Lucy Ward Band

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

'Brit-folks most vibrant and forthright new young talent' MOJO Lucy Ward is an award winning 24-year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Recently, she wrote and performed the soundtrack for a new documentary film called Folie a Deux (directed by Kim Hopkins), which premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012. Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly was released in June 2011 by Navigator Records and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Lucy was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent' and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. She released her brilliant second album 'Single Flame' (again for Navigator Records), on 19 August 2013 to rave reviews. Produced by Stu Hanna (of folk duo Megson), 'Single Flame' is a remarkable album and showcases further development in Lucy's music, singing and musicianship.

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Henry Priestman

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors @ 7.30pm, Music starts 8pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, (London NW1 1UL) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "It's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice!" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Henry's solo London debut concert, at the Green Note gig in March 2014 (to launch his latest album) sold out months earlier, so he's very much looking forward to returning to the capital to play at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church on October 2nd. In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD "The Chronicles of Modern Life" to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including "Grey's The New Blonde") made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records have released the new album, "The Last Mad Surge of Youth", and it's garnering Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records. Here's what they say about the new album: UnCut: 8/10 "...compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet" R2: **** "Clever crafted songwriting...full of proper tunes & grown-up words...a clever, wily, literate writer" Q: ***"It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither" New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : "unique clarity, and honesty..." Classic Pop: **** "A lovingly crafted album...his fourth act might be his best" New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: "Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour"...

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The Willows

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Andrew Cronshaw & Sans

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Andrew Cronshaw electric zither, fujara, marovantele, kantele Sanna Kurki-Suonio vocals Tigran Aleksanyan duduk Ian Blake bass clarinet, soprano sax Not-to-be-missed UK performance from multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw and SANS a collective of musicians who combine individual traditions to create a completely unique sonic world.

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Laurence Jones Band

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Laurence Jones Is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. "Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2 The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with "Ruf Records". His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito. Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" A Buzz has been building rapidly around Laurence Jones, starting well before the release of his 2012 "Thunder In The Sky". Since then Laurence has clocked up some serious road miles from touring through out the U.K and Europe. "Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. with 2nd album "Temptation" british band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potentil into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it "Blues & Soul" - The brand new album on Ruf Records "Temptation" will scoop awards and put Laurence firmly on the map. Get ready to Rock Magazine gave the debut album "Thunder In The Sky" a 5/5***** rating "Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and 'Thunder in the Sky' is an excellent debut album, its worth five stars". Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Kate In The Kettle

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Olof Arnalds

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Manchester Cornerhouse 7.30pm

Ólöf Arnalds returns with a brand new album, Palme her fourth released via One Little Indian on 29 September. Palme represents Ólöf's most collaborative effort to date, and also perhaps her most profoundly sensual and affecting. Musically, it offers up an astonishing wellspring of fresh ideas and playful experimentation that move the sound on from the acoustic approach that predominantly defined her first three records, Við og Við (2007), Innundir Skinni (2009) and Sudden Elevation (2013). On Palme Ólöf is sensitively backed by two trusted collaborators and friends: Gunnar Orn Tynes (founder of electro-folk collective, múm) and once again, long-term musical foil, Skúli Sverrisson (who has also worked with luminaries Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Blonde Redhead). Lead single Patience, written by Skúli (who also shares writing credits for Palme and Soft Living) boasts an almost Polynesian vocal sway while Defining Gender's gentle bossa nova and swelling strings conspire to make it so tender it threatens to burst at any moment. Elsewhere subtle electronics guide Hypnose's gentle propulsion and Half Steady's strange, robotic cacophony. Some songs, such as Turtledove, are brand new, while others are old friends Half Steady was written by Ólöf while still in her teens. Gunnar Orn Tynes significant presence on the record is felt through its programmed electronics and the digital manipulation of some of the instrumental parts new elements that pushed Ólöf out of her comfort zone; for the first time she was writing, performing and recording simultaneously, musical ideas intuitively pieced together or picked apart as they went along. The constant here, of course, is Ólöf's effortlessly distinctive vocal. A voice 'that can silence a room, such is its sweetness' once opined a bowled over Time Out New York and here on Palme it has never been so poignant nor powerfully intoxicating. This show takes place in the Annexe of Cornerhouse, Manchester's main cultural hub, situated on Oxford Road.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7pm. See greennote.co.uk for start time

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Katriona Gilmore (from Knebworth, Hertfordshire) and Jamie Roberts (Barnsley and proud) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and have released 3 albums together since 2008. Since then, the duo have toured with Fairport Convention, received many prestigious awards and nominations, and performed at some of Britain's largest acoustic festivals. 2014 has seen Gilmore & Roberts bring their music to a whole new audience with tours and festivals in mainland Europe and Canada. 'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 'Gilmore and Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' - Q magazine 'a sound that many artists would die for' - Spiral Earth www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk

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Breeze And Wilson - An Intimate Cafe Concert

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8.00pm

The Foxlowe is hosting an intimate cafe concert by Breeze and Wilson. Tickets £6.00. 8pm. Graham Breeze and Toby Wilson are an acoustic duo that favours the roots end of Americana Country music alongside their own compositions. They play guitars, dobro (and occasionally banjo, if allowed) and sing in harmony with a sublime sense of taste and discrimination. These guys are real players: they have touch; they have judgment; they have talent. They are deft of touch, with a wonderful sense of timing, their voices beautifully blended. If there is a better duo doing this sort of roots country music in the Midlands (UK) then I haven't heard it: exquisite music, exquisitely played NEIL DALTON : MAVERICK MUSIC MAGAZINE

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Allendale Village Hall|Allendale Deneholme 12:00 PM

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Lucy Ward Band

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Lucy Ward Nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2014 2012 BBC Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) The Lucy Ward Band is the coming together of 6 fantastic musicians, to grow and enhance the sound of Lucy's award winning material. Lucy will be joined on stage by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow (O'Hooley and Tidow) Piano, accordion, harmonium and vox, Steve MacLachlan (formerly from The Willows) Percussion, Joy Gravestock Fiddle, Sam Pegg Bass Lucy has been touring solidly as a solo artist for 5 years now, and the forming of The Lucy Ward Band is an opportunity for her to spread her wings and try something new. Her own unique brand of performance and audience connection will remain firmly in place but for the first time 'live' you will be able to hear the strength of Lucy's musicality and her natural ability to arrange music. Or as Lucy so ably put it: 'It's all the stuff I can hear when I write a song, but don't have enough arms to play!' So there you have it! Lucy is really looking forward to cutting loose with a group of fantastic musicians and sharing her music with you. www.lucywardsings.com

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4square

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com (here for more info) http://www.4squaremusic.co.uk/ "Manchester's ferocious folk foursome" 4Square play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square's mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing. An outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting.

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Ma Poulaine's Great Decline + Ella & The Blisters

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Jimmy Lafave

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Bush Hall 7.30pm

"The way he blends country, blues, folk, and early rock & roll, his work ethic, and low-key rapport with fans are all factors that make Jimmy LaFave and outstanding songwriter, musician and performer not to be missed". Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Jimmy LaFave brings a passionate rock & roll energy to his original folk songs, whether he's playing solo or with a band. LaFave grew up in Wills Point, east of Dallas, but at 17, his family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma. When he was in his teens, his mother purchased his first guitar for him with green stamps. While Stillwater was not exactly bustling with musical activity, it wasn't a ghost town either, and it was close enough to Tulsa that LaFave found all the opportunities he was seeking as a young singer/songwriter. Here he crafted a musical style called Red Dirt music and became a disciple of the state's most famous folk musician: Woody Guthrie. However to find a wider audience and, more importantly, a record deal, LaFave thought it would be worthwhile to move to Austin. He found both after moving to Austin in 1985, and he's been based there ever since. In 2005 Jimmy LaFave joined Red House Records and released his album Blue Nightfall in the same year which one reviewer called his "best work yet" and "a great introduction to an important artist". LaFave's second release for Red House Records was the 2007 album Cimarron Manifesto which went to No. 1 on the Association chart. In his review of LaFave's Cimarron Manifesto (2007) for the Folk Wax E-Zine, Arthur Wood calls LaFave "one of the finest Dylan interpreters ever. LaFave's 14th release and most recent, Depending On The Distance, was released in September 2012. Backing musicians include Austin's Eliza Gilkyson and John Inmon. In her review for The Oklahoman, Brandy McDonnell said: "Jimmy LaFave's first studio album in five years, lives up to the intriguing promise of its title, finding the Oklahoma-Texas troubadour in a contemplative mood whether he is crooning his new original songs, covering an '80s pop smash or reinterpreting anthems penn! ed by Rock and Roll Hall of famers Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Jimmy LaFave came up honestly, honing his skills as a songwriter while hosting an open mic. in Austin, Texas; before long, he was winning awards, with veteran rock critic Dave Marsh praising him as "one of America's greatest voices." www.jimmylafave.com/‎

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Mike Sanchez - Leek Blues & Americana Festival

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre Doors at 8pm. Event at 8.30pm

Leek Blues and American Festival and The Foxlowe Arts Centre are proud to present MIKE SANCHEZ.. MIKE Music titans have always been happy to give him the keys to their kingdom and the freedom of the stage. Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Robert Plant and of course Jeff Beck listened to him, feted him and above all applauded him. Mike Sanchez will always be an iconic figure forever cast in the melting pot of roots and blues. To the authenticity of the past he gives a new energy as he rocks his piano into the dust. The artist remains true to his soul, continually foregoing the painting by numbers of corporate control in favour of the freedom to splash his palatte across the eager canvas of rock and roll. 3rd October 2014. Doors at 8pm

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The Roving Crows

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

THE ROVING CROWS With fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. Band of the Year FATEA Music Awards 2014 Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. rovingcrows.com

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The Roving Crows

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

THE ROVING CROWS With fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. Band of the Year FATEA Music Awards 2014 Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. rovingcrows.com

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Stompin' Dave And Earl Jackson

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Abdoulaye Samb's Minnjiaraby

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minnjiaraby is a band founded in 2001 by Abdoulaye Samb, guitarist, singer and composer from Senegal. His original music is inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures among many others. The name of the band means The love of cultural mixing, which expresses the richness of Senegalese traditions and ethnies, the beauty in them getting together, as well as an open-minded approach to all cultures and people, bridging and promoting them. The music has grown from Abdoulaye's travels, collaborations and researches in Africa and Europe.

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Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture @ St Pancras Old Church

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

Grace Petrie is coming back to London for a very special, full-band show at St Pancras Old Church - one of London's "most spectacular intimate venues" says Timeout. It's not huge - with a capacity of just 150 the tickets may go fast. We look forward to seeing you. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian "Whining folksinger" - The Daily Telegraph

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Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture @ St Pancras Old Church

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

Grace Petrie is coming back to London for a very special, full-band show at St Pancras Old Church - one of London's "most spectacular intimate venues" says Timeout. It's not huge - with a capacity of just 150 the tickets may go fast. We look forward to seeing you. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian "Whining folksinger" - The Daily Telegraph

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Andy Kershaw's Global Dance Night

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 8.00pm until late

Broadcaster, writer and musical explorer brings his floor-filling sounds to the Club with the greatest atmosphere and cheapest bar !

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Maia

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Maia are a pop folk acoustic quartet from Huddersfield, who have described themselves as sci-fi folk evangelists! They have a radiant varied sound, stunning harmonies with a brooding sense of adventure and streaks of pop eccentricity. After three years of live show experience, and supports including the likes of Anais Mitchell, The Low Anthem and The Unthanks the group are continuing to receive huge praise and a greater following for their fantastic live shows. Their highly acclaimed celestial album Pepper Stars released in October 2012 received many four and five star reviews and was a Time Out Album of the week. The band were well supported on the radio regionally and nationally from Guy Garvey and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music as well as being picked for Best of 2012 on Radio 4's Loose Ends Culture Show. Their first new four track EP Finite World was released this year on record store day (19 April) with several more singles and an album to follow.

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Langley All Stars Feat' George Borowski

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Langley All Stars may be a 6, 8 or 9 pierce band depending on whose available. The line up will include some great musicians playing folk, skiffle, rock&roll, and original songs from George Borowski. The band features George on vocals and guitar, Nigel Hammill (vocals,guitar), Phil Cawsey (bass, vocals), ex 10cc drummer Michael Gilbourne (percussion), Keyboard wizard Paul Hambley (piano, organ), Nigel Miller (lead guitar, vocals), and If that`s not enough, you`ll also see Langley`s Pipe Major James Gray playing rock&roll Bagpipes!!!! To make the evening even more special, Irish (Galway) singer, Martin Moylan, (also a superb acoustic guitarist) will play and sing original and traditional songs from Ireland. Martin was well known in the `80s as lead singer with the Manchester folk-rock band Toss the Feathers. Support by the excellent Tim Manning

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Langley All Stars Feat' George Borowski

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Langley All Stars may be a 6, 8 or 9 pierce band depending on whose available. The line up will include some great musicians playing folk, skiffle, rock&roll, and original songs from George Borowski. The band features George on vocals and guitar, Nigel Hammill (vocals,guitar), Phil Cawsey (bass, vocals), ex 10cc drummer Michael Gilbourne (percussion), Keyboard wizard Paul Hambley (piano, organ), Nigel Miller (lead guitar, vocals), and If that`s not enough, you`ll also see Langley`s Pipe Major James Gray playing rock&roll Bagpipes!!!! To make the evening even more special, Irish (Galway) singer, Martin Moylan, (also a superb acoustic guitarist) will play and sing original and traditional songs from Ireland. Martin was well known in the `80s as lead singer with the Manchester folk-rock band Toss the Feathers. Support by the excellent Tim Manning

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Uppermill Civic Hall doors 7pm

doors at 7pm stuart glass 7,30pm, kyla brox trio, 8.30pm paul lamb & the king snakes 9,30 pm appox.

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Moxie - Album Launch

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors 8:00pm

Nuair a théann 5 ceoltóirí óga Éireannacha i bhfolach ar feadh coicíse le dul i mbun a gcuid ceoil faoi spéartha síor-athraitheacha agus i ngiorracht ghluaiseachtaí is fuaimeanna rithimiúla chósta thiar na hÉireann, is é an toradh a bhíonn air ná Moxie. Is grúpa iad Moxie atá ag spreagadh éisteoirí le ceol Gaelach de chuid an 21ú haois. Tá dúshraith láidir thraidisiúnta lena gcuid ceoil. Déantar snagcheol, rac, bluegrass agus rithimí an cheoil dhomhanda a struchtúrú thart ar an dúshraith seo le sraitheanna d'fhuaimeanna saibhre casta a chruthú. Cuireann siad ar fáil meascán de cheol a chum siad féin agus de sheanfhoinn. When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. Their music has a solid traditional backbone. Jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music rhythms and harmonies are creatively structured around this base treating the listener to layers of rich and intricate sounds as the band deliver a punchy programme of both their own compositions and old tunes with a new emerald vibe.

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Megson In Concert

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Wingfield Barns Doors open 7.00pm. Concert begins 7.30pm

Stu and Debbie Hanna return to Wingfield Barns after their very successful concert last year. Don't miss them this time round with their wonderful harmonies, fabulous musicianship and great songs. We guarantee you'll be joining in their final number. Three times Radio 2 Folk Award nominees. 'One of folk's hottest properties' The Guardian.

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Larry Mccray Band

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Worthing Pier Doors 7pm Show 8pm

Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion has been restored back to it's original 1930's Art Deco Period style and is a fantastic back drop for Larry McCray's concert Michigan's Larry McCray is one of the world's foremost bluesmen. In 2000 he was acclaimed 'Blues Guitarist of The Year' (other nominees included Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton) and, such is his standing amongst his peers, Larry is regularly seen on stages trading licks with the likes of Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and other world class artists in the world of blues. Not only widely regarded as one of the world's most exciting blues/rock guitarists, Larry is an outstanding vocalist, possessing a warm and soulful voice, as well as being a compelling story teller and band leader. Quite simply, when it comes to modern day blues, Larry McCray is a 'must see' act. Unreserved seating and standing only Some pillars may restrict viewing

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New Brighton Jakefest

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Wallasey Queen's Royal Hotel 7.30pm - 10pm

A festival to celebrate the songs of Jake Thackray. 2pm - 11pm. The main event is the evening concert starting at 7.30pm but tickets include entry to the afternoon concert and all other activities over the weekend.

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London Folk Fayre 2014

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Start time 12:00pm

An exciting day of music, storytelling and workshops, London Folk Fayre will be held at Cecil Sharp House, a few minutes walk away from Camden Town, a family friendly environment with onsite cafe, real ale bar, workshops and singarounds, the day will be an ideal and affordeable chance to enjoy the best of British Folk .. The lineup for the day includes Melrose Quartet, Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Vannan James, Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff, Long Lankin, David Gibb & Elly Lucas, Said The Maiden, Granny's Attic and Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe

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The Old Dance School

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors 8pm

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Eleanor Ellis (usa) - Uk Tour

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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The Sam Kelly Trio

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Ticket prices on the night are £8.00 Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Food available

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Worthing The John Selden Public House Doors 7.30pm

Henry Priestman, songwriter and guitarist from the Three million album selling band "The Christians" plays a rare show in the South of the country. After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms, Henry will showcase his new album "The Last Mad Surge of Youth" "Sublime, haunting and beautiful" BBC 6 Music "Lotte Mullan leaves a mark with her EP. Claw Marks really does cut deep, sharpening undeniable melodies with incisive and irresistible lyrics. It's as witty and wise as it is wonderful. It's also a fitting introduction to an undeniably powerful singer and songwriter"

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The Burning Hell

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/visuals.htm Tickets £10 in advance from here or from Launderette. £12 on the door. Limited Seating. doors 7pm. About The Burning Hell The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms - and once even a mental asylum in rural France. The band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to. On occasion, Mathias and clarinetist Ariel Sharratt also go on the road as a duo. In 2012, The Burning Hell both made AND broke a record: the band recorded their sixth album 'People' in Berlin, then later in the summer, they set a new world record, playing ten shows in ten countries in less than 24 hours. Like a restless puppy, the Burning Hell can't sit still and loves to play. 2013 was packed with shows supporting the releases of 'People' and the 10" EP "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", and 2014 is shaping up to be just as busy. Join us, and live forever.

