Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. 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. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 6 A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you a sixth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of Indie folk pop, Americana, old school Country melodies, and British roots storytelling to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- ZOE KONEZ 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 married with distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harmonic techniques, 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. 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 MEGAN O'NEILL Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland Megan O'Neill is one of the UK's most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has now released a second record (February 2017) with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'. Megan has had her song 'Don't You' featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, three slots at the O2 Arena London for C2C festival, a performance at JJ Abrams' Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Irish treasure Gavin James and Nashville Meets London Festival. In February 2017, Megan was selected as one of the top 8 Americana songwriter's in the UK and performed at the Americana Music Awards in London. Complex... with an old school country voice. The Irish Independent Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements. Timeout Magazine London JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. A cerebral storyteller she takes her cue from roots music and contemporary and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg and storytellers from across the Atlantic like Shawn Colvin and Gretchen Peters. In April 2017 Jess and her label released the album Edison Gloriette on Oxblood coloured vinyl. BBC Wales linchpin Adam Walton said on first play it's a blinder. The record was also well supported by the BBC Folk Show, BBC 6 Music.an folk music press: Some of the most sublime tunes you are likely to hear in a long time. **** R2 As well as crafting songs, Jess has also made a name for herself for her hands-on approach to producing music gaining momentum through limited edition releases, short runs and most recently her own DIY 7″ vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all." EMMA MCGRATH Emma McGrath is a 17 year old singer-songwriter heralding from Harpenden, North London. Writing her own material since the age of 12, Emma self released her first EP, The Judgement, in November 2014. This was followed up in December 2015 with the self released single Sit With Me, which caught the attention of key media including BBC Introducing who awarded it 'Track Of The Week' twice and Radio 2 where it received plays from both Dermot O'Leary and Bob Harris. Topping off a great 2015, Emma was awarded The PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul prize. Over the past 18 months Emma has been working hard building up a close network of writers who have helped to develop her craft and hone her sound. Recognising this The PRS Foundation recently awarded Emma a Women Make Music grant for the development and subsequent release of a mini album. She is now recording with several highly qualified and exciting producers including: Grammy Award winning Jimmy Hogarth, Brit School alumni Jackson and Rhiannon Mair. Scheduled for release early next year, the mini-album will be preceded by several singles, the first of which is slated for January. ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board.

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Green Note & Blue Monday Present... Girls To The Front

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. 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. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 6 A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you a sixth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of Indie folk pop, Americana, old school Country melodies, and British roots storytelling to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- ZOE KONEZ 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 married with distinctive rhythmic guitar, experimental tapping, intricate finger picking and harmonic techniques, 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. 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 MEGAN O'NEILL Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland Megan O'Neill is one of the UK's most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has now released a second record (February 2017) with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'. Megan has had her song 'Don't You' featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, three slots at the O2 Arena London for C2C festival, a performance at JJ Abrams' Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Irish treasure Gavin James and Nashville Meets London Festival. In February 2017, Megan was selected as one of the top 8 Americana songwriter's in the UK and performed at the Americana Music Awards in London. Complex... with an old school country voice. The Irish Independent Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements. Timeout Magazine London JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. A cerebral storyteller she takes her cue from roots music and contemporary and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg and storytellers from across the Atlantic like Shawn Colvin and Gretchen Peters. In April 2017 Jess and her label released the album Edison Gloriette on Oxblood coloured vinyl. BBC Wales linchpin Adam Walton said on first play it's a blinder. The record was also well supported by the BBC Folk Show, BBC 6 Music.an folk music press: Some of the most sublime tunes you are likely to hear in a long time. **** R2 As well as crafting songs, Jess has also made a name for herself for her hands-on approach to producing music gaining momentum through limited edition releases, short runs and most recently her own DIY 7″ vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all." EMMA MCGRATH Emma McGrath is a 17 year old singer-songwriter heralding from Harpenden, North London. Writing her own material since the age of 12, Emma self released her first EP, The Judgement, in November 2014. This was followed up in December 2015 with the self released single Sit With Me, which caught the attention of key media including BBC Introducing who awarded it 'Track Of The Week' twice and Radio 2 where it received plays from both Dermot O'Leary and Bob Harris. Topping off a great 2015, Emma was awarded The PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul prize. Over the past 18 months Emma has been working hard building up a close network of writers who have helped to develop her craft and hone her sound. Recognising this The PRS Foundation recently awarded Emma a Women Make Music grant for the development and subsequent release of a mini album. She is now recording with several highly qualified and exciting producers including: Grammy Award winning Jimmy Hogarth, Brit School alumni Jackson and Rhiannon Mair. Scheduled for release early next year, the mini-album will be preceded by several singles, the first of which is slated for January. ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver-tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women at The Tooting Tram & Social, Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs and upstairs at Ronnie Scott's. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam as well as Berlin, Ireland and Bergen. Behind the scenes, MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. She has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is on the FAC's (Featured Artist Coalition) BEAT Board.

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The Bully Wee Band

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Bishop's Cleeve The Tithe Barn 7:00pm

Unreserved seating. Free car park. Doors/Bar open at 7pm.

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Miranda Sykes

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Canterbury Goodnestone Park 6:00pm

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss.

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:15pm

ALDEN, PATTERSON, DASHWOOD - Folk/Americana from Norwich - rich vocal harmonies with fiddle, dobro, guitar and Mandolin .... winners of the 2017 Ely Folk Festival Band Competition.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs' emotion and narrative. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo's warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. 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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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs' emotion and narrative. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo's warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. 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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Thom Chacon

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 5:00pm

THOM CHACON,POPS INTO HIGH WYCOMBE,ON ROUTE FROM A SHORT RUN OF ITALIAN SHOWS.

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Peter And Barbara Snape

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Uncluttered, organic songs and music of a mainly trad. nature. Guitar, melodeon and a dash of Gracie Fields. Plenty of Lancashire material.

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Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at London Betsey Trotwood 7:30pm

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.) 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 a touring member of Emily Barker's band and has worked with Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Tankus the Henge and many others, and is in heavy demand as a session musician. 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. 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'Stand out new folk superb.. excellent' Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6

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Twickfolk 35: Singers' Night

on Sun, 21 Jan 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 7.00pm 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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Counters Creek And Solasta

on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Counter's Creek is an acoustic folk trio based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. Solasta are an outstanding folk trio who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances.Their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music.

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at London Selkirk Tooting 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Unexpectedly taken to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in narrative: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase - each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making. Featuring guest performers: Luke Yates. Adriano Adewale and Samantha Rawlings www.travellingwiththomas.co.uk

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at London Selkirk Tooting 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Unexpectedly taken to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in narrative: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase - each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making. Featuring guest performers: Luke Yates. Adriano Adewale and Samantha Rawlings www.travellingwiththomas.co.uk

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The Fretless

on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless (2017 Instrumental Album of The Year) also picked up two nominations in the Canadian Folk Music Awards (Best Contemporary Album and Instrumental Group of The Year). The accolade was great news for a band that continues to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit. Previously, they had gathered in some similarly impressive honours on their home turf but it took the release of the current album, Bird's Nest, to win them the attention they deserved on this side of the Atlantic. Consistently given four and five-star ratings, Songlines magazine loved its plethora of thrilling moments while fRoots magazine placed them in the elite category. Maverick magazine said their music was enchanting and beautifully-spun, and RNR magazine said it was high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Unexpectedly taken to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in narrative: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase - each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making. Featuring guest performers: Luke Yates. Adriano Adewale and Samantha Rawlings www.travellingwiththomas.co.uk

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Travelling With Thomas: Showcase 3

on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is a musical journey in the making, exploring the tale and folklore of Thomas the Rhymer. Unexpectedly taken to Fairyland, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home with a gift and a burden, in a tale of love, truth and time. Share the journey with Laurel Swift (composer) and Lizzie Watts (designer) as they create a new folk musical of Thomas in a year long collaborative project. Travelling with Thomas is an interactive gig presenting beautiful new songs, music and artwork with some of the finest performers on the scene. In the third of four showcases we explore the most important question in narrative: Who is telling the tale and whose truth is being told? There's no need to have attended a previous showcase - each one is a new sharing of songs, stories, pictures, and an exclusive chance to witness a folk musical in the making. Featuring guest performers: Luke Yates. Adriano Adewale and Samantha Rawlings www.travellingwiththomas.co.uk

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Jack Carty

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Introducing Jack Carty. Award winning, critically acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Jack Carty is relocating to the UK! To celebrate, he's playing an intimate London residency at Camden's Green Note on Tues 9th, Tues 16th and Weds 24th of January 2018. Each show will be dedicated to each of his last 3 albums: 'Break Your Own Heart', 'Esk' and 'Home State', all of which have found their way into hearts and homes across Australia, The UK and the world through: rave reviews; years of constant touring; appearances at Primavera Sound and South By South West; national awards including an APRA Professional Development Award and the gong for MusicOz Singer-Songwriter Of The Year; and the kind of gorgeous turn-of-phrase and knack for melody that will have you humming away on the train home. After supporting Keston Cobblers Club on all dates of their 'Almost Home' UK album tour in April 2017, and the hugely successful release of his fourth album 'Home State' last summer (hitting Number 1 on the Australian Independent Album Chart), Jack will get acquainted with his new home via a regional tour in November-December 2017, and the London Residency in January 2018. Jack Carty's story stands as testament to the power of great songs, grassroots determination and a spellbinding live show. It's been a huge year for Carty, touring his self-recorded, independently released, chart topping 4th album 'Home State' to theatres, halls, churches and special spaces across Australia, New Zealand and The UK with every show, cementing his reputation as a writer and performer of incredible depth and imagination. "Carty might well have found his happy place" ★★★★ Mike Alexander, THE SUNDAY STAR TIMES "A warm, thought-provoking album full of phrases that return to play repeatedly in one's head Sue Barrett, RHYTHMS MAGAZINE www.jackcarty.com

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Merry Hell (acoustic)

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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New Roots: Turya

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

Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk Please note- the venue consists of both seating and standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Nicki Wells, the exceptionally gifted singer and songwriter behind TURYA, takes inspiration from Indian classical music, which she studied as a teenager. The name comes from Turiya, a Sanskrit word, meaning a state of pure consciousness, the silence one experiences after sound. This influence is echoed throughout her new single 'Falling'. Taken form her Nitin Sawhney produced debut album 'Ocean', TURYA's uniquely original sound fuses elements of Western folk, roots and pop with clasical Indian foundations. With influences rooted in her personal experiences, Nicki was born in South London, but grew up in the foothills of the Himalayas. TURYA's vocal and songwriting approach is a cultivated collection of melodies, combined with uniquely captivating, bittersweet and moving vocals. It's these elements that have shaped her 'Ocean' album. TURYA describes her unconventional background, and how it impacted on her music 'I grew up in Himachal Pradesh between the ages of 6 and 10, and just absorbed the sound, colours and culture of the region,' she explains. 'It was also very international we were with kids from India, America, Australia, Austria, all different parts of the world. Growing up with so many different languages and accents, I became very open to different ways of communicating. That's how my musical ear began to develop; listening to an array of different sounds and languages' Singing primarily in English, TURYA's music represents an artist who is vast in her range, and clear in her emotional appeal. TURYA YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCorNpl7mx8 Anjana Vasan is a hugely exciting newly emerging British Roots singer-songwriter. Her debut EP, 'Too Dark For Country' , produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker, was released in Sept 2017. Combining folk and country songwriting styles with superbly soulful blues voice, Vasan taps into the same deep well of folk, country and blues that Valerie June uses so well- hers are songs of real weight, beautifully crafted and delivered with an unforgettable voice. ANJANA VASAN YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgnQFtJ6IA8 New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Marc Brierley

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at London Betsey Trotwood 8:00pm

Marc Brierley Live at The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Road, London EC1 Wednesday 24th January 2018 With Emma Tricca & Dan Davies Join us for Marc Brierley's first London show since 1973.

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Folklore, The Lantern Society & Amber Records Present .. Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets Gabriel is a Gibraltarian Poet and singer songwriter who has been performing for the past 20 years in Gibrlatar, Peru, Italy, Spain, USA and The United Kingdom. He exports his own strand of poetical singer songwriter music in the vain of the troubadours, Fabrizio D'Andre, Cohen, Brassens, etc. in 2015 he joined up with The Quivering Poets, Barbara Bartz, Pablo Kajon, Pablo Yupton, Adam Beattie and Sergio Contreras Acosta, (some of the most unique and talented instrumentalists and artists in the London and Barcelona alternative music scene) Matt Arthur https://soundcloud.com/mattarthur Samuel Nicholson Samuel is a 25 year old London-based singer/songwriter hailing from Edinburgh. Currently at the mercy of the locals in any open mic night he can find he is most happy with a guitar in his hand and his eyes at the ceiling. Often defaulting to melancholy he offers an emotive perspective through resonant guitar parts and weathered vocals, throwing finesse out the window for honesty. Released on the 19th August a couple of years ago, his debut record entitled 'If You Be My' (which he is very, very excited about) offers a raw introduction to not only his inner conflicts but equally his take on the world that moves before him.

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Trials Of Cato

on Wed, 24 Jan 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Steve Turner / Ninebarrow

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Steve Turner / Ninebarrow

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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George Shovlin & George Lamb

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Blues at the Launderette Door 7pm. We are a mix of seating and standing (mostly seating). e have a fully licenced bar with craft beers and fancy pants gins.

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The House Devils.

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:05pm

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Andreas Tophøj And Rune Barslund

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen. Like the famous composer, the sound of the duo is closely linked to the Danish folk tradition, but the two young musicians also offer a new interpretation of Danish folk influenced by music from various countries and traditions.

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Dunajska Kapelye

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join virtuoso jazz violinist Piotr Jordan and his ensemble Dunajska Kapelye on a rip-roaring journey through Eastern Europe - and enjoy everything from the most heart-rending Gypsy ballads to roof-raising Romanian dances. Joined on double bass by Paul Moylan and Tim Karp on guitar - both leading exponents of the Gypsy genre. This promises to be a thrilling and mesmerising evening. Authentic Gypsy and Balkan music to fill the heart and leave you with "a big stupid grin on your face" (Metro)

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New Roots: Michele Stodart (full Band Show) / Ned Roberts

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

MICHELE STODART: 'A THING OF PERFECTION' FRUK / NED ROBERTS: '..ONE TO GET REALLY EXCITED ABOUT' LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 MUSIC Doors open 7.30 pm. Ned Roberts on stage 8.15 pm sharp. Michele Stodart on stage 9.15 pm sharp. Please note the venue consists of seated and standing areas. Please arrive early to ensure a seat. Nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk. Over a decade since Mercury-nominated four piece The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart took leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album'Pieces'on 8th July 2016. Released four years after her solo debut, 'Wide-Eyed Crossing', the nine songs that comprise 'Pieces' confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele Stodart has turned into an artist whose work stands up to strong comparison to some of the iconic songwriters that helped shape her outlook. With your first album, explains Michele, It's very much a matter of planting your flag in the ground, assembling the best songs you've got, and saying, 'Here I am.' With this one though, I could start thinking about something more narrated and focus on the storytelling a bit more......There was never a plan to start making solo records, says Michele. But then something happens. The songs you've been writing just for yourself, whilst playing in a completely different band, take on a life of their own. She plays tonight with her full backing band. 'Stodart's solo career..sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton and Judee Sill...Etta James..Alison Moorer [&] Gillian Welch. Pieces may well be the most impressive record she's ever made, with or without brother Romeo and band'. MOJO Magazine 'A thing of perfection' FRUK Website: http://michelestodart.co.uk/ Watch Michele Stodart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8K52RlW3EE Not long after writing his first songs London artist Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership. The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK and Europe extensively, both on his own and as support to Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. In 2017 he released his second album 'Outside My Mind', again with producer Luther Russell at the helm, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, Roberts' songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. He plays tonight with full band accompaniment. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music '★★★★' The Guardian 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 UNCUT 'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday WATCH NED ROBERTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdXJHKiQSRk New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Tom Lewis

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

All aboard for a nautical night! With a repertoire ranging from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring experience (24 years in the Royal Navy), Tom takes us on a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. He accompanies on button accordion and ukulele but above all it is his clear and powerful voice which entertains.

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Tom Lewis

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

All aboard for a nautical night! With a repertoire ranging from traditional shanties to songs fashioned out of his own seafaring experience (24 years in the Royal Navy), Tom takes us on a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. He accompanies on button accordion and ukulele but above all it is his clear and powerful voice which entertains.

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Gary Edward Jones - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

Our first intimate concert of 2018 features the amazingly talented Gary Edward Jones, whose album The Cabinet Maker was in the Radio Caroline Charts for 17 weeks during 2014, knocking U2 off the top spot. Gary moved from Liverpool last year to live in, and to gain song-writing inspiration from, the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, and we are proud to be able to refer to him now as one of our many talented 'local' musicians. Gary will be performing a mix of his own wonderful material plus the songs of Paul Simon, taken from his forthcoming 2018 nation-wide tribute tour entitled Something About Simon. Jayne and I were privileged to be amongst the 100 music lovers who were present at Gary's 'taster gig' in the Midlands back in the summer.  And I can tell you, the only person who does Paul Simon better than Gary is Paul Simon himself. The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guest. Doors 7.15pm Music starts at 7.30pm The venue: The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. Cosy and intimate. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. We are limited to 50 tickets so make sure you grab yours NOW. Entrance is a massively subsidised £8 in advance, £10 on the door. (Usual concession for regular members tickets purchased at club night meetings).

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Lucy Farrell

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. As one fourth of The Furrow Collective, Lucy is the current recipient of the Best Group prize following the release of their widely acclaimed Wild Hog LP, earned during an immensely busy and creative time in which she contributed to the raved about return to form that was the Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band's Big Machine album and tour, and also saw her final shows with the Emily Portman Trio with whom she'd sung, sawed and played viola for many years. An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who've been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience while adhering to the great Shirley Collins' adage that in folk music the singer should never get in the way of the song. Lucy Farrell first enchanted fans of traditional music when she began performing as a duo with fellow Newcastle Folk Degree graduate Jonny Kearney. Invited to become the regular opening act for The Unthanks, Lucy & Jonny's blend of wry and lovelorn tales with exquisite interpretations of English, Scottish and American ballads saw them frequently outselling the headline act at the CD stall. As well as Lucy's fruitful partnership with singer and songwriter Emily Portman and the award winning harpist and singer Rachel Newton, she has also written, performed and recorded with numerous bands and projects including Dark Northumbrian, Gluepot, a star-studded live tribute to Norma Waterson, and also formed her own group Ogres. Although she's rejected the conventional career path, Lucy has become one of the most in demand musicians and vocalists on the young folk scene. Signed to the impressively visionary Hudson Records, Lucy Farrell has returned to the traditional folk songs that have remained at the heart of everything she's done. These are the ballads that inspire her own compositions, but in their own handed-down beauty and strangeness tell fantastical stories beyond our imaginations. And in her voice they bewitch anew.

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The Carousel Sessions Present - Arialists

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We are excited for our first Carousel Session of 2018 to have Aerialists performing at the Club on 25th January. Tickets are available from clicking register on this site or going on wegottickets. They can also be picked up from the club. More information about the band can be found below Transatlantic quintet Aerialists meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities and deep love for folk traditions into a post-rock coloured sound called prog-trad. Featuring Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies, Brìghde Chaimbeul), and Canadian neo-folk innovators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle, the group draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music. "A veritable (prog-trad) folk super-group whose next moves promise to be extraordinary" - David Morrison, Folk Radio UK Long bio: Aerialists are an extraordinary group of talented musicians that bend genres and sound. A collaboration of guitarist Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird), Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies), and fiddler Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter), the group met when they were attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Recognising in each other a shared fascination with craft and harmony, fueled by late-night jams in the thriving Boston music scene, Aerialists was formed in May 2014. Their eclectic musical sensibilities and intuitive instrumentation create an engaging tapestry of sound packed with depth, emotion and history. Happy to be unclassifiable, but rooted in their deep knowledge of Nordic and Gaelic music, with a modern pop approach to arranging, and expansive post-rock textures, Aerialists are creating captivating and genre-defying new music. Their first full length album, Group Manoeuvre was released in fall 2017 alongside an extensive Canadian and European tour. The album is a powerful collection of brilliant tunewriting, evocative harmonies and imaginative arrangements. Aerialists take no shortcuts in their music: at turns reflective and exhilarating, they are fully committed to an expansive and wonderfully unique sound. B.C. born Adam Iredale-Gray is a founding member of the critically acclaimed indie folk band Fish & Bird and toured with them extensively for the past 9 years. He is originally from Mayne Island B.C. but now resides in Toronto. Boeur immersed herself in traditional Irish music in her youth, later moving between jazz schools in North America and Norwegian folk music college in the mountains of Telemark. Chaimbeul was raised in a Gaelic-speaking family of musicians and artist in the remote Isle of Skye. In demand through North America and in Europe, she is an award-winning Scottish harpist who combines a deeply rooted sense of Gaelic tradition with a distinctive improvising voice and honed classical technique.

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The Carousel Sessions Present - Arialists

on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We are excited for our first Carousel Session of 2018 to have Aerialists performing at the Club on 25th January. Tickets are available from clicking register on this site or going on wegottickets. They can also be picked up from the club. More information about the band can be found below Transatlantic quintet Aerialists meld their ferociously creative harmonic sensibilities and deep love for folk traditions into a post-rock coloured sound called prog-trad. Featuring Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies, Brìghde Chaimbeul), and Canadian neo-folk innovators Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird) on guitar and Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter) on fiddle, the group draws from the wells of Nordic and Gaelic music, adding expansive textures and meticulously sculpted arrangements to create captivating, genre-defying new music. "A veritable (prog-trad) folk super-group whose next moves promise to be extraordinary" - David Morrison, Folk Radio UK Long bio: Aerialists are an extraordinary group of talented musicians that bend genres and sound. A collaboration of guitarist Adam Iredale-Gray (Fish & Bird), Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul (Darol Anger & The Furies), and fiddler Elise Boeur (Jenny Ritter), the group met when they were attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Recognising in each other a shared fascination with craft and harmony, fueled by late-night jams in the thriving Boston music scene, Aerialists was formed in May 2014. Their eclectic musical sensibilities and intuitive instrumentation create an engaging tapestry of sound packed with depth, emotion and history. Happy to be unclassifiable, but rooted in their deep knowledge of Nordic and Gaelic music, with a modern pop approach to arranging, and expansive post-rock textures, Aerialists are creating captivating and genre-defying new music. Their first full length album, Group Manoeuvre was released in fall 2017 alongside an extensive Canadian and European tour. The album is a powerful collection of brilliant tunewriting, evocative harmonies and imaginative arrangements. Aerialists take no shortcuts in their music: at turns reflective and exhilarating, they are fully committed to an expansive and wonderfully unique sound. B.C. born Adam Iredale-Gray is a founding member of the critically acclaimed indie folk band Fish & Bird and toured with them extensively for the past 9 years. He is originally from Mayne Island B.C. but now resides in Toronto. Boeur immersed herself in traditional Irish music in her youth, later moving between jazz schools in North America and Norwegian folk music college in the mountains of Telemark. Chaimbeul was raised in a Gaelic-speaking family of musicians and artist in the remote Isle of Skye. In demand through North America and in Europe, she is an award-winning Scottish harpist who combines a deeply rooted sense of Gaelic tradition with a distinctive improvising voice and honed classical technique.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart - Muscle Theory

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue opens 19.00 Standing tickets

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Lucky Peterson

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. He has gained a reputation as one of the most preeminent performers of the modern era. A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist, and first-rate vocalist, Lucky's many talents are truly mind-boggling. Peterson is prime-rich in roots but performs in the present, but that's just what one would expect from an artist with Peterson's resumé. His career began when he was just a child. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, Peterson was exposed to music his whole life; his father owned The Governor's Inn, one of the area's most renowned blues clubs. Willie Dixon produced Peterson's first record when he was but five years old, the R&B hit, '1-2-3-4.' This resulted in television appearances for the blues prodigy on such shows as The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and What's My Line. As a teenager he attended Buffalo Academy of Performing Arts before paying dues in the bands of Etta James and Otis Rush. One of the most versatile players working in the blues, Peterson has since performed with a long list of greats, including B.B. King and Albert Collins. His 1993 Verve debut 'I'm Ready', announced the arrival of a new force in the blues, while his 1996 collaboration with the legendary Mavis Staples saw him displaying his gospel chops and influences. Peterson's previous dates also include 1994's 'Beyond Cool', 1996's 'Lifetime', 1997's 'Move' (all on Verve), and 1999's 'Lucky Peterson', his first for Blue Thumb Records.

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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly - From The Blues Band

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Stow-on-the-Wold St. Edward's Church 7:30pm

Paul was the original front-man with the group Manfred Mann, and co-composer of the signature tune for Ready, Steady, Go! He was at the forefront of the 60s pop revolution, with million-selling records alongside the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. In 1979 he founded The Blues Band, which helped kick start another boom in Blues music. The band has now recorded about 17 albums, not counting compilations and repackagings.  On radio, Paul worked for five years on the BBC's World Service, and has broadcast on all five BBC Radio networks as musician, DJ, actor, critic and Desert Island Discs castaway; he also contributed a set of questions to Mastermind. The classic pairing with Blues Band acoustic guitarist Dave Kelly has proved a runaway success, and the basis for an extremely cool intimate evening. Free Parking in The Square, Stow after 6PM. Doors open for drinks 6.30PM

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Holywell Music And Folk Presents Xogara

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Holywell Music and Folk was born out of a desire and passion to bring live music to the heart of Oxford. Hailing from Oxford via Galicia,Wales, and the West Country, Xogara bring everything you might expect of an Anglo-Cymraeg- Galego four-piece. These acoustic multi-instrumentalists play with verve and gusto to complement the subtlety to be found in their arrangements of traditional and contemporary music from all over the British Isles, Galicia and beyond. Featuring Jo Hamilton - Flute, Saprano Sax. John Ruddock - Guitar, Bouzouki Vocals. Siriol Davis - Percussion, Oboe Vocals. Mano Panforreteiro - Whistle, Gaita, Pandeireta, Sanding Blocks. The band have a growing reputation for originality and a superb live set, and have just released a new EP. https://xogara.bandcamp.com/

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Rosa Rebecka & Friends

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

Acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka returns to St Anne's with an evening of acoustic music to delight the ears. Her haunting voice is joined by the lush harmonies of singers from The Resonance, a group of promising young vocalists from North Devon. We are delighted to be presenting live events in this beautiful Grade One listed former chapel in the heart of Barnstaple. There are only 55 seats available so book early. Due to the design of the building there is currently no access for wheelchair users. Bar available.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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The Dunwells

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 7:30pm

the amazing dunwells..warm up for national tour..book early

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Tom Kitching & Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Tom Kitching has appeared at the club several times before, in a duo with Gren Bartley and as a member of Pilgrim's Way, and now returns with American Singer Songwriter Zoe Mulford. Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe took up the guitar and fell in love with the banjo during a twelve-year stint in Durham, North Carolina. Four years in Washington, DC introduced her to the community of contemporary songwriters and in 2006 she moved to the north of England. She invited Tom, described by Rock'n'Reel Magazine as "In the first rank of English fiddlers", to play on her latest album and the duo was formed.

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Tom Kitching & Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Tom Kitching has appeared at the club several times before, in a duo with Gren Bartley and as a member of Pilgrim's Way, and now returns with American Singer Songwriter Zoe Mulford. Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe took up the guitar and fell in love with the banjo during a twelve-year stint in Durham, North Carolina. Four years in Washington, DC introduced her to the community of contemporary songwriters and in 2006 she moved to the north of England. She invited Tom, described by Rock'n'Reel Magazine as "In the first rank of English fiddlers", to play on her latest album and the duo was formed.

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Anna Coogan

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

ANNA COOGAN MAKES HER FIRST VISIT TO KINGSMEAD HOUSE CONCERTS TO PROMOTE HER LATEST RELEASE . THE LONELY CRY OF SPACE & TIME.

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The Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican.

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in t'North, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Determined to follow in their spiritual father's immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive, they have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people's songs with new comedy lyrics, on acoustic geetar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, keyboard and kazoo. To complete their squeaky-clean image, estranged brothers Scott, Björn and Alan have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of knitwear. The Bar-Steward Sons have, in their 11 year history played over 800 side-splitting shows and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury. They continue to wow audiences with a fine selection of their greatest hits, including the likes of Jump Ararnd, Tarnlife, The Lady In Greggs, "Nandos", Fight For Your Pint, "Bono Bloody Bono", "Since You've Been Ron", "She's From Dodworth", "Walking In Manpiss" and If I Could Punch A Face It'd Be Justin Bieber's.

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Saskia Griffiths Moore

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Three friends sing in harmony, play each others instruments and swap jokes on stage as they launch Saskia Griffiths-Moore's new album, 'Strange Rivers', from the cosy, well known, folk and roots venue, The Harrison, near Kings Cross on Fri Jan 26th from 7:30pm. With an emphasis on improvisation and creativity, Saskia, a young, London based singer-songwriter, is returning to the venue for the fourth time, bringing her all-star acoustic alt-folk trio featuring Lukas Drinkwater (Emily Barker, Tobias Ben Jacob) and Jack Cookson (BBC R2 Young Folk Award Finalist) for a night of celebration, friendship, music and a limited number of cringeworthy puns. After launching her third album in London in October and touring it both nationally and internationally, Saskia didn't skip a beat, and started working on this project. Her newest recording, 'Strange Rivers', was crowdfunded in November in three days, and is a testament to her popularity, and the strength of her international fanbase. The CD is a collection of songs that were consistently requested by those fans and recorded specifically for them...Hallelujah, House Of The Rising Sun, May You Never etc. Both Lukas and Jack feature on the album, as well as BBC Radio 2 multi award winning fiddle player, Ciaran Algar. She will be performing that repertoire as well as her original material, with solo support slots from Lukas Drinkwater and Jack Cookson respectively. The new CD 'Strange Rivers' can be pre-ordered at: www.saskiagm.com/shop.

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Martin Simpson - Trails And Tribulations

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 8:00pm

DOORS OPEN 7.15PM FOR A PERFORMANCE START OF 8PM World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson released his 20th solo album 'Trails & Tribulations' in late 2017. A guitarist of formidable talent, he has been recognised as one of the world's finest fingerstyle guitarists and a master of both acoustic and slide guitar. Equally at home playing English and American folk, blues and his own compositions, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene - The Guardian.

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Martin Simpson - Trails And Tribulations

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 8:00pm

DOORS OPEN 7.15PM FOR A PERFORMANCE START OF 8PM World renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson released his 20th solo album 'Trails & Tribulations' in late 2017. A guitarist of formidable talent, he has been recognised as one of the world's finest fingerstyle guitarists and a master of both acoustic and slide guitar. Equally at home playing English and American folk, blues and his own compositions, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene - The Guardian.

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Burns Night

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Burns Night Special with Live Ceilidh Music, Dancing, Piping the Haggis, Haggis Supper and much more.

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Tamar

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at Meavy Parish Hall 7:30pm

Devon Folk/Roots duo taking the sounds of the West Country across the nation. Close your eyes and you can feel the Dartmoor mists and hear the gulls off Plymouth sound. With haunting slide guitar, lilting fiddle and foot stomping rhythms, Tamar's songs will stay with you forever. Don't miss the opportunity to experience them live, launching their new album - A Letter From the West

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Let's Misbehave! With The Filthy Spectacula + Guests

on Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Punk, Pirate Shanties, Ska, Punk, Dark Cabaret, Dark Folk, Southern Gothic and Steampunk 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. Guests TBC

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Retford St Saviour's Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors open : 19.00 First half : 19.45 - ish Pies and peas : 20.30 - ish Second half : 21.00 - ish Bring your own drinks of choice

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Retford St Saviour's Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors open : 19.00 First half : 19.45 - ish Pies and peas : 20.30 - ish Second half : 21.00 - ish Bring your own drinks of choice

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Blue Rose Code

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England to be by the sea's energy but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn't always simple for Wilson. I have swapped one type of chaos for another says Wilson.

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Andreas Tophøj And Rune Barslund

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund are two accomplished young Danish musicians, performing on violin, accordion and viola to produce a sound closely linked to the Danish folk tradition but influenced by music from various countries and traditions. Inspired by periods living in Ireland and the USA and from encounters with Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures, their repertoire mainly features original compositions and is distinguished by high levels of musical and technical skill as well as captivating ensemble playing. The duo emerged from the vibrant folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense and are also known from other bands such as ZAR, Kasír and Basco. Their track, 'The Danish Immigrant' was awarded track of the year at the Danish Music Awards Folk in 2012. Armed with violin, viola, piano, accordion and whistle, the music was carefully crafted and professionally delivered with the ease of a duo who have been working together for years and years (www.folkatthefroize.co.uk); 'If you are looking for something fresh, something to make your music a little less predictable, there's enough spice on this Danish to keep you sweet for months.' (Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine); 'With these five moving pieces the artists have created a musical gem' (Bernd Münzer, Folker) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Andreas Tophøj And Rune Barslund

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund are two accomplished young Danish musicians, performing on violin, accordion and viola to produce a sound closely linked to the Danish folk tradition but influenced by music from various countries and traditions. Inspired by periods living in Ireland and the USA and from encounters with Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures, their repertoire mainly features original compositions and is distinguished by high levels of musical and technical skill as well as captivating ensemble playing. The duo emerged from the vibrant folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense and are also known from other bands such as ZAR, Kasír and Basco. Their track, 'The Danish Immigrant' was awarded track of the year at the Danish Music Awards Folk in 2012. Armed with violin, viola, piano, accordion and whistle, the music was carefully crafted and professionally delivered with the ease of a duo who have been working together for years and years (www.folkatthefroize.co.uk); 'If you are looking for something fresh, something to make your music a little less predictable, there's enough spice on this Danish to keep you sweet for months.' (Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine); 'With these five moving pieces the artists have created a musical gem' (Bernd Münzer, Folker) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Holy Moly And The Crackers

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Macclesfield Mottram Village Hall 7:15pm

Mottram Village Hall, Wilmslow Old Rd, Mottram St.Andrew, Macclesfield SK10 4QP

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Dom Pipkin

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... 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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Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Neither of these artists is a stranger to the club, Zoe having been an Open Night featured artist, and Tom being the archetypal musical tart, performing at Shammick Acoustic with both Gren Bartley and Gavin Davenport. This, however, is a new collaboration, formed in the making of Zoe's fifth album, 'Small Brown Birds'. Hailing originally from Philadelphia, Zoe has lived in several areas of the United States, taking up guitar, banjo and songwriting in her progress, moving to the north of England in 2006. She charms her audiences with powerful, story-driven songs, an engaging stage presence and a laid-back vocal style. Tom plays fiddle and mandolin, but is particularly known for the former, of which he is an absolute master. He has a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth. According to Mike Harding, he is one of the best English fiddlers ever! Combine that accompanying ability with a brilliant, highly original songwriter who delivers her music with warmth, sincerity and a bit of a twinkle, and you have the recipe for a fantastic first concert of the year!

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Mark Harrison With Charlie Benfield

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Mark Harrison with Charlie Benfield - Saturday 27 January 2018 7.30 pm Mark Harrison has established 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, is reflected in his recently released fifth album,' Turpentine.' Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His songs will move you, make you think and make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce new music relevant to today. 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' Mike Harding ''really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' Jazz FM 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' Blues in Britain 'Mark Harrison has been creating something of a stir . bringing a modern outlook to a traditional style, he is building a loyal and wide fan base.' Blues Matters 'while all the songs feel as though they could be rooted in the past they are contemporary and spark of truth' Music News 'songs that are as unique as they are original' bluesblues Charles Benfield is a brilliant and much admired double bass player, with fine vocals and the lynchpin of the duo. He produced, mixed and mastered the first three albums by the Mark Harrison Band. £12 Advance (£15 on the door if available)

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Lucy Farrell

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Dilwyn St Marys Church 7:30am

2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. As one fourth of The Furrow Collective, Lucy is the current recipient of the Best Group prize following the release of their widely acclaimed Wild Hog LP, earned during an immensely busy and creative time in which she contributed to the raved about return to form that was the Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band's Big Machine album and tour, and also saw her final shows with the Emily Portman Trio with whom she'd sung, sawed and played viola for many years. An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who've been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience while adhering to the great Shirley Collins' adage that in folk music the singer should never get in the way of the song. Lucy Farrell first enchanted fans of traditional music when she began performing as a duo with fellow Newcastle Folk Degree graduate Jonny Kearney. Invited to become the regular opening act for The Unthanks, Lucy & Jonny's blend of wry and lovelorn tales with exquisite interpretations of English, Scottish and American ballads saw them frequently outselling the headline act at the CD stall. As well as Lucy's fruitful partnership with singer and songwriter Emily Portman and the award winning harpist and singer Rachel Newton, she has also written, performed and recorded with numerous bands and projects including Dark Northumbrian, Gluepot, a star-studded live tribute to Norma Waterson, and also formed her own group Ogres. Although she's rejected the conventional career path, Lucy has become one of the most in demand musicians and vocalists on the young folk scene. Signed to the impressively visionary Hudson Records, Lucy Farrell has returned to the traditional folk songs that have remained at the heart of everything she's done. These are the ballads that inspire her own compositions, but in their own handed-down beauty and strangeness tell fantastical stories beyond our imaginations. And in her voice they bewitch anew.

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All The Wild Folk With Alisa Ten And Vanya Juke + Dakota Jim And His Family

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

All the wild Folk presents the first UK concert of the ace young Russian duo Vanya Juke & Alisa Ten, journeying through genres and periods with nods to David Lynch, Soviet Pop, Alexander Vertinsky, Leonid Fedorov, Spanish and Mexican music. This will be followed by a set of swinging Americana by Dakota Jim and His Family

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Dead Sea Scouts - A Radio Lewes Live Event

on Sat, 27 Jan 2018 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 7:30pm

A chance to hear this local band in concert at the Chapel - admission to the recording by ticket only

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Songwriters In The Round - Charlie Dore + Jack Henderson + Blair Dunlop

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Nashville style Songwriters Circle, with some of UK's most exciting singer songwriters... CHARLIE DORE Dark Matteran amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwritera voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful. - Mike Harding Charlie Dore is one of the UK's most respected songwriters. In an unusually diverse career 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 Best Album Lyrics from the US Indie Acoustic Project. She has also worked as an actress in theatre, film and tv and co-founded London Comedy Impro venue, The Hurricane Club, which ran for 7 years. While her own albums favour her more eclectic/roots leanings, she is one of a handful of UK writers to achieve success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have recorded her songs, including Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail, notching up along the way a UK No 1, a US No 4 and Top10 hits in Italy, Germany and France. She has also composed for three BBC drama series and two films. Charlie released her 9th album, Dark Matter in 2017 and is currently touring the UK with long-time collaborater Julian Littman. She still enjoys writing for and with other artists and also mentors emerging songwriters when she's not touring. 'A songwriter of exceptional talentwhat singles Dore out from the rest is her lyrics. One of the UK's most original talents.' - Rock&Reel JACK HENDERSON There's an ageless quality to Jack Henderson's songwriting, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's wittier moments, or even early Tom Waits in his barfly-poet persona' - Clash Magazine 'Henderson is a crooner and a rocker, a romantic and a raconteur singing dark, moody songs' - Maverick Henderson has the travelled air of a Jack Kerouac: born in Scotland, brought up in Portsmouth and London before heading west. As well as performing his own material during his years in the States Henderson toured and recorded extensively with Americana band Over The Rhine, rootsy Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah Mclachlan and Ron Sexsmith. Henderson's latest studio album, This Daring Light, was recorded in New York with Patti Smith's producer and bass player, Tony Shanahan and features contributions from Marc Ribot, (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow). However, as Jack is keen to point out - 'The most important thing remains the song. That's what has to stand up. If it doesn't everything else is a waste of time'. BLAIR DUNLOP Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep's and toured widely around the globe.  All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes.  His third album 'Gilded' was released in May 2016 on his own label Gilded Wings and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases ('The Egoist' and '356') both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt.  Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album 'House Of Jacks' in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut 'Blight and Blossom' (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award).  Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain's most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the 'House Of Jacks' proves Blair is 'an increasingly adventurous songwriter', Uncut reviewed it as 'thoughtful and exploratory', The Independent on Sunday described it as 'fluent, lamentory and accomplished' while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is 'an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go The busy crowdis testament to Dunlop's talents.  Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary.  He's determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction - THE INDEPENDENT - Live review 2014

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Sarah Mcquaid

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved, writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid's fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah's also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever, wrote The Huffington Post. Born in Madrid (to a Spanish father and an American mother), raised in Chicago and now living in Cornwall, Sarah McQuaid was taught piano and guitar by her folk-singing mother and from the age of twelve was embarking on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Children's Choir. She moved to Ireland in 1994, working as a music journalist and magazine editor. In 2007, she re-released her 1997 debut solo album, When Two Lovers Meet, and launched her solo career with a performance on Irish national television. Recently dubbed guitar queen by one festival organiser, Sarah is also known for her use of the DADGAD tuning. She is the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists, with a follow-­‐up book on the way that will focus on DADGAD song accompaniment. She regularly presents workshops on the DADGAD tuning (as well as on songwriting, tour booking and more) at festivals, music schools and venues around the globe. Sarah was just fantastic, she had a sold out audience captivated from start to finish at Ards Arts Centre, Co. Down. A beautiful voice and technically accomplished player. Emily Crawford, Ards Arts Centre, Northern Ireland

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self- penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. "It's lovely stuff" Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 "Something of enormous promise" Songlines "Talented and poetic triumvirate" - R2 www.aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

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Robb Johnson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the best songwriters working in this country today. Robb's songs range from the political to the nostalgic to the romantic to the hilarious. He's a superb live performer too. He is currently working on a new project "Ordinary Giants" about his father and the generation who came home from World War Two to build the welfare state. We're looking forward to hearing a few songs from the project and maybe even meeting a special guest 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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Robb Johnson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the best songwriters working in this country today. Robb's songs range from the political to the nostalgic to the romantic to the hilarious. He's a superb live performer too. He is currently working on a new project "Ordinary Giants" about his father and the generation who came home from World War Two to build the welfare state. We're looking forward to hearing a few songs from the project and maybe even meeting a special guest 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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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker + Support

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

In 2018 Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker will be performing less often as an acoustic duo while concentrating on a larger ensemble sound. We're delighted to welcome them back to TwickFolk (though when they appeared previously we had to abandon Twickenham for Brentford due to a rugby international) Josienne & Ben began their musical partnership in 2010 with the release of Our Light Is Gone, a delicately arranged and deeply melancholic set that recalled folk icons like Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, and Joni Mitchell. Though that album was credited to Clarke alone, it served to introduce Walker as her collaborator, arranger, and accompanist. With 2012's Homemade Heartache EP, the now evenly billed duo established themselves in the U.K. folk scene, drawing critical praise and earning the Isambard Folk Award and the FATEA Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Fire & Fortune, their debut album, arrived in 2013, followed by more accolades for their mix of originals and traditional fare that also mixed in tones of Americana and classical. Arriving in 2014, the chamber folk offering Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour shone further light on Walker's rich arrangements and Clarke's sweet, bell-like vocals. In 2016, the duo signed with Rough Trade, which quickly issued Through the Clouds, an EP that introduced subtle textures into the duo's sound. The EP also acted as a teaser for their fourth LP, Overnight, which appeared in October of that year. In Ocober they released an EP 'Birds' which is descibed as "deliberately dark, melancholic and ever so slightly sinister in places...."

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker + Support

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

In 2018 Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker will be performing less often as an acoustic duo while concentrating on a larger ensemble sound. We're delighted to welcome them back to TwickFolk (though when they appeared previously we had to abandon Twickenham for Brentford due to a rugby international) Josienne & Ben began their musical partnership in 2010 with the release of Our Light Is Gone, a delicately arranged and deeply melancholic set that recalled folk icons like Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, and Joni Mitchell. Though that album was credited to Clarke alone, it served to introduce Walker as her collaborator, arranger, and accompanist. With 2012's Homemade Heartache EP, the now evenly billed duo established themselves in the U.K. folk scene, drawing critical praise and earning the Isambard Folk Award and the FATEA Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Fire & Fortune, their debut album, arrived in 2013, followed by more accolades for their mix of originals and traditional fare that also mixed in tones of Americana and classical. Arriving in 2014, the chamber folk offering Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour shone further light on Walker's rich arrangements and Clarke's sweet, bell-like vocals. In 2016, the duo signed with Rough Trade, which quickly issued Through the Clouds, an EP that introduced subtle textures into the duo's sound. The EP also acted as a teaser for their fourth LP, Overnight, which appeared in October of that year. In Ocober they released an EP 'Birds' which is descibed as "deliberately dark, melancholic and ever so slightly sinister in places...."

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Lach

on Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at Oxford The Cellar 7:30pm

Lach has been called New York's living legend by Time Out London as well as "The roots of modern songwriting: Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, The New York Dolls, Nick Drake and Lach!" High praise indeed but not uncommon for the founder of Antifolk, the international phenomenon that's been cited as a main inspiration for such acts as Beck, Regina Spektor, Laura Marling and hundreds of others.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

After the resounding success of their residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees THE MAGIC NUMBERS' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts themselves, who sometimes find themselves collaborating with their guests, injecting a spontaneous energy to the stage. The night's line up is always kept like a naughty little secret until the doors are opened. Last year featured some incredible songwriters, musicians and performers such as Kathryn Williams, McAlmont & Butler, Ren Harvieu, Emily Barker, David Kitt, Josh Kumra, David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Penelope Isles, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and many many more! There's nothing quite like this absolute Love In of a night... hence it's always a sold out event, so we recommend buying your tickets NOW! For more information about The Magic Numbers and their forthcoming album release, click here: https://themagicnumbers.pmstores.co/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

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Tyler Childers

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at Brighton Komedia 7:30pm

One Inch Badge presents Tyler Childers + Support Komedia (Studio) Monday 29th January £11adv 19:30

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John Ward Trio

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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John Ward Trio

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Red River Dialect

on Mon, 29 Jan 2018 at Nottingham Lee Rosy's 7:00pm

Nathaniel Mann 19.30 Red River Dialect 20.20 Curfew 22.00

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Aynsley Lister

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

With his hard hitting rhythms and guitar work reminiscent of a young Clapton, Lister is one of very few artists playing blues-infused rock with a modern edge - heartfelt, soul searching and full of fine song-writing played with both passion and vitality. Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as "Guitarist of the Year" in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio, Aynsley Lister is back on tour armed with his brand new studio album. This is a show not to be missed! An absolute masterclass in art of guitar playing with immense touch, technique and tone. - Nigel Foster Superb - The Times MARK PONTIN GROUP Mark Pontin is a genuine "triple threat". If he were solely a singer the new album from The Mark Pontin Group would stand head and shoulders above the pack on that strength alone. His effortless vocals can turn on a dime from gritty and raw to smooth and melodic, displaying enviable range without the strain and the kind of control and dynamics rarely seen in a blues/rock context. His abilities as a guitarist easily put him in the upper echelons of blues and rock players, in the UK or anywhere else for that matter. His beautifully nuanced playing, musicianly without over-indulgence, at times wrangles massive sounds from a Marshall amp, at others coaxes delicate harmonics from an acoustic guitar. As a songwriter, Mark displays the kind of versatility rarely seen within the often predictably rigid confines of the blues/rock scene and demonstrates how easily - when you know how - the genre can incorporate shades of jazz, funk, soul and pop music. In the short period since the release of their 2013 debut Days Of Destiny, The Mark Pontin Group established themselves firmly on the UK Blues/Rock scene. The Mark Pontin Group are never happier than when they are on the live stage utilising not only their remarkable individual talents but also great interplay and improvisation, with no two shows ever being the same. Obvious comparisons could be made to Cream or Hendrix though it could be said that MPGs abilities range further still, incorporating a rich variety of flavours into their own secret formula. Now, with their new album Textures it is clear that the bar for contemporary blues/rock has been raised and The Mark Pontin Group is a force to be reckoned with. JIMMY REGAL AND THE ROYALS A howlin' blues three piece - harmonica, guitar, drums modelled after acts on the Fat Possum label such as RL Burnside and T Model Ford and in the tradition of Hound Dog Taylor and the like. But we also throw in a good heap of Little Walter and New Orleans music, including Professor Longhair and James Booker, making for a unique mix. We've been featured in Blues in Britain and our debut CD, a mix of originals and covers, has been getting radio airplay on blues programmes around the country and the US. Our motto: Work all day for money, fight all night for love.

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Calum Stewart Quartet

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

A leading Uilleann Piper, Calum Stewart's powerful and lyrical playing style is rooted in the traditional music of his native northern Scotland. His distinct music voice has been developed through collaborations within the Scottish, Irish and Breton traditions. An astounding Uilleann Piper Music that runs as pure as a Highland stream. ACOUSTIC Magazine. Calum's Wooden Flute is endlessly expressive, with wondrously flexible intonation and a driving rhythmic style. Add flawless technique in three octaves, and a composing talent to boot: this is a rare and precious combination. Irish Music Magazine. Bright, forthright playing on the Uilleann Pipes and passionate mobility on the flute. Glasgow Sunday Herald. Prodigious flute playing. The Living Tradition.

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Martin Carthy

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed 'Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. Lifetime Achievement Award BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 "Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all" - Q Magazine "Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers." - The Telegraph This event is part of Independent Venue Week, 29th Jan to 4th Feb. Please note that this is a seated event, with seats unallocated (though all with a good view).

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The Local Presents Rm Hubbert

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

A firm favourite in close quarters. Hubby starts his 2018 with a wee show for Independent Venue Week. Expect beautiful acoustic instrumentals with savage, acerbic wit and lovely folk songs too. 'A gracious and spellbinding thing' Q 4/5 'Emotionally gripping' Mojo 4/5 'Technically dazzling and deeply moving' Uncut 4/5 'Hubbert's a hell of a guitarist' Daily Express 4/5 'His unique guitar playing shines brightest' Is This Music 5/5 'Mesmeric' The Guardian 'A revitalising downpour' The Wire 'Alluring, enigmatic' The Scotsman

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Brigid Kaelin And Steve Cooley

on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at Cirencester The Vaults 7:30am

Multi-instrumentalist Brigid Kaelin has been a guest on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, was a semi-finalist on Nashville Star, has played accordion, musical saw, and sung with Elvis Costello many times, tours Europe at least once a year, yet remains a staple performer and utility player in the Louisville music scene. Her new album, Those Who Drift Away, is a "rollicking ride through folk history." Brigid also writes the blog, The Red Accordion Diaries, where she overshares her adventures in music, travel, whisky, and motherhood. Louisville, Kentucky, is home ... for now. This will be Brigid's 7th UK tour, though she has also toured there playing accordion for Adam Holmes & the Embers and Kirsty McGee and even Elvis Costello. Touring as a duo with Steve Cooley, Brigid will be in the UK in support of THOSE WHO DRIFT AWAY, Brigid's 3rd full-length album, produced and recorded by Steve on his houseboat on the banks of the Ohio River. About Steve Cooley: Steve has toured with The Dillards, the Cumberlands, the Bluegrass Alliance, and many others (even Bill Monroe!). He's appeared on the Grand Ol' Opry and Hee Haw, has performed for five US Presidents and the Prince of Wales, and has sat in with bands ranging from Phish to Dolly Parton.

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Swarb! It Suits Him Well. Official Tribute Tour

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Megson

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Manchester St Paul's Church Withington 7:00pm

M E G S O N '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 Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed. said The Guardian. Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as One of the top albums of 2016.. And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing & recording award winning music for SHOW OF HANDS, KELLY OLIVER, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, SAM KELLY & THE YOUNG'UNS.

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Sadie Jemmett - Album Launch

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Sadie Jemmett Live At The Green Note Back in July 2017 British singer-songwriter Sadie Jemmett played one of her favourite London venues The Green Note in Camden. It was a hot summer night and Sadie played an electrifying gig to a packed and appreciative audience, showcasing new songs from her next studio album as well as favourites from her last two albums, The Blacksmith's Girl (2013) and London Love Songs (2015). For those that missed her concert in July, Sadie recorded her set and will release Sadie Jemmett Live at The Green Note with a very special return to the London venue on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Apart from select shows and festival appearances, Sadie has been busy in her home studio for most of 2017 writing material for her new album, theatre and film. The live album launch night promises to be a wonderful return to The Green Note and the start of a busy period for Sadie and early booking is highly recommended.

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Johnny Dowd And Melle De Boer

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

If two people mine the same territory long enough, they'll eventually meet. Johnny Dowd and Melle de Boer have been digging deep into the human soul for a long time. Like Orpheus, they go to the underworld and make beautiful songs about their journeys. Now their journeys are coming together in a collaborative performance. They will tour the Benelux and the UK as a double bill in January and February 2018. They'll play their songsold songs, new songs. It won't be a sleepy singer-songwriter night. It will be electric, chaotic, hard and ugly, soft and beautiful. They'll combine their individual stories to provide a new, unforgettable, and unique performance. They'll each do a set of their own songs, then together they will perform a set of traditional songs interpreted in an unconventional way. Behind the music will be visualsdrawings, photos.

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Lucy Farrell

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who've been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience while adhering to the great Shirley Collins' adage that in folk music the singer should never get in the way of the song.

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Teddy Thompson

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Son of legendary folk musicians Linda and Richard Thompson, Teddy is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently attracted critical praise. His music is part folk and part pop. The New York Times calls his work beautifully finessed. Teddy released his first, self titled album in 2000. In 2002, Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced. In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared one of this year's best by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK's pop charts. A fifth album, Bella, was released February 2011 to much acclaim and led to touring the world with Elton John among other things. In 2014 Thompson gathered his musical clan to release Family, one of the folk records of the year which garnered a multi page, in depth piece from The New York Times. This is an unusual opportunity to hear Teddy Thompson perform in a small venue. Teddy Thompson Wednesday 31 January 2018, 1930 £15 advance / £17 on the door Tickets from marinetheatre.com or TIC on 01297 442138 Booking Fee May Apply

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Jim Causley

on Wed, 31 Jan 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. During the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show 'Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains' and was asked to perform his song about Dartmoor tin mining 'Pride of the Moor' on BBC TV's Countryfile - Dartmoor Special.

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Devines At The Harrison

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

DEVINES play an intimate show in the Basement at the wonderful Harrison, near Kingscross, London

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Eduardo Niebla

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

If you don't know the stunning guitar playing of Eduardo Niebla, you're in for a treat. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers; brilliant flamenco jazz fusion, full of passion and verve.

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Songdog

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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 (drums/accordion) and Jasper Salmon (violin). Songdog's latest album "Joy Street" has four star reviews from Mojo, Maverick and the Mirror as well as a 9/10 from Americana UK amongst others. Best described as "folk noir" Songdog make powerful emotional music that cuts to the heart like no other band. "Dylan Thomas meets Ray Davies backed by The Waterboys" - Uncut.

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Clive Carroll

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A welcome return by this virtuoso acoustic guitarist with his joyfully eclectic repertoire: everything from 16th century lute music to jazz standards, delta blues, Irish reels and his own ground-breaking compositions, and with his main instrument a Ralph Bown model made right here in York! NOTE that instead of floor singers tonight we have a support set by touring American duo, songwriter Brigid Kaelin & banjo legend Steve Cooley.

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Clive Carroll

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A welcome return by this virtuoso acoustic guitarist with his joyfully eclectic repertoire: everything from 16th century lute music to jazz standards, delta blues, Irish reels and his own ground-breaking compositions, and with his main instrument a Ralph Bown model made right here in York! NOTE that instead of floor singers tonight we have a support set by touring American duo, songwriter Brigid Kaelin & banjo legend Steve Cooley.

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Marie Danielle

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Harrisburg, PA who now calls the road home after a few years each in NYC and LA. Her dark and clever songwriting connects to audiences with its naked honesty about love, loss and addiction. Within a year of her first live show, Marie was touring throughout the US and Europe. Before her debut record was even released, her song 'One of My Kind' was featured on an episode of Showtime's series 'Billions.' Marie had played her songs in private until a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship lent her the courage to reach out to an artist she greatly admires, Simone Felice. Marie sent her demos to this founding member of the internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based Felice Brothers, whose seminal self-titled album remains one of the most influential works of this century's indie folk revival. Simone and Marie started a cross country collaboration when he recognized the magic of her track 'Tinseltown'. Soon after, Marie and her friend Christian Wargo, of the folk band Fleet Foxes, left LA for Woodstock, NY to begin recording with Simone and his production partner David Baron. What started as an EP grew into a full-length record Hustler, featuring Felice, Wargo and even the original lineup of The Felice Brothers who back Marie up for the first single 'Soldier', a travelling song to which they lend their swagger. Hustler, which has been called 'Intoxicating' (AXS.com) and 'Spectacular' (Ear to The Ground Music) also includes a cinematic cover of Conor Oberst's 'White Shoes'. Hustler got people paying attention. Marie is currently recording her second album at Matt Patton's (Drive-By Truckers, Dexateens) Dial Back Sound. She is working closely with co-owner Bronson Tew who will co-produce the album with Marie. The forthcoming release will be a departure in sound and style from her earlier work. Marie assembled a band using members from the Jackson, MS band Young Valley and the end result is something bigger and darker than Hustler. http://mariedaniellemusic.com/ soundcloud.com/marie_danielle https://www.facebook.com/MarieDanielleMusic/ twitter.com/marie_d_music https://www.instagram.com/mariedaniellemusic/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcObuUcA_sVxbjr38k_umcg/videos Alfredo Salvati Italian born, South American rooted storyteller based in London, singing to the world. Started his career trying to get some sound out of a cheap Magyar red guitar found in a second hand shop in a village South of Rome. Introduced to the great 60s and 70s international music by his mother, introduced to sophisticated Italian pop by his father, the result is a strange mix you might want to check out. Started studying music at 10 taking piano, guitar, singing and composing lessons at the local music school. Moved to London a few years ago to pursue a music career and to open up to new influences and sounds. In London he started a new singer songwriter project called Colourshop and together with his brother he released multiple albums and EP participated to festivals (Ventnor Festival, The Great Escape) and 2 UK Tours. He also has an extensive international experience having played in Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Belgium, France, Denmark, US while promoting his project. Thanks to the constant releases of new songs and fan engagement across the world he managed to reach more than 2 million plays on Spotify. The latest EP - Square One has been released the 1st of February 2017 on all main digital stores and in a limited signed number of physical copies. The EP contains the single Laura in double version (English and Spanish). Life is full of colours, pick yours. http://www.colourshopmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/colourshopmusic

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The Local Presents Lowpines, Swimming Bell, Fell

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at London Aces & Eights 7:00pm

Three of the finest at Aces and Eights in Independent Venue Week. The Local is proud to bring you this triple bill of excellence. Lowpines "...poised and mysterious as it contemplates oblivion." New York Times Swimming Bell "...charming and delightful, full of infectious melodies, shimmering harmonies and pungent, pulsing rhythms" Huffington Post Fell "...Beautiful, sheeny, witty, baroque popvery very special indeed." - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Don't miss it! 'In Silver Halides' The new album out 23rd February 2018 Lowpines is the recording name of British songwriter and producer Oli Deakin. Initially starting out as a series of lo-fi phone recordings, overdubbed with multiple layers of reverb-soaked instruments, Lowpines recordings quickly developed into several Eps, released on ltd edition cassette over the past few years. Having caught the ear of BBC DJs in the UK (inc Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq), receiving accolades in the press, and regularly soundtracking numerous US TV shows, the first full-length Lowpines record 'In Silver Halides' will be released on Adventure Club Records on Feb 23rd 2018. 'In Silver Halides' was written in rural England through the winter, and recording began the following spring, in a greenhouse, during an unseasonal heatwave. The heat and the bright sunlight made for intense recording sessions, interrupted by both equipment and artist regularly overheating. Songs filled with images of frozen landscapes, and isolation, took a new direction in the stifling heat. Opting to record with the doors and windows thrown open, much of the early demo recordings are filled with ambient noises of the surrounding countryside, echoing hauntingly through expansive reverb. Additional recording sessions took place in at Bella Union Studios in London, with in-house producer IggyB (The Duke Spirit, John Grant, Spiritualized). Oli's brother Jamie Deakin joined to record the drums, tracking the whole album in a day. Later on, flute parts were played by Jesse Chandler (Midlake/BNQT/Mercury Rev). Oli then took the recordings to Brooklyn where it was was mixed with Grammy award-winning producer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Rolling Stones). Outside of Lowpines, Oli Deakin has been involved in a number of other bands and recording projects in recent years. A long-term collaboration with Lyla Foy (WALL), includes her Sub Pop debut 'Mirrors The Sky' which he co-wrote/produced as well as new works in progress. He was a founder member of fuzz-pop band Bear Driver, and has done recent mixing and production work with Toothless, Germans, Swimming Bell and Dream Giant. Live dates 2018 Feb 1st Aces & Eights, London Feb 2nd Packhorse, Leeds www.lowpines.co.uk PRESS: "...poised and mysterious as it contemplates oblivion." New York Times a slow-burning torch song Q Magazine Tracks of the week "A remarkable sense of intimacy" Clash "Bona fide goosebump moments" TheLineOfBestFit "Stunning..." GoldFlakePaint "Stunning. Absolutely stunning" The Revue "Beautiful" Lauren Laverne BBC 6Music "joyous!" Steve Lamacq BBC 6Music "just gorgeous" Simon Raymonde Amazing Radio "Mesmerising" God Is In The TV ---------- SWIMMING BELL THE GOLDEN HEART Debut release from Brooklyn-based Swimming Bell co-produced by Oli Deakin (Lowpines) The Golden Heart is a personal, intimate affair punctuated by picturesque narratives and soulful performance. There is a timelessness about both the subject matter and delivery. ! The sort of voice that calls through the unfamiliar night and guides you back home. Swimming Bell is the solo project of Brooklyn-based folk singer Katie Schottland, who has spent the last two years playing in various bands. She began to write her own songs after she broke her foot in the fall of 2015. Katie learned some basic chords by printing out a chord sheet to learn to play Neil Young's Harvest Moon. Having had no musical training she approached writing melodies and progressions by ear, and with the intention to develop harmonies. The Golden Heart was recorded in London at the home studio of producer Oli Deakin, who writes and records his own work under the name Lowpines, and as producer has worked with Toothless, Lyla Foy, Germans Katie and Oli met in New York in the fall of 2016 and they immediately knew each other. After hearing some Lowpines music, the lo-fi, layered, and intricately hushed lyrics, Katie knew they'd work well together. Katie travelled to London in spring of 2017 and they began mapping out each song on guitar and voice, before adding layers of different instruments, vocals and ambient sounds. Katie played many of the instruments herself, looking to find a unique voice in the parts they came up with together. -------- Nicolas Burrows (formerly 'Glaciers') releases his debut album under the new pseudonymn F E L L, swapping a lo-fi approach for the studio treatment, working with producer Andy Ramsay (Stereolab), Jorgen Skjulstad (Center of the Universe) and Thomas Meidell (Metronomicon). Subtle and expansive arrangements full of understated guitars, shimmering organs and dark synths weave around Nicolas' distinctive vocals, reverberating with echoes of Timber Timbre, Villagers and Little Wings. An artist, illustrator and multi-instrumentalist, Nicolas hails from Blackpool but is currently based in East London. Developing an intimate and fragile live show and relentlessly writing and recording over the last ten years, 'There Still Are Mysteries' is his third album proper (the first as F E L L), and sees him intensifying a long-held lyrical focus on natural wonder & magic to create an undulating and lush 38 minutes of song: a perambulatory meditation on wonder, on not knowing, on magic, myth and mystery...

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George Boomsma Plays Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds. In the Summer of 2016, George released his debut self-titled album which he is touring through out the UK and Europe. He has just released his single 'Streets Paved With Gold' in run up to his second album 'Do Something With The Night' which shall be released February 16th 2018 He has supported artists such as 'Natty', 'The Travelling Band' and 'Skinny Lister', been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage. ************************************************************************************* Ridley Woof centres around dark, inventive, soulful pop, with sharp lyrics and an honest tone. A range of influences twist and turn their way through synthesisers, brass and percussion as you take in the rich sounds on offer. Combined with a wry wit, it sets out Ridley Woof as something very different indeed.

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The Blood Tub Orchestra

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 7:30pm

The Blood Tub Orchestra, unearth Victorian and Edwardian music gems from often long-forgotten artists, evolving the pieces for the 21st century whilst ensuring that the souls of the original works stay intact. The people involved in the group hold a track record that includes Transglobal Underground, Headbutt, the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, Echobelly, the Imagined Village, Project DARK, Furniture and more recently The London Dirthole Company.

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The Blood Tub Orchestra

on Thu, 1 Feb 2018 at Margate Tom Thumb Theatre 7:30pm

The Blood Tub Orchestra, unearth Victorian and Edwardian music gems from often long-forgotten artists, evolving the pieces for the 21st century whilst ensuring that the souls of the original works stay intact. The people involved in the group hold a track record that includes Transglobal Underground, Headbutt, the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, Echobelly, the Imagined Village, Project DARK, Furniture and more recently The London Dirthole Company.

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Kaia Kater

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

One of the youngest performers in the Canadian old-time and folk communities, this 22 year-old plays the banjo, dances, sings and has her own unique take on Appalachian and Canadian folk music. Kaia is an eclectic traditionalist, having quickly gained the attention as one of the most promising young performers in the North American folk world.

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Swarb! It Suits Him Well With Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson Band & Simon Swarbrick.

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Maldon Town Hall 8:00pm

SWARB! It Suits Him Well is a touring tribute by minstrel friends coming together to celebrate the great man and his music. His dear pals, Folk legend, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and the Reggae artist Jason Wilson and his band will be joined by fiddling protégé and nephew, Simon Swarbrick (plus some very special guests along the way). The evening will cover the legacy that is Swarb's immense catalogue: from his Folk traditions with Beryl Marriott to the BBC Radio Ballads (Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, A.L.L.Loyd), Ian Campbell Folk Group, to the groundbreaking duo of Carthy & Swarbrick, the golden years of Fairport Convention and work from his blazing red collaborations with the late Singer/Songwriter Alister Hulett. His last greatest musical adventure was with the sensational Canadian Jason Wilson Band, which produced two studio albums with Swarb. The latest 'Kailyard Tales' is a glorious finale between Wilson and Swarbrick in their full pomp and swagger and will be launched exclusively on this tour! Honoured to be hosting this in Maldon, organisers macTheatre invite you to be part of the Wake of all Wakes and a night to remember in salute to a national treasure: SWARB!

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Red Tail Ring

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. 'The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo.' American Roots UK. The Michigan-based band is fresh off their fourth full-length studio release, Fall Away Blues. Featuring new songwriting fused with old-time and country blues themes, the album tackles topical subjects such as gun violence and environmentalism as well as age-old questions of place and love. Red Tail Ring 'doesn't just pay homage to vintage folk and roots music: The Kalamazoo duo breathes new life into it, channelling the power and charm of seminal material into its own original songs.' John Sinkevics, LocalSpins.com Over seven years of touring, Red Tail Ring has performed their brand of acoustic roots all over the United States, travelled overseas to play in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, and has also appeared at some of the most notable festivals and venues that the US has to offer, such as The Ark, Club Passim, Caffe Lena, the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering, Wheatland Music Festival, and Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival. 'Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo seem to be so deep into the tradition that they are re-defining it' Amos Perrine, No Depression 'Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp share a reverence for vivid, authentic American art forms. They are both rustic and elegant, and they lift us into their sound.' Seth Bernard, Earthwork Music 'Red Tail Ring is re-imagining Americana music with pure soul and without pretension' Jay Lapp, The Steel Wheels

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Kent Duchaine

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

DuChaine has shared the stage with many of the greatest Bluesmen & Blueswomen including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. DuChaine plays an 83 year old National Steel guitar kitted out with extra heavy gauge strings to be able to cope with his powerful playing style.

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Megson

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

The husband-and-wife team of Stu and Debbie Hanna, known as Megson, are one of the successful curiosities of the British folk scene. She is a classically trained singer who plays piano, accordion and whistle, while he is a former prog-rocker who sings and plays guitar, mandolin and banjo. The duo hail from Teesside but are now ex-pats in Cambridgeshire. They have been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards three times and are double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards. Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create their truly unique brand of folk music, bringing an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. They have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship; their harmonisation and the purity of Debbie's voice make compelling listening. They have a melodic roots consciousness and a huge sense of individuality coupled with a good dollop of Northern humour. As fRoots magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem'.

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Simon Kempston

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Simon Kempston last played Ulverston Sports Club six years ago. I can't believe we have left it so long to get him back. In those six years Simon has developed a huge following in Germany and Switzerland. Simon Kempston himself is as unassuming as they come; he possesses a kind of laid back charisma and old school charm that entirely suit his style of music and underplays the genius that is his musical talent. It is clear that the guitar he plays has been with him all his life it is like an extension of his arm. The set he plays is a mixture of song, classical and instrumental music, and is entirely acoustic. Two guitars make an appearance, as do several knowing smiles as his audience laugh with his easy humour. His set is punctuated with openly honest stories of his life as an artist and the beautiful and varied inspirations for his songs. This is a show with more than just music. But the music at its heart is sensational in the most literal sense.

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Mark Harrison

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Mark Harrison Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. 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's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US Louis Brennan London based Dubliner Louis Brennan is a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition. His folk however aren't the field hands and travelling minstrels of yore but the repressed middle managers and ennui-ridden urbanites of late stage capitalism. They populate tales of bad sex, half-drunk commutes and interpersonal claustrophobia delivered in Brennan's cracked baritone, at times embarrassingly intimate, at times spuriously broad, peppered with pitch-black humour. Brennan has performed in many guises on many stages and is known for a live show that takes the listener on a journey, turning the mirror from himself onto the audience, commanding dynamics as if conducting an orchestra not standing alone with an acoustic guitar. Stage Times Mark Harrison 9.45-10.30 Louis Brennan 8.50-9.30 TBA 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here(2015) was fRoots magazine 'Album of the Year' and a MOJO 'Folk Album of the Year', with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey's fierce, authentic delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music with its roots firmly embedded in the genre's traditional, working-class heritage. The group have been widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past drawing unexpected parallels between then and now.

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Lucy Farrell

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Gillingham LV21 7:30pm

2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. And she's performing onboard LV21! As one fourth of The Furrow Collective, Lucy is the current recipient of the Best Group prize following the release of their widely acclaimed Wild Hog LP, earned during an immensely busy and creative time in which she contributed to the raved about return to form that was the Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band's Big Machine album and tour, and also saw her final shows with the Emily Portman Trio with whom she'd sung, sawed and played viola for many years. An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who've been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience while adhering to the great Shirley Collins' adage that in folk music the singer should never get in the way of the song. Lucy Farrell first enchanted fans of traditional music when she began performing as a duo with fellow Newcastle Folk Degree graduate Jonny Kearney. Invited to become the regular opening act for The Unthanks, Lucy & Jonny's blend of wry and lovelorn tales with exquisite interpretations of English, Scottish and American ballads saw them frequently outselling the headline act at the CD stall. As well as Lucy's fruitful partnership with singer and songwriter Emily Portman and the award winning harpist and singer Rachel Newton, she has also written, performed and recorded with numerous bands and projects including Dark Northumbrian, Gluepot, a star-studded live tribute to Norma Waterson, and also formed her own group Ogres. Although she's rejected the conventional career path, Lucy has become one of the most in demand musicians and vocalists on the young folk scene. Signed to the impressively visionary Hudson Records, Lucy Farrell has returned to the traditional folk songs that have remained at the heart of everything she's done. These are the ballads that inspire her own compositions, but in their own handed-down beauty and strangeness tell fantastical stories beyond our imaginations. And in her voice they bewitch anew. http://www.lucyfarrellmusic.com/ Support from Rachel Lowrie. Rachel takes her musical influences from urban folk and local stories she has picked up along the way. A touch of French chanson with a dash of Americana. http://www.rachellowrie.co.uk/

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Crh Music Presents - Willy Vlautin Words And Music

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Bristol Rough Trade 7:30pm

Willy Vlautin words and music - Willy will be playing songs from Richmond Fontaine, The Delines plus instrumentals featured on the new soundtrack from his new book 'Don't Skip Out on Me' The songs will be interspersed throughout with readings from his new book and a Q&A discussing his books, the new movie about to be released of his novel 'Lean on Pete' and the music. Dont Skip Out on Me is released on Feb 1st (Faber & Faber), there will be copies of it on sale on the night which Willy will be signing after the show along with two new albums on vinyl which are Richmond Fontaine and solo soundtracks to his books. He will be accompanied by David Murphy on pedal steel whom previously toured with Richmond Fontaine.

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Evening of wonderful music by the amazing Phil Beer

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Susto

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

Since SUSTO released their second album & I'm Fine Today back home in the States last year, thing's been happening in a fast pace for the band. The album got great reviews, the band has been touring relentlessly and they've done several big, nationwide TV-shows, and SUSTO are no longer local, South Caroline heroes anymore, but a band breaking big in the US. After supporting Band Of Horses across Europe last August they're finally ready for a European headline tour. SUSTO will be touring Europe between January and March: announced and on sale today!

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Latchepen

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Far from a carbon copy of the music of Django Reinhardt, LATCHEPEN (formerly Daj Dook) take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and form a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene. This is gypsy jazz pushed to its limits by 4 of the top musicians in the UK. Between them they have performed with most of the leading figures in the style all over the world at festivals such as Django Reinhardt Festival De Samois (France), Turin Jazz Festival (Italy), March Mancouche festival (UK), IGGf (UK), Cloughtober festival (Ireland). Kourosh Kanani-guitar Jeremie Coullon-Guitar Matt Holborn-violin Eleazar Spreafico-double bass

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden, and a regular at Village Concerts. Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was 16. Moving between rock, punk, pop and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitar player and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988 and began a long exploration into his own roots. 
Moving to Sweden in 2000, Cooper continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums. In 2012 they won 3 awards from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group, best album and best traditional track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the 3 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Cooper took the decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and has since been touring Europe extensively. His first solo album 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. His second album, 'Palace Of Tears' was released in September 2014. This visit to Village Concerts is part of his tour promoting his third album.

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden, and a regular at Village Concerts. Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was 16. Moving between rock, punk, pop and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitar player and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988 and began a long exploration into his own roots. 
Moving to Sweden in 2000, Cooper continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums. In 2012 they won 3 awards from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group, best album and best traditional track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the 3 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Cooper took the decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and has since been touring Europe extensively. His first solo album 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. His second album, 'Palace Of Tears' was released in September 2014. This visit to Village Concerts is part of his tour promoting his third album.

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Kris Dollimore

on Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international artists inc: The Godfathers, Dee Dee Ramone, The Damned, Del Amitri Adam Ant, Johnny Thunders & Roger Daltrey His last release, 'All Grown Up', was featured on the ' Paul Jones Show ' on BBC Radio 2. Support from the rather wonderful James Taplin and Mick Holmes

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Shake The Chains

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

With Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Hannah Martin & Tim Yates Eclectic and adventurous. A classy affair- The Guardian **** A remarkable and moving exploration of the common ground between folk music and the politics of protest- Folk Radio "Moving, pertinent, and a clear sign that the UK folk scene does retain a political impetus"- RnR magazine Shake the Chains is one of the most timely and exciting new music commissions of 2017. In a year of unprecedented political upheaval, an enviable cast of five of the best contemporary folk singer songwriters and musicians came together to explore and celebrate the role songs play in social change, resistance and protest.

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Christine Tobin - Pelt

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 7:00pm

Tobin leads her virtuosic musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana. The result is a rich and engaging collection with Tobin's trademark originality. The seed of the idea for setting Paul Muldoon's poems came when the pair were invited to collaborate and perform a piece at the Kilkenny Arts Festival back in 2011. Christine had long admired Muldoon's work and he was greatly impressed by her settings of WB Yeats. The texts chosen for the PELT collection are a mix of his poems and lyrics. For this Arts Council Of England UK tour, Tobin has assembled a stellar band which includes such seminal figures on the jazz scene as Gareth Lockrane & Phil Robson etc and which Peter Quinn described as 'a cast of players who are all perfectly attuned to Tobin's vision and artistry' in Jazzwise magazine. These special King's Place concerts will also feature a guest reading by the acclaimed, multi award winning Brooklyn poet Eva Salzman who has also collaborated with Christine on past projects. http://evasalzman.tumblr.com Christine Tobin voice and composer Richard Jones violin Kate Shortt cello & backing vocals Gareth Lockrane flutes Phil Robson guitar & electronics Steve Hamilton piano, keyboard & laptop Dave Whitford double & electric basses & Simon Lea drums Eva Salzman poetry reading

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Phil Beer At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music. He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their re-union Live at Nettlebed CD was released four years ago on the Talking Elephant label). He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards. Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's Poetic Justice. As a composer, Phil has written many numbers including the stunning instrumental The Falmouth Packet for SoH's album Witness.

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Rod Clements & Ian Thomson

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 7:15pm

Rod Clements is a founder & current member of North East folk rock legends LINDISFARNE, & wrote their instantly recognisable breakthrough hit Meet Me On The Corner for which he received an Ivor Novello award. Rod has worked with many prominent figures in the folk & roots world, including Ralph McTell (playing on Streets Of London), Bert Jansch, Michael Chapman, Rachel Harrington, Thea Gilmore to name but a few. More recently Rod has emerged as a compelling solo performer and respected slide guitarist. In 2015 Rod was invited to re-join the new Lindisfarne line up, which he now co-fronts with Dave Hull-Denholm. www.rodclements.com www.facebook.com/rodclementsmusic http://twitter.com/rod_clements That man can play, and he can sing, and he can write great songs Mike Harding An acoustic string masterclass... rich, complex style... mesmerising slide technique... Rod Clements is a pedigree performer who deserves to be placed at the pinnacle of the blues/folk music scene' - Simon Wilkinson, Halifax Courier

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Kent Duchaine

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

DuChaine has shared the stage with many of the greatest Bluesmen & Blueswomen including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. DuChaine plays an 83 year old National Steel guitar kitted out with extra heavy gauge strings to be able to cope with his powerful playing style.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career.  Boo wrote Radio Ballads for the BBC's Olympic and recent Child Migration series. Elsewhere new songs were commissioned for art galleries and museums, including the Beneath The Dark Cloth project at the Met in New York. There has been a huge array of writing and producing with both established and upcoming artists and 'passing something on' to budding writers via his much loved songwriting workshops. Boo spent three years writing a daily blog (http://boohewerdinesblogthing.blogspot.co.uk) which lead to podcast fun with that staff of The WORD (RIP) and invitations to join Radio broadcasts such as The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and a moment of personal satisfaction when his work was included in the radio round up Pick Of The Week on BBC Radio 4. A chance meeting with American guitarist Brooks Williams one snowy night in Ely lead the pair to form State Of The Union (a duo who's sound is simple, vibrant and alive, contemporary songs wrapped up in old time blues and country soul. State of The Union have recorded and released two albums and an EP, in quick succession, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard, the duo appeared on BBC1 TV Andrew Marr show performing their cover of Pet Shop Boys Rent.  Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing EP (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box!  This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London's Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. His every day continues to be full of music and he has waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that will feature on his new May 2016 released Born EP and forthcoming Swimming In Mercury album (due September 2nd on Reveal Records).  Hewerdine says... I felt like I had to wait for the right time to tell some old stories, working on the Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and finding the Open recordings took me back a little, each song a placed me in a memory. I soon realised I had to go further and revisit the time when I was first making music. Taking the bus down to Rough Trade in London with my demo tape Julia, playing cheap guitars with broken strings.  For Swimming In Mercury and Born I have used instruments I've not used for years. The process has been more akin to when I was starting out in an indie band. I used my father's old beat up piano and I wrote some songs with my son, Ben which was great. The lyrics came fast, I trusting my pen. "There was West Side Story A Minuteman was flying New elements half dying Catch 22 (The Year That I Was Born)  It blows my mind that I still have the opportunity to make music, that I have a voice and that there are people who want to hear and release it. Time is precious and this is the music that I needed to make. FIONA LEE, is an emerging singer-songwriter from Yorkshire (the bottom of my street to be more precise) with a compelling voice which belies her years. Her songs tell tales of teenage life with both innocent simplicity and impressively mature observations. Having taught herself to play guitar, she discovered her true voice at a local acoustic night; since then she has been performing her songs publicly at every opportunity.

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The Railsplitters

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

True North Music presents The Railsplitters, bringing their high energy brand of bluegrass all the way from Colorado, USA with top class instrumental playing and powerful female and male vocals. With influences including folk/roots, Americana, modern pop and rock & roll, as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs, The Railsplitters have received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for their songwriting talent, luminous vocals and exceptional musical range. Featuring banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, the band has spent much of the last few years on the road honing their craft, with three albums and two extensive UK tours under their belts. Though they operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band, The Railsplitters are making music totally unlimited by tradition. This is their first visit to Sheffield and is set to be a sensational Saturday night at The Greystones!

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Matt Woosey

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Matt Woosey

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

Claude will be on stage at 8:15 The Wee Gig is directly behind The Abington Store.

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Willy Vlautin

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Manchester St Michael's Church 7:30pm

We're delighted to be hosting the Manchester leg of Willy Vlautin's 'Words and Music' tour! For this special event, Willy Vlautin will be playing songs from Richmond Fontaine and The Delines, as well as instrumentals that are featured on the soundtrack from his new book Don't Skip Out on Me. He will be accompanied by David Murphy, who previously toured with Richmond Fontaine, on pedal steel. Willy will be reading from the book too with songs interspersed with a Q&A, discussing the books, his music and a new film adaptation of his novel Lean on Pete by British director Andrew Haigh. Vlautin's fifth novel, Don't Skip Out On Me is published on 1 February by Faber and Faber. Like his previous novel Northline it will have an accompanying soundtrack included with the book on CD but this time it is Richmond Fontaine playing on all the instrumental tracks. While the CD comes with the book, Décor Records will be releasing the album on vinyl as well as a vinyl and CD release of the previous Willy Vlautin soundtrack to Northline. There will be copies of the new book available to buy on the night, which Willy will be signing after the show, along with vinyl copies of both albums. 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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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 7:00pm

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She travelled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney's been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter. With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to the Northwest in 2011 to record her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists' songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour's end, though, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take. It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realising the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her and other's art and identity. Courtney will take it from there: While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends, and life in the states. That's where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life. My first true growing pains as a woman. That's why in a sense; I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits. And wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the states, I started to bartend at a small town tavern. I was home for a while, and needed to post up while rehearsing with the band for the record. At the tavern, I felt I could truly empathise with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that tavern definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the musician girl. They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 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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Blair Dunlop

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

Blair last played at Acoustic Roots Wigan in December 2016 and we are excited to announce, he is back to kick off the Acoustic Roots 2018 season. Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep's and toured widely around the globe. All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album 'Gilded' was released in May 2016 on his own label Gilded Wings and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases ('The Egoist' and '356') both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt. Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album 'House Of Jacks' in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut 'Blight and Blossom' (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain's most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the 'House Of Jacks' proves Blair is 'an increasingly adventurous songwriter', Uncut reviewed it as 'thoughtful and exploratory', The Independent on Sunday described it as 'fluent, lamentory and accomplished' while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is 'an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go'. The busy crowdis testament to Dunlop's talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He's determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction THE INDEPENDENT Live review The evening will be opened by Susie Jones who is also returning to Acoustic Roots. An eveing not to be missed.........

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Blue Rose Code - The Ballads Of Peckham Rye **fan Show**

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Edinburgh Victoria Park House 7:45pm

For one night only, for fans only, Blue Rose Code will be coming home to Leith to perform breakthrough album, 'The Ballads Of Peckham Rye', in sequence in the most intimate of settings. Limited tickets available.

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Papa Truck

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Papa Truck is a popular bluegrass band who have been performing together for over 10 years. They have recorded three albums, 'Papa Truck', 'Stand Out Of The Shade' and 'Further Down The Road' which has just been released. They have taken American Bluegrass music and added their own British spin and individual influences to make what they call "British Bluegrass". Proud to be a band that perform original music they have played in both the local area and abroad, performing at Bluegrass and other music venues and festivals around the UK.

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Deep Cabaret

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

DEEP CABARET is a thing of riffs and drones. And what drones! Hurdies, bagpipes, bass clarinets, cellos and the beguilingly unsettling harmonics of overtone singing. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched dronesongs; fulsomely romantic and coruscatingly edgy. With mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all "pickled in the juices of the peat." Audiences say "Gorgeous and stirring", "Wonderful and invigorating"!

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The Willows - New Mills Festival Fundraiser

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at New Mills St George's Church 7:00pm

The Willows a folk band hailing from Cambridge, UK. straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way Mike Harding Folk Show "...Absolutely gorgeous sound, a lovely album..." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "... a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... "Maverick Magazine "outstanding!" The Telegraph, With stories at the heart of the music and the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. Doors 7pm, on stage 7.45pm.

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The Willows - New Mills Festival Fundraiser

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at New Mills St George's Church 7:00pm

The Willows a folk band hailing from Cambridge, UK. straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way Mike Harding Folk Show "...Absolutely gorgeous sound, a lovely album..." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "... a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... "Maverick Magazine "outstanding!" The Telegraph, With stories at the heart of the music and the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. Doors 7pm, on stage 7.45pm.

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Mark Harrison

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

the inimitable Mark Harrison graces our stage again, this time down at the quays. support from Banjo Jen. Day two of our celebratory weekend heralding in a season of intimate gigs.

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Forest Of Fools - Independent Venue Week 2018

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at Northampton The Lab. 7:00pm

We are proud to host this incredible line-up of folk/hip-hop/world music fusion as part of Independent Venue Week 2018. You will see more instruments at this event than you can possibly count and it's highly likely you will dance until your happy feet bleed. forest of fools, Ginhouse Gypsies and Hibword live, (see details below), plus Analogue Anonymous DJs playing an eclectic mix of magic upstairs in the heavens. forest of fools fuse In the blink of an eye, you'll be whisked from the courtyards of Medieval England, to an underground warehouse party. 180 BPM D&B and Jungle Drum sections masterfully interlaced with African Percussion set the tempo for a high-energy supernova of effects-laden trance-folk Melodeon and psychedelic Lead Guitar. Harmonious funk-laced Bass Guitar sits alongside didge-inspired, multi-phonic Sousaphone Brass to create a sub-bass frenzy with serious groove. The resulting composition is as ground-breaking as it is sonically beautiful; a true musical odyssey for the 21st Century. https://www.facebook.com/forestoffools/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y7QW-n6f9w Ginhouse Gypsies - Seductive, sensual and diverse. The Ginhouse Gypsies are a gypsy, jazz, blues collective from Northampton. SIx uniquely talented musicians bring different influences from around the globe - Spanish guitar, Balkan melodies and African rhythms - to create a live performance which leads the audience through the folk traditions of the world. Fronting the Gypsies are the trio of female musicians who bring the stage alive with three-piece harmony and contemporary and tribal belly dance, hypnotising the audience with tales of suppression, passion, anxiety, adventure, old love, new love and late-night gin-houses. https://www.facebook.com/TheGinhouseGypsies/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7225Af-NJpc HibWord Solo female beatbox, spoken word fused with delicate dreamscape arrangements. Talent as far and wide as the River Nile.

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Flamenco Express At The Red Hedgehog With Victor Fernández

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London The Red Hedgehog 7:30pm

Flamenco Express presents a handful of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - with 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the raw vocal power of Antonio el Pola, and the welcome return of Victor Fernández, hot from the Grenada scene. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Victor Fernández The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8teeg7a5H8 Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Flamenco Express Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine "Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." Dance Europe "This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco's roots." King's Lynn News "..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement." South Wales Evening Post. "Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away." Harlow Star

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Flamenco Express At The Red Hedgehog With Victor Fernández

on Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at London The Red Hedgehog 7:30pm

Flamenco Express presents a handful of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - with 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the raw vocal power of Antonio el Pola, and the welcome return of Victor Fernández, hot from the Grenada scene. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Victor Fernández The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8teeg7a5H8 Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Flamenco Express Reviews "Unlike some of the splashy and slightly pretentious star-name shows at the Sadler's festival flamenco last month, this performance is totally direct; it's immediate, involving and completely beguiling." Exeunt Magazine "Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." Dance Europe "This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco's roots." King's Lynn News "..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement." South Wales Evening Post. "Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away." Harlow Star

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The Hut People

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Hut People

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Ashley Hutchings & Ruth Angell

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Scottish traditional music at it's best ! 'The Tannies' celebrate their 50th anniversary - half a century of taking their often raucous blend of highland pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar to all corners of the globe ! Doors 7pm, onstage 7.30pm Seating unreserved. Licensed bar.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Scottish traditional music at it's best ! 'The Tannies' celebrate their 50th anniversary - half a century of taking their often raucous blend of highland pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar to all corners of the globe ! Doors 7pm, onstage 7.30pm Seating unreserved. Licensed bar.

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Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Lynne and Pat are well known around the Essex and Hertfordshire folk scene, and far beyond. Lovely harmony singing on material that ranges from the biggest ballad to the silliest ditty, this is always a ball. Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles (including swanee, policeman's and referee's), list a spoons workshop in their hall of fame, and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it. They both agree, however, that their voices are their most important instruments. Their resulting style is a unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a humour which takes their audience on a roller-coaster ride - "everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony. 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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Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Lynne and Pat are well known around the Essex and Hertfordshire folk scene, and far beyond. Lovely harmony singing on material that ranges from the biggest ballad to the silliest ditty, this is always a ball. Between them they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles (including swanee, policeman's and referee's), list a spoons workshop in their hall of fame, and are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing when a song requires it. They both agree, however, that their voices are their most important instruments. Their resulting style is a unique blend of stunning song and harmony, and a humour which takes their audience on a roller-coaster ride - "everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony. 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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Charlie Dore And Julian Littman

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Award-winning writer and justifiably so. Charlie's songs have an emotional depth and more astute, poignant and melodic material you'll not hear. Julian is Steeleye Span's guitar player and this long-standing partnership is intuitive and well-honed. Bothy debut. Yes, she is THE SAME Charlie Dore from late '70s TOTP!

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Hughie Jones

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A seminal influence on all of us in his guise as a Spinner. His group had probably the widest appeal of any UK Folk revivalist outfit and what's wrong about being popular!? It's where so many of us came in. Traditional and modern songs and much maritime material.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Guildford The Keep 7:00pm

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

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Demented Are Go

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:00pm

Demented Are Go (DAG aka Demented Are Go!) are a Welsh psychobilly band that was formed around 1982 in Cardiff. They were one of the earliest in the initial wave of bands to mix punk rock with rockabilly, and as a result, are considered to be highly influential to the psychobilly scene.

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 2:00pm

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 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

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Ben De La Cour

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What happens when the unstoppable force of our dreams meets the immovable object of reality? BEN DE LA COUR knows. And if he doesn't, he's hell bent on trying to find out. Born in London and raised in Brooklyn, where he was playing New York City dives with his brother a full decade before he could legally drink, Ben de la Cour grew up listening to his parent's diverse record collection full of everything from the Bob Dylan and The Everly Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jimi Hendrix. While music was always been his thing, school wasn't, and after getting kicked out of several high schools for various transgressions, de la Cour did his formative education a favor and dropped out to become a boxer. After five years of being a human punching bag, de la Cour went to Havana at the ripe old age of nineteen to train with members of the Cuban national before it eventually became clear to him that there are only so many blows to the head you can take. He packed up and headed to London with his brother in search of a different kind of hard knocks, reviving the metal band they formed so many years earlier. They lived in a van and toured around the United Kingdom and Europe, but all the while de la Cour was listening and taking notes from folk heroes like Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne and The Band. After an especially disastrous tour was cancelled when the bassist's arm was broken in a drunken fight, de la Cour traded in the hesher life for a quieter and more introspective brand of songwriting, returning to the States with a head full of softer, bruised, but no less intense acoustic songs. Following a short stint in Los Angeles where he released Under A Wasted Moon in 2010, which BBC Radio called brilliant", de la Cour passed through New Orleans, fell in love, and decided to stay. He would spend the next half-decade in The City That Care Forgot, playing and writing songs inspired by its emotional weight. In 2011 he released Ghost Light, which spotlighted his talent as a songwriter and received rave reviews in No Depression and other publications, with one journalist dubbing him a vitriolic Leonard Cohen. However, after a chance meeting with a successful Nashville songwriter in a French Quarter dive bar, de la Cour felt compelled to keep on moving. Ben recalls, "he told me that I might have something, but if I was ever going to do anything with it I had to get the hell out of New Orleans. I guess I've always been pretty impressionable." Yet again, de la Cour packed his things, this time headed to Nashville where he crashed on friend's couches and worked as a doorman in East Nashville until finding his footing in the local songwriter scene. His third album Midnight in Havana came out in 2016 on Flour Sack Cape Records and was met with critical acclaim from outlets like Red Line Roots, Nashville Scene, No Depression and The Huffington Post. That same year he won the prestigious New Folk Competition at the 2016 Kerrville Folk Festival. Reality at this point was beginning to feel a little less immovable. The important thing to know about Ben de la Cour is that, despite the over-worn use of the phrase, he is a storyteller. "I like stories that are specific and I don't like them to be preachy. If I think I'm being preached to or if there's an agenda at play - I'm out of there. I think a lot of people feel the same, either consciously or subconsciously. When I say I think this album is about dissolution, I mean it on the super local, individual level. Almost all the songs are about people who feel lost in the world. How do we cope with this feeling of being lost and unmoored? What happens to relationships when they fall apart? What happens when the unstoppable force of our dreams meets the immovable object of reality? Well, what usually happens is that it turns out our dreams aren't quite as unstoppable as we once thought! That's the sweet spot." That perspective is apparent on his fourth and newest studio album. Set for release XX XX, 2018, The High Cost of Living Strange is comprised of eight new tracks following de la Cour's self-proclaimed Americanoir style; weaving complex, mysterious and sometimes shocking storylines with a unique blend of instrumental backing and the occasional glimpse of gallows humor. Like his lyrical attention to detail, de la Cour has a veracious studio ideology. When he started recording at Greenland Studios in East Nashville with Joseph Lekkas, they recorded mostly live - minimal overdubs, no headphones, one room, and just a couple of days. "I'm like a bargain basement Cowboy Jack Clement!" jokes Ben. Joining him in the studio was Jimmy Sullivan (bass, vocals), Erin Nelson (drums, but no cymbals), Billy Contreras (fiddle), Jeff Lisenby (accordion). Becky Warren and his wife Collins de la Cour both contribute backup vocals. One thing Ben de la Cour did want The High Cost of Living Strange to do was to sound human. Some of his most introspective lyrics are found in songs like Face Down Penny and Company Town, which he wrote while on the road. When you're touring you do a lot of driving and you really get to see the way that corporations exert influence over every facet of American life... that's the world we're living in now. We have this illusion of control and freedom but in actuality, for the most part we're all living in a company town. Listeners hoping for some of de la Cour's more terrifying tales need look no further than "Tupelo, a claustrophobic and hypnotic homicidal stomp inspired by a chance late night meeting. "There's an older lady in East Nashville who always needs a ride, and I've picked her up a few times. One time I got to thinking; there are only two types of people in the world - people that pick up a hitchhiker and think of all the ways they could kill or be killed by that person... and liars. "Dixie Crystals" is a scorched earth tale of methamphetamine addiction set against an unforgiving southern hellscape, while "Uncle Boudreaux Went to Texas and "Guy Clark's Fiddle" are beautiful narratives about broken-hearted dreamers waking up in a world they never felt like they belonged in, but are still doing their best to love anyway. What each of the eight songs have in common is the sense of searching for beauty and meaning in dissolution - the realness of things falling apart, feeling lost, the limits of reality... The High Cost of Living Strange may seem bleak, but never self-consciously so, and there is enough humor and hope in even the bleakest moments to tell us what we all need to hear sometimes; it's okay to be human. At least until a better alternative comes along. ------------------------------------------------- Gruff but well-read, quiet but dancing circles on one heel in the kitchen, Ben de la Cour is the enigma, the lone picker, the troubadour, the drifter, the one man band. He is a revitalizing force." (American Music Project) Ben de la Cour's songs are brimming with urgent authenticity. There is thematic hardness and vulnerability throughout, but what distinguishes de la Cour is is the raw humanity of his delivery and the potency of his way with words. (No Depression)

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Courtney Marie Andrews - Matinee Show

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at Guildford The Keep 3:30pm

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class Only

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The night runs like this: Doors 5.45pm Tango Class: 6-7pm. Food: 7-9pm Live music: 8pm onwards! The TangoConnect philosophy: Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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Tango At Jamboree: Concert-only Ticket

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The night runs like this: Doors 5.45pm Tango Class: 6-7pm. Food: 7-9pm Live music: 8pm onwards! The TangoConnect philosophy: Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class + Concert Ticket

on Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. The night runs like this: Doors 5.45pm Tango Class: 6-7pm. Food: 7-9pm Live music: 8pm onwards! The TangoConnect philosophy: Argentine Tango is firstly about connection. It is a dance, sure! But it is also a way to speak silently and tell your partner stories about yourself and your life, using your body rather than your voice. ?Let us connect you, and show you how to speak this deep and beautiful passionate language. We give you the words and the structure, so that you can become for the dance floor what a poet is for the paper.

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Geoff Lakeman

on Mon, 5 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, has been described as " A stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty." He's the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians.They began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mum, Joy. Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/ 30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically. 2017 sees the release of Geoff's debut album 'After All These Years'. With a stellar line up of musical family and friends it showcases his talents perfectly and illustrates the high regard and affection in which he is held. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW played "Tie 'Em Up'" and said "I love that track. He manages the neat trick of writing a new song that sounds as if it could have existed for 100 years." MIKE HARDING SHOW : Pure class... a line-up to die for...great chorus singing." DAILY MIRROR - 4-star review. "Big-hearted excellence. Bravo! Family and friends, including star turns Nic Jones, Seth and daughter-in-law Cara Dillon come together under Geoff's command for traditionals and stand-out originals from Lakeman himself." SONGLINES magazine:"After All These years'" is a heartfelt and joyful encapsulation of Geoff Lakeman's hopes, fears, loves and concerns."

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Sarah Mcquaid

on Mon, 5 Feb 2018 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer / songwriter Sarah McQuaid. With a voice variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate and an engaging rapport which has won over audiences, reviewers and fellow artists, Sarah has already won a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Ards International Guitar Festival in N Ireland. After meeting guitar legend Michael Chapman at a festival, he offered to produce her fifth solo album ' If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous' and writes "The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved". Can't ask for more than that, really. And I can't say more than I was exceedingly happy when Sarah contacted, at Michael's recommendation, to ask to play The Greys on her album tour. Sarah McQuaid has emerged from 'relative obscurity' (The Big Takeover) and an under-the-radar (The Vinyl District) profile. This album, on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar, changes that. Sarah's 'world class talent... burns with a brilliant allure' (Living Tradition) and I look forward to showcasing it right here. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift. The Huffington Post The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They're measured and tranquil but they're never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it's all lovely. R2/Rock 'n' Reel www.sarahmcquaid.com

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Pavey Ark

on Mon, 5 Feb 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Pavey Ark are an alternative acoustic band from Hull, the 2017 UK city of culture. Their sound is hard to define and hard to get out of your head. Finger picked guitar, atmospheric vocals and violins glide like migrating birds over melodic bass lines and complex percussion. A beautiful folk inspired sound that makes you wish you were gazing out to sea next to a bonfire of your worldly possessions.

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Mo Kenney Plays Cafe#9!!

on Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Background This is the year that Mo Kenney plugs in, quite literally. Known for her smooth vocals and fearless lyrics, the Canadian singer releases the fast-paced On The Roof, due December 8th, & taken from new album The Details. Mo has released two records with long-time producer and Canadian rock mentor Joel Plaskett since 2012. With her third album, Mo comes fully and completely into her own as an artist; she swaps her trademark acoustic guitar for a Fender Mustang, tracing her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. Support for the evening will be from James Ewan Tait, a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield. He frequently performs alone, and with a band. James has recently finished recording an eclectic four track EP with an array of musicians and contributors. Everything Loads All The Time Forever is in the process of being released. James is currently recording his second EP imminently, and is planning a tour.

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The Tannahil Weavers

on Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

In the late 18th and early 19th century Scotland was in a turmoil of change. Highlanders were being driven from their lands and into the burgeoning Lowland factory systems. This brought two quite distinct cultures together, the mystic Celtic culture of the North and the old Anglo/Scots culture of the Lowlands. They were married by the double barreled shotgun of necessity and the Industrial Revolution. But this forced union brought forth a cultural heritage which, thanks to people like Robert Burns and Robert Tannahill, outlasted the worst of the Industrial Revolution. It married the mystic beauty of the Celtic music to the coarse, brawling, but vitally human music, poetry and ballads of the Lowlands. It is precisely this strangely moving yet lustily stirring quality that the Tannahill Weavers have captured in their arrangements of the traditional music and songs of Scotland. All of their material is traditional, but as good musicians should, they have transformed it and brought it into the modern world, vitally alive and kicking.

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Tin Can Review Feat. Laura James + The Mining Co. + James Hodder

on Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tin Can Review is a weekly radio show broadcast on London's Resonance 104.4 FM and showcases the best in roots, folk and Americana music. This fundraiser event features performances from previous guests The Mining Co. and Laura James plus the show's host James Hodder. Laura James - a Cumbrian-born singer-songwriter, based in North London. Her first single 'The Water' was self-released in 2013 and has had extensive radio play including by Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, as well as BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Merseyside it was also picked up by BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson. Her latest single 'Rooftops' is also receiving critical acclaim and airplay. This Is Gorgeous - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 The Mining Co. -released their acclaimed sophomore album 'Mountain Fires' which was recorded in Spain with producer Paco Loco. Try to imagine Glen Campbell fronting the Handsome Family Pennyblackmusic It says a lot about Gallagher's talent as a writer that he's able to put out such a solid album so soon after his first offering. Americana UK James Hodder - London based troubadour whofuses Folk and Americana influences with bittersweet lyrics and storytelling on his debut album 'In The Beginning'. Song writing at its best! The abundance of singer-songwriters on the scene today requires a musician to rise above the crowd. James Hodder does that from the first line of his songs Doug Welch, BBC Radio Kent Folk

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The Mountain Firework Company

on Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at Shoreham-by-Sea Duke of Wellington 7:30pm

The Mountain Firework Company is an acoustic 5 piece based in Brighton, England. They came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre". ​​​ Simultaneously mournful and upbeat, The Mountain Firework Company's driving and melodic sound comes from an all acoustic string band line up of guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, double bass and drums. Taking the traditional bluegrass line-up in new directions, they incorporate country, folk, bluegrass and Americana within their sound. ​

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Ninebarrow

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; concert starts 8 pm

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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The Railsplitters

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Unconventional bluegrass from Boulder, Colorado. Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense. With their lush harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and non-conformist songwriting, The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.

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Mo Kenney

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- dizzying, powerful classic rock guitar sound draws you into Kenney's magnetism Stereogum An exciting blend of alternative/pop rock that feels both poetic and punky - Pop Matters New Zealand has Lorde the UK has Foxes and the U.S. has Lana Del ReyCanada's response to this trendis the irresistibly beautiful, Mo Kenney. - Mind Equals Blown With her third album, The Details, Mo Kenney traces her own strange, devastating, and ultimately hopeful trip through the trials and tribulations of booze-fuelled breakdowns, clouds of depression, and disintegrating relationships. On each of its 14 tracks, she unflinchingly confronts her annihilation and eventual redemption, leaving nothing out. The concept album is her most personal and cohesive work to datecombining elements of bruising rock 'n' roll, vivid psychedelia, and haunting, left-of-the-dial pop, Kenney navigates the darkest waters in her life with self-deprecation, genuine soul-baring, and typical black humour. It opens with a calm before the storm as the eerie sadness of Cat's Not a Cakeabout splitting a beloved pet in half as a relationship falls apartprovides a deceptively gentle beginning to a ride that swiftly steers into self-destruction. Following up with the off-the-rails overdrive of On The Roof, The Details explodes out of the gate, finding Kenney unable to escape the dangerous spiral she finds herself in. Before and during writing the album, Kenney was en route to rock bottom: depressed with dark blues and drinking like a fish, unable to hold herself or her relationships together, alienating the people she loves, and living hell-bent on oblivion. She comes to terms with her own toxic behaviour while channeling the late Elliott Smith through spectral atmospheres on June 3rd. With Maybe I Ama reverb-soaked tune that turns to punchy guitar riffsshe realizes in the midst of trying to hook up with someone that she can't interact with humans properly. The hazy, laid back calm of Counting finds her worried she's fallen so far into despair that she's losing her mind. And the vicious, rollicking If You're Not Dead shows her playing warped mind games over feral guitar solos and biting hooks. Somewhere along the way, Kenney finds herself dazed and broken in a place that not many people find their way back from. Unglued, with its breezy sway, is likely the most summery song put to tape about being fed up with your own messy self. I Can't Wait recalls the gauzy dreamscapes of Yo La Tengo with a hushed and grateful understanding that as bad as things are, it's not the end of the world. But it's not necessarily smooth sailing from there, as Kenney struggles to stay optimistic with Lights Out, and sings about getting clocked in the face at a bar by some meathead during Punchy. Still, she can't help but find the hilarity in getting slugged, slyly laughing through her bloody teeth the whole time. Finally, she arrives in less troubled seas, closing softly on the sparse, clear-minded Feelin' Good. The storms weathered to get there may be the kind that leave lasting scars (or at least a few post-bar stitches), but with clear skies on the horizon, Kenney wears those scars as a reminder of what she's been through, and the kind of seasons in hell she's capable of enduring. Her latest is a record of all those storms and the routes and detours and trials of pushing through them while keeping her sense of humour gracefully intact. By turns rowdy, reflective, brave, funny, and deeply honest, it signals an already accomplished songwriter coming fully and completely into her own as an artist. Produced by Mo Kenney and Joel Plaskett, The Details vividly documents Kenney's fight to survive her own worst enemyherself.

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Martin Simpson

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

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Aniya Savage

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

For our first show of 2018, we welcome the ethereal, haunting vocals of Aniya Savage to Gwdihw! Aniya Savage - https://www.facebook.com/AniyaSavage/?ref=page_internal Ethereal, haunting vocals paint pictures of Aniya Savage's multi-cultural life. Her songwriting tells stories that are entrenched in vivid emotion, with a voice likened to Joni Mitchell and Aurora. Aniya was interviewed by New York's DMNDR, shedding light on her new single 'Albatross', which they filmed live with a full band. A song about encouragement, offering an alternative perspective to detrimental self-reflection, could only have arisen out of Aniya's experiences volunteering in refugee camps in Dunkirk and Greece. Stephen Beebout - https://stephenbeebout.bandcamp.com/ Stephen Beebout is an American singer/songwriter and artist based out of San Francisco, CA. The musician owns the independent label Urban Scandal Records and is a photographer for The Dus Room. His music is known for its stripped-down aesthetic and lyrical content that dives into the depths of the human experience. James Ewan Tait - https://www.facebook.com/jamesewantaitjamesewantait/ James Ewan Tait is a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield; he frequently performs alone, and with a band. James has recently finished recording an eclectic four-track EP with an array of musicians and contributors. Everything Loads All The Time Forever is in the process of being released. If you would like a copy, pledge to the Kickstarter campaign, here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jamesewantait/everything-loads-all-the-time-forever-ep

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New Roots: Lefteris Moumtzis

on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

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. 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. WATCH LEFTERIS MOUMTZIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egdUzVlEZDw Singer and songwriter with London band Flying Ibex, Barnaby Keen's music fuses Brazillian melodies with Beatle-esque psychedelia, African rhythms and nods to Thom Yorke and Jamaican reggae. Built around guitar, vocal and loops, what emerges is a unique, woozily catchy set of highly accessible world-music infused songs, all delivered with charismatic flair. 'Stunning music' - Simon Raymond, Bella Union 'I'm smitten with this record' - Tom Ravenscroft BBC6 Music 'This is something special' - James Blake, BBC Radio 1 NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves; for that reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Breabach

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach walked away with 'Folk Band of the Year' and 'Album of Year' at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards. Not to mention, nominations for 'Best Group' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and 'European Album of the Year' at the Songlines Music Awards in 2017. They are building their international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and exciting bands. Their fifth studio album Astar (lit. distance/ journey) released in 2016, was produced by renowned musician Greg Lawson (Grit Orchestra, Moishes Bagel). The album is an exciting multicultural celebration, embracing the diverse influences the band have picked up over the years during their travels to far-flung corners of the globe, from Quebec to Norway, Australia to South Korea. Breabach unites the talent of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/bouzouki/vocals), Ewan Robertson (guitar/ vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). Since launching their career as winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections in 2005, the band have steadily moved from strength to strength, picking up awards and performing at esteemed events along the way.

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at Derby The Flower Pot 8:00pm

Chris Wood's style of English folk appeals to a wide and varied audience. He has converted many an anti-folk fan with his blend of traditional and modern songwriting, and has been hailed by the Irish Times as 'the renaissance man of English folk'. Often compared to Richard Thompson, his music explores the history of the English-speaking world alongside tales of modern life. 'Wood is an intimate storyteller, applying such nuance and gravitas to every phrase you are imperceptibly lured into his world' (Mojo Magazine)

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Paul Downes

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Paul has been a working musician since the 1970s, first in a duo with Phil Beer, then with Arizona Smoke Review and the Joyce Gang, more recently solo or with Mick Ryan, yet this will be his Black Swan debut. He is a skilled guitarist and also plays mandocello, mandolin and banjo, with a rich repertoire of original songs and choice covers.

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Paul Downes

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Paul has been a working musician since the 1970s, first in a duo with Phil Beer, then with Arizona Smoke Review and the Joyce Gang, more recently solo or with Mick Ryan, yet this will be his Black Swan debut. He is a skilled guitarist and also plays mandocello, mandolin and banjo, with a rich repertoire of original songs and choice covers.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

A stripped back, intimate gig from one of the UK's best singer-songwriters Rachel Sermanni. Rachel Sermanni 'Minimal, Murky, Magnificent' MOJO 'Unnervingly pretty and graceful' NME 'Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional' CLASH 'A beautiful record, so full of intricacies that it continues to reward with every listen, allows you to lose yourself in it's stories' The Line of Best Fit 'She can construct humorous anecdotes as well as intense songs' The Evening Standard The music of Folk-Noir Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni, has the flesh of Folk but, if you were to cut the skin, you'd find it pumped with contemporary, genre blended blood. Born under a rainbow, in Raigmore hospital, on the 7th November '91, Rachel Sermanni has grown into a writer, musician and artist. In all that she creates, it seems, there remains a preservation of the pure and mystical, symbolic in that beam of fragmented light that shone, 25 sun-spun years ago. In 2011, Rachel Sermanni released her first EP, The Bothy Sessions, recorded quite spontaneously, deep in a Highland forest with 10 friends. Soon to follow came the studio EP, Black Currants. And on the 12th September 2012, Rachel's debut Album, Under Mountains, was set free into the ether. Produced by Ian Grimble (Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Texas) and recorded at Watercolour Studios nestled among big, purple hills in the West Highlands, Under Mountains was Rachel's first full musical contribution to the world. And the world opened it's doors. Following the release, Rachel tramped for 4 years across the globe. In this 4 years, on top of the non-stop touring, two more EP's and a live album were born. First, The BoatShed Sessions, recorded in the same raw element and ethos of the Bothy Sessions. Then a studio recording, Everything Changes, produced by Alex Newport (Bloc Party, City and Colour, Death Cab for Cutie) in New York City. 'Live in Dawson City', recorded during a festival in the Yukon, came in early 2014, with the help of two fond accomplices: Jennifer Austin on piano and Jimi Troup at the sound desk. In March 2014, hiding in the sticks of Nova Scotia, Rachel sowed the seeds of her latest creation. Tied to The Moon is Rachel's sophomore studio album. It was released in July 2015 to wide spread critical acclaim. The songs follow the theme of being 'Like a Moth'; of being in darkness but drawn to the flame. To hear it is to take a walk in the moonlight. Rachel Sermanni's creativity hasn't burgeoned without help, of course. Friends, family members, peers, teachers and employees have always been supportive and often very wise in their advice or observations. And you'll find that most of her astrological being resides in the 5th house, otherwise known as The House of Fun. Whether you adhere to horoscopic notions or not, it works as a succinct explanation in this case: Having so much planetary energy in the 5th House means that Creation equals Existence; Creative expression equals Happiness. Minnie Birch Minnie Birch is a singer/songwriter from Hertfordshire. She writes dark, plaintive, beautiful music about life, love, adventures and fairy tales. Chosen as number 7 in Buzzfeeds 'Brilliant British songwriters to discover' this understated yet beguiling performer is winning over hearts one gig at a time. Following slots supporting Joan Armatrading and a stint at Edinburgh fringe, Minnie has been wooing audiences all over the place with tours in Iceland, America, Germany and all over the U.K under her belt. Her debut album received national airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 music and on BBC Radio 1 as Huw Stephen's Introducing artist of the week Hannah Woof At only 18 years old, Hannah Woof has already had airplay on BBC Radio 1, performed to sell out crowds and released an Enthralling debut EP Sleepless Nights. Growing up in Warwickshire, Hannah began writing and singing songs from an early age. As well as singing 60s and 70s classics, her own songs showed a maturity beyond her years. She took these songs into the retirement homes of the area to delight audiences, growing in confidence all the time. After 5 years of performing, and still only 17, Hannah entered '14 Studios' to record what was to become Sleepless Nights EP, writing the majority of the EP in the quiet depths of the night due to struggling with sleep. Now with an EP under her belt, plus recognition from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, playing alongside Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and signing to Burnt Leaves Folk Management, Hannah Woof is a name to watch. GIG DETAILS. We are actually a bookshop, but we have a bar too. Please no other food and drink to be brought onto the premises. Our stage is next to the entrance so once an act is on stage, you may not enter the shop so PLEASE be on time, this includes support slots. For more details on the shop including where to park, please see www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Lindsay Lou

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. The core 3-piece remains the same with a fourth member introduced on percussion/vocals. They previously took Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm on previous visits. After flying in for their own (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in 2017, they became the talk of the town. Writing at fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: I'm convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers. The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city's Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

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The New Generation Blues 2018 Featuring Danny Giles Band, Brent Hutchinson Band And Red Butler

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

The 5th New Generation Blues show (2018) continues its mission to showcase three of the best up and coming UK based rock-blues acts in one great show   The Danny Giles Band aka DGB The DGB is a marriage of classic and modern musical values. They tip their hat to the past, while living in the present and looking towards to the future. They combine great songs, a great sound and stunning musicianship, all wrapped up in a modern formula. The trio of Danny Giles (guitar & vox), Pat Garvey (drums and producer) & Jon Chase (bass) bring you their brand of full-blooded rock with a twist of blues, gospel and soul, spiriting a no nonsense attitude that cuts a swathe through musical boundaries. DGB's essential riff led power trio is well showcased on their  stunning debut album 'More Is More'. Red Butler The fiery and dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. After establishing themselves on the international blues/rock scene- including winning the UK Blues Challenge and appearing at the European Blues Challenge, the band have had a significant reshuffle by ushering in the twin guitar attack of  Dan Spellman and Alex Butler (lead guitar) supported by Charlie Simpson (drums) and bassist Mike Topp. And while the band are undoubtedly rockier than before, they have already demonstrated their versatility by cutting an acoustic self titled EP/CD called  'Red Butler Original' which has brought a new dimension to their music. The tightness of the new line up owes much to the fact that Alex, Charlie and Dan played together as Cold Heat for 4 years from the tender age of 14. Fans, new and old, have been thrilled by the heavier sound coupled with the ever present energy and excitement which are a Red Butler trademark. The Brent Hutchinson Band ... Playing between 150 and 200 shows a year both solo and in a power trio, self-managed Brent Hutchinson is one of the hardest working up and coming Blues Rock musicians today. In 2017 he gate-crashed the IBBA top ten most played artist lists with his debut album 'Smoke & Mirrors', while enjoying high profile appearances with the likes of Mike Zito, Carvin Jones and Davy Knowles. Influenced by guitar greats such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Robben Ford, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Robin Trower etc, Brent has forged his own unique style, by fusing insightful lyrics with his own explosive brand of Rock ''n'' rolling blues. He's a thoughtful and emotive songwriter and his music is punctuated with sweetness and subtlety in just the right places, while his intense guitar playing is complimented by strong, clear vocals. 2018 will see Brent taking his own music and profile to the next level.

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The New Generation Blues 2018 Featuring Danny Giles Band, Brent Hutchinson Band And Red Butler

on Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

The 5th New Generation Blues show (2018) continues its mission to showcase three of the best up and coming UK based rock-blues acts in one great show   The Danny Giles Band aka DGB The DGB is a marriage of classic and modern musical values. They tip their hat to the past, while living in the present and looking towards to the future. They combine great songs, a great sound and stunning musicianship, all wrapped up in a modern formula. The trio of Danny Giles (guitar & vox), Pat Garvey (drums and producer) & Jon Chase (bass) bring you their brand of full-blooded rock with a twist of blues, gospel and soul, spiriting a no nonsense attitude that cuts a swathe through musical boundaries. DGB's essential riff led power trio is well showcased on their  stunning debut album 'More Is More'. Red Butler The fiery and dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. After establishing themselves on the international blues/rock scene- including winning the UK Blues Challenge and appearing at the European Blues Challenge, the band have had a significant reshuffle by ushering in the twin guitar attack of  Dan Spellman and Alex Butler (lead guitar) supported by Charlie Simpson (drums) and bassist Mike Topp. And while the band are undoubtedly rockier than before, they have already demonstrated their versatility by cutting an acoustic self titled EP/CD called  'Red Butler Original' which has brought a new dimension to their music. The tightness of the new line up owes much to the fact that Alex, Charlie and Dan played together as Cold Heat for 4 years from the tender age of 14. Fans, new and old, have been thrilled by the heavier sound coupled with the ever present energy and excitement which are a Red Butler trademark. The Brent Hutchinson Band ... Playing between 150 and 200 shows a year both solo and in a power trio, self-managed Brent Hutchinson is one of the hardest working up and coming Blues Rock musicians today. In 2017 he gate-crashed the IBBA top ten most played artist lists with his debut album 'Smoke & Mirrors', while enjoying high profile appearances with the likes of Mike Zito, Carvin Jones and Davy Knowles. Influenced by guitar greats such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Robben Ford, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Robin Trower etc, Brent has forged his own unique style, by fusing insightful lyrics with his own explosive brand of Rock ''n'' rolling blues. He's a thoughtful and emotive songwriter and his music is punctuated with sweetness and subtlety in just the right places, while his intense guitar playing is complimented by strong, clear vocals. 2018 will see Brent taking his own music and profile to the next level.

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Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast In Concert

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:30pm

Press ganged into service by an unscrupulous gangmaster from the Spanish Main (well.Knutsford actually), the swarthy seadogs of Galleon Blast occasionally get shore leave to ply their raggle-taggle trade wherever folk will have them. With a selection of rum-soaked songs and shanties, the Blasters whip up a squally strumming storm to get all and sundry friggin' in the riggin'. With traditional tunes and many a seafaring classic from The Dubliners, The Waterboys, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, The Fisherman's Friends and Ewan MacColl; you can be sure that these diddly diddly deck-hands will get feet tapping from the poop to the crow's nest. Galleon Blast feature banjos, whistles, accordions and fiddles from members of The Family Mahone, Full House and Mark Radcliffe and Foes, including the pirate dj himself Mr.Radcliffe the Jack Sparrow of the Radio 2 Folk Show. Actually, make that the Jack Duckworth of the Radio 2 Folk Show. So, it's all aboard the good ship Blast for a full-on broadside of buccaneering beat.

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Noah's Cape

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Noah's Cape bring together three superb voices in sweet harmony, singing a wide variety of songs. The lovely Linda Watkins, Marian Wedley and new man Mark Niel make sweet music. Supporting them is sweet voiced Wendy Jane Morrow, from East Anglia (The Morrows).

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

One of the finest songwriters and performers of his generation, Chris Wood draws together the personal and political like no other. The many awards gained over the last decade or so attest to this. Come and see one of the best in the intimate surroundings of Heeley Institute.

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

One of the finest songwriters and performers of his generation, Chris Wood draws together the personal and political like no other. The many awards gained over the last decade or so attest to this. Come and see one of the best in the intimate surroundings of Heeley Institute.

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Brian Peters

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene's great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a first-rate squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. Brian is one of the country's best anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he's also internationally-known as a leading performer of the great 'Child' ballads. Although best known for traditional folk songs and lively English dance music, Brian's act is full of variety and might include newer songs and tunes or wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime and blues. Add his energy and dry humour onstage, and you have a truly entertaining performer.

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Brian Peters

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene's great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a first-rate squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. Brian is one of the country's best anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he's also internationally-known as a leading performer of the great 'Child' ballads. Although best known for traditional folk songs and lively English dance music, Brian's act is full of variety and might include newer songs and tunes or wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime and blues. Add his energy and dry humour onstage, and you have a truly entertaining performer.

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Red Tail Ring

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo. American Roots UK.

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Live At St Mary's: Clare Sands

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Billericay Saint Mary's Church 7:00am

Clare Sands is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter who hails from the vibrant musical city of Cork. Alongside a burgeoning music career, her resume includes a first class honours degree in Music and Italian and several world medals representing Ireland in Karate. Clare started playing the fiddle at the age of four and plays guitar, piano, bodhrán and mandolin amongst many others. She works as a full time musician combining live performance, composition and teaching whilst still finding time to use her talents as a session musician aplaying for artists such as: Luka Bloom, Kris Drever, Mary Coughlan, Mick Flannery and John Spillane. Clare released her debut album 'Join Me at The Table' to critical acclaim in October 2016. The album is an eclectic mix of Blues/Folk/Jazz. She has performed at the Cork Opera House and The National Concert Hall and is regularly featured on radio. Clare is also a signed BOSS-Roland artist. I first heard Clare at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in October 2017 playing in the Oliver Plunkett pub' as part of scratch-band 'The Cranes' and I was hugely impressed by Clare's voice, song writing and musicianship. I knew immediately I'd have to invite her to Billericay so that others could enjoy her talents - I'm delighted she's able to come so soon! "Clare's musical style has a wide variety of reference points. She has a unique ability to blend folk, jazz and blues, while her alluring voice ebbs and flows throughout her music." Peter McGoran, Hotpress "Sands has forged a fantastically feisty fusion of folk, jazz and trad that simultaneously soothes and excites as it unfolds. Its innovative sound and smooth execution are guaranteed to grab the attention of a vast and varied listenership." Pure M Magazine SUPPORT To complete an excellent evening of acoustic singer, songwriters we have Dan Pierce and Georgia Strand. Dan Pierce played with Gloucestershire band Big Blue Sun and The Lamplight Poet folk collective in Teesside. Among his influences are Elliott Smith, Damon Albarn and Bob Dylan. Dan describes his songs as 'A slice of melancholy with a twist of hope!' With themes including misfits, rogues and the triumphs of nostalgia. I'm a happy person really he says! Georgia Strand is based in Leigh-on-Sea and has been peforming her own songs for the last ten years. Her country/folk style has taken her all over the country, performing with acts such as The Wonder Stuff, Squeeze, showcased for Guy Chambers, performed at Cambridge Folk Festival and has even played with Chas and Dave. Georgia has made many friends in Nashville and has recorded with double bass legend Dave Roe and pedal steel player Tommy Hannum, which resulted in the 2015 Itunes released EP 'BLUE'. TICKETS are £7 & fees (Door £9) and there is general seating. DOORS 19.00 I Georgia 19.30 I Dan 20.15 I Clare 21.00 BAR There will be a reasonable priced 'Honesty Bar' available with Billericay Brewery ale! HOW TO FIND US Saint Mary's is a 5 minute walk from Billericay station (only 25 mins from Liverpool Street) and there is ample parking off the High Street (behind Iceland). We are also only 5 mins off the A127 and 10 mins off the A12.  CONTACT paul@billericaychurches.org I @revPACman I revPACman.wordpress.com

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Hope In High Water

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Eccleshall The Royal Oak 7:15pm

Hope In High Water are a folk/Americana duo hailing from Milton Keynes, who since the release of their debut album 'Never Settle' in May 2017 have been picking up rave reviews and airplay on both sides of the Atlantic. 'Never Settle' which has been lauded for its honest, authentic and stripped back approach to the genre, has received a 5/5 from R'n'R Magazine, 9/10 from Americana UK and the duo have even had airtime on BBC Radio 1. The new video for the song 'Bored Of Just Getting By' is an animation from Luke Jones who has previously made videos for the likes of Frank Turner, Beans On Toast and Will Varley. The song itself is a continuation of the 'Never Settle' theme, it's about the importance of feeling like you're living a full life with all the ups and downs that that brings. It is an acceptance that we all at times have a tendency to feel a boredom that comes from trundling along in mediocrity but the song stresses the importance of not accepting dissatisfaction because it's safe and comfortable and pursuing something meaningful, whatever that may be. Hope In High Water have stamped their mark on the UK folk/Americana scene and have been able to support many of the genre's most prominent stars, such as: Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show), Cale Tyson, Beans on Toast, Aoife O'Donovan, The Hackensaw Boys, The Stray Birds, Otis Gibbs and Cahalen Morrison & Eli West. Earlier this year they were also invited to perform at The Americana Music Associations showcase ahead of the UK Americana Music awards ceremony in London. This is first in series of concerts that Fish Records will be presenting at The Royal Oak.

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The Beatroot Collective Presents Big Boss Man

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Cleethorpes Moon on the Water 7:30pm

It is with great pleasure and incredible excitement that we bring the mighty Big Boss Man to the shores of Cleethorpes. Big Boss Man formed in November 1998, Their sound is a hip Heavy Hammond hybrid of pop, 6T's R'n'B / Latin soul and funk. The Band consists of: Nasser Bouzida a.k.a the Bongolian on Organ and Percussion, Scott Milsom on bass, guitar is provided by Trevor Harding. With 4 amazingly diverse yet funky LPs behind them, as well as playing hundreds of concerts and festivals across the UK, Europe and even Russia their music may sound familiar to you! They are regularly played on television shows including Come Dine With Me, and broadcast on BBC Radio, by DJs including Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles. Their track 'Party 7' was featured in the international NIKE WORLD FOOTBALL '06 CAMPAIGN advert featuring Thierry Henry and Eric Cantana. The entire soundtrack to The Mighty Boosh's BAFTA nominated short film Sweet was provided from tracks taken from the Big Boss Man's Humanize album. The band have performed live on national Spanish television and had tracks included on XFM London Radio and Later magazine compilation albums (100,000 plus copies). Big Boss Man official remix of the modfather Paul Weller's single "The Bottle" went straight in to the UK top 20 and fast became a collector's item. However it is the live show that is really something to be seen!! And we will!!

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Martha Tilston

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life - Guardian With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha has earned a nomination from the BBC for best newcomer and released seven albums to date on her own label Squiggly Records building up a large audience worldwide. Martha has played main stage spots at festivals including Glastonbury Acoustic stage, the Australian National Folk festival among others. She has toured with the likes of Damien Rice and she has also featured on the Zero 7 album 'Yeah Ghost'. Martha's vibrant upbringing was both musical and artistic. In London with her artist mother and theatre director stepfather, there was always late night piano sessions, Joni Mitchell or Leonard Cohen spinning on the record player and creative chaos everywhere. But in Bristol her singer-songwriter father Steve Tilston and folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) influenced her musical ear. She would often find legendary musicians like Bert Jansch, John Renbourn gathered and singing in the family kitchen. It was perhaps no wonder that all these textures fed into her creativity and emergence of Martha as a powerful songstress in her own right. With her beautiful crystal clear vocals, Martha's musical arrangements range from the pinhead intimacy of acoustic guitar and voice to the expansive electric, slide guitar, rolling beats, deep bass, banjo, string arrangements and sometimes touches of electronica. The new album NOMAD will invite you to make a fire outside under the stars, Look up at a big green moon, fly over a world of robots and humans,....and to never dwell on the path not taken.

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Gala Concert (a Celebration Of Russian Heritage In Music)

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

Doors Open 7.00pm *** Please note performance starts at 7.30pm *** A rare opportunity to be taken on a musical journey to the heart of Russian Heritage and experience its varied nature. The extensive programme will include operatic arias and traditional Russian songs, violin masterpieces and folk arrangements for balalaika featuring some of the most loved Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Dargomizsky, Rachmaninov, Sviridov and more. Performed by Soloists from Russia's Music Colleges

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Gala Concert (a Celebration Of Russian Heritage In Music)

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

Doors Open 7.00pm *** Please note performance starts at 7.30pm *** A rare opportunity to be taken on a musical journey to the heart of Russian Heritage and experience its varied nature. The extensive programme will include operatic arias and traditional Russian songs, violin masterpieces and folk arrangements for balalaika featuring some of the most loved Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Dargomizsky, Rachmaninov, Sviridov and more. Performed by Soloists from Russia's Music Colleges

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Willy Mason

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Stroud The Goods Shed 7:30pm

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Foaotmad Gainsborough Festival 2018- Non Member Full Weekend

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Gainsborough Queen Elizabeth High School 5:30pm

The Gainsborough Old Time Festival 2018 organised by Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance- Full Weekend/Camping Tickets for NON- MEMBERS Free workshops, sessions, barn dances. Visit foaotmad.org.uk for more info.

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Naomi Bedford And Paul Simmonds

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Brighton Komedia 7:00pm

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

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The Eva Abraham Band

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

What talent we have in our midst! Eva and her excellent band make a long-awaited return to the Kalamazoo for the Klub's short season celebrating exceptional local musicians. The Muswell Hill artist continues to pile up the plaudits for her albums and spine-tingling stage shows. Don't try to pigeon-hole this performer -- her repertoire is a glorious mix ranging through Americana, jazz, gypsy, folk, blues and cumbia. Just file her under Class Acts. "Lush and tender, pure and evocative" -- that's how Time Out reviewed this husky-voice artist who, according to Dazed and Confused, "shatters the image of the female singer-songwriter." Eva is joined by her guitarist Drew Salida, double bassist Rick Foot and percussionist Stef Pitsillides, all of whom will be with her to record her new live album at the Square and Compass in Dorset on February 13.

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Stockbridge Sessions Vol Ii: Hannah Read Album Launch Special

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at Edinburgh Cowan and Sons 7:00pm

Welcome to Volume II of The Stockbridge Sessions, a series of live music events hosted by the wonderful Cowan & Sons of Stockbridge. For our second event, we are teaming up with the wonderfully talented Hannah Read for an album launch special, promoting her upcoming release 'Way Out I'll Wander'. A Stockbridge local, Hannah spent her youth playing fiddle and singing in the rich traditional music scenes of Edinburgh and on the Isle of Eigg, a remote Island off the west coast of Scotland. With musical training at The City of Edinburgh Music School, The American School of Modern Music in Paris and the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Hannah gathered the musical tools, vocabulary and experience that propelled her into the thriving Brooklyn music scene. She has performed throughout the USA, UK, Canada and Europe with her own self-titled project, as well as with the likes of Julie Fowlis and Grammy Award-winning Sarah Jarosz. In 2017 - as part of the Songs of Separation project alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart - Hannah won a BBC Folk Award for Best Album. Described by Mojo as 'One of the finest singers of our day', safe to say, this is not one you will want to miss! Announcements on support acts to follow.

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New Roots: Martha Hill

on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Martha Hill and her three piece band played New Roots at The Harrison on September last, their debut London performance. To say they were good doesn't come anywhere close- they were jaw-droppingly, heart-thunpingly brilliant. Fusing soul, edgy indie, acoustic folk, and contemporary pop to stunning effect, they succeed in bringing these four diparate strands into one perfect, coherent whole. It's a sound that feels as though it's been arund forever, and at the same time seems utterly contemporary and cutting-edge. Hill's superb, stop-you-in-your-tracks jazz-blues voice and unshirkingly honest, kitchen sink lyrical style summons the ghost of Amy Winehouse, backed up by superbly original, starkly minimal arrangement from her band. Hers was without question the New Roots gig of the year in 2017, don't miss out this time around. WATCH MARTHA HILL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KATsf-H859E Matthew Falloon is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Kent whose music has been championed by BBC radio DJs Janice Long and Chris Hawkins, and compared to classic artists such as Jackson Browne and Paul Simon by Uncut magazine. The former Smoke Feathers singer's latest album Do No Harm is out now, inspired by modern and traditional Americana, and recorded on an old Neve 8014 desk at Vale Studios in Worcestershire. R2 magazine describes his songs as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful". Matthew has also collaborated with electronica producer Hiatus, and plays bass, guitar and mandolin in The Orange Circus Band. LISTEN TO MATTHEW FALLOON: https://soundcloud.com/matthewfalloon/the-calling-of-the-blue

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The Brother Brothers

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Regather Works 8:00pm

Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. The Brother Brothers sound is striking and undeniably captivating. At times leaning towards the darker elements of Appalachian, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements.

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Sam Green & The Midnight Heist

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Sam Green and the Midnight Heist, based in the south-west of England, play swamp-infested Blues, Folk, and Roots Rock music. This high energy 4 piece whip up a storm with stompin' beats, dog house bass and growlin' slide guitars. Throw in wailin' harmonicas and 4 howlin' voices and you have yourself a modern day juke joint sound; guaranteed to bring any old house down.

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings (and amusings!) to an almost personal audience. It's a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit. Licensed bar

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Richard resumes as normal after his Golden Anniversary celebrations of 2017 with a series of dates doing what he loves best, telling stories, playing the guitar and singing songs. This year there's a whole new show having shaken off the nostalgic trip of 50 years last year. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson's best-seller 'The Road To Little Dribbling,' His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen's Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves.

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Jackie Oates

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, double Folk Award winner Jackie Oates has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band. She was a founder member of Northumbrian group and Mercury nominated Rachel Unthank and the Winterset and is now a permanent member of the folk super-group The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right.

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Kent Duchaine - Welcome Back To Stony!

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Bringing back lots of happy Stony Stratford memories, we heartily welcome Kent DuChaine's long-awaited return to our town. Kent DuChaine has listened to, hung out with, opened up for, traveled and played with most of the great Blues men and women his whole adult life. The list is too long to name them all, but some of the major ones are: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, BB, Albert and Freddie King, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. These were the big Country and Urban Blues influences who Kent heard and/or played with. Show starts at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.30pm and York House's charming and efficient bar staff will sell you real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks at the cash-only bar. All proceeds from the bar go to York House Centre. For more information visit http://www.kentduchaine.com/ or have a look at the York House website: www.york-house.org.uk

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Lindsay Lou

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. The core 3-piece remains the same with a fourth member introduced on percussion/vocals. They previously took Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm on previous visits. After flying in for their own (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in 2017, they became the talk of the town. Writing at fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: I'm convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers. The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city's Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

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Sam Green Live At Exeter Brewery

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Exeter The Exeter Brewery 7:30pm

Sam Green February tour. Join Sam, with special guests for a raw intimate performance of music from his latest album 'Just stand still' Album available now on ITunes, Apple Music and Spotify Sam Green is an independent Surf Roots artist from The UK. With a brand new album released in 2017, he is an Artist keen to share his music with the world. As a touring musician, Sam has travelled far and wide all over the UK and Europe under his own name since 2010. After having played guitar and written music in numerous Alt-Rock Americana inspired bands since his early teens; Sam took a long backpacking trip around South America and returned home in 2010 with a note book full of songs, inspired to get out on the road and play his new music as much as possible. Sam's percussive, acoustic slide guitar style, combined with stomp box and harmonica, have served as a foundation; on which he has built a strong reputation as a live act with universal appeal. His one-man-band shows are raw, intimate offerings of virtuosic slide guitar, percussive rhythms, engaging song writing and a soulful, blues inspired voice. His travels have taken him and his music to some of the most highly respected venues and music festivals in the world. In 2013 Sam played Glastonbury festival where he and his band were described by The Independent News Paper as "One of the hot new acts making the summer swing". Since then, he has been described as a "Great talent indeed" by Bristol After dark and his recent solo performance on BBC Introducing in Devon was described as "One of the best sessions we've had this year." March 2017 saw the release of Sam's first full length solo album 'Just Stand Still' a record which tells the story of coming home to his beloved North Devon and laying down roots on which to start a new chapter. The album features eight new songs written at home on his 8-track recorder and developed over the space of a year where Sam had the time and space to create, surf and recover from a hectic few years of non-stop D.I.Y touring. The album was finally recorded and produced at Pound House Studios near Braunton under the guidence of producer and drummer Steve Tanton. "One of the hot new acts making the summer swing at Glastonbury festival" The Independent newspaper "A great talent indeed" Bristol After dark "One of the best sessions we've had this year" BBC Introduci

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Martha Tilston

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

The ever popular Penryn based singer-songwriter Martha Tilston performs songs from her new album, 'Nomad', and other favourites from her back catalogue. Backed by her band, Martha brings her crystal clear vocals and inspiring lyrics to the fore, captivating and inspiring. "Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and the enchantment of life" - Guardian. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm. Cafe meals from 6pm but MUST be pre-booked via 01326 341353.

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Martha Tilston

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

The ever popular Penryn based singer-songwriter Martha Tilston performs songs from her new album, 'Nomad', and other favourites from her back catalogue. Backed by her band, Martha brings her crystal clear vocals and inspiring lyrics to the fore, captivating and inspiring. "Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and the enchantment of life" - Guardian. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm. Cafe meals from 6pm but MUST be pre-booked via 01326 341353.

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Martha Tilston

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

The ever popular Penryn based singer-songwriter Martha Tilston performs songs from her new album, 'Nomad', and other favourites from her back catalogue. Backed by her band, Martha brings her crystal clear vocals and inspiring lyrics to the fore, captivating and inspiring. "Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and the enchantment of life" - Guardian. Venue open from 6pm, show starts 7.30pm. Cafe meals from 6pm but MUST be pre-booked via 01326 341353.

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Red Tail Ring Play Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. The very best of the 21st century's minimalist and highly original folk music . . . a peerless duo. American Roots UK. The Michigan-based band is fresh off their fourth full-length studio release, Fall Away Blues. Featuring new songwriting fused with old-time and country blues themes, the album tackles topical subjects such as gun violence and environmentalism as well as age-old questions of place and love. Red Tail Ring doesn't just pay homage to vintage folk and roots music: The Kalamazoo duo breathes new life into it, channeling the power and charm of seminal material into its own original songs. John Sinkevics, LocalSpins.com Redwood River Band are a Leeds based acoustic trio playing old time, blues and american appalachian folk tunes.....

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Paul Downes @ Royal Traditions

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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

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Jaime Wyatt Band

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Tingewick Village Hall 7:30pm

Jaime Wyatt's newest release Felony Blues, whose title is a nod to records like David Allan Coe's Penitentiary Blue, is largely an autobiographical collection of convict love stories, prison songs, and honky-tonk laments. Wyatt is a striking figure with an old soul and a voice like a force of nature. Regardless of genre, the Los Angeles-based musician is a dynamic performer, who sails naturally between vintage '60s and '70s country/rock 'n' soul anthems and heartfelt country ballads of love and corruption. Country radio station 95.3 The Bear recently named her, alongside Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price, as one of the country artists you may not have heard of, but need to hear. BETH BOMBARA. Magnet Magazine says, the music has a definite Americana style, her older [punk rock] influences are clearly apparent as well. With a folksinger's head and a rocker's heart, Beth Bombara has built her career on an evolving sound that blurs the lines between genres. To those who make their living onstage, she's a musician's musician a road warrior who writes her own exemplary material, plays multiple instruments, and fronts her own band, often a duo with her husband. With 2017's 'Map & No Direction,' Bombara's songs take aim at a larger audience with melodic hooks that showcase a love not only for roots-rock, but the irresistible punch of classic pop, too.

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The Curst Sons

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Curst Sons unique take on Americana mixes traditional roots genres with gutsy live shows and powerful original songs. They gnarl and twist together elements of bluegrass, rockabilly, country and blues and spew forth a sound that is instantly recognisable as their own. What may be overlooked is the fact that the Curst Sons are damn fine songwriters as well as potent lyricists. If it is true that the Devil has all the best tunes, then he must undoubtedly have nicked some of them from The Curst Sons. Ken Brown FATEA They've got humour and soul and there's absolutely nothing else like them. MORNING STAR The Curst Sons never fail to deliver a foot-stompin, barnstorming performance of such intensity you're left grinning like an idiot by the end! Hastings Independent Press Now in their nineteenth year they have released 6 CDs and one 10 vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label. They have been Runners up in the international Song Writing Competition (ISC), nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards. They have played far too many pubs, clubs and festivals to remember, twice been Time Out magazine's critic's choice and recorded two live sessions for much missed Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio 2. Willi Kerr -Vocals, Percussion. Tim Dunkerley -Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals. Dave Simner -Guitar, Banjo, Vocals. Web site www.thecurstsons.com

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Miranda Sykes

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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

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The Fezz

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Worcester Marrs Bar;''/ 7:30pm

A homage to Steely Dan: Do It Again, Kid Charlemagne, Pretzel Logic, Home At Last, Peg, Reelin' In The Years and many more. Support by songwriter, Paul Hedges and the 'folk/punk' of Reuben Pearce. First act on stage around 8pm. Tickets £5.00 in advance, £7.00 on the door, available from band members, via band website: www.thefezz.co.uk and The Marrs Bar website: www.marrsbar.co.uk

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John Langan & Alastair Caplin/ Bird In The Belly

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

JOHN LANGAN and ALASTAIR CAPLIN play a rare duo gig at The Harrison. Known for raucous abandon with the Langan Band, the trio were award winners at the world-renowned Celtic Connections festival. Tonight will see something different from John and Alastair, they'll be playing as duo, performing a collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the festival campfires and after shows over the years. Expect superb musicianship and a wonderful collection of songs, everything from Scottish and Irish to South American folk, delivered with superb musicianship and by one of the most unforgettable folk voices in Britain today. BIRD IN THE BELLY are a recently formed folk collective, consisting of Alt-Folk artist Jinnwoo, Traditional Folk duo Hickory Signals, instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor, and musician and visual artist Epha Roe. They have spent the last year collecting and recording little known and rarely recorded traditional folk songs, which they have put together to form their debut record together 'The Crowing', which is released on March 2nd, through Proper/GF*M Records

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Tom 'mouse' Smith (in Aid Of 6xopen Charity)

on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Tom Tom Mouse Smith is a 13 year old Singer Songwriter from County Durham. Now with almost 20k Facebook follows he is a formidable social media presence. Already an accomplished guitarist In his short career he has supported Shed Seven, James Bay and Catfish and the Bottlemen (three times) and Madness. Last winter he supported The Charlatans on tour and is the youngest ever performer at The Great Escape, Festival No.6 and Kendal Calling playing entirely original material. He has also supported Frankie & The Heartstrings, John Power from Cast and could be found jamming backstage with James Bay at T in the Park. His appearance at The Fluffy Rock Cafe at Glastonbury Festival resulted in him being described as one of the highlights of the Small stages alongside Billy Bragg and FFS. He has also won last years Child of Acheivement at the north east press Best of Wearside awards. Tom also appeared on the charity recording of The Beatles classic Help! In aid of Syrian refugees alongside the cream of the North East Music Scene and again he stole the show and recently recorded material at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios. He has achieved so much in such a short time whilst living with the life limiting condition Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means he was born, and continues to function, with only half a working heart.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 3:00pm

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland 's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. Over the years the Tannies have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

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Galley Beggar Folk Up New Cross Inn

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London New Cross Inn 6:00pm

New Cross Inn are very pleased to bring you a band at the forefront of the UK Folk Rock scene - Galley Beggar. Doors 6pm £7.50 ADV / £10 OTD Galley Beggar Bringing diverse musical tastes to the band, all six members converge on the folk fusion of the late 1960s and early 1970s - Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, Trees, and many lesser known groups whose musicianship was largely overlooked in a rapidly changing music scene. "The themes and textures of Galley Beggar's music all combine together to form a well produced selection of songs that bring a bygone age - or bygone ages - into the twenty-first century. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous sound that demands repeated listens." Stephen Morris, BBC Introducing. The British folk music scene is healthier than ever with bands like Mumford and Sons and Stornoway. Galley Beggar deserve to be up there too. The Gig Guide. https://www.facebook.com/galleybeggarmusic http://www.galleybeggar.com/ Support acts TBA, email andy@newcrossinn.com with links if you are interested.

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Fairport Convention

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 6:45pm

Fairport Convention are delighted to return to Banbury Trades & Labour Club during their 2018 Tour. Doors 6.45pm Winter Wilson - 7.30pm Fairport Convention - 8pm (2 sets)

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Sam Baker

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

NB. Show starts at 7.30pm Sam Baker's music and story have been shared by some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world-NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous others. He is a true artist in every way, sharing amazing life experiences through music, story, and art. Baker's story includes surviving devastating injuries from a terrorist bomb on a bus bound for Machu Picchu, Peru in 1986. Most of the passengers were killed, including the German family that he had befriended. His injuries required him to relearn how to walk, move, and speak. Many years and over 15 operations later, Baker sees beauty in everything around him and expresses his new-found life every day, sometimes with paint and canvas, or a camera, and sometimes with a guitar and song. Baker released his first record, Mercy, in 2004, the first in a trilogy of song paintings with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery. It was followed by Pretty World in 2007, and Cotton in 2009. His 2013 release, 'Say Grace,' was named one of the Top Ten Country Albums of 2013 by Rolling Stone Magazine. His latest release, Land of Doubt (June 2017) is well on its way to similar attention and praise. A recent review published nationwide by Scott Stroud of the Associated Press says that Land of Doubt is 'utterly evocative' 'Life is a gift, Baker says. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I've got is this one breath, and if I'm lucky, I get another.' 'Simultaneously beautiful and brokenSam Baker is an artist worth waiting for' - NPR All Things Considered 'The Bard of the Workaday World' - Wall Street Journal 'Maybe the most captivating songwriter in America.' - Lone Star Music

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Cath And Phil Tyler

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle. Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as 'one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene', their music being 'a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition'.

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Kent Duchaine

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Cosmotheka At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Cosmotheka were considered by many to be the finest interpreters of Music Hall in the country. Cosmotheka consisted of Dave & Al Sealey and were massively popular from the nineteen seventies until the death of Al in 1999. The performed all over the world and were a familiar presence on TV and radio. Now Dave Sealey has rebooted the band with his son Dan to bring their glorious, exhilarating take on Music Hall into the Twenty First Century. Yes!!!! 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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Cosmotheka At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Cosmotheka were considered by many to be the finest interpreters of Music Hall in the country. Cosmotheka consisted of Dave & Al Sealey and were massively popular from the nineteen seventies until the death of Al in 1999. The performed all over the world and were a familiar presence on TV and radio. Now Dave Sealey has rebooted the band with his son Dan to bring their glorious, exhilarating take on Music Hall into the Twenty First Century. Yes!!!! 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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Will Pound Harmonica Workshop And Concert

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 11:00am

Will's harmonica workshops are for all levels of player from complete beginner to those wanting to hone their own innovative style on diatonic, chromatic and tremolo. Techniques and topics covered include overblowing, melody playing, chordal accompliment, rhythm, note separation, tone and bending. This will be a full day of workshops starting at 11am at Shakespeare's pub, Gibraltar Street, Sheffield.

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Will Pound Harmonica Workshop And Concert

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 11:00am

Will's harmonica workshops are for all levels of player from complete beginner to those wanting to hone their own innovative style on diatonic, chromatic and tremolo. Techniques and topics covered include overblowing, melody playing, chordal accompliment, rhythm, note separation, tone and bending. This will be a full day of workshops starting at 11am at Shakespeare's pub, Gibraltar Street, Sheffield.

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Will Pound Performance

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Solo performance by Will Pound

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Will Pound Performance

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Solo performance by Will Pound

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Sunjay

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of the guitar he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the instrument when just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become acknowledged as one of the folk scene's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Following a recent stint playing Buddy Holly in a touring musical theatre production Sunjay has recently released his fourth album 'Sunjay Sings Buddy' "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine

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Sunjay

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of the guitar he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the instrument when just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become acknowledged as one of the folk scene's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Following a recent stint playing Buddy Holly in a touring musical theatre production Sunjay has recently released his fourth album 'Sunjay Sings Buddy' "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine

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Red Tail Ring + The Brother Brothers

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Tail Ring from Kalamazoo are fast becoming the most talked about duo on the American roots music circuit. After releasing their latest album on this side of the Atlantic, they attracted a lot of well-deserved attention too. Reviewing the record at fRoots magazine, deputy editor Sarah Coxson said they were sublime, while Songlines magazine described them as beguiling full of Southern warmth. Acoustic magazine's Julian Piper called them earthy and heartfelt," and, writing at Lonesome Highway (Ireland), Paul McGee said: Do yourself a favour and check them out. Those with fingers on the pulse of what's happening Stateside, are already aware of the reputation developed by The Brother Brothers from stunning live performances that have had the grapevine buzzing. It's rare for so many other well established acts to be collectively singing the praises of their contemporaries but that's what has been happening in the USA with Lake Street Dive, Sarah Jarosz and Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys all openly declaring themselves to be fans. At last the UK will get a chance to experience what it is that has been winning them so much valuable attention. There's a new album on the way after their debut EP created such an impact. Sarah Jarosz said they were a joy to behold; Folkwords declared: put these two together and magic happens. Songwriting magazine described their music as bewitching, while Rock n Reel magazine said the record was an exquisite collection, and writing at AmericanaUK, Peter Churchill said they had the tightest harmonies you are likely to hear this year.

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Ray Cooper

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ray Cooper has just finished recording his much anticipated third solo album 'Between The Golden age & The Promised Land' and is on a national tour from his home in Sweden. Ray is an ex-Oysterband multi instrumentalist, songwriter and singer , the guy that sings with a cello, as well as mandolin, guitar and piano. I am half Scottish and half English, I have no home town, I think of myself as a north European now. Trad tunes weave their way in and out because they are as much a part of my cultural roots as rock 'n roll. www.raycooper.org

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Emily Barker With Lukas Drinkwater

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Emily Barker to the bookshop. Joining Emily will be Lukas Drinkwater on double bass. Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit PBS Masterpiece drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Her travels led her to settling in the UK, where she has released a succession of critically acclaimed albums, including Nashville-recorded Applewood Road with Amy Speace and Amber Rubarth. Her new solo album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Mary Chapin Carpenter). From country-soul ballads to the unfettered joy of the bluesy 'Sunrise', the album has been lauded as Barker's best yet and features contributions from some of Memphis' finest musicians. the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity The Times ★★★★ country-soul with luminous warmth Mojo ★★★★ finally sets out her true claim for stardom Q ★★★★ the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems UNCUT 8/10 [Barker is] not some cultural interloper, but a true believer who has it in her blood No Depression Emily and Lukas will be performing 2 intimate sets throughout the evening.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Due for an official release in early 2018, Lisbee Stainton made a stream of her album 'Lisbee LIVE' available on Spotify from 20th October regarding the new album, Stainton said, I put together 'Lisbee LIVE' because I wanted to do something a bit different. I felt that to capture a selection of songs I've written, both old and new, in a stripped-back and almost vulnerable manner, would allow them not only to be heard in a similar way to how I approach performing my headline solo shows, but also to be heard as they were written. Listeners could perhaps hear them and discover them in a way they had never before. Now based in London, Hampshire-born Stainton's career originally started in 2007 when she became the first unsigned artist to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, BBC 6Music's Tom Robinson discovered Stainton' song 'Red', and his support subsequently led to Lisbee's music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2. In addition to releasing five studio albums ('Firefly' (2006), 'Girl on an Unmade Bed' (2010), 'Go' (2011), 'Word Games' (2014) and 'Then Up' (2017), Stainton has also toured with notable artists such as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman - the latter being so moved by Stainton's live performances that he invited her to join his band in 2012.

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Sarah Mcquaid (all Seated Performance)

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Tavistock The Wharf 7:30pm

The precision and sophistication of the writing and playing blows me away. I am so glad to be involved, writes guitar legend Michael Chapman in his introduction to Sarah McQuaid's fifth solo album If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous which he offered to produce after meeting Sarah at a festival where they were both on the bill. Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland, Sarah's also drawn critical praise for her voice (which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate) and her engaging rapport with audiences: I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever, wrote The Huffington Post. Reviewers of the Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter's previous albums have repeatedly alluded to her relative obscurity (The Big Takeover) and under-the-radar (The Vinyl District) profile. With her new album on which she expands her battery of instruments to include piano and electric guitar she looks set to change that. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift. The Huffington Post The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They're measured and tranquil but they're never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it's all lovely. R2/Rock 'n' Reel

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Momma's Days

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Momma's Days are an original alternative folk & blues band with great harmonies, catchy lyrics and memorable songs. Described as a bit like a cross between Creedence Clearwater Revival and Bob Dylan they regularly feature on BBC Radio and Sine FM's Roots & Acoustic Show.

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New Roots: Felix Holt & The Radicals/ Robert Chaney (full Band Show)

on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Felix Holt and The Radicals are a driving, high tempo rhythm and bluesified ball of country rock'n´roll energy. They're a shining testament to the twin pillars of rock'n´roll, the point where rhythm and blues meets country. You'll hear the sound of Sam Phillips' Sun to Dylan's Highway 61 by way of Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. WATCH FELIX HOLT & THE RADICALS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7F9lWDg_e8 Having established himself as a leading purveyor of Townes-esque Southern Gothic blues and balladry on his critically acclaimed 2015 solo debut Cracked Picture Frames, American expat Robert Chaney returns with a full band and a new sound drawn from vintage rhythm and blues, country, gospel, and straight ahead rock and roll. New songs unwind as hot and fast as fresh blacktop, and as sweet as the smell of honeysuckle on a summer night. Featuring longtime singing partner Laura Tenschert on backing vocals, Joe Harvey-Whyte (The Hanging Stars) on pedal steel, Andrew Harwood (Harry Oakwood) on electric guitar, Charlie Higgs (The Yes Mess, Blind Atlas) on bass, and Neil Marsh (Jason McNiff) on drums. WATCH ROBERT CHANEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp5Yl-BndRc

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Tony Mcmanus

on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Tony Mcmanus

on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Tell Tale Tusk

on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ Tell Tale Tusk are an award-winning contemporary-folk ensemble re-imagining folk-fables old and giving light to folk-tales new. Spellbinding (and award-winning) vocal harmonies weave around melodious instrumentals to reimagine folktales old and give light to folktales new. Tell Tale Tusk's take on folk is bold and original: as well as inventive interpreters and skillful arrangers of music from the British Isles, the ensemble are prolific writers, adding their distinctive and astute voices to modern day folksong.

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An Evening With Sam Baker

on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:30pm

In 1986 Sam Baker was on a train in Peru that was bombed by Shining Path Guerillas. Miraculously he survived and went on to become a great songwriter and is fast becoming one of the biggest underground Americana success stories of recent years. Imagine Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan and Johnny Cash jamming in a back street Texas bar when incomes Nick Cave and the spirit of Townes Van Zandt. Sam Baker grew up in the Texas prairie town of Itasca. He is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words are placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of grey. Sam Baker's fifth studio record is aptly called, 'Land of Doubt'. Produced by Nashville's Neilson Hubbard, the record offers a change in Baker's usual instrumentation, as he lays down his acoustic guitar, and plays instead the electric. Yet still he does not depart from the haunting and melodic style that has mesmerized critics and fans of his previous records (Mercy, Pretty World, Cotton, Say Grace.) Baker's musical storytelling in 'Land of Doubt' gives voice to emotions tender and bitter, personal and universal. Some songs seem to come from deep inside the well of his own experience, while others reflect empathy with and insight into the suffering of those outside it. Perhaps Baker describes the record best, I wanted a cinematic feel, a mixture of scarcity and tension And beautyI always come back to beauty on my records. That's shorthand for something that's bigger than me.

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Hannah Read - Album Launch

on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Way Out I'll Wander was produced in New Hampshire and upstate New York by Charlie Van Kirk and features a cast of musicians including Jefferson Hamer (Anais Mitchell), Jeff Picker and Sarah Jarosz. The recordings capture Read's formidable songwriting in intimate arrangements which reflect her background in traditional Scottish and English folk while also calling to mind the ice-cool delivery of Mary Lorson or Nina Nastasia. The songs set characters in a finely-drawn geography of wooded slopes and crisp, clean air city lights flickering on the horizon to explore time and place from Hannah's migrant perspective. Hannah spent her youth playing fiddle and singing in the rich traditional music scenes of Edinburgh and on the Isle of Eigg, a remote Island off the west coast of Scotland. With musical training at The City of Edinburgh Music School, The American School of Modern Music in Paris and the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Hannah gathered the musical tools, vocabulary and experience that propelled her into the thriving Brooklyn music scene. She has performed throughout the USA, UK, Canada and Europe with her own self-titled project, as well as with the likes of Julie Fowlis and Grammy Award-winning Sarah Jarosz. In 2017 - as part of the Songs of Separation project alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart - Hannah won a BBC Folk Award for Best Album. 'One of the finest singers of our day' - MOJO

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Rosie Hood + The Andy May Trio

on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Crh Music Presents Jess And The Bandits

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Media favourites Jess and the Bandits are a phenomenon. Fronted by Texan vocalist and songwriter Jessica Clemmons, they've set the Americana scene alight over the last few years, winning awards and acclaim galore. High octane country rock of the finest type, with blast furnace vocals and unforgettable songs, their debut album, Here we Go Again, was described by Nashville Over Here as A fun, melodic roller coaster mix of country rock and ballads, and by Gay Times as Like Shania at her trashiest or a whiskey-drunk Kelly Clarkson, these songs have the swagger of bad women and even worse men. Their new release Smoke and Mirrors takes over where the last one left off, and confirms their reputation as one of the brightest bands around.

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Tony Mcmanus

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

To find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Scots born and now Canada based, Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. Through Tony's hands the emotions of celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament - each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation. That emotional connection lifts McManus's playing beyond mere virtuosity to a place where new listeners worldwide - from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo - are won over to this music. In addition to his solo albums, there have also been groundbreaking recordings with musicians as diverse as Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, bluegrass legend Dan Crary and French bassist Alain Genty, to name but a few. Whatever the context, Tony's presence is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents, and his contribution was recently recognised with a Gold Medal, voted by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine - fellow recipients were John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel. Tony's 2009 recording, The Makers Mark, won universal acclaim even in the rock guitar press, where jigs and reels would have been unheard of prior to its release.

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Songs From The Heart - Ray Cooper And White Sail

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 8:00pm

A very special evening of music with beautiful original songs from legendary singer-songwriter Ray Cooper and alt-folk trio White Sail. Both Ray and White Sail will be playing material from their new albums in the candle-lit Wolfe Room in York's historic Black Swan. Peasholme Green York YO1 Tickets £10 0r £12 on the door.

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Mccusker, Mcgoldrick, Doyle

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Chris Farlowe, Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes (the Return)

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Littlehampton The Empress 7:30pm

The return by popular demand of Great British Blues Icon Chris Farlowe! British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 100 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including Paint It, Black, Think, Ride On, Baby, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and Out of Time, which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's Handbags and Gladrags.[2] and My Way Of Giving, a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks Through The Mill Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The Band take to the stage at 8.30 pm

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The Railsplitters

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Reg Meuross

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ ht HYPERLINK "https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html"tps://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail. HYPERLINK "mailto:mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com"com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves real & craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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Pons Aelius

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

2015 Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award Winners Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude.

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Sam Baker

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Lewes All Saints Arts Centre 7:30pm

This is a unallocated seated gig. We are delighted to welcome the legendary Sam Baker back to Lewes. This time it will be for a beautiful alternative take on Valentines night - want a date like no other? come to this and bring your loved ones, we will put the bubbly on ice for you!

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Tannahill Weavers

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Alice Zawadzki - Valentine's Special

on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Two of the UKs finest improvising cellists combine their deeply beautiful sonorities with playful abandon, making an unusual and exquisite bed for a "voice of velvet suppleness and gutsy emotional power" (The Arts Desk). A collection of amorous songs which explore both the darker and lighter sides of love, and the ultimate greatness of it. Expect to hear songs you know, and songs you don't, with flavours of jazz, folk and old pop. Alice Zawadzki: voice, violin, percussion Alice Purton: cello, voice Shirley Smart: cello www.alicezmusic.com

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Martin Stephenson (solo)

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. Support 19.50. Martin around 20.30 We have wheelchair access/toilet. If you wish to discuss further please email mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com We try to be as inclusive as we can. Venue is mostly seated. Arrive early if you wish to secure a seat.

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Tannahill Weavers

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

2018 will be the band's 50th anniversary. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they are joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie Brave, along with a long list of other accomplishments. With the release of the Tannahill's 17th recording, Live and In Session, on award-winning label Compass Records, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. http://tannahillweavers.com/

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Chris Farlowe Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes. The Return

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

Yes it's the return of the 'Terrible Trio' to The John Selden for a spring show! British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 100 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including Paint It, Black, Think, Ride On, Baby, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and Out of Time, which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's Handbags and Gladrags.[2] and My Way Of Giving, a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks Through The Mill Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The Band take to the stage at 9.00 pm

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Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:45pm

Like your Blues with a lot of Rhythm and your Rock with a lot of Roll? We're thrilled to welcome Big Boy Bloater and The Limits back to Fat Lil's with their much-celebrated brand of R&B with a modern twist as part of a very short run of headline shows ahead of a much-anticipated album release in the Spring. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready for tales of stalkers, betrayal, robot lovers + more set to an infectious beat, with world class guitar, and a vocal that has not only been compared to a cross between Tom Waits and Howlin' Wolf but was voted as one of the 'top 100 blues vocalists of all time' in a poll by readers of The Blues Magazine. This is good time music for good time people. The most recent album 'Luxury Hobo' was showcased on Radio 2 and gained the band TV coverage as well as making many 'best of 2016' lists. With celebrity fans already in the know and the general public catching on fast don't miss this show before he takes off for superstardom! "Big Boy Bloater and the Limits have a style that swings and an off-kilter sense of humour. The result is hugely entertaining, and the packed tent shows an appreciation for this bright and flowing set" - CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE The Big Boy with the big talent and the superb band is a unique artist. On form, like they are here, the three of them know no limits. MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC "Big Boy Bloater has a huge stage presence, quite literally, but also a lightness of touch in the deftness of the lyrics to his wry and humorous modern blues songs, and a twinkle in his eye. - BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE On the door price £14 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Beer

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Bob Cheevers

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Austin Singer-Songwriter Bob Cheevers Announces His 2018 StorySongs UK Tour Howlin' Dog Records is proud to announce that Bob Cheevers will be touring the UK in 2018 for the 13th year. He will again be promoting his epic boxed-set retrospective, Fifty Years released January 2017 in Europe and July 2017 in America. Fifty Years is a 5-disc boxed-set featuring 83 songs that chronicle the journey which includes the writing of over 3000 songs in multiple genres, touring around the world, decades living in the music centers of Memphis, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Austin, and ultimately, the release of what Cheevers feels is his masterpiece. The Story Songs Tour will feature selections from the elegant Fifty Years boxed set with song selections from his 10 previous CDs along with unreleased master recordings that have been collecting in his vault for decades. Cheever's 13th year of touring in the UK finds him reaching into his treasure trove of story songs and making them the focal point of his 2018 tour. All these songs are found in his recent Fifty Years boxed-set. It's been noted by critics worldwide that Cheevers has a unique and personal style of storytelling few writers are able to access much less sustain over a career. The honesty and heartfelt emotions exposed in his characters are a tribute to Cheever's ability to draw on his own life experiences and imagination to develop characters whose life experiences are familiar to the listener. Bob Cheevers' Story Songs Tour will be one full of laughter and a few tears along with those Ah Ha moments when the listener realizes he or she knows exactly what Bob is saying. About the stories in his songs, Bob says: I don't know if these stories are true...but they happened to me." Accompanying Cheevers again this tour will be London guitarist Geoff Haves, who with his wife, Janis, will provide tour support as the duo Haves and Haves. Light and warm sonic Pop tinged by Country and Folk with a rich, reverberation that echoes off the walls and resonates in the soul; just the right amount of jangle and wit perfectly describes this wonderful duo's songs and performances.

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Nathan Ball And Ned Roberts

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

NED ROBERTS Not long after writing his first songs, singer-songwriter Ned Roberts was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. In 2015, Ned returned to Los Angeles to record, once again with producer Luther Russell at the helm. The resulting album, Outside My Mind expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) was striking, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, these songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Lead single Lights on the River premiered on The Independent, and tracks from Outside My Mind were widely played on BBC Radio, including a live session for BBC Radio Scotland. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany supporting Steve Folk, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy. NATHAN BALL Nathan Ball is an extraordinarily talented UK songwriter, singer, guitarist and luthier. His beautifully written songs reveal depths of humanity and a keen eye for metaphor, while his intricate, finger picking style makes every note from his guitar shine. A firm favourite on the underground festival circuit, Nathan's poetic lyrics are matched with a powerful and distinctive voice and a rare and captivating guitar style. Following the success of his debut EP in 2009, Nathan was chosen as a finalist in the MOJO magazine New Voice competition in 2011. He then stepped away from the live music scene to concentrate on his other passion, building beautiful acoustic guitars, before recording his debut album 'Stand Up' in 2015. "He laces folkish melodies with smartly observant lyrics, underpinned on acoustic guitar by blues-infused progressions that are punctuated by rippling flourishes."

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Ferris & Sylvester

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... Ferris & Sylvester' - 'TOP 10 NEW COUNTRY ACTS YOU NEED TO HEAR ' ROLLING STONE JULY 2017 Issy Ferris & Archie Sylvester met as solo musicians on London's vibrant music scene. In 2016 their thoughtfully crafted, superb songwriting caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/The Verve/ Crowded House). The pair recorded their first record 'The Yellow Line EP' with Youth in his Space Mountain Studios, Spain, and recently released their self-produced second EP 'Made In Streatham'. Both received stunning press acclaim, with the iconic Rolling Stone Magazine including them in their 'Top 10 New Country Acts You Need To Hear' list in the July 2017 issue, and Mojo Magazine referring to their song 'Save Yourself' as a 'masterpiece of Brit Folk'. While the 60's sounds of NYC's Greenwich Village are clear references in their catchy folk-pop sound, the duo also sit comfortably within a thriving contemporary alt-folk scene that has produced the likes of Laura Marling and The Civil Wars- the clever combination of Archie Sylvester's blues influence and Issy Ferris' soft folk tone has created a distinctive genre of their own. 'Ferris & Sylvester's Youth-produced debut single is an overlooked masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.' - Mojo Magazine 'Dreamy, deceptively lovely folk-pop that tickles the ear and softens you up for the thornier sentiments contained therein. A rich and fully realised sound that leaves one pining for a full-length.' Rolling Stone Magazine 'Alt Simon & Garfunkel: dreamy pop with spiky sentiments' - The Guardian 'Exquisite songwriters' Music Is My Radar --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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From Russia With Love

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at London Gallery Cafe 7:15am

From Russia with Love - a vibrant performance of traditional Romani music and dance from Russia and around, showcasing stunning vocals, virtuosic music and fiery traditional Gypsy dance-art. 15th February, Gallery Café Bethnal Green, 7.30 9.30pm Tatcho Drom would like to introduce you to two stunning Ladies, who have recently joined our Russian Performance project: Russian Singer Anna Wolfberry, who's musical odyssey began in Moscow, singing everything from opera to rock, and the beautiful folk and Romani songs of her country. We met her when performing at a Russian conference, when she stood out as an audience member singing along beautifully and passionately Romani Dancer Linda Cremin, born to a Bulgarian Romani mum and Irish travellers dad, she was given a Roma and Traveller's soul by birth, and a dancing soul into her cradle her passionate dance style reflects that deep connection to earth and fire More info at www.tatchodrom.com and www.russiangypsysoul.co.uk Tickets £7/£4.50 conc in advance from wegottickets £9/£6 concession on the door Address: 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL around the corner from Bethnal Green tube, Central Line.

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From Russia With Love

on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at London Gallery Cafe 7:15am

From Russia with Love - a vibrant performance of traditional Romani music and dance from Russia and around, showcasing stunning vocals, virtuosic music and fiery traditional Gypsy dance-art. 15th February, Gallery Café Bethnal Green, 7.30 9.30pm Tatcho Drom would like to introduce you to two stunning Ladies, who have recently joined our Russian Performance project: Russian Singer Anna Wolfberry, who's musical odyssey began in Moscow, singing everything from opera to rock, and the beautiful folk and Romani songs of her country. We met her when performing at a Russian conference, when she stood out as an audience member singing along beautifully and passionately Romani Dancer Linda Cremin, born to a Bulgarian Romani mum and Irish travellers dad, she was given a Roma and Traveller's soul by birth, and a dancing soul into her cradle her passionate dance style reflects that deep connection to earth and fire More info at www.tatchodrom.com and www.russiangypsysoul.co.uk Tickets £7/£4.50 conc in advance from wegottickets £9/£6 concession on the door Address: 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL around the corner from Bethnal Green tube, Central Line.

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Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Chris Farlowe With Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Henfield Henfield Hall 7:30pm

Voodoo Kitchen in collaboration with The Henfield Club & Henfield Guild present: British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 200 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including "Paint It, Black", "Think", "Ride On, Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Out of Time", which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags".[2] and "My Way Of Giving", a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks " Through The Mill " Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The trio take to the stage at 8.30pm Doors 7.30pm More information at www.voodookitchen.co.uk Licensed Bar

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Megson

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

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'. The most original duo on the British folk scene.'(The Guardian); 'A force in the folk revival' (The Observer); 'Simply Brilliant' (The Sunday Express). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Megson

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

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'. The most original duo on the British folk scene.'(The Guardian); 'A force in the folk revival' (The Observer); 'Simply Brilliant' (The Sunday Express). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Ray Cooper

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Ray Cooper is a singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently living in Sweden, who started to play in bands when he was sixteen. Moving between rock, punk and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitarist and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988, and continued to play with them after his move to Sweden in 2000. In 2012 they won three awards at the BBC Folk Awards for Best Group, Best Album and Best Traditional Track and were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of three 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Ray took the brave decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and he has since been touring Europe extensively as a solo artist. He has recorded two critically acclaimed solo albums, 'Tales of Love, War and Death by Hanging', released in 2010, which was recorded in a Swedish log cabin, and his second, 'Palace Of Tears', which retains a distinct nordic flavour with the inclusion of Swedish fiddles and the Finnish kantele. A highly talented musician, singer and songwriter, a gig by Ray Cooper is not to be missed.

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The Railsplitters

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

The Railsplitters bring their high energy brand of bluegrass from Colorado, USA with top class instrumental playing and powerful harmonies. This hugely entertaining live band draws on a range of influences including folk/roots, Americana, modern pop and rock & roll, as well as bluegrass pioneers like Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs. Featuring banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that will knock your socks off. Having got their career off to a flying start by winning the band competition at the popular and influential Rockygrass festival, The Railsplitters have spent much of the last few years on the road, honing their craft. With three albums and two extensive UK tours under their belts, the band has received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic for their songwriting talent, luminous vocals and exceptional musical range. Though they operate with the instrumentation of a bluegrass band, The Railsplitters are making music totally unlimited by tradition. This is music for the open road, the open dance floor, and open ears - music of the American West, made for all. 'The Railsplitters are one of the most exciting bands to come on the scene in a long time. The complexity of their arrangements, the beauty of their vocals, and excitement in their performance should put them right in the center of your radar. Catch the Railsplitters, you'll dig 'em!' - Stephen Mougin, Sam Bush Band 'The Railsplitters embody two of my favourite musical elements: high quality musicianship and great original songs. They use both to make them, without a doubt, one of the best bluegrass bands to emerge in the last few years' - Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters 'The Railsplitters are building their own links with listeners, continuing to push traditional bluegrass boundaries while staying true to the genre's roots-one song, one note, one memorable riff, and one heartfelt harmony at a time.' - David MacPherson, No Depression Magazine

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Edgelarks

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Holywell Music And Folk Presents Daria Kulesh And Friends

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Holywell Music and Folk was born out of a desire and passion to bring live music to the heart of Oxford. With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her debut album Eternal Child was described as phenomenal and named Runner-Up in Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. Daria's 2017 album Long Lost Home has won awards in the UK and in Russia. The album has enjoyed national radio play and incredible reviews calling it a triumph, a masterpiece and a definite contender for the best album of 2017. Mike Harding praised the The Moon and the Pilot as "one of the most beautiful new songs of the last ten years". A hardworking and in-demand live performer, Daria offers her audiences a thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enchanting experience. For this special performance, she will be joined by a band comprising some of the best musicians on the folk scene.

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Katie Spencer / Kirsty Merryn

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. DOUBLE HEADLINE EVENT Katie Spencer Every once in a while we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside. Her debut studio release 'Good Morning Sky' was released in May 2017 and saw Katie working with a number of outstanding musicians, namely Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher, SAHB) and Foss Paterson (John Martyn, Jethro Tull). Recorded in Glasgow, the atmosphere of the Mini-Album recalls some of the essence of [John] Martyn's best music. The songs are treated to a delicate and mature guitar style to go with her distinctively graceful voice, Northern Sky Magazine. As debuts go Katie Spencer is clearly off to a flying start. Folk Radio UK Peter Cowley at FATEA Magazine recently reviewed her performance at Folk On The Farm, saying I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival. Kirsty Merryn Kirsty Merryn is a London-based singer-songwriter whose music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition, with influence from contemporary folk artists like Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, as well as genre-defying musicians like Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Kirsty has become a regular on the UK folk scene, delighting the crowds with her delicately introspective piano based songs and sophisticated musical style, which are balanced beautifully by an intimate and finely observational lyrical content. In 2015 after being discovered by Steve Knightley she received national airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music and in 2016 opened the main stage at Sidmouth Folk Week for headliners Show of Hands. Kirsty is currently working on her debut album, a collection of stories about inspirational women, with funding from the English Folk Dance and Song Society, and produced by award-winning Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project), which will be released later in 2017. In Autumn 2017 Kirsty will be touring the UK over 22 nights, supporting Show of Hands on their Cathedral Tour. Stage Times Katie Spencer 9.45-10.45 Kirsty Merryn 8.30-9.30 TBA 8.00-8.25 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Liz Simcock

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Concert in the Beechy Room

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Mawkin

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.

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Risky Business At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Ruth Fuga, Ken Powell and Dave Walmisley came together over 20 years ago after they had all had successful individual music careers. Combining their skills to include Dave's wonderful lyrics and songs, Ken and Dave's skills on the various instruments they play, and Ruth's stunningly clear lead vocals and harmonies to die for, they produced an eclectic mix of songs that had an overwhelming ability to leave you breathless and cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand on end. They went their separate ways about 10 years ago but we are pleased to say that they are now back together again to grace our stages once more. Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £8 - and only possible if space permits.

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Avital Raz & Richard Masters An Evening Of Strange Adventures

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Regather Works 7:30pm

Tired of fluffy, feel-good songs? Want some raunchiness, weirdness and other-worldliness? Avital and Richard will bring you tales of sex, bombs and uncomfortable surprises. There will be medieval sagas, odes to magic crows and songs that expose the dark underbellies of shopping malls. Richard and Avital invite you to be entertained by theirfolk-infected acoustic drama and promise to whisk you away for an evening of strange adventures. https://www.avitalraz.com https://rejectmonsters.wordpress.com Opening set from Michael Harding aka The Only Michael (Animat Electronica band)

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Avital Raz & Richard Masters An Evening Of Strange Adventures

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Regather Works 7:30pm

Tired of fluffy, feel-good songs? Want some raunchiness, weirdness and other-worldliness? Avital and Richard will bring you tales of sex, bombs and uncomfortable surprises. There will be medieval sagas, odes to magic crows and songs that expose the dark underbellies of shopping malls. Richard and Avital invite you to be entertained by theirfolk-infected acoustic drama and promise to whisk you away for an evening of strange adventures. https://www.avitalraz.com https://rejectmonsters.wordpress.com Opening set from Michael Harding aka The Only Michael (Animat Electronica band)

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The King Biscuit Boys

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

This is the second visit of the King Biscuit Boys to Forest Folk and Roots. Back in September 2016 they supported American bluesman John Emil and went down such a storm we've been waiting to get them back ever since. The King Biscuit Boys are Jonathan and Craig, an acoustic blues duo from Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire who met up in 2011. Since then have playing music predominantly from the 30's, 40's and 50's - they like to come and entertain. Their influences include Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells & Buddy Guy and just about all other harmonica and guitar blues duos. The blues is a broad-church and you can expect to hear just about all styles from the early raw Delta and various pre-war styles through the post war emergence of the electric styles with a bit of psychedelia and rock blues thrown in for good measure. They play a collection of acoustic originals & reworked standards, often with humorous twists in a variety of styles. Jonathan handles the vocals and guitar parts while Craig is the one who adds the virtuosity from various instruments including harmonica, washboard, melodica and if you are lucky HandPan & spoons along with resonator guitars. Craig wants to play the piano more, but Jonathan's Fiat 500 won't cope with that as well. They are a mesmerising act to both watch and listen to.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The King Biscuit Boys

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

This is the second visit of the King Biscuit Boys to Forest Folk and Roots. Back in September 2016 they supported American bluesman John Emil and went down such a storm we've been waiting to get them back ever since. The King Biscuit Boys are Jonathan and Craig, an acoustic blues duo from Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire who met up in 2011. Since then have playing music predominantly from the 30's, 40's and 50's - they like to come and entertain. Their influences include Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells & Buddy Guy and just about all other harmonica and guitar blues duos. The blues is a broad-church and you can expect to hear just about all styles from the early raw Delta and various pre-war styles through the post war emergence of the electric styles with a bit of psychedelia and rock blues thrown in for good measure. They play a collection of acoustic originals & reworked standards, often with humorous twists in a variety of styles. Jonathan handles the vocals and guitar parts while Craig is the one who adds the virtuosity from various instruments including harmonica, washboard, melodica and if you are lucky HandPan & spoons along with resonator guitars. Craig wants to play the piano more, but Jonathan's Fiat 500 won't cope with that as well. They are a mesmerising act to both watch and listen to.

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Richie Healy The Perilous Tree Album Showcase

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at London Aces & Eights 8:00pm

The Perilous Tree, release date 20 Jan 2018 is the much anticipated follow up to Richie Healy's critically acclaimed 2013 debut album Last Taxi Home.This mans voice growls at you with lyrics and emotion from his heart delivered with intensity and power from the soul of his boots that has a stripped-back lived-in rich rawness. This is the Only London show booked for 2018, and is not to be missed. Your copy of The Perilous Tree CD is included in your ticket price and is only available at the door on the night.

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Harbottle & Jonas

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 7:00pm

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Harbottle and Jonas have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island. Listen to them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHfENwG9a-w 'Damn Fine' - Mike Harding 'Definitely one of the best folk acts I've heard in a long while' - Music News 'Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements' - Americana UK 'I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas' - Folkwords 'A really unique sound' - Seth Lakeman Harbottle and Jonas have supported: Martin Carthy, Seth Lakeman, Declan Sinnott, Ruarri Joseph, Mark Chadwick and Maz O'Connor and had a beer named in honour of their first album!

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Snag It! With The After Hours Quintet

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Hot Jazz, Swing and Jive at Jamboree! The After Hours Quintet are a bunch of Northerners with a compulsion for Hot Jazz. They bring their various backgrounds to bear upon a trad jazz / swing repertoire, in an attempt to resurrect the sounds musicians such as Sydney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Django Reinhardt. Taking encouragement from the thriving Leeds jazz community, they find themselves in high demand; from fêtes, studios to stately homes. The band shall play two sets along the course of the night. Bring your dancing shoes.

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Peter Bruntnell @ No8

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

The inimitable Peter Bruntnell will be playing his distinct and superb brand of alt-americana, it's easy to see why he is such an iconic artist with a worldwide cult following. His latest album, Nos Da Comrade is a triumph! Music Starts at 8pm. Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-gig food.

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Papasam Alafia

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

Sam Maitland, aka PapaSam Alafia, moved to the UK in the late 1980s from Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. He's recorded and performed with many African and international artists. He has played music extensively throughout the UK, from Manchester's Band on the Wall and Bridgewater Hall to London's Jazz Café, the African Centre at Covent Garden, Smolensky's at the Strand, and the 'Sounds of Africa' concert on Clapham Common. At the Bristol Carnival he was filmed with his band Alafia for MTV African Music Show. In 2011, he began to play the palm wine music of his native country and is being well received for this genre around the UK. In 2012, he was booked at several Manchester venues as part of the internationally acclaimed We Face Forward Festival, both running workshops and performing. He has worked with a wide variety of artists, including Seal, King Masco, and the African band Rokoto, with whom he toured the United States and Japan. Recommended if you like: S E Rogie, Ebenezer Calender, E T Mensah

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George St Clair

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- George St Clair's songs evoke the dry deserts, rolling grasslands, and high mountains of his West Texas homeland. Living for the past several years in the UK has given him a renewed perspective on the land where he grew up, and these reflections take shape in his upcoming 2018 album Ballads of Captivity and Freedom. George draws on influences from the western country, Mexican folk, and 1970s Texas balladry, in songs that tell of his own life along the US-Mexico borderlands, and epic ballads about the history of struggle over possession of the land. He uses poetry, wit and rigour to penetrate beyond the standard view to take the listener to places and times where untold possibilities once existed, and still do.

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Lail Arad And J F Robitaille In Concert

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Poole St Aldhelm's Church 7:00pm

A wonderful opportunity to enjoy the music of these uniquely talented artists amid the stunning acoustics and atmosphere of St Aldhelm's Church. 200 yards from Branksome railway station, 100 yards from frequent Poole - Bournemouth bus services. Doors open from 7 pm with music from 7.30 pm.

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The Blue Bishops

on Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

Our good friends The Blue Bishops are back once again to rock the Crawdaddy. They are recognised as one of the best live rock blues bands on the circuit with good cause. Their line up includes Geoff Grange on vocals, guitar and harmonica alongside Simon Burrett on guitar and some vocals.They'll be joined by Steve Rodford on drums between his touring commitments with The Zombies and Andy Hodge (Serious Blues) on bass and backing vocals

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The Churchfitters

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Somerton Meadway Hall 7:30pm

Further info at http://comptondundon.com/?page_id=5284

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Pagoda Project

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Captivating and original, Folk Jazz fusion that will delight, surprise and entertain. The combination of Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) on accordion with a folk background and Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra) on clarinets with a classical and jazz background is not an obvious one but works oh so brilliantly. What they do have in common is they are both supremely talented musicians who bring something new and fresh to every performance. David Kidman (Fatea) summed what to expect really well when he wrote expect ebullient yet sensitive playing, with infectious, well-pointed rhythms, and a talent for taking tunes off into creative tangents, a real gift for affectionate pastiche, and a keen understanding of all manner of folk and world musics, classical and jazz disciplines. Oh, and a delicious sense of wordplay. Since Pagoda's last appearance at ACE Space (in the days they were a duo rather than a project) they have recorded and released their first CD Clarion to great acclaim. Songlines gave them a 5 star review (the only 5 star review in an edition that reviewed over 60 CDs). Their last gig is still the only one where two encores were demanded by the audience. Pagoda Project gigs tend to be few and far between so don't miss this opportunity.

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Pagoda Project

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Captivating and original, Folk Jazz fusion that will delight, surprise and entertain. The combination of Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) on accordion with a folk background and Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra) on clarinets with a classical and jazz background is not an obvious one but works oh so brilliantly. What they do have in common is they are both supremely talented musicians who bring something new and fresh to every performance. David Kidman (Fatea) summed what to expect really well when he wrote expect ebullient yet sensitive playing, with infectious, well-pointed rhythms, and a talent for taking tunes off into creative tangents, a real gift for affectionate pastiche, and a keen understanding of all manner of folk and world musics, classical and jazz disciplines. Oh, and a delicious sense of wordplay. Since Pagoda's last appearance at ACE Space (in the days they were a duo rather than a project) they have recorded and released their first CD Clarion to great acclaim. Songlines gave them a 5 star review (the only 5 star review in an edition that reviewed over 60 CDs). Their last gig is still the only one where two encores were demanded by the audience. Pagoda Project gigs tend to be few and far between so don't miss this opportunity.

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Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 8:00pm

Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band | Geno Washington and The YoYo's Information Page Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band are an English based Soul band originally active from 1965 to 1969. Now going stronger than ever! Members: Geno Washington (Lead Vocals); Geoff Hemsley (Drums); Steve Bingham (Bass and Backing Vocals); Billy Burke (Guitar and Backing Vocals); and Alan Whetton (Tenor Sax). Geno Washington and The YoYo's play a more Blues oriented set and are the band minus the saxes.

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Noble Jacks

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

NOBLE JACKS are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of upbeat folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. The band hit the festival scene hard in 2016 with performances at Chagstock, Beautiful Days, Broadstairs Folk Week and Bestival to name a few, while 2017 has seen Noble Jacks' debut at Glastonbury with more to come!

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Miranda Sykes

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Uckfield Civic Centre 7:15pm

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.

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Half Deaf Clatch & Supports

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Manchester Fuel Cafe Bar 6:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/520254941649417

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The Jigantics, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Savannahs

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Petersfield The Studio @ TPS 7:00pm

It's been a long time in the planning but at last we're delighted to announce the launch night in our newest (old) venue, in our favourite town - The Studio @ The Petersfield School (TPS) in (obviously) Petersfield! We have many friends who travel down from the area who have often said to us Why don't you put on some of your Americana shows in Petersfield?!and having put on a few shows at TPS many many years ago, we thought what a great idea! and the result of that is this amazing showcase of some of our favourite Americana acts all in one show! The Jigantics One of the UK's 'must see' live roots acts. A discernible quality oozing from every groove. Delving into the myriad roots of Americana and British music and serving it up with an originality and respect that is as heartening as it is refreshing! (Fatea Magazine) "A fabulous fusion of cajun, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class. (Steve Sheldon, FolkIcons.co.uk) Goat Roper Rodeo Band With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching 'country blues', like you've never heard! "The Goat Ropers are the real deal! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers) The Savannahs This new country girl group are already making a huge impact! (Ticketweb) The Savannahs are destined for superstardom! Perfect! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Martin Simpson

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Macclesfield Mottram Village Hall 7:15pm

Doors open at 7.15 for 8 o'clock start.

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Jo Harman

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

A voice that leaves you speechless ~ Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 Widely regarded the most exciting blues, soul and roots artist to emerge in Europe for decades, Jo Harman performs in support of her critically acclaimed, and commercially successful, second studio album 'People We Become', from which the track 'When We Were Young (featuring soul superstar Michael McDonald) was BBC Radio 2 playlisted. From blues to soul, gospel to Beatles-worthy pop, 'People We Become' is a modern album rooted in the timeless music of past generations. Jo has had a remarkable rise to success. In 2013 she performed to over 300,000 people at Parkpop festival in the Netherlands, in 2015 she was headhunted by Amnesty International to perform at their prestigious awards alongside Joan Baez and Patti Smith, and in 2017 she made her US debut at Joe's Pub New York, the stage where Adele and Amy Winehouse made their American debuts. Live, her soul fuelled show ranges from hard rock to intimate, heart-warming ballads and features both her own emotive songwriting as well as personal takes on well-known standards.

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Th'antiques

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:00pm

Th'antiques disbanded over 10 years ago; since then they have remained friends in close contact with each other. They recently met up at Sid Calderbanks birthday party - Sid asked them to sing together. This prompted calls for a 'Reunion Concert' - so here it is. There won't be any new material - just the old favourites - come along and join in.

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Dempsey Broughton

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Maldon The Sunny Sailor 7:30pm

Since forming in 1999, this incredible duo have recorded three albums and toured extensively all over the world. Combining emotive song, unrivaled instrumental capability and a spectacular high energy show, they never fail to create a spellbinding atmosphere.  The list of musicians they have played with is impressive! :- Whippersnapper, Mary Black, Joss Stone, Dando Shaft, The Urban Folk Quartet, Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Dave Swarbrick, Percy Sledge, Bellowhead.....but it can't prepare you for this unique partnership drawn from Folk music from all corners of the world, mixed with their experience of Jazz, Soul, Classical, Pop and Rock which takes the result into original and uncharted territory when they play Off by Heart.

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Helter Skelter With Tiger Moth + Géronimo ! Chapeau

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Folk and French Folklore at Jamboree with Tiger Moth and Géronimo ! Chapeau ... Tiger Moth play a wild mix of world Gypsy folk punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often at dizzying speed, a bass and horn-driven blast of brilliant madness. Géronimo ! Chapeau play twinkling Gallic folk with its roots deep in French folklore.

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47 Soul - Mama Liz's Voodoo Lounge

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge 9:00pm

As part of Moony and Lucys Wedding After Party 47 soul will be playing a live set. We have decided to make a small number of tickets available for fans of the band to catch them at this exclusive and intimate venue.

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Unplugged Album Showcase The Perilous Tree By Richie Healy

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

Michael Pipe in association with The Loner Promotions is delighted to invite you to attend a very unique Unplugged UK Album Launch and Showcase at the Ent Shed in Bedford on Saturday the 17th of February to kick off the New Year's round of gigs. The Perilous Tree, release date 20 Jan 2018, is the much anticipated follow up to Richie Healy's critically acclaimed 2013 debut album Last Taxi Home. This man's voice growls at you with lyrics and emotion from his heart delivered with intensity and power from the soul - of his boots - that has a stripped-back, lived-in, rich rawness. To launch the New Year this Unplugged live showcase of The Perilous Tree is a one-off treat for Ent Shed Members and patrons, and is not to be missed. Your hard copy of The Perilous Tree CD is included in your ticket price of £5.50 only if you pre-book and will be presented to you at the door when you arrive, free of charge. If you don't pre-book you can still buy the CD on the night for £5.00 and the entry fee to this unique Unplugged limited-numbers gig on the night is only £6.00. Due to limited numbers pre-booking is strongly recommended. Doors at 8.00pm, Showtime at 8.30pm sharp so please don't be late for this intimate gig at your favourite local independent music venue, as there is no support act. There will be an interval in the performance. A cryptic set of songs, challenging, spellbinding but ultimately extremely rewarding. Make no mistake it's no party record, rather a late-night listen in a darkened room, perhaps accompanied by a glass or two of spirits. Its stories are stripped right back to the bare bones with Healy's weathered vocals and acoustic guitar sympathetically supported by some atmospheric accordion playing by Ger Moloney, with haunting Harmony and Backing Vocals from Elise Ramsbottom Declan Culliton Reviews December 23 2017 www.lonesomehighway.com Venue: the Ent Shed Live Music and Entertainment Venue adjacent to The Gordon Arms Pub 118, Castle Road Bedford MK40 3QY www.entshed.co.uk

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Ghislaine Mouly

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Ghislaine Mouly is an exceptional French singer-songwriter. Her chansons intimes intimate songs are a joy. She has poured her life into these warm, gentle but powerful chansons francaises. Her superb voice is a gift. Aged 3, her father used to lift her onto a table and say Chante Ghislaine, chante !! And she did. And she hasn't stopped since. At school she wrote lyrics about her teachers. She's been songwriting ever since, crafting what one admirer described as beautiful, chiselled, poetic texts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzf1FENXCdc 'L'amour plus grand que nous' As one friend said to her: When I hear you sing I have the impression of listening to a strong wind of love. That became the title of her last CD: 'Mistral d'Amour'. She sings with bewitching tenderness, songs of love, of joy, of sharing and, no matter how painful a song's theme might be, her aim is always to leave her listeners with hope. She is uplifting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zzORZL2eC0 'Merci' There is no side to Ghislaine Mouly, no pretension, no arrogance. She is still a humble performer and with her terrific diction she wants you to hear every word. She sings them with huge passion and energy. She is a lady who has lived a lot and her songs reflect that experience. In over 25 years on stage she has recorded 5 CDs and the next will be released in May. This is her first visit as a singer to England. "A warm and captivating voice ... pure poetry that transports you above the clouds" Fabien Oyhanetche, guitarist As the song played on, her warmth, charm and fabulous tone started to come through and all my barriers and walls came tumbling down just like melting ice." David Durant, radio DJ "Ghislaine Mouly's voice is fantastic!" http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x72czv www.deezer.com/search/Ghislaine%20Mouly

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Ned Roberts Plays Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Label mates with our favourite cosmic country blues trio The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Ned Roberts is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in London. Raised in a musical family (his father is renowned classical pianist Paul Roberts), Ned first started gigging when living up in York, playing old folk covers and the odd Dylan tune. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative parternship. The first single culled from these fruitful sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany supporting Steve Folk, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy. In 2015, Ned returned to Los Angeles to record, once again with producer Luther Russell at the helm. The resulting album, Outside My Mind expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) is striking, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. These songs sit comfortably among the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Look out for the release of Outside My Mind later in 2016. Press: 'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' 4/5 The Guardian 'A seriously confident affair...direct, urgent and ageless' 8/10 UNCUT 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' GIDEON COE, BBC 6MUSIC 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6MUSIC ******************************************************************************** The superbly sublime tunesmith Robbie Thompson (Buffalo Skinners) will provide support for the evening...... ALWAYS a pleasure!!!

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Najma Akhtar's Five Rivers

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Five Rivers" is a musical journey that starts in India with the Ganges, to Africa's River Niger, to the UK's River Thames, on to Ireland with the River Shannon and finally ending at the Mississippi Delta. Najma explores the synergies that resonate with her Asian - British roots by connecting vocal expressions of unrequited love through the waterways of voice, poetry an d music. Jac Holzman, who signed the band 'Love' in the sixties and former owner of Elektra Records, upon hearing Najma's interpretation on the song 'Old Man' wrote, 'Najma, I so enjoyed what you did with Bryan's song, one of the unsung gems on Forever Changes. Your take is original, understated and true to the spirit of the original. ________________________________________ British born, Najma's music encompasses World Jazz, Asian Underground, Delta Blues, Psychedelia, Rock, Western Folk, Celtic, Sufi, North African Blues, Irish Celtic nuances and more. Her bi-lingual Indian vocals create a beautiful marriage between the East and the West that is utterly compelling.

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Mosi Conde

on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Spectacular Jawdropping Performance DJ Ritu Mighty Russ Jones Hackney GlobeTrotter Really Lovely Live Session BBCR3 World on 3 One of the UK's finest Guinean Griot Mosi Conde. Recently featured live and interviewed on BBC Radio 3's World on 3, Mosi Conde comes with heavyweight credentials. Born into one of West Africa's core Griot families he began playing the many instruments he is master of from a very young age and has been touring professionally since he was 15, initially throughout Africa and then in Europe. Mory Kante, Diamond Fingers Diabate and Sona Diabate founder of Les Amazones de Guinée are his close relatives and his family members are much in demand as producers and players for the likes of Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy and Ami Koita. Mosi Conde's music is steeped in tradition with a global sonic awareness (©). Whether solo or leading his band, Kaira Kora Afrika, Mosi creates music that excites and delights both aficionados and those new to West African music, his sheer musicality and skill evident throughout. It's music that is both contemplative and compelling to dance to. Mosi Conde is a great communicator sharing deep awareness of his beloved Guinea and a strong affinity for London through his fabulous compositions and performances. He has played Royal Festival Hall, QEH, Albert Hall, and many major festivals including WOMAD, Secret Garden, Shambala and has toured as part of In Place of War with Young Fathers and Sandy Shaw , as well as being part of Africa Express and the PRS New Music Biennale. Mosi Conde's debut album Kaira Kora Afrika secured glowing reviews and wide airplay on mainstream and alternative media alike. His follow up is eagerly awaited. For tonight's show Mosi Conde will play an extended solo set revealing new compositions and revisiting favourites which he will expand further with his superb band as well. The range of instruments Mosi Conde plays is astounding: He is well known for his mellifluous voice, creative and sparkling Kora and lightening force intuitive Djembe. To this solid foundation he adds Bolon Bata a goatskin covered calabash which in his expert hands more than equals major double bass players, Donso Ngoni (round - bass), Kamelon Ngoni (the griot's bass), Balafon (as vibrant as any Vibes or Xylophone), Guitar, Gongoma (large calabash thumb piano) and many many traditional percussion instruments. A living contemporary archive! The second set sees Mosi's music further amplified by his group of brilliant fellow musicians. Mosi Conde live and direct promises an uplifting and amazing evening. Essential ...be sure to book your tickets early!

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Long overdue return from this wonderful duo. Damien is one of the top names in Folk music as both a solo artist and leader of festival giants The Demon Barbers. Mike is a key member of the famous singing family the Wilson Family. Great songs sung with power and grace. You know all that soft, rather twee type of folk music? This ain't it. 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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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Long overdue return from this wonderful duo. Damien is one of the top names in Folk music as both a solo artist and leader of festival giants The Demon Barbers. Mike is a key member of the famous singing family the Wilson Family. Great songs sung with power and grace. You know all that soft, rather twee type of folk music? This ain't it. 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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Jon Byrd

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Jon Byrd lived his formative years in small town America, one county over from the birthplace of legendary country artist Hank Williams. When Jon was just eight years old, his dad was diagnosed with TB and began singing the immortal Jimmie Rogers' song TB Blues all around the house. That same year Jon saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and his obsession with the musical tension between country and rock 'n' roll was born. After touring nationally with jangle-pop purists Tim Lee and the Windbreakers in the 1980s, the 1990s saw Byrd studying for a Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He also formed the hard country band the Ratchet Set as a musical outlet for his love of old trucking songs and two chord honky-tonk gems. In 1998, after 7 years of teaching, Byrd relocated to Nashville where he quickly made a name for himself as a singularly authentic country singer and Telecaster slinger. As a sideman, Jon had been long been performing his own compositions, but now he was ready to showcase his singing and songwriting in earnest. In late 2004 he debuted his band Byrd's Auto Parts, a rambling collective of in-demand players who set about fleshing out Jon's original material and an album of the same nam followed in 2007. The music reflected Byrd's eclectic tastes in country/roots music and his fun-loving performance style and was well received in the music press. In 2011 DOWN AT THE WELL OF WISHES was released and he embarked on his first European tour. Though 2014 was a year of full-time touring, Jon also managed to record a new record of 10 songs in the Outlaw tradition of celebrating the great writing of un-sung songwriting hero-pals. Each song on ROUTE 41 is penned by a dear friend. And now DIRTY OL' RIVER, Jon's fourth solo album, harkens back to his first Auto Parts record: up-tempo country songs, lots of pedal steel, and some really strong country covers. If you've been left cold by what passes for country singing and songwriting these days, you've found the right guy. Ultimately, Jon brings music lovers of all stripes out to hear great country songs sung and played with heart and soul. He's a little more accomplished now, but he's still that little kid playing for the hometown crowd.

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Jon Byrd

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Jon Byrd lived his formative years in small town America, one county over from the birthplace of legendary country artist Hank Williams. When Jon was just eight years old, his dad was diagnosed with TB and began singing the immortal Jimmie Rogers' song TB Blues all around the house. That same year Jon saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and his obsession with the musical tension between country and rock 'n' roll was born. After touring nationally with jangle-pop purists Tim Lee and the Windbreakers in the 1980s, the 1990s saw Byrd studying for a Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He also formed the hard country band the Ratchet Set as a musical outlet for his love of old trucking songs and two chord honky-tonk gems. In 1998, after 7 years of teaching, Byrd relocated to Nashville where he quickly made a name for himself as a singularly authentic country singer and Telecaster slinger. As a sideman, Jon had been long been performing his own compositions, but now he was ready to showcase his singing and songwriting in earnest. In late 2004 he debuted his band Byrd's Auto Parts, a rambling collective of in-demand players who set about fleshing out Jon's original material and an album of the same nam followed in 2007. The music reflected Byrd's eclectic tastes in country/roots music and his fun-loving performance style and was well received in the music press. In 2011 DOWN AT THE WELL OF WISHES was released and he embarked on his first European tour. Though 2014 was a year of full-time touring, Jon also managed to record a new record of 10 songs in the Outlaw tradition of celebrating the great writing of un-sung songwriting hero-pals. Each song on ROUTE 41 is penned by a dear friend. And now DIRTY OL' RIVER, Jon's fourth solo album, harkens back to his first Auto Parts record: up-tempo country songs, lots of pedal steel, and some really strong country covers. If you've been left cold by what passes for country singing and songwriting these days, you've found the right guy. Ultimately, Jon brings music lovers of all stripes out to hear great country songs sung and played with heart and soul. He's a little more accomplished now, but he's still that little kid playing for the hometown crowd.

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Hamell On Trial

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at London Leytonstone & District Ex-Servicemen's Club 7:00pm

BACK IN THE UK...armed with a battered 1937 Gibson acoustic guitar that he amplifies mightily and strums like a machine gun, a politically astute mind that can't stop moving, and a mouth that can be profane one minute and profound the next, Hamell's caustic wit and devil-may-care attitude has long been a favorite of anti-establishment icons Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson, Ani DiFranco and the critical elite inciting Rolling Stone magazine to call him "Bald, bold and superbad!" Henry Rollins says "Hamell is a one man rock show!" He has been described as "Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joe Strummer all rolled into one" by Philadelphia Weekly and a "one man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive" by the Village Voice. His performances invoke thoughts of the great, rebellious satirists and social commentators of the past: Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks. There's no way around his obscenity but in that is a willingness to fight for the free thinkers of the world.

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Matshidiso

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Matshidiso (pronounced mat-sea-dee-so) is a half South African (the origin of her name comes from the Sotho tribe, meaning blessing or consolation) half Jamaican musician, born and raised in London. A classically trained pianist, composer, arranger and singer-songwriter, she also plays guitar and experiments with percussion. Inspired by soul, hip-hop, world music and singer-songwriters of the 70′s, Matshidiso's eclectic fusion of styles adds up to a soulful sound that is uniquely hers. Best experienced live, Matshidiso is a storyteller creating an immersive and collaborative experience between audience and performer. She enjoys writing spontaneous songs for audience members during her gigs (this involves a volunteer from the audience whom Matshidiso has never met and then writing a song specifically for that person on the spot) and also holds intimate gigs in her living room at home, 'The Front Room Sessions'. Not only does Matshidiso write, compose, arrange and produce all her music, she is a band leader, a songwriter and arranger for both signed and unsigned musicians including soul singer Daley, Charlotte OC and Khalia who shared management with Lana del Rey and Emeli Sandé respectively. Matshidiso is also a keen collaborator and is passionate about ever-expanding her musical repertoire. She has sung and played piano for a range of different artists from diverse musical backgrounds including Afrobeat, pop, electro, jazz, soul, world music and not only in English but also in French and Spanish. Matshidiso has worked closely with leading UK cultural organisation, the Southbank Centre at a series of festivals including 'Africa Utopia' and 'Women of the World.' this has included performing, devising and leading a workshop on songwriting and chairing a panel on arts and activism with artists from south Africa, the UK and Egypt. Further afield Matshidiso has collaborated with South African filmmakers to create music videos that not only highlight her music, but also seek to present Africa in a more nuanced and complex way. This has included a video shot in Johannesburg, Running [https://youtu.be/bs-u_go1_ts] and an upcoming short film that considers post-apartheid South Africa from the perspective of young South Africans. Matshidiso believes in the transcendent power of music to not only connect but to heal and has spent the past 5 yrs playing to staff and patients at renowned cancer hospital, the Royal Marsden in London. With a background in human rights law, Matshidiso also trained as a lawyer, has a Masters in public international law and spent some years in France, studying French law in Paris. she speaks French fluently as well as some German, Russian and Spanish. Matshidiso has been playing the piano from the age of 7 and started writing songs alongside her law degree. Her passion is using music and creativity to promote human rights and social justice. she has worked in Ethiopia with an anti sex-trafficking organization and as a relief worker in Haiti soon after the 2010 earthquake. Matshidiso returned to Haiti in 2013 to continue the work that was started. More recently she set up an education program facilitating arts and educational workshops for male inmates at a young offenders prison in the UK. In 2012 Matshidiso released her first EP 'Nursery Rhymes for Grown Folks', taking children's nursery rhymes and adapting them for adults, it stemmed from a desire to re-create for adults the same familiarity and comfort that nursery rhymes bring to children. Her goal was sucessful, a number of listeners have noted that the ep is the only thing that helps them sleep at night. She released a second EP in Spring of 2016 fragile which was recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel. raw, intimate and vulnerable, just Matshidiso singing at the piano . She has also released 2 singles, The Water and Running in 2012 and 2013 respecitvely and is currently working on her debut album. A full length album that will display her broad musical influences, her musicianship and love for storytelling.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled afternoon of live original acoustic folk/roots music with Mr Love & Justice and guest performers Bashema and Out Of The Woods. BASHEMA A jazz influenced soulful songstress with an edgy twist and superb piano skills. OUT OF THE WOODS Acoustic folk duo featuring Isobel on vocals and guitar and Paul on guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele, they love to play beautiful covers and originals. MR LOVE & JUSTICE 21st Century Anglicana from Swindon's folk-rock collective with a very contemporary very English take on the late 60s west coast cross-over sound featuring the melodic yet hard-hitting lyrical concerns of singer-songwriter Steve Cox. www.mrloveandjustice.com

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Lazy Sunday Afternoons Spring 2018

on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

Season ticket to all 3 Spring 2018 Lazy Sunday Afternoon shows with Mr Love & Justice and their guest performers. Sun Feb 18th Sun Mar 18th Sun Apr 15th 3-5pm.

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Salt House

on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk Since the release of their 2013 debut 'Lay Your Dark Low', Scottish band Salt House have established themselves as a strong force on the folk scene. Known for their combination of new writing along with reworking of old words, their sound is rooted in the rich British song-writing tradition. ​ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 heralds the arrival of a new voice for Salt House, and the first performances and recordings with Jenny Sturgeon, 'a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill' R2 Magazine. Ewan MacPherson - guitar, mandola, vocals, jaws harp Jenny Sturgeon - vocals, harmonium, shruti box, guitar Lauren MacColl - fiddle, viola, vocals ​"One of the most interesting and exciting bands to emerge in the last few years" Mike Harding ​"Imaginatively creative songs and startling freshness to traditional material" fRoots "A significant new collective" The Herald ​ "They are a seriously talented group of musical raconteurs." Bright Young Folk

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Fara

on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price's three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. Nominees, and performers, at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, booked as artiste in residence at Festival Interceltique Lorient 2017, and with return visits scheduled to festivals in the UK and Europe including Cambridge Folk Festival and Tønder Festival, Fara has already established their unique place in the folk scene.

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Willy Mason

on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

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Gun Outfit

on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, Gun Outfit's enveloping 'Western expanse' aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Their fifth LP ranks as their most brutally beautiful statement yet. Drawing from mythologies both classical and postmodern, Out of Range builds a world in which Brueghel the Elder, St. Augustine, and the ancient goddess Cybele ride with John Ford, Samuel Beckett, and Wallace Stevens on a Orphic-Gnostic suicide drive towards the hallucinatory vanishing points of the Southwestern desert, debating the denouement of the decaying American dream. 'And Orpheus' ghost fled under the earth, and knew the places he had known before' Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book XI Orpheus had a hell of a time. Of all the evocative modern retellings of the Orpheus myth by Jean Cocteau, Marcel Camus, Philip K. Dick, et al none equals the blunt power of Ovid's version in Metamorphoses. After losing his lover Eurydice, the great musician Orpheus swears off women and turns instead to the love of young men. He refuses to worship all gods but Apollo, inciting Dionysus' female followers the Maenads to tear him limb from limb. Orpheus' severed head and orphaned lyre, still singing and strumming his bewitching songs 'made the pale phantoms weep' float down the Hebrus River to Lesbos, and his ghost revisits the underworld where he left Eurydice. Sonically, Gun Outfit has never sounded more confidently awash in its collective strengths and nuances, its players never more sensually attuned to each other's playing. Like a stone eroded by years in the arroyo, the band's enveloping aesthetic of guitar levitations and honky-tonk hexes has become gradually smoother over time. Sharp and Keith have become highly sensitive, idiosyncratic singers and guitariststwo voices that meld and ascend into a wild, honeyed helix. Drummer and founding member Dan Swire (drums, percussion, guitar) and Adam Payne (bass, guitar) comprise the rare rhythm section able to vault a song into the strata through sheer will (as on the kinetic, anthemic Sally Rose) or show remarkable restraint when required (Primacy of Love). Henry Barnes, the legendary mastermind of Man Is the Bastard and Amps for Christ, has gone from mentoring multi-instrumentalist accomplice to official band member, scarifying these songs with his singular guitar, dulcimer, bouzouki, and fiddle parts as well as his own homemade hybrid instruments like the 'sibanjar' and 'springocaster lap-slide'. Engineered by Facundo Bermudez (Ty Segall, No Age) and mixed by Chris Cohen (Weyes Blood, Cass McCombs) in Los Angeles, the recording process spanned the 2016 presidential election. Dylan recorded the vocals for Cybele, a song about a religious cult, drowned antiquities, and the end of empire, ten minutes after the election results were announced. Out of Range ends with the moving Second Decade, an unusually autobiographical and candidly self-reflexive meditation on the experience of playing together in a decade-spanning band, and the effects of of time on art. Using the stage as metaphor, each of Gun Outfit's singers assumes a role in a Samuel Beckett play, Carrie as Winnie from Happy Days and Dylan as Estragon from Waiting for Godot: 'Ten years attention/Trying to hold on/You were akin to Winnie/While I was doing Estragon.' They're existential antiheroes, each half of an enduring partnership, who have returned underground, like Orpheus, to the out-of-range places they've known before, to play ballads for the dead: 'Oh my/Caroline/Can you believe how hard it is to keep a love alive?/Ten years of working/And playing all our parts/We had to call it a country/Because it was bigger than a work of art.' And the pale phantoms weep.

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Pete Boss & The Bluehearts

on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Pete Boss comes back out to play - AGAIN! Pete first achieved recognition as a founder member of Oxford-based band The Elmores, a widely respected modern blues outfit whose live performances and album Alone in the Country earned the band popular and critical acclaim in the blues fraternity both at home and abroad; their original instrumental Little Stevie's Shuffle features on the soundtrack of the British feature film I Went Down. The powerful and inventive style of Pete's playing earned him a Best British Blues Guitarist award in a national competition in 1989 and he has recorded albums with George 'Wild Child' Butler, Dana Gillespie and Earl Green. Performing a mixture of original and classic material with long-time associate Tex Elmore featured on vocals, the band draw on a wealth of musical experience and versatility, and anyone who has seen the band play will agree that they are exceptional in their spontaneity and power as they combine blues virtuosity with distinctively modern approaches to the repertoire. As well as playing widely in Europe, the band have recorded sessions for the Paul Jones Blues Show on Radio 2 and David Freeman's Blues and Boogie Show on Jazz FM. Having had them play a scorching show for us last Feb, we are thrilled to have them back at The Haven Club in 2018.

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Pete Boss & The Bluehearts

on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Pete Boss comes back out to play - AGAIN! Pete first achieved recognition as a founder member of Oxford-based band The Elmores, a widely respected modern blues outfit whose live performances and album Alone in the Country earned the band popular and critical acclaim in the blues fraternity both at home and abroad; their original instrumental Little Stevie's Shuffle features on the soundtrack of the British feature film I Went Down. The powerful and inventive style of Pete's playing earned him a Best British Blues Guitarist award in a national competition in 1989 and he has recorded albums with George 'Wild Child' Butler, Dana Gillespie and Earl Green. Performing a mixture of original and classic material with long-time associate Tex Elmore featured on vocals, the band draw on a wealth of musical experience and versatility, and anyone who has seen the band play will agree that they are exceptional in their spontaneity and power as they combine blues virtuosity with distinctively modern approaches to the repertoire. As well as playing widely in Europe, the band have recorded sessions for the Paul Jones Blues Show on Radio 2 and David Freeman's Blues and Boogie Show on Jazz FM. Having had them play a scorching show for us last Feb, we are thrilled to have them back at The Haven Club in 2018.

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Picapica

on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

Newly signed to Rough Trade Records, PicaPica bring their soaring harmonies and clever guitars to Paper Dress Vintage. Support comes from Jamie Doe's The Magic Lantern.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar 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).

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Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow Plus Ewan Mclennan

on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Kit & Aaron are best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, their live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. BBC Horizon Award winner, Ewan McLennan is a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. "Fleet fingered and ingeniously arranged... deserve to be thought of as up there with the best of them" - Songlines "Such dexterity, energy and passion... mightily impressive" - R2 Magazine The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest - Acoustic Magazine Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy - Living Tradition Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow's debut album 'The Fox' has been received with critical acclaim. It explores the relationship between fiddle, guitar and voice, using the fertile ground of the traditional music of the British Isles as its starting point. The product of decades of musical experience, the track listing combines self penned tunes and folk tales, all intricately arranged and heartfelt. Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award to his performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan's most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two's Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's Front Row and BBC Radio 3's In Tune. 'An Artist whose music lives and breathes' Songlines

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Fisherman's Friends

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at Nottingham The Albert Hall 6:45pm

Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman's Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers. In 2010 they signed a major record deal and their album "Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends" went Gold as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they've been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013) and Proper Job (2015) and played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad. They sang for HM The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, they were selected to sing for Prince Charles & Camilla during their 2016 tour of Cornwall and were honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011. Other standout performances include the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days, Sidmouth Folk Week, Looe Music Festival, Costa del Folk in Portugal and the BBC Proms in the Park. The Fisherman's Friends are: brothers John & Jeremy Brown, writer and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder John 'Lefty' Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb. The Fisherman's Friends have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Fisherman's Friends! All wheelchair users please book directly with the Box Office on 01256 416384. You can find all our shows on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oeplive. Please do take a look and Like our page.

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Willy Mason

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

14+ accompanied by adult 16+ without

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Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala celebrated the five years of their acoustic five-string fiddle duo in 2016! The ensemble's sound varies between fragile and rich and the duo has often been noted to sound like more than two instruments. All in all their music suites all sorts of venues and is also easy to dance to! Both players of Duo Emilia Lajunen & Suvi Oskala are of the very best Finnish folk fiddling can offer. Their repertoire consists of traditional Finnish fiddle tunes which the duo has arranged with a twist. Their music has been described as chamber music played rhythmically by two professional folk fiddlers. The latest additions to the duo's repertoire are commission compositions by eg. Mikael Marin of Väsen and Johanna Juhola. Since the release of their debut album 'Tyttörinki' in 2012 the duo has toured extensively in Finland and they have also performed abroad in Scandinavia, the UK, South Korea and India and are now getting ready to release their second album in the beginning of 2018!

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Kings Of The South Seas

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Hudson Records is proud to present Kings of The South Seas, visiting Sheffield on tour to promote their new album 'Franklin'. In the last three years, HMS Erebus and Terror, Franklin's two ships from his ill-fated 1845 voyage to find the NW Passage were discovered at the bottom of the icy seas off Northern Canada. This brought the fateful events back into focus after they'd filled the international headlines in the second half of the 19th Century when all 129 of the crew disappeared without trace in the Arctic wastes. With the 'Franklin' album, Kings of The South Seas will bring to life the traditional and written music left by these events and their cultural fallout; from Canadian Voyageur paddling songs, English folk ballads and songs composed onboard ice-bound wintering ships to Victorian parlour pieces. Kings of The South Seas are, Ben Nicholls-concertina (Full English, Seth Lakeman Band), Richard Warren-guitar (Spiritualized), Evan Jenkins-drums (Neil Cowley Trio).

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False Lights

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-'60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's Folk East festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to.

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The Truck-stop Trixies

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Rebetiko And The Greek Cinema

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An evening celebrating the rebetiko scene as depicted in Greek films of the 1950s and 60s and how this ultimately helped establish the next wave of popular Greek music. Including music of Hiotis, Mitsakis, Zabetas and other great composers. Katerina Clambaneva - voice Dimitris Gionis - bouzouki/guitar Andreas Papapetrou - keyboard/accordion

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Rebetiko And The Greek Cinema

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An evening celebrating the rebetiko scene as depicted in Greek films of the 1950s and 60s and how this ultimately helped establish the next wave of popular Greek music. Including music of Hiotis, Mitsakis, Zabetas and other great composers. Katerina Clambaneva - voice Dimitris Gionis - bouzouki/guitar Andreas Papapetrou - keyboard/accordion

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Gareth Dunlop Plays Cafe#9!!

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Belfast native, Gareth Dunlop, has spent the last few years traveling between the sister cities of Belfast and Nashville (TN). The poetic vulnerability in his songs and distinctive, soulful voice has led to Gareth's music being featured in a wide array of television shows including Bones, House, Lucifer, Switched at Birth, One Tree Hill, and NASHVILLE to name a few. His music has also been used in major motion pictures 'Safe Haven' & 'Best of Me' as well as upcoming film 'No Postage Necessary', which sees him make his acting debut also. His songs have been used in TV commercials for Disney, Subaru, Discover Ireland and many more. Over the years Gareth has toured in the UK and US opening for a diverse group of artists including Van Morrison, The Stereophonics, James Morrison and more. Gareth's debut album 'No.79' was released on August 11th 2017. ************************************************************************************ Support provided by one of our favourite songsmiths..... the extremely talented Gregory S. Davies. It's ALWAYS a pleasure to have him play at #9!!!

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Frog & Henry

on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Frog & Henry, along with founding member Ewan Bleach, visit London in February from New Orleans, Canada, and Belgium. They've arranged rags, early dance tunes from around the world, and jazz standards for foot-operated tuba, banjos, and reeds. It's the only place you'll see one man play banjo and tuba simultaneously beside someone playing piano with one hand and clarinet with the other - and a foot-washboard thrown in. You'll see 3 members and hear 6.

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The Gerry Colvin Band

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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The Gerry Colvin Band

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry: £4, available on the door. Music starts at 8pm. 5 minutes walk from Hillingdon underground. Free parking available. Visit website bit.do/uxfolk for how to find us.

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Cara Dillon - Album Launch

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley 'songs & Stories' 2018 Tour

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Steve Knightley announces highly anticipated 2018 solo tour and there's a twist. As the frontman and songwriter of British folk heavyweights Show of Hands, Steve Knightley boasts an impressive back catalogue. He's regularly cited by emerging artists as a source of inspiration. But who has ignited and fuelled Knightley's creative spark throughout his decades of craftsmanship? His 2018 solo tour 'Songs & Stories' seeks to answer that question. Of course the set list will be peppered with his now-classic gems such as 'Cousin Jack', 'AIG' and 'Country Life'. But in a rare glimpse into his personal playlist, Knightley will also be paying tribute to artists such as Dylan, Carthy, Bowie, Springsteen, Tull and Radiohead, all of whom have influenced him greatly along the way. Steve Knightley's enduring appeal is perhaps in some part due to the fact that he is as at home in a folk club in East Devon as he is gracing the stage of a sell-out Royal Albert Hall concert. The Show of Hands fanbase extends to luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, who has described them as 'one of the great English bands'. With his songwriting and commentary more razor-sharp and relevant than ever, Knightley continues to remain at the cutting-edge of folk, roots and acoustic music. Steve says, The 2018 solo tour gives me an excuse to bring out songs from some of my favourite artists, and also to share plenty stories of life on the road both usually reserved for late nights around a campfire. Committed and distinctive songs of love, conscience and history BBC Radio 2

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The Carrivick Sisters

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The music of Devon twins Laura and Charlotte is rooted in bluegrass and country but has a distinctive English folk twist. As we know from three previous visits, they are exemplary musicians, performing mostly original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro and clawhammer banjo, with those tight vocal harmonies that only siblings can achieve, and a delightful stage manner besides. Highly recommended!

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The Carrivick Sisters

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The music of Devon twins Laura and Charlotte is rooted in bluegrass and country but has a distinctive English folk twist. As we know from three previous visits, they are exemplary musicians, performing mostly original songs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, Dobro and clawhammer banjo, with those tight vocal harmonies that only siblings can achieve, and a delightful stage manner besides. Highly recommended!

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at London Moth Club 7:30pm

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Twisted Twenty And The Norfolk Broads

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Twisted Twenty experience is a really special one, seriously recommended. Bright Young Folk "..A rather fabulous thing of loveliness.." - Ange Hardy Musically mixing and twisting the origins of nearly forgotten melodies, The Twisted Twenty take 18th century musics from the British Isles and playing on original Baroque instruments, forge a new sound for the 21st century. ------------------------------------------------ The Norfolk Broads are a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair and dastardly boyfriends. They bonded over maritime work songs and failed romances in the alto section of the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir, deciding to form a girl-group during a long car ride to Cornwall in 2014. Since then, they have performed their spirited harmonies at festivals and venues in London and further afield, including the V&A Museum of Childhood, the Museum of London Docklands, on board the Cutty Sark, Wilton's Music Hall, the London Review Bookshop, Folk East festival 2016 and the Minack Theatre.

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Ange Hardy.

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

After the resounding success of their residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees THE MAGIC NUMBERS' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts themselves, who sometimes find themselves collaborating with their guests, injecting a spontaneous energy to the stage. The night's line up is always kept like a naughty little secret until the doors are opened. Last year featured some incredible songwriters, musicians and performers such as Kathryn Williams, McAlmont & Butler, Ren Harvieu, Emily Barker, David Kitt, Josh Kumra, David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Penelope Isles, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and many many more! There's nothing quite like this absolute Love In of a night... hence it's always a sold out event, so we recommend buying your tickets NOW! For more information about The Magic Numbers and their forthcoming album release, click here: https://themagicnumbers.pmstores.co/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

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Jade Cuttle

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at Holt NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 6:30pm

Jade Cuttle is a BBC Introducing poetic folk songwriter, who has performed on BBC Radio 3 in association with BBC Proms and has been commissioned for BBC podcasts celebrating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. She will perform her poetic-folk work that draws inspiration from the wisdom and resilience of nature. Ticket price includes supper in the education centre followed by a relaxing evening of poetic folk music.

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Jade Cuttle

on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 at Holt NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 6:30pm

Jade Cuttle is a BBC Introducing poetic folk songwriter, who has performed on BBC Radio 3 in association with BBC Proms and has been commissioned for BBC podcasts celebrating Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. She will perform her poetic-folk work that draws inspiration from the wisdom and resilience of nature. Ticket price includes supper in the education centre followed by a relaxing evening of poetic folk music.

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Nick Harper In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

"One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley. Mojo "My musical discovery of 2016" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music From sell-out tours to a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival run via numerous radio and TV appearances Nick 'son of Roy' Harper enters his third decade as a performer with a vitality that could put younger musicians to shame. His impeccable musical pedigree means nothing without the skills to back it up and skills Nick has, in his virtuoso guitar playing, song-writing and signature vocal acrobatics.  Over a solo career of 9 studio albums, 2 EPs and 2 live albums - as well as the recent vinyl career retrospective - the quality of his musical output has only improved.  It is no surprise that artists and producers as diverse as Squeeze, Lana Del Rey, The Levellers, Jakko Jakszyk (Level 42, King Crimson) and legendary producer Tchad Blake have collaborated with him.  This is not a man easily pigeonholed into existing musical genres; Nick is very much blazing his own trail. But whatever path he takes, rest assured that Nick Harper is, and will remain a musical force to be reckoned with. Here is an opportunity to see Nick perform his guitar and vocal magic at a rare London solo concert in the intimate surroundings of Mycenae House in Blackheath. "Betjeman with a guitar... Dylan for the iPod generation." Guitarist Magazine Doors 7pm. Performance 8pm. Tickets £14.50 / concessions £12.50

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Nick Harper In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

"One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley. Mojo "My musical discovery of 2016" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music From sell-out tours to a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival run via numerous radio and TV appearances Nick 'son of Roy' Harper enters his third decade as a performer with a vitality that could put younger musicians to shame. His impeccable musical pedigree means nothing without the skills to back it up and skills Nick has, in his virtuoso guitar playing, song-writing and signature vocal acrobatics.  Over a solo career of 9 studio albums, 2 EPs and 2 live albums - as well as the recent vinyl career retrospective - the quality of his musical output has only improved.  It is no surprise that artists and producers as diverse as Squeeze, Lana Del Rey, The Levellers, Jakko Jakszyk (Level 42, King Crimson) and legendary producer Tchad Blake have collaborated with him.  This is not a man easily pigeonholed into existing musical genres; Nick is very much blazing his own trail. But whatever path he takes, rest assured that Nick Harper is, and will remain a musical force to be reckoned with. Here is an opportunity to see Nick perform his guitar and vocal magic at a rare London solo concert in the intimate surroundings of Mycenae House in Blackheath. "Betjeman with a guitar... Dylan for the iPod generation." Guitarist Magazine Doors 7pm. Performance 8pm. Tickets £14.50 / concessions £12.50

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The Lynnes: Lynne Hanson & Lynn Miles @ Newbald Village Hall

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

The LYNNeS are Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson two award winning singer-songwriters from Ottawa, Canada. Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters. With fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Lynne Hanson mixes gritty ballads with driving blues-tinged roots rock. Over the past ten years she's been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting. She's released 6 albums, and toured across Canada, the US, Europe and the UK, most recently with her band The Good Intentions. She's toured in support of Grammy-nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert) and Grammy award winning guitar player Albert Lee. The LYNNeS are two very strong women with something significant to say. And we think you're going to want to have a listen.

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The Lynnes: Lynne Hanson & Lynn Miles @ Newbald Village Hall

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

The LYNNeS are Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson two award winning singer-songwriters from Ottawa, Canada. Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters. With fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Lynne Hanson mixes gritty ballads with driving blues-tinged roots rock. Over the past ten years she's been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting. She's released 6 albums, and toured across Canada, the US, Europe and the UK, most recently with her band The Good Intentions. She's toured in support of Grammy-nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert) and Grammy award winning guitar player Albert Lee. The LYNNeS are two very strong women with something significant to say. And we think you're going to want to have a listen.

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Paul Young And Los Pacaminos

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (UK's premier pedal steel player) and play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night's rocking with the cactus sharp, tequila filled, stetson wearing, magnificent 6, Los Pacaminos!!!

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The Northumbrian Ranters

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Chathill Doxford Hall 5:30pm

A welcome return to the Festival for Northumberland's finest young musicians.

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Damien O'kane Trio

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Damien O'Kane (vocals, guitar/tenor guitar and banjo), Steven Byrnes (guitar/tenor guitar) and Steven Iveson (electric guitar) BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 nominee for 'Best Album' Damien O'Kane is a musician of many talents. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra/Kate Rusby) and Steven Iveson's (Damien O'Kane Band) sublime and exhilirating electric guitar playing, this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into 'Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.' O'Kane is a singer. A very good one, too, with a relaxed, assured, hypnotic vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs. He's also a brilliant banjo player. And a superb guitarist. And an ingenious arranger. Not to mention an accomplished tunemaker, researcher, bandleader and accompanist of rich imagination and fearless vision. Steeped in music, Damien grew up in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, with a deep respect and understanding of the folk tradition, yet which also forged a healthy appetite to explore its broadest borders and test its boundaries. All of which has culminated in his brilliant 2015 solo album 'Areas Of High Traffic' which, apart from proving he scrubs up well for a cover photo, takes some of the greatest songs in the folk canon 'The Blacksmith', 'The Banks Of The Bann', 'I Am A Youth' and 'The Green Fields Of America' included and reinvents them in refreshingly original ways. They are songs, he says, that take me back home. Great songs which I love, but I've always avoided doing them because they are so iconic. I decided it was time to overcome this and do the songs my way. And, with a mesmerizing array of ebullient percussion (courtesy of Cormac Byrne), dazzling jazz infusions (from keyboardist Anthony Davis) and beautifully understated electric guitar (Steven Iveson), Damien's ways are very different to other people. I've always been a bit rebellious, he laughs. Not that I ever do anything for the sake of being different everything is designed to suit the song. The words are always the most important thing. His career began early. Very early when he first went on stage with his parents and siblings at the age of 13 in the O'Kane Family Band (or the Von Trapps of Coleraine, as they were known locally). Damien - already a fine banjo player with a penchant for singing Christy Moore songs joined the first intake at the newly instituted Traditional Music Degree course in Newcastle, where he learned a great deal about the tradition (before then I just thought all traditional music was Irish music, I didn't know it was all over the world) and shared sessions and opinions other musicians from differing backgrounds with differing ideas. One of them was Shona Kipling, who Damien formed a duo within 2002. They made their first album together 'Pure Chance' in 2003, followed by 'Box On' in 2007, which got them radio play, regular gigs and a nomination at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for 'Horizon Award'. Damien was suddenly being talked of as one of the most exciting young folk musicians in Britain, much in demand for sessions and touring and in 2007 he joined super Anglo/Irish band Flook for an 18 month stint. I loved playing with Flook, he says. I grew up playing in sessions so I was in my element with that band. Out of the blue one day, he got a call to ask if he was available to play a gig with Kate Rusby's band. As chance would have it, he wasn't. But next time the call came to see if he could help out with some of the music Kate had been asked to provide for the 'Jam & Jerusalem' TV series, he made sure he was available. It was a life-changing movefor both of them. In addition to performing, O'Kane has Co-Produced several albums with Rusby now including her '20' album which reached number 10 in the Official UK Charts. It has proved a joyous partnership in more ways than one; apart from the albums and tours together, it has also produced a wedding ring and two beautiful daughters. The confidence and experience gained from his time with the Rusby band has also encouraged Damien's startling development as a solo musician. This began with the 'Summer Hill' album released by Pure Records in 2010, winning many accolades with its sensitive interpretations of lullabies, ballads, instrumentals and even an inspired version of Ian Campbell's anti-nuke classic, 'The Sun Is Burning'. Then, as now, he sang boldly in an unmistakable Northern Irish accent. I never understand why people don't always sing in their own accents, he says. There was further acclaim in 2011 for the ebullient 'The Mystery Inch', a dazzling instrumental album with Sheffield guitarist David Kosky to add another string to an already busy bow. He says he has no masterplan beyond playing the music he loves in an honest way to as many people he can, researching new material, working up fresh approaches to old songs and proudly flying the flag for folk song in whatever form he finds it. Whether I'm playing with Kate or on my own I have a huge love and respect for the music and I love to sing and play it. I feel very lucky and privileged to have had the chance to play with some great musicians. Long may it last. And so say all of us

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Bob Cheevers

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the revered songwriter & storyteller as he celebrates over 50yrs of recording, writing and performing. After pounding the musical pavement in Nashville for over 15 years and becoming frustrated with the cookie-cutter mentality of Music Row, Cheevers had moved to Austin in 2008 seeking fertile creative soil to revitalize his work. While I love Nashville, I needed to move away from the chart-oriented songwriting mill into a world where artists are encouraged to write from the heart rather than writing for the charts. Moving to Texas felt right from the start. So many of my pals, like Walt Wilkins and Kevin Welch, had already moved there and I felt enormous creative freedom simply by being in that community of artists. If any residual doubts about the move did linger, they were resolved after his first Austin-based album, Tall Texas Tales netted Cheevers the 2011 Singer-Songwriter of the Year award from the Texas Music Academy. On Earth As It Is In Austin turned into an album which is another testament to the continuing creative growth he has experienced since leaving Nashville. With On Earth As It Is In Austin, Cheevers delivers a generous 15-song helping full of his trademark tales of rebels and outlaws and dreamers and lovers, recorded as musical duets with 15 different celebrated musicians performing on one song each. Among the 14 Austin-based musicians contributing their talents are stalwarts Will Sexton, Walt Wilkins, Stephen Doster, Warren Hood, Dustin Welch and Van Wilks as well as longtime Nashville collaborator Charlie White. The songs comprising On Earth As It Is In Austin (Cheevers' 10th full-length album) are full of adventure and misadventure, comedy and tragedy, history and fantasy. The characters populating his songs have lived, loved and lost. They know the meaning of down and out yet persevere through life's heartbreaks, vagaries and travails with indomitable spirits committed to living as fully as they can for as long as they can. Bob's newest offering called Fifty Years comes in the form of a 5 disc boxed set with 83 songs covering his five decades of writing. He chose a couple songs from each of his ten commercial releases along with never heard before masters recorded over the five decades of his writing. Bob says this is his most ambitious project ever. It took over a year to choose the songs, sequence them by decades and recall all the players and singers on each track going back to the early '70's. A new label deal with Howlin' Dog Records out of Alamosa, CO feels like a new beginning that takes the listener way back into my past. The July 15th, 2017 CD release party at The Saxon Pub in Austin will surely kick the U.S. campaign off right. Already released January 24th in Europe followed by Bob's 23 shows in 26 nights, Fifty Years is already on the way to being Bob's most sought after album. In addition to his annual UK tour, Bob continues to play in and around Austin with his duo partner Stephen Doster who has accompanied him on a UK tour with plans for another one in the works. They have established themselves as a power duo with great songs and an organic performing style that is always entertaining. Long recognized by peers as being blessed with the acute vision of a master painter coupled with the precision attention to detail of a great novelist, Cheevers has written over 3,000 songs in his five decade career. Along the way he has rightfully earned the mantle of master songwriter as well as the respect of his many songwriting pals, including Texas icon Ray Wiley Hubbard, who recently said, Bob is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen. Also a cult favorite in the UK and Europe where he has toured for more than a decade, Cheevers continues to find inspiration in the life he's chosen in Texas as well as the rich Southern heritage that came from his growing up in Memphis. His rootsy, blues-flavored songs spin tales of life in a conversational language of the heart that rock the soul. They are intimate and expansive, poignant and bracing, tender and raucous, unflinchingly honest and redemptively healing. As he laughingly is known to say, I don't know if these stories are true, but they happened to me.

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The Willows

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Wizz Jones

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Wizz Jones, 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. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Wizz Jones

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Wizz Jones, 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. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Adam Holmes And The Embers

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn's strum and sting, laced with slices of Celtic soul and folk. The 26-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing together to form his own brand of soulful Americana with a hint of Scotland. Starting out on fiddle, Holmes switched to guitar at 14, and began writing songs only a year or so later. A finalist in the 2009 Celtic Connections Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also nominated as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011 and was further nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scots Trad Music Awards. In 2013 he recorded his debut album Heirs and Graces with legendary producer John Wood (responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny amongst many others). It was mastered by Simon Heyworth, co-producer with Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells, and was launched to great critical acclaim in January 2014. Second album, Brighter Still, with guest vocalist Eddi Reader was released in June 2016 and this brought another Scottish Album of the Year nomination. Mojo magazine hailed Adam and his band's knack for 'Paul Simon'esque rhythms as melodic hooks' and with a more soulful tinge to the songwriting, comparisons were made with Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison. Adam's highly anticipated third album Midnight Milk was released on Gogar Records on 29th of September to glowing reviews.

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Keith James - Celebrating The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm / Performance 8.00pm. A haunting and immaculately crafted concert - 'Celebrating the Songs of Nick Drake' This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters all contemporary with Nick Drake. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch. Also featured are two poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick's unique style. Nick Drake would be 70 this year and we continue to wonder at his music, the most revered and loved of all this country's singer/songwriters. Nick recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. His timeless and fragile songs are a captured moment from which all life changes into a new landscape, into a resting place for our souls. A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 2000 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges even Glastonbury Festival. Keith now brings this unique music to The Milton Rooms. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'An extremely accomplished guitarist with the ability to breath fresh light with his imaginative arrangements' Acoustic Magazine 'Meticulous dissection of Nick Drake' idiosyncratic guitar techniques handled with surgical precision' Northern Sky www.keith-james.com

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Richard Digance

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7:30pm

The legendary Richard Digance + Support comes to `Seasons` ( Bognor Regis Town FC, PO21 2TY ) for an evening of great entertainment.

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. After a thirteen year break, building up an internationally known stringed instrument business, he made a welcome return to performing in folk clubs and festivals in 2005. Steve's 5th album, his first for 22 years " The Whirligig of Time" was long-listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008. His 6th album " Rim of the Wheel" was released in spring 2012 and received rave reviews David Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout called it sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012 This was backed up by many festival bookings and re-plays on the radio on the Mike Harding Show Radio 2 and Late Junction Radio 3 and a full page article in F/Roots in July 2012. Steve's 7th album Spirit of the Game was released in January 2016. In the F/Roots August/September 2014 edition Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire"

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's most recent solo album, 'Stories Still Untold', continued this reception: 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk' **** The Telegraph Ewan's most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two's Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's Front Row and BBC Radio 3's In Tune. 'Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set' **** Guardian Alongisde this latest project, in 2017 and into 2018 Ewan will be continuing his solo touring, performing songs from previous albums as well as new material, both self-penned and traditional workings. 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes.' **** Songlines

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Folklaw

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

"Show of Hands with a new wave ethic" fRoots Magazine Supporting The Shires, Seth Lakeman, Mad Dog Mcrea and more, FolkLaw were catapulted on to their debut European tour with gusto. They return to the UK, fresh from the festival season, to perform a run of dates on their Smokey Joe tour. FolkLaw aren't just another band, they're a full show. A true cross-genre acoustic group, these talented musicians combine their experience of the live music circuit, festivals and folk scene to create a vibrant stage show that wins them loyal fans wherever they go. "A touch of magic!" Bright Young Folk FolkLaw's exhilarating songs and acrobatic fiddle playing get audiences' feet tapping and minds thinking, with earthy vocals interwoven with distinctive harmonies, mandola and guitars. The band are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, on-stage banter, and vibrant, energised performance. Don't miss your chance to see FolkLaw live. "A mighty wall of folk... warm, sincere and engaging!" Square Roots Promotions More Info at :https://www.facebook.com/HarbourEmsworth/ Box Office: 01243 371415

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Blue Sky regulars!

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Owl Light Trio Album Launch

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:00pm

Owl Light Trio celebrate the release of their debut album with an acoustic concert in one of Oxford's finest venues. They are joined from Berlin by the wonderful duo, Zeller/Suchanek. See owllighttrio.com for more info...

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Michelle Shocked: Short Sharp Shocked

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Brighton Caroline Of Brunswick 7:00pm

Double Grammy-nominated artist Michelle Shocked is touring the UK with a series of shows celebrating her time signed to Mercury Records, performing each of her albums from that time in their entirety. A triumphant performance. -Variety Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked, affectionately known as the Godmother of Americana, brings her unique blend of indie, folk, blues, and politics to the stage. Not one to shy away from controversy, Michelle's dynamic personality, frank storytelling, and captivating vocals promise intimate and unforgettable evenings of music. Short Sharp Shocked, Captain Swing, and Arkansas Traveler are arguably Michelle's most enduring works and each gig will see her performing one of the albums in their entirety, with good banter and a few surprise numbers thrown into the mix. Tickets £8 + b.f. advance / £11 on the door.

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All The Wild Folk With Kit Hawes And Aaron Catlow + Guests

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music. Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. Further guests TBA

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Stompin' Dave & Sam Kelly

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stompin' Dave teams up with award winning drummer Sam Kelly for a feast of blues, and boogie at The Green Note Café, Camden on Friday 23rd February. Described by Maverick Magazine as one of the world's greatest performers and Blues In Britain as a downright genius. Bridport based Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer. With twenty five years of performing experience Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond including major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc. A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014. Winner of the FOAOTMAD old-time banjo competition 2011 and 2013. Dave has stomped onto the line-up of some top specialist music festivals including Cork, Warwick, and Towersey folk festivals, Ealing, Upton, and Ashburton blues festivals in addition to many other appearances at festivals, music clubs, art centres and theatres. Dave has been invited to play the Boogaloo Blues Weekends on the Isle of Wight the last eight years, The Great Dorset Steam Fair the last ten. Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original. The Daily Telegraph. London based Sam Kelly has been voted into Blues In Britain magazine Gallery of the Greats as a five-times winner of the UK Drummer of the Year award. Sam has recorded albums with Gary Moore, Ruby Turner, and Stan Webb. Over the years Sam has performed with such well known artists as Dr. John, Ben E. King, Robert Plant, The Foundations, Chaka Khan, Billy Ocean, and Michelle Shocked among many others. Sam has in recent times performed with Paul Jones, Imelda May, Andy Fairweather Low and Chris Barber. In 2014 Sam was awarded first place in the drummer category for Blues Matters Writer's Poll. Runner up in the British Blues Awards 2016. Sam was an original member of renowned 1970's British funk band Cymande who attained US Billboard R&B chart success with tracks such as Bra, Dove and The Message. The band became the first British based band to perform at the world renowned Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Cymande reformed in 2014 and Sam has subsequently toured with them in the USA, Brazil, Turkey, Iceland, Montenegro, Croatia, France, etc. In 2017 they headlined Ronnie Scott's for three nights. Dave and Sam's first album together Live From The Sticks released in 2015 received excellent reviews. Blues In Britain recounting "a rampaging set of electric blues" and praising "the rapport and sheer enjoyment of these two fine musicians operating in tandem. Blues Matters concluded the album was "nothing short of classic juke-joint blues from the sticks.

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Lindsay Lou (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. Previous visits saw them take Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm, and they had a (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in 2017. Writing in fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: I'm convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers. The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city's Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

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Lindsay Lou (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. Previous visits saw them take Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm, and they had a (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in 2017. Writing in fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: I'm convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers. The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city's Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

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Lindsay Lou (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Outstanding Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. Previous visits saw them take Shetland Folk Festival and HebCeltFest by storm, and they had a (sold-out) headline show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in 2017. Writing in fRoots magazine, Tim Chipping said: I'm convinced I have seen the most affectingly expressive singer since Amy Winehouse, backed by the new Punch Brothers. The band was featured in the BBC 2 TV Highlights show filmed at the city's Royal Concert Hall on the opening night.

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Fourum Folk Evening

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Ripon St Wilfrid's Community Centre 8:00pm

An evening of Folk Music with Fourum Folk's own brand of music and humour.

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Ken Nicol/other Roads Joint Headliner

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 8:00pm

OTHER ROADS GREGOR BORLAND'S fiddling heritage is definitely impressive a student of two legends of the Scottish fiddle, Donald Riddell and Hector MacAndrew and 8 times Scottish Fiddle Champion Gregor now teaches the same style of fiddle to students all over the world and passes on the legacy to many who seek it. His pedigree as a professional fiddle player is undeniable, having toured all over the world with various high profile musicians and bands from a young age, but he's also equally at home on bass guitar or mandolin. The vast experience Greg has gained in music has given him a greater understanding of musical production and arrangements and he consequently takes on the role of producer and arranger for Other Roads. DAVE WALMISLEY was born on a tobacco farm in Zimbabwe, moving to the UK at the age of 17, but still holds dear his African roots. He is well known on the UK folk scene of his association with the band 'Risky Business' who disbanded in 2004 but who still get together to play some gigs when occasion demands it. He was delighted to be asked to join Other Roads and continue his real love of 'getting out there' and playing music! A talented multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, he adds his own touch of class to the band's arrangements and has a great ear for harmonies as well as taking the occasional lead vocal. Dave's wonderful on-stage humour has made him a very popular member of the band since his introduction PETE ABBOTT is a highly regarded and respected singer/songwriter & guitarist. Pete is the driving force behind the band and leads from the front, bringing to the performances his own relaxed and confident style. Whilst being a seasoned solo artiste, his sheer enjoyment of sharing the stage with two great musicians and friends is there for all to see, and that enjoyment is transmitted to the audience in abundance. The emphasis of Pete's performances is always on 'entertainment', ensuring that the band not only deliver high class musicianship but also a 'good time' for their audience. His own seemingly effortless performance is captivating KEN NICOL Ken Nicol is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from Preston, in England. His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, and effortlessly takes in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way. Ken was a member of the legendary Albion Band from 1997 until September 2001 when he left in order to spend more time on other projects. In December 2002, he successfully joined forces with Steeleye Span, working with the band for eight years, most recently on their 2009 40th Anniversary Tour, visiting the USA and Australia. During his time with Steeleye he recorded four albums with the band: 'They Called Her Babylon', 'Winter', 'Bloody Men' and 'Cogs, Wheels and Lovers'. Ken left the band in 2010. As well as making and producing music, Ken has also worked with guitar makers Fylde guitars to develop the Ken Nicol Signature guitar. Beautifully constructed from cedar and rosewood, its incredible sound led to Acoustic Magazine giving this guitar an unprecedented 99% rating.

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The Wareham Whalers (and Chips!)

on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 at Osmington Village Hall 6:45pm

This well known Wareham shanty crew have been rocking the boat with their powerful shanties since 2004. They sing shanties as they would have been sung on board ship, aiming to capture the strength and melody of that music with a highly entertaining repertoire. There is never a dull moment when the Wareham Whalers are around and, excitingly, there will be a chance to bid for the opportunity to sing with this motley crew of seasoned shanty men and women in the second half of the show. Ticket price: £5 ....cod and chips £5 (please pre-order). And a raffle! A great evening with supper for £10. Profits to Wareham and Purbeck MS Society The bar will be open and parking is free. The Wareham Whalers will be on stage at 7pm. Food at 7.45pm. Hopefully you'll have had your chips by 8.30, and be ready for more salty singing. Tickets: 07816 832554 and wegottickets.com

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Henry Priestman & Les Glover In Concert

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

A welcome return to York House with Henry Priestman and partner in crime Les Glover performing songs from their new CD "Six of One & Half Dozen Of The Other".

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Derek Gifford @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A previous Open Night featured artist, it's a delight to welcome this mellow-voiced singer for a full concert. Former teacher Derek has made the most of his retirement to spend more time fulfilling his main interests in life, folk singing, wine appreciation and birding (of the feathered variety, I hasten to add!), which used to be confined to school vacations, starting way back in 1981. Over the years, he has amassed an enormous number of songs, both traditional and modern, from a wide variety of sources. He collaborated with Bury poet Keith Scowcroft, setting many of his poems to music, and also became known as a specialist in maritime songs, having appeared at the local Lancaster Maritime Festival for many years, then backed this up by working with singers Keith Kendrick and Geoff Higginbottom as Three Sheets to the Wind. Derek also has numerous recordings to his name, most recently 'Songs from the PastInto the Future'. Accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or just singing unaccompanied, a relaxed, laid-back and humorous evening can be anticipated, with loads of good choruses with which to sing along.

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Chapin-wickwar

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew, collaborating with Midlands musicians. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their recorded work includes their debut album This Life (2012), EP Deepest, Darkest Night (2013) and Historia (2015) heralded as "beautiful and enchanting by Living Tradition and "Absolutely captivating R2 Magazine ★★★★. Their latest release (2017) 'Wild and Wicket Youth' features songs of the sea, soul searching, murder, treachery, triumph, love lost, love gained and a girl's night out prompted Folk Radio UK to say 'Lowings has been steadily climbing the folk league table.welcome to the fist division.' Kim Lowings and The Greenwood have a busy touring schedule with bookings at Folk and Acoustic Clubs, festivals and live music venues across the country. They have been billed alongside folk greats such as Dougie MacLean, Jackie Oates and Martin Simpson. Their reputation is growing and there are whispers along the grapevine that this group are one to watch out for! Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields. FATEA Stourbridge's finest music export since the Mitre-fuelled heady days of late 80s indie-rock. Three Chords and the Truth UK An intimate concert in a lovely Village Hall. Real ale and friendly folk.

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Jess Vincent

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Jess Vincent returns to the Hyde Tavern in Winchester with Joe Chowles and brand new album Lions Den, strong and infectiously catchy songs which will of course bring Jess's trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke and harmonium, along with the uniquely soaring vocal have established her reputation as a highly original artist with a growing following in the folk/indie/Americana acoustic scene. However, this new release brings something new. Not only (having been recorded and produced in her home studio in Bulgaria with Jess's partner Joe Chowles) can we hear a thread of the people, stories, colours, flavours and instruments from her new life there, including Joe's arrangements and musical contribution, the album is also Jess's bravest so far. Jess says: "Since moving away I've felt I had to step right back and look at the past in order to not repeat the same old mistakes. I decided to look my demons straight in the face for this album, and in doing so I've had to deal with many things I had kept hidden inside for a long time. This album and these songs are a true reflection of where I am now. This new sound takes Jess's extraordinary talent in an exciting new direction. This is a new video for a track from the album, Follow https://youtu.be/B-VN7uoLGWo Jess will of course be playing old favourites from her previous three albums on tour. Jess Vincent doesn't just Shine, she positively glows Mike Davies for folking.com ..one of the brightest stars out there Vincent's crystal-clear vocals sending shivers down the spine. Malcolm Carter PennyBlack Music "Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing" Mick Tems, Folk Wales "uniquely and obliquely original" Rock'n'Reel R2 accessible, tuneful folksiness, with dashes of Americana of the light-textured Appalachian variety Folk n Roots Fetch My Heart https://youtu.be/kfdZ6zYxpqU Billy Tipton's Waltz https://youtu.be/Nw-lUj5KVRE 'Sail Away' https://youtu.be/Ks7IcnwPK70 'Shine' https://youtu.be/74B6Bw1pcxE 'Happy' cover https://youtu.be/Anmk6_7AVys https://soundcloud.com/jessvincentsings/sets/jess-vincent-song-sampler www.jessvincentsings.com twitter.com/jessvincent01 facebook.com/jessvincentmusic instagram.com/jessvincentsings

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New Roots: Paul Mosley/ Samantha Whates/ Jack Harris

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Scottish singer-songwriter and Rough Trade Records recording artist Samantha Whates is a hugely respected figure on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. She recently formed new Rough Trade Records signings Picapica with her long time friend and collaborator Josienne Clarke, winner of the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days has been enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). WATCH SAMANTHA WHATES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhiTZ9zggyo Paul Mosley is an award winning composer/singer/songwriter who loves a concept. Combining charmingly off kilter art-rock sensibilities with hook laden choruses, his hugely enjoyable live shows have taken his ever rotating' Red Meat Orchestra' everywhere from Glastonbury to Green Man via Amsterdam brothels and the most remote wilds of Iceland. His most recent album 'The Butcher' is an epic folk opera, a ghost story 2 years in the making, told over 20 songs by 20+ musicians - friends made on Mosley's various composing projects including Josienne Clarke, chart star Jamie Lawson, Mediaeval Baebe Esther Dee, long time collaborator harpist Tom Moth now of Florence And The Machine and musicians from the bands of Feist, Benjamin Clementine, Madness, Patrick Wolf and Neko Case. 'What a voice' Jools Holland 'This is great modern folk writing' **** R2 Magazine 'A Darkened folk masterpiece' **** The Quietus 'Disturbing/excellent ****' Q Magazine 'Wonderful.. these songs really do soar' **** Americana UK WATCH PAUL MOSLEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy90HUk7yNc Jack Harris's songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, 'The Wide Afternoon', produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2016 to universal press acclaim. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists. Anaïs Mitchell A lyricist of great descriptive precision and a flair for revealing observation Folk Radio UK A unique lyrical mind Q Magazine A natural and captivating song writing talent, 5/5 The Telegraph WATCH JACK HARRIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIYchOGdZi8

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Martin Carthy And Eliza Carthy

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy join forces to perform songs from their first duo album ever. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generation of artists including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and is a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards.

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Enochs Gold Hill Trappers

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enochs Gold Hill Trappers are an old time Appalachian stringband playing Driving fiddle tunes and songs from the hills and holler's of southwest Virginia.

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Steve Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Steve is a wonderful singer and concertina player, a real folkies folkie. Steve is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. 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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Steve Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Steve is a wonderful singer and concertina player, a real folkies folkie. Steve is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. 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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North Sea Gas

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

North Sea Gas return once again. They will entertain you with songs from their new album. When We Go Rolling Home and old favourites!! Playing Guitars, Fiddle, Banjo, Bouzouki, Bohdran and with strong vocals. Featuring three part harmonies and lots of Craic!! An entertaining show for all ages. http://www.northseagas.co.uk/

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The Lynnes

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- The LYNNeS are Juno award winning songwriter Lynn Miles and award-winning songwriter Lynne Hanson. The two Canadian heartbreak poets are multi-instrumentalists (piano, acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin), fusing tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics. Individually they have toured North America and Europe, and their debut album Heartbreak Song For The Radio will be released February 2018. http://www.thelynnes.com Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters, with fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of four Canadian Folk Music awards (including 2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her song Black Flowers appeared on Claire Lynch's Grammy nominated album North By South. Lynn Miles makes being forlorn feel like a state of grace - John Pareles, NY Times Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of porch music with a little red dirt for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. Lynne seems headed for that record territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams - Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. Most of our performers play the guitar, but we will give a warm welcome to any other instruments, and of course to unaccompanied singers. If you feel like bringing something really interesting to play then please arrive early and make yourself known so that we can help you get the best possible sound from your instrument. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. Please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap, (guitar) 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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Dom And The Ikos Upstairs At Ronnie Scotts

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

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John Watterson

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at Churston Ferrers Traditional Farm Shop 7:00pm

John Watterson relives and revives the songs of Jake Thakray

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Rosie Hood

on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Rosie Hood

on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Caroline Spence

on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Caroline writes from the heart of it Sings from the guts of it. We zeroed in and peeled back the all dressings and ended up with a record that feels just as honest. Every song feels lived in and true." - Neilson Hubbard (Producer.) Ever since the release of "Blood on the Tracks" in 1975, Dylan posed the challenge to every songwriter that came after him: Can life's emotional complexities be rendered simply? Can a song be so intensely personal that it somehow manages to reach beyond itself towards something universal? With this record, Dylan turned the American Songwriter into a definite vocation, a job that's core responsibility was the nearly impossible task of simply and honestly singing your own story, and somehow mysteriously manage to speak for all of us. While Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, with the release of Spades & Roses, the young songwriter from Charlottesville Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation: Quite simply, 11 songs of gorgeous Americana that remind us of why we fell in love with the genre in the first place. It's is a rare but unmistakable authenticity and emotional resonance that can't be faked, all delivered from a voice that somehow manages to be both ethereally pristine and yet profoundly raw and human-- a disarming union of self-assuredness and vulnerability that runs throughout the record. Under the guidance of Producer Neilson Hubbard, "Spades and Roses" strips away all of the sonic barriers that might stand between Caroline and her listener, allowing her fragile melodies and first person confessionals to do their work-- reaching out and empathizing, providing a soundtrack to our own hidden stories. Every song on the record--whether pop or meditative, glib or heartbreaking-- asks the essential question of whether or not the listener can recognize himself. Whether it's a song like "Southern Accident," a strikingly personal and heartbreaking account of the lingering effects of her parents divorce on her own search for love and commitment, or "Softball," an extended anthemic metaphor for the all-to-real injustices of the gender gap in modern life, Spades and Roses is Caroline's unflinching testimony and reminder as to why songs are important: It's about paying attention. It's about whether you can take a handful of chords and find those still points of peace and clarity and joy amidst the basic confusion, struggles, and emotional wreckage of our everyday lives. Most importantly, it's about finding a way to make it beautiful. So who is "Spades and Roses" for? Songwriters who need a sympathetic shoulder? Song lovers who are tired of the latest gimmick? Modern ladies who still enjoy knitting? Older men who have seen enough to not find that intimidating? In the end, it's for all of us that demand a lot of life and love, and yet still have the grace and hope to go on loving the world in spite of what it is sometimes. It's for all of us that still like to hear our story told in song. In Caroline's own words, which seem to summarize the record, "It's all love, and it's all pain. And after all, I can't complain."

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm. Unreserved seating. Soft drinks bar. Large free car park at rear.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm. Unreserved seating. Soft drinks bar. Large free car park at rear.

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Night In The Shade Of Blue

on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at Leeds Hyde Park Book Club 7:30pm

A night celebrating the genius Joni Mitchell through her renowned album Blue, performed by Conor Toner on guitar, Liberty Anstead on vocals and various other colourful guest artists.

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Caroline Spence

on Tue, 27 Feb 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

DEBUT UK TOUR,FROM CAROLINE SPENCEMORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Juicy Lucy + Xander & The Peace Pirates

on Tue, 27 Feb 2018 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments Presents JUICY LUCY + XANDER & THE PEACE PIRATES JUICY LUCY Originally formed in 1969 and signed to the legendary Vertigo label, they had a huge hit with their cover of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love, they then followed that up with 2 classic albums, Juicy Lucy (nicknamed the Zelda Plum album based on the fruity cover!) and Lie Back & Enjoy It. A classic British Rock band in their Prime, their last album release was Do That and You'll Lose it which was awhile ago now, however Juicy Lucy will be releasing a brand new EP called I Believe and which contains new material on the 27th February at the 100 Club! Many personnel changes later the current line up is Steve Fish Lead Guitar / Vocals Michael Philips Bass Guitar Paul 'Fletch' Fletcher Drums XANDER & THE PEACE PIRATES Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, their pervasive blend of inspired song writing and memorable performances has already seen them enrapture audiences from around the world. Brothers Keith and Stu Xander were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Rolling Stones) and Rick Allen (Def Leppard). Defying all expectations, lead singer and guitarist Keith Xander was born without a right arm below the elbow and plays guitar using a prosthesis and hook with a pick attached at the end. Although many who have seen Keith play believe him to be an extraordinary guitarist despite of his (falsely) perceived 'disability', he is a virtuoso musician in his own right and his playing rivals the best in the industry. 2014 saw the band establish themselves as a live-performance juggernaut after concluding their 5-year tenure as the resident band at Liverpool's iconic Cavern Club pub; supporting guitar royalty Joe Bonamassa and Joe Satriani at 'Classic Rocknacht' in Loreley, Germany; and finally culminating in being personally invited to support ex-Whitesnake and Blues-guitar hero Bernie Marsden on his UK tour. In 2015 the band have gone on to share the stage with the likes of Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Robben Ford and have since signed with V2 Records for whom they recorded their debut album titled '11:11' which was released in November 2016.

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The Lynnes (lynne Hanson & Lynn Miles)

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Sounds Of South Asia - Ensemble Isis Concert With Shruti Jauhari

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 8:15pm

The Sounds of South Asia Series presents a cross-cultural collaboration between All India Radio artist Dr. Shruti Jauhai singing a collection of Hindustani works, and Ensemble ISIS (conductor: John Traill) performing pieces influenced by the classical music of India: Maurice Delage's Quatre poèmes hindous (1912) and a new work by DPhil composer Des Oliver.

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Sounds Of South Asia - Ensemble Isis Concert With Shruti Jauhari

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 8:15pm

The Sounds of South Asia Series presents a cross-cultural collaboration between All India Radio artist Dr. Shruti Jauhai singing a collection of Hindustani works, and Ensemble ISIS (conductor: John Traill) performing pieces influenced by the classical music of India: Maurice Delage's Quatre poèmes hindous (1912) and a new work by DPhil composer Des Oliver.

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Jigantics

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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De Fuego

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- De Fuego is a sensational guitar duo, playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music who gained reputation in the English summer festivals with their upbeat passionate sound and percussive guitar techniques. In the past few years they performed in various major festivals, including Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Sziget Fesztival (HU) and Meadows in the Mountains (BU) and also headlined in smaller UK festivals. In the beginning of 2015 they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to record their second album "Davide" which was released in October 2015 and have been reviewed by many world music magazines, including Fatea Magazine, Songlines, F-roots. "Edina's rhythm is spot on, steady and punchy, and Mark's lead is both fluid and crisp." Fatea Magazine "De Fuego are just something else. Totally humble and unassuming as individuals, but don't let this deceive you! From the second the first pluck hits the airwaves you're swept away with their passion" efestivals.co.uk "Their entertainment value can be likened to two polite boxers shadow-sparring or two tango dancers who have swallowed something and allowed their lower halves to go off and do the St. Vitus reel. This is spectacle" Songlines magazine

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Rebecca Loebe

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Award-winning songwriter, Loebe is a non-stop touring machine, averaging 200 performances per year for the last decade. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She recently released her fourth full-length studio album 'Blink', which reunites her with producer Will Robertson for their first collaboration since 2010's Americana Top 40 Album, 'Mystery Prize', which landed on many year-end lists including the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year. "Loebe's voice is breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb." - Randy Radic, Huffington Post "Loebe does not only have an extraordinary voice, she is indeed a technically brilliant singer who does not focus on her skills. It's about the song." - Radio "This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff as far as I'm concerned... Absolutely stellar in my book." - John Aielli, KUTX Austin

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Matt Edwards Band

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

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

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Matt Edwards Band

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

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

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The Hut People In Lunchtime Recital

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Longton Methodist Church 12:50pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE best loved, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. The Hut People bring a host of world and folk music to Longton, including a small Welsh celebration for St. David's Day 2018. Lunches provided by The Village Teapot are available from £2

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Bronwynne Brent

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

BRONWYNNE ,RETURNS TO HIGH WYCOMBE, AFTER HER STUNNING PERFORMANCE HERE IN APRIL 2017.

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Pilgrims' Way

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

With influences from early music through Playford and Morris to prog rock, soul, and pop, this band feeds folk music through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine! Ed Beasant (melodeon), Tom Kitching (fiddle) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Loomes are joined by Jude Rees, ex Isambarde (oboe, vocals) and Heather Sirrel (bass).

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Pilgrims' Way

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

With influences from early music through Playford and Morris to prog rock, soul, and pop, this band feeds folk music through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine! Ed Beasant (melodeon), Tom Kitching (fiddle) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Loomes are joined by Jude Rees, ex Isambarde (oboe, vocals) and Heather Sirrel (bass).

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Alden Patterson & Dashwood

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

Alden Patterson & Dashwood Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self- penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. 'It's lovely stuff' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★★ fRoots Editors Choice Album Of The Year 2016 ★★★★ Songlines 'Something of enormous promise' ★★★★R2 'Talentedandpoetictriumvirate' www.aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

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Crh Music Presents The Grahams

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Doug and Alyssa Graham, long time musical partners as well and husband and wife, burst on the scene with their debut album Riverman's Daughter, a musical portrait of a year long trip down the Mississippi. Absorbing the regions traditions and influences, they managed to produce a record that captured the essence of American roots music and was a resounding commercial and critical success. They've followed this up with its counterpart, Glory Bound, a collection of propulsive and dynamic compositions influenced by the speed and energy of recent cross-country train travels, celebrating the part that railways have played in the creation of American music. Beautifully crafted songs with incredibly powerful tales and described by Country Music People as articulate, poetic and deeply moving this is Americana at its very finest.

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Reg Meuross - Album Launch

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- REG MEUROSS LONDON ALBUM LAUNCH - SONGS ABOUT A TRAIN Some songs don't stay still long enough and scamper off, some are dazzled by the dragonfly's gleam. Some songs are right books put on the wrong shelves. Stephen Jordan, Head of the Bodleian Music Library (1957-2015) Songs About A Train is award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross' second sweep down the back of the sofa (the first being The Dreamed and The Drowned) to retrieve songs that have been recorded but have escaped inclusion in his studio albums, not for lack of quality but more a question of space, or suitability to the collection. So here we have 11 more brilliant songs that were unrequired at the time of production, collected and presented in a new album. With several acclaimed albums under his belt now, including two successful solo albums December and Faraway People with the third on the way to complete the planned trilogy, and as a nod in honour and appreciation of his good friend Stephen Jordan, head of the who commissioned The Dreamed and the Drowned and who died tragically in 2015, Reg felt it would be a good time to have a scratch around and see what else may have been overlooked. The resulting album Songs About A Train is another limited, signed release comprising 11 songs recorded by Reg between 2013 and 2017. Songs About A Train is less political than Faraway People, but still profound in its messages which will touch people on a really human level. One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman Mick Tems Folk Wales ...every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. regmeuross.com

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India Electric Company At No8

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

A return visit for this talented British duo made up of Cole Stacey and Joseph O'Keefe. Having been touring internationally over the past few years, they are most deservedly being highly praised by audiences from far and wide for their particular style of folk influenced music. The folk influence is only the starting point... Music Starts at 8pm Doors open 6.30pm for pre-gig food ( Please call No8 on 01566777369 to book a table)

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Michelle Shocked: Arkansas Traveler

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Brighton Caroline Of Brunswick 7:00pm

Double Grammy-nominated artist Michelle Shocked is touring the UK with a series of shows celebrating her time signed to Mercury Records, performing each of her albums from that time in their entirety. A triumphant performance. -Variety Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked, affectionately known as the Godmother of Americana, brings her unique blend of indie, folk, blues, and politics to the stage. Not one to shy away from controversy, Michelle's dynamic personality, frank storytelling, and captivating vocals promise intimate and unforgettable evenings of music. Short Sharp Shocked, Captain Swing, and Arkansas Traveler are arguably Michelle's most enduring works and each gig will see her performing one of the albums in their entirety, with good banter and a few surprise numbers thrown into the mix. Tickets £8 + b.f. advance / £11 on the door.

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Duncan Reid And The Big Heads

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Solid Entertainments presents DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKER DUNCAN 'KID' REID WITH WHITE-HOT NEW BAND THE BIG HEADS CONTINUES HIS PUSH TO BE PURPLE

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Ennis Sisters And Dave Gunning

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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Caroline Spence

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

Spence has an angelic singing voice that is enchanting and devastating, elevating her diaristic writing to breathtaking heights! (No Depression) Once again, we're so pleased that we've been able to announce another show in our favourite small venue, The Tea Tray, and doubly pleased of course to welcome the massive songwriting talents of Charlottesville, Virginia's Caroline Spence - check out the the You Tube videos below and see why we're so excited! Shivers down the back of the spine time! Remember though, there are only 43 tickets available and once they're gone they're gone! "Caroline writes from the heart of it Sings from the guts of it. We zeroed in and peeled back the all dressings and ended up with a record that feels just as honest. Every song feels lived in and true." - Neilson Hubbard (Producer.) While Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, with the release of Spades & Roses, the young songwriter from Charlottesville Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation: Quite simply, 11 songs of gorgeous Americana that remind us of why we fell in love with the genre in the first place. An album of stunning beauty and lasting impact! (American Songwriter Magazine) More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 6:30pm

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

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Buffalo Gals

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Buffalo Gals

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Moscow Drug Club

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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Manière Des Bohémiens

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

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 for 4 young 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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Jon Palmer Band

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings! Describing the band as a cross between The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Session Band with a bit of Waterboys and Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure, Leeds Music Scene said the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band left them spellbound and desperate for more! Jon is a former winner of the Grolsch UK Songwriter of the Year, and a published songwriter with Sony. a cracking new album Mike Harding Should there be any justice, 'The Silences In Between', will be the album that raises Jon Palmer Acoustic Band from Yorkshire's 'best kept secret' to wider recognition. FolkWords.com The bottom line is that this is a superb album of 21st century folk-rock. Go out and buy it in thousands and make the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band rich and famous.  Folking.com I never tire of this band, soaring songs, sing-along choruses and passion. Perfect! Do yourself a favour and acquire Live at Otley Courthouse. Do yourself a second favour: go see them at their live best 5 Stars R2 Magazine A blur of hedonistic delight Fatea Showcases Jon Palmer is a very fine songwriter if the band were a heavy electric group they'd be The Levellers, but that would lose the subtlety of the acoustic performance.  R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel) Genuinely well written songs Maverick Magazine they explode out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys a fantastic band The Troubadour Show

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Bronwynne Brent

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots song- writer Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Though her latest album, 'Stardust', was recorded in Seattle, it's the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There's a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting. Harkening back to the glory days of Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, Brent's songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today's current crop of psychedelic country songwriters. Like a Juke Joint Nancy Sinatra, Bronwynne Brent unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that's comforting and refreshing. Produced and recorded by Seattle's Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Massy Ferguson), there's a spaghetti north western sound to Stardust. Bringing on ace musicians like drummer John Convertino of Calexico and bassist Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell), and a diverse array of instrumentalists featuring everything from trumpets to a Hammond organ, banjo, even a plucked piano, allowed Sangster to carefully build the soundscapes around each song. And what songs! Brent's songs have a heavy weight on their shoulders. Battered women, defeated lovers, devilish characters, highway ghosts, and lonesome wanderers populate her songs. Her voice sounds aged beyond its years, brittle and fragile, almost as if it might shatter into razor-sharp fragments under too much pressure. But underneath everything there's a steel spine to this music, a thoroughly grounded foundation in American roots music that allows Brent to build her songs to greater heights than you might expect. It's a masterful album, and heralds the coming of a new sound in the Americana pantheon.

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Pj Wright And Guy Fletcher

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The driving forces for Little Johnny England, and stalwarts of the super band TRADarrr, we welcome club patrons PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher as a duo. The very best of folk rock plus some more traditional style songs comes from these two 'old hands' of the folk rock world. Support come in the form of our highly talented sound engineer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Andy Stone. The Legion is open from 7pm. Concert doors 7.45pm Concert starts 8.15pm

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Paul Mcclure

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Paul McClure Since giving up his teaching job to follow his dreams and go full time in January 2014, McClure has clocked up the miles finding places to play from Southampton to Manchester, Southend to Bristol with shows at folk clubs around the country including acclaimed performances at Wychwood and Cambridge folk clubs and Roots Music Club, Doncaster, sharing the stage with such touring folk and Americana musicians as Emily Barker, Otis Gibbs (USA) Red Sky July, Sons Of Bill (USA) Red Moon Road (Canada) Edwina Hayes and The Young 'Uns. "McClure's style of music may not be commercially fashionable these days, but, open, honest, warmly melodic and beautifully honed, it's never going to be without a loyal following." Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK "One of the bedrocks of the UK Alternative Country, Folk and Americana scene." (3 Chords And The Truth) Kenneth J Nash Kenneth J Nash has never done things the easy way, but his courage to confront the darker moments of his past has led him to spending his years on the music scene carving out a thriving repertoire of haunting music that stirs the heart and spears the soul. With a knack for blending his smooth, emotive voice with a lyrical prowess heavily influenced by his time spent on the road as a musician and DJ that threw his personal life into turmoil, his music resonates as a poignant story of a man who's been to hell and back more times than he can remember, but has come out the other side stronger. Drawing on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed & Cave), his deftly dramatic songs of love, loss, regret and renewal not to mention addiction bring this artist's dark journey vividly to life. His passion for instrumentation is behind his absorbing production; guitar, mandolin, Irish whistle, cello and double bass combine to give his output a delightful folksy sound. Stage Times Paul McClure 9.45-10.30 Kenneth J Nash 8.50-9.30 TBA 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Kenny Foster

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

While Kenny Foster isn't exactly new to country music, the momentum behind the unmistakable balladeer's 2017 release Deep Cuts has won him a host of new fans. Packed with real instruments, astute observations and the deconstruction of one man's head and heart, Foster's songwriting is one of a kind. While the pop-laden sounds of country radio have been trending away from the genre's organic roots in recent times, Foster makes a case for preserving the foundations of country music while still allowing it the chance to comment on and even pine over the ever-evolving landscape.

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Archie Fisher

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Archie Fisher MBE (born October 23, 1939) is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter. He has released several solo albums since his first, eponymous album in 1968. Fisher composed the song, "The Final Trawl," which he recorded on the album, Windward Away. Several other groups and singers, including The Clancy Brothers, have also recorded it. Starting in the mid-1970s, he produced four folk albums with Makem and Clancy. He also performed with them and other groups as a backup singer and guitarist. He hosted his own radio show on BBC Radio Scotland for almost three decades.

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans, with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! A fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. Charismatic French singer Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix. At the heart of the ensemble are the indisputable talents of multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett, ably supported by cellist Mary Holland and Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, whose outstanding musicianship was recently rewarded by an invitation to play in the presence of The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Featuring an original melange of French, Irish and English acoustic arrangements, beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour, this is a wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment. There really is nothing else quite like them!

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Tom Mcrae

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Guildford Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

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Nick Harper

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

(Unreserved only) After leaving a streak of rip-roaring, celebratory shows in 2017, road-testing his back catalogue of 12 albums, Nick Harper has returned with a new album Lies! Lies! Lies! and a UK tour for 2018.

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

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

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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Richard Grainger

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent.Although on paper the idea of five very different and charismatic personalities with a wide range of musical styles working together harmoniously seems unlikely, the stunning results of their work to date speak for themselves. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group who had the foresight to realise that they were stronger collectively than they were individually. To pursue their ambitious vision some tough early decisions had to be made. With few musical opportunities and even less resources at their disposal in their native North East the band temporarily moved away from their families in Hartlepool and relocated to a deserted farm in the remote Cambridgeshire countryside. There they built themselves a basic rehearsal studio and living in a ramshackle collection of old caravans for over a year they started to develop and refine what was to become the Jar Family sound. A relentless touring schedule, which has seen the band appearing as special guests to a number of established artists such as Jake Bugg, Babyshambles, Alabama 3 and others has brought their raucous and engaging shows to all corners of the country. Picking up an ever-growing army of admirers as a result of this live activity the band has now established a major fan base of fanatical supporters throughout the UK.  The Jar Family recorded new material at the legendary Monnow Valley Studios in 2014 with acclaimed producer Rupert Christie and ar released a new album 'Family First' in September 2015 amidst more inexorable touring.

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here(2015) was fRoots magazine 'Album of the Year' and a MOJO 'Folk Album of the Year', with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey's fierce, authentic delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music with its roots firmly embedded in the genre's traditional, working-class heritage. The group have been widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past - drawing unexpected parallels between then and now.

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Jenn Butterworth And Laura-beth Salter

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. These Earlybird tickets are on sale until 3rd February 2018. Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it's often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together. Jenn Butterworth is one of Scotland's foremost female guitarists, and has toured extensively with the award winning Anna Massie Band. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation (BBC Folk Awards Album of the Year), Claire Hastings, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler's Bid. Laura-Beth Salter takes influence from the Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents played whilst she was growing up in Lincolnshire. After spending time studying a Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene. She is a founding member of The Shee and her most recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty and The MacLean Project led by the world renowned Perthshire singer Dougie MacLean.

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Jenn Butterworth And Laura-beth Salter

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. These Earlybird tickets are on sale until 3rd February 2018. Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it's often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together. Jenn Butterworth is one of Scotland's foremost female guitarists, and has toured extensively with the award winning Anna Massie Band. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation (BBC Folk Awards Album of the Year), Claire Hastings, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler's Bid. Laura-Beth Salter takes influence from the Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents played whilst she was growing up in Lincolnshire. After spending time studying a Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene. She is a founding member of The Shee and her most recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty and The MacLean Project led by the world renowned Perthshire singer Dougie MacLean.

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Dani And Will Wilde

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Dani And Will Wilde

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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The Darmoor Pixie Band & Sarah Bazeley

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

The Dartmoor Pixie Band are an English country dance band (or Ceilidh Band) from the heart of Devon and are steeped in the musical and dance tradition of Dartmoor. Their mix of Melodeon, Piano Accordion, Banjo, Drums and Bass produces a sound that is very much their own and will have you tapping your feet, or better still will have you up and dancing your socks off. They have played together for more years than they care to remember so their style and repertoire is distinctly their own.  The band has their own resident caller, Sarah Bazeley, with a large repertoire of dances for all abilities so whether you're a do-si-do expert or have never danced before you're sure to have a good fun evening.

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The Darmoor Pixie Band & Sarah Bazeley

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

The Dartmoor Pixie Band are an English country dance band (or Ceilidh Band) from the heart of Devon and are steeped in the musical and dance tradition of Dartmoor. Their mix of Melodeon, Piano Accordion, Banjo, Drums and Bass produces a sound that is very much their own and will have you tapping your feet, or better still will have you up and dancing your socks off. They have played together for more years than they care to remember so their style and repertoire is distinctly their own.  The band has their own resident caller, Sarah Bazeley, with a large repertoire of dances for all abilities so whether you're a do-si-do expert or have never danced before you're sure to have a good fun evening.

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Folklaw

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

"Show of Hands with a new wave ethic" fRoots Magazine Supporting The Shires, Seth Lakeman, Mad Dog Mcrea and more, FolkLaw were catapulted on to their debut European tour with gusto. On 3rd March these rising stars of the folk, rock and roots scene bring their energetic, entertaining performance to the Chapel stage in Bath. FolkLaw aren't just another band, they're a full show. A true cross-genre acoustic group, these talented musicians combine their experience of the live music circuit, festivals and folk scene to create a vibrant stage show that wins them loyal fans wherever they go. FolkLaw's exhilarating songs and acrobatic fiddle playing get audiences' feet tapping and minds thinking, with earthy vocals interwoven with distinctive harmonies, mandola and guitars. The band are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, on-stage banter, and vibrant, energised performance. Don't miss your chance to see FolkLaw live. "acoustic New Model Army!" FolkWorld "a touch of magic" Bright Young Folk "whirling jigs and lyrics that bite!" fRoots "music with brains, balls and heart!" FolkCast "a milestone of folk music" FolkWords Magazine "Brilliant band reminds me of the Levellers" BBC Radio (Johnny Coppin) "a mighty wall of folk... warm, sincere and engaging" Square Roots Promotions www.folklaw.co.uk

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Buffalo Gals

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Crewkerne Clapton & Wayford Village Hall 7:30pm

Buffalo Gals travelling mix of traditional & original music, song, Appalachian step dance, humour & stories from the old-time American heritage delivers a revitalising dose of increased vigour and happiness to the simple country folk they meet along the way. If we could bottle this feeling, we would, so leave your aches, pains and furrowed brows at home and join the Gals for an evening of 'Doctor Good'. Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. So, whether you are aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms, the Miraculous Medicine Show, brought to you by one of the country's most wildly-travelled, reliable and flexible of musical acts, will be an uplifting and crowd-pleasing addition to your programme.

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Buffalo Gals

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Crewkerne Clapton & Wayford Village Hall 7:30pm

Buffalo Gals travelling mix of traditional & original music, song, Appalachian step dance, humour & stories from the old-time American heritage delivers a revitalising dose of increased vigour and happiness to the simple country folk they meet along the way. If we could bottle this feeling, we would, so leave your aches, pains and furrowed brows at home and join the Gals for an evening of 'Doctor Good'. Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. So, whether you are aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms, the Miraculous Medicine Show, brought to you by one of the country's most wildly-travelled, reliable and flexible of musical acts, will be an uplifting and crowd-pleasing addition to your programme.

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Ian W Brown At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

Sat March 3rd Ian (the Mighty) Brown at Wychwood Folk Club + support by Pete Watkins The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 7.30pm. Doors 7.00pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com It's 30 years since Ian W Brown decided he stood a better chance of making a living farming pigs in Hampshire than saving the world with song. A year or two later while toiling in the fields he heard The Stone Roses on the radio, fell in love with the band and allowed himself a wry smile that at least one person with his name was living the dream. But he kept his hand in writing songs before going to work and playing folk clubs when he could. Then, farming being almost as precarious as the record business, he answered the call for Britain's farmers to diversify by going into the music industry full time. He started out selling line dance CDs, then got into band management, record plugging, recording and song writing. Since then he has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award for co-writing Sandi Thom's number one single, 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker' and the album from which it was taken. He co-wrote the lead song in the long running West End musical 'Dreamboats and Petticoats' and has written songs for many artists including Fisherman's Friends, Show of Hands, Jason Donovan, D Side, Pixie Lott, Graham Gouldman, Henry Priestman, Simon Webbe, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and even Meryl Streep. His songs have been played on Radio 1, Radio 2 Radio 4 and Radio 5 in the last year. His ambition in 2018 is to conquer Radio 3 and is currently writing a collection of neo classical Zither tunes! Performing and writing songs remains Ian's hobby as he's too old for football and has no aptitude for golf. He has never recorded under his own name until recently. Ian's new single, 'The Five Foot Two Inch Giant', is a song written in praise of his wife on their 28th wedding anniversary and is released later this year. He has supported Julie Felix, Rita Coolige , Martin Simpson , Martin Cathy, 10cc and Steve Harley. This summer Ian will return to the fringe stages and after-hours sessions at some of the country's most prestigious festivals and folk clubs to play a few of his songs that have graced the charts and many more that haven't, including 'She Can't Recycle Michael & His Folding Bicycle', 'There's A Light At The End Of the Tunnel (& It's The Front Of The Train)', 'Grey Is The New Blonde' and 'The Jeremy Kyle Song. These finely-honed everyman tales and self-deprecating musical gems are interspersed with tall tales from the music business, life, love and the universe, which is visible from his shed in the New Forest. As Ian will be the first to tell you there aren't many politicians he has a great deal in common with. However, if he ever has a hit under his own name he could join the best-known hobby composer of them all Charles G Dawes, the American banker, politician, general and ambassador to the UK who went on to serve as Vice-President to Calvin Coolidge after writing the music that became 'It's All in the Game', the 1958 chart-topper for Tommy Edwards. Dawes in the only US Vice-President to have a number one hit. He and Bob Dylan are the only people to have had a number one hit and win a Nobel Prize. Ian W Brown is the only recorded pig farmer to be nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.

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Faeland (unplugged) At The Wild Goose Space

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Wild Goose Space 7:30pm

Join Faeland for this special stripped down and acoustic evening of their music. Unplugged and intimate music in the beautiful Wild Goose Space at the heart of St. Werburghs, Bristol. Raw chocolates, cakes, chai, wine and herbal teas will be available to buy. FAELAND Gentle, intuitive, and mystical, the music on Faeland's debut album All My Swim blends folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Singer-songwriter stylings and a dose of pop bring a captivating sound with instant appeal. The sound is acoustic guitars and double bass mixed with harp and violin. Ethereal, bittersweet vocals float across the mix and complete the picture. Faeland's sound and mission pair up well together and create a beautiful vulnerability that is authentic and true. Their songs offer listeners a seductive realness that rises above all the pushed product out there and must be heard and experienced to be fully understood. Fans of well-executed modern folk will want to find this band soon, while it can still be seen up close. Influences: Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, alongside more modern stars like First Aid Kit, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Bon Iver, R.E.M., Nick Mulvey and Hem. Reviews: "Extraordinarily good" - Shire Folk "A beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions" - Folk Radio UK "A really fabulous band making glorious folk music Sam Bonham, BBC Video: https://youtu.be/cGBhSXwUXU8 Music: www.faeland.bandcamp.com Tickets £10 advance / £12 on the door (Concessions £8) DOORS 7.30pm MUSIC 8pm

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Faeland (unplugged) At The Wild Goose Space

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Wild Goose Space 7:30pm

Join Faeland for this special stripped down and acoustic evening of their music. Unplugged and intimate music in the beautiful Wild Goose Space at the heart of St. Werburghs, Bristol. Raw chocolates, cakes, chai, wine and herbal teas will be available to buy. FAELAND Gentle, intuitive, and mystical, the music on Faeland's debut album All My Swim blends folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Singer-songwriter stylings and a dose of pop bring a captivating sound with instant appeal. The sound is acoustic guitars and double bass mixed with harp and violin. Ethereal, bittersweet vocals float across the mix and complete the picture. Faeland's sound and mission pair up well together and create a beautiful vulnerability that is authentic and true. Their songs offer listeners a seductive realness that rises above all the pushed product out there and must be heard and experienced to be fully understood. Fans of well-executed modern folk will want to find this band soon, while it can still be seen up close. Influences: Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, alongside more modern stars like First Aid Kit, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Bon Iver, R.E.M., Nick Mulvey and Hem. Reviews: "Extraordinarily good" - Shire Folk "A beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions" - Folk Radio UK "A really fabulous band making glorious folk music Sam Bonham, BBC Video: https://youtu.be/cGBhSXwUXU8 Music: www.faeland.bandcamp.com Tickets £10 advance / £12 on the door (Concessions £8) DOORS 7.30pm MUSIC 8pm

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The Rip Roaring Success

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Marios Papadeas: Rebetiko And The Santur

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In tonight's performance Marios Papadeas, together with Dunja Botic on vocals and Pavlos Melas on guitar, will be exploring rebetika through the rich harmonic spectrum and magical soundscape of the santur. Marios Papadeas has worked as a santouri player, singer and composer from the early age, gaining experience as a young upcoming musician from playing on the road on the Greek islands, in Athens and abroad. He has composed not only for voice and santur, but also for the theatre in works by Aristophanes, Euripides Solomos, Venieri, Robin Sort. As a teacher he has worked at the T.E.I Artas, the Alimos music school, and at the music colleges of Amaraousi Greek Conservatory and the Patras conservatory. He has worked with some of the most prominent musicians in Greece and abroad; Bob Brozman, Mohammad Esmaeli, Madjid Kiani, Gerardo Nunez, Yangquin Zhao, Glykeria, Katsaros, Andiopoulos, Samiou, Arvanitaki among many others. He has also performed on many television programmes and the radio. Most recently he formed the Santouristas band, performing traditional repertoire and his own compositions. Dunja Botic is an acclaimed singer of Southern and Eastern European folk music hailing from Athens. Channelling both Lautari Legends and Greek grandmothers she brings a unique intensity to the stage and her music, both as a soloist and as part of the award-winning ensemble Don Kipper. Multilingual and multi-talented she specialises in teaching Balkan vocal techniques, traditional storytelling and choral and solo performance from the Mediterranean. Pavlos Mélas is a musician, composer and byzantine cantor from Athens, Greece. Through a number of projects and collaborations, he has been promoting and raising awareness on Greek music in the UK and internationally. His work has been credited by British and international media such as the BBC, Swedish national radio, and leading world music magazines.

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Marios Papadeas: Rebetiko And The Santur

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In tonight's performance Marios Papadeas, together with Dunja Botic on vocals and Pavlos Melas on guitar, will be exploring rebetika through the rich harmonic spectrum and magical soundscape of the santur. Marios Papadeas has worked as a santouri player, singer and composer from the early age, gaining experience as a young upcoming musician from playing on the road on the Greek islands, in Athens and abroad. He has composed not only for voice and santur, but also for the theatre in works by Aristophanes, Euripides Solomos, Venieri, Robin Sort. As a teacher he has worked at the T.E.I Artas, the Alimos music school, and at the music colleges of Amaraousi Greek Conservatory and the Patras conservatory. He has worked with some of the most prominent musicians in Greece and abroad; Bob Brozman, Mohammad Esmaeli, Madjid Kiani, Gerardo Nunez, Yangquin Zhao, Glykeria, Katsaros, Andiopoulos, Samiou, Arvanitaki among many others. He has also performed on many television programmes and the radio. Most recently he formed the Santouristas band, performing traditional repertoire and his own compositions. Dunja Botic is an acclaimed singer of Southern and Eastern European folk music hailing from Athens. Channelling both Lautari Legends and Greek grandmothers she brings a unique intensity to the stage and her music, both as a soloist and as part of the award-winning ensemble Don Kipper. Multilingual and multi-talented she specialises in teaching Balkan vocal techniques, traditional storytelling and choral and solo performance from the Mediterranean. Pavlos Mélas is a musician, composer and byzantine cantor from Athens, Greece. Through a number of projects and collaborations, he has been promoting and raising awareness on Greek music in the UK and internationally. His work has been credited by British and international media such as the BBC, Swedish national radio, and leading world music magazines.

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The Fb Pocket Orchestra

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FB Pocket Orchestra Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Songs and Dances from long ago. Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in exploring heritage repertoire - taking on a few informal performances and recording dates as schedules allowed. The FBPO became an 'official' project in the spring of 2012 and released its first album in October. The aims of the orchestra are to present a contemporary slant on popular acoustic music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. 'Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and 'fabulousness' of this era is captured beautifully on the album.' Jazz FM review October 1st 2012

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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

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William The Conqueror

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Cornwall trio William the Conqueror have been picking up praise from far flung corners ever since Ruarri Joseph took the step to go public with his erstwhile secret alter-ego. The band's debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, was released in the summer to widespread critical acclaim, and their shows have been steadily winning over fans up and down the country. After a summer of festivals, followed by a tour opening for Loose label-mates Danny & the Champions of the World, the band are now readying themselves for a run of headline shows. The indie-rock three piece sees Ruarri joined by bassist Naomi Holmes and drummer Harry Harding, channelling classic blues and roots through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPR's Ann Powers, they made their mark at AmericanaFest in Nashville, signing to Loose, and going on to pick up a nomination at the UK Americana Awards 2017, where they shared the stage with the likes of Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Ethan Johns. Opening for William the Conqueror will be John Dhali two time winner of 'best solo act' at the Staffordshire and Cheshire music awards. John continues to wow audiences wherever he goes and has already played alongside such renowned artists as Scott Matthews, Frank Turner and A500 Music favourite Willy Porter. Since his last performance at Fulford, the 23 year old has signed his first record deal with 'Kidda Records' which he hopes will help propel him to a bigger platform and once you've seen him on stage, you won't question the possibility of that happening. John's live performances are something special and his unique soulful blues voice, stunning lyrics and infectious tunes will remain in your head for days A500 Music aim to present some of the finest live music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to *bring your own drink*, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks.

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Pilgrims Way - Ed Beasant, Tom Kitching, Jon Loomes & Jude Rees.

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Colourful, energetic and multi-skilled outfit. Tunes and songs; Playford meets Adam Ant. The dandy highway-persons!

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Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains. Sam and Tyler's SHOWS feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. Both Sam and Tyler come from southwest Virginia and as a duo they write and perform contemporary songs that tell stories from present-day Appalachia. You may have seen Sam supporting Peggy Seeger in concert 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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Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains. Sam and Tyler's SHOWS feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. Both Sam and Tyler come from southwest Virginia and as a duo they write and perform contemporary songs that tell stories from present-day Appalachia. You may have seen Sam supporting Peggy Seeger in concert 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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Tsvey Kipperim

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Don Kipper ​are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London,​ from​Turkish and ​Greek Folk Musics to ​Romani music and ​Klezmer​. ​Separated from the shoal, two breakaway Kippers, ​The Tsvey Kipperim​, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, delve deeply in the ​n​eshama (spirit) of Jewish music. With wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure, they take an audience on an odyssey through the ​D​obridens, ​T​erkishers, ​F​reylekhs, an​d ​Zhoks at the very core of the Klezmer repertoire. Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create. So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band Max Reinhardt, Late Junction - BBC Radio 3 Sure to send shivers down your spine Songlines Spectacular Mary Ann Kennedy, World on 3 Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery DJ Ritu, A World in London - Resonance FM

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Charlie Parr

on Mon, 5 Mar 2018 at Guildford The Keep 7:00pm

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Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

on Mon, 5 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are a Scottish duo rooted in the traditions of Scotland's music and song. They are both prolific tune and song writers and their music features many of these compositions alongside old traditional music with a strong influence from Arygllshire and West highlands of Scotland "The empathy between the two players, forged through tours throughout Europe, is a thing of beauty in itself"- Rock n Reel "Both mature and deeply rooted in tradition" - Box & Fiddle Magazine

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Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson

on Mon, 5 Mar 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

We have a great music night lined up, featuring two of the leading lights on the UK folk scene Jessica Lawson and Phil Simpson. Regularly featuring at festivals and concerts across the UK and Europe they will bring a unique blend of talents to the Club. Jessica Lawson sings and accompanies herself on autoharp and acoustic guitar. Her original songs reflect a background in folk music and a love of Americana as she sings stories about the sea, love, loss, war, and a few 'fallen' women. Jessica is fast building a reputation on the folk scene and has performed a number of high profile and exciting shows, supporting Eddi Reader and Dave Rotherary, as well as appearing on bills alongside Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson. She will be accompanied by singer-songwriter. Phil Simpson

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Phil Beer

on Tue, 6 Mar 2018 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:00pm

Phil Beer returns to the Birchmeadow. Great acoustics, great bar, an intimate setting.

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The Often Herd

on Tue, 6 Mar 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Cory Seznec

on Tue, 6 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... CORY SEZNEC Bringing together Appalchian Old-Time, New Orleans jazz, country blues and folk styles, and feeding them back through their African origins, American musician and songwriter Cory Seznec is a a true virtuoso of what Ebb & Flow magazine calls 'a dazzling panorama of American, European and African roots music'. Currently based in Paris, Seznec is a founding member of legendary roots act Groanbox and duo The Seznec Bros. A resident of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for three and a half years, he was active in two bands MistO-MistO and Damakase, mixing Ethiopian music with other African styles and American roots sounds. In July 2016, Cory embarked on a trip with filmmaker Gonzalo Guajardo to Luhya country in western Kenya to make a documentary on some of the few remaining omutibo style guitar players. In October 2016, he recorded a video lesson of some of his arrangements of New Orleans-infused fingerstyle guitar for Kicking Mule founder and American Roots legend Stefan Grossman (Mississippi John Hurt/ Son House/ Skip James/ Eric Clapton/ Bert Jansch) and his Guitar Workshop project (released early 2017). Seznec is a truly remarkable artist, a sublime songwriter, and a simply jaw-dropping musician- as fRoots Magazine's Steve Hunt says, this is not a 'worthy-but-dull' legacy concept, but a joyous and perfect expression of the natural and instantly recognisable links between American and African roots music, with great songwriting at its heart. 'an artist whose work locates the commonality in diverse musical cultures and whose guitar playing connects the past and present Anyone on an errant's quest to find the rightful heir to the Ry Cooder slide-guitar globetrotter mantle should start here ( Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine, Nov 2017) 'a Franco-American multi-instrumentalist who mixes old blues, contemporary folk, rock, Nola funk, Congolese rumba, Abyssinian swing...an amazing cocktail.' Soulbag, Juillet/Aout 201 'joyous a loose, jazz, old-time, bluegrass, it, African melange that seems to come from a deep well of the collective unconsciousness'...'he reinforces his reputation as one of the finest 'world' musicians out there' Jeremy Searle, R2 Magazine 'this is so good and the joins between styles so seamless that it's best to remember that it's the journey, not the destination that matters. Excellent.' Phil Woodgate, Folk Radio UK 'the work of a virtuoso musician and gifted songsmith doing what comes naturally...the joyous lightness of touch here evokes American Beauty-era Grateful Dead at their most beatific.' (fRoots Magazine) --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Edgelarks (philip Henry And Hannah Martin)

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Lost Notes

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

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Judy Cook - Light & Shade

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Judy Cook - Light & Shade

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Sheffield City Hall 7:00pm

Beth Nielsen Chapman's new Americana release, Hearts Of Glass is a powerful collection of songs that dig deep into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength. Produced by Sam Ashworth, Hearts Of Glass is sparse and beautifully recorded.

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Jane Siberry

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- JANE SIBERRY presents... The Something About Siberry Series. A rare performance series by a highly interesting artist. Jane Siberry is a pure, prolific, Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, poet and painter. She is renowned for her hauntingly beautiful music that has included such songs as 'Calling All Angels', 'Love Is Everything' and 'The Valley' (both recorded by k.d. lang), 'It Can't Rain All The Time' (from 'The Crow' soundtrack), 'Mimi On The Beach', 'Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog', 'One More Colour', 'Bound By The Beauty' Her most recent release (of fifteen) ANGELS BEND CLOSER has shown up on 'Best Albums' lists and the single 'Positively Beautiful' was named by the Independent Music Network as 'Best Song of 2017'. Jane is currently in the UK walking the hills with her dog, Gwyllym, and using this quiet time to focus on songwriting. Her 3 week series in March at the Green Note will be a 'NEW SONG SHOWCASE' and will also include past favourites. She will be inviting a local artist each week to talk through an 'in-progress' song and to be interviewed about songwriting by the ever-curious Siberry. Weds 7th March Weds 14th March Tues 20th March http://janesiberry.com/

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Coven

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Sheffield Central Library Theatre 7:30pm

Coven is the collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts; the exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow, the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. In 2014, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Grace Petrie got together to celebrate International Women's Day in March with a series of three concerts. Since then, the tour has extended year on year with 2017 seeing them release 'Unholy Choir'; an EP of thesongs that the group has collaborated on. Experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian www.facebook.com/covenmusic

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Ezio

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

Recorded in the company of house-trained rabbits on an industrial estate in Cambridge, Daylight Moon, Ezio's ninth studio album is their most personal yet. The visceral honesty of frontman Ezio Lunedei's lyrics is laid bare in tracks like 'Indian', an ode to feeling overcome by forces beyond his control, and 'Dirty Little Secret', a Nick-Drake-esque ditty where he tries to unpick the emotions of an unnamed muse that he just can't quite suss out. In their 26-year career, the band have made a habit of dabbling in any style of music that takes their fancy; Daylight Moon is no different. From the crunching blues-rock guitars of 'Crushed' to the jazz rhythms of 'The Gypsy Song', there's plenty of genre hopping on show here. What's always set Ezio apart is the connection between Lunedei and guitarist Booga. The frontman's rich tenor and complex acoustic guitar work is complimented by Booga's incessant lead guitar; regularly squeezing in an extra note that shouldn't be possible, but somehow managing to work. One could try and compare him to other great guitarists, but they would be wasting their time Booga truly has a unique style, and it needs to be witnessed in the flesh. To celebrate the release of Daylight Moon, Ezio will be touring Germany throughout November and December 2016, and will return to the road again in the spring of 2017 with dates in Britain and Germany. Fans can expect favourites from the new album and classics from Ezio's ever-expanding repertoire.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

2011 BBC Folk Awards 'Horizon' award winner and a fast-rising young Folk star, Edinburgh-born Ewan McLennan has been making headlines over the last year, performing at festivals, clubs, and concert halls across the country. He combines traditional music from around Britain and beyond with his own earthy, self-penned songs, creating a unique and compelling sound. He has a gorgeous, lilting voice, a quietly assured and commanding presence and some smart guitar arrangements. One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years (Mike Harding) Stories Still Untold, is a real treat (**** 4 stars The Telegraph) It simply oozes class when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice. (The Living Tradition)

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Coven: International Women's Day Concert

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Fantastic acoustic blues duo focussed on the 20's and 30's but encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes & Original Compositions.

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Nigel Philip Davies And The Good Companions

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Singer Songwriter Nigel Philip Davies is a veteran of the music scene. Ably accompanied by The Good Companions, he performs songs that span the broad spectrum from riotous fiddle driven tunes to deeply reflective songs of love and loss, covering humour and social issues along the way. Nigel was a session player at Rockfield studios and contributed to albums and singles in very different genres but his love remains with the lyrical folk rock style, described as one reviewer in Australia as Folk Punk. Coming from the land of Dylan Thomas, lyrics play a major part in Nigel's songs. They are crafted with great care and precision. There are echoes of Cohen and Dylan here but that is no bad thing. Every song has the hallmark of Davies's dark distinctive, poetic voice." Fred Redwood, journalist with the Sunday Times "Reminiscent of Dylan in his Desire period."- Bob Wilson "Now they say, they'll close the mines, they say they've had their day. They'll get their coal from far away where they work for far less pay They say one day I will forget. I know that's just not true I've got a film of dust inside my lungs. I've got scars of vivid blue" Blue Scar www.nigeld.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/nigelphilipdavies Nick Ward The ongoing seaside adventures of Nick Ward are continuing to excite internet blogs and music sites all with a shared addiction to wonderfully structured Power-Pop. Whether the latest recording project involves explosive fuzzed-out guitar or expressive acoustic soul searching, the songs are born from Nicks honest visual experiences and a lyrical persona presenting thoughtful real life scenarios. Indulging in essentially British musical observations and New Wave counter culture happily studied on eccentric hazy vinyl, Nick Ward`s connection with Sixties Soul, Britpop, Mod Revival and radio friendly Indie is all apparent after just a few listens. Include a healthy dose of Costello, Ray Davies, Weller and Bacarach, and modern guitar based song writing is in very safe hands. http://www.nickwardmusic.com/

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Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Pauline Alexander and Sandy Stanage are a duo whose song choices are driven by a belief that a good song is a good song regardless of 'genre'. Alongside original songs they perform their own interpretations of well-known classics, bringing to them something that makes you feel they were always theirs to begin with. Pauline and Sandy spent many years on the folk circuit independently before eventually coming together at the end of 2016. Despite this relatively new musical partnership the duo have been steadily making a name for themselves and their song 'The Dreamer' was showcased by FATEA Magazine in 2017. Sandy has performed with a number of bands including Kentigern and Molendinar and Pauline's CD, 'Thoughts For The Masses' has been a former album of the week on Iain Anderson's BBC Radio Scotland show. Among others she has supported Dougie MacLean, Rumer and Shelagh McDonald. Live In The North East is pleased to open the 2018 gig season with this very talented duo. Pauline Alexander and Sandy Stanage are one of the best acts on the current folk circuit I've seen this year. Ian Cripps FATEA Magazine (2017) "Pauline Alexander has a beautiful modern Scottish folk voice, reminiscent of Sandy Denny." Rumer, singer/songwriter Pauline and Sandy gave us a great night of vocals from Pauline and a great tasteful guitar accompaniment from Sandy. If you get the chance, go see them! Keith Taylor, Cramlington Folk Club

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Edgelarks

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

A welcome return to the Greystones for Philip Henry and Hannah Martin, the Edgelarks.

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Broom Bezzums

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

UK expats based in Germany, Mark Bloomer and Andrew Cadie have earned a formidable reputation for their musicianship (fiddle, guitar and much else), their mix of original songs, covers and traditional numbers, and their high-energy stage act, making this a welcome York debut. Just about the best young duo on the circuit says Steve Knightley.

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Broom Bezzums

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

UK expats based in Germany, Mark Bloomer and Andrew Cadie have earned a formidable reputation for their musicianship (fiddle, guitar and much else), their mix of original songs, covers and traditional numbers, and their high-energy stage act, making this a welcome York debut. Just about the best young duo on the circuit says Steve Knightley.

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The Coal Porters

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Jon Brindley - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

A concert not to be missed! We have a fabulous evening in store from this highly entertaining multi-instrumentalist who has played and sang at venues ranging from piano bars to some of the larger folk festivals; from pubs to band stands; and, inspired by the poet Laurie Lee, he's toured Europe busking street corners and café terraces. Exploring the genres of Celtic melodies, blues, contemporary folk, and country rock, Jon will be singing a mixture of covers and original material in his own inimitable style. You will be left spellbound as he alternates between guitar, accordion and the beautiful old fiddle handed down from his Grandma. The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guest. THE VENUE The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables', cosy and atmospheric, where performers and audience are 'up close and personal". There is a separate, well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea and coffee are available. There is disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Doors 7.15pm - Music Starts 7.45pm Because we are a non profit club, we have capped the tickets at just £8 in advance, or £10 on the door. http://ruthinallstyles.co.uk/event/jon-brindley-an-intimate-concert However, because we are limited to 50 tickets, be sure to secure yours before they sell out. (Regular members can purchase their concessionary rate tickets on a Thursday evening at The Feathers)

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Derry Sandino's 8:30pm

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Derry Sandino's 8:30pm

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Knight & Spiers

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of Folkeast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle layer Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special "one off" concert at that year's festival. It ended up being a festival highlight, with no space to be found in the marquee and people standing five deep in pouring rain. For a few minutes at the close of their performance, with a standing ovation and roars for more, it didn't seem as though the audience was going to let them go. As the MC commented, it was one of those occasions when people could say "I was there". It was also clear that leaving matters there was not an option. This then is the debut tour of two of the undoubted finest musicians in their respective fields. "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow" Sir Terry Pratchett "Elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter a quiet triumph! The Guardian

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Faustus

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

"One of Britain's outstanding folk bands" according to The Guardian.  Each member of this trio have impeccable folk credentials, together they deliver more than the sum of the parts.  Nominated for Best Band in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Paull Sartin (oboe, violin, cor anglais, vocals) is no stranger to ACE Space having appeared here as part of Belshazzar's Feast.  Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, vocals) has appeared at Arlington Arts with his take on Hendrix and was part of the Seth Lakeman band.  Saul Rose (melodeon, vocals) was Songman in the West End play War Horse and has a long association with the Carthys including being a founder member of new folk big band Eliza Carthy and The Wayward bands. Both Paul and Benji were part of the legendary folk big band Bellowhead.

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Faustus

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

"One of Britain's outstanding folk bands" according to The Guardian.  Each member of this trio have impeccable folk credentials, together they deliver more than the sum of the parts.  Nominated for Best Band in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Paull Sartin (oboe, violin, cor anglais, vocals) is no stranger to ACE Space having appeared here as part of Belshazzar's Feast.  Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, vocals) has appeared at Arlington Arts with his take on Hendrix and was part of the Seth Lakeman band.  Saul Rose (melodeon, vocals) was Songman in the West End play War Horse and has a long association with the Carthys including being a founder member of new folk big band Eliza Carthy and The Wayward bands. Both Paul and Benji were part of the legendary folk big band Bellowhead.

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Steve Turner is one of those artists who have been the backbone of the British folk scene but has been out of circulation as a professional musician for around eleven years. He was tempted back recently, in part by Mick Peat but, as he said in a recent article folk music seems to get into your blood! and four or five years ago he started doing a few gigs again and came gradually back on to the folk scene. Steve will be performing songs from Britain & America beautifully sung with brilliant accompaniment on English concertina, cittern, mandolin & banjo.

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Steve Turner is one of those artists who have been the backbone of the British folk scene but has been out of circulation as a professional musician for around eleven years. He was tempted back recently, in part by Mick Peat but, as he said in a recent article folk music seems to get into your blood! and four or five years ago he started doing a few gigs again and came gradually back on to the folk scene. Steve will be performing songs from Britain & America beautifully sung with brilliant accompaniment on English concertina, cittern, mandolin & banjo.

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Coven

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Coven is the collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright acts; the exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow, the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. In 2014, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Grace Petrie got together to celebrate International Women's Day in March with a series of three concerts. Since then, the tour has extended year on year with 2017 seeing them release 'Unholy Choir'; an EP of the songs that the group has collaborated on. Experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage. "While still sounding like three clear entities, they drew palpable strength and conviction in the new format and were one of the highlights of the day." - The Guardian O'Hooley & Tidow: Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in. -The Independent Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work. - Songlines Grace Petrie: A powerful new songwriting voice. - The Guardian www.facebook.com/covenmusic

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores having entranced the UK on her last visit. Now established as a major force, Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title (voted by the general public) at the hugely-influential AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Her spine-tingling vocal style has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class. Bob Harris, playing tracks repeatedly on his BBC Radio 2 show told listeners her music is absolutely gorgeous really special! She was flown in for headline appearances at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival last year and recorded a BBC studio session at Whispering Bob's invitation. This time, she brings her illustrious producer and highly-rated guitarist Johnny Sangster over from the USA to accompany her, and top bass player Jay Darwish completes the trio. Sangster played on both of Bronwynne's last albums and has recently toured with both KD Lang and Neko Case, and Darwish is heavily in-demand too, having worked with musicians of the calibre of Sting and Newton Faulkner. Stunning American Roots UK A voice that is timeless in timbre and phrasing R2 magazine Immensely attractive and engaging Maverick magazine

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The Emily Askew Band

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Formed to fuse Emily's passions for Medieval and Renaissance melodies/songs and modern folk styles. Emily has had a successful career in both Folk (Askew Sisters, Alma, Ceilidh Factor and the Elizabethan Session) and Early Music (The Artisans, Shakespeare's Globe, Glyndebourne, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, Mediva and the Medieval Babes). Being an multi-instrumentalist playing vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp, Emily wanted to explore the possibilities of mixing these unusual sounds with modern instruments. The band also includes singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts (Gilmore Roberts, The Dovetail Trio) and fiddler/viola d'amore playing John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Dipper Malkin, and Alma). Their debut album 'Alchemy' has brought these rave reviews: ''One of the albums of the year'' (4**** Clive Davies, The Times); ''Mixing folk and early music with beauty and precision'' (4**** Jude Rogers, The Guardian); One of the most original and engaging albums of the year!' (Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK); Exquisitely played, deeply researched and fascinating! (Martin Simpson); It's wonderful - so accomplished, such beautiful music. I love Emily's singing, too - her voice is so absolutely right for these songs. I knew it would be a really good album - turns out it's a GREAT one. I love it! (Shirley Collins); "A wonderful blend of early music and folk - a satiating listen! (Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction); "This is a beautiful first album from the Emily Askew Band which enthrals, and surprises, Folk and Early English music audiences alike (Katy Spicer, Director of EFDSS). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Emily Askew Band

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Formed to fuse Emily's passions for Medieval and Renaissance melodies/songs and modern folk styles. Emily has had a successful career in both Folk (Askew Sisters, Alma, Ceilidh Factor and the Elizabethan Session) and Early Music (The Artisans, Shakespeare's Globe, Glyndebourne, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, Mediva and the Medieval Babes). Being an multi-instrumentalist playing vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp, Emily wanted to explore the possibilities of mixing these unusual sounds with modern instruments. The band also includes singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts (Gilmore Roberts, The Dovetail Trio) and fiddler/viola d'amore playing John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Dipper Malkin, and Alma). Their debut album 'Alchemy' has brought these rave reviews: ''One of the albums of the year'' (4**** Clive Davies, The Times); ''Mixing folk and early music with beauty and precision'' (4**** Jude Rogers, The Guardian); One of the most original and engaging albums of the year!' (Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK); Exquisitely played, deeply researched and fascinating! (Martin Simpson); It's wonderful - so accomplished, such beautiful music. I love Emily's singing, too - her voice is so absolutely right for these songs. I knew it would be a really good album - turns out it's a GREAT one. I love it! (Shirley Collins); "A wonderful blend of early music and folk - a satiating listen! (Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction); "This is a beautiful first album from the Emily Askew Band which enthrals, and surprises, Folk and Early English music audiences alike (Katy Spicer, Director of EFDSS). Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Richard Digance - The Not Bad For His Age 2018 Tour

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Richard Digance - The Not Bad For His Age 2018 Tour

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Findlay Napier & Rebeca Loebe

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

The Wee Gig is behind The Abington General Store. Gig starts 20:15.

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The Gypsy Dreamers

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Captivating Django jazz meets classical, chanson and pop Bringing together four successful multi-instrumentalist singers who have performed all over the world, from Sidney Opera House to the Glastonbury Festival, picking up the Michael Kamen Award for composition along the way, Gypsy Dreamers present a sophisticated and hugely entertaining mix of pop, jazz and world music. Reviews: Dynamic hybrid jazz-meets-classical project that explores tango, bossa nova, pop, jazz and world sounds via violin, cello and percussion. Time Out Natalie Rozario Cello/Voice: Majestic cello All About Jazz Patrick Naylor Guitar: Best Jazz CDs of 2015 shortlist Daily Telegraph "Sensitive and unflashy with a shapely melodic line" Jack Massarik CD Choice in The London Evening Standard "Inventive acoustic guitar virtuoso" Time Out

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Tatcho Drom

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TATCHO DROM Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom stage 'A Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse' (Froots Magazine), a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Tatcho Drom are considered one of the UK's leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to 'True Journey' from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader's Gundula's own original compositions. Gundula Gruen is a virtuoso violinist and singer who has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Gypsies and folk musicians. Described by Songlines Magazine as 'a shining star in the UK's Balkan music scene', her unique performance style showcases a technical ability acquired through intensive conservatoire training as well as a colourful and charismatic personality. Her arrangements and compositions, whilst drawing influence from her love and extensive knowledge of Romany Gypsy music, are original and highly personal. www.tatchodrom.com

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Ewan Bleach

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny. He Currently works as a Clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a large repertoire of rare old songs, from artist such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers, from the rough raggy blues songs of the twenties to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.

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Miraculous Mule

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 8:00pm

Miraculous Mule host what will hopefully be a regular shindig at Paper Dress Vintage. This time they welcome the marvellous Mudlow - who are soon to release a career retrospective on Stag-O-Lee records - and all the way from Italy, Stiv Cantarelli's new outfit J.D. Hangover. Keeping with the Euro-friendly vibes R-Man and K-Nut from the afore mentioned Stag-O-Lee records will be flying in from Germany to spin the wheels of steel. Stage Times JD Hangover 8.15 - 8.45 Mudlow 9.00 - 9.45 Miraculous Mule 10.00 - 11.00 Stag-O-Lee Allstar DJs Throughout the evening into the wee wee hours!

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Karl Blau

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Manchester Hey! Manchester @ Low Four Studio 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 multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY icon who helped turn his hometown of Anacortes, Washington, into an indie-music mecca. He has released more than 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released in handmade packaging and mailed to subscribers, and others on iconic indie Northwest labels K and knw-yr-own. Blau has also toured and recorded for years with Laura Veirs, the Microphones, Little Wings, D+ and Earth. Completed in 1962, Low Four was built as part of the original Granada Studio. The live-room was originally connected to a control room above and was where The Beatles rehearsed for their first ever TV appearance. In its heyday, it was used to record theme tunes and soundtracks for classic ITV dramas such as Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited and Sherlock Holmes, often by sections of the Halle Orchestra. Nowadays, it is used as a professional recording studio, and also streams one-off live performances by the likes of Jane Weaver, Mew, Jesca Hoop, Dutch Uncles, Polica, Alexis Taylor and Everything Everything. This is a 14+ age restriction show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Eilidh Steel And Mark Neal - Fiddle And Guitar

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 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. Since their delightful 2015 performance in Masham, Eilidh and Mark have played at Celtic Connections and to an audiencxe of 4,000 in Verona, supported Madness, and acted as Ewan MacGregor's backing band! 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 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 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. Since their delightful 2015 performance in Masham, Eilidh and Mark have played at Celtic Connections and to an audiencxe of 4,000 in Verona, supported Madness, and acted as Ewan MacGregor's backing band! 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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Caroline Spence

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

Spence has an angelic singing voice that is enchanting and devastating, elevating her diaristic writing to breathtaking heights." - NO DEPRESSION While Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, with the release of her album Spades & Roses, the young songwriter from Charlottesville Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation: Quite simply, 11 songs of gorgeous Americana that remind us of why we fell in love with the genre in the first place.

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Kosmos Ensemble

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Dollar Gibson Hall, Dollar Academy 7:30pm

Prepare to be intoxicated by entrancing dance rhythms, soulful improvisation and gypsy passion delivered with inimitable panache and virtuoso technique. Kosmos Ensemble are Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Meg Hamilton (viola), Milos Milivojevic (accordion). They perform music with "telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship" Richard Morrison, The Times. An inspirational combination of Tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music referencing classical composers, with fearless improvisation and impeccable technique. All three members of Kosmos are soloists in their own right and have recorded concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova to critical acclaim. "As breath-taking as it is moving... impressive and brilliantly effective." Rob Adams, The Herald.

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Kosmos Ensemble

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Dollar Gibson Hall, Dollar Academy 7:30pm

Prepare to be intoxicated by entrancing dance rhythms, soulful improvisation and gypsy passion delivered with inimitable panache and virtuoso technique. Kosmos Ensemble are Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Meg Hamilton (viola), Milos Milivojevic (accordion). They perform music with "telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship" Richard Morrison, The Times. An inspirational combination of Tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music referencing classical composers, with fearless improvisation and impeccable technique. All three members of Kosmos are soloists in their own right and have recorded concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova to critical acclaim. "As breath-taking as it is moving... impressive and brilliantly effective." Rob Adams, The Herald.

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Sean Taylor

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. The response to his latest album 'Flood & Burn' has been sensational. On BBC Radio 2 it has been played on Bob Harris, Paul Jones (Blues show) and Mark Radcliffe (Folk show). It has been featured in the Daily Mirror, Mojo, Guardian and listed in Daily Telegraph best albums of the year. Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie.

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Steamchicken

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Ceilidh-swing veterans Steamchicken return to the concert circuit with a re-invented set, a new hard hitting sound and the fabulous Amy Kakoura on vocals. Folk with a twist, with huge dollop of blues and ska, the powerful four-piece horn section drives a set featuring mostly original material together with their own take on a few classics, new album "Look Both Ways" just released. between Bellowhead and UB40exhilarating stuff. Vic Smith. FRoots. an irresistible sound that leaves this listener, at least, with an overwhelming feeling of joy. Barry Goodman: Shire-folk .an excellent album, mixing so many styles and ideas in a bewildering stew of exciting music. Dai Jeffries: Folking.com some great storytelling the use of a full brass section and driving rhythm section that is the real eye-openerand the amazing vocal range of Amy handling everything thrown at her. Dave Beeby: The Living Tradition.

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Steve Turner @ Royal Traditions

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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

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Cardboard Fox At Meltham, Huddersfield

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

Cardboard Fox is an exciting young British band of four outstanding young musicians who have been making a name for themselves on the acoustic scene over the past couple of years. All four members have their roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further, and the band's music has elements of folk, blues, jazz and old time Americana. Cardboard Foxfeatures the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, plus Joe Tozer (mandolin) and John Breese (double bass/vocals). This highly accomplished group of musicians will entertain you with their first-class musicianship, energetic live performance and creative approach to their material.

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants. www.hotrockpilgrims.com

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Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

A fabulous trio playing West African dance music. Edd has worked with various West African bands since the age of 14, and the current combination promises an evening of exuberance and joyous rhythms.

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Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

A fabulous trio playing West African dance music. Edd has worked with various West African bands since the age of 14, and the current combination promises an evening of exuberance and joyous rhythms.

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Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:15pm

A fabulous trio playing West African dance music. Edd has worked with various West African bands since the age of 14, and the current combination promises an evening of exuberance and joyous rhythms.

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Jason Ringenberg

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

JASON RINGENBERG [ JASON & THE SCORCHERS] RETURNS TO THE UK FOR HIS FIRST VISIT IN FOUR YEARS, WITH HIS HIGH OCTANE SOLO SHOW.

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Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater In Concert

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Harrow Baptist Church Acoustic Evenings 7:00pm

An acoustic evening with Emily and Lukas in our lovely church in central Harrow, close to Harrow-on-the-Hill tube. Music from 19:30, doors 19:00. Interval refreshments included in ticket. This event is organised jointly by Harrow Baptist Church and the Rotary Club of Harrow, and all profits will go to their supported charities. Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit BBC drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Fine multi-instrumentalist Lukas Drinkwater will accompany Emily on bass and guitar.

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Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater In Concert

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Harrow Baptist Church Acoustic Evenings 7:00pm

An acoustic evening with Emily and Lukas in our lovely church in central Harrow, close to Harrow-on-the-Hill tube. Music from 19:30, doors 19:00. Interval refreshments included in ticket. This event is organised jointly by Harrow Baptist Church and the Rotary Club of Harrow, and all profits will go to their supported charities. Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit BBC drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Fine multi-instrumentalist Lukas Drinkwater will accompany Emily on bass and guitar.

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New Roots: Burning Wheel / The Orange Circus Band

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Born and raised in Liverpool and an alumni of John Lennon's Quarry Bank School,Burning Wheel front-man EoinQuiery fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling of his Irish ancestry. Live on stage Burning Wheel comfortably mix Primal Scream and the Pogues with a huge dose of soul and come roaring out the other side with a visceral rock'n'roll show. The band's recently released debut album 'Remembrance Songs' was recorded with renowned producer Gerry Diver. Gerry's recent work has included Lisa Knapp's Till April is Dead A Garland of May, which received a five-star-rated reviews in the Guardian and Mojo, and Sam Lee's Ground of its Own, which was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. 'Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock.' Big Chill

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Son Of Town Hall

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

NB. Show starts at 7.30pm Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the wine-dark waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you? Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarist/author have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theater. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition. Son of Town Hall springboards from the story of the aforementioned two finding themselves side by side aboard a junk raft ('The Son of Town Hall') crossing the mighty Atlantic in search of new lands, new inspiration and to recover squandered fortune. It's as if the two sailed their ship back a century or so, though neither Berkeley, nor Parker openly acknowledge the anachronistic quality in their songs or presentation. They do, however, recognize how special their sound is. Perhaps it was the solitude out there, Parker explains when we caught up with the bearded duo off the coast of Maine, or maybe it was the strong gratitude you feel when you finally encounter another vessel. Or maybe it was all the raw coffee beans and cheap rum we consumed... well whatever it was, we learned to sing out there. More importantly, we learned to sing together. And sing together they do, harmonies that haven't been heard, perhaps, since the Louvin Brothers. You learn a lot on the high seas, Berkeley adds. Skills and endurance you didn't know you possessed. Music and storytelling kept us afloat, kept us alive, really. We developed a blend and a sound that led even the sea creatures and the moon to pay attention. We just had to hope that it would translate on dry land. Well, as anyone at one of Son of Town Hall's packed shows across America or Europe can attest, their sound has translated just fine. Audiences consistently leave a show muttering that they've never quite experienced something like it. And if the early indications prove true, the two will soon need to build a bigger boat, for everyone who floats near them wants to jump aboard. 'Sensational!' - John Platt, WFUV 'Nothing short of stunning' - Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival 'Purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk' - Santa Fe New Mexican

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Emily Askew Band

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Findlay Napier & Rebecca Loebe

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00pm

Live in The Glad Cafe- Doors 7pm- Act on stage 7:30pm. Duration 130 minutes including interval. Rebecca Loebe and Findlay Napier met on a songwriting retreat in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. "Sometimes when you get thrown into a co-write sessions things just click." Says Napier, "This was one of those times." Over the last 18 months they have written together down the line from Loebe's base in Austin, Texas and in Findlay's Glasgow flat when Rebecca was touring the UK. An award-winning songwriter, Loebe is a non-stop touring machine, averaging 200 performances per year for the last decade. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She recently released her fourth full-length studio album Blink, which reunites her with producer Will Robertson for their first collaboration since 2010's Americana Top 40 Album, Mystery Prize, which landed on many year-end lists including the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year. As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. Findlay has now turned those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, Glasgow. Napier Press "Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition" (Sunday Herald) "Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello. . . Napier oozes class" (Folk Radio UK) "A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk" (Irish American Times) Loebe Press "Loebe's voice is breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb." (Randy Radic, Huffington Post) "Loebe does not only have an extraordinary voice, she is indeed a technically brilliant singer who does not focus on her skills. It's about the song." (Radio Bremen, Germany) "This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff as far as I'm concerned... Absolutely stellar in my book." (John Aielli, KUTX Austin)

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4square

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Ferocious folk foursome 4Square is winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk. 4Square's trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition.co.uk as sublimely wistful. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead." - The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2

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

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Tom Mcconville At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Tom McConville, primarily known as The Newcastle Fiddle Player, is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. The list includes: Barbara Dickson, Richard Thompson, Allan Taylor and Lindisfarne. Whilst he has shared stages throughout the world with Stephan Grappelli, Sean McGuire, Mark O'Connor, Paul Brady and The Chieftains, Tom has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Tom McConville is a world class act! 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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Tom Mcconville At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Tom McConville, primarily known as The Newcastle Fiddle Player, is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. The list includes: Barbara Dickson, Richard Thompson, Allan Taylor and Lindisfarne. Whilst he has shared stages throughout the world with Stephan Grappelli, Sean McGuire, Mark O'Connor, Paul Brady and The Chieftains, Tom has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Tom McConville is a world class act! 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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Mark Harrison + Laine Hines

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... MARK HARRISON: Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. 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's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sell-out, and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in both 2015 and 2016. In 2016 he released his eagerly anticipated new studio album Turpentine. He is currently touring all over the UK. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) LAINE HINES Widely regarded as the best and most original practitioner of authentic pre-war acoustic blues for miles around, Laine Hines is regularly described as 'captivating' and 'spellbinding'. He has his own distinctive take on both classics and obscurities of the era, and his performances feature a unique vocal style reminiscent of the old field hollers of the Mississippi Delta and highly individual and effective guitar technique.

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Reg Meuross

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Osmington Village Hall 6:45pm

Many will know award winner Reg Meuross for the extraordinary intimacy of his live solo performances. He delivers poignant and powerful songs that have captivated audiences throughout the UK and abroad for nearly 30 years. Reg comments courageously on the world we are living in now, from the ravages of austerity to the injustices of racism and the plight of refugees. He also delves into history, echoing warnings that resonate through the decades and are still relevant today. Stories told include people from living memory such as anti Nazi activist Sophie Scholl from WW2, and Michael Brown (victim of the fatal Missouri shooting in 2014) as well as ancient history (Cicero) and even a fictitious meeting between two of the artist's greatest heroes. Amongst the protest, there is also plenty of beauty and observations on love, life and humanity. Faraway People goes the distance. Yes, there's anger and indignation, but, all too rare in a protest album, there's also a deep well of compassion and insight into the human heart and spirit. MIKE DAVIES Reg tours continuously, both in the UK and as far afield as Australia and South Africa. His live shows are spellbinding, capturing the attention and the hearts of audiences of all sizes, from festival stage to folk club floor with his beautiful tenor voice, captivating lyrics and storytelling and mesmerising guitar playing. 12 CD releases now since 1991 have established the songs of Reg Meuross as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk.' (Folkwords) Reg will be supported by the popular acapella group 'No Direction'

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Martin Carthy

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

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' is the latest. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all (Q Magazine) Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers. (The Telegraph).

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Fraser Sisters

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Fraser Sisters

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Allison Sleator And Thom Ashworth

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. --------------------------- Allison Sleator is a contemporary and folk singer and will perform a mixture of her own compositions alongside traditional song ------------------------------------------ Thom Ashworth is an English folksinger and bassist, playing both stripped down arrangements of British traditional songs and his own songs inspired by the folk tradition.

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Bronwynne Brent

on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Following her hugely successful return to these shores in 2017, Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent is back with a brand new album to promote. Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title in the annual Reader's Poll at the AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Bob Harris continues to champion her at BBC Radio 2 and has recorded two studio sessions with the singer who has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse. On tour in trio format, Bronwynne has acclaimed producer and guitarist Johnny Sangster accompanying her.

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Bronwynne Brent

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; Concert starts 8 pm

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Geoffrey Lakeman

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Jane Siberry

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- JANE SIBERRY presents... The Something About Siberry Series. A rare performance series by a highly interesting artist. Jane Siberry is a pure, prolific, Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, poet and painter. She is renowned for her hauntingly beautiful music that has included such songs as 'Calling All Angels', 'Love Is Everything' and 'The Valley' (both recorded by k.d. lang), 'It Can't Rain All The Time' (from 'The Crow' soundtrack), 'Mimi On The Beach', 'Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog', 'One More Colour', 'Bound By The Beauty' Her most recent release (of fifteen) ANGELS BEND CLOSER has shown up on 'Best Albums' lists and the single 'Positively Beautiful' was named by the Independent Music Network as 'Best Song of 2017'. Jane is currently in the UK walking the hills with her dog, Gwyllym, and using this quiet time to focus on songwriting. Her 3 week series in March at the Green Note will be a 'NEW SONG SHOWCASE' and will also include past favourites. She will be inviting a local artist each week to talk through an 'in-progress' song and to be interviewed about songwriting by the ever-curious Siberry. Weds 7th March Weds 14th March Tues 20th March http://janesiberry.com/

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Jim Malcolm

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:00pm

One of the finest talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years The Independent Jim Malcolm's voice has the complex individuality of an aged single-malt whisky Boston Globe One of those pure, warm Scottish folk voices one never tires of listening to Dirty Linen

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The Jellyman's Daughter

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

https://www.thejellymansdaughter.com/ https://www.robinsonandrohe.com/ Doors 7pm Mix of seated and standing (mostly standing) Fully licenced bar including draft craft ales and fancy pants gins and so much more.

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Soundbox Presents Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Multi-award winning folk musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis met at university in Brighton in 2010. They started performing at open mics and venues around Brighton as a duo, performing original folk and blues songs. Fast-forward 5 years, many part-time jobs and dingy apartments later, and they have become two of the most well-respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene, and the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. Naturally, the lives of two young musicians - who then had absolutely no idea what they were doing - became chock-full of many colourful experiences (including Sam auditioning for ITV´s Britain´s Got Talent whilst in London for a gig, and ending up getting all the way to the final). They continue to play together at folk clubs, venues and festivals, performing inventive interpretations of tunes and songs in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures. An evening of most pleasurable musical entertainment is guaranteed. First-half support: Rose Price & Martin Medina

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Soundbox Presents Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Multi-award winning folk musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis met at university in Brighton in 2010. They started performing at open mics and venues around Brighton as a duo, performing original folk and blues songs. Fast-forward 5 years, many part-time jobs and dingy apartments later, and they have become two of the most well-respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene, and the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. Naturally, the lives of two young musicians - who then had absolutely no idea what they were doing - became chock-full of many colourful experiences (including Sam auditioning for ITV´s Britain´s Got Talent whilst in London for a gig, and ending up getting all the way to the final). They continue to play together at folk clubs, venues and festivals, performing inventive interpretations of tunes and songs in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures. An evening of most pleasurable musical entertainment is guaranteed. First-half support: Rose Price & Martin Medina

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The Portraits: London Charity Concert

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Anglo-Irish alt-folk duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached the iTunes chart in January 2015 with their charity single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring the voices of 2000 people recorded across the UK during 2014 all singing to save lives lost to blood cancers. 2016 saw The Portraits play at Glastonbury Festival, and complete work on their seventh studio album Global Heartbeat, released 21st April 2017 with a major album launch at The Drawingroom in Chesham, Bucks the following day. The album is a call to the world to unite against hatred and heal its divisions. The first single, Nobody Can Ever Murder Love, was the duo's instant reaction to the horror of Jo Cox's murder in June 2016 and was played on Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 in November 2016. Clare Balding loved the song so much she invited The Portraits to play and chat about the song live on 23rd April 2017. https://www.theportraitsmusic.com On Thursday 15 March 2018, The Portraits will perform a charity concert in aid of Friends of Kipkelion - a UK registered charity supporting basic healthcare and educational projects in the Kipkelion District of Kenya. http://www.friendsofkipkelion.com Support comes from Hannah White. www.hannahwhitemusic.com Doors: 7pm. Unreserved seating. Tickets: £18 in advance (subject to booking fee), £20 on the door (cash only and subject to availability). The ticket price includes a free, signed CD album by The Portraits.

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Will Wilde Band

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.   With knowledge and respect for the original masters of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him 'The Hendrix of the Harmonica'. His live show has been described as: 'A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.' (Blues in the North West).  Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and he has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.  The Haven Club is thrilled to have him back. More info here: https://www.willharmonicawilde.com

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Will Wilde Band

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.   With knowledge and respect for the original masters of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him 'The Hendrix of the Harmonica'. His live show has been described as: 'A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.' (Blues in the North West).  Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and he has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.  The Haven Club is thrilled to have him back. More info here: https://www.willharmonicawilde.com

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Peter Knight And John Spiers

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club 7:30pm

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival. In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight and it was clear that leaving matters there was not an option - so, here is that duo in Leyland as part of an extensive UK tour. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARCUS BONFANTI is an award winning singer, guitarist & songwriter from London and the new guitarist & singer of legendary British Rock & Roll band Ten Years After. He has also fronts The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at their monthly residency now into it's fifth year at the prestigious London venue. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter as well as countless nominations in other categories, Bonfanti has toured the world with many artists as well as his own band and released 3 critically acclaimed albums in a his so far short but successful musical career. He has worked with Ginger Baker, Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Wood, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Burdon and many other legendary musicians. Known for his deep powerful vocal style and ability to combine many different guitar styles to create his own, Bonfanti's solo acoustic show consists of music by all the great artists that have influenced his unique solo sound. Tonight he presents a special intimate show especially for the Green Note Basement with Jihad Darwish joining him on Upright Bass Expect songs by Muddy Waters, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and many more. Utterly spellbinding The Times The next British blues guitar hero The Guardian

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Monksilver EMN Hall 7:45pm

One half of Show of Hands and a dazzling instrumentalist, Phil Beer is best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

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Broom Bezzums

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Mark Bloomer & Andrew Cadie have been constantly tearing up and down the autobahn since 2007, spreading their infectious music and wooing new fans with their congenial storytelling wherever they go. Now firmly established in Germany, Broom Bezzums have twice won the Folk category at the German Rock and Pop Prize. They are regulars on TV and radio and have been heavily featured in the music press and lauded in broadsheets. Broom Bezzums return to the UK for tours and festivals whenever they can and have proved that their unusual yet comfortingly familiar approach to folk music can be a real hit back home too. After an appearance at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival, they were invited to join Show of Hands on two support tours and Andrew was taken on the road as a guest performer in Jez Lowe's band. Mike Harding announced on his radio show that Broom Bezzums is one of his favourite bands, adding I love everything they do and Steve Knightley called them Just about the best young duo on the circuit. Based on Anglo Celtic traditions, Broom Bezzums' music is flavoured by Andrew's Northumbrian homeland and the formidable rock heritage of Mark's Black Country roots. Andrew's Northumbrian pipes are the most obvious local reference, while his fiddle playing is heavily influenced by neighbouring Scottish styles. Mark, a seasoned drummer, learned to play the guitar and mandola in his years as a stalwart of the Cork session scene. Live, the rhythmical element is expanded on more dynamic numbers with guitar-slapping, tambourine-stamping and a pulsating foot drum. As singers, their full but very different voices harmonise to a surprisingly dense fusion. The tales in their own compositions and in their versions of traditional songs hark back to their itinerant lifestyles, political alienation and the love stories that caused them both to land in Germany in the first place. Occasionally Mark and Andrew are joined on stage and on CD by singer Katie Doherty. Her spellbinding voice somehow finds its place in the harmonies and opens out the sound of the band even more. Broom Bezzums' evolution is an uncanny story, but that's what makes the music what it is. Catch Broom Bezzums live and experience it for yourselves! As a Swiss critic once put it Broom Bezzums don't just play their music they live it From the moment I first saw and heard Broom Bezzums I recognised they've got it instinctively. And their playing is a delightful reminder of the beauty of simplicity. - Andy Kershaw Blissful (!) ...this CD should really see them heralded as one of Britain's leading 'folk' acts...even though they're actually based in Germany! - Folking.com "Just about the best young duo on the circuit - a real class act!" - Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) "They perform with soulful passion and create a full, rich sound" - fRoots Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/broombezzums www.broombezzums.com

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Gryphon

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Claygate Holy Trinity Church 7:00pm

Doors Open 19:00 Stage time 19:30 Licensed Bar & Snacks

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

They need no introduction, but they can have one anyway. Blue Sky's favourite cosmic country blues band returns to Blue Sky for an exciting new tour.

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The Jar Family

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

The Jar Family are a collective of five singer-songwriters of various styles from folk to indie rock hailing from Hartlepool in the North East of England. Having supported Alabama 3, Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene) and The Charlatans, big things are expected from The Jar Family.

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Max T. Barnes

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nashville songwriter Max T. Barnes (son of legendary songwriter Max D. Barnes) has written hit songs for country stars including George Jones, Randy Travis and Collin Raye. 'Love Me' (Colin Raye) spent three weeks at number one and earned Max T. his CMA nomination. Max T. and his late father share a total of 33 hits and 70 million records sales. He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry more than 20 times and has spent the last two years touring Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the U.S.A. Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear a songwriting legend performing his hit songs as well as the hit songs written by his late father, plus the touching stories behind every hit. With support from Lucy Zirins and Will Shackleton

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Harri Endersby

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Natalie Holmes

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Natalie Holmes Bristol-based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet somehow invigorating pop, with honey toned vocals and an incredible depth to every song. An independent artist building her fan base entirely from scratch, she kick-started her musical career by uploading songs and now has over a million hits on YouTube, thousands of subscribers and a loyal following on social media. Although just into her twenties, Natalie has clocked up four successful EP's: The Simplest Things, Child, Over & Out and her most recent release, Calm Places, all of which featured in the iTunes and Top 10 Singer/Songwriter Charts. In 2016, Natalie was asked to accompany trance legends 'Above & Beyond' as the new female vocalist on their Acoustic II world tour, performing to sold out audiences at the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House to name a few. Since Over & Out, Natalie has been writing and making plans for her next solo release, taking time to hone her sound before making her comeback. On top of the A&B tour, the last 12 months have seen her travelling all over Europe, showcasing her existing material to a new audience and trialing new songs. Now likened to Joni Mitchell & Tori Amos, Natalie first began writing songs on piano and then as a self-taught guitarist. The young artist moved to Leeds in 2011 to study, taking full advantage of the opportunity to make a name for herself in a new city. Natalie performed whenever and wherever she could, including main support for Lewis Watson on his UK tour, a notable show in 2013 at the Leeds 02 Academy with distinguished singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and successful shows to promote her EP's. Things continued to cook when popular UK TV show 'Made in Chelsea' featured Natalie's song, Backwards in one of their episodes. Shortly after this, leading American ice cream brand 'Breyers' chose her cover of The Youngbloods hit Get Together for their national TV commercial. Natalie has also been attracting the attention of BBC Introducing in the South West and West Yorkshire, plus celebrity blogger Perez Hilton who featured her song Safety Net, saying she's a real artist! Phil King Phil King has performed all over the UK, at festivals and fayres, in pubs, clubs and bars, on bandstands and boats, and once in a beautiful treehouse. He performs regularly in Paris and has also played in Zurich, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York and Weston-Super-Mare. Phil has had his music played on many local radio stations and also by Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq and Alex Lester on BBC Radio Supermoon New Acoustic Project from Hannah Elizabeth of SAID THE MAIDEN and Griff Jameson of FRED'S HOUSE Stage Times Natalie Holmes 9.45-10.30 Phil King 8.50-9.30 Supermoon 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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The Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Monster Ceilidh Band Present: their 'Electrofolk' spectacular with award winning talents of Accordionist Amy Thatcher and talented young Teeside Violinist Grace Smith. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many of the major UK Festivals; from Cambridge to Bestival, along with Tanz und Folkfest, Germany and Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and soon to audiences across the world. The 'Monsters' have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries, continuing in the electronic-fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk. D'n'B producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to augment the compositions of Amy, Shona and Octave Mandolin player, Kieran Szifris. 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!

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Kanda Bongo Man

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Legendary Congolese Soukous Singer and His Band play a rare small show in this wonderfully atmospheric hall with a great dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Licensed Bar helps subsidise this event.

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Kanda Bongo Man

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Legendary Congolese Soukous Singer and His Band play a rare small show in this wonderfully atmospheric hall with a great dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Licensed Bar helps subsidise this event.

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Bronwynne Brent @ Newbald Village Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Bronwynne Brent brings her unique Mississippi Delta voice and songwriting talent to Newbald Village Hall for the first time. Winner of Best Female Performer two years running in the AmericanaUK Music awards, BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris says of Bronwynne, I absolutely love her music... Come and see why for yourself!

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Bronwynne Brent @ Newbald Village Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Bronwynne Brent brings her unique Mississippi Delta voice and songwriting talent to Newbald Village Hall for the first time. Winner of Best Female Performer two years running in the AmericanaUK Music awards, BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris says of Bronwynne, I absolutely love her music... Come and see why for yourself!

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Hatm And Yeah Buddy! Present Bob Log Iii

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Liverpool Dumbulls 8:00am

Yeah Buddy! and Howl at the Moon present international blues punk superstar Bob Log III. Hands down the most fun you can have with your clothes on, Bob presents lightning fast dirty delta blues, kick and snare and drum machine dance beats topped off with vocal howled through a space helmet telephone. Unmissable sh*t! Dumbulls is the place, a legend in Liverpool venues. Full support TBC

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The Gerry Colvin Band

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on love, society, angst and Johnny Cash! His be-suited on stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans, and the aforementioned Man in Black. Genius? Madcap? Maverick? Yes, all of these things and a lot, lot more. With his regular musical partners Jerome Davies, double bass, Trish Power, accordion, and Lyndon Webb on guitar, Gerry will be playing songs from his eighth CD Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other as well as favourites from his previous recordings. Colvin is an incredible showman, an impressive musician, a clever wordsmith and a great raconteur, and if you had to say only one thing about him, it's that you certainly get your money's worth! Just expect a great night's entertainment from this extraordinary performer. Once seen, never forgotten. Fun guaranteed.

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Award-winning singer and writer Chris Wood matches detailed stories of everyday life with reflections on politics, society and history. Jimmy and Sid come from a new generation of storytelling writers, with a repertoire spanning traditional and self-penned songs of the times.

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Gary Stewart's Graceland At Howden Minster

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Led by popular Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social / Ellen & the Escapades) and backed his incredible 7-piece band, this spectacular group of musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon's landmark Graceland album in all its glory.Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves if you're lucky! Conceived as a one-time only show for a New Year's party (and due to high demand), Gary's Graceland band is now a permanent fixture; presenting a perfect concert for the festival season and one which audiences are going crazy for.Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you're basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe.Gary Stewart & his band masterfully recreated not just the sound of Paul Simon's Graceland album but also the energy and soul that makes the original recording such a huge joy to listen to. An ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance.  Joe Rusby Underneath the Stars Festival Please note this superlative show is being held in the magnificent environs of Howden's 12th Century Minster.

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O'hooley & Tidow Huddersfield Marsden Mechanics Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:15pm

A very special, local concert for this dynamic duo. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.' A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'  * * * * * The Guardian   'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines

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O'hooley & Tidow Huddersfield Marsden Mechanics Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:15pm

A very special, local concert for this dynamic duo. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.' A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'  * * * * * The Guardian   'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines

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Findley Napier

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

There are many who find themselves described as stalwarts, some for the rugged determination to keep slogging away and others because they contribute so much to stay actively involved on a whole range of levels, keeping sharp artistically and selflessly championing others who deserve attention. Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene thoroughly active and a truly energised with a heart-warming zing. He made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. In his more recent projects Queen Anne's Revenge and The Bar Room Mountaineers his song-writing took centre stage and was described by The Sunday Herald as Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition. Findlay is also well known as the host of Celtic Connections' Late Night Sessions and for his Hazy Recollections concert series which showcases the very best in new roots music. His new album, VIP: Very Interesting Persons, contains ten songs about real life characters that have led very interesting lives. The album was co-written and produced by Boo Hewerdine and features performances from Admiral Fallow's Louis Abbott, Gillian Frame, Roy Dodds, Hamish Napier and incredible Danish multi instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren. Findlay is releasing his single The Man Who Sold New York in March to tie in with this If you have not heard Findley before have a listen to his Excellent new CD 'Glasgow' This is another Acoustic Roots concert which should not be missed The evening is kicked off by Mark Ellis

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Jacqui Mcshee's Pentangle

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Claygate Village Hall 7:15pm

Doors 19:15 Stage time 20:00 Licensed Bar & Snacks

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Oysland + Tashkezar

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OYSLAND: Seven-piece band Oysland embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned from Eastern Europe with panache, adding wider scopes from the Balkans, whilst preserving all the essential & original ingredients. Expect, heartfelt melodies, foot-stomping beats and echoes of a bygone era. Top-notch, next-generation Klezmer DJ Ritu, A World in London, Resonance FM World Music Network Battle of the Bands Winner 2017 TASHKEZAR: Tashkezar present a groovy and refreshing retelling of classics, lesser known gems and original music from the Arabian Middle-East, from Turkey and Greece and from the Balkans. They are a 7-piece super-band with members from Egypt, Uzbekistan, France and the UK. Their transcultural vibes and explosive fusion sound takes in powerful Mediterranean rhythms, mesmerising Arabic vocals and melodies, punchy Balkan horns and floor-shaking bass lines. Be ready to dance. Opa! Led by Mariam Ali, an Egyptian-Montenegrin singer songwriter, Tashkezar takes their audience on a mellifluous ride with their line-up of lead female and male vocals, violin, Greek bouzouki, trombone, electric bass with darbuka and cajon percussion. Their debut EP Tannura has been aired on BBC 6 Music and their previous gigs include Boomtown Fair, Henley Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Cairo Jazz Club and Hootannany Brixton.

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Great Easton Village Hall 7:30pm

Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based five-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music. Past winners of the 'Americana Artist Of The Year' award the band have taken their music onto BBC One TV's prime political show 'The Andrew Marr Show' plus Irish TV's world famous chat show 'The Late Late Show' as well as onto stages at prestigious festivals (Celtic Connections, Belfast Open House Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum Festival, Electric Picnic & many more). They run their own record label and work completely independently releasing their own music. Live reviews of their concert performances have picked up on their 'tight delivery and soaring, gorgeous harmonies' saying that 'STFU are a must see live band combining a rich blend of musical talent with a high octane Appalachian style' and they perform their own brand of 'thrilling traditional musicianship'. Through extensive touring they have seen audiences grow year on year and now consistently sell-out concert venues all over the UK and Ireland. Artistically successful their albums have been reviewed and praised in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Irish Times with their latest album awarded 4 stars in Q Magazine with the band described as 'A folk band for the Occupy era passionate, political and mischievous'.

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Charity Concert For Tibet With Michael Ormiston, Candida Valentino, Kunchok Nyima

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Frome HUBnub 8:00pm

Tibetans Songs, Mantras and ritual instruments, Mongolian Overtone Singing, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Symphonic Gongs and more. 8pm to 9:30pm Friday 16th March 2018 The HubNub Centre Whittox Lane BA11 3BY Frome, Somerset Cost £15 in advance £20 on the day On the 10th March 1959 hundreds of thousands of Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet's capital, fearing that the Dalai Lama was about to be kidnapped or assassinated. The uprising was brutally suppressed by the occupying Chinese troops and the Dalai Lama was forced to flee into exile. The 10th of March is now commemorated as National Uprising Day by Tibetans and supporters across the world. To this day Tibet remains an independent state under illegal occupation All the proceeds for this concert will go to Zari Tibet Fund, a small organisation based in Frome. The Zari Tibet Fund was set up to raise money for Tibetan refugees living in India who are in need of short term financial support. So far They have been able to help individuals and families with the cost of health care and education. In the near future, They hope to branch out to support local communities as well as projects inside Tibet. Michael Ormiston is the UK's most experienced Mongolian Khöömii (Overtone) Singer, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, inspirational teacher, workshop leader and therapeutic sound practitioner. www.soundtransformations.co.uk Candida Valentino has been using the Sounds of Himalaya Singing Bowls, overtone singing and Gongs therapeutically and in concerts internationally since 2000. She has recorded many CD's with Michael Ormiston including her own CDs Life After Life and Bija Mantra. Candida specialises in undertone /subharmonic singing known as Khargyraa and has been blessed to teach Mongolian Overtone Singing by her teacher Tserendavaa. Candida more recently trained in leading Kirtan, (devotional mantra singing) with Nikki Slade and is now leading Kirtans all around the UK. Kunchok Nyima (known as Nyima) was raised as a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Nyima holds weekly Tibetan Sound Healing group sessions at the Hub Nub Centre in Frome. Sessions usually include a combination of chanting, listening to music, singing bowls and meditation. www.zaritibet.org/

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Raghu Dixit

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

Often hailed as India's biggest cultural & musical export, Raghu Dixit's unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. His music is strongly rooted in Indian traditions and culture and is presented with a very contemporary, global sound. From playing to over 100,000 people in his home state to the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, an appearance on Jools Holland and even playing for the Queen of England and the entire Royal Family, Raghu Dixit has done quite a bit! A Marvellous Sound! Jools Holland Raghu Dixit is one of India's most inventive and charismatic artists The Guardian Must hear! Time Out This is a standing gig only £22 on the door Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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Rod Picott

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Northwich Davenham Players Theatre 7:30pm

ROD PICOTT Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame. The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott's catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as Take Home Pay one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves. I'm on my way down to the pawnshop A couple hundred is all I need If I have to I'll hit the blood bank I'm bone dry but I can always bleed But there is also an air of defiance that runs through many of the songs this time around. On Fire Inside Picott growls. I got fire down inside A heart darlin' beating hard and wild In the pouring rain I will stand and testify Cause I got a fire down inside. Picott's eye for the revealing detail and sense of empathy has brought praise from music critics since his debut and those qualities, as well as a potent defiance is on full display across Out Past The Wires. Now 52 years old and nine albums into his music career Picott is more prolific than ever. The twenty-two songs were culled from a staggering number of seventy-eight. In the two years between Fortune and Out Past The Wires, Picott has also become a published poet (God In His Slippers Mezcalita Press) written a screenplay and is releasing collection of short stories, also titled Out Past The Wires, that accompanies the release of the album. Many of the characters from the songs on the album find their stories expanded and even more finely detailed in the book. For production duties Picott turned again to Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones) who produced Picott's most recent album Fortune. The recording band consisted of Will Kimbrough/Electric Guitars (Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell) Lex Price/Bass (K.D. Lang), Evan Hutchings/Drums (Brandi Carlisle) and Kris Donegan/Electric Guitars (Sara Evans). The band worked quickly in studio, relying on the instincts of world-class players and Hubbard's steady hand to guide the ambitious project. Out Past The Wires is the latest and one of the most potent pieces of work from Rod Picott since he left his hammer to rust and sharpened a new set of tools all those years ago. Picott will be touring throughout 2018 and 1019 in support of the album and book release. Tour dates can be found at www.rodpicott.com Songs like Raymond Carver short stories Houston Chronicle IAIN TILL Previously as part of Liverpool favourites The City Walls and Manchester's Sun Electric Band, and a regular on the NW acoustic scene, Iain Till self released 2 solo EPs to much acclaim. Melodic, country, folk, and pop sensibilities abound, a forthcoming release sees a return to a full band format and a sound paying homage to influences such as Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and Neil Young. For this his first visit to Davenham, expect a wry smile and irreverent banter along with finely crafted acoustic songs. Accompanied by NW based cellist Stephanie Kearley. www.iaintill.co.uk @tilly15773 https://iaintill.bandcamp.com/

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Outway Songster Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 4:30pm

For renowned folk song collector Lucy Broadwood, 'Outway Songsters' not only sang traditional and popular songs of the era but also invented new ones themselves. Modern-day Outway Songster Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne sings his current 'favourite songs', mainly traditional with the odd Victorian popular song thrown in for good measure, as well songs he has 'invented' himself. Along with these songs come a few favourite traditional tunes of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth-century origin. Cohen has been performing with George Sansome and Lewis Wood as Granny's Attic for many years but more recently he has also been performing solo. He draws his influences from some of the best singers around, past and present. He is also one of the most accomplished Anglo concertina and melodeon players in the country.

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Kadia

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

I'm pleased to introduce Kadia, the fast rising young folk trio from Dorset. They perform a galvanizing mix of quality traditional and cutting edge original folk songs. Combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin with stunning three part harmony, they create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. Their live performances have built them a fearsome reputation, and have been described as "sublime" and "unforgettable". Last year, they performed on Main Stage 2 at the Cambridge Folk Festival alongside La Vent du Nord, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and Wildwood Kin. This adds to an ever increasing list of respected festivals including Oxford, Priddy and Purbeck Valley Folk Festivals. Kadia have also had the opportunity to support Nancy Kerr, Jackie Oates, Jim Moray, Chris Leslie, Gilmore and Roberts, The Willows, Moulettes, Nizlopi, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, and Ninebarrow among many others. Since the release of their debut album, 'East of Alexandria' Kadia have massively increased their profile as a national folk trio. The album made the Telegraph Top Folk Albums of the Year and was nominated for Debut Album of the Year by Fatea Magazine. In April this year, Kadia launched The Outlandish Collection, an EP of traditional songs and tunes arranged by the group and a follow up to the award nominated debut album 'East of Alexandria'. They will be supported by Elizabeth & Jameson, who are the duo of Griff Jameson (Fred's House) and Hannah Elizabeth (Said the Maiden). Tickets £12 in advance and £14 on the door Doors at 7pm, music at 7:40pm.

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The Juke Joint Kings

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Howden Working Men's Club 7:30pm

From hokum to hi-octane swing, the six piece JUKE JOINT KINGS bring you the best in electric blues from Tampa Red to B.B. King and all points in between. All local bluesicians, the JJKs supported Tom Attah and the Bad Man Clan at last year's Beverley Blues Weekender. They are:...Brian Williams (harp and vocals), Graham Hyde (guitar), Steve Lawley (drums), Sara Davidson (bass), James West  (guitar) and Chris Saunders (vocals).

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A St Patrick's Day Celebration With The Flying Toads

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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A St Patrick's Day Celebration With The Flying Toads

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Rob Picazo

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Rob Picazo is a Rhythm & Blues singer and guitarist born in Madrid and based in the South East of the UK. He writes and performs his own material in an attempt to combine soulful vocals, relatable lyrics and bluesy melodies, all the while influenced by great Soul and Blues performers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Dan Penn. Following a two month trip through the South of the US, filming a documentary about roots music, Rob has been playing in popular venues throughout Sussex, Kent and London, and opening for great artists such as Gwyn Ashton, Brooks Williams, Julie McKee and Dom Pipkin.

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On this record Ms Johnson delves deep into her influences of old country, the blues and honky tonk music. The choice of material is imperative to Hannah, who has spent a long time studying the vocal styles of country greats such as Faron Young, George Jones & Ray Price. At a time when it is fashionably cool to be americana and dressing vintage is de rigueur, it is easy to feel tired of the cliches around the modern country scene. Much of the music coming out of Nashville today seems to be either watered down country pop, or stylistically affected Americana with chanted choruses and stomping bass drums. However, there is also reaction against these extreme ends of the industry machine and artists like Hannah Johnson are approaching their music with a refreshing honesty and commitment to the core principles of 'old' country music, celebrating the heritage and history rather than diluting it. Undoubtedly spending so much time in Austin, Texas has influenced her immensely, as the music she is making falls much more under the bracket of what Dale Watson is doing with his Ameripolitan genre than the new country from Nashville. Hannah sings classic country songs about drinking and heart ache straight from a Honky Tonk, her sultry and smokey voice taking on the likes of Patsy Cline, Skeets McDonald and Willie Nelson. But what also cannot be ignored in her voice is the strong influence from the blues, as exemplified on her cover of an old Charlie Patton number and her powerful rendition of 'Trouble In Mind'. The stand out tracks however, are her own compositions, 'Your Girlfriend Hates Me' could perhaps be seen as a modern, less aggressive take on Loretta's fist city, clearly placing relationships between women at the centre of her experience, and proving not always easy being the only girl in the band. 'Morning Cocktail' then takes her in a more soulful and reflective direction, lamenting a highly destructive lost love, the dangerous numbing qualities of alcohol, while demonstrating her vocal prowess. 'Nowhere Train' immediately hits an infectious country groove, delivering classic twangy telecaster and providing a strong catchy chorus as the album's opener. Ms Johnson's fans include Imelda May, Robert Plant and Ronnie Wood, indeed Hannah and her band provided the entertainment for Ronnie's recent 70th Birthday party. 'Shaken is a confident debut solo album from an artist who knows her musical heritage, but is no slave to it.' - Michael Hingston, ★★★★★ Country Music People, July 2017 'Qualifies as being in the best of British Country Music' - Roger Peck, British Country Music Show, July 2017 'Country AND Western that will break your heart (and mend It too!)... 36 minutes minutes of Country Heaven.' - Alan Harrison, Rocking Magpie, June 2017 'If you want to hear honest, authentic Country music as it should be sung and played , then do listen to this album. You won't regret it.' - Peter Cowley, FATEA, June 2017

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Grand St Patrick's Day Ceilidh With Top London Band Ceili Max

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Etchingham Village Hall 7:00pm

Come to listen or dance at this grand Irish ceilidh on St Patrick's Day with London's top ceilidh band Ceili Max. No need to be able to dance, the band has a caller to tell us all what to do so we can enjoy the music and have fun. Etchingham Village Hall provides a great space. Tables and chairs in the hall and a bar available

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Kathryn Williams' Concert

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Tandridge St Peter's Church 7:00pm

Kathryn Williams is an English Folk Singer Songwriter who has released 14 studio albums, written and arranged for a multitude of artists, and was nominated for the 2000 Mercury Music Prize.

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Kathryn Williams' Concert

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Tandridge St Peter's Church 7:00pm

Kathryn Williams is an English Folk Singer Songwriter who has released 14 studio albums, written and arranged for a multitude of artists, and was nominated for the 2000 Mercury Music Prize.

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Tom Mcconville

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

Award winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances. Winner of the BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2009, he is truly the most original fiddle player in the UK. Blending traditional music from his home town of Newcastle with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a sound that has jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influence. His live performances are a roller coaster of musical delights; fast rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course great singing all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Joining Tom will be English bagpipes and accordion duo David Faulkner and Steve Turner. A local due with a national and international outlook. Steve and David have been playing together for 25 years and have performed at many events and festivals across Britain and Europe.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their remarkable 'industrial folk' sound. In recent times, these incredible musicians have gained the reputation of being one of the best touring bands doing the rounds. Their performances are vibrant and entertaining. In fact, they are a genuine crowd pleaser. The gig on the 17th March is the second time of playing Castle Cary. An event that should not be missed. www.thejarfamily.com

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Sara Grey And Kieron Means

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mother/son duo specialising in American musics ranging through old-timey, Trad. and blues. You like banjo and guitar? - you're sorted! Anecdotes and humour abound; these two are regular and welcome visitors to Bothy World HQ!

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Don Gallardo And Friends

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

Don Gallardo and Friends 'Still Here tour of 2018 Don returns to the UK in support of his new acclaimed album 'Still Here' Don was raised in a small town in Northern California, where he spent years building his songwriting career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville in 2008. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, he walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock, mining the influence of classic 1970s singer-songwriters while creating a sound that nods to the past while still pushing ahead toward something new. With four full-length albums, a live acoustic release, and an EP under his belt, Gallardo has earned a broad audience on both sides of the Atlantic. A road warrior who frequently tours the U.K., he's also earned high marks from outlets like Rolling Stone (who calls Gallardo a singer-songwriter that is one of country and Americana's true journeyman), AmericanaUK, and The Nashville Scene, the latter of which described his music as "country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context." No Depression offered similar praise, calling Gallardo a "rare gem" whose work is "highly recommended to fans of great songwriters." Support from Katy Hurt

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Harri Endersby

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Growing up in County Durham and its thriving folk scene, Harri Endersby's music has been heavily influenced by the region's crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the pastoral and the world of story-telling. Her new album 'Homes/Lives' presents a transition in style, beginning with acoustic, stripped-back tracks whilst gradually introducing electronic instrumentation and beats as the album progresses. This interweaving of genres has been inspired by Harri's love of Icelandic electro-folk and the likes of Ásgeir and Samaris. 'Musically brilliant storytelling song-writing at its finest is what Endersby and her group deal in.' - The Bubble Magazine

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Rodney Branigan

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. Artists are often described as having a unique talent; few epitomise this more than multi instrumentalist Rodney Branigan. In fact, Texan-born Rodney's talents as a musician are as plentiful as the many instruments he expertly plays side by side. He masterfully combines extraordinary multi instrumentalist skills with heartfelt lyrics and a rich soulful voice;(often compared to Jeff Buckley) The revelation of the year or even the decade (Crossroads Magazine, France) A passion for musical diversity has seen Rodney travel the world with his own, inimitable style of musicianship. Having toured his native America coast-to-coast, Rodney's desire to share his fusion of organic progressive folk with undertones of rock, flamenco, classical, bluegrass and jazz have also seen him play China as well as France, Germany and Switzerland; earning him love from new fans and respect from established musicians alike. Rodney Branigan the songwriter is a truly gifted man. Rodney Branigan the performer has to be seen to be believed. Having opened for Billy Sheehan, Jack Johnson, Francis Cabrel, G-Love, Billy Bragg, Albert Lee, Show of Hands to name a few. Rodney's talent is equalled only by his commitment to his fans and following on from his sponsored national tour with The Times Of India 2007, his ever expanding resume now includes an annual tour of India (playing not only in the Himalayas but also supporting the country's biggest rock band, Pentagram). Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he is unique, but rather because he is impossibly talented (Music Connection Magazine) The personal, searching lyrics of his songwriting married with his stand-out ability as a musician have gained him recognition and appreciation from BBC Radio as well as a host of music publications including: MI Pro; Music Maker; Acoustic Guitar; Guitarist, Paris Moves, Times of India, Beijing Today, Music Week, Rolling Stone-India, Music Connections, GuitarTechniques. Leave to cross France from end to end, because this is what we call a real discovery. A contemporary musician as innovative as the Boulez was in his time (Paris Moves) Rodney has guest lectured at a number of music conservatories and universities throughout China, India, The Baltic States, UK, USA...regularly hosts workshops around the globe teaching guitar technical courses to accomplished players. In 2011 he hosted the Progressive Fingerstyle Course at the International Guitar Foundation's Festival and headlined Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, in Ireland. A multi-talented musician; a voice that delivers honest, self-penned lyrics with soul and feeling; a globally recognised performer; an inspiration to a new generation of musicians

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Steeped in American roots music tradition, deeply groovy and a huge amount of fun! Fiddle, banjo, guitar, stand-up bass and dobro - wickedly fast and high! They'll have everyone on their feet! (Maverick Magazine) Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass super-group featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. And when a bands biography declares that they defy genre, then it's often because they haven't taken the time to master any of them! Hot Rock Pilgrims on the other hand count among their number, bluegrass purists, the BEST Old Time fiddler outside the USA, and in Hubert Murray an Irish bluesman who's also a damn fine flat-picking guitarist! Hot Rock Pilgrims pack dance floors wherever they go, and following a rip-roaring festival season, are ready to unleash their debut album Squirrel Hunting on the world. A charming set of re-imagined traditional songs and melodies, the energy is infectious, the vibe raucous yet intricate! These boys promise to take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.! For those about to bluegrass.we salute you! Quite how the roof managed to stay put on the Barn stage at Maverick Festival, I still don't know.! (FATEA Magazine) More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Leon Rosselson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the most powerful songwriters to emerge from the folk revival. Leon has more than 50 years of performing under his belt and the author of 17 children's books. His songs are at once moving, articulate, angry and yet catchy and sometime laugh out loud funny. One of the Greats. 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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Leon Rosselson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the most powerful songwriters to emerge from the folk revival. Leon has more than 50 years of performing under his belt and the author of 17 children's books. His songs are at once moving, articulate, angry and yet catchy and sometime laugh out loud funny. One of the Greats. 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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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic folk and roots music with Mr Love & Justice and guest performers The Orient Express and Eddie Cooke.

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Craobh Rua

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Live and direct from Ireland, Belfast's finest are regarded around the globe as true ambassadors of Celtic music. No strangers to these shores, Craobh Rua play Irish Traditional Music and Song from the heart. Impeccable musicians, they're driven by the exciting banjo and mandolin playing of Brian Connolly, weaving guitar, uillean pipes, fiddle, whistles and banjo with passionate vocals from Jim Rainey. Together they mix jigs, reels and polkas with tender and rousing allads and airs. It promises to be another compelling night from this exciting acoustic four-piece. Aa refreshing run at some of the greatest music in the world.

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Chris Cleverley

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

At times we see artists who stand out as having crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a writer, performer and character who defies comparison, delivering a unique re-sculpting of 21st Century folk music. Described as 'Impressive' by The Telegraph, Chris is a true enigma of the UK Folk Scene; at times mysterious and gentle, at others candid and revealing. With soothing delicacy and ferocious vigour in equal measures, Chris is a performer of great dynamics and pronounced contrasts. Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material that has resonated deeply with audiences across the UK. His unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts calming, pastoral influences of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's bustling second city. With guitar playing ancestry pulsing through his veins, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes such as Nic Jones and John Renbourn, the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable music.

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Chris Cleverley

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

At times we see artists who stand out as having crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a writer, performer and character who defies comparison, delivering a unique re-sculpting of 21st Century folk music. Described as 'Impressive' by The Telegraph, Chris is a true enigma of the UK Folk Scene; at times mysterious and gentle, at others candid and revealing. With soothing delicacy and ferocious vigour in equal measures, Chris is a performer of great dynamics and pronounced contrasts. Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material that has resonated deeply with audiences across the UK. His unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts calming, pastoral influences of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's bustling second city. With guitar playing ancestry pulsing through his veins, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes such as Nic Jones and John Renbourn, the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable music.

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Tannara

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------- Converging from across the country, Tannara are entangled in Scotland's rich web of traditions. They play contemporary Scottish folk music: Considered, complex, arrangements that surround original tunes, modern tunes tunes and traditional ballads. Collective experience makes their musical approach unique. Despite their material's modernity, it's hardwired in spirit to the tradition of which their music is a continuation.

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Craobh Rua

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Craobh Rua

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Siobhan Miller

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

One of the foremost traditional singers in Scotland, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the title of Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the Scots Trad Music Awards, whilst her two albums have also received widespread critical acclaim. Both Flight of Time (2015) and her most recent release, Strata (2017), were nominated for Album of the Year at the 'Trads, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions (The List). Her unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland's top musicians and traditional bearers, leading to extensive tours fronting her own band, as well as guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, a season on Broadway in New York, and on US/UK TV drama Outlander.

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Rod Picott

on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Back in Leicester for the first time in five years, singer-songwriter Rod Picott ("mesmerising" - Rolling Stone, "seriously gifted" - No Depression) will have his new album, Out Past The Wires, available to coincide with this tour. One of the most talented Americana singer-songwriters out there, his raw, gritty and honest tales have been captivating audiences for almost two decades. Not to be missed.

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