of dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience for performing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians - and his musical journey ranges from reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development scheme. He is now touring with his band, comprising Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on bodhran. The trio are receiving glowing reviews from punters at every gig they play and are quickly becoming one to watch.

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Plainsong: 'reinventing Richard: The Songs Of Richard Fariña'

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: yes, Plainsong! Half a century ago, on 30 april 1966 Brooklyn born, Greenwich Village folksinger / poet / writer / artist Richard Fariña's career and life came to a sudden end in a motorcycle accident in California. Iain Matthews, Andy Roberts and Mark Griffiths have reassembled to record and perform in honour of this influential artist. Fariña's songs have been central to Plainsong since their formative days and one of the earliest Fairport Convention recordings, with Iain, was 'Reno Nevada' and his songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, Carolyn Hester, Pete Seeger, Sandy Denny, and many others. The other half of the show will see the band perform songs from the Plainsong repertoire. A very welcome return to The greys of some favourite musicians.

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Luke Winslow King

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

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Henhouse Prowlers

on Mon, 4 Jul 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Eleven years in the making, Chicago's Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental balladsplaying storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary coversThe Prowlers' live show leaves no one wanting. Resting on no haunches, the Prowlers just released a new album Still On That Ride in the summer of 2015. Along with their cover of the Nigerian pop hit Chop My Money, the album consists of 13 original songs with each member collaborating in contribution. The band is beyond excited to put out their most self-authored work to date! The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presencewith the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.

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Crh Music Presents The Henhouse Prowlers

on Tue, 5 Jul 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Jesse Terry + Gallery 47

on Tue, 5 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jesse Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell and Neil Young. 2015 was an especially big year for Terry, including performances at Bonnaroo and the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival, where he played four times. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The CMT/NSAI Song Contest, Jesse has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International. The buzz over Jesse Terry continues to build, with tours bringing him from coast to coast and across oceans to the UK, Ireland, Europe and New Zealand. ------- Gallery 47 is the artist name of Nottingham musician and songwriter, Jack Peachey. He has released two studio albums, "Fate Is The Law" (2011) and "All Will Be Well" (2014). Notable shows have included appearances for BBC Introducing at T in the Park festival and European tour dates in support of Paul Weller. Recent songs from upcoming EP "Nice" have been played on BBC Radio Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Lincoln together with plays by Tom Robinson on BBC 6music. Though still on the underground folk scene, Jack has just signed a publishing deal with BMG and is preparing to release a new album later this year. "An angelic falsetto singing about car bombs and weight loss" - The Guardian "You can't have a better recommendation that this" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6music "A supreme wordsmith" - Dean Jackson, BBC Radio Nottingham

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The Alan Hull Songbook - Dave Hull-denholm & Ian Thompson

on Tue, 5 Jul 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

THE ALAN HULL SONGBOOK DAVE HULL-DENHOLM and IAN THOMSON from the legendary band LINDISFARNE are to explore the songbook of their colleague the late ALAN HULL The duo both worked alongside singer-songwriter Alan Hull who had great success in the seventies and beyond as the voice of Tyneside's best-loved folk-rock band. It was a great shock to all the band's fans when Hull died unexpectedly in 1995. At the time he was working on what turned out to be his final solo album with son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm who completed the tracks ready for release. Lindisfarne continue to perform with Dave and bass player Ian Thomson in the present lineup. Recently Dave discovered a collection of tapes in his father in law's loft, that contained numerous early demos of songs that Alan never got around to releasing. The very best of these songs have now been recorded by Dave and Ian as The Alan Hull Songbook, and released on a new album 'Some Other Time' which the pair are now touring to promote. Some of those songs will be included in the duo's live performances that also feature many other great Hull songs such as Lady Eleanor, Run for Home and Fog on the Tyne. With this special set, Hull-Denholm and Thomson explore Hull's songbook giving the very best compositions a poignant and faithful re-working demonstrating Hull's status as 'one of Britains finest songwriters ever'! Hull's songs have been covered by many other singers including Elvis Costello who described Winter Song as one of the best songs ever written. The songs tap into all emotions some sad, some funny, some whimsical and some about life's frustrations- all felt and shared by their writer. Alan Hull played at The Processed Pea several times so we welcome this opportunity to hear those superb songs again, whilst welcoming Dave and Ian back to the venue. Doors open from 7pm for 8pm. Sorry No Food. We operate a first come first in system so the earlier you arrive the more choice of seats you will have.

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Tibetan Monks: Dance, Chant And Sounds Of The Tibetan Tantric Orchestra

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Stow-on-the-Wold St. Edward's Church 7:30pm

8 Tibetan monks will celebrate the 81st birthday of their patron, the Dali Lama. In colourful costumes and masks, playing Tibetan mountain long horns, drums, cymbals and bells of the Tibetan Tantric orchestra, they will perform a masked dance and sacred chant from a Tibetan monastery. The dramatic dances, taken from the Gutor Festival before Tibetan Losar (New Year), offer an entertaining and informative introduction to Buddhist monastic ritual, as well as the atmospheric calm of traditional chanting in a 12th century church.

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Hot Vultures

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Southern English duo Hot Vultures Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before early blues, pre-country, old-time music with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a bit of a following among people from the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! In 2016 they'll be re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984. Vultures live! Hear a radio broadcast from KPFK Santa Monica in 1980 at soundcloud.com/gftb/hot-vultures-on-kpfk-1980 Vultures on record! Hear tracks from Vulturama at ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com/album/vulturama

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Hot Vultures

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Southern English duo Hot Vultures Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before early blues, pre-country, old-time music with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a bit of a following among people from the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! In 2016 they'll be re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984. Vultures live! Hear a radio broadcast from KPFK Santa Monica in 1980 at soundcloud.com/gftb/hot-vultures-on-kpfk-1980 Vultures on record! Hear tracks from Vulturama at ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com/album/vulturama

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Amanda Pearcy And Lynne Hanson

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

A fantastic double bill of Americana with Lynne Hansen and The Good Intentions and Amanda Pearcy, both fresh from the Maverick Festival. Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, and her resilience in the face of some of life's tougher lessons, Pearcy's songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South. Her latest, An Offering, was #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart's 2015 Year End List, as well as their Oct and Nov charts. "In the top division of her generation. Amanda Pearcy's writing makes me think not only of Lucinda Williams, but also of Tom Russell, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch." (Rootstime.BE) Among the best of Austin's singer-songwriters (3rd Coast Music) "Tough, sweet, and hard to shake some of the best songwriting you're liable to hear this year. (Texas Music Magazine) Americana, roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Her music is like a favourite pair of jeans, rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. While her songs are full of grit, her live performances with The Good Intentions are polished: Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized! (Elaina Martin, Westfest).

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Sam Outlaw

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Sam Outlaw is a young singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. His new LP 'Angeleno' is a collection of pedal steel-drenched instant country classics, rooted in West Coast cool and Southern California country rock. Outlaw (his mother's maiden name) is leading the charge in SoCal's revived country scene, and in fact enlisted LA roots royalty Ry Cooder and his son Joachim Cooder to produce and play on the album. Recording in Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles, with a band that included Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers) and Chuy Guzman (Linda Ronstadt), Outlaw heard the album he always dreamed of coming to life. "Ninety percent of what you're hearing is still the five of us in a room performing a song", he says. "Ry plays on every song, electric and acoustic on the basics. And then all the overdubs he did were just insanely beautiful. He was able to make magic happen on every track". Sam's sound has a broad appeal - he is touring with a diverse array of artists - Delta Spirit, Dawes, Clint Black, Sheryl Crow, Aaron Watson, Asleep at the Wheel.

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Dead Belgian At Cecil Sharp House

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

Jacques Brel is widely regarded as one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century. His influence can be heard in music from artists ranging from David Bowie to Nina Simone to Frank Sinatra. Dead Belgian bring the music of Brel to life with stunning energy and passion. Fierce and beautiful arrangements played with grace, skill and fire. This music venerates, re-imagines and redefines the legacy of Brel. "Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people's champion." - MOJO

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Hymn For Her + White Flower

on Wed, 6 Jul 2016 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..... Hymn For Her + White Flower HYMN FOR HER have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as Hell's Angels meets the Amish. They recorded their 2nd album, "Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne and the Amairican Stream", in their vintage 1961 Bambi Airstream trailer at locations stretching from Philadelphia to Malibu on a three-month tour. For their latest release, "Hymn for Her Presents . . . Lucy and Wayne's Smokin Flames", the twosome kicked it into high gear. They traveled to Ghetto Recorders in Detroit to work with Jim Diamond. They recorded live and mixed 12 original songs in just one week. The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in Smokin Flames. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H's sound a riotous, rocking roadkill stew, while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones. Impressively, the two create their ripsaw sounds (Los Angeles Times' Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group's rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her Lowebow a custom-made cigar-box guitar: The Riff Monster. Catch this duo as they burn down the highway and tear up your town like a Wichita twister. WHITE FLOWER The trio formed in 2014. Seb Silas & Will Newell studied & collaborated together from an early age at Forest School, East London. Subsequently, Seb met German vocalist Sylvia Schmidt whilst studying at Middlesex University, where they both graduated in Jazz Performance in 2014 & 2012 respectively. During the same period, Will completed his BMus in Classical Violin at Guildhall. Seb & Sylvia work together in various jazz/improv projects including Mimika Ensemble. All are busy London musicians, working in a multitude of projects spanning a rich musical palette.

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Lynne Hanson

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at London Surya 7:30pm

One of Canada's most acclaimed musicians arrives on these shores to celebrate her recent album 'River of Sand' a release that was widely considered the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread." And she's certainly up there with Ms Cash - Hanson's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Long-praised for her raw, confessional songwriting, the new material displays a whole new level of artistic courage. This is great music with integrity, soul and not a little brio. "Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town." Trevor Raggatt - R2 Magazine (5 stars) "The least of the songs are superior to much I've heard this year while the cream of the crop is just stunning at times." Paul Kerr - Americana-UK (9/10) 2010 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee 2009 Kerrville New Folk Finalist 2008 Mountain Stage New Song Regional Finalist 2006 OCFF "Songs from the Heart" Blues Award Some have referred to her music as Americana, roots, and rough-around-the-edges folk, but Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Hanson songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from her older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with many tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed: Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then silence. A four-year hiatus from recording. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life which also marked the beginning of a new approach to songwriting. Her fourth studio album River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey. On River Of Sand she's been fortunate to work with Juno-winning songstress Lynn Miles as producer. The songs on this record are honest and fearless says Miles. It's still as Hanson has always described it, but there's a little more dirt and the dirt is just a little bit darker. No topic is off limits, and the 11 songs run the gamut, painting a candid canvas of whiskey-soaked heartbreak and personal struggle, all contrasted against hope that better times are coming. Her songs may be full of grit, but Hanson's live performances are polished, whether she's playing solo or with her band The Good Intentions. And she's managed to get around, having toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. She's played showcase gigs in Austin, Phoenix and Memphis (Folk Alliance), toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert), and performed at several historic music venues, including the legendary 100 Club in London England and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. "Alongside the terrific songs and fabulous production the actual product is one of the most graphically arresting album sleeves of 2015" - Rudie Humphrey | Americana UK 9/10 "Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town." Trevor Raggatt - R2 Magazine (5 stars) "She's made the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread." Michael Barclay - The Cambridge Times Lynne Hanson is a hard-driving performer, who assumes true ownership of her music and she's gooooood ... she had the crowd mesmerized! Elaina Martin, Founder and Producer, Westfest

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Ian Bruce With Ian And Moe Walker

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at Churston Ferrers Traditional Farm Shop 7:00pm

Great entertainers - the two Ians and Moe packed out the venue last time they joined us. Your ticket price includes snacks during the interval.

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Mike Cheesman

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Mike left his home in Godalming, Surrey, to go to America in 1979. His guitar style as well as his easy relaxed delivery has endeared him to audiences wherever he performs a skill honed throughout England's pubs and folk clubs, starting in the 1960's. Upon coming to America, Mike performed in Chicago before moving to Peoria, Illinois, marrying and raising a family. On this, his first trip back to perform in the UK, he will be presenting an "evening of two halves". Mike has a passion for history and storytelling and the first half will feature songs from his show "The Soul of a Soldier" which he has been performing throughout the Midwest of the USA and more recently, Southwest Florida. The show commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I and how it inevitably led to World War II. The second half of the evening will be an opportunity to reminisce a little with some of the songs he regularly performed in the area plus the chance to share a few stories from that era -- a more light-hearted ending to the evening! A chance to welcome Mike back to the area and listen to the music he is now performing around the States and to enjoy some of the old songs from the early days on the Folk Scene.

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Mike Cheesman

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Mike left his home in Godalming, Surrey, to go to America in 1979. His guitar style as well as his easy relaxed delivery has endeared him to audiences wherever he performs a skill honed throughout England's pubs and folk clubs, starting in the 1960's. Upon coming to America, Mike performed in Chicago before moving to Peoria, Illinois, marrying and raising a family. On this, his first trip back to perform in the UK, he will be presenting an "evening of two halves". Mike has a passion for history and storytelling and the first half will feature songs from his show "The Soul of a Soldier" which he has been performing throughout the Midwest of the USA and more recently, Southwest Florida. The show commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War I and how it inevitably led to World War II. The second half of the evening will be an opportunity to reminisce a little with some of the songs he regularly performed in the area plus the chance to share a few stories from that era -- a more light-hearted ending to the evening! A chance to welcome Mike back to the area and listen to the music he is now performing around the States and to enjoy some of the old songs from the early days on the Folk Scene.

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Howdenjones

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

With powerful harmonies, skilled musicianship and beautiful arrangements, Kate Howden and Paul Jones write all their own material and play, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. In the seven years since they last visited us, they have worked mostly on the rural touring circuit, developing a friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has non-folk audiences joining in and singing along.

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Howdenjones

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

With powerful harmonies, skilled musicianship and beautiful arrangements, Kate Howden and Paul Jones write all their own material and play, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. In the seven years since they last visited us, they have worked mostly on the rural touring circuit, developing a friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has non-folk audiences joining in and singing along.

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Faith I Branko

on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Combine a leading virtuoso violinist with a highly accomplished English accordionist with a great voice and what do you get?'​Nicholas Hooper, [Composer Harry Potter Soundtrack/ Disney African Cats] Faith i Branko are a passionate, virtuoso UK/Serbian­Roma duo. They will be releasing their thhighly anticipated debut album 'Gypsy Lover' on March 25th 2016 ­ a set of original compositions recorded with top Serbian Roma and UK artists which chronicles their shared struggles since 2009. Branko Ristic, one of the world's foremost Gypsy Jazz Violinists, has joined with Faith Ristic, a highly charismatic and virtuosic UK Accordionist, to create a style that draws from and redefines each of their musical heritages. Recent performances include Guca Festival; Vienna Roma Fest; Sydney International Festival; Enlighten Canberra; Tasmania; Oxford Two Make; Sanctum at Bristol and many Balkan TV appearances. Radio play includes BBC Global Echoes; World Service with Stephen Fry and 6 Music. 'Love knows no bounds': a phrase as old as time and never truer than in the love story of this romance's two protagonists, Faith and Branko. The duo forms the core of their high energy live act: they combine accordion, whistles, vocals, acoustic violin, electric violin, keyboard and effects pedals to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to playful Reggae songs and joyful Kolo dances. Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Classical, Swing and Improvisation form the core of their entirely original set ­ which they perform both as a duo and in collaboration. They source musicians from all over the world to play as a trio, quartet and as a highly energetic Romani/UK Orchestra: recent collaborating artists have included cellist Sarah Moody; vocalist Jannah Warlow; DJ Gaetano Fabri; renowned Django Guitarist Cakija Vasiljevic, and classically trained Roma violinist Kristijan Petrovic. Faith I Branko will be celebrating their marriage at the Green Note. They married in Serbia in 2012 and, now that Branko - after 4 long years - has gained entry to the UK, they would like to invite friends, family, and fans in the UK to celebrate their acclaimed album Gypsy Lover - released with Riverboat Records and recorded with Emir Kusturica in Serbia, and their marriage and new life together in the UK. This Balkan/Oxford Crossover is rather fine' Ian Anderson, Editor, fRoots 'Their Love Story is honest and beautifully represented' BBC World Service 'Great musicians with a fascinating stage presence' Alex James, Blue 'Great fun and really talented' Lily Allen 'Quite remarkable musicians' BBC Oxford 'A multi­talented band' Sunday Telegraph 'How far would you go for love? As far as Faith Ristic?' Oxford Times 'Combine a leading virtuoso violinist with a highly accomplished English accordionist with a great voice and what do you get?' Nicholas Hooper, [Composer Harry Potter Soundtrack/ Disney African Cats]

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Julie Felix

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

What a tale she has to tell, this legend of the folk music world. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, peace activist, spiritualist, protector of the Earth. And truly extraordinary ground-breaker. At the height of her fame in the Sixties she was dubbed by the Times the First Lady of Folk... The first folk singer to have her own TV show, the first to fill the Royal Albert Hall, the first to sing in Westminster Abbey and the first to be signed to a major record label. Fifty years after being catapulted to stardom by the Frost Report she has lost none of the stage magic that has won her friends around the world. Along the way she has picked and sung with Leonard Cohen, played the '69 (Bob Dylan) Isle of Wight festival, performed and recorded with guitar master John Renbourn and led a life-risking peace march through war-torn central America. Her songs for peace and justice ring out as strongly as ever and her version of the great Peruvian anthem El Condor Pasa remains one of the greatest. As singer Steve Harley says of her: "It's a tough business, music. Only the good and the genuine last the course."

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Dougie Maclean

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Sandwich St Mary's Arts Centre 7:30pm

Opening concert for Sandwich Folk and Ale 2016 in St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich. Continuing our tradition of opening the weekend festival with a top name from the Folk world, this year we have the internationally known Scottish singer/songwriter, Dougie Maclean. This will be Dougie's only concert in the South of England in 2016, so book early.

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Lucy Ward

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:30pm

Part of the Folk at the Forum Festival Evening Concert at Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford DT11 7AD Multi award winning artiste LUCY WARD brings her own brand of stunning songs and humour to entertain in grand style. Supported by the lively young band Granny's Attic.

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Lucy Ward

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:30pm

Part of the Folk at the Forum Festival Evening Concert at Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford DT11 7AD Multi award winning artiste LUCY WARD brings her own brand of stunning songs and humour to entertain in grand style. Supported by the lively young band Granny's Attic.

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Folk At The Forum - Combined Evening Concert Ticket

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Combined Ticket to BOTH evening concerts: Friday evening ( Lucy Ward & Granny's Attic) plus Saturday afternoon (Flossie Malavialle plus Two Coats Colder)

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Folk At The Forum - Combined Evening Concert Ticket

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Combined Ticket to BOTH evening concerts: Friday evening ( Lucy Ward & Granny's Attic) plus Saturday afternoon (Flossie Malavialle plus Two Coats Colder)

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Daj Dook

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 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, 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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Michele Stodart

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Michele Stodart's new album Pieces will be released on 8 July via One Little Indian. To celebrate she is playing a special launch show at the Eagle Inn. Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album. Released four years after her solo debut, Wide-Eyed Crossing, the nine songs that comprise Pieces confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist whose work bears strong comparison to some of the touchstone songwriters that helped shape her outlook.

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Miri-kools Cajun Band

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Favourites at File Gumbo and on the Cajun Festival circuit Cafe and bar open 7.30pm Beginners' Dance Class 8.00-8.40pm Live Music 8.40-11.00pm

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Miri-kools Cajun Band

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Favourites at File Gumbo and on the Cajun Festival circuit Cafe and bar open 7.30pm Beginners' Dance Class 8.00-8.40pm Live Music 8.40-11.00pm

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Lowell 'banana' Levinger & Barry Melton

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at Emsworth The Hewitt's 7:30pm

West Coast USA psychedelia at it's best !

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Helter Skelter & Black Snake Blues Presents Faith I Branko + Bozo Zoo

on Fri, 8 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A feral one-two combination of Gypsy fever and oddball swing at Jamboree with the sublime Faith i Branko and Bozo Zoo... Faith i Branko play frenzied Gypsy folk on a razor's edge to which to dance to your heart's content. Since their marriage in 2010 this Oxford / Serbian Roma duo have shot to stardom in the Balkans and recorded their debut album in director Emir Kusturica's studio in Serbia, stunning audiences across the Balkans, Australia and the UK with their love story woven into original compositions. Tonight they will perform as a 4-piece. Bozo Zoo are a surreal, oddball swing, blues and jazz band who sound at times like Mark E. Smith manning the Hot Five.

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Dani Wilde

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Dani Wilde

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 12:30pm

FOLK AT THE FORUM evening concert with Flossie Malavialle, a wonderful singer of French origin, but now firmly based in Doncaster. Her stunning singing is balanced with her wit and humour between the songs. Supporting Flossie is the Essex based band, Two Coats Colder. Now a four-piece band, two Coats Colder have roots in Dorset and frequently perform in this area. PLEASE NOTE: If buying tickets for BOTH concerts Friday 8th AND Saturday 9th please use the relevant ticket sales link NOT THIS ONE

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Folk At The Forum Concert - Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 12:30pm

FOLK AT THE FORUM evening concert with Flossie Malavialle, a wonderful singer of French origin, but now firmly based in Doncaster. Her stunning singing is balanced with her wit and humour between the songs. Supporting Flossie is the Essex based band, Two Coats Colder. Now a four-piece band, two Coats Colder have roots in Dorset and frequently perform in this area. PLEASE NOTE: If buying tickets for BOTH concerts Friday 8th AND Saturday 9th please use the relevant ticket sales link NOT THIS ONE

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Perkelt

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Perkelt

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Lynne Hanson And The Good Intentions

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southwell Library 7:00pm

You can call it roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk, but award winning Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee.

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Lynne Hanson And The Good Intentions

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Southwell Library 7:00pm

You can call it roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk, but award winning Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee.

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Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 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 Cajun Fiddle, a Zydeco Accordion, a Louisiana Rubboard, and a Tenacious Texas Troubadour- ­Billy Lee­- come together to bring you some foot stomping crawfish boogie! Get ready for a gumbo of sounds straight from the bayou country of South East Texas and Louisiana-where Billy was raised. While one of the most creative bands rising on the scene today, they still maintain the traditions of the region, and that's what the Gulf Coast Sound is all about! Rare London appearance from this lively and authentic band - not to be missed!

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Jurassic Uke: Monster Ukulele Day!

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 10:00am

This monster ukulele day includes workshops, uke stalls, a raffle and open bar followed by an evening of music and fun with four of the country's leading exponents of the Ukulele. Andy Feckless Webster opens with comedy songs followed by Phil Doleman singing blues, jug band and jazz. Then Ben Rouse Of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain takes us on a whistle-stop tour through the versatility of this instrument from classical to rock styles. The evening is rounded off by The Mother Ukers an amazingly versatile uke band reinventing modern classics.

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Latin Wood Quartet

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Join us on Sat 9th July for a journey along Colombia through its varied and magical rhythms portraying the rich and varied heritage of this unique and multicultural land. You will leave the building on a high after singing along to some of Colombia's most famous tunes, dancing to contagious Afro-Colombian Cumbia, and getting to know songs and other styles from all the corners of the country. The members of Latin Wood Quartet convey different musical backgrounds from classical and jazz to folk and choral music. Under the direction of award winning Camilo Menjura, this promises to be an unmissable night.

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Balkan Beats Presents The Op Sa! Orchestra + Strouzer & The Boxcars

on Sat, 9 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Balkan Brass * Mediterranean Beats * Blues * Op Sa! are a firecracker of an orchestra using the roots of the Serbian Kolo and the Turkish Cocek to create their own passionate brand of Balkan music. With repertoire from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Romani Culture alongside a growing anthology of original songs, they've played at the Royal Festival Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, supported ace bands like KAL and the Turbans, and worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill. A big, bold 12-piece, their traditional brass section is coupled with clarinets, sax, electric guitars, darabouka and drum set to simply mesmerize. They've got that rare 'wild beat,' and will lead you on to the dance, as Roy Smeck once said. A harmonica player, blues shouter and guitar picker, Joe Stouzer learned the blues from his father, a cockney sword dancer, and sings songs from his travels from Newcastle to New Orleans and a hell of a lot of places in between and, of course, gives the occasional impression of a freight train

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Steve Dan Mills

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

London-based American singer-songwriter Steve Dan Mills, who combines powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica, co-founded Speed Limit 35, one of the American South's first folk rock bands. He's enjoyed a solo career since the 1970s, performing at the Kerrville Folk, London Folk and Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festivals. His music has been described as the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing. He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. His masterful story telling, based on his rich and challenging life experiences, lays the groundwork for each song in a most engaging manner. Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill have recorded Steve's songs. "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to number 18 on the Billboard charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. Tommy Emmanuel covered the title cut from the CD, Inside Out Lookin' In.

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Steve Dan Mills

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

London-based American singer-songwriter Steve Dan Mills, who combines powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica, co-founded Speed Limit 35, one of the American South's first folk rock bands. He's enjoyed a solo career since the 1970s, performing at the Kerrville Folk, London Folk and Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festivals. His music has been described as the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing. He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. His masterful story telling, based on his rich and challenging life experiences, lays the groundwork for each song in a most engaging manner. Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill have recorded Steve's songs. "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to number 18 on the Billboard charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. Tommy Emmanuel covered the title cut from the CD, Inside Out Lookin' In.

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Patrick Walker Trio

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Tickets can be bought on the door at £6 but advance booking is always advisable You can always confirm by calling 0791 333 1078

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Mark Harrison + Gabriel Mesh

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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... Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs all have something to say or a story to tell. They'll make you move, make you think, make you smile. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He recently released his third album, The World Outside. Like his previous albums, Crooked Smile and Watching The Parade, it has been unanimously praised by influential and knowledgeable figures across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sellout, and at well-regarded venues all over the country. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in 2015. 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/ --- Gabriel Mesh is currently performing in and around the London acoustic scene purveying a wholesome set that will satisfy anyone with a hunger for virtuosity and authenticity. Gabriel takes inspiration from the folk and blues tradition and sprinkles it with a generous handful of reinvention.

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Caddy Cooper + Amanda Pearcy

on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CADDY COOPER "From military camps across Afghanistan to the cosy front room of British knighthood; it's safe to say that Australian Blues and Country Singer Songwriter Caddy Cooper's tapestry of touring history is outside the average. With two critically acclaimed albums, several momentously successful international tours and more stories than you can fit into one show, Caddy and her band are rolling into town once again in 2016 as part of her latest tour "The Simple Things". Deemed 'one of the finest songwriters in the land' (Express FM), Caddy's 'natural, un-rushed and all together beautiful' vocals (For the Country Record), 'infectious charm' (Blues in Britain Magazine) and Little Martin guitar have been traveling worldwide, winning hearts and soothing souls with Caddy's iconic breed of storytelling and toe tapping tunes. AMANDA PEARCY "In the top division of her generation. Her writing makes me think not only of Lucinda Williams, but also of Tom Russell, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch." Rootstime.BE "Instantly recognizable as a hugely talented complete individualist, full of originality and diversity... American Roots UK "Tough, sweet, and hard to shake... some of the best songwriting you're liable to hear this year. Texas Music Magazine Amanda Pearcy's music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, and her resilience in the face of some of life's tougher lessons, Pearcy's songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South. Her latest, An Offering, was #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart's 2015 Year End List, as well as their Oct and Nov charts. It was one of Texas Music Magazine's 2015 Albums of the Year, and Pearcy was selected as one of their "Texas Music 10: Singer Songwriters of Distinction in their Winter '16 issue. Her 2013 release, Royal Street, spent three months at #1 & #2 on the EuroAmericana Chart, and was #7 on the chart's 2013 Year End List.

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Hillfolk Noir Usa - Owlsworld Presents @ The Cock Inn

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7:45pm

Hillfolk Noir http://www.hillfolknoir.com/ FB Events Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/846276402161442/ The Cock Inn Church Lane Sarratt WD3 6HH Doors 7.30pm - Start 8.30pm till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 50 tickets on sale for this show! All tickets £12 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (No booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk Legendary BBC presenter Whispering Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as amazing, telling listeners to his BBC Radio 2 programme: I can't wait to see them on stage. One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have won a lot of fans in the UK after five successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 A beautiful blend of folk, country and rock 'n' roll with Depression-era inspired string band blues and hillbilly ideals The List Roots music with attitude! R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time Rob Adams, The Herald The Cock Inn Church Lane Sarratt WD3 6HH Doors 7.30pm - Start 8.30pm till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 50 tickets on sale for this show! All tickets £12 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (No booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Hot Vultures

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ HOT VULTURES.... Ian Anderson & Maggie Holland Favourite 1970s duo, reuniting Summer 2016 for the first time in 32 years, for one season only! Southern English duo Hot Vultures Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before early blues, pre-country, old-time music with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a bit of a following among people from the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! They made three albums in the UK, the first of which was also released by EMI Belgium and the third (Up The Line) in the USA, very unusual for UK folk names in that era. They collaborated on them with guest musicians like Martin Simpson (with whom they also toured as The Scrub Jay Orchestra), Pete & Chris Coe, Al Jones and many more. Eventually the duo expanded into the English Country Blues Band and later the '80s electric ceilidh band Tiger Moth. Their albums were anthologised on the 'best of' CD compilation Vulturama. Ian Anderson had begun his career in the late '60s blues boom before releasing three solo LPs as Ian A. Anderson on the now cult 'psych folk' label Village Thing; in more recent years when his day job permits he has been in the duo The False Beards with Ben Mandelson. Maggie Holland subsequently blossomed as a solo artist and songwriter, whose songs have also been recorded by June Tabor and Martin Carthy (her A Place Called England was a Song Of The Year winner in the BBC Folk Awards) and is also currently playing in The Broonzies with Jez Lowe and others. In 2016 they are re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984.

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Fake Thackray

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Fake Thackray

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle Is Unbroken

on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

To coincide with Hux Records' release of Incredible String Band 'Live at Fillmore East, 1968' album, original ISB band member, Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as 'The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter' or 'Wee Tam and the Big Huge'- with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms- ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. The breadth of their appeal is beguiling, with admirers as diverse as Robert Plant and Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) professing a long term love affair with the band. In 2010 Fledg'ling reissued their first 4 albums to unanimous critical acclaim, ensuring their appeal to successive generations of fans. One of the new generations of bands indelibly influenced by ISB is the Glasgow based 4 piece Trembling Bells. The Bells first joined forces with founder member, Mike Heron, in 2010 at "A Very Cellular Song"- the Joe Boyd curated celebration of ISB material at The Barbican, London. Since then they have played at Stewart Lee's "Austerity Binge", Cecil Sharp House and recorded a single of Heron's 'Feast of Stephen', cementing their kinship. Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle is Unbroken promises to cover rare and popular material from the ISB song book and much more besides. This promises to be a spectacular evocation of the times. NOTE: this is an MAINLY SEATED show at THE HARE & HOUNDS, York Road, Kings Heath.

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Hillfolk Noir

on Tue, 12 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BBC presenter Bob Harris is a fan and has described the trio's music as amazing. Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have a faithful army of fans in the UK too after six successful tours here. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Roots music with attitude! R2 magazine

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Hillfolk Noir

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Wilson + Robbie Mcintosh (paul Mccartney, The Pretenders & John Mayer)

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

This is one of our very special nights for you with Wilson playing who are a band who have the most haunting harmonies and will be joined with by Robbie McIntosh who has played so many of the greats and is rated as one of the worlds top two slide players. Tickets for this special show are just £10

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Lucinda Williams

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Plug 7:30pm

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Sam Carter

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 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. -------- Tonight is the last night of a 3 month residency here at Green Note hosted by Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart. "We're planning an unforgettable night, with some very special guests, some of whom we've played with over the years that will remain unannounced till the day." Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Bity Booker Live At St Pancras Old Church (mr Sparrow And Bright Star Ep Launch)

on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

This will be a magical gig. Bity Booker is coming back to London to launch her new EP "Mr Sparrow and Bright Star EP" featuring two original compositions and a beautiful illustrated cover artwork by Bity Booker. The EP was recorded in the early months of 2016 at Lake Trasimeno in Italy with her friend Federico. The EP is a 250 copies limited edition and this will be your chance to get a copy! Every copy is numbered and a CD is included in the package, so do not worry if you don't own a record player :) Bity Booker is a folk singer/songwriter. She sings her original folk songs, traditional folk tunes, songs from the 60s folk revival and protest songs. Bity performs mostly unplugged with her yellow classical guitar, voice, a sparrow whistle and bells. With her unique songwriting style she weaves elements of folk and psychedelic whimsy to create brilliant self-penned songs complimented by her bewitching voice. Be prepared to delve deep into Bity Booker's original musical world and listen to stories about a mouse, a sparrow, stars, trees, birds... and... Bity Booker will be joined by two very special guests! Sophie Ramsay http://sophieramsay.com/ (folk) Sophie Ramsay is a singer-song writer from Perthshire in Scotland. She combines original songs with old songs in Scots and Gaelic, and sometimes other languages. In 2013 she released "The Glassy Mountain", an album of original songs, produced by iconic Jim Sutherland and featuring performances from some of the best folk and jazz musicians in Scotland and the UK. Arna Spek (stand-up comedy) Stand-up comedian Arna spek has been gigging for 4 years now. She has done almost every gig in and around London! She is originally from the Netherlands and tonight she would to tell you about how wrong you can get cultural references and how dangerous this can be! Arna is trying to fit in with the English, are you? + There will also be a fun raffle with original prizes :) Tickets £8.00 online on WeGoTickets £10.00 at the door Doors 7.30pm Venue St Pancras Old Church Pancras Rd, London NW1 1UL, United Kingdom http://stpancrasoldchurch.wix.com/music#!contact/c16es Transport - King's Cross St. Pancras tube station (short walk to the beautiful church via Pancras Rd) - bus 46 (Lancaster Gate/St Bartholomew's Hospital stop M in front of the church) See you there and spread the word :) Bity Booker www.bitybooker.com www.facebook.com/bitybooker for info or bookings bitybookermusic@gmail.com

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Damh The Bard At The Victoria

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Swindon Victoria 8:30pm

Door open 8.30pm. Music starts at 9pm

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Quicksilver @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Grant Baynham (BBC's 'That's Life') and Hilary Spencer (Mrs Ackroyd) produce wonderful entertainment with superb vocals of both comedic and occasionally serious themes aided and abetted by Grant's outstanding dexterity on guitar. They have been described as - a vivacious duo that produces incredibly rollicking performances who can really put on a show. Another great night at the Hungry H. is assured.

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Megson

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Chichester Assembly Room 7:00pm

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' 2014 saw the release of In A Box, featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled. said Q Magazine's Andy Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters. . And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing award winning album for SHOW OF HANDS, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, & THE YOUNG'UNS. Summer 2016 see's Megson release a much anticipated brand new studio album. 
'Simply Brilliant' - The Sunday Express 'A force in the folk revival' Neil Spencer The Observer 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' Robin Denslow The Guardian

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Hillfolk Noir

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. BBC presenter Bob Harris is a fan and has described the trio's music as amazing. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have a faithful army of fans in the UK too after six successful tours here. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot ( fRoots magazine) An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll (Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC) Roots music with attitude! (R2 magazine)

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Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater + Lucy Kitt + Josh Geffin TOBIAS BEN JACOB & LUKAS DRINKWATER: Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included 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. Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock'n'Reel magazine describe their sound together as 'inventive and thrilling', R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson's 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 folk show. LUCY KITT: A consumate songwriter and superbly accomplished folk player and singer, Lucy Kitt's creative soul looks west acoss the Atlantic- LA's Laurel Canyon bears great influence on her warm and mellow sound. The folk edge that dominates the character of her music takes influence from the work of artists such as Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and Neil Young. Her perfectly crafted songwriting style shows a crystal clear vision with rock solid foundations strong enough to take such weighty reference points. A real gem. JOSH GEFFIN: London-based singer and guitarist Josh Geffin, with accompaniment from Andy Hamill (Eska, Natascha Atlas) on upright bass, Nathaniel Keen (Andreya Triana) on electric guitar, and Victoria Hume (Lost Map Records) on backing vocals, launches his new EP "Rocks of Bawn'. The EP is a collection of traditional folk songs influenced by his work with The Song Collectors Collective, which was founded by Mercury-nominated folk musician Sam Lee. "I love the process of coming across a beautiful traditional melody sung unaccompanied, and creating a new harmony and accompaniment" says Geffin, whose characteristic fingerstyle guitar playing runs throughout the EP. The EP's featured songs come from Ireland, England and the US. His previous solo-releases have included the eponymous album Josh Geffin and the Wake EP and he has performed at the South Bank Centre, End Of The Road Festival and on BBC6 Music (The Mark Riley Show). "Simply beautiful ... full of acoustic grandness" Maverick "A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters" R2 Magazine

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Graham Hodge

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

It is a real pleasure to present a full evening with this much-admired local singer. Expect a sublime choice of modern folk and pop covers, mingling with some well-crafted originals, and all accompanied by subtle and supple guitar playing.

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Graham Hodge

on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

It is a real pleasure to present a full evening with this much-admired local singer. Expect a sublime choice of modern folk and pop covers, mingling with some well-crafted originals, and all accompanied by subtle and supple guitar playing.

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Wonky Donk Festival

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

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Bacuma Boys

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

The music from these good old boys varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. It varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. They say they specialise in music from the 1920s, with some older stuff and the odd 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s song thrown in and a lot thrown out. Members of the band have been seen, and enjoyed, at previous ACE Space gigs. Max Hunt supporting Kangaroo Moon and Richard Cox-Smith supporting The Jaywalkers. Now we've tempted the band away from their home base of the West Berkshire Brewery. Naturally Good Old Boy will be available on the night (as it is on most nights).

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Bacuma Boys

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

The music from these good old boys varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. It varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927. They say they specialise in music from the 1920s, with some older stuff and the odd 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s song thrown in and a lot thrown out. Members of the band have been seen, and enjoyed, at previous ACE Space gigs. Max Hunt supporting Kangaroo Moon and Richard Cox-Smith supporting The Jaywalkers. Now we've tempted the band away from their home base of the West Berkshire Brewery. Naturally Good Old Boy will be available on the night (as it is on most nights).

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Chesterfield Eyre Chapel 7:30pm

Please note Eyre Chapel is a small venue and tickets are limited

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The Rumblestrutters

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band's vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and '30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Elephant In The Room + Fern Teather

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Elephant in the Room are a jaunty musical ensemble purveying fine original tunes. A veritable treat for your ears. Support comes from singer-songwriter Fern Teather from Suffolk playing Acoustic Folk-rock with an Americana twist.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Elephant In The Room + Fern Teather

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Elephant in the Room are a jaunty musical ensemble purveying fine original tunes. A veritable treat for your ears. Support comes from singer-songwriter Fern Teather from Suffolk playing Acoustic Folk-rock with an Americana twist.

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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India Electric Co. At Sutton House

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Sutton House 7:30pm

In association with The National Trust, Sutton House. India Electric Co present an unamplified music night in this unique Tudor surroundings **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph **** Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light. - The Independent on Sunday Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

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India Electric Co. At Sutton House

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Sutton House 7:30pm

In association with The National Trust, Sutton House. India Electric Co present an unamplified music night in this unique Tudor surroundings **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph **** Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light. - The Independent on Sunday Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories. Chris While and Julie Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention. Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. Their musical careers have produced successful solo albums and a variety of projects away from the duo including the Christmas band 'St Agnes Fountain' with David Hughes and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie. www.whileandmatthews.co.uk

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The West African Blues Project

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Ethemia

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

3 acts, 5 quid, bookshop, bar. More details very soon!

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Saint Edith Folk Summer Party!

on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:00pm

Yes folks, that time of year has come round again! To mark the end of another twelve months of fantastic sounds, St Edith Folk present for your delight and delectation a cracking evening of jolly fun. There will be free gifts for all, a sumptuous buffet, some special surprises and - of course! - there will be music! Our artistes this time round are......... THREEPENNY BIT Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy for concerts and ceilidh dancing. The band's diverse influences enable them to explore traditional music without restraint, and with their impressive line up of saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and drums, alongside accordion, flute, violin and guitar, Threepenny Bit create an unparalleled wall of sound. Their approach has led to regular appearances across the length and breadth of the UK folk scene in recent years, always providing an "all out musical bombardment"! Just right for a St Edith Folk Summer Party I'd say!! ROY HILL Roy Hill is leading the development of a new generation of integrated iron ore mining, rail & port operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia..... thank you Google, but that's not the Roy Hill we care about! Our Roy Hill is a local lad who, back in the Seventies, was a bright young thing. Hie's now a much brighter, older thing with a wealth of material he has written over the years to draw on. Some of his songs are wickedly funny, some heartbreaking. Many can be interpreted as a little bit naughty, and I wouldn't recommend you take a nervous grandmother along to see him, but he has written some truly beautiful songs. He is also a very gifted raconteur, drawing comparisons with the great Peter Ustinov. Roy is sadly underrated and overlooked, but history will one day realise his true brilliance. To say that he is a unique talent would undervalue him: there are thousands of unique talents. Roy is up there with the best of them. SUE RULE & JAMES KERRY Many of you will know Sue as the organiser of the annual Pigs Ear Folk Ale festival in Markbeech, and as curator of the Grant Rule Trust which celebrates the life of her late husband. But Sue is also a gifted songwriter, singer and musician, one quarter of family folk group Pig's Ear for many years before Grant sadly passed away and, latterly, with the duo Silk Purse. The talented young accordian player James Kerry is another product of the Kent folk music scene. He regularly plays at local pubs, clubs and events and also plays for two womens morris sides, Marlings Morris from Edenbridge and Loose Women from Loose near Maidstone. His collaboration with Sue is so new that they haven't even thought of a name for the duo yet, so we are in for something surprising and fresh from the two of them at St Edith's!

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Rudry Festival

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 12:00pm

Rudry Festival is a one day event with a great folk, Americana and acoustic roots line up including Lewis and Leigh, Climbing Trees, Maddie Jones, Sion Russell Jones and many more. Limited camping available

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Midsummer Acoustic Blues Night A Potbelly Concert - Kris Dollimore - Robin Bibi

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Tickets £7 in advance (£9 on the door) The third in our new series of Potbelly Concerts features not one but two of the UK's top virtuoso blues guitarists and performers - the European Blues Awards 2014 runner-up, Kris Dollimore, and musician's musician Robin Bibi. Both are great soulful singers and as well as stunning guitarists. Kris is adept in many genres and his versatility on guitar has seen him performing on many of the world's greatest stages with acts ranging from The Damned and Dee Dee Ramone to Adam Ant and Del Amitri. The credentials of Robin are just as impressive as among the acts with which he has performed are Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro. Both these renowned and hugely popular musicians will be playing separate sets and will be supported on the night by the area's best known acoustic blues trio, the excellent Jacksboro Highway. This concert is blues delivered with class and style from the opening chord to the final note.

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An Evening With Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

It's Summer, and we're celebrating by packing you into a candlelit archway, filling you with wine, and playing you some songs. After an amazing sold out show at The Harrison last November, Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds have been hard at work writing more songs, coming up with nicknames each other, and learning all manner of odd vocal warm ups courtesy of our violinist (aka Witch Hound). We're delighted to be taking over The Winemakers in Farringdon on what will be a balmy Saturday night, and hope you'll join us. Opening the show will be two of our favourite acts: JOE INNES & THE CAVALCADE - http://www.joeinnes.com/ - as well as being an annoyingly handsome guy, Joe Innes is a terrific and funny songwriter, and is backed by a pretty wonderful band. They're working on a new record, so I dunno, maybe he'll play some new songs. It's really his decision. PAUL MOSLEY - Paul is a brilliant songwriter and musical genius whose most recent record is a beautiful, sprawling folk opera. He is also an absolute joy on stage, we reckon you'll love him. Hosting the night will be stand up, writer, and all round chilled-out entertainer Alex Haddow.

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Beoga (ulster Fleadh 2016)

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Bangor St Comgall's Parish Centre 7:30pm

BEOGA were drawn together in 2002 after 'jamming' in a ferocious session at the All-Ireland Fleadh. Their unique sound featured the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray. In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition of Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland's premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle. This is the second time BEOGA have performed in Bangor and due to their popularity tickets will sell fast! BEOGA will be joined by Support Act Ards CCÉ Entertainment Group, a band that has performed at many celebrated music festivals throughout Europe and USA. Within the past number of years they have also been the support acts for Sean Keane, Sharon Shannon, Lúnasa, Dervish, Frankie Gavin and the world famous ensemble, The Priests. In 2015 the group made history by being the first Irish traditional band to perform for the Royal Family at their private residence in Hillsborough Castle. FULLY LICENSED BAR AVAILABLE AND AMAZING BALLOT PRIZES TO BE WON. CONCERT TIME.....8.15PM - 11.30PM. SESSION AFTERWARDS IN BAR AREA FOR ATTENDEES. ALL MUSICIANS WELCOME TO BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS ALONG!

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

Cornwall's very own stars of bluegrass, with folk and pop leanings and a stellar trajectory from busking in Penzance to frontlining at festivals. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance: tel. 01326 341353

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

Cornwall's very own stars of bluegrass, with folk and pop leanings and a stellar trajectory from busking in Penzance to frontlining at festivals. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance: tel. 01326 341353

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

Cornwall's very own stars of bluegrass, with folk and pop leanings and a stellar trajectory from busking in Penzance to frontlining at festivals. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance: tel. 01326 341353

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The Whole World Window - A Benefit For Tim Smith

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Preston The Continental 2:00pm

Tim Smith is the leader of Cardiacs and The Leader of the Starry Skies. A National Treasure. This show is born out of love for the great man to raise funds to contribute towards his care since he became poorly in 2008. Artists and bands who have worked with Tim and/or have been inspired by the Man. One Day. Two Stages. Craft Ale.

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Swanfest 2016 With Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 1:00pm

The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £20.00 includes a free pint of Hobgoblin (or a soft drink) Start 1.45pm.Doors 1.00pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and in 2012 his song There's Always Maybe won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC 2's prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits. Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO www.martynjoseph.net I Searched for You - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIVA5_k6rfo&feature=youtu.be Nye Song for the NHS - https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Vegas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCufz2egXYM

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Let's Misbehave! 3am Party With Rum Buffalo + A Pony Named Olga!

on Sat, 16 Jul 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

* Surreal Prog Swing * Vaudeville Underground Cabaret * Blues * Latin * Freak-Show * Rock'n'Roll * Cowpunk * Polka * Climb inside the rich antiquated roots of Rum Buffalo's surreal Prog Swing, rich vocals and vaudeville wrapped up in curls of underground cabaret, sultry blues and latin. A dazzling show that looks and sound like a freak-show glamour cowboy saloon! A Pony Named Olga come all the way from Berlin. With elements of dirty rock'n'roll, cowpunk, polka and dark humor, you wont know weather to laugh or die. The band is so willing to entertain you, they sacrifice their own well being with ridiculous stage stunts which have often ended with trips to the hospital and almost the morgue. It's a show you will want to crucify yourself if you miss. Featuring Heini Heimpel on Vocals and gut-wrenching guitar, Luscious Lloyd Clark on upright bass and Stephan Fleck pounding the drums in perfect harmony.

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Crh Music Presents Lisa Man And The Really Good Band

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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The Reverend Peyton's Damn Big Band

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

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

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 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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The Wilsons

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional and trad.-oriented songs. Acappella harmonies served with gusto and a north-east accent! Oh what a mighty time!

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Ashley Hutchings MBE - From Psychedelia to Sonnets Sunday 17th July 2016 The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury Doors 6pm, concert start 6.30pm Tickets £14.50 Online £16 Offline £17 On the door From Psychedelia to Sonnets a Life in Words and Music the Remarkable Journey of Ashley Hutchings. For this new show Ashley is joined by talented singer/multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell (Rainbow Chasers) who will accompany his music on guitar, violin and harmonium. Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk-rock Bob Dylan (August, 2015) Ashley Hutchings is the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk-rock bands including Steeleye Span and The Albion Band (in all its many guises and reincarnations). In fact he is acknowledged as The Guv'nor in this form of music. He was also a music director at the National Theatre for a period of four years. What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book, Words, Words, Words, a personal selection of his song lyrics, poetry and other writings that both span his career and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him read from the book, tell the stories behind the writings, add detail to the history of the bands he has created and describe some of the many projects he has brought to fruition, both musically and theatrically. Although the show features Ashley's book there is of course plenty of music and songs in the performance. "Unmissable, I was entranced" Fatea Magazine "If 45 years ago someone had predicted that a rock bass player would almost single-handedly transform the image of Morris dance in this country and provide so many of the sparks that have led to a tectonic shift in the way England looks at its own musical traditions, they would have been called crazy. Call me crazy, but having known Ashley for 47 years, having been the beneficiary of his acute ears in tipping me to the music of Nick Drake, as well as having enjoyed many collaborations with him over the years, I have to say that nothing he accomplishes surprises me" ~ Joe Boyd, Record Producer & Writer Hutchings has won numerous awards including the English Folk Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge Award, the Good Tradition Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at Italy's Premio Ciampi. And this year he was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List for his services to music. Ashley has visited Folk in the Barn a number of times with the wonderful Albion Christmas Band, we are really looking forward to this very special evening. www.ashleyhutchings.co.uk The pub will be open for meals from 5pm Ruth Angell grew up in the beautiful heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. "Surrounded by green fields, dry stone walls, sheep, cows and lots of wind and snow in the winter, this environment encourages the mind to chill out and wander, protecting you from the real world. So when I finally left college I felt a bit of a fish out of water. Luckily Ashley Hutchings (of Fairport Convention, Albion Band, Steeleye Span etc) was looking to start a new acoustic group and Joe Broughton recommended me. The rest is history." "Thanks to Ashley and him forming the Rainbow Chasers I have had a career in music. This band has allowed me to play my violin/fiddle, learn guitar, sing, write songs, record and co-write with other artists. I have performed in countless concerts/gigs in this country and in Europe and have met and played with some of the best musicians on the scene." "I also play with four piece acoustic band The Rainbow Chasers, 16 piece Jazz ensemble SURGE, my own solo projects and many other artists from time to time. Sid Peacock and myself have recently started our own record company Peacock Angell Records formed an acoustic duo, tracks for listening can be found on the music page."

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Tracey K. Houston

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Country/rockabilly artist, Tracey K. Houston, is based in Nashville, TN, with 5 studio albums, several hit singles, videos, and her own PBS TV Special. She has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and UK/Europe. She hails from Western Canada where her musical background was traditional country and 50s rockabilly, with her favourites being Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Lefty Frizzell, and more. She also performs a Loretta Lynn tribute and recorded a tribute album, "Salute to Loretta Lynn", and garnering high praise from Loretta herself. A former long-haul trucker, she occasionally does some freelance trucking. Prior to becoming a trucker, she was a Paralegal.

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Urban Pioneers

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure. They spend about 75% of the year on tour all over the world delivering their brand of high energy hillbilly folk music. Until recently, Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern have been household names in the underground roots community because they were outstanding backing musicians, but it didn't take long for the Urban Pioneers to prove themselves to music lovers of all kinds. Liz and Jared toured and recorded with countless bands in the past but when their last band broke up they decided to give it a go on their own. The Urban Pioneers started out as a means of transportation to pick up a bass that Jared had built down in Florida. The bass was a thousand miles away and the only way the couple knew how to travel is by touring. Jared had recently been trying to learn clawhammer banjo so they wrote some silly songs, recorded them, and joined the Coney Island Road Show that was headed south. They needed to think of a name and a few weeks before a police officer called the urban pioneers because they were punk kids living in the roughest neighborhood in Pittsburgh. The duo was soon joined by Keith Urban from Louisville, KY on the upright bass as well as a handful of guitarists to fill out the sound. With their second album release there is no sign of stopping anytime soon. Be on the lookout for their Vehicle In Transit because the Urban Pioneers are Addicted to the Road.

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Oysland

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.

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We Steal Flyers @ Dennis Todd Music Shop - Intimate Acoustic Show

on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 at Bedlington Dennis Todd Music Store 7:00am

An intimate live 1 hour performance with only 20 limited tickets available. 8pm Start inside Dennis Todd Music store in Bedlington, Northumberland The Event is organised by Dennis Todd Music & Shagnut Studio Shack No alcohol event but there will be refreshments available. Any questions please contact Jason on 07456912392

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Na Mara

on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara are Na Mara. Rob is a mandolla, mandolin and guitarist of great talent. Paul is a gifted songwriter, singer and performer. Their songs and tunes centre on the Spanish and French speaking parts of Europe and create fascinating soundscapes and captivating storylines. They are in great demand - 2015 was a busy year , including Cambridge Folk Festival and the release of a new album 'Navajos & Pirates'

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 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. ----------------------------------- Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. "The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so" (R2 Magazine). In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an "outstanding show of maturity" with "enormous promise". The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.

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The Urban Pioneers

on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Mix one part Texas fiddle and one part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass and a splash of guitar and you have one heck of a powerful punch called The Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old time hillbilly music, western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy type songs for good measure.

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The Tuttles

on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Young instrumental wizards - bluegrass & original music from the next generation! The next generation of bluegrass is here: The Tuttles! This young, super talented band is composed of singers and multi-instrumentalists who have been playing music since they were barely old enough to hold a pick. - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley The Tuttles are based in the heart of Silicon Valley, yet are steeped in traditional bluegrass music. They have performed to standing ovations across the U.S. and into Canada and have over two million views on their YouTube music videos from fans around the world. The band is especially known for astonishing musicianship, beautiful singing and gifted songwriting. Reviews: At Gettysburg they received 3 standing ovations and were introduced for their second set as the surprise discovery of the festival. Their instrumental wizardry almost made me laugh out loud in sheer amazement. - Bluegrass Music Association of Canada, Dave Porter, V.P. Molly Tuttle sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive . - American Songwriter Magazine Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It was a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barn-storming songwriting. She reminded me a bit of Nickel Creek, i if all three members were transformed into a single bluegrass superhero. - Write to the Beat, review of Milk Carton Kids & Molly Tuttle concert For more information visit: www.MollyTuttle.net

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Zoe Konez

on Wed, 20 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Wonderful singer, wonderful songwriter, wonderful guitarist" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music "Ridiculously talented, Konez handles her guitar like she was born with it" - For Folk's Sake "Fabulous guitar work and intense, lyrical songs" - Acoustic Nations Absolutely fantastic - Neville Marten (Editor of Guitar Techniques Magazine) Dynamic indie-folk twosome Zoe Konez & drummer Will Connor create a wealth of sound with two instruments that many bands long to create with 5! Zoe's intimate lyrics are embedded in richly melodic songs, complemented by distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harcomplimentmonic techniques, and wonderfully accompanied by Will's 'telepathic tightness' on drums / percussion. They've taken their music throughout the UK, via numerous tours in Europe, to the sunny south east coast of Australia and back again.

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Brennen Leigh & Noel Mckay

on Wed, 20 Jul 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Sands Family & Na LeanaÍ (ulster Fleadh 2016)

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Bangor Abbey 7:30pm

Two Generations of Sands Family for Ulster Fleadh 2016! Ulster's First Family of Folk, The Sands, will be one of the headline acts at the Ulster Fleadh Ceoil this July in Bangor, Co Down. Founded in the 1970s the band played a significant part in the creation of the phenomenal world-wide interest in Irish folk and traditional music. Their clever mix of traditional Irish music and song with their own thought- provoking compositions propelled them to stardom, winning awards worldwide, spawning tribute bands in Europe and America, and focusing international attention on the rich cultural heritage of their home county, Down. Renowned as performers, writers and presenters they have remained at the centre of Ulster folk music for a generation and show no evidence of running out of inspiration, enthusiasm or energy. But Sands fans have a special treat in store for them during the Ulster Fleadh, for the band will be performing with the next generation of Sands musicians..new folk sensation 'Na Leanai'! 'Na Leanai' is Irish for the children and the band consists of Anne's daughters Sorcha and Eimear, Ben's daughter Ryanne , Tommy's daughter Moya, and their cousin Fra Sands, whose parents Hugh and Mairin still live in the home house in Mayobridge where Anne, Ben ,Colum and Tommy Sands began their musical careers 40 years ago. The Support Act, storyteller Marianne McShane, has earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic for her expressive rendition of Irish legends and wonder tales. Her lyrical storytelling transports listeners to a Celtic Otherworld of spells and enchantments. Born and bred in Bangor, Marianne grew up just a stone's throw from the Abbey, and is delighted to be returning home to be part of Fleadh Uladh 2016. She now lives in Connecticut and is two time Mid Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil storytelling champion.

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Danni Nicholls

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ British singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls hits the road, touring the UK with her new, critically acclaimed second album 'Mockingbird Lane' which was recorded with some of the finest musicians in Nashville and is made up of songs of the highest order, each a carefully crafted gem (Maverick) Spanning the 'Americana' spectrum, accompanied live by award winning guitarist Max Milligan and presenting her strong, soulful, captivating voice and songs, Danni's performances have been lauded as exciting, energetic andtotally absorbing (Modernizeus) "Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice (Q Magazine) Sumptuousa warm, wry line in confessional songwriting (UNCUT) Just terrific (Bob Harris)

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Windborne Singers

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music. The singers of Windborne have a deep understanding, both musically and culturally, of the traditions from which they draw much of their repertoire. Their singing is a feast of a cappella harmony.

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The Hillbenders Present The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at London Union Chapel 7:00pm

This cult hit finally makes it to London. From Springfield, Missouri in the heart of the Midwest, The Hillbenders bring the legendary full-length bluegrass version of TOMMY, that Rolling Stone described as 'full of windmilling arms, intricate harmonies and creatively composed layering. The production was intriguing - in a most excellent way'. Their album Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry is out now on Compass Records via Proper, and the show is a must-see for every fan of The Who.

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 at Bristol The Grain Barge 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. After beginning his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, the Detroit native turned to the banjo and lit out for New York City where he rose to obscurity as "New York's angriest yodeling banjo player". Siting Buster Keaton, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley as his primary musical influences, Eller became a staple of the beer halls, burlesque houses and underground theaters of the eastern seaboard.

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Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2016

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Poole St Aldhelms Hall 6:00pm

Great Bluegrass and Americana bands from USA Europe and the UK Over 30 Real Ales and Ciders and Home Cooked Food After the very successful Beer and Bluegrass 2015 festival, we are continuing with the principles that Beer and Bluegrass was founded on and what you all loved about last years Festival. Simply superb Bluegrass, Country Blues and Jug Band music from some of the best bands around the world. Then we have our very own Beer and Cider Festival with over 35 Real Ales and Ciders. Last year one of our range of beers, Tiny Rebel's Cwtch was voted Best Beer of Britain and lets not forget our fantastic Home Cooked Burgers and Hot Dogs and new for this year Chilli to go ! Limited Tickets so book early

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Earl Thomas

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Deemed 'one of the most important blues artists of this decade' by the Best of Blues Awards, Earl Thomas began his professional career when he migrated to southern California after graduating with his degree in Music from Humboldt College a small private school in northern California. He started playing Sunday afternoons at Winston's, a small bar in Ocean Beach just west of San Diego and is now recognized for his musical talents on four continents. Making his European debut at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in 1992, Earl successfully built a solid international reputation and fan base. A four-time San Diego Music Award winner, he has also taken home some of the highest honors at the Best of Blues Awards, including Best Male Vocal, Best Contemporary Blues Artist, Best Album, and Best Songwriter. His songs have been covered by icons such as Etta James, Solomon Burke, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Tom Jones, as well as by contemporaries like Janiva Magness, Big Lou Johnson, Tracy Nelson, blues queen Shemekia Copeland and most recently by up and coming British blues rocker Will Wilde. With his music featured on over 500 blues radio stations in the United States and around the world, Earl Thomas is a genuine blues star. In addition to Earl's live performance, recording, and touring schedule, he still maintains his long-running residency at San Francisco's Biscuits & Blues with the tight multicultural band The Blues Ambassadors. He has, in recent years, also grown familiar with the film industry. In 2004 he was invited to sing the title track on the DVD updated release of the 1971 concert documentary Soul To Soul starring a host of 1970s Soul stars including Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett and Santana. In 2006, Thomas contributed compositions to the national blockbuster In The Mix and the Sundance Film Festival award-winning Forty Shades Of Blue. A few years later, Earl once more endowed his music to film when his songs were chosen for the hit television series E.R. in 2009 and In Plain Sight and Bones in 2012. Most recently, Earl has engaged in collaborations with The Blues Foundation to work towards raising the funds necessary to build a Blues Hall of Fame museum in Memphis, Tennessee. To reach this goal, Earl and his friends from around the globe have put together concerts devoted to celebrating the blues. Featuring artists across all musical genres, these special shows encourage musicians not typically known for singing the blues to give it a go and potentially discover new musical skills or passions. Earl Thomas considers himself a 21st century bluesman. "The first bluesmen and women were slaves and sharecroppers," he says, "the third were urban factory workers, but the 21st century bluesman is college educated, sophisticated, world traveled, and wears Brooks Brothers.

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Bossaphonik Presents Mankala

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 11:30pm

Mankala describe themselves as a "high energy pan-African coalition of sounds." A multi-cultural 8 piece based in Bristol who's sounds span the joyous grooves of Central Africa's soukous, South African township, the hypnotic grooves of Afrobeat and juju with the tribal polyrhythms of West Africa. Notable previous gigs have included the jazz-world stage (now West Holts) at Glastonbury and the main stage at Shambala festival.

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Peter Bruntnell

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Manchester Fred's Ale House 8:00pm

We are honoured to be working with Peter Bruntnell, as he takes his new album, 'Nos Da Comrades', on a tour of the UK. Very special guests to be announced soon. If you ask the likes of Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. It's interesting that American musicians are so seduced by such a uniquely British artist, and Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine at the request of the artists. When NME claimed that Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools, they were referring to the particular appeal of the quiet Devonian's songwriting craft. This new record returns emphatically to the earliest days of Bruntnell's career, a full-on electric psych-rock experience. Recorded between February and June 2015 and self-produced by Peter, Nos Da Comrade (which means Good Night Comrade in Welsh) was recorded in Bruntnell's home studio in deepest Devon, and in the village hall in the idyllic village of Mortehoe, where the band simply set up and blasted out the tunes: Mick Clews (drums), Peter Noone (bass), James Walbourne (guitar), Dave Little (guitar), Dai Godwin on backing vocals and Peter Linnane (mastering engineer) on string machine. Peter: I wanted to make a record that is fairly standard in its approach, with drums, bass, guitars and a keyboard sound now and then. A lot of it is played live but there are some overdubs. Peter Bruntnell has a unique 'way with a tune' like no other contemporary artists. The most interesting thing about his music, and part of the reason for his devoted following, is the indefinable knack the songs have of locking into one's emotions in an elusive, intangible but deeply affecting way.

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The Hillbenders Present:tommy,a Bluegrass Opry

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Bluegrass band play Tommy in full around 1 microphone .Pete Townsend gives his blessing Tommy debuts at #3 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart! And while it's probably unfair to weigh how much more texture, and dynamics, and flair guitarist Jim Rea, mandolinist Nolan Lawrence, dobro player Chad Graves and banjo player Mark Cassidy add, by comparison to all of Pete Townshend's overdubs, the ultimate result is that the Hillbenders' version is arguably even more epic. And what more could you possibly want from a rock opera? That probably explains why Townshend has given his blessing to the album.

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Old Hannah

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hailing from County Sligo in the west of Ireland, O​ld Hannah​ are a foursome schooled in the deep-rooted discipline of folk, country and roots music. Their music weaves lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, guitar, piano and beautifully arranged vocals into songs that are at once contemporary and filled with the lore of generations past. Their 2015-issed I​ron and Wood​ EP was released in 2015 and in the process attracted widespread attention from the media both and home and abroad, with tracks play-listed on national radio, and leading to TV exposure. A sublime band who straddle folk, country, roots, bluegrass, and more The Irish Times "​Old Hannah have something great going for them. The band's songs have a great and unique intimacy and atmosphere - Steve Wickam (The Waterboys) "Old-time Appalachian with a Celtic swagger, great songs and uplifting harmonies"- R2 magazine

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise.

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Cambridge Americana

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7:15pm

Special preview show for a series of concerts featuring the best of transatlantic music from in and around Cambridge UK

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Cambridge Americana

on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7:15pm

Special preview show for a series of concerts featuring the best of transatlantic music from in and around Cambridge UK

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

These two very personable young men aren't just pretty faces: they are stunningly good musicians and singers! This is backed up by winning the Radio 2 Young Folk award in 2013,then in 2014 the Radio 2 Horizon award for best breakthrough act and they only started working together in 2011! Both come from musical households, and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. As a fiddler, Ciaran became All Ireland Champion and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of sixteen. Greg had already begun his career as a solo singer and musician, supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau. Since starting touring together, they have played at such prestigious events as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival. And through all this, Greg has completed his degree (at Exeter University!) and Ciaran has got through his 'A' levels, and started his degree course. This all makes them sound very precocious which might be off-putting, but these two are delightfully easy-going, unspoilt and FUN!

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Without wading in the quagmire of debate about what is and what defines 'Americana Music', The Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called 'Country' in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing. The material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres. With Green Note favourites The Toy Hearts on hiatus, we are excited to welcome this new Johnson family project to the Green Note stage! The Broken Hearts features: Stewart Johnson / Steel Guitars Simon Smith /Double Bass Chris Shirley or Howard Gregory /Guitar (Chris is the guitarist with 'King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys', Howard is the guitarist with 'The Steve Gibbons Band', both have served 'time' in early Toy Hearts line-ups) Hannah Johnson fronts the band on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin

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Laurence Corns & Mike Piggott

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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... Laurence Corns and Mike Piggott guitar/vocals and violin respectively are two musicians from eclectic backgrounds. Laurence played Swing Jazz in Paris alongside Madeline Peyroux in the Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band but has also performed with many artists from Zimbabwe's Chimurenga scene such as Stella Chiweshe, The Bhundu Boys, Chartwell Dutiro. Mike Piggott was part of the pioneer folk fusion band Pentangle with Bert Jansch, also playing with Ralph McTell and Mungo Gerry. On the other side he has performed with Jazz luminaries Martin Taylor, Bucky Pizzerelli and Diz Dizley to name a few. The two play classic Swing Jazz from the 1930's peppered with some Blues and Folk in their own inimitable style which makes for a very entertaining evening.

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Dan Raza And Friends - An Evening Of Americana, Roots And Contemporary Folk

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:00pm

An evening of Americana, Roots and Contemporary Folk. Three wonderful acts; Barnacles, The AAA Revue and Dan Raza & The Shrouds.

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Blackthorn At Evenlode Folk, Finstock

on Sat, 23 Jul 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:45pm

Doors 7.45pm for music at 8.15. Enjoy the sound of Blackthorn, who say: We take British traditional songs and tunes, and give them a twist. Songs about clapped-out nags, cross-dressing sailor girls, gruesome murders, and cheating philanderers are our ingredients. Our instruments are a heady cocktail of acoustic and electric: measures of bouzouki, fiddles, melodeon, and cello shaken (not stirred) with electric guitar, bass, and drums. Although what we play could be loosely described as "folk rock", we draw from a wide experience across a variety of musical genres, from blues and Americana to classical.

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Kelly Willis And Bruce Robison

on Sun, 24 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Last Summers Tealights

on Sun, 24 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Strong melodies and hypnotic grooves define this part jazz, part folk, part classical, part hymnal group. The music of LST is an intriguing hotchpotch of shared influences featuring a unique and sonorous line-up of marimba, cello, saxophone, bass and percussion.

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Lucky Peterson

on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 at Evesham The Iron Road 7:45pm

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Balsamo Deighton

on Mon, 25 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Americana duo Balsamo Deighton release their debut album 'Unfolding'. Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton - both respected vocalists, musicians and songwriters in their own right have joined forces to record a collection of 'grown up songs on the human condition'. Influenced by a wealth of classic writers and musicians - from Gram Parsons, Crowded House and Steve Earle to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Balsamo Deighton's songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The duo are two close friends, simply making music that they love. I love Rosalie's ethereal voice and knew that although we are very different singers something magical was happening says Steve. They instinctively knew what harmonies to sing, Singing with Steve takes me to a happy place where even the best wine in the world can't take me! jokes Rosalie. After meeting 10 years ago at Martin Terefe's London recording studio - where they were working on their respective debut solo albums - they bonded over a love of 70s singer/songwriters, country music and cake and vowed to record together as they felt their voices blend together and give what Emmylou Harris calls 'the rub' - two harmonies melting into one. Several times around the world in various musical guises, their paths crossed again when Rosalie who grew up in the successful folk band The Deighton Family and is considered one of Britain's finest female vocalists - supported Steve's highly regarded band The Storys. Having returned from touring with the likes of Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, The Storys asked Rosalie to collaborate with them. When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together. They called on friend and songwriter Julian Wilson of Grand Drive, and slowly and quietly kicked some ideas around at his South London studio. These initial sessions were inspiring, fun and very rewarding and all three realised that indeed they had found 'the rub'. Recording began in earnest with producer and songwriter John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, The Indigo Girls and U2), tracking the first song ideas at his North London studio. The PledgeMusic fan-funded album boasts an eclectic mix of stories inspired by their lives. Title track 'Unfolding' is about receiving the dreaded letter from the army as Steve explains, The Storys were once contacted by a father who had lost his son in Afghanistan. They were both fans of the band and they sent a representative of his squadron to collect one of our songs the day before the funeral. It was incredibly moving to be a part of his story, and Unfolding is our reaction to it. 'The Dream Song', an upbeat hopeful anthem, is inspired by a conversation between Steve and the late Jon Lord's widow in which they both talked about meeting Jon in dreams and how, as in life, he reassured them to keep the dream alive. Love is represented, of course: while atmospheric love song 'Long Way Round' was written after Rosalie discovered an affair, country style ballad 'Run Back To Your Life' tells a tale of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. Meanwhile, 'The Ghost Of Me And You' is about two lovers trapped in a relationship that's dead and, if you listen closely, the voice of a ghost (recorded by Steve at a paranormal investigation) can be heard whispering I kissed her. Last year the duo performed at Country 2 Country 2015 at the O2, cementing their place in the burgeoning Americana/Alt-Country scene in the UK, where the pair recorded an acoustic session on the Emirates Airline cable car at the event for The Telegraph. Balsamo Deighton are looking forward to heading out on the road to support 'Unfolding'. This year they are heading back to C2C to appear on Bob Harris' stage, Under The Apple Tree in Building 6. Drive On will be the next single for radio in the UK and Germany. 'a masterclass in closely harmonised, West Coaststyle rock' Sunday Express 'the voices are infallible, the musicianship remarkable and the potential abounding' Maverick 'Expect to find yourself singing along at the top of your voice after just a couple of plays' Hi-Fi News 'Their Songwriting is excellent' R2 Magazine 'Expectations were high. Good news is: no-one will be disappointed!' R2 Magazine 'Balsamo Deighton could be on to a winner here' Mojo 'A cut above the rest' Classic Rock Society

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Kyla Brox + Victor Brox+ Blue Swamp Band

on Tue, 26 Jul 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

VICTOR BROX British Blues legend will be appearing with KYLA BROX www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Ric Sanders Trio

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Ric Sanders Trio Wednesday 27th July 2016 The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 Online £14 Offline £15 Door Since 1985 Ric Sanders has been the fiddle player in legendary Folk Rock Band Fairport Convention. In the late 70s he played in both Soft Machine and The Albion Band, and it was in the latter that he met Michael Gregory, now drummer with The Home Service. Ric's association with guitarist and vocalist Vo Fletcher goes back even further they played together when still teenagers. Vo has played with artists as diverse as Rik Mayall and Nigel Kennedy (just to keep Ric on his toes!). It was inevitable that these three pals would play together, and over the last decade they've been involved in many projects, from recording Miles Davis classics live in Lincoln Cathedral to improvising an album with the inspirational Anjali Dance Company. Over the last couple of years though, they've taken a different direction, reconnecting with the music closest to their hearts. It's music firmly rooted in the blues. They love playing it, and their recent performances have shown just how much people love hearing it a rockin' good time was had by all! They cross boundaries and defy categorisation, with original compositions, folk tunes and some drastically re-worked Fairport tunes. Their first visit to Folk in the Barn in 2014 was fantastic, selling out in record time. They are one of our most requested returners.

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Brennen Leigh & Noel Mckay

on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 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 greatly acclaimed Austin Texas duo Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay are back in Uk for a short tour Fine songsters, guitarists & all round bluegrass'y musicians, they are very unique & highly acclaimed in the music capital of USA. They fly here for two Uk Festivals & have added this one & only London date to their mini tour. "Noel and Brennen are great songwriters." Guy Clark "McKay and Leigh, both accomplished songwriters, together ooze the kind of charm that can't be forced, winding through love songs both playful and sincere." Leigh's 'You've Never Been to North Dakota' soothes like Cole Porter, timelessly lyrical both literally and vocally." --Raoul Hernandez, Austin Chronicle "It's great to hear music that affects you on an intellectual level as well as makes you want to dance." Tommy X Hancock.

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Michelle Holding + Bonz.

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Bram Taylor

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

As we know from numerous past appearances, Bram is a supreme folk club entertainer, delighting audiences with his fine rich voice, his sharp sense of humour and his excellent selection of traditional and modern songs deftly accompanied on guitar, concertina or ukulele. Let's welcome him back!

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Bram Taylor

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

As we know from numerous past appearances, Bram is a supreme folk club entertainer, delighting audiences with his fine rich voice, his sharp sense of humour and his excellent selection of traditional and modern songs deftly accompanied on guitar, concertina or ukulele. Let's welcome him back!

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10 String Symphony

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ When 10 String Symphony released their superb Weight of The World album in 2015, it created reverberations on both sides of the Atlantic, and was so well received in America that it ended up at the No 3 position on the hugely-influential Billboard Chart. Nashville-based 5-string fiddle players Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer first teamed up to create the super-duo out of mutual admiration, released their debut album in 2012 and went on to impress at major events around the USA and as far afield as New Zealand. When they recorded the follow-up it was a departure from their individual histories Rachel is a former Illinois state fiddle champion and a 2015 Independent Music Award-nominated artist; Christian had been firmly established as a touring member of The Jerry Douglas Band and a heavily in-demand sideman who has appeared with Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Vince Gill and Alison Brown. The current album picked up a top-rating 5-star review from R2 magazine. This is what some others had to say: Something out of the ordinary fRoots magazine Astonishing AmericanRootsUK

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Callaghan

on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 at Maidstone The Old School Hall''; 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, music from 8pm Callaghan visits the Bubble Club as part of her second UK tour this year, having already played twice at the O2 in March as part of the C2C (Country To Country) festival. When she moved from London to Atlanta in 2010 she was following her dream and one of her strongest musical influences; Shawn Mullins, whose offer to produce her first album was keenly accepted. Life In Full Colour was followed by five years and around 200,000 miles of touring the US and another album of mainly self-written material, A History Of Now, which has reinforced her appeal as an engaging and honest songwriter and performer who has charmed audiences and media alike. Radio 2 have playlisted many of Callaghan's songs and Bob Harris has been a long-standing supporter. Billboard magazine dedicated four pages to Callaghan, praising her strong vocals and do-it-yourself work ethic. The Huffington Post agreed, adding, she's one of those performers whose genuine sweetness is transparent in her voice, and it shines through her writing. Don't miss this rare chance to catch her in a beautiful, unique venue, while she's in our area!

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Rock Ridge Round-up

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 1:00pm

Anyone reading through a line-up of bands for a Rock Ridge Round Up festival would be forgiven for thinking 'who the heck are they, I have never heard of half of these bands'. That folks was exactly our aim when we began to resurrect Rock Ridge. We decided to stick our neck on the line and delve deep into the country scene, sometimes outside the scope of the normal clubs and festivals, to find new and exciting bands, who quite often take a chance themselves and dare to write, and play, their own material. These bands struggle to get their music heard and are always looking for an opportunity to be seen and prove themselves, as nobody seems willing to take the chance and let them show what they have to offer. With this in mind, we dangled our toes into the pool of young singer/songwriters. At the start of each afternoon, we have invited an artist along to play acoustically and sing a selection of their own self penned material, often giving a rare insight into the origin and meanings of the songs. Last year these sessions proved very popular and we received a lot of positive feedback from both audience and the artists. The songwriter was grateful to be given a platform to perform their labours of love, and the audience felt as though they had had an intimate half hour with the artist. Now I know this subject is always a little taboo, but if you take a look at the USA country music charts you will find that the music has moved on a long way from that of Hank, Merle, Willie and Dolly. However, here in the UK people will argue that if it's not the traditional style then it's just 'not country'. We so desperately need to bring the music we love into line with a more modern approach if the music is going to grow, or even survive in the UK. We need to introduce the younger generation and allow them to run alongside the more traditional style of country music. This is coming to fruition with the likes of Ward Thomas, The Shires, Jess and the Bandits being given national airplay on both TV and radio, and we need to embrace this. That said, we understand that there is still a need to stick to some of the more traditional, well known acts, that everyone knows and loves. We have tried to come up with a list of bands whereby we feel there is something for everyone to enjoy. As well as enjoying a diverse line-up of music, we like to have fun too. We have a good group of 'red coats' who organise all the western activities on a daily basis. This includes games such as horse shoes, axes, knives, bow and arrows, as well as the daily shoot-out competitions. If you prefer you fun to be a little more 'dangerous' we have the Rock Ridge challenge. Last year we played host to the water slide. Although it was great fun, especially for the large audience, we did end up with a few minor casualties (sorry about that Aiden). Watch out for this year's challenge! So, if you love your country music to be a little bit 'down and dirty', along with 'safe and sound', and you are up for a laugh, dust off your glad rags, get yourselves along to join the crown, and 'Prepare to Party.'

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Jess & The Bandits

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 6:00pm

Top Texas/UK country band, Jess & The Bandits hit the stage at Rock Ridge Round Up. Huge marquee with top sound and light show, Also on stage Gary Quinn with full band and also Henry Smith & Country Dreams. Doors open 6pm. Live music from 7.30pm - midnight. Fully licensed bar, dancefloor. Free camping on event site - full facilities.

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Gary Quinn Band

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 6:00pm

Top UK country singer/songwriter, Gary Quinn hits the stage at Rock Ridge Round Up. Huge marquee with top sound and light show, Also on stage Jess & The Bandits, Henry Smith & Country Dreams. Doors open 6pm. Live music from 7.30pm - midnight. Fully licensed bar, dancefloor. Free camping on event site, full facilities.

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Acoustic Amnesty For Manchester City Of Sanctuary

on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 7:00pm

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church on Friday July 29 2016. This time we are fundraising for the excellent Manchester City of Sanctuary refugee support group (https://manchester.cityofsanctuary.org/about) as well as Manchester Amnesty. The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are remaining with our approach of no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here's a video of one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/grhhGT0Vzlw?list=UU32opSiZu-iUSHLgSdSkZZg Doors will open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm prompt. Free on-street car parking is available and the venue is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre. Tickets are only £8 in advance for all of this entertainment

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Garth Brooks Uk (trubute Show)

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 6:00pm

Welcome to the UK & Europe's number 1 tribute to the biggest-selling solo artist of all time the one and only, Mr Garth Brooks! In a career spanning four decades, Garth Brooks has become a global superstar; breaking down barriers, incorporating the traditions of country and bluegrass music, with elements of honky tonk, blues and rock, selling over 100 million albums in the process. He has truly redefined what it means to be a country artist. Now the Garth Brooks phenomenon is being brought one step closer to you, in this groundbreaking tribute spectacular GARTH BROOKS UK! The incredible, high-energy show features some of the best musical talent from across the UK country music scene and beyond. From a band filled with incredible musicians who themselves have played with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Nik Kershaw and Fats Domino to a truly electrifying frontman, whose performances have been wowing audiences all over the world for over 15 years. This is a show not to be missed, packed with all of your favourite Garth Brooks hits, as well as all the magic and the mayhem you'd expect from the real thing. Garth Brooks UK is the ULTIMATE Garth Brooks experience and we ain't going down 'til the sun comes up!

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The Rambling All Star Revue Presents... Philip Rambow, Martin Belmont And Cheyne Pride

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Rambow and Martin Belmont first crossed paths in the time remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do various solo projects, writing with Kirsty MacColl and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley, while Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between '76 and 1980 and recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80's Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Garaint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of 'My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums. Martin met Cheyne Pride around 2008 while a member of Hank Wangford's Lost Cowboys (which he still is), and has worked with her on and off since then as a duo or part of a full band. Cheyne is American by birth but a long time resident of the UK. She sings Country with a voice as clear as a mountain stream and rhythm and blues as dirty as Muddy Waters! Many will also know her in her Elvis persona 'Queenie Creole'. For the past year Martin and Phil have been working as a duo (Tex, Doug and Rock'n'Roll), as do Cheyne and Martin, so for this show they are putting it all together as a trio. Expect to hear some original songs, country classics and obscurities, rocking rhythm and blues and lots of rockabilly including some Elvis favourites. One acoustic guitar one electric guitar two great voices and bunch of foot tapping soulful songs.

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Ron Block & Sierra Hull

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Bluegrass superstar duo Ron Block & Sierra Hull have been performing together regularly for several years and we're delighted to be bringing them to the Greystones this summer. Ron is well known for his long and successful career with Alison Krauss & Union Station. World class bluegrass banjo player, highly accomplished guitarist, multiple Grammy winner, songwriter and singer...his musical pedigree is extensive and also features several solo album releases. Mandolin prodigy, talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Sierra Hull first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage aged just 11. Now in her 20s, this rising star of American roots music recently released her acclaimed album Weighted Mind, produced by Bela Fleck. This is set to be a stunning concert by two of the most accomplished and successful musicians on the US bluegrass scene.

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Konono No.1 + Dj

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at London Rich Mix 9:00pm

Doors 9:00pm Start 9:30pm Extraordinary Congolese band Konono No.1 return to London for a special late night show at Rich Mix this July. Expect extraordinary, radical grooves from this cult Congolese dance outfit. Playing on scrap metal percussion and spiky metal thumb pianos, they pound out exuberant and rhythmic beats that are distorted through amplifiers made from old car parts. Their repertoire draws largely on Congolese trance music, but they've had to incorporate the originally unwanted distortions of their sound system. This has driven them towards a unique sound that resonates with the aesthetics of the most experimental forms of rock and electronic music. The result is both futuristic and primeval. Electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly dance music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!). 'No embellishments, no frills, just an unstoppable, ecstatic drive which bounced off the walls of the tiny venue with a mesmerising, infectious momentum' (LondonJazz) 'Every so often there comes a record of such unlikeliness, of such overpowering rhythmic intensity and such majestic indifference to global musical trends that you're knocked sideways. This is one of them.' (Daily Telegraph)

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Irish Night For Palestine

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at London The Cock Tavern, Euston 7:00pm

We want to create awareness about the crime of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, including the massacre in July / Aug 2014 of 565 innocent children, either asleep in their beds in the middle of the night or playing football on the beach, solely because they were Palestinian children, and raise funds to bring some medical aid, and ultimately liberation of the Palestinian people, and the return of the refugees and their families to their homes. All funds raised will be open and transparent and shared between Medical Aid for Palestine, who are doing fantastic work healing the sick and wounded people of Palestine deprived of medicines and Football Against Apartheid who seek to peacefully pressure the Apartheid Israeli to end its brutal apartheid occupation of Palestine by calling on FIFA to treat apartheid Israel in exactly the same manner that it treated Apartheid South Africa on 16 July 1976 by peacefully expelling it from FIFA by 78 votes to 9. Mindful of the attacks on workers by this Tory Government we make tickets as affordable as possible. However if you wish to make a donation these are the bank retails. There will be a print out of the account for inspection at the event. Account: C. Foster, Account Number 03131769, Sort Code:20-92-63

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Irish Night For Palestine

on Sat, 30 Jul 2016 at London The Cock Tavern, Euston 7:00pm

We want to create awareness about the crime of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, including the massacre in July / Aug 2014 of 565 innocent children, either asleep in their beds in the middle of the night or playing football on the beach, solely because they were Palestinian children, and raise funds to bring some medical aid, and ultimately liberation of the Palestinian people, and the return of the refugees and their families to their homes. All funds raised will be open and transparent and shared between Medical Aid for Palestine, who are doing fantastic work healing the sick and wounded people of Palestine deprived of medicines and Football Against Apartheid who seek to peacefully pressure the Apartheid Israeli to end its brutal apartheid occupation of Palestine by calling on FIFA to treat apartheid Israel in exactly the same manner that it treated Apartheid South Africa on 16 July 1976 by peacefully expelling it from FIFA by 78 votes to 9. Mindful of the attacks on workers by this Tory Government we make tickets as affordable as possible. However if you wish to make a donation these are the bank retails. There will be a print out of the account for inspection at the event. Account: C. Foster, Account Number 03131769, Sort Code:20-92-63

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Rob Lear (music Cruise) Onboard Kenavon Venture

on Sun, 31 Jul 2016 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Rob is a great favourite with Wiltshire audiences, having played here many times, including a much-acclaimed appearance at last year's Village Pump Festival. His first solo recording, was a six-track EP 'A Million Stars'. The success of the EP resulted in the title track becoming Single of the Week on BBC Radio Wales. Rob's second single 'Little Acorns', produced by the Manic Street Preacher's celebrated producer Greg Haver was also made Single of the Week. This success gradually attracted a unique and eclectic supporting band of musicians which added Cello, Djembe, Accordion, Bass and guitar to Rob's live line up. As a performer, Rob's passion and self-penned emotionally driven songs have helped him to build a devoted audience. Prior to Rob's solo career, he toured the UK and Europe, including a residency at Liverpool's Cavern Club, has played Wembley arena and has supported Dodgy, The Mystery Jets, Hayseed Dixie and Bernard Butler.

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Hattie Webb

on Sun, 31 Jul 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hattie is a singer-songwriter-harpist currently working on her first solo album 'To The Bone'. Playing music with sister Charley since they were children, The Webb Sisters were chosen by Leonard Cohen to join his international tour, performing over 400 concerts around the world to 5 million people. The Webb Sisters have released three albums of their own, receiving 'single and record of the week' on iTunes and BBC Radio Two. Their song 'Baroque Thoughts' won the International Music Award for 'Best Adult Contemporary Song' and was produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Peter Asher. Hattie is featured on three live albums with Leonard Cohen and has collaborated with Sting, Glen Hansard, Steve Martin & Edie Brickel, Gotye, Rick Rubin and Natalie Maines. 'To The Bone', features dramatic vocals and harp, with drums, synths and strings in parallel. Written & produced by Hattie, engineered & mixed by Marcel van Limbeek for a release in 2016. Support from.... SAM SEMPLE "Sam Semple's Mystery Songs have been haunting me for weeks. Here is a real new talent. A singer songwriter with a mastery of lyrics, a sweet voice, and an angle on life that will make you think even as you hum and smile... fabulous debut." - Stephen Fry

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Said The Maiden

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Said the Maiden are a new Hertfordshire-based vocal trio, making waves on the folk scene. All musicians from an early age, they were involved in shows and concerts together at school in St Albans, but found few outlets for their talents in the working world - until they learned a couple of songs to play at nearby Redbourn Folk Club just for fun. When the crowd called for more but they didn't have any more to sing, they knew they were onto something! Their well-matched vocals and gorgeous arrangements bring new life to traditional songs, and over time they have fleshed out their sound with accompaniments on the accordion, ukulele, guitar, violin and flute. In March 2013 the girls self released their debut EP "Come Hither". The five-track cd was met with great reviews from fans and critics alike, and was followed by the June 2014 release of their debut album "A Curious Tale", which was, again, met with fantastic reviews. They have been blown away by the praise and encouragement they've received from the folk community so far, and in just one year have found themselves playing dozens of gigs around the country, from folk clubs and fundraisers to festivals (including Folk By The Oak, Folkeast and Bunkfest), local talent showcases and headline spots. In recent months, Said The Maiden have played as the support act for some big names, including The Fisherman's Friends, Sarah McQuaid, Megson and Hannah James & Sam Sweeney. In April and May 2014 the girls were honoured to join Dave Swarbrick on a tour of the UK, which took them all around the country as the main support act for 14 dates. www.saidthemaiden.co.uk

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Irma Vep + Dbh

on Mon, 1 Aug 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Irma Vep is a loner, a joker, a roamer, a ribald construct riddled with both earnest anxiety and mercurial songwriting talent birthed by a young Edwin Stevens in Llanfairfechan, North Wales. Having since fully grown into Irma Vep and now residing in Manchester, Stevens' discography has expanded to document every aspect of his music, from ecstatically free group experiments to bare, sparse songwriting that cuts to the quick, shorn of ornament or pretence. Much Irma Vep feels like what 'classic' music should feel like if it weren't so Classic. Each record, each song and each performance exists as an evolving drama. Instant classic The Jerk (Great Pop Supplement) is a case in point. Heightened by Velvets-style violin scrapings and Stevens' silky guitar improvisations, the song's real power is the towering insecurity turned into an thrilling, hypnotic storyline. Irma Vep's latest LP Disappointment (Golden Lab) contains both Stevens' most wild excursions into avant-guitar landscaping and his most 'accomplished' songwriting. The title track flirts with Richard Thompson-esque guitar and rhythms, with Stevens' cracked vocal recalling a more introspective Bill Callahan, but Irma Vep's delivery, off-the-cuff and vibrant, is all his own. At other times the listener is taken deep into a wormhole of tranced-out rock music on the fringes of chaos. Having bedded down into Manchester's bourgeoning DIY scene, Stevens moonlights in several other groups (Sex Hands, Klaus Kinski, Desmadrados), bringing with him a instantly recognisable guitar language. However it's in Irma Vep that his most life-affirming, troubling and thrilling music is made. Michael Kasparis, 2015 Special guest is dbh. Awesome composer and man-of-many-bands, this understated virtuoso can also boil it all down to just one guitar. He released the marvellous Time Flies LP on Crowfoot Records, and, recently, the possibly even more marvellous Mood, on Thread Recordings.

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Windborne

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for "the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements," Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage - their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. In 2014, Windborne was selected by the US Department of State to tour internationally as cultural ambassadors through music. They traveled to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola, touring with internationally known artists, performing at sold-out national theaters, and collaborating with traditional musicians in each country. They also taught music and dance workshops to schoolchildren, English-language learners, dance schools, choirs, and music conservatories. 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.

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Darlingside

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The music Darlingside plays is serious, cinematic, and deeply moving. On "Birds Say", the Massachusetts-based quartet's wide-open arrangements are marked by the skillful vocal interplay of the four singers. When bassist Dave Senft, guitarist and banjo player Don Mitchell, classical violinist and folk mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist and guitar picker Harris Paseltiner gather around a single microphone and let their richly-textured voices loose, they splash their melodies with a sunny melancholy that brings their lyrics to vibrant life. Subtle musical shadings take cues from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, while aching harmonies are complemented by tones from the harmonium, frailing banjo, 12-string electric guitar, Wurlitzer, auto-chord organ, and grand piano. The result is a collection of quietly passionate songs that defy easy categorization.

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Case Hardin

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Ryley Walker With Danny Thompson

on Tue, 2 Aug 2016 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

Following their sold-out shows back in February, the critically-acclaimed collaboration between two of contemporary folk's finest artists continues with a handful of select shows. Singer-songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley, yet has a musical style that's all his own. Still only in his mid-twenties, he's well on his way to becoming a major artist, as the rave reviews for his live performances and his most recent album, 'Primrose Green', attest. For this very special tour, Ryley is joined onstage by legendary double-bassist Danny Thompson, who performed with both Bert Jansch (in Pentangle) and Tim Buckley, as well as with Nick Drake, John Martyn and many more - helping to create the lyrical and jazz-flecked astral folk that so influenced Walker close to half a century later. As well as performing works from his previous albums, the shows will likely include new Ryley Walker material. Advance booking strongly advised. Details at www.mrkite.org

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Darlingside

on Wed, 3 Aug 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The music Darlingside plays is serious, cinematic, and deeply moving. On "Birds Say", the Massachusetts-based quartet's wide-open arrangements are marked by the skillful vocal interplay of the four singers. When bassist Dave Senft, guitarist and banjo player Don Mitchell, classical violinist and folk mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist and guitar picker Harris Paseltiner gather around a single microphone and let their richly-textured voices loose, they splash their melodies with a sunny melancholy that brings their lyrics to vibrant life. Subtle musical shadings take cues from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, while aching harmonies are complemented by tones from the harmonium, frailing banjo, 12-string electric guitar, Wurlitzer, auto-chord organ, and grand piano. The result is a collection of quietly passionate songs that defy easy categorization.

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Bob Fox An Evening With The Warhorse Songman

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Bob Fox An Evening With The WarHorse Songman, will include performances of all of the songs in the play in their full versions along with some newly written material used in the recent BBC Radio Ballad of the Great War. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Bob Fox An Evening With The Warhorse Songman

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00am

Bob Fox An Evening With The WarHorse Songman, will include performances of all of the songs in the play in their full versions along with some newly written material used in the recent BBC Radio Ballad of the Great War. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Two members of this Young Folk Awards finalist trio are already known to us: both George Sansome and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne have done impressive floor spots this year, and Cohen also gave us an outstanding support set at a recent NCEM concert. With third member Lewis Wood we now welcome them as guests for a lively night of mostly English folk songs and instrumentals with fiddle, guitar, melodeon and concertina.

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Granny's Attic

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Two members of this Young Folk Awards finalist trio are already known to us: both George Sansome and Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne have done impressive floor spots this year, and Cohen also gave us an outstanding support set at a recent NCEM concert. With third member Lewis Wood we now welcome them as guests for a lively night of mostly English folk songs and instrumentals with fiddle, guitar, melodeon and concertina.

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Reg Meuross Fundraiser For Sidmouth Parish Church

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Sidmouth Parish Church 5:00pm

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Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Tickets in advance £8, or on the door £10 Price includes a drink (alcoholic/non-alcolholic) Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer met last year at a showcase that was organised for them by Joan Armatrading when they were both supporting her as solo artists on her last tour. They started writing songs together, and when they realised how much they enjoyed it, decided to start playing live together too. With strong songs, deft guitar playing and tight harmonies, their sound has been compared to the likes of The Everly Brothers and The Milk Carton Kids. Their debut E.P was released in April 2016. www.bensmithandjimmybrewer.com

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Imarhan

on Thu, 4 Aug 2016 at Brighton Komedia 7:30pm

14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by a full paying adult)

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Hot Vultures At Folk House

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 8:00pm

Southern English duo Hot Vultures - Ian Anderson on guitar, slide guitar and vocals and Maggie Holland on bass guitar, banjo, guitar and vocals - were one of the hardest working and popular outfits on the UK and European folk and college circuits of the 1970s. They mixed up a naturally Anglicised selection of old American roots musics from the 1920s, '30s and before - early blues, pre-country, old-time music - with UK traditional music, acoustic R&B and a few originals, all played with energy, taste, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the sources. They worked everywhere from smoky Continental dives to the Copper Family's monthly Sussex folk nights, from college rock gigs to early Cambridge Folk Festivals, and even had a a following among people on the emerging mid-'70s punk scene as well as adventurous folk fans, possibly because they tended to play things rather fast and (acoustic) loud! They made three albums in the UK, the first of which was also released by EMI Belgium and the third (Up The Line) in the USA, very unusual for UK folk names in that era. They collaborated on them with guest musicians like Martin Simpson (with whom they also toured as The Scrub Jay Orchestra), Pete & Chris Coe, Al Jones and many more. Eventually the duo expanded into the English Country Blues Band and later the '80s electric ceilidh band Tiger Moth. Their albums were anthologised on the 'best of' CD compilation Vulturama. Ian Anderson had begun his career in the late '60s blues boom before releasing three solo LPs as Ian A. Anderson on the now cult 'psych folk' label Village Thing; in more recent years - when his day job permits - he has been in the duo The False Beards with Ben Mandelson. Maggie Holland subsequently blossomed as a solo artist and songwriter, whose songs have also been recorded by June Tabor and Martin Carthy (her A Place Called England was a Song Of The Year winner in the BBC Folk Awards) and is also currently playing in The Broonzies with Jez Lowe and others. In 2016 they are re-uniting for one summer only, for the first time (apart from a few one-off command performances) since 1984. Vultures live! Hear a radio broadcast from KPFK Santa Monica in 1980 at soundcloud.com/gftb/hot-vultures-on-kpfk-1980 Vultures on record! Hear tracks from Vulturama at ghostsfromthebasement.bandcamp.com/album/vulturama

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Ali George Plus Supports

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Ali George is one of Bath's finest Troubadours. Whether solo, as a duo, or surrounded by musicians, Ali's music and songs cut through and grab your attention. https://soundcloud.com/aligeorge http://www.aligeorge-music.com

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Kadialy Kouyate's Sound Archive

on Fri, 5 Aug 2016 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kadialy Kouyate and his ensemble Sound Archive, featuring an outstanding group of London musicians play original music inspired by the Mandinka griot tradition that will lead you into the West African groove. Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy's mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. Since his arrival in the UK Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene with his griot legacy. He has been teaching the Kora at Soas university of London for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician. He is featured on the West One Music album Champions of Africa specially commissioned for the 2010 World Cup. In 2011 an exciting new project with Baaba Maal resulted in headlining the WOMAD stage and recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Extended sessions with Baaba Maal and Mumford and Sons resulted in a studio session of a #1 single (There Will Be Time) on South African music charts in January 2016, the single will be released on Record Store Day in the UK in April 2016. In May 2012 Kadialy took part in a unique production of Julius Caesar by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He toured with the production for seven months around the UK, Moscow and the United States. In September 2015 Kadialy took part in the remaking of the all time TV mini series ROOTS. The first episode, directed by renowned Australian director Philip Noyce has been shot in different parts of South Africa during the period of September/November where Kadialy has spent time shooting is role as the Griot but also working as a cultural consultant. Kadialy has played: The Royal Festival Hall, The O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Woodstock with Afro Celt Sound System (to an audience of 750,000), European tours, Australia, North America. Radio and TV appearances: BBC Radio 3 'World Routes'; Charlie Gillett's 'World of Music; BBC World Service (Radio and Television) amongst others. Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate - meets-Youssou N'Dour sound. - TIME OUT

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Skabretta Plus Special Guests

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at London New Cross Inn 7:00am

After a sell out first show, we welcome SKAbretta back to the New Cross Inn for another night of fantastic reggae and Ska with special guest support band and DJ.

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Skabretta Plus Special Guests

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at London New Cross Inn 7:00am

After a sell out first show, we welcome SKAbretta back to the New Cross Inn for another night of fantastic reggae and Ska with special guest support band and DJ.

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Daria Kulesh

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at North Shields Linskill Centre 7:30pm

Russian-born but now settled in Kings Langley, Daria Kulesh conjures a beguiling romanticism. Dynamic delivery and passion come to the fore in her debut solo album, Eternal Child', described as "phenomenal" by FATEA Magazine and named 'Album of the Month' and Runner Up in 'Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist' by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. From performing in a resident band at an Irish pub near the Kremlin to singing at a charity gala at the former Moscow Governor's palace; from busking in Nova Scotia, Canada to playing at Cambridge Folk Festival and the Southbank Centre, Daria's musical and personal journey is turbulent and varied - and her songs reflect that. In 2015 Daria completed her first solo UK tour, Hemel to Hebrides, and also performed a string of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has appeared live in session on BBC Shropshire, BBC Kent, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Gloucestershire, BBC Russian, BBC Three Counties, Blues and Roots Radio, Pure FM, Dapper FM, Radio Teesdale, Radio Dacorum and many more, played headline shows and prestigious support slots at numerous folk clubs and acoustic venues and headlined Birch Hill Charity Festival. Daria returns to the North East after her very popular début performance in North Shields last year and in advance of the launch of her new solo album, "Long Lost Home", in February 2017. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the country's most promising singer-songwriters. . "Great vocalist" (Mike Harding) "Sweet singing" (Martin Chilton, The Telegraph) "Haunting eastern European and Russian influence, full of folklore and magic... crimson rose of a voice" (Tamsin Rosewell, Radio Warwickshire)

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Anna And Elizabeth

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Highly acclaimed duo Anna and Elizabeth (USA) attracted high praise on their 2015 UK tour for their excellent musicianship, matchless harmony singing and the unique charm of their live performance. Their self-titled album was also named runner-up in the FRoots Magazine Critics' Poll of the year. As well as the purity of their two voices and glorious playing on fiddle, guitar and clawhammer banjo, Anna & Elizabeth's concerts include storytelling and anecdotes about the traditional music practitioners they have learned from and about the two women are also keen archivists and song collectors. Their live show also features what they call crankies beautifully made scrolling illustrations made of papercuts and embroidered cloth. These interludes, often musically accompanied, make the experience of seeing them perform live even more magical. These gals are not to be missed this is traditional music at its finest!

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Trio Manouche

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 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. -------- Trio Manouche are a world-class gypsy swing ensemble performing the works of Django Reinhardt and their own up-beat quirky original compositions in the style of Hot Club de France, bringing a unique and contemporary take on the genre and the repertoire. The trio have played in Jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and South America and have worked and performed with some of the top exponents of Gypsy Jazz in the world, including Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Shmitt and Stochelo Rosenberg. Their latest album "The Nu Gypsy" features internationally renowned artists Natty Bo (Ska Cubano) and Quentin Collins.

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The Applejacks

on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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 Applejacks are a four piece Hammond Organ Combo. Inspired by the iconic Blue Note recordings of masters such as Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Dexter Gordon and many more. They bring back the feel good sounds of the 60's underground New York Jazz scene. Expect toe tappin', foot stompin' swing at a high level form these four twenty-somethings. The group have played countless venues, clubs and parties throughout the UK and beyond since their coming together nine years ago.

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Charlie Parr

on Tue, 9 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.

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Tradarrr And Friends.

on Wed, 10 Aug 2016 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 7:00pm

TRADarrr return to Banbury for the pre Fairport's Cropredy Convention Concert on Wednesday 10th August. This time playing the larger Banbury Trades & Labour Club. Special guests and a jolly good evening await you! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Serious Sam Barrett

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Sam mixes Delta blues and Country with English folk influences in a beguilingly direct and heartfelt fashion. He plays mostly 12-string guitar in a twangy, rootsy style while his vocal delivery recalls childhood heroes like Leadbelly and Guthrie. Happily, he has recovered from the broken wrist which scuppered his 2015 booking here.

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Serious Sam Barrett

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Sam mixes Delta blues and Country with English folk influences in a beguilingly direct and heartfelt fashion. He plays mostly 12-string guitar in a twangy, rootsy style while his vocal delivery recalls childhood heroes like Leadbelly and Guthrie. Happily, he has recovered from the broken wrist which scuppered his 2015 booking here.

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Matt Edwards Band

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 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. His debut album 'Follow The Plan' featured Matt writing and playing all the instruments on the album and has a gritty raw blues feel. After the release of his debut album Matt put together a live band 'Matt Edwards Band' which grew in reputation and experience over the next 2 years. In 2015 Matt hit the studio to record his second album, featuring Andy Norris on Drums, Roger Inniss on bass guitar and produced by Stuart Dixon. This resulted in 'Four Berry Jam' - think alternative Blues Rock, with heavy groove . It's a mix of riff based big blues rock, tight funk and mellow blues. We are pleased to have Matt back, this is a busy year for him with many festivals and headline slots, come and hear why he is so popular. Check him out here: http://www.mattedwardsmusic.com

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Matt Edwards Band

on Thu, 11 Aug 2016 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. His debut album 'Follow The Plan' featured Matt writing and playing all the instruments on the album and has a gritty raw blues feel. After the release of his debut album Matt put together a live band 'Matt Edwards Band' which grew in reputation and experience over the next 2 years. In 2015 Matt hit the studio to record his second album, featuring Andy Norris on Drums, Roger Inniss on bass guitar and produced by Stuart Dixon. This resulted in 'Four Berry Jam' - think alternative Blues Rock, with heavy groove . It's a mix of riff based big blues rock, tight funk and mellow blues. We are pleased to have Matt back, this is a busy year for him with many festivals and headline slots, come and hear why he is so popular. Check him out here: http://www.mattedwardsmusic.com

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 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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The Alan Tyler Show

on Fri, 12 Aug 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Time to get back to the country! Camden's classy country rocker makes a long-overdue return to the Kalamazoo with his new acoustic trio and the night of North London Meets Nashville promises to be a cracker. Alan made his name in the 1990s as the frontman of the legendary Rockingbirds, finest of all the British country bands. Guitarist, singer and prolific songwriter ("One of the best of his genre and era," said The Independent), he now comes with two superb sidemen : Jim Morrison (not unfamiliar to the Kalamazoo crowd!) on fiddle and mandolin and Patrick Ralla on banjo, guitar and vocal harmonies. Expect many of Tyler's original songs recorded on his solo albums and with the Rockingbirds and the Lost Sons of Littlefield as well as interpretations of gems by his favourite artists including Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt. The show also includes some of Alan's "river songs" which, he says, "explore London"s hidden waterways and 'fields beneath' that breathe life into the capital city" - warmly reviewed by Uncut as a "persuasive, illuminating departure."

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Charlie Parr

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Anna & Elizabeth

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Anna & Elizabeth come from Virginia, play mountain music, and gather songs and stories from archives and from the elders.

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Anne Mccue

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 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 Australian Singer-Songwriter was discovered by Lucinda Williams at The Basement, Nashville one night. She then went on tour with Williams, playing venues such as The Fillmore in San Francisco and The Wiltern in L.A. and bringing the house down each night. She has become the consummate entertainer - witty banter, brilliant songwriting and high calibre guitar playing have made her a festival darling. She and John Fullbright were People's Choice to return to Moab Folk Fest this year. Stylistically, don't try to hold her down in this respect she has a 'Ry Cooder approach' to music and also plays a mean slide guitar. Influences include Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Hendrix, João Gilberto and Dave Gilmour just to name a few. "I've been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I'm very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song You can't go wrong with such talent." Dave Alvin Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!" Lucinda Williams "I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring." David Olney

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Pete Brown And The New Grass Cutters

on Sat, 13 Aug 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Pete Brown, son of 'Rock'n'Roll' veteran Joe, has formed a new and wonderfully talented Bluegrass band. Featuring the same superb musicians who tour with Joe Brown at his sell-out gigs including Nashville recording artist and banjo/mandolin virtuoso Richard Collins, Mike Nichols on bass, legendary drummer and singer Phil Capaldi plus top producer Pete Brown on guitar, lap steel and mandolin. Collectively they've worked with the biggest names in the business including George Harrison, Deep Purple, Dave Gilmour, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Edmunds, Don Gibson, Flying Burrito Brothers, and Glen Campbell, to name but a few.

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Willy Porter

on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Anyone who has seen Willy Porter before will know what a fabulous entertainer the man is and will no doubt be keen to join us again for another fabulous night's music. For those who have yet to see him live, you are in for a real treat. Flying in from Milwaukee USA for a tour of Ireland, Willy has agreed to add just four UK shows in 2016 and we are delighted that we are able to bring him back to Stoke on Trent once more. Willy's style does not conform to any genre, with his songs blurring the boundaries between blues, soul and roots music. His voice is warm and soulful and his songs lyrically strong. Besides being the most amazing acoustic guitarist you are ever likely to see, Willy is just a wonderful human being and his story telling between songs is as entertaining as the music itself. On his last visit to The Potteries, Willy sold out his show at Tittensor with over six weeks to go and even with the bigger capacity of Fulford Village Hall, we don't expect tickets to hang around for long, so please book early. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always expect 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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Moore Moss Rutter

on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 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 --------------- Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK - they combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been playing as a trio, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as "intelligently crafted musical adventures". Often praised for musical maturity and sophistication, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty - as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms. Moore Moss Rutter are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011. Tom Moore has been playing violin since the age of 4, and learnt using the Suzuki Method, an alternative educational philosophy which primarily focuses on teaching the instrument by ear. He studied Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to Moore Moss Rutter, Tom also performs with violinist/viola d'amore player John Dipper and duet concertina player Nick Hart in Oss; and has done deputy and session playing for a range of prominent artists including Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Alex Heffes for BBC films, Robert Mitchell, Bellowhead, Antonio Forcione. He is also part of new folk-rock band, False Lights, which debuts in summer 2014. Tom plays a violin made by Rod Ward. Archie Churchill-Moss is one of England's top melodeon players. Having been tutored by Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron, Saul Rose and many others, he is well positioned to carry the baton of virtuosic diatonic accordion tradition. Archie also performs with Breton/Folk/Rock outfit, Dragonsfly, while also studying Biology at Bristol University. Archie plays a Castagnari Mory melodeon. Jack Rutter is a respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self taught, he is known for his for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists and outfits in the British folk scene and further afield. Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University. He plays a custom guitar built by Alister Atkin.

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Anna And Elizabeth

on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer, both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Together they bring a captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art. There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia... and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, aficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great. (Sing Out Magazine). Opening the show will be BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award semi-finalist Alice Dillon, a wonderful folk singer and guitarist born and bred in Kings Heath.

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Effra

on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Effra are Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordion). Heralding from Bath, Shrewsbury and Canterbury respectively, they met in London in 2011. Although coming from predominantly rock, classical and jazz backgrounds, a strong connection was quickly formed, and they began meeting regularly to write and develop music that shared a common ground. Early performances were well received, and the band soon grew an identity of its own, fuelled by innovative ideas brought to the table by all three members. In 2012 after only a year since their first meeting, the band won the Bath Folk Festival ʻNew Shoots Competitionʼ on the strength of their compositions and high- energy performance. In 2013 they embarked on a highly successful tour of the UK promoting their self-titled EP. In 2014 they released their debut album, 'Lose An Hour'.

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Gryphon

on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing a legendary English band that's as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it was when the boys last toured, in the 1970s. At that time, no-one could pigeonhole Gryphon. When the first album came out, the band appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4, all in the same week. They appeared with Yes at Madison Square Garden and Houston Astrodome, played festivals, folk clubs, colleges and cathedrals. They wrote the music for Sir Peter Hall's National Theatre production of The Tempest at the Old Vic and subsequently became the first band ever to play in this prestigious venue and found a unique place in the hearts of folkies, prog rock fans, Early Music aficionados and others with an ear for something fresh and different. After following their diverse musical paths for four decades they are now reunited, pooling all that new experience to push their vitruoso musicianship and original composing flair to new limits. Over the years, members of Gryphon have worked with Musica Reservata and The Bootleg Beatles, Paul McCartney and Alan Bleasdale, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Kate Bush, John Williams and the other John Williams, Elvis Costello and Home Service, Hans Zimmer, Max Boyce and Desmond Dekker, David Byrne, the Albion Band, the Royal Choral Society, Long John Baldry and the New Scorpion Band. New recruit and old friend Graham Preskett has played with everyone from Van Morrison to Cher, arranged the strings for Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street, and contributed his mandolin to Captain Corelli, tango violin to Moulin Rouge and harmonica to Thelma and Louise. Individually or in combination, the members of Gryphon have been involved in medieval mummers plays and the Cambridge Footlights, led the pit orchestra for West End theatre hits like Anything Goes and performed at events ranging from Glastonbury, Cambridge and Cropredy to major cultural festivals in Europe. They have written concertos for guitar, viola and recorder and scored countless films and television series. Guitarist Graeme Taylor is currently Music Director for the smash-hit West End production of War Horse, and was also MD for The National theatre's revival of The Mysteries. The songwriter for both those shows was John Tams, with whom Graeme worked in Home Service, BBC 2's Best Live Act 2012. Brian Gulland the wild-eyed, wild-haired, crumhorn-wielding warrior-wizard whose iconic presence seemed to define the band moved to France for a stint with Malicorne before returning to his UK roots as a member of the much loved New Scorpion Band. Gryphon's music? It's just as it always was odd, different, good-humouredly dazzling and acoustic, with crumhorns and bassoons alongside guitars, keyboards and imaginative percussion, played by singer Dave Oberle. Every gig involves roughly 40 instruments, so the textures can be pretty varied and unfamiliar. Gryphon, as ever, is the antidote to genres. Whatever you expect, you'll get something different, surprising, and exciting. Whatever you get, it'll make you wonder why these guys have left it so late to crank up the engines and get out on the road again. But, believe me, it'll always be worth The wait.

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The Hot Seats

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

The Hot Seats are a Richmond-based string-band quintet. That is Richmond Virginia!! Their original material is simultaneously hard to classify and instantly identifiable, combining the virtuosic soloing and tightness of bluegrass, the band-driven rhythm of old time, the jerky bounce of ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll. Vocals, banjos, guitar, washboard, double bass, mandolin, fiddle and drums combine. Reviewers have attempted to pin them down as a bubbling fountain of virtuosic insanity and bonkers but brilliant. Maverick magazine said: Great musicianship aside, it's near impossible to explain what makes them so fantabulous as the show is so stuffed full of multi-faceted delicacies. See - http://www.thehotseats.net/ Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Hot Seats

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

The Hot Seats are a Richmond-based string-band quintet. That is Richmond Virginia!! Their original material is simultaneously hard to classify and instantly identifiable, combining the virtuosic soloing and tightness of bluegrass, the band-driven rhythm of old time, the jerky bounce of ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll. Vocals, banjos, guitar, washboard, double bass, mandolin, fiddle and drums combine. Reviewers have attempted to pin them down as a bubbling fountain of virtuosic insanity and bonkers but brilliant. Maverick magazine said: Great musicianship aside, it's near impossible to explain what makes them so fantabulous as the show is so stuffed full of multi-faceted delicacies. See - http://www.thehotseats.net/ Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Producers 25th Anniversary Tour (acoustic Show)

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Dunster Tithe Barn 7:00pm

Licensed Bar. This will be an acoustic show due to sound restraints in the venue.

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Guy Davis

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:00pm

Blues Legend! Along with Eric Bibb and Corey Harris, Guy Davis is one of the black American musicians who followed Taj Mahal in looking to the early acoustic blues for inspiration. He's a singer-songwriter and impressive multi-instrumentalist, at his best mixing strong stories with vintage blues. When Guy Davis plays the blues, he doesn't want you to notice how much art is involved. It takes work making a song that's simple, and playful, and easy to do, he says. And I don't want people to see that. I want to uplift and create something that causes delight. And I want some little eight-year-old kid in the front row to have big eyes and say, 'Hey, I want to do that!'.

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Anna & Elizabeth

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle perform a captivating variety show of fiddle and banjo music, ballads and close harmonies, storytelling, flatfoot dancing and intricate puppets they create shadow puppets & scrolling illustrations called crankies.

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Jez Lowe @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 20th August Jez Lowe @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Phil Murray-Warson Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Jez Lowe- Sony Academy Award Winning Songwriter from County Durham Jez has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, Tom McConville, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain 'Philip Murray Warson is a 25 year-old musician from Oxfordshire. He recorded some songs at Soup Studio in East London towards the end of 2014, which have featured on BBC Introducing, drawing from English folk song and Americana. He has also worked extensively in theatre as a performer and musical director, including for the National Theatre, the Old Vic and in the West End.' www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.jezlowe.com/

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An Evening With Damh The Bard

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Plymouth The Junction 7:30pm

A charity fund raising event. Once Damh's expenses are met, all remaining money will be given to Sleapy Cat Rescue. Children under 5 do not need a ticket, but parents are respectfully reminded that this is a pub environment.

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Caude Bourbon

on Sat, 20 Aug 2016 at Abington Village Hall 7:30pm

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The Lady A Tribute To Sandy Denny

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Sandy Denny was one of the UK's foremost Singer/Songwriters and said to be the founder of the British folk rock movement. Her brief career spanning just thirteen years - she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original compositions and traditional material. The Julie July Band will perform songs from her solo career, Fairport, Fotheringay and The Strawbs including Who Knows Where The Time Goes, Fotheringay, Listen Listen, Late November, Autopsy, The Lady, I'm a Dreamer and many more.

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The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Sun, 21 Aug 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

'Gaelic Singer of the Year' 2014 Scots Trad Music Awards, 'BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner' 2014 "She combines cultural authenticity with an adventurous musical streak that allows her material to come alive." Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland "She is one of the most exciting and fully rounded talents to emerge from the Scottish scene in many a year." Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Despite her tender age of 22, Lewis-born singer Mischa Macpherson has already scooped several major UK folk awards a fitting testament to her music's pure-distilled expressiveness and radiant vitality. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music awards and BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Award Winner, her following is fast growing. Having grown up immersed in the distinctive culture of the Outer Hebrides, she unearthed her love for music and Gaelic at a very early age, and it is these influences that the young singer now presents with clarity and tenderness to audiences around the world. Mischa has performed in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia and Romania, as well as to leading UK folk festivals in front of crowds as large as 20,000 people (Fairport's Cropredy Convention). Her music was brought to the forefront of the UK's wider musical audience after a live session on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3 in 2014 and she has since collaborated in a handful of world music commissions with the likes of Galician piper Carloz Nunez and Pakistani siblings Suraj and Chad Khan.

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Kevin Morby

on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Singing Saw is a record written simply and realised orchestrally. In it, Kevin Morby faces the reality that true beauty deep and earned demands a whole-world balance that includes our darker sides. It is a record of duality, one that marks another stage of growth for this young, gifted songwriter with a kind face and a complicated mind. In the autumn of 2014, Kevin Morby moved to the small Los Angeles neighbourhood of Mount Washington. The move would shape Singing Saw, Morby's first album for new label Dead Oceans. Previous tenants at Morby's new home happened to leave an upright piano behind, with a few mysterious pieces of sheet music and an introductory book of common chords stacked on top. Thankful to finally be in one place for an extended spell, Morby, a beginner at the piano, immediately sat at the new instrument and began composing the songs that would form Singing Saw. Alongside, he began taking long walks through the winding hills and side streets of the neighbourhood each night, glimpsing views of both the skyline's sweeping lights and the dark, dried out underbrush of the LA flora. The duality of the city itself began to shape a set of lyrical ideas that he would refine with the sparse accompaniment of piano and acoustic guitar. What is a singing saw? It is an instrument that creates ethereal sounds, but it is also a tool: basic and practical while also being fearsome, even destructive. Morby watches the singing saw in its eponymous song; that instrument of eerie soft beauty cuts down the flowers in its path and chases after him, while his surroundings mock and dwarf him, Alice in Wonderland style. And in a singing saw, we can understand music as something more powerful than its inviting, delicate sound. No wonder Morby talks about a 'songbook' in his head as something he needs to take up the hills so he can 'get rid of it'. Heavy themes are nothing new for Morby, whose previous records (2013's Harlem River and 2014's Still Life, both released on the Woodsist label) dealt with their own eerie visions and damning prophecies. The arrangements of Singing Saw trace back to Morby's experience playing in The Complete Last Waltz, a live recreation of The Band's legendary last performance. There, Morby developed a fast friendship with producer/bandleader Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellow Birds), which led Morby to forgo recording in Los Angeles and take the nascent songs of Singing Saw to Isokon Studios in Woodstock, New York. There, in a converted A-frame house, they set about creating a record that would bring a sonic balance, intricacy and depth to match these songs and all that inspired them. Sam Cohen added a multitude of instrumentation to the record (guitar, bass, drums and keyboard), and were joined by fellow Complete Last Waltz alum Marco Benevento on piano and keyboard, fleshing out Morby's original compositions and upholding the vision for a cohesive piano sound that serves as a touchstone for the entire album. Backup vocalists Hannah Cohen, Lauren Balthrop and Alecia Chakor contribute soaring harmonies; Nick Kinsey (Elvis Perkins) adds drums and percussion; Justin Sullivan, a longtime Morby collaborator and staple of his live band, contributes drums; Oliver Hill and Eliza Bag lift numerous songs with string accompaniments, and Alec Spiegelman on saxophone and flute and Cole Kamen-Green on trumpet bring dramatic swells. Finally, John Andrews (Quilt) adds the eerie lilt of the album's promise, providing saw on the Cut Me Down and Singing Saw. 'Front porch strums are upscaled with elegant strings and gritty, sophisticated arrangements. It's done with such finesse that the rich layers of texture and emotion recall the country gospel lushness of Gene Clark's No Other' MOJO 'Evoking The Band's warped Americana, Morby's serene folk-rock moves back and forth through time Black Flowers typifies his songwriting prowess, its cryptic lyrics twinned with a gorgeous melody that is both pristine and familiar' The Observer AGE RESTRICTION: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

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The Dustbowl Revival

on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn't a throwback band. It's a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap.

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Richard Shindell

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Daniel Norgren

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at Ramsgate Music Hall 7:30pm

Daniel Norgren will release his latest album, The Green Stone, 16 October 2016. April 2015 saw the release of Norgren's fifth full length, Alabursy, which was praised by both press and audiences as one of the most powerful albums of the year, and was recorded onto cassette tapes in Norgren's home, nestled in the woods of Sweden. The Green Stone, alternately, is half home tracks (featuring some rare, 1950s-1970s era house organs from Norgren's personal collection), while the rest of the tracks were recorded more traditionally, in a studio. The Green Stone is a very personal record, with pictures of spaces Norgen calls home, and people that he misses and loves. The album will be celebrated over a swath of European tour dates throughout the remainder of 2015, and will also stretch into the new year. Come watch him here at the Music Hall in Ramsgate

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Fiddle (and occasional banjo) playing and singing sisters Anna and Rowan the latter previously heard in York with Lady Maisery and Nancy Kerr's band were finalists for Best New Act and Best Original Song in this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards and their current album, with its engagingly diverse mix of European and North American styles, has been universally praised. Gorgeous music says Songlines.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Fiddle (and occasional banjo) playing and singing sisters Anna and Rowan the latter previously heard in York with Lady Maisery and Nancy Kerr's band were finalists for Best New Act and Best Original Song in this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards and their current album, with its engagingly diverse mix of European and North American styles, has been universally praised. Gorgeous music says Songlines.

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Richard Shindell

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is one of the great craftsmen of song, whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes. Born in New Jersey, Richard grew up in Port Washington, Long Island. His travels, both literal and spiritual and have taken him to a Zen Buddhist monastery, busking in Paris, back to New York and to Buenos Aires, where he now lives with his family. He has toured and collaborated with artists such as Joan Baez, Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Show Of Hands. His 2007 album, South Of Delia, his interpretations of songs by, among others, Woodie Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Bruce Springsteen, was universally acclaimed and featured contributions by Richard Thompson, Larry Campbell, Victor Krauss and Eliza Gilkyson. 'Occasionally an artist has a night that makes even skeptics think, 'OK, maybe he is the best.' Richard Shindell achieved this on Thursday at the Bottom Line (Greenwich Village, New York)' The New York Times 'Shindell is a master builder of songs.[he] has an uncanny sense of the theatre of a song, building his ballads sparely and subtly, set to sweeping graceful melodies.' The Boston Globe

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Ricardo Curbelo Rhythms From Latin America

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ricardo Curbelo (harp, cuatro, maracas and vocals) will take us on a colourful musical journey through different Latin American countries. See http://www.ricardocurbelo.com - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Ricardo Curbelo Rhythms From Latin America

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ricardo Curbelo (harp, cuatro, maracas and vocals) will take us on a colourful musical journey through different Latin American countries. See http://www.ricardocurbelo.com - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with Kate Rusby and Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. Kris Drever is a serious talent (MOJO) The folk revival has a new standard bearer (Q Magazine) Ian Carr has helped inspire a whole new generation, and now he's made awonderful solo record.(John McCusker)

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Dom Pipkin

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. 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... Playing the piano since childhood, Dom Pipkin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of music in London, but found his restless spirit drove him to playing with jazz and blues bands as a more practical education. He travelled the world with Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, discovering the New Orleans piano sound of Dr John and Professor Longhair along the way. He has played and studied in New Orleans many times with Jon Cleary, and opened up on the piano for Dr John in 2006, and for Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1998. He has recorded as a session player on many albums, including with David Byrne, Ray Davies from the Kinks, Cornershop, and Morcheeba on their million selling 'Big Calm' album. He has played solo piano for film director legend Stanley Kubrik, and ran a successful New Orleans music night at the world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London for two years with many great guest musicians visiting. He is widely accepted one of the best interpreters of New Orleans piano in the UK, writes about and promotes New Orleans music, and leads the band 'Dom & The Iko's', current favourites on the international festival and blues circuit, holds down a couple of London piano residencies, and was until recently Musical Director for British international pop sensation Paloma Faith, with countless TV, radio, and live appearances throughout the globe.

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Mark Harrison

on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Blues/roots/folk singer Mark Harrison is playing at the Tree House - will be fabulous. Tickets include a £2 voucher for the bookshop.

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Anna Shannon: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

We have so few concerts each year that any returning guest must be something special, and Anna certainly is! Since releasing her latest CD 'A Celebration of Old England' on the WildGoose label, with the professional publicity and distribution available with it, Anna has come to the notice of many more people, and the reviews have been, without exception, full of praise and enthusiasm. Born into a musical family, Anna was, by the age of ten, already accomplished on classical flute, and at twelve was playing oboe, clarinet and trumpet. Guitar, fiddle, sax and bowed psaltery followed, but it wasn't until in her early twenties that she discovered the folk scene. Anna is a singer-songwriter, but that doesn't tell you the half of it. Her songs are full of the countryside, the coast, people and stories, making her audience feel as much a part of it all as the places and people that she makes come alive through them. Added to that are the numerous instruments she plays with such skill, giving her an ability to choose the right instrument for each particular song. Her songs are written with passion and perception, capturing an audience's thoughts and imagination. Come and find out for yourself you'll be captivated as well.

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" Ben Thompson The Definitive Elvis Experience"

on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at Swanage Mowlem Theatre 7:30pm

Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing, the legend of Elvis Presley continues to grow. Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis, whether it's the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite, the NBC '68 Comeback Special, or the unforgettable experience of having seen a live concert by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The Definitive Elvis Experience is the most authentic live stage show produced to honour Elvis Presley's legacy. For those who missed the opportunity to see Elvis Live on stage you will have such a Night The show encapsulates all Elvis' eras, from the '56 explosion that sky rocketed his dynamic career, through to his gospel roots, Hollywood years and '68 comeback all the way through to the later iconic concert years. Ben Thompson is one of few tributes that can recreate every era of Elvis, with the exhilarating pinpoint movement of the '50s as well as the overwhelming charisma of the '60s and '68 NBC special, through to the phenomenal stage presence of the '70s, with his superb vocal range emulating the greatest entertainer of all time. This show will leave you All Shook Up! RECREATING THE FULL CAREER OF ELVIS PRESLEY Patrons who require greater access (i.e. wheelchair users etc..) please contact the theatre box office on 01929 422239 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

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Bush Gothic

on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Reclaiming lost Australian cultural territory Bush Gothic perform tales of Australia's dark history re-told. Songs of criminal women and convict men, treachery and transportation have been dragged out of the songbooks, ripped apart, then lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us. 'Singing and bowing at the same time and wryly reclaiming lost Australian cultural territory...Jenny M. Thomas, to my mind, means diversity in a very good way. She is like no other violin player on the planet' fRoots 'Imagining life without her music and its suprises is too bleak to even think about. Jenny M. Thomas is that transformative an artist. She is Earth and Ether. Big Words but true.' fRoots

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Front Country (usa) At Sheffield Greystones

on Sun, 28 Aug 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

California based band Front Country return to the UK this summer after a triumphant debut tour here in 2015. An immensely entertaining and creative band blending bluegrass with a broad palette of influences including blues, rock and pop, Front Country has quickly become renowned as a storming live act on the USA roots music and festival scene, with top class instrumental playing (on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, double bass and occasional banjo) and superb vocals. They also do a nice line in creative arrangements of some classic covers and standards, as well as being fine songwriters in their own right. This is going to be a scorching concert at the Greystones to round off the summer and the bank holiday weekend.

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The Elephant Sessions

on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Winners of Scots Trad Awards 'Up and coming act of the year 2014', The Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monsterous bass and pounding drums.The group blends their traditional roots of searing fiddle melodies with guitar driven influences such as funk, ska and blues. Already renowned for their breathtaking live shows, the band climbs to new heights with the release of their debut album: The Elusive Highland Beauty. Quite possibly the best instrumental debut since 'Venus in Tweeds' by Shooglenifty Bruce MacGregor, BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk

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Bunkfest 2016

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Wallingford Bunk Fest 12pm

18 and over Gates: 7pm Friday 8am other days Please note that the camp site at the Wallingford Sports Park is split into three. The sites are either next to the Pavilion or within a few hundred yards, but the most important aspect is that NO VEHICLES are allowed on Site A. You will need to select the site when making your booking: Camp Site A : Family camping for tents only with good security & facilities. NO VEHICLES ALLOWED Camp Site B : Camping for tents, caravans and motor-homes with security Camp Site C : Camping with tents, caravans and motor-homes with very little facilities or lighting All Weekend camping includes Thursday night, although the festival itself does not commence until Friday afternoon.

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Karl Blau

on Thu, 1 Sep 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

On Introducing Karl Blau the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others. It all started with cutting a 7" single, a cover of the 1969 Tom T. Hall hit That's How I Got to Memphis. Blau, whom Martine had come to know from sessions with Laura Veirs among others, asked if he could try singing it. 'I knew what a special artist Karl was, but I had no idea what a powerful interpreter of songs he was,' Martine says. The collaboration, pairing Blau's deeply sonorous voice with Martine's warm, modern arrangements, recast the Nashville hit in a new light. 'He was able to communicate the essence of the song in such a moving way that we started dreaming of making a whole record based around our excitement for that collaboration.' The result was the single and, now, Introducing Karl Blau. Martine and Blau worked for years on shaping the narrative of the record. 'I feel like I am starring in this country-western movie, written and produced by Tucker, and it tells a story,' says Blau. A sense of emergence from the shadows of loss, loneliness, infidelity, and melancholy runs through Introducing Karl Blau. 'We've threaded a story through the record,' says Blau. 'My character is moving through this dark place, but there is always this light of hope.' The record, all covers, is a crate-digger's feast of forgotten hits and deeper cuts; most of them from the Nashville country-soul renaissance in the late 1960s and early 1970s - Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bond, Allen Reynolds. Other songs are from the Bee Gees (To Love Somebody), Link Wray (Fallin' Rain) or Townes Van Zandt (If I Needed You). The project was a labor of love for Martine, the son of a Nashville songwriter who grew up listening to many of these songs. Karl Blau is a