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Kieran Goss

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

We are thrilled to invite Kieran Goss back to Folk in the Barn. Kieran and his wife Annie who sometimes sings with him, are two of the loveliest people we have ever met, and pretty fantastic performers, musicians and entertainers too. Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe. In February 2010, Kieran's new studio album, I'll Be Seeing You, along with his considerable back catalogue, was released for the first time in the U.K. to huge critical acclaim. But while his albums have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. In the words of Rodney Crowell, a long time friend and collaborator: I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures. So happy that you have secured Kieran Goss for Kingston Barn. We saw him for the first time at the Canterbury Festival after becoming acquainted with his music only two or three months ago. Not only is he an accomplished singer/songwriter but also a very funny man; keeping the audience amused with his stories about his fifteen siblings and life on the West coast of Ireland. For us, his performance of a song, Our Love Endures, written in conjunction with Lindy Robbins was a love song par excellence, while Reasons to Leave written with Rodney Crowell was a close second. Other songs written with Kimmie Rhodes and Beth Nielsen Chapman also resulted in enthusiastic ovations. As if a wonderful virtuoso performance was not enough, he was then joined by his lovely wife Annie Kinsella to sing three beautiful melodies which included Don't Ask me to be Friends which described the heartache felt by the end of a relationship. It truly was a wonderful evening. Alan and Maria Thomas One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from heaven. TIME OUT MAGAZINE The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. THE IRISH TIMES www.kierangoss.com Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493

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Willy Porter In Concert

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar opens 7.15 pm. On stage 8.00 pm

WILLY PORTER Defined by his rich lyrical content, an unmistakable voice and electrifying guitar work, veteran singer songwriter Willy Porter is undeniably one of music's most profound artists. Porter is enjoying a solo career that routinely finds him playing to sold-out clubs, coffee houses and theatres. Nearly two years since the release of his Cheeseburgers & Gasoline (2012), Porter has completed the recording of his next album. An impending Kickstarter campaign is expected to yield a summer release. The album is called Human Kindness, says Porter. It's very organic a played live kind of a vibe. It was made in my house with real humans in the same room. I think it leans toward Americana in terms of the sensibility of what the songs are doing. It's a rock record, with an acoustic slant to it. It's also a pop album in some ways, but not in the way we think of pop music today. It's not slick in any way. The idea of using the word human is very intentional in the title in that it's not a perfect thing, and I really like it because it's beautifully imperfect. It's got some nice moments that I think are powerful, and I think it paces really well as an album. Porter's debut album, The Trees Have Soul was released in 1990, but he gained notoriety and critical acclaim with his follow-up album, Dog Eared Dream(1994), which included the single Angry Words. After signing with San Francisco based Six Degrees Records in 1999, he released the albums Falling Forward (1999), Willy Porter (2002) and High Wire Live (2003). It was also during this time that Porter and his manager, Chris Webb, formed the independent label, Weasel Records. That label produced additional Porter solo efforts Available Light (2006), How To Rob A Bank (2009), The Mealies Live at BoMA (2010] and Cheeseburgers & Gasoline (2012). Throughout his career, Porter has experienced pivotal opportunities to share the concert stage with such artists as Tori Amos, The Cranberries, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Sting and Jethro Tull. While Porter considers himself lucky to be living his dream as an actively touring and recording musician, he recognizes the challenges that he has had to face and defines his interpretation of success. I think it's the age old axiom of just the right timing means a lot, said Porter. I think you have to deliver as soon as you break through. You can get a break, but then you have to take it to the next level, and you have to hit the ball out of the park. I had lots of breaks. I'm not going to say I didn't deliver, because I did the best I could. That's the nature of this business. I think it separates people out. Those who are in it for the art say they stand a good chance of having a career for the long term. If you're in it to try to be the person that fills the stadiums, I get that too, but that's much more unlikely to happen, and I think that takes a different set of objectives and goals to make that happen, and that was just never my goal. I really looked at it as 'the art defines your direction more than your direction defines the art.' That is just how it has to be for me. Porter is looking forward to returning to Windsor in October. Emma Kennedy Music has been a part of Emma's life since the day she was born. Family weekends at home were always about friends coming around eating, drinking and then getting the guitars out and jamming into the early hours. She composed her first song at the age of twelve and has been writing songs ever since. The first song she ever wrote "You'll Be There" was used in the promotional DVD for Gems Schools to promote their education programs worldwide. Emma has been very lucky to have been asked on several occasions to be the supporting act for "The Jones Gang" a band formed by Kenny Jones the former drummer of ("The Small Faces" "The Faces" and "The Who") and has also played three years in a row at Faringdon Arts Festival. She has had the pleasure of travelling as far as Bahrain and Dubai to preform in festivals and concerts including "The Best Of The Best Competition" , "la Fete De La Music" and has writen and performed the theme song to the award winning documentry "From Dust" based on the aftermath of the boxing day tsunami in Sri Lanka. Emma's passion for music is what makes her strive to be better and try new things. We hope you enjoy her music.

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The Whiskey Dogs

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 for 8pm

The Whiskey Dogs play authentic, good time Americana. Old time mountain music, hillbilly blues, dust-bowl ballads and jug band hokum are all played in the crazy exhilarating spirit of the 1920s and 30s. Fronting the trio with his powerful, soulful vocals is Pete Bolton. Pete's rhythmic and expressively intricate guitar style, along with his driving banjo playing, create a charismatic and compelling musical presence that gives the band its distinctive and authentic sound. Polly Bolton, joins Pete on double bass, mandolin and banjo mandolin. A funky and driving bassist, Polly is also one of the UK's most passionate and melodic mandolin players, her fast and furious solos and lively stage presence add a youthful energy to the band's performances. Playing a weird and wonderful array of instruments including banjolin, fiddle, mandolin and phono-fiddle is the talented multi-instrumentalist Brian Swinton whose inimitable presence brings inspired playing and his own particular brand of mischief to the band. In true string band style, kazoos, whistles and horns add a zany twist to their up-beat performances, lending a driving energy to the music of the period. The Whiskey Dogs promise you real, sparkling and vivacious Americana, influenced by the legendary Carter Family, Skillet Lickers and Memphis Jug Band and their irresistible sound can be compared to contemporary bands such as The Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Whiskey Dogs invariably engage a crowd with superb musicianship , excellent choice of material and an easy rapport. Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival Director This talented band could have played all night and the audience wouldn't have tired I think it's fair to say that they charmed us Manx Independent I really love that band, they're absolutely superb. Mike Harding.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Faringdon The Bell Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent album, Fumes and Faith emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

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CaoimhÍn Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn 8.00PM

On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. Dubliner Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. Dan Trueman is an American composer and electronic musician who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, and whose compositions explore the connections between traditional dance music and machines. What is created is a music that defies genre; Beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Their debut record Laghdú is austerely elegant, spare, and evocative. There is not a note out of place. Yet nothing is predictable: looping phrases suddenly unfurl to produce incredibly beautiful melodies, meeting together in unusual harmonies between the two fiddlers. In the words of Martin Hayes Everyone should hear this" Their music comes from a shared passion for experiment and for the Hardanger fiddle; the beautiful Norwegian instrument that brings a haunting quality to the folk dances for which it was designed. Their unique partnership is taking traditional airs in new directions, conjuring warm, wistful notes from the strings. This is exquisite music, and in the beautiful surroundings of the recently renovated Duncairn Arts Centre promises to be something very special indeed. This music defies genre, it's just a beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Everyone should hear this - Martin Hayes "possibly one of the most fulsome and beautiful recordings I have ever heard. Great music has this magnificent power over us, a power to which the heart must yield always and without regret" - Iarla Ó Lionáird "a lovely warm bath of silky string sounds from this innovative duo, treading the line between tradition and invention" - Garth Knox "a truly refreshing and inspiring musical encounter" - Anne Hytta

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CaoimhÍn Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn 8.00PM

On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. Dubliner Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. Dan Trueman is an American composer and electronic musician who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, and whose compositions explore the connections between traditional dance music and machines. What is created is a music that defies genre; Beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Their debut record Laghdú is austerely elegant, spare, and evocative. There is not a note out of place. Yet nothing is predictable: looping phrases suddenly unfurl to produce incredibly beautiful melodies, meeting together in unusual harmonies between the two fiddlers. In the words of Martin Hayes Everyone should hear this" Their music comes from a shared passion for experiment and for the Hardanger fiddle; the beautiful Norwegian instrument that brings a haunting quality to the folk dances for which it was designed. Their unique partnership is taking traditional airs in new directions, conjuring warm, wistful notes from the strings. This is exquisite music, and in the beautiful surroundings of the recently renovated Duncairn Arts Centre promises to be something very special indeed. This music defies genre, it's just a beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Everyone should hear this - Martin Hayes "possibly one of the most fulsome and beautiful recordings I have ever heard. Great music has this magnificent power over us, a power to which the heart must yield always and without regret" - Iarla Ó Lionáird "a lovely warm bath of silky string sounds from this innovative duo, treading the line between tradition and invention" - Garth Knox "a truly refreshing and inspiring musical encounter" - Anne Hytta

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Reggae Night: Troydon (jamaica), Jam-jah

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

Jam-Jah with his floor-filling sounds followed by up and coming Jamaican reggae singer Troydon who's been making a real name for himself..

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The Great Steel City Blues Revue And Rock'n'roll Circus

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Sheffield Victoria Works doors at 8pm

The Honey Bee Blues Club in association with Performing Arts North present The Great Steel City Blues Revue & Rock'n'Roll Circus Saturday 4 October 2014 Victoria Works, 1 Rowland Street, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8DE Tickets - £10 adv./ £12.50 on the door 8pm late www.wegottickets.com The cream of Sheffields burgeoning blues scene come together with the Victoria Works circus performers to present a night of electric blues and performance to end the Sensoria festival and blow your mind. Featuring Mudcats Blues Trio, Downtown Roots, T J Norton and The Suitcase,circus performers, guests, the Honey Bee TV shack, BBQ and Kelham Island Ale at the 9 Bar.

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Ben And Tom Waters Evenley Village Hall

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Evenley Village Hall 8PM UNTIL 10PM

BEN AND TOM (FATHER AND SON) BRING THEIR BLEND OF BOOGIE WOOGIE/ BLUES AND JAZZ PIANO AND SAX TO EVENLEY VILLAGE HALL. PLAYING MATERIAL FROM THEIR NUMBER 1 ALBUM "BOOGIE 4 STU" WHICH FEATURED SOME OF THE MOST NOTABLE MUSICIANS THIS COUNTRY HAS PRODUCED. ALTHOUGH ONLY 13 TOM HAS BEEN GIGGING WITH HIS DAD FOR NEARLY 7 YEARS AND THE CLOSENESS AND BOND ON STAGE BRINGS A SMILT TO THE STERNEST OF FACES - BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE AND FOOD!

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An Evening Of Rhythm And Blues With Chris Lord And Her Blues Express

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Buckingham Community Centre Door 7:30pm, Band 8:00pm

A fundraising event with all proceeds to the RNLI

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Jess Klein With Mike June

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue doors 7pm, music from 8pm

Return of the great Jess Klein with Mike June on lead guitar. Jess is over in UK to promote her latest release 'Learning Faith'. Jess is about as good a female songwriter as you'll get to see in an intimate kitchen concert.

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The Travelling Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Manchester Gorilla 7.30pm

Manchester's finest folk­-rock superhumans The Travelling Band have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the E­ Street Band. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Still & Nash million­-part harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with ears and good hearts. Fans include 6 Music's Marc Riley (who loves their 'shimmering blend of cosmic­country­pop') and Michael Eavis (who was taken back to his 'musical roots' with 'marvellous music to savour'), who have lapped up the band's heady­nufolk. On the back of LPs like 2008's Under the Pavement and 2011's Screaming is Something, it isn't at all surprising. Whether they're burrowing away in a recording den on the Isle of Mull, packing out rapturous shows, or kicking off impromptu jam sessions in the middle of a field, The Travelling Band aren't messing around music is what makes their blood move. Now, readying their latest offering, The Big Defreeze produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie and more) at the world famous Church Studios in Crouch End, TTB find themselves with their paws firmly on their roots, but growing upwards and outwards too. Never ones to sit still, 2014 could well be the year that sees The Travelling Band really cement their place as the true champions of blissful cosmic­pop. Great on record and outstanding on­stage, if you haven't got down with The Travelling Band yet, now is the time, before they disappear onto much larger stages. Fans of Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow should apply here, for The Travelling Band are the kings of North Country & Western music. 'It all here, passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating stings, everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer' - The 405 'The Travelling Band blur the folk/rock boundaries, delicately intertwining sensitive lyrics with accomplished folk vocals and jangly instrumental accompaniments to form a tapestry of glittering whimsy' The Sun Special guests for this show are Rook and The Ravens. Having converged in Manchester in 2007, Rook and The Ravens have been making astute alternative rock music with pop sensibilities ever since. Informed by Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub and The Smiths as much as Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty and Neil Young, they set about finding an identity amongst the lyrical complexity they loved and the power pop, harmony led delivery they craved. Fresh from a lengthy, triumphant, 28-date initial tour of the USA, Rook and The Ravens are looking to keep up momentum throughout Autumn 2014 and beyond.

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Merry Tom Events (mtff) Promo Gig. Musical Roots

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Brixworth Village Hall Doors and Bar at 7.30pm

Merry Tom Events are pleased to announce a fantastic evening of local folk music at Brixworth Village Hall on Saturday 4th October 2014. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm, live music shortly after. Welcoming back Merry Tom regulars Musical Roots, local favourites Kings Gambit and Merry Tom favourite Matt from Dead Like Harry with his 'Anytown' new music project. This promises to be a great evening of folk music as always with Merry Tom and don't forget there will be a real ale bar. You are all invited to come and join us for a great evening with the MTFF gang!

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The Travelling Band + Rook And The Ravens

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Manchester Gorilla 7.00pm

Hey! Manchester presents The Travelling Band plus guests Rook and The Ravens Manchester's finest folk­-rock superhumans The Travelling Band have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the E­ Street Band. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Still & Nash million­-part harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with ears and good hearts. Fans include 6 Music's Marc Riley (who loves their 'shimmering blend of cosmic­country­pop') and Michael Eavis (who was taken back to his 'musical roots' with 'marvellous music to savour'), who have lapped up the band's heady­nufolk. On the back of LPs like 2008's Under the Pavement and 2011's Screaming is Something, it isn't at all surprising. Whether they're burrowing away in a recording den on the Isle of Mull, packing out rapturous shows, or kicking off impromptu jam sessions in the middle of a field, The Travelling Band aren't messing around music is what makes their blood move. Now, readying their latest offering, The Big Defreeze produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie and more) at the world famous Church Studios in Crouch End, TTB find themselves with their paws firmly on their roots, but growing upwards and outwards too. Never ones to sit still, 2014 could well be the year that sees The Travelling Band really cement their place as the true champions of blissful cosmic­pop. Great on record and outstanding on­stage, if you haven't got down with The Travelling Band yet, now is the time, before they disappear onto much larger stages. Fans of Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow should apply here, for The Travelling Band are the kings of North Country & Western music. **** Special guests for this show are Rook and The Ravens. Having converged in Manchester in 2007, Rook and The Ravens have been making astute alternative rock music with pop sensibilities ever since. Informed by Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub and The Smiths as much as Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty and Neil Young, they set about finding an identity amongst the lyrical complexity they loved and the power pop, harmony led delivery they craved. Fresh from a lengthy, triumphant, 28-date initial tour of the USA, Rook and The Ravens are looking to keep up momentum throughout Autumn 2014 and beyond.

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Mediterranean Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Adrian Byron Burns

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre Doors at 8pm. Event at 8.30pm

Adrian is one of those rare breed of musicians who is dedicated to keeping music as an art. He believes that the music industry has become overcrowded with people wanting to make their fortunes by utilising image and deception instead of playing music from the heart and soul. He also believes that the media are doing their upmost to kill decent music. Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and Folk are treated as minority interests (In England especially!) and not as cultural landmarks to guide both the public and young musicians into new realms of understanding and self-expression. Pop has become the over abiding monster laying waste to virtually everything in it's path. He believes in the grassroots of music. We constantly hear wonderful musicians who never get media attention and are kept outside of the public's gaze, except for those who still make the effort to go to festivals and read those small and valiant publications that are dedicated to non-pop genres. A dedicated believer in Acoustic Music and the power of one voice to still have relevance, Adrian often plays in places where he is the sole solo performer the establishment has featured. He wants to see an upsurge in acoustic music and hopes that the American trend for House Concerts takes off on this side of the Atlantic as well!! Tickets £7.00 8pm

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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The Lucky Strikes & Lowlands

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Southend-on-Sea O'Neil's Doors at 7pm

THE LUCKY & THE LOW TOUR RETURNS! The Lucky Strikes & Lowlands will be joined by CUSACK THE ENDS and MANDOLIN' BROTHERS!

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The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band - Cold War Party!

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7.30pm - Midnight

COLD WAR PARTY! The Mother of all Communist Parties Featuring THE ORIGINAL RABBIT FOOT SPASM BAND!! with handpicked special guests The Balkan Wanderers, Anastasia Gurbonova - and all your favourite soviet anthems supplied by DJ "Neon" Trotsky. We'll be decking out The Jericho in party colours - doors 7.30pm, curfew midnight. 9.45-11pm Purveyors of SOVIET SWING The Original RABBIT FOOT SPASM BAND host proceedings with a selection of their most popular tunes including Russian Dolls, Vine Street Jump, A Shop To Let, Nancy Mitford Disco, Ice Cream Parlour, Chapel In The Pines, PIRATES, Taxidermy Man - and (possibly) the world's first ever Jump Jive rendition of The Internationale. 8.55pm Darlings of BBC Radio 6's Tom Robinson THE BALKAN WANDERERS 8.15pm Moskow's finest ANASTASIA GURBUNOVA ALL NIGHT LONG - DJ NEON TROTSKY DRESS CODE - Soviet Kitsch, Militaria, Espionage, Film Noir, Peasant Chic (optional). VODKA for the best costume. VODKA for the first ten workers through the door!! Advanced booking recommended - £10 on the door

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Chapter 4 & The Resonation Band Live And Direct

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

9pm-3am Tonight we celebrate twenty years of Chapter Four's reggae at the Trades Club. Featuring veteran selectors Daddytone, Dillinger P, Slackears and young J-Black PLUS a special live show from The Resonation Band playing classic roots rock reggae. Late Bar - Not to be missed.

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Jimmy Lafave & The Night Tribe

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Leeds Seven Arts Space Doors 8.00pm, Music 8.30pm

Some of the US Americana acts have now developed such a UK following that touring here almost annually has become a feature of their calendar. Jimmy LaFave doesn't do that he hasn't been here for several years and he keeps himself so busy in the US that time for overseas trips doesn't come around too often. We have him here with his full 5 piece band of accomplished players if you can only get to one tumbleweed gig this autumn season, this has to be a contender. I was apologizing to one guy for having to raise the advance price on this one to £13 - he said 'What the heck - I paid £70 to see Leonard Cohen in an arena and I can pay £13 to see Jimmy LaFave in such an intimate room ? Never heard of Jimmy LaFave ? These are not press quotes these are everyday fans : Why haven't I ever heard about this Jimmy LaFave? This is really really good! Just stumbled upon this guy through the Dylan connection, this guy is amazing! Don't know how I've missed this guy brilliant I really wanna book this guy, but he never comes around! Seems to stay down south. I've been a fan for years. Wow - stumbled across this lookin at Red Molly's stuff - great singer this guy and a fine bunch of pickers with him, where are these guys from ? I never heard of this guy till tonight. Like the song says..."Best thing I ever found" Travelled from the UK in 2002 to see this man in San Marcos, Texas. He is awesome live . What an awesome artist and song. What woman wouldn't want this sang to her ? Wonderfully artistic musicians all. This is just a small example of their captivating talent. If you can catch them all together, they put on a show that is not to be missed.

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Northern Harmony

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Monksilver EMN Hall 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Founded in 1993, Northern Harmony, the unique world music vocal ensemble based in Vermont, USA, has won a global reputation for its sheer agility, vitality and colour, and its command of varied world ethnic singing styles. The fourteen sparkling young singers who make up Northern Harmony will be presenting a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions in its evening concert. The afternoon workshop is a fantastic opportunity for any teen or adult singer. The group will teach a selection of songs from the various genres that feature in the concert including from South African, Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing, and renaissance motets. Tickets are available separately for the workshop and the concert, or a combined discounted ticket. More information & music samples on www.northernharmony. Licensed Bar. Please email info@underonesun.org.uk if directions to venue are needed. NB for those attending both workshop and concert, from 6-7pm inexpensive hot food is available or you are welcome to bring your own food.

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Tlr Double Bill Feat. 4square & Maz O'connor

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

4Square are one of the finest young bands to grace the resurgent UK folk scene. Since humble beginnings in a freezing farmhouse on the outskirts of Rochdale in the winter of 2006, outspoken alternative-folk quartet 4Square has accomplished an incredible amount in a relatively short space of time. Not only has 4Square's music matured into the most unique and exciting sound you shall hear from the British folk music scene today; they have also shared stages with the likes of Steve Winwood, Fairport Convention, Joe Brown, Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman. They play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. 4Square have played at many festivals great and small, both in the UK, and all across Europe, in Denmark, Corfu, Norway, The Czech Republic and Sweden. They released their latest album, 'Hearth & Home' in autumn 2013. 4Square are: NICOLA LYONS: Fiddle, Vocals, Clog Dancing JIM MOLYNEUX: Piano, Accordion, Vocals JAMES MEADOWS: Tenor Guitar, Banjo DAN DAY: Percussion, Vocals 'Simply stunning' - John Tams 'Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent' - Dave Kidman, Netrhythms.com Nominated for the Horizon Award in the BBC Folk Awards 2013, Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. She accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box, piano and harmonium. Described by Froots magazine as 'an enchanting debut album', her 'Upon a Stranger Shore' was released in the summer of 2012, just after Maz left university. 2013 brought a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a summer spent as the singer for the RSC's production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. After a busy year of gigging and gathering new material, Maz 's new album will be released in the Spring of 2014 and will be produced by multi-folk-award- winning Jim Moray. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' - Fatea 'Maz has given us an enchanting debut album, whose occasionally diffident demeanour, while promising much for the future, in itself proves very attractive.' - Froots

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Ewan Mclennan / Jimmy Aldridge And Sid Goldsmith

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

http://www.ewanmclennan.co.uk/ Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Sid and Jimmy are an emerging duo who play traditional folk music predominantly from the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, murder and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies

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The Will Pound Band

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Topsham Malt House at The Globe 8.00pm - doors 7.30

The Will Pound Band plays a mix of English, Irish and Northumbrian tunes with jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and funk rhythms. Its lineup is BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Musician nominee, harmonica player Will Pound, with Chris Sarjeant on guitar/vocals, Henry Webster on fiddle and John Parker on double bass. A flat out genius harmonica player' - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

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The Hut People

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

English instrumental duo The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of a reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining Folk/World acts on the UK roots circuit today.Using only a driving accordion and their dazzling array of exotic percussion, audiences are transported across the globe with their hugely entertaining and unique blend of Folk music around the world. Accordionist Sam Pirt & Percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music - having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand. Great music & virtuosity aside, a concert from The Hut People is overflowing with humour, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don't miss them. a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! (BBC R2) Remarkable . (The Living Tradition) This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. (The Scotsman).

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Jim Causley

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Traditional singer specialising in west country material. Squeezebox and an engaging stage persona. Devon Incarnate and yes, he IS related to Charles Causley!

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Reg Meuross With Jess Vincent

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller, and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Reg first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with The Panic Brothers and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction he sings in the neutral accent of an Englishman who travels the entirety of the British Isles, and tastes all its flavours, influenced by all its most profound national colours. In this he reminds one of Roy Harper or Ewan McColl, recent greats who went before him. Reg then went on to form The Flamingos who featured ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bob Geldof's Band & Alison Jones of The Barely Works They recorded one album called 'Arrested'. In 1996 he released his first critically acclaimed solo album 'The Goodbye Hat' and was nominated for several music awards, including best song for 'Ring around the Roses'. It was followed up in 2004 with 'Short Stories' and in 2006 by the excellent 'Still'. In 2008 he released his most successful collection to date, 'Dragonfly', followed in 2010 by 'All this Longing'. 'The Dreamed and the Drowned', released in 2011, is a collection of thirteen previously unreleased archive songs. It was commissioned and compiled by Stephen Jordan at The Bodleian Music Library, Oxford, who says This is Reg Meuross at his most eclectic and inspiring best. Reg was invited by Abbey Road, in 2012, to record an album in their world famous studios and he took this opportunity to respond to the many requests for him to make a CD that reflects the warmth intimacy of his live shows. Receiving 5 star reviews across the board, 'Leaves & Feathers' has been hailed by many to be Reg's most accomplished collection yet. His latest album, released in July 2014 is 'England Green & England Grey'. This new work deals with topics such as dementia, with a deep and moving commentary on the subject 'Counting My Footsteps To You'; it commemorates the centenary of WW1, with an unromanticised account of the story of Flora Sandes (the only woman to fight in that war); it tells the tale of the bandleader and his violin both lost in the Titanic disaster, 'The Band Played Sweet Marie'; and it delivers an anthem for our times: 'England Green and England Grey'. The maturity of Reg's writing, and the courage with which he deals with some difficult topics, is revealed here. Reg is one of this country's greatest songwriters at the very top of his game.

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Louis Barabbas & Bedlam 6

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.00pm Doors, Onstage 7.30pm

Bonkersly energetic full-on band which will fill the dance floor.

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An Acoustic Evening With Rory Ellis (aus)

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

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

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Touring Europe with their much anticipated second album release 'Army Of Three'. Produced by the legend that is Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Judas Priest). Having made a statement of intent in 2011 with their stunning all original debut album The Radium. Followed by a relentless touring schedule with legends such as Michael Schenker, Tracer, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson. VATA are now establishing themselves as one of the UK's premier exponents of high energy Blues Rock. April 2013 saw the release of 'Live From Marshall' a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning live sold out show at the holy grail of sound 'Marshall Amplification'. Virgil McMahon - winner of 'Best Guitarist 2013' fronts the power trio with his incredible fret board skills and seasoned vocals. Brother Gabriel on drums a formidable presence and master of intricate fills, drives the band through it's incredibly tight set. Holding the reins on bass is Jack Alexander Timmis. Gabriel and Jack provide the platform for Virgil to shine. The end result a jaw dropping and apparently telepathic set that is not to be missed. Already taking European festival stages by storm. This album release promises to take the band to the next level. Just left me broken AND low

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Dana & Susan Robinson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of Americas musical heritage. 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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Softlysoftly Presents The Foxglove Trio + Jakubowski + Stevieray Latham

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45pm Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children (or babies!) allowed. Advance ticket guarantees a seat. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. THE FOXGLOVE TRIO Wonderful traditional folk and original material from this fantastic multi-instrumental three-piece, singing in English and Welsh. http://www.thefoxglovetrio.co.uk/ JAKUBOWSKI Band led by harmonica playing guitarist singer-songwriter Richard Jakubowski. soundcloud.com/ramblin-rick-jakubowski STEVIERAY LATHAM Young acoustic bluesy player with hints of an early Bob Dylan... https://soundcloud.com/stevieraymusic As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm (Please note tickets will be available at the door - these will be £4) Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Acoustic Strawbs

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Legendary Uk folk band featuring Cousins,Cronk and Lambert Unplugged.

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Voices From The Past. Modal Traditions Of The Near East

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at London Kurdish Community Centre Concert starts at 7:30 pm

Concert presented by Kurdish, Persian and Armenian master artists - Dengbej Kazo, Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat, and Murat Içlinalça.

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King Ayisoba / Blood Sport

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Leeds Wharf Chambers Doors at 7.30pm

fancy claps #58: KING AYISOBA Ayisoba mixes traditional kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the 'Modern Ghanaian' dance scene. Singing in Frafra, Twi and in English while jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of piercingly high interjection, Ayisoba is an incredible live force. He plays the kologo, a two-string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator that allows skilled players to double up hard rhythms with twirling melodic refrains. Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo from his grandfather, becoming a musical child prodigy throughout the Bolgatanga area thanks to a steady stream of gigs at weddings, funerals and festivals. After moving to Accra and working with late Hiplife star Terry Bon Chaka, King Ayisoba released his first two albums 'Modern Ghanaians' and 'Africa', becoming a big star in the process. Championed from early on in Europe by Arnold DeBoer (aka Zea) from legendary punk band The Ex, Ayisoba went on to release a collection of songs on DeBoer's Makkum records. He played a small string of dates in the UK last April and this time returns for a longer tour organised by Scottish 'Party Music Beyond Borders' collective No Globe, with a new album on Makkum, 'Wicked Leaders', and a new backing band in tow. Ayisoba's politically radical lyricism has not stopped him from topping the Ghanaian charts, or winning multiple awards, but this is partly due to the wide scope with which he pitches his attacks on corruption and unkindness, as he puts it: My music has been simple and easy for everyone, no matter their ages, status or location in the country, to identify and sing along Following on from a raucously received summer of European festival slots, this UK tour sees that appeal widen even further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxVWBTkniw0 with support from BLOOD SPORT http://bloodsport.bandcamp.com/ & one more band to be confirmed. £5 advance, £6 OTD. Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members' club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

6 October 2014 Edinburgh Blues Club present Grainne Duffy & Robbie Hill & The Blues 62s Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey. All the while she was developing her vocal ability by singing in her local church choir and listening to artists as diverse Aretha Franklin, Linda Rondstat and Bonnie Raitt to name but a few. Such was the immediate reaction to her first album release that she soon became a regular on the festival circuit in her native Ireland and she began taking her music abroad to such places as far flung as the Artic island of Svalbard, Norway. She then was asked to appear for 3 days at Glastonbury 2008. There she was lucky enough to share the stage with such wonderful artists as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O Connor, Seasick Steve and The Blockheads to name but a few. She opened the acoustic stage on day one with her full band with what was to be an unforgettable performance. At this point Grainne had introduced among her own material her show stopping version of the Etta James classic 'I'd Rather go Blind' to her set. It was during the performance of this song on day one of Glastonbury 2008 that the entire crowd in the acoustic tent, who had been camped out on the floor of the tent, rose to their feet mid performance and the atmosphere transformed to something magical that she has never forgotten and has since gone on to state as one of the highlights of her career thus far. Grainne has appeared alongside Paul Brady for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Ulster Hall and also at the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and an extensive tour of Norway. All the while between touring Grainne was continuing to pen new material and was experimenting with new sounds for her follow up album. She moved from playing a Strat to a Gibson Les Paul, a guitar which was to become her recognisable sound. Simultaneously, her fan base was continuing to grow at home and abroad. With her band now featuring a full line-up of second guitar - Paul Sherry, bass - Davy Watson, drums - Eamon Ferris and piano -John McCullough, this ensemble was gaining a well earned reputation as a stellar unit always delivering passionate performances - the perfect foundation for Grainne's vocals, guitar playing and her songs. 2011 saw Grainne and her band begin the recording of her second album, over the spring and summerdue to the ever increasing touring schedule of the band at home and abroad in Norway, Scotland, Isle of Man, Holland and Belgium. Test of Time saw an album of eleven self penned tracks spanning Grainne's many and varied influences all brought together by her ever rich sublime vocals and the heartfelt expression in her guitar playing. On this record Grainne teamed up with well known producer and mixing engineer Niko Bolas working from Capitol Studios in L.A. Niko's reputation for working with singers and his experience from working with artists as diverse and varied as Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys and Melissa Etheridge, brought a touch of magic to a specially crafted album. With mastering completed by Grammy award winner Richard Dodd in Nashville the finishing touches to the album were all perfectly in place. Earlier in the year Grainne released the first single from the album - 'I Know Were Gonna Be Just Fine' to coincide with her Irish theatre tour. The single received a warm reception and much airplay and made the BBC Northern Ireland playlist and has recently received wonderful reviews from BBC Radio 2. Her new album is due during 2014. "Grainne, truly is the nightingale of the blues circuit at the moment with a clarity and superb articulation no mumbling of words when she is on stage, her band provide her with more than just a solid platform they provide form, shape and texture that her voice can weave around creating a soulful sound that is magical!" Blues in Britain Magazine August 2013 http://www.grainneduffy.com Robbie Hill & The Blues 62s When blues great Otis Grand tells you it's time to expand your horizons, you listen if you're serious about your music. Robbie Hill, originally of Fife, Scotland, had played all over the UK, going out of his way to see the greats while also studying music. But Hill heeded his mentor and set out for Scandinavia with little more than a backpack and a guitar. Helsinki seemed the place to be, and there he met Jesse King. Maybe it was their shared love of the blues, maybe it was similarities in their coastal homelands, but King and Hill connected. King is from the rugged coast of Oregon in the United States. With a passion for waves and cooking as well as the bass, King has played at campfires as often as at bars. Together King and Hill jammed, but they needed a drummer to fit their emerging sound while also pushing them forward. Tatu Pärssinen, of Oulu, Finland, gave them the final ingredient they needed. Pärssinen is an architect by training, but he has been playing in projects since he was 10 years old. Pärssinen brings a background in African, jazz and world rhythms for the group to build on. It seems wrong to say that Robbie Hill and the Blue 62 were born of that union because a sound so tight and primal must have always been. Finding rhythm and layers off each other, the trio mixes covers that pull new meat from old bones with original work that sounds as old as the fjords. Hill, King and Pärssinen couple their globe-spanning experience with a deep and abiding appreciation for what it means to play the blues to create a sound that is both unique and infectiously familiar. This is Robbie Hill's first Scottish tour date in 2 and a half years. http://robbiehill.net From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Ange Hardy

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. -------------------------- Ange Hardy is a 30 year old female folk singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset, England. She lives with her husband Rob, daughter Amy and son Luke just outside Watchet. Mike Harding recently called Ange "one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers" and over the past 12 months Ange Hardy has been firmly establishing herself as a remarkable folk artist having received FATEA Magazine's 'Female Vocalist of the Year' award following the very well received release of her debut folk album 'Bare Foot Folk' in May 2013. This new album builds on those strong foundations of deeply rooted folk music. Where 'Bare Foot Folk' was about stripping everything back to it's roots 'The Lament of The Black Sheep' is about exploring the surrounding soil. 'The Lament of The Black Sheep' is a collection of original songs inspired by family, tradition, personal experience, and the tales of West Somerset. These are songs of heritage and stories of working the land.

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Adrian Byron Burns

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 7pm for 8pm start

The Processed Pea bids a welcome return to International singer/songwriter Adrian Byron Burns from his home in France.

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Maz O'connor

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Maz 's new album, 'This Willowed Light' has been produced by multi-folk-award-winning Jim Moray and was released in July 2014. The Observer described it as 'the perfect blend of youthfulness and gravitas' and tipped it as 'the folk album of the year thus far'.

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Erja Lyttinen Band From Finland At The 'famous Momday Blues

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

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Erja Lyttinen Band From Finland At The 'famous Momday Blues

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

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Na Mara

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Na Mara are Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara. Together they take songs and tunes from the French and Spanish Celtic tradition and make them totally accessible in English. They also write some very thought provoking songs about the Spanish Civil War and other topics. Paul is Vocalist and Guitarist, Rob plays mandola, mandolin and is a virtuoso guitarist, he is originally of Spanish origin. Together they are simply majestic.

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John Wheeler (hayseed Dixix)

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm - 11.00pm

The Incredible John Wheeler, front man of Hayseed Dixie will be performing songs from his new critically acclaimed solo album " an American Gothic". He describes this new album as " an acoustic- electric, jazz-punk riding on the back of some old-school folk- funk" so just as much fun and familiarity as his wider known music Hayseed Dixie which of course he will also be playing.

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer Owlsworld Presents The Old Barn Sessions

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7.30pm for 8.30pm

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer 21st Cent American Folk & Roots http://daveandmandymusic.com Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer are natural explorers. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to the Grand Canyon. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture. Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels, funneling everything - the characters they met, the things they saw, the sounds they heard, the stories they learned - into a mix of rich, detailed folk music and rootsy Americana. Dave & Mandy's debut duo album, Seed of a Pine was recorded in Chicago during the summer of 2011 with renowned producer Zach Goheen and includes contributions from a litany of acclaimed musicians, including Wisconsin singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, Po'Girl/Birds of Chicago songstress Allison Russell, and JT Nero (Birds of Chicago). With this release of the songwriters' first official collaboration, the duo's striking ability to blend their lush folk and Americana-influenced styles is on full display. McGraw's consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer's soaring and subtly powerful vocal approach, likened to that of Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional. McGraw's hard-hitting tunes echo narratives of the culture and landscape of the American West, wherein he thoughtfully spins tales of everyday folks looking for a little something more in their earthly existence. Fer takes a more dreamy approach, evoking complex and ethereal imagery within her sultry and haunting melodies. Her potent electric lead guitar playing, in the vein of jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield, bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night. McGraw and Fer have amassed an admirable résumé and an ever-expanding fan base during their time playing music together. Having toured Europe and the U.S. from coast to coast, performing in highly esteemed theaters to intimate listening rooms, the pair has honed their skills sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Willy Porter, The Swell Season, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jeffrey Foucault and many others. Dave and Mandy currently reside on an island in northwest Washington state and will be releasing their next full length album Maritime in Europe in late summer 2014. The Old Barn @ The Coq Inn Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH www.cockinn.net/ Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: Door £10 or £8 pre-booked from We Got Tickets (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (commission free).

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No Impact Man (a Documentary)

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, FILM STARTS AT 8pm. Running Time: 93 Minutes All seating is unallocated. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8pm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Can you save the planet without driving your partner crazy? In November 2006, author Colin Beavan, his wife, Michelle Conlin and their two year-old daughter, Isabella began the No Impact Man project. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Before the project began, Colin and his family were SUV driving, fast food eating New Yorkers who would assuage their guilt with some good old American retail therapy. But Colin grew weary of his political convictions not lining up with his personal habits. So, in order to walk the talk, he decided for his next book to embrace a carbon-free, environmental friendly lifestyle and call himself No Impact Man. For starters, that would mean no trash, no electricity, no cars, no TV, and no buying anything new for an entire year. The documentary feature film, NO IMPACT MAN a film by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein, presents an intimate emotional portrait of a couple struggling through a severe and protracted change in their way of life. Over the course of one year, the filmmakers documented what happens to a Colin and Michelle's emotional life as they alter their entire lifestyle. How do they cope with the constant stress and intermittent crises of such a rigorous way of living? Or, perhaps, when life is pared down, do some things become unexpectedly better and even easier?

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Maz O'connor

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Maz O'Connor is a singer of traditional and original folk songs. She released her debut album, 'Upon a Stranger Shore', on Demon Barber Sounds in July 2012. The album was described as 'an enchanting debut' by Froots magazine and led to a tour supporting the sell-out show 'The Lock In' in Spring 2013. In early 2013 Maz and the English Folk Dance and Song Society were awarded funding by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and Maz will spend the year working with the EFDSS as a creative fellow. She is one of 19 U.K. based artists supported by the scheme for 2013. 2013 will also see Maz join the RSC as the singer for the Stratford-Upon-Avon production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' (Neil King for Fatea)

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Sean Taylor

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors @ 7.30pm, Music @ 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding ''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro 'A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb 'Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits. He has opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland. The past couple of years has seen Sean's profile rocket with UK and European tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia) Beautiful Days and many others Sean's new album 'Chase The Night' is out now. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco & Eliza Gilkyson) and features legendary double bass player Danny Thompson who is often Sean's touring partner www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Jimmy Livingstone is a British singer/songwriter. This summer he was chosen by the queen of Americana herself, Lucinda Williams, as support act on her UK tour following the release of his acclaimed debut album, One eye open, one eye closed. Jimmy's songs come with a rich voice, a big heart, a splash of Americana and a sliver of soul. His album is a big-budget record made on a wing and a prayer. It was recorded between London and Los Angeles on borrowed time in studios, big and small, in lounges, garages, bedrooms, basements and a church. Having become homeless in LA, he eventually ran out of couches to surf and found his way to a remote shack in the Mojave desert where he finished the album on his own. The recording brought together an incredible array of musicians who heard the songs and just wanted to play on them. Among them were Lucinda Williams' and John Mayer's guitarist, Doug Pettibone, Doggen from Spiritualized, Frank Zappa's old brass section, Matt Round from Billy Bragg's band and Evan Jenkins from the Neil Cowley trio. It was, in Jimmy's words, 'quite a trip'. He will be playing solo on the tour, singing songs old and new and telling wry tales of a life lived with a glint in his eye. Support comes from Amanda Thorpe andSerena Jost Serena Jost's new album, A Bird Will Sing, produced by the legendary Anton Fier (Golden Palominos), was named one of The 50 Best Albums of 2013 by NY Music Daily. Formerly of Rasputina, Serena writes "gently eccentric songs and sings them in an elegant alto, often accompanying herself on cello..The term art song usefully characterizes Jost's carefully arranged pieces and succinct lyrics, neither quite rock nor folk." - Time Out New York Amanda Thorpe uses New York City as the backdrop for many of her songs on Union Square and Promenade. In her latest recording, Bewitching Me: The Lyrics of Yip Harburg, she pays homage to one of the great New York lyricists of the 20th Century. Her work is described as "gorgeously wistful and intensely poignant" with vocals that "balance brassiness and vulnerability with panache." - Variety.

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Silencio - Acoustic/alternative/folk -

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Heath Street Church 7.30pm

Tickets on sale until 1300 on day of event. £8 on the door £6 Advance ticket £4 Student/Child Doors 1930 Music at 2015 Basic bar, alcohol will be on sale. Red/White wine, bottled lager, ale and cider. Also soft drinks

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Silencio - Acoustic/alternative/folk -

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Heath Street Church 7.30pm

Tickets on sale until 1300 on day of event. £8 on the door £6 Advance ticket £4 Student/Child Doors 1930 Music at 2015 Basic bar, alcohol will be on sale. Red/White wine, bottled lager, ale and cider. Also soft drinks

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Jess Morgan

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7.30pm

April 2014 saw the release of a brand new album 'Langa Langa' which showcased a wind-fall of sizzling new songs and claw-hammer guttering already championed by BBC Folk Show's host, Mark Radcliffe. Jess Morgan's simple, evocative songs tell stories and are peppered with influence from British Folk as well as country, blues and world music. Off the back of an exciting year playing over one hundred shows, Jess is steadily building a name for herself as a grafter and a force to be reckoned with in roots and folk music in the UK and in Europe. "Gorgeous country folk" THE GUARDIAN "Simply stunning" FOLK RADIO UK "Delicate-voiced, acoustic folk troubadour." - TIME OUT --------- Harry Harris began writing and recording with a Tascam 8-track, a learning copy of Logic and a Myspace account at the age of 16. The subsequent EP, rough around the edges though it was, caught the attention of singer/songwriter Polly Paulusma, and together they recorded a full length album in February 2007. Now Harry Harris is back with a rotating gallery of musicians in tow and a brand new record - "Songs About Other People" - recorded over 3 days in Soup Studios, London. An FA cup hero, a lost pilot whale and Elvis Presley all feature in this collection of tales, inspired by writers such as Warren Zevon, Craig Finn and Richard Yates.

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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King Creosote

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Liverpool Epstein Theatre Doors 7.30pm

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Hannah James

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Chesterfield Real Time Live Doors open at 7.30pm

Hannah James and Sam Sweeney ventured out as a duo after nine years with their band, Kerfuffle, who made five albums and appeared at festivals throughout the U.K. and abroad. Kerfuffle played their last official gig at Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2010 to pursue separate musical careers, but still tour their very successful Midwinter show 'Lighten the Dark' in December each year. Hannah is a member of Lady Maisery, a vocal harmony trio formed with Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Hannah was also a member of accordion trio, Hell Said the Duchess with Karen Tweed and Becky Price. 2012 was a busy year. Hannah was invited to join Maddy Prior and Giles Lewin, resulting in two tours and an album, '3 for Joy', toured again in 2013 at a Spring tour is planned for 2014. In the Summer 2013 Hannah was involved in a project in Canada with Leonard Podolak (The Duhks) and Matt Gordon (Fiddle Puppets) where she had the opportunity to learn appalachian clogging. She also formed a duo with Alastair Vannan, Alastair is an archaeologist and historical researcher by profession. He combines these vocations by undertaking research into the historical context of folksong, which has been published in the Folk Music Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Together, Hannah and Alastair perform a charming and interesting selection of songs.

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Hey Harley Feat: Lizanne Knott And Bill Reveles

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Fans of Americana music may debate on various topics, but all are undoubtedly in agreement: two great musicians are better than one. And that is certainly the case with Hey Harley, a new collaboration between acclaimed singersongwriters Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles whose respective strengths are poised to shine as this hot duo becomes a powerhouse on the Americana scene. Lizanne, already renowned for her award-winning songwriting and infectious, smoky vocals, has long been championed in the UK by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, a staunch supporter since hearing her debut release in early 2002. Bill Reveles has received four songwriting and artist awards, including "Best Male Artist" at the Southern California Music Awards and "Best Adult Contemporary Artist" from the prestigious Los Angeles Music Awards. He has over 50 music placements in both TV and film including hit series such as "Beverly Hills 90210", "Melrose Place", "Party Of Five" and Paramount Films' "Nobody's Fool" (1994) starring the late Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Both Lizanne and Bill have multiple solo albums behind them (Lizanne's latest, Standing In The English Rain, earned a spot on the USA's 2013 Top Folk Albums list); and have graced some of the UK's and US's most famed stages and festivals; sharing the stage with notable names including Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther and many others. Hey Harley plans to release their label (Proper Music Group) debut record in the UK in early 2015. Radio singles will be available by August 2014 before they embark on the October 2014 UK tour. The strength of Hey Harley's reputation impressed Taylor Guitars enough to offer a coveted artist partnership to the duo for their forthcoming tours. The duo have relocated from their home bases of Philadelphia (Lizanne Knott) and Los Angeles (Bill Reveles) to live and work in Nashville's vibrant artist community. Their UK tour in October 2014 will be followed by appearances throughout the USA and Europe and will include a number of radio and TV appearances. http://www.heyharley.com/

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Born Bred Believes Presents Roy Bailey

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 7.30 pm

Born Bred Believes presents the legendary Roy bailey. Supporting Pete Lowe prospective parliamentary candidate for Stourbridge 2015.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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.:rusalnaia:.

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8pm

Psych folk duo Rusalnaia, featuring Sharron Kraus, come to Nottingham for the first time. Solo guitar support from Nick Jonah Davis and Toby Hay.

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"finest Kind" (canada) @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Together, Finest Kind is a remarkable folk trio from Ottawa, Canada whose exquisite harmony singing and brilliant vocal arrangements bring a fresh sense of excitement and discovery to the performance of old songs. The trio's glorious sound, served up with easy-going humour, has won a devoted following across North America. Finest Kind's vocal arrangements are a creative tour de force.

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Hannah James With Maarja Nutt.

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

tickets £10

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at London Union Chapel Doors 7.00pm

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The Bill Laurence Project & Strings

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts 8pm

Root Music and Band on the Wall present Bill Laurence Project and Strings. Bill Laurance is the pianist with Grammy- winning band of the moment Snarky Puppy, the Brooklyn (via Texas) collective that has taken the international scene by storm. Joining Laurance on stage are fellow Snarky Puppy main-men Michael League (bass) and Robert 'Sput' Searight (drums), with the trio augmented by a string quartet drawn from the ranks of the fabulous Heritage Orchestra.

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Sunjay Brayne

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The new kid on the guitarist block! Sunjay has barely turned 20 but his playing has been hailed as "superb, brilliant, intricate and faultless" and his singing is also top notch. He covers a wide range of blues, folk and pop material, plus originals, and has great charm and self-confidence on stage.

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Sunjay Brayne

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The new kid on the guitarist block! Sunjay has barely turned 20 but his playing has been hailed as "superb, brilliant, intricate and faultless" and his singing is also top notch. He covers a wide range of blues, folk and pop material, plus originals, and has great charm and self-confidence on stage.

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Rod Picott

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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An Evening Of Armenian Sacred Music

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at London Lumen Church Doors at 7:00pm | Concert starts at 7:30pm

Gomidas Institute in association with Music of Armenia present Teatr ZAR in "An Evening of Armenian Sacred Music" Join us for an evening of Armenian sacred music performed by Teatr ZAR, a 13-piece multinational group who draw on modal vocal traditions of Armenian liturgical chants accompanied by drone. Address Lumen Arts 88 Tavistock Place London WC1H 9RS

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Kris Dollimore

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Kris Dollimore

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Dean Owens

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm

A welcome return to the South coast of 'Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter' (Irvine Welsh). From Edinburgh, founder of influential Americana band The Felsons, with solo albums recorded in Scotland, Nashville and New York recording and touring with the pick of top players, including the legendary Al Perkins. Dean Owens is regular performer at Celtic Connections and his song 'Raining In Glasgow' was chosen by BBC Radio Scotland as their Festival Theme Song. Irvine Welsh champions him and Russell Brand liked his music so much, he gave him a live session on his show. Not bad accolades! Now he's back at The Greys for an intimate show.

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Eric Taylor

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8.00pm

Eric Taylor makes a welcome return to the B-Bar. Anyone who has seen his unique performance and storytelling here before will be delighted to hear of his return. A night not to be missed. Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. More information on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/586207844830416

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Larry Miller Band

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Globe 7.30pm

Great Rock n Blues

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Braw Gigs And No Globe Present: King Ayisoba

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh Old St Paul's Church Hall 7pm until 10pm

King Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the 'Modern Ghanaian' dance scene. He sings in Frafra, Twi and in English, jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of piercingly high interjection. Ayisoba plays the kologo, a two-string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator that allows skilled players to double up hard rhythms with twirling melodic refrains. Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo from his grandfather, becoming a musical child prodigy throughout the Bolgatanga area thanks to a steady stream of gigs at weddings, funerals and festivals. After moving to Accra and working with late Hiplife star Terry Bon Chaka, King Ayisoba released his first two albums 'Modern Ghanaians' and 'Africa', becoming a big star in the process. Joining Ayisoba will be Leith's finest acoustic and vocal experimenter, Wounded Knee, and Glasgow based avante-bass legend Howie Reeve.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

The 'Blues' don't get much hotter than this! Ashley & Debbie performed a fantastic show for us in November 2011, the energy, skill, authenticity of style and fun was roots music at it's best. They returned in October 2012 and played a very different set with some wonderfully moody slide guitar which evoked memories of those masters of modern, moody, Americana slaked slide guitar, Ry Cooder & David Lindley. They returned again in October 2013 to a steadily increasing audience and blew us away again. Rag Mama Rag are a really top act who deserve wider recognition - unbelievably good. Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (ASHLEY DOW, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus DEBORAH DOW, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period. Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years RAG MAMA RAG have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at South Molton The George Hotel 8.30pm

Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England with three Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. The Exeter based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for the band which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and together they won Best Live Act in the 2004 BBC2 Radio2 Folk awards - the only category voted for by the public. He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues. 'One of England's greatest singer songwriters' Mike Harding BBC Radio 2 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' The Guardian 'Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history' BBC Radio 2 www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley Pre-show meals are available from 6.30pm. Booking is essential. To book please call us on 01769 572514. Please see our website for further details.

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Ben Sands

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Another member of the famous Irish Sands family, Colum's brother Ben is making his first visit to Wessex Acoustic. Expect poignant songs, with stories and chat, all laced with that laid back Irish humour. Support by the velvet voiced singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, Nigel Waite

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Ben Sands

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Another member of the famous Irish Sands family, Colum's brother Ben is making his first visit to Wessex Acoustic. Expect poignant songs, with stories and chat, all laced with that laid back Irish humour. Support by the velvet voiced singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, Nigel Waite

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

The Black Feathers are singer/songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler who, having played together for many years in various projects, decided to break away and collaborate as a duo, writing and performing their own material. They set off in search of ancient melodies as a base to build a sound that later became The Black Feathers, drawing their influences from a number of high-quality wells; Americana rubbing shoulders with folk, and edgy rock sensibilities peeking through the tight-as-blood harmonies.

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Tatcho Drom

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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, meaning 'True Journey' in Romani Gypsy language, is the performance ensemble around violinist& singer Gundula Gruen. Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom perform a broad repertoire of traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans, as well as original compositions by Gundula.

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Charlotte Carpenter

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox presents Charlotte Carpenter (Full band) with support from Paddy James Caroline Harrison Friday 10th October 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £4adv CHARLOTTE CARPENTER Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling's breathless insight with Daughter's ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP's under her belt, her most recent 'Whole' EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter Charts, followed with a recent download-only track 'Siren Song' which received a spin on Lauren Laverne's 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences. Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte's spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk's Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing. Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will 'soon be anointed alt's newest darling.' Whole | Official Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg1YEcR0e-Y Siren Song | Free Download www.soundcloud.com/charlottecarpentermusic/siren-song-free-download PADDY JAMES Paddy James is not just a typical singer-songwriter with an ability to flirt on six steel strings. He's a sharp, focused charmer with a killer voice to boot. Paddy is a pioneer of positivity and has aspirations larger than the devilish grin that rests permanently on his face. He is currently recording his debut EP - 'The Lost Boy' - which is set to be released in early 2015. www.paddyjames.com CAROLINE HARRISON "A voice of gold" is how Swansea's Evening Post defines Singer-Songwriter Caroline Harrison. Originally born in Kent, it could have been a very different musical story for Caroline but a family move to rural West Wales in 1997 went on to help shape what looks to be a very promising career in music. Growing up listening to The Mamas & the Papas, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick and many more it is evident that this era has very much inspired her own sound. www.carolineharrison.com www.soundcloud.com/caroline-harrison www.carolineharrison.bandcamp.com ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.comFour Bars at Dempseys www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Ravenshead The Stetson Doors 7.30pm Show 8.15pm

A special concert featuring Bonnie and her very talented band

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

'Best Group' in the 2014 Spiral Awards Awardwinning, stunning, joyous and vibrant Celtic music without borders Jamie Smith's MABON (JSM) is an essential and heady treat, currently seen by audiences and critics alike as one of Britain's fastest rising 'must see' roots acts. JSM's music is self-styled, singular and toe-tappingly good an irresistible blend of world music, Celtic roots and rabble-rousing funk folk, filled with energy, joy and passion. Jamie Smith's prolific and imaginative compositions take you on a magical whistle-stop Euro tour, with jigs and reels jostling for space alongside other dance-related forms including Breton fest-noz, French mazurka, Galician muinera and even shades of klezmer in an exuberant, feelgood show. Jamie Smith's MABON has 'a fearsome reputation as a live band' (Financial Times), and over the past eighteen months they have delivered their show to audiences across Europe, delighting the crowds from Cropredy to Celtic Connections, WOMEX (Copenhagen) to Lorient (Brittany). Led by Jamie, 'one hell of an accordion player and arranger' (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2), JSM delivers a spirited, sublimely executed performance featuring instrumentals from the award-winning album, Live at the Grand Pavilion alongside freshly penned songs coaxing the audience down a corkscrew path of contrasting emotions that leaves them breathless and bewitched. So stand by for infectious, energising, life affirming music in spades. As fRoots put it, 'Mabon are comin' through, no surprise to hear them, powerful, authentic and a tad wonderful'. 'Absolutely stunning- they should be headlining all the major festivals!' Mick Peat, BBC Midlands Folkwaves jamiesmithsmabon.com

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Rory Mcleod

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Warde-Aldham Centre 7.30 for 8pm

Rory McLeod is a British folk singer-songwriter and musical force of nature and good. As well as singing, his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the traveling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide range of instruments including guitar, harmonica, trombone and his own invention the 'stomping box'. After years on the road at folk festivals and venues, he has settled in Orkney with his partner and two young sons. We are so pleased to have him in Doncaster. Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth. "You don't listen to McLeod you travel with him" City Hub, Sydney (Australia) "I've travelled to look for work, to mend a broken heart, to be with someone I longed for. I'd travel to visit friends and on the way I'd make new ones, I'd roam because I was curious to see what was around the next corner, sometimes I travelled to follow the warmer weather and migrate... like the birds and the big whales and fishes do". Rory

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Rory Mcleod

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Warde-Aldham Centre 7.30 for 8pm

Rory McLeod is a British folk singer-songwriter and musical force of nature and good. As well as singing, his performances include storytelling in the tradition of the traveling minstrel or troubadour, and playing a wide range of instruments including guitar, harmonica, trombone and his own invention the 'stomping box'. After years on the road at folk festivals and venues, he has settled in Orkney with his partner and two young sons. We are so pleased to have him in Doncaster. Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth. "You don't listen to McLeod you travel with him" City Hub, Sydney (Australia) "I've travelled to look for work, to mend a broken heart, to be with someone I longed for. I'd travel to visit friends and on the way I'd make new ones, I'd roam because I was curious to see what was around the next corner, sometimes I travelled to follow the warmer weather and migrate... like the birds and the big whales and fishes do". Rory

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Steve Bonham And The Bishop

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 7.30pm to 11pm

The Songsmith Tour Come join the celebrations for launch of Steve Bonham's amazing new album 'Songsmith' and Steve and the Bishop's London debut. Featuring the 'radio hit', They Came Home and the brilliant new stuff like 'Sister of a Dirty Moon'; 'Walking the Wall'; and 'We Were the First' and old favourites such as 'The Steel Song', 'Mary By The Old Bridge' and 'You Might Be Right' the evening will be one to savour and remember. Joining Steve and Chris will be Sammy Carter on vocals, the amazing Kev Moore on bass, and flying over from Ireland, the sensational Stephen Doherty on whistle and accordion. "Steve Bonham is a story teller with a guitar and an artist who is truly passionate about his craft. UK Folk Music "He doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk." Roisin Ingles, Irish Times "Laconic, funny and intensely human." Robert Twigger, award winning author of Angry White Pyjamas http://www.stevebonham.net/music/recordings/they-came-home/ £4 adv / £5 door

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No Globe And Night Of The Jaguar Present: Ebo Taylor (early Bird)

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Glasgow School Of Art 7pm till 11pm

No Globe and Night of the Jaguar join forces to bring you Highlife and Afrobeat legend Ebo Taylor. Still performing at 79, Ebo will be bringing his nine-piece band to The Art School for an afro-funk journey. His sound fuses elements of funk, jazz and afrobeat, an experimentation which was for him a ʻa way to develop our African music to enable us to get global attention.ʼ This will be the daddy of Highlife (and they man they call the James Brown of Ghana) first Scottish show!

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AŞiq Nargile + Mustafa KilÇik

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Cafe Oto 8PM

AŞIQ NARGILE Once considered a pan-Caucasian musical tradition, today the music of aşıq bards is most closely associated with the music of Azerbaijan, though it can be still found in pockets throughout the Caucasus. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian, Nargile represents the cosmopolitanism of old Tbilisi. The city was once known as a meeting point for travelling multilingual bards who would travel through such urban centres as Gence, Kars, Yerevan, Shusha, and Derbend, serving as conduits for news, ideas, music and culture. After studying under a number of respected ustad aşıqlar (master aşıqs) in Georgia, she moved to Baku in Azerbaijan to focus on her instrumental technique. Through the mastering of the saz and the practice of reciting and improvising epic folk poetry, known as dastans, she has taken the title of aşıq. Nargile has performed at countless regional festivals in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, and has made a number of television appearances in those countries. A powerful solo performer, her singing is full of deep vocal expression and interspersed with bursts of lightning speed, highly ornamented saz. She is equally comfortable performing moving laments or rhythmic folk dance pieces. She is currently the only female aşıq living and performing in the ethnic Azeri region in Georgia, known as Borçalı, and has been teaching the art to new generations. Her first visit to the UK will include a performance at Tusk Festival in Newcastle and will be followed by a first international solo release in 2015. MUSTAFA KILÇIK Mustafa Kılçık hails from the town of Nurhak in the Kahramanmaraş province of Southern Turkey. Born into a musical family he entered music as a child later becoming part of an Alevi musical community which was led by the deeply respected figure of Dertli Divani. Entrenched in the traditions and practices of the Alevi belief, his solo music builds on the repertoire and poetry of Anatolian Alevi aşık bards. Having released several solo albums he has performed throughout Turkey and Internationally, often in collaboration with Uluş Özdemir. In 2008 he opened his own studio and music centre in İstanbul where he has been teaching bağlama and recording other artists. https://www.facebook.com/vefai

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

Ashley & Debbie performed a fantastic show for us in November 2011, the energy, skill, authenticity of style and fun was roots music at it's best. They returned in October 2012 and played a very different set with some wonderfully moody slide guitar which evoked memories of those masters of modern, moody, Americana slaked slide guitar, Ry Cooder & David Lindley. They returned again in October 2013 to a steadily increasing audience and blew us away again. Rag Mama Rag are a really top act who deserve wider recognition - unbelievably good. Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (ASHLEY DOW, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus DEBORAH DOW, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period. Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years RAG MAMA RAG have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany.

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No Globe And Night Of The Jaguar Present: Ebo Taylor

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Glasgow School Of Art 7pm until 10pm

No Globe and Night of the Jaguar join forces to bring you Highlife legend Ebo Taylor (Ghana, Strut Records). Still an incredible performer at 79, Ebo will be bringing his nine-piece band to The Art School for a night of afro-funk at its finest. This will be the first ever Scottish show for the man they call the James Brown of Ghana. Ebo's sound fuses elements of funk, jazz and afrobeat; an experimentation which was for him ʻa way to develop our African music to enable us to get global attention.' // Limited £8 Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT! ------- WATCH: Ebo performing live at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide festival with his band Afrobeat Academy: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22tsaz_ebo-taylor-live_music LISTEN: Heaven 1977 : http://youtu.be/v79GeSoBnqY Ayesama 2012: http://youtu.be/JpdyFTCDjuw ------- http://www.ebotaylor-loveanddeath.com/ ------- Joining Ebo for this night only is another Ghanaian star, King Ayisoba. Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the 'Modern Ghanaian' dance scene. He sings in Frafra, Twi and in English, jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of piercingly high interjection. Ayisoba plays the kologo, a two-string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator that allows skilled players to double up hard rhythms with twirling melodic refrains. Ayisoba learned how to play the kologo from his grandfather, becoming a musical child prodigy throughout the Bolgatanga area thanks to a steady stream of gigs at weddings, funerals and festivals. After moving to Accra and working with late Hiplife star Terry Bon Chaka, King Ayisoba released his first two albums 'Modern Ghanaians' and 'Africa', becoming a big star in the process. WATCH: Wicked Leaders : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy1zVY-mxHc ------- http://www.noglobe.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/jaguars.of.the.night

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Bearcat Cajun Playboys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11pm

Chris Hall, the doyen of Cajun music in the UK, brings his ace traditional combo to London. Cafe and Bar open from 7pm Beginners Dance Class ~ 8-8.40pm Live music 8.45-11pm

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Bearcat Cajun Playboys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11pm

Chris Hall, the doyen of Cajun music in the UK, brings his ace traditional combo to London. Cafe and Bar open from 7pm Beginners Dance Class ~ 8-8.40pm Live music 8.45-11pm

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The Willows

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 7.30pm

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, produced by Sean Lakeman will be released on 6th October. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2′s Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Standout festival performances followed at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Secret Garden Party, FolkEast, Folk By The Oak and SommerSound (Germany), helping to build a reputation as a compelling live act. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK

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The Willows

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 7.30pm

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, produced by Sean Lakeman will be released on 6th October. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2′s Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Standout festival performances followed at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Secret Garden Party, FolkEast, Folk By The Oak and SommerSound (Germany), helping to build a reputation as a compelling live act. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK

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Rum Buffalo + Garance Louis

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Ubuntu 4 Uhuru

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Lewes Zu Studios doors 8pm

Four masters meet to unravel the beautiful mystery and magic of sound, braiding the timeless heartbeat of African improvisation through the arteries of melody, rhythm, harmony, and poetry from the ancient to the future. With: Eugene Skeef - udu, sound scapes, poetry Sidiki Dembele - djembe, kamelengoni, ngoni Thomas Christen - alto & soprano saxophone Yebga Likoba jc - soprano & tenor saxophone

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Tams & Coope

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

John Tams (voice and guitar) is described by Mojo as one of the ultimate British songwriters has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope (voice & keyboards) is part of the incomparable Coope, Boyes & Simpson.

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Tams & Coope

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

John Tams (voice and guitar) is described by Mojo as one of the ultimate British songwriters has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope (voice & keyboards) is part of the incomparable Coope, Boyes & Simpson.

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Big Tent And The Gypsy Lantern/the Bronze (holly Taymar And Chris Bilton)

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern are a hugely talented band based in Birmingham who have grown in stature with the release of debut album "Richest Man Today" and a string of well received performances up and down the country from festivals to intimate clubs. Echoes of the Moody Blues and early Genesis abound in their multi layered strummings and ethereal harmonies, but there is a drive and intensity that is all their own. This is music that can flip away in any direction without warning and leave you breathless. Also on the bill we are delighted to welcome Holly Taymar and Chris Bilton under their new title The Bronze. Holly has been a well regarded singer and writer for several years but has really blossomed in partnership with Chris Bilton. Their new name heralds a great leap forward in their already exquisite music. This show is part of "The Big Boulder Rolls On" raising funds to help support the Big Boulder free festival whilst giving people a great night out in the intimate atmosphere of one of the oldest buildings in the neighbourhood. Please note that under 16s are welcome for free - bring your kids!

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Big Tent And The Gypsy Lantern/the Bronze (holly Taymar And Chris Bilton)

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern are a hugely talented band based in Birmingham who have grown in stature with the release of debut album "Richest Man Today" and a string of well received performances up and down the country from festivals to intimate clubs. Echoes of the Moody Blues and early Genesis abound in their multi layered strummings and ethereal harmonies, but there is a drive and intensity that is all their own. This is music that can flip away in any direction without warning and leave you breathless. Also on the bill we are delighted to welcome Holly Taymar and Chris Bilton under their new title The Bronze. Holly has been a well regarded singer and writer for several years but has really blossomed in partnership with Chris Bilton. Their new name heralds a great leap forward in their already exquisite music. This show is part of "The Big Boulder Rolls On" raising funds to help support the Big Boulder free festival whilst giving people a great night out in the intimate atmosphere of one of the oldest buildings in the neighbourhood. Please note that under 16s are welcome for free - bring your kids!

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Cherry Lee Mewis

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift. Highlights so far have included Cherry being the 'Artist in Session' on Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show where she was invited with her band to record 4 tracks at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Opening up for Robin Trower and Albert Lee, returning to the Mississippi with band member Nick Slater to perform at the Market St Festival in downtown Columbus alongside US blues legend, Super Chikan, following on from Cherry's successful performance at 2010's Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi. Being special guest of Blind Mississippi Morris in the legendary BB King's on the one and only Beale Street in Memphis, and being personally asked by Paul Jones to perform three songs at his annual charity concert at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey which saw Paul and his harmonica joining Cherry onstage for a song. "I recognise that in the fickle world of the hustlin' music game, an artist's strongest asset is their music - songs that will move people long after the image fades. That's what I keep coming back to," she says with a knowing smile, "that's all that matters...."

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Dobet Gnahore, Na Dre Dance

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.30pm Doors

Grammy winner and R3 Music Award Nominee Dobet Gnahore (and her band) is one of the most charismatic in a new wave of African performers. Her Ivory Coast roots combine with a melting-pot of African influences to create an infectious sound to fill the dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Excellent cheap bar, free car parking.

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Award Winning Folk Fusion. The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. The Roving Crows released their new album 'Deliberate Distractions' on 4th Nov, to 4* reviews in the Financial Times and R2 Magazine amongst many more. The Roving Crows' line-up boasts fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, comprising of: Caitlin Barrett - Fiddle player, singer and co-founder of The Roving Crows. An experienced musician with a vast repertoire, her strident and formidable fiddle style has been developed over many years of self-study. Paul O'Neill - Lead singer, guitarist, and front man of The Roving Crows, Paul is a founder member of the band, with a background in theatre and writing he scribes all lyrics for the band. Greg Wilson-Copp Trumpet player and backing vocals Having recently studied Music Technology at Birmingham UCE he has many years of performance experience with various different groups. Tim Tolhurst Drummer and backing vocals Recently graduated in popular music at the University of Gloucestershire; his dynamic, multi-faceted style has been influenced by the likes of Manu Katche, Omar Hakim and Peter Erskine Lawrence Shaw The most recent addition to the band, Loz's bass playing resembles that of Bakithi Kumalo ad Steve Digiorgio. Also an avid music producer, his musical background started out playing guitar in thrash metal bands while studying Music Technology. Winners of Band of the Year at the FATEA Music Awards 2014 Best Live Act Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014 Winners of Best Folk Act at the Exposure Music Awards 2012. Winners of Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player at The Irish Music Awards 2012. "Great party music...I love that band" Paul O'Grady, BBC (April 2012) Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding, BBC (Nov 2012) "One the best Celtic folk/rock bands of the decade" (Alan Tattersall, Cropredy The next folk super group in waiting, Nancy Dunham, folking.com, 2013 www.rovingcrows.com www.facebook.com/therovingcrows www.youtube.com/therovingcrows http://twitter.com/therovingcrows

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Bella Hardy And Cara Luft

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Belper Fleet Arts Doors at 7.30pm

11TH OCTOBER 2014, DOORS 7.30 BELLA HARDY (BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR) AND CARA LUFT FLEET ARTS, BELPER, THE FLEET, DE56 1NU £10 ADVANCE, £12 DOORS TICKETS: TBC featuring... BELLA HARDY Multi award winning (including this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Folk Singer of the Year) Bella Hardy's work has been described as "beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair", she has become one of the most prolific and original voices on the UK folk scene. 2011's award-winning albums "Songs Lost & Stolen" and "The Dark Peak and The White" confirmed her as one of modern folk's finest singers lovingly presenting her songs. 2013 saw the release of Laylam a debut album with Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young. Bella's latest studio album, Battleplan, is her most musically expansive and lyrically personal album to date. www.bellahardy.com CARA LUFT Canadian Cara Luft was a founder member of The Wailin' Jennys and is turning heads with her blend of roots, folk, rock and country music. With her unique Alt-Roots sound, Luft has a richly deserved reputation for her powerfully elegant guitar work, imaginative songwriting and a distinctive voice that penetrates to the core. www.caraluft.com

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The Willows

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9RgELLvYmU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz08n1fwU7Q&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF98lIrlvzc&feature=youtu.be Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About The Willows Jade Rhiannon Vocals, Shruti Box Cliff Ward Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Vocals Ben Savage Guitar, Dobro, Vocals Prue Ward Violin, Vocals Evan Carson Bodhran, Percussion The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, produced by Sean Lakeman will be released on 6th October. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Following numerous gigs in folk clubs all over the the UK supporting the likes of LAU, Seth Lakeman, & Peatbog Faeries and an eponymous EP, the band released debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil in 2013. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Standout festival performances followed at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Secret Garden Party, FolkEast, Folk By The Oak and SommerSound (Germany), helping to build a reputation as a compelling live act. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK Second album Amidst Fiery Skies sees the band further augment their sound with producer Sean Lakeman, new member Evan Carson (bodhran) and guest double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band, The Full English). For the first time the band present original, traditional and covered songs side by side, yet in many ways the record feels like their most homogenous work to date. Stories remain at the heart of the album: The banjo-driven Johnny Robson telling of a man who throws himself into the fire after an apparition of his deceased wife. The heartbreakingly tender Outward Bound (a variant on the Faithful Sailor Boy) depicting a ship's safe return to land without the maiden's lover aboard. Whilst, The Visitor describes a true story of arguably the most heroic lifeboat rescue in British history. The music itself is rich in power, with the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. Following summer festival appearances at Glastonbury, Sark, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Village Pump, Wilderness, Purbeck & Bristol the band will be on tour throughout the UK in September and October. "They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way for such a young band; I think they're really really interesting! Bella's Fury has got a sort of feeling of old timey noir about it... I think it's really amazing!" Mike Harding "...The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... " Maverick Magazine Polished and upbeat a formidable live act For Folk's Sake Engaging and sensitive newgrass musicianship The Willows come across like an English take on Union Station - fRoots

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Robb Johnson And The Irregulars

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at London The Hope and Anchor 8pm

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Kate In The Kettle

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at New Mills Providence URC Church Doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm

Kate is a Scottish musician and composer who is best known in the UK for her work with fellow folk supergroup fiddle-singers Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, and Lucy Farrell. (MOJO top ten folk album 'Laylam' 2013). Marit Falt is a virtuoso Latmandola player, who brings the stark beauty of her native Scandinavian folk music to Kate's musical landscapes. "Although the music has its basis in Scottish fiddle playing, Young looks beyond those borders to Central European, Middle Eastern and Asian folk traditions to create a unique and haunting soundworld" (Bright Young Folk review of 'Swimmings' EP).

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Steve Bonham "songsmith" Album Launch

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Burton upon Trent National Brewery Centre Doors 7.30pm

The launch of Steve Bonham's much-anticipated new album, "Songsmith", in his home region at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-upon-Trent. A superb album, a brilliant venue and some super guest artists should make a night to remember!

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Christopher Rees

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7.00 for 8.00 pm start

Christopher Rees is a solo artist, singer, song writer, multi instrumentalist, band leader, producer and record label director. He performs with a full band and in a solo capacity....at our intimate house concert he'll be solo. Christopher released his 6th album, 'Stand Fast' in February 2013. The album features a tribute to legendary Welsh singer Dorothy Squires.

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Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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The Wilson Family

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at South Normanton Post Mill Centre 7pm

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Autumn/winter Season Ticket - Glen Urquhart Public Hall

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm and 8pm

See all six of our autumn/winter shows (Joy & Andrew Dunlop, Inge Thomson's Da Fishing Hands, Jenna Reid & Kevin Mackenzie, Mairearad & Anna, Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier, and Mike Vass's "In The Wake of Neil Gunn" for the price of five! See events here: http://www.wegottickets.com/glenurquhart

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to the Grand Canyon. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture. Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels, funneling everything - the characters they met, the things they saw, the sounds they heard, the stories they learned - into a mix of rich, detailed folk music and rootsy Americana. McGraw's consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer's soaring and subtly powerful vocals, likened to Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional. McGraw's hard-hitting tunes echo narratives of the culture and landscape of the American West, wherein he thoughtfully spins tales of everyday folks looking for a little something more in their earthly existence. Fer takes a more dreamy approach, evoking complex and ethereal imagery within her sultry and haunting melodies. Her potent electric lead guitar playing, in the vein of jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield, bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night. McGraw and Fer have amassed an admirable résumé and an ever-expanding fan base during their time playing music together. Having toured Europe and the U.S. from coast to coast, performing in highly esteemed theatres to intimate listening rooms, the pair has honed their skills sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Willy Porter, The Swell Season, Tony Furtado, Jeffrey Foucault and many others. '[Seed of a Pine] is a smooth and impressive slice of Americana..The album brims with the confidence of good musicianshipMcGraw and Fer deserve wider recognition.' -The Telegraph (UK) 'Together they have crafted an album that positively brims with excellent songs, fine playing and exquisite vocals.' - -No Depression

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Lizanne Knott

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

'Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott.' Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2 An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA, Lizanne Knotthas been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her. Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables. 'Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project

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Lizanne Knott

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

'Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott.' Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2 An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA, Lizanne Knotthas been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her. Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables. 'Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project

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Charlie Landsborough Live

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hornsea Floral Hall Doors open at 7.30pm

The Spectacular Charlie Landsborough is live at The Floral Hall, Hornsea for the very first time. We have great pleasure in inviting this great singer/song writer to our lovely venue. Watch Charlie on stage in this historic venue, and maybe pop into our Cafe for Pre show snacks or even dinner.

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Laura Veirs

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Laura Veirs

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Mutter Slater Band

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Mutter Slater Band sees the former front man from the 70s cult band Stackridge return to his teenage musical enthusiasms. The new songs (melodically inspired by the soul releases of Stax and Motown and given the gritty edge of American blues, R&B and Country) tell of illicit loves, edgy relationships, human frailties, the devil, and his works. The band, as well as featuring Mutter on lead vocals, flute & guitar, includes Clive Ashley (sax) Chris Cleaver (lead guitar) Dan Wheeler (drums) Ian Olliver (bass) & Tom Hughes (organ). 'One of the great voices of British rock - and he writes a mean song too' BILLY BRAGG 'The best voice this side of Paul Rodgers' PROPERGANDA MAGAZINE www.facebook.com/themutterslaterband www.reverbnation.com/themutterslaterband

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Brigitte Demeyer

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of tables. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to diners. If you'd like a table, 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The South is more than just a place. It's a feeling you get when you're sitting on the porch on a warm summer night sipping sweat tea. It's the haunting comfort that envelops you when you drive the wooded back roads in your hometown. It's the sound of cicadas rustling in the trees. It's the salt, grease and love that goes into every plate of grits served. The South is everywhere, especially in the stories told by Brigitte DeMeyer's music. With her sixth offering, Savannah Road, DeMeyer gives the listener access to a special place in her mind. The title track is inspired by Gregg Allman's book My Cross to Bear. The celebrated musician's biography was DeMeyer's companion and took her in all different, musical and emotional directions. It helped her feel connected to Georgia, the South, and in the process, connected to herself. Due out April 2014, Savannah Road intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough, Savannah Road has been described as "gorgeous and greasy." DeMeyer simply calls it "acoustic soul. DeMeyer has built a solid foundation with her first five albums, collaborating with giants of the Americana drummer/producer Brady Blade, Buddy Miller, Sam Bush, and more recently, Kimbrough-and has shown herself to have a wonderfully natural feel for soul-steeped, blues-infused roots music. The daughter of Belgian and German immigrants, she was born in the Midwest, and at a young age moved to Southern California with her family where she started latching onto rootsy sounds, from Etta James, Mavis Staples and Sly Stone, to her discovery of The Allman Brothers, Steve Earle and of course, Patti Griffin. Before embarking on the quest that brings Brigitte's music to the main stage, she acquired a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of San Diego and, instead of sleeping on random couches and going the "starving artist" route, she took the road less travelled in rock and roll: She got a job. Not wanting to depend on anybody, she worked to make enough money to g! et her music career going, realizing that being self-sufficient was the only way to feel truly content while turning her musical dreams into a reality. Brigitte was able to pay rent and play music. Eventually, she was able to leave the marketing world behind and concentrate on her craft full-time. With a 2010 relocation from California to Nashville, DeMeyer has gained much momentum and visibility as a performing artist, and has built strong musical partnerships through touring, writing and contributing to the community. She is a storyteller. She is the blues personified. Each lyric drips with emotion, curiosity and imagination. "There's something sparkly about each song," DeMeyer says about the story told by Savannah Road. "Boy's Got Soul" is a beautiful anecdote about finding someone who possesses or moves you unexpectedly, in which she uses the term "scrapyard lullabies" (a Chris Whitley reference) over smooth, yet haunting guitar strums. "Home Ground" is a poignant, soulful adventure about finding that special place where you can be free. However, it's "Build Me A Fire" where Brigitte's storytelling mastery really comes to life. It's a personal story, an ode her to the hardships her mother had to overcome during the! Second World War. Besides the aforementioned standout tracks, the entire album is bursting with the same rare passion that is found on old Fleetwood Mac records. Savannah Road is teeming with elements of melancholy, longing, and most of all, each track brings its own little piece of the South. "Mother Nature is boss here," she smiles. "And, there's a spirit here, a vibe in the air that gets absorbed, and it goes into the music." "Think Swamp. Think Spooky. Think Longing. Think heat. Think Sweat. Think Post Civil War Georgia. A vintage wander searching for where you belong. With whom you belong. Nothing but stars and desire as the compass, and the encounters along the way. This is Savannah Road." DeMeyer says. Although the songs stem from DeMeyer and Kimbrough's musical chemistry, they are brought further to life with additional players Brady Blade, keyboardist Jimmy Wallace, guitar/mandolinist Guthrie Trapp, and bassist Chris Donohue. Also featured are the McCrary Sisters, Ricky and Micol Davis of Blue Mother Tupelo, Bassist Michael Rhodes, and Wood Brother's Jano Rix. If there's one thing the listener is sure to take away from Brigitte DeMeyer's music it's that life is more than a destination, it's a journey. From opening for Bob Dylan, to playing with the McCrary Sisters and Buddy Miller, to forming lifelong musical friendships with Blade and Kimbrough, the journey is far from over. With each song, each album, each tour, there is a soul-infused story to tell, and Brigitte DeMeyer is here to tell it. www.brigittedemeyer.com Support from DE'BORAH - www.deborahsmusic.com De'Borah's love for music and words echoes in what double Ivor Novello award-winner, Chris Difford calls 'a delicate and perfect writer'. Receiving airplay from BBC Radio London, BBC 6Music and XFM with her latest 'Waiting Games' EP; the singer/songwriter captivates audiences with a voice that is both pure and strong. Even with her delicacy, De'Borah (pronounced Deh-bor-rah) is not to be taken lightly. Listen close enough to the former BRIT School student, and there's a certain fire in her bones, unafraid to tackle the real issues on your mind...let alone her own.

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Jessica Lee Morgan / Lowri Evans

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Jessica Lee Morgan is an eclectic sort, drawing influences from Joni to Jimi, Freddie to Frankie, but in live gigs mostly found with her guitar. She has been performing all her life. As the daughter of sublime singer Mary Hopkin and legendary record producer Tony Visconti, she tried hard to rebel and become an accountant or a lawyer or something useful, but her roots forced her at last and perhaps belatedly into music and following in their footsteps, as her brother, composer Morgan Visconti, had done from a tender age. She has performed in all sorts of venues and bands in the UK and USA, from jazz to hard rock. Writing songs since she was four, she finally begat her album. 'I Am Not' which features contributions from family and friends. Her songs are about life, love, society and fame, always delivered from the heart and interspersed with a belly laugh. Expect to be asked to sing along. - - - - - - - - - From her first composition at the age of 7 Lowri Evans has followed a musical path which has taken her from her Welsh language roots to studying a degree in Jazz and Pop music, living in Newcastle Upon Tyne to releasing albums in both English and her native Welsh languages. She has appeared at numerous Festivals which include Cambridge Folk Festival, The Green Man, Wychwood, Gate to Southwell Folk, SWN, Village Pump Folk and Celtic Connections, as well as support slots with artists such as Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe and Richie Havens. Inspired by a need to return to her more acoustic roots and deliver an album true to herself, the 10 songs are full of love lost and found, hope and despair, anticipation and anguish. The single 'Corner of my eye' is about how we believe we have all the time in the world to live our lives we'll always be young and that we are in charge of our own destinies. But time catches up with us, we aren't in control and precious things in our lives can be snatched away from us in an instant. I often catch a glimpse of my grandfather out of the corner of my eye. He died 16 years ago but lives very much in my heart. The smallest things can remind us, and for just a second, we believe we really did see them and that they aren't lost to us says Lowri of the album's title track. The album was recorded and produced in various living rooms, bedrooms and sessions at Fflach studio in Cardigan West Wales by Lee Mason and Lowri Evans. Accordion player Andy Cutting and renowned acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson, both BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Musician Winners feature, contributing to 6 songs on the album.

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Joy Dunlop/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Familiar to many from her appearances as presenter, singer, panelist, featured guest and actress on STV, BBC Alba, Radio nan Gaidheal and others, we're delighted to welcome back award-winner Joy Dunlop, making her second appearance at the hall. This time she's accompanied by her equally talented award-winner pianist brother Andrew which will ensure a veritable feast of music - and banter. As if that wasn't enough, there's FREE afternoon tea and home baking in the interval. (Yes, we spoil you). Children £2 each - buy tickets on the door.

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Joy Dunlop/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Familiar to many from her appearances as presenter, singer, panelist, featured guest and actress on STV, BBC Alba, Radio nan Gaidheal and others, we're delighted to welcome back award-winner Joy Dunlop, making her second appearance at the hall. This time she's accompanied by her equally talented award-winner pianist brother Andrew which will ensure a veritable feast of music - and banter. As if that wasn't enough, there's FREE afternoon tea and home baking in the interval. (Yes, we spoil you). Children £2 each - buy tickets on the door.

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Hannah James And Maarja Nuut

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, Live Music starts 2:30pm

Hannah James is a very highly regarded Accordionist, Clog Dancer and Singer. For nine years Hannah was a the vocalist and accordionist with renowned young folk band Kerfuffle, appearing at many festivals in the UK and elsewhere, after Kerfuffle band members Hannah James and Sam Sweeney ventured out as a successful duo. Hannah is a member of Lady Maisery, a vocal harmony trio formed with Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia who is fascinated by the tunes of old village musicians and mind-boggling but at the same time structured patterns. The minimalistic sounds of the looper take the listeners on an imaginary journey over the constantly changing soundscapes which combine traditional dance tunes, songs and stories with live electronics. Her music has been described as peaceful but not in the lazy inactive sense. In her music, she is searching for a lively and relaxed state similar to a cat that is ready to take off in a moment's notice. This state is like an impulse which gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment and concentrate, which alters the way of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always now and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago. This is how she tells us her intimate stories using fiddles, her voice and modern electronics.

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Charlotte Carpenter

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Northampton NN Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling's breathless insight with Daughter's ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP's under her belt, her most recent 'Whole' EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter Charts, followed with a recent download-only track 'Siren Song' which... received a spin on Lauren Laverne's 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences. Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte's spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk's Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing. Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will 'soon be anointed alt's newest darling.' Charlotte will be performing at NN Café with her full band

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Nominated for Best Duo & for Emerging Talent Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage.Their work together combines an exquisite command of their instruments with lyrics steeped in the tradition of English songwriting, and in ageless stories of love and loss. One of the hottest tickets in folk Mark Radcliffe Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses.

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Kate In The Kettle + Support

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Kate in the Kettle is an eclectic mix of folk/world music styles combined with new songs written by Kate Young. Kate, (who also performs with Eliza Carthy in Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young - ***** Songlines magazine, and Moulettes) combines fiddle tunes and techniques with song in a unique way, while accompanied by Marit Falt (Vamm, Rona & Marit - Winner of the BBC Young Trad Award 2012). October will see the release of 'Swimmings of the Head' their debut album, produced by Andy Bell.

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Rory Mcleod At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! 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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Emma Sweeney

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Emma was introduced to Irish music aged seven, taking tin whistle classes under Sligo's Marian Eagan. At ten years of age she progressed onto the fiddle, taught by Colin Farrell and later, Andy Dinan. Her potential flourished further under the mentorship of Mike McGoldrick, who encouraged and tutored her in whistle and fiddle. Although Emma's career is young, she has amassed an abundance of live experience performing alongside a whole raft of revered traditional musicians, including Dick Gaughan, Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman, Ed Boyd, Luke Daniels, Donald Shaw, Eamon McElholm, Ian Flecture, Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Andy Dinan, Tony Byrne, Matt Griffin, Mick O'brien, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Donal Lunny, Martin O'Connor and John Joe Kelly.

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Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Faustus

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FAUSTUS Featuring Saul Rose of Waterson Carthy and Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus are one of English folk music's most distinctive bands. Their masterful blend of subtlety and attack led the Daily Telegraph to describe them as an act of exceptional class switching from song to tune, from instrument to voice, few acts are better able to capture the energy and depth within the English tradition. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. faustusband.com

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Faustus

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FAUSTUS Featuring Saul Rose of Waterson Carthy and Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus are one of English folk music's most distinctive bands. Their masterful blend of subtlety and attack led the Daily Telegraph to describe them as an act of exceptional class switching from song to tune, from instrument to voice, few acts are better able to capture the energy and depth within the English tradition. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. faustusband.com

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Cherry Lee Mewis Band At The Famous Monday Blues

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http:///.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Cherry Lee Mewis Band At The Famous Monday Blues

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http:///.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Left Lane Cruiser

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

This whiskey fueled two-man frenzy of blues-driven rock'n'roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin' good time. Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. The raw blues duo of LLC have practiced through thick and thin to hone a sound unlike any other and have been together long enough to have previously released a couple of self-produced EPs. Let your soul drive what you do is the premise of their music, give it all you got, and everything is an instrument: trash cans, paint trays, hubcaps, ladders, you name it. Learning their craft by playing at house parties, at the corner streets of their home town, and rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. They have toured relentlessly, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, Black Diamond Heavies, Hillstomp, and Chris Cotton among others. They have also appeared at the infamous Deep Blues festival in River Falls Wisconsin in 2007. Bring Yo' Ass To The Table is the culmination of everything these boys have experienced as a band during the four years of their existence, it's greasy hot, shaved dry, and crazier than your smokin' methed-up ex-girlfriend who keeps singin' ÔDown By The River I Shot My Baby' thru a two-dollar pawn shop mic she jerry-rigged thru that ol' gunshot black & white TV in the backyard and dedicating it to you with love m*therf*cker to quote Deep Blues guru Rick Saunders.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Kate In The Kettle

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Kate Young is a fiddle player, singer,composer and teacher from Scotland who's musical journey is constantly enticed by songs, stories, medicinal remedies and the ways of the natural world, some of which become part of her ever-changing creative expressions. Kate spent much of her teenage years developing her own song-writing style, steeped in the natural landscapes of Borthwick, where she grew up. She decided to continue on this musical path and graduated from Newcastle University with a First-Class Honours degree in BMus Folk and Traditional Music, majoring in Voice and Fiddle. It was on that course that she learned a great many things about playing and singing in different ways. Perhaps the most important thing that happened there was when American fiddle-singer, Laura Cortese gave a workshop in how to accompany a song with the fiddle. This brought about a revolutionary idea for Kate as a seed was planted in the beggining of bringing the two worlds of fiddle playing and songwriting that she had long ventured upon, closer together. Years later, Kate had spent most of her time on even more musical adventures with this fiddle-voice combination, as she endeavoured to push those instruments out of their comfortable arm-chairs and explore her voice as an instrument more than a means to tell a story, and the fiddle as useful accompaniment for that. She had truly found something special when her voice box resonated so close to the sound chamber of the fiddle, dancing together to create a sound of great diversity and poignancy. She had the privilege to become a member of World-music band, Ethno in Transit and travel the world playing and collecting all sorts of tunes and songs. After graduating she worked as a researcher as part of a project through Newcastle Univeristy called En-Compass, where a team of people working in the arts and world heritage travelled to Kenya, Hainan Province in China and British Guyana in order to gather artefacts - such as tribal song and dance rituals for an exhibition. Some of theier research can be found here: www.en-compass.ac.uk . Kate has also worked along-side Mercury Music Prize nominee and multiple BBC Folk Award winner, Eliza Carthy, in a "Fiddle-Singers' concert with Bella Hardy and Lucy Farrell. Kate also plays her own material, inspired by traditions and her imagination in the trio, Kate in the Kettle. She has also had some wonderful opportunities to compose scores for different musical ensembles. In 2011, she worked with a quartet from The Sage Gateshead's Northern Sinfonia orchestra to perform her piece, 'Wing'd Entropy', in Kathryn Tickell's 'Create' project. Kate continues to expand her repertoire for quartets, experimenting with the combination of song-writing also. In 2009, she was awarded the Alan Hull Award for Song Writing and Composing.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Kate In The Kettle

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Kate Young is a fiddle player, singer,composer and teacher from Scotland who's musical journey is constantly enticed by songs, stories, medicinal remedies and the ways of the natural world, some of which become part of her ever-changing creative expressions. Kate spent much of her teenage years developing her own song-writing style, steeped in the natural landscapes of Borthwick, where she grew up. She decided to continue on this musical path and graduated from Newcastle University with a First-Class Honours degree in BMus Folk and Traditional Music, majoring in Voice and Fiddle. It was on that course that she learned a great many things about playing and singing in different ways. Perhaps the most important thing that happened there was when American fiddle-singer, Laura Cortese gave a workshop in how to accompany a song with the fiddle. This brought about a revolutionary idea for Kate as a seed was planted in the beggining of bringing the two worlds of fiddle playing and songwriting that she had long ventured upon, closer together. Years later, Kate had spent most of her time on even more musical adventures with this fiddle-voice combination, as she endeavoured to push those instruments out of their comfortable arm-chairs and explore her voice as an instrument more than a means to tell a story, and the fiddle as useful accompaniment for that. She had truly found something special when her voice box resonated so close to the sound chamber of the fiddle, dancing together to create a sound of great diversity and poignancy. She had the privilege to become a member of World-music band, Ethno in Transit and travel the world playing and collecting all sorts of tunes and songs. After graduating she worked as a researcher as part of a project through Newcastle Univeristy called En-Compass, where a team of people working in the arts and world heritage travelled to Kenya, Hainan Province in China and British Guyana in order to gather artefacts - such as tribal song and dance rituals for an exhibition. Some of theier research can be found here: www.en-compass.ac.uk . Kate has also worked along-side Mercury Music Prize nominee and multiple BBC Folk Award winner, Eliza Carthy, in a "Fiddle-Singers' concert with Bella Hardy and Lucy Farrell. Kate also plays her own material, inspired by traditions and her imagination in the trio, Kate in the Kettle. She has also had some wonderful opportunities to compose scores for different musical ensembles. In 2011, she worked with a quartet from The Sage Gateshead's Northern Sinfonia orchestra to perform her piece, 'Wing'd Entropy', in Kathryn Tickell's 'Create' project. Kate continues to expand her repertoire for quartets, experimenting with the combination of song-writing also. In 2009, she was awarded the Alan Hull Award for Song Writing and Composing.

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Catfish Keith Live At Buchanan Memorial Hall

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Milton of Buchanan Memorial Hall 8pm

US acoustic bluesman plays an exclusive show at Buchanan Memorial Hall, Milton of Buchanan, Drymen, by Glasgow. NOTE: early show - doors 7.30pm, music starts 8pm sharp! NO BAR - Bring your own bottle

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Matt Edwards Band / Tom Michell Trio

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Double Bill of 2 up and coming bands, both 3 piece. Matt Edwards Band - Having supported Buddy Whittington and impressed the audience (along with Buddy and band) we asked him back! Matt Edwards is an original blues rock musician from the south of England. His music is passionate, alternative blues, packed full of groove and power. Matt released his debut album 'Follow The Plan' in 2012, writing and playing all of the instruments himself. Today Matt has recruited an exciting live band with Alan Davies on Bass Guitar and Andy Norris on Drums, and is playing across the UK and Europe n 2014 with a host of new songs ready for his second album. Different to your average blues band, check out 'The Matt Edwards Band' live. Tom Michell Trio - 'Despite coming from eclectic musical backgrounds, it's a shared passion for the blues that brings 'The Tom Michell Trio' together with such commanding force. Tom's influences (Stevie Ray Vaughn, B B King, johnny Winter and Hendrix to name a few) are prominent in his playing, but that's not to say he hasn't developed an infectious sound of his own in electric guitar and slide style - coupled with gutsy,impassioned vocals which remind you what the blues is really all about. Expect a riff fuelled set spanning from the Texas scene to groove based rhythm & blues, backed up with thunderous basslines from Pete Thomas and contagious rhythms from Tom Sibly on drums. This power house trio will lead you down a rough and raw path that you'd thought had been closed off decades ago. 'They don't play the blues like that anymore' - these guys will prove you wrong...'

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Zachary Lucky

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

ZACHARY LUCKY TRULY IS THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THE MASSIVE CANADIAN FOLK SCENE. WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SONGWRITING AND AN EAR FOR DELICATE ARRANGEMENTS - LUCKY'S SONGS WILL HAUNT YOU AND REMIND YOU OF WHAT COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC WAS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS. ITS SAFE TO SAY THAT LUCKY IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE OUTLAW COUNTRY - SINGER SONGWRITER MOVEMENT. SETTLE DOWN AND FIND A HOME IN BEING LONESOME WITH ZACHARY LUCKY'S "THE BALLAD OF LOSING YOU."

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James Yorkston

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Liverpool Leaf Doors 8pm

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Positively Fourth Street: Songs From The Village

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

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

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Left Lane Cruiser

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 7.30pm

This whiskey-fuelled three-man frenzy of blues-driven rock'n'roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin' good time. Left Lane Cruiser feature Joe Evans on slide guitar and vocals with Brenn Beck on one big-ass bass drum, harmonica and a toolbox full of percussive gear. Honing their craft while playing to house parties and on street corners of their home town, plus rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal high voltage take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. 'Left Lane Cruiser takes the collected knowledge that human kind has accumulated on blues, garage rock, punky garage and bluesy garage and compresses it into a dark matter that they then double barrel shotgun blast into your head' - Green Bay Scene

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Jennifer Crook Trio

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

London debut for the Jennifer Crook Trio celebrating the release of 'Carnforth Station' (September 15th 2014) "Amazingthe kind of thing that gives modern folk a good name" Zeitgeist Jennifer Crook's new album was recorded and mixed at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Box following a very impressive (Pledge Music) crowd-funding campaign earlier this year. Produced by Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega, Stevie Nicks), the record features Jennifer's live trio: cellist Bethany Porter (Eliza Carthy Band, Newton Faulkner) and guitarist/accordionist, Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven), and special guests Kevin Brown (lap steel) and Miranda Sykes (double bass and vocals). " Jennifer is a rare talent, creating wonderful atmospheric, poetic songs with gorgeous accompaniment - superb instrumentalists and instruments - especially her own harp and of course featuring her beautiful voice. These songs are like short stories, photographs, movies truly captivating and magical." SWT (producer) In a career that has led her from the BBC Young Tradition Award to touring with Snow Patrol, Jennifer has earned a reputation as an outstanding harp player as well as an acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Jennifer's last album, produced by Boo Hewerdine, earned her excellent reviews, national airplay and a live session with the legendary Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Jennifer wrote many of the songs for 'Carnforth Station' on the lever harp, and much of her musical history (elements of trad. Irish, bluegrass and alt country), finds it's way into this collection of songs exploring life's journey's and transitions; moving on, letting go, joy, loss, hope. This is beautiful, rootsy, acoustic folk that draws on Jennifer's Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it's story-telling. With the combination of great musicianship, and wonderful songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, this will be an evening of first class contemporary folk. "Utterly beguiling" Properganda "A class act" - R2 "A great singer, great harp player... beautiful stuff" Mike Harding A vocalist of sublime power... gently luring the listener into a web of disarming surrender fRoots "****Brilliant" Maverick www.jennifercrook.com

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Jimmy Livingstone Uk Tour

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm

There will be a support act for this gig. Music starts at 8pm

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Nic & Joe Jones

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Blues And Balkan

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Island Arts Studio 8pm-11pm

Robin and Tony play an eclectic blend of Blues/Roots/ Acoustic music with influences ranging from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Junior Parker, Doc Watson, all performed in their own totally individual style. They play their music straight from the heart and always engage and entertain their audience...Robin Bibi plays acoustic guitar/resonator and Stomp Box. Tony Marten plays Double Bass, fretless bass guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo.They both sing. Yendva Yendva play folk music from the Balkans, other Eastern Europe regions, and beyond. Their music reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism. This is music to touch the heart! Meals: The Prince Regent serves a good range of meals. However, if you want to eat there, please plan to eat before the performance since there will not be room in the performance space for meals.

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Blues And Balkan

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Island Arts Studio 8pm-11pm

Robin and Tony play an eclectic blend of Blues/Roots/ Acoustic music with influences ranging from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Junior Parker, Doc Watson, all performed in their own totally individual style. They play their music straight from the heart and always engage and entertain their audience...Robin Bibi plays acoustic guitar/resonator and Stomp Box. Tony Marten plays Double Bass, fretless bass guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo.They both sing. Yendva Yendva play folk music from the Balkans, other Eastern Europe regions, and beyond. Their music reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism. This is music to touch the heart! Meals: The Prince Regent serves a good range of meals. However, if you want to eat there, please plan to eat before the performance since there will not be room in the performance space for meals.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2014 Bella Hardy reunites with Juno award-winning singer-songwriter guitarist Cara Luft for an eight-date tour, following their creative residency in Alberta, Canada, in 2013. Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in partnership with Music PEI (Prince Edward Island) and Folk Music Canada, these tours are borne out of a developing relationship between England and Canada, which supports artists' development and collaboration. As well as performing solo material on the tours, the musicians will showcase new music that they written collaboratively during the first leg of their exchanges. About Bella Hardy With a Masters degree in Music from Newcastle University, Bella Hardy first came to widespread public recognition when she was nominated in the Best Original Song category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007 for Three Black Feathers the first song she ever wrote. In 2012, she won that same award for her powerful and moving account of life as a 19th century Stornoway Herring Girl. A fixture on the festival and folk club scene, Bella has sung in at the Royal Albert Hall during The Proms, co-written with former Beautiful South guitarist David Rotheray, for his concept album The Life of Birds, and composed the music for Radio 4's The People's Post a documentary on the history of the Post Office.  2013 saw the release of her latest album Battleplan and a new release with Brit folk trailblazer Eliza Carthy and friends Lucy Farrell and Kate Young and 2014 saw her crowned as BBC Folk Singer of the Year. www.bellahardy.com About Cara Luft Singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire Cara is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth. Her third solo album, Darlingford, is a stunning collection of songs drawn from her recent life experiences informed by her indomitably optimistic spirit and impeccable musical instincts. Recorded primarily in old wooden churches and home studios across the Canadian prairies, the album shines a bright light on Cara's skill at turning personal heartbreak into resonating universal themes. Cara deserves her reputation as one of Canada's finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style comes wrapped in a warm and delicious sense of humour. A co-founder of The Wailin' Jennys, Cara was the spark behind the group and since leaving has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe. www.caraluft.com We are delighted that Bella & Cara are able to visit The Shakespeare as part of this exciting tour. The evening promises to be a special, memorable event.

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C.o.m.e (the Complexities Of Modern Existence)

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Performance starts @ 8pm.

C.O.M.E. (the complexities of modern existance) - part one. ....From the creators of Folkadot, Sound Bites and Unstable Promotions comes a brand new type of night with a brand new format! FEATURING... Jonny Berliner: Truly the Godfather of Geek-Pop, Jonny Berliner is Science's most wonderful and famous troubadour. He has written for the Guardian Science podcast, has been featured in Nature, and writes and performs the best science songs around (go online and check out D.N.A.). As much musician as science lover, Jonny's is a show not to miss! www.jonnyberliner.com Sophie Scott + two very very special guests: Sophie is a professor of neuroscience at UCL and one of the UKs leading science communicators. She studies the effects of music on the brain (amongst other things like swearing and the brain). She is currently working with one of UK's leading beatboxers (so famous we're not aloud to use his name in the publicity) and one of the UKs leading producers (again too famous for us to use his name). This combination of beatboxing, brain function and music will be unlike anything you've seen before! MyndPlay: MyndPlay is a multi platform media player that allows you to control video and movies with your mind using your NeuroSky Headset. EEG is performed live on stage and the signals are translated to all sorts of formats... including skealetrics sets! A totally new must see that you will be talking about for weeks to come! Other exciting surprises to be revealed on the night! This night is in aid of 'Place 2 Be', a charity that deliver mental health support to kids in school. Money raised from the night will go towards counselling sessions for kids and their parents to ensure they can make the most of their education and avoid serious mental health issues later on in life.

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C.o.m.e (the Complexities Of Modern Existence)

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Performance starts @ 8pm.

C.O.M.E. (the complexities of modern existance) - part one. ....From the creators of Folkadot, Sound Bites and Unstable Promotions comes a brand new type of night with a brand new format! FEATURING... Jonny Berliner: Truly the Godfather of Geek-Pop, Jonny Berliner is Science's most wonderful and famous troubadour. He has written for the Guardian Science podcast, has been featured in Nature, and writes and performs the best science songs around (go online and check out D.N.A.). As much musician as science lover, Jonny's is a show not to miss! www.jonnyberliner.com Sophie Scott + two very very special guests: Sophie is a professor of neuroscience at UCL and one of the UKs leading science communicators. She studies the effects of music on the brain (amongst other things like swearing and the brain). She is currently working with one of UK's leading beatboxers (so famous we're not aloud to use his name in the publicity) and one of the UKs leading producers (again too famous for us to use his name). This combination of beatboxing, brain function and music will be unlike anything you've seen before! MyndPlay: MyndPlay is a multi platform media player that allows you to control video and movies with your mind using your NeuroSky Headset. EEG is performed live on stage and the signals are translated to all sorts of formats... including skealetrics sets! A totally new must see that you will be talking about for weeks to come! Other exciting surprises to be revealed on the night! This night is in aid of 'Place 2 Be', a charity that deliver mental health support to kids in school. Money raised from the night will go towards counselling sessions for kids and their parents to ensure they can make the most of their education and avoid serious mental health issues later on in life.

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The London Bulgarian Choir

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Griffin Gallery 7.30 pm

Enjoy an evening of spine-tingling music from Bulgaria: choral music and traditional folk songs which have survived centuries of foreign influence to emerge with extraordinarily dissonant harmonies, exotic scales, compelling rhythms, and exuberant trills and hiccups. Led by Dessislava Stefanova, a former singer with the legendary Philip Koutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble in Sofia, the choir's notable achievements include winning BBC Radio 3 Open Choir of the Year and collaborating with numerous rock, jazz and classical musicians, and with Xbox on the soundtrack of the recently released game Halo 4. This event runs alongside an art exhibition by The Magma Group which is on display until 14th November 2014

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The London Bulgarian Choir

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Griffin Gallery 7.30 pm

Enjoy an evening of spine-tingling music from Bulgaria: choral music and traditional folk songs which have survived centuries of foreign influence to emerge with extraordinarily dissonant harmonies, exotic scales, compelling rhythms, and exuberant trills and hiccups. Led by Dessislava Stefanova, a former singer with the legendary Philip Koutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble in Sofia, the choir's notable achievements include winning BBC Radio 3 Open Choir of the Year and collaborating with numerous rock, jazz and classical musicians, and with Xbox on the soundtrack of the recently released game Halo 4. This event runs alongside an art exhibition by The Magma Group which is on display until 14th November 2014

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Jimmy Livingstone Uk Tour

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys Doors at 7.30pm

Doors at 7.30. Music at 8.30pm. This is Jimmy's third trip to Brighton. He played at the Dome supporting Lucinda Williams last year and at the Greys earlier this year on his first headline UK tour.

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

From the Midlands to London, and beyond... Jimmy Livingstone's story is one he doesn't need me to recount (nip over to his website for his tale - and I'm sure he'll regale us with a few on the night). His music, big tunes, 'a splash of Americana and a sliver of soul' is getting Jimmy noticed. I first noticed him at The Dome Brighton, chosen as support artist on her 2013 UK tour by Lucinda Williams, when he played her Brighton Festival date. Recording his album 'One Eye Open, One Eye closed' led Jimmy Livingstone to a variety of studios, garage, bedrooms, basements from London to LA and the Mohave Desert, with musicians that include Frank Zappa's old brass section, Spiritualized's guitarist and the great Doug Pettibone, guitarist with Lucinda Williams (nice coincidence: Doug's also played The Greys and the Hanover Community Centre many years back with Kevin Montgomery). Touring solo, for the second time this year that rich, crooning voice and big heart will again be on display up close in The Greys. He'll have an exclusive new EP on offer this time around, too. 'refreshingly down to earth, beautifully crafted and soulfully uplifting' (Music Week). 'goes straight for the jugular, emulating the best of Glen Campbell's big budget 70's recordings' (Americana UK)

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Karine Polwart

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A performance from one of Scotland's foremost female folk singers, Karine Polwart. "Orchestral yet intimate which perfectly complements Polwart's intelligently sincere lyrics" Songlines ***** Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in association with Songlines Magazine

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The Jennifer Crook Trio

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

"Amazing.the kind of thing that gives modern folk a good name" Zeitgeist Jennifer's songwriting draws on her Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it's story-telling. A multi-instrumentalist, Jennifer sings, plays harp, guitar and banjo and performs with her trio cellist Bethany Porter (Eliza Carthy Band, Newton Faulkner) and guitarist and accordionist, Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven). Jennifer and her trio are recording her third solo album at Real World Studios to be released in June 2014. With the combination of great musicianship and songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, this is first class contemporary folk. "Utterly beguiling" Properganda A Class Act R2 With a life-long passion for real song-craft, a beautifully natural and engaging singing voice, and her considerable instrumental skills on the lever harp and guitar, Jennifer's live performances are gaining her a growing following across the UK and beyond. Jennifer's latest album was produced by highly acclaimed songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and also features guest vocals from Eddi Reader & Darrell Scott (Robert Plant's Band of Joy). The vivid storytelling, beautiful imagery and infectious melodies on Merry Go Round' have earned her excellent reviews, national airplay and a live session on BBC Radio 2 with the legendary Bob Harris. "I'm really really loving the new album Merry-Go-Round - it's beautiful" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Jennifer has toured the UK with her own shows and with Boo Hewerdine. She has also opened for Declan O'Rourke, Chris Difford, Reg Meuross, Iain Archer and Clive Gregson and recently began working as a duo with songwriter Andrew Cresswell Davis (The Korgis, Stackridge). An extremely versatile musician, Jennifer has recorded for BBC television and international stars, and performed live with many artists and bands - including a major tour with Snow Patrol playing the electric harp. She began performing her own songs in a duo with Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) in 2006 and is now equally respected for her songwriting talents as for her outstanding harp playing, performing at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival and working alongside Charlie Dore and Reg Meuross for The London Song Company. "I see the depth in Jennifer's songwriting. I see hope and experience - very strong in both" - Darrell Scott www.jennifercrook.com

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Klezmer + Slide Guitar Songs

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London The Prince Regent 8.00-11pm

Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for all-original music in the style of the early folk/blues artists with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs make you move, make you think, make you smile. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark tells the stories behind the songs, covering some of the history of the original blues and its era and all manner of modern-day topics. Balabustah consists of Chris Taylor (accordion) and Dov Levitski (violin), who formed this duo in January 2000. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, and original compositions. Chris has performed in bands since the age of fourteen and also performs with The Walking Wounded, a Balkan gypsy rock band. Dov has been playing the violin since he was ten. As well as composing Dov also performs with The Crispy Hot Club, a gypsy jazz swing trio.

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Klezmer + Slide Guitar Songs

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London The Prince Regent 8.00-11pm

Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for all-original music in the style of the early folk/blues artists with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs make you move, make you think, make you smile. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark tells the stories behind the songs, covering some of the history of the original blues and its era and all manner of modern-day topics. Balabustah consists of Chris Taylor (accordion) and Dov Levitski (violin), who formed this duo in January 2000. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, and original compositions. Chris has performed in bands since the age of fourteen and also performs with The Walking Wounded, a Balkan gypsy rock band. Dov has been playing the violin since he was ten. As well as composing Dov also performs with The Crispy Hot Club, a gypsy jazz swing trio.

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Lily & Meg

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Lily & Meg punctuate their vocals with guitar, harmonica and banjo, their voices imbued with that simple, yet crucial, power to hold a room spellbound." Mail Online Lyrics that flow so naturally, sung by two perfectly woven voices, and accompanied by their own expert playing. Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net Lily & Meg are a multi-instrumental acoustic roots duo blending banjo, guitar, keys, harmonica and vocals. Lily originally from Birmingham and Meg from London, they met in the South West town of Falmouth in April 2012 and sparked a natural musical partnership after discovering a mutual love for intricate harmonies, captivating lyrics and timeless song-writing. The past year has been extremely exciting for Lily & Meg. They supported the likes of Brit Award Winning producer Ethan Johns, Seth Lakeman and Nick Mulvey, and completed their first national tour supporting singer-songwriter, Ruarri Joseph. They have self-released two EP's 'Songs For Jasper' in Oct 2013 and a live EP, 'In The Water' which they launched in April 2014 to a sold-out crowd at St Pancras Old Church in London. Media attention for their 'In The Water' EP includes a feature on BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net, BBC Introducing and a television appearance with BBC Spotlight South West. This summer they look forward to a string of UK festivals including, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Somersault.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

BBC Folk Singer of the Year (and former York student) Bella joins Juno award-winning Canadian performer Cara (ex Wailin' Jennys) for a very special night. Expect a rich blend of traditional British music and Canadian folk, wrapped in on-stage chemistry, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and stirring narratives.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

BBC Folk Singer of the Year (and former York student) Bella joins Juno award-winning Canadian performer Cara (ex Wailin' Jennys) for a very special night. Expect a rich blend of traditional British music and Canadian folk, wrapped in on-stage chemistry, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and stirring narratives.

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Kimber's Men

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Huddersfield Bar 1:22 8pm

Kimber's Men were formed in the summer of 2001 and in those early days the group comprised Neil Kimber - ship's bosun, John Bromley - ship's cook, Joe Stead - ship's doctor, and Roger 'Tonky' Hepworth the ship's cabin boy. But in the summer of 2004 Roger was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and sadly he passed away in April 2005. Kimber's Men realized they would never sound the same again. Roger was missed not only for his wonderful harmonies and guitar playing, but for his friendship and advice always warmly given. Neil and Roger had been singing together as a duo in West Yorkshire since 1966 whilst John burst upon the folk scene a little later in 1972 as a member of Hebric. John, who has a voice similar to Paul Robeson also sings with the local operatic society in Halifax and is a member of The Bradshaw Mummers who can be seen in quaint outfits throughout most summers at various festivals acting out the important chapters of English history. John sang lead bass with Northern Ballet at Leeds Playhouse for the winter season of Mozart's Requiem. Meanwhile Joe Stead had begun a professional career in London in 1966 which eventually took him to various parts of the world and more recently the first Valparaiso Festival of the Sea in Chile. Joe has performed in concert in America with Pete Seeger twice and also sung at a garden party with Paul Robeson in London in 1958. Neil also sang in concert with Pete Seeger when he and Joe crossed the Atlantic with Paul Downes to perform in a concert in New Jersey to raise funds for the Delaware Valley River Project. David Buckley joined Kimber's Men at the end of April 2006. David is an actor and a singer performed in musicals and with the Halifax Operatic Society. When we found him he was playing the part of Captain Smith in 'Titanic the Musical'. We managed to grab him by his shirt tails before he went down with the ship. David sang tenor harmony and wrote some wonderful songs: I will always be there, Asleep in the sand, Stan the Shantyman and Mama Wind, being just four of them. David left the group in August 2013 for personal reasons having undergone major heart surgery earlier that year. He has now starting singing solo as well as going back to his old roots with a country rock band. In June 2007 Gareth Scott joined the quartet to make our number up to 5. Gareth is a fabulous blues singer and this added a new dimension to the group and with David leaving the band Michael Beeke quickly took his place armed with bagpipes giving the band an even further new dimension. Bagpipes in a shanty band must be a first surely.

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Beverly Smith And John Grimm (usa)

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Bluegrass duo from USA with Welsh cawl supper

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Eddie Upton: "past Delights"

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Eddie Upton celebrates 50 years as a fine singer of English folk songs.

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Eddie Upton: "past Delights"

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Eddie Upton celebrates 50 years as a fine singer of English folk songs.

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Steven James Adams

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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The Ukrainians !

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Ukrainians..one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.

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The Lindisfarne Story

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell present a 2 hour trip through the history of this special band It starts with them meeting as young schoolboys in the North-East. The story visits all the major albums and events that occured . It is by turns very funny , really interesting a bit moving a a bit social history, and a fitting tribute . They play off each other like a classic double act . It is done through the medium of spoken word , video, photographs , and visits the classic songs. Having already seen it I know what an excellent evening is in store. N.B ALL SEATS ARE UNRESERVED

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Rod Picott

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newcastle upon Tyne Gosforth Civic Hall Doors 7:45pm

Rod Picott returns to Newcastle following a fantastic gig last year. Rod is supported by local band Gilded Thieves, who's unique folk/rock style is gaining them a loyal following. Demand will be high so please book your tickets early!

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist who is already garnering critical acclaim. His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs (which are also being widely praised in their own right - his most poignant composition, Jo Glenton, winning the Alistair Hulett Memorial Award for Political Song-writing). His guitar playing, described as 'stunning' , is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident. According to the Root and Branch Review Ewan "may well be the best singer you'll hear all year" while Maverick has claimed he is "quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!" BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding has said of Ewan 'he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he's terrific!' And Martin Simpson states that "only once in a while do you hear a new voice, a new sound that is really worth listening to, Ewan McLennan is one such!" NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist who is already garnering critical acclaim. His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs (which are also being widely praised in their own right - his most poignant composition, Jo Glenton, winning the Alistair Hulett Memorial Award for Political Song-writing). His guitar playing, described as 'stunning' , is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident. According to the Root and Branch Review Ewan "may well be the best singer you'll hear all year" while Maverick has claimed he is "quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!" BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding has said of Ewan 'he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he's terrific!' And Martin Simpson states that "only once in a while do you hear a new voice, a new sound that is really worth listening to, Ewan McLennan is one such!" NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moscow Drug Club

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 pm - Performance 8:00 pm

Johnny Coppin accompanied by Paul Burgess provide an evening of fantastic musical entertainment. Johnny's soaring voice sings the traditional folk songs of the Gloucestershire area like no other. He also speclalisies in putting music to the words of the war poets with great sensativity. Paul is a classically trained recorder player, raconteur and a leading authority on English Folk Violin. Together they are magic!

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Tim Eriksen: Hardcore Americana

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music. 'Stark songs and breakneck picking' New York Times 'Among the world's finest folk practitioners' Toronto Star 'One of the best voices in music' T Bone Burnett timeriksenmusic.com

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Maz O'connor

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Maz 's new album, 'This Willowed Light' has been produced by multi-folk-award-winning Jim Moray and will be released in July 2014. The Observer described it as 'the perfect blend of youthfulness and gravitas' and tipped it as 'the folk album of the year thus far'. Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses.

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Banco De Gaia

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm, 3am Curfew CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Banco De Gaia

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm, 3am Curfew CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Brixham Folk Club/bats Presents Appaloosas

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

From way out in the Wild West - of Dartmoor - come Appaloosas. They play Old-Time and Appalachian, the music that became American music. Rooted in songs and tunes carried by settlers from the British Isles, it was familiar musical home comforts for generations of emigrants. Music from tough times telling of the unchanging human condition, from anonymous, long-dead voices but still resonating today. Supported by Martin Scragg, active in the folk revival for over 40 years, singing mostly traditional Anglo- Irish and Scottish material, with a fair amount of more contemporary songs written within the traditional mould.

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Brixham Folk Club/bats Presents Appaloosas

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

From way out in the Wild West - of Dartmoor - come Appaloosas. They play Old-Time and Appalachian, the music that became American music. Rooted in songs and tunes carried by settlers from the British Isles, it was familiar musical home comforts for generations of emigrants. Music from tough times telling of the unchanging human condition, from anonymous, long-dead voices but still resonating today. Supported by Martin Scragg, active in the folk revival for over 40 years, singing mostly traditional Anglo- Irish and Scottish material, with a fair amount of more contemporary songs written within the traditional mould.

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Withered Hand

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Manchester Kraak Gallery 7.30pm

New Gods is the long-awaited second album by Withered Hand (aka Edinburgh-based folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson), released earlier this year via Fortuna POP! (UK/Europe) and Slumberland (US/Canada). The eleven meditations on love, fidelity and transience therein see Willson's songwriting hit dizzying heights: by turns confessional and melancholy, raucous and life-affirming; his trademark dark humour turned down a wee notch; life, in all its many facets, turned up to full. Active in the world of visual art and dabbling in music for many years, Dan Willson came late to singing and songwriting at age 30, in a period of reflection between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child. The resultant material, much of which went on to become the album Good News, was praised for its depth and startling honesty, and won him accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone and Mojo, as well as fans from Jarvis Cocker to Marc Riley. The ensuing years saw him embraced by the now-defunct Fife-based musical powerhouse the Fence Collective and his songs picked up by MTV and cult series Skins. A prolific live performer, Withered Hand's live shows have recent included Pam Berry of seminal 90s US noise-pop band Black Tambourine (who also contributes vocals to the new album) amid a rotating cast of musical friends embellishing Dan's exuberant and original songwriting, alongside his fragile and uplifting solo performances. Aided by a grant from arts council body Creative Scotland, New Gods saw Withered Hand entering a proper studio for the first time to work with legendary Scottish producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Mountain Goats, Teenage Fanclub), and features guest appearances from a veritable who's who of Scottish music including King Creosote, Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines, and members of Belle & Sebastian (Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes) and Frightened Rabbit (Scott Hutchison). The five years since Good News was recorded has seen Willson honing his craft, building his audience and gaining critical momentum. The new album is a beautifully executed collection of songs from one of Scotland's most gifted songwriters. 'Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks on this banjo-tinged brand of Caledonian gospel' Mojo, 4* 'The UK's best lyricist' King Creosote

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Under The Bridge 3

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at March Town Hall Doors 7pm Concert start 7.30pm

A celebration of the Acoustic Guitar Featuring GARETH PEARSON with PHIL HARE PETE RYDER TOM HARLOCK & AIMEE PEART-WEBB

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Under The Bridge 3

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at March Town Hall Doors 7pm Concert start 7.30pm

A celebration of the Acoustic Guitar Featuring GARETH PEARSON with PHIL HARE PETE RYDER TOM HARLOCK & AIMEE PEART-WEBB

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Folklore Presents .. Neil Mcsweeney

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Gallery Cafe Doors 7:45pm

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Bella Hardy

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Saltburn The Victoria 7.30pm

BELLA HARDY : BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2014 - SINGER OF THE YEAR It's been six years since Bella Hardy found herself nominated in the Best Original Song category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Three Black Feathers the first song she ever wrote. In 2012 she won that same award for her powerful and moving account of life as a 19th century Stornoway Herring Girl taken from her third album, SONGS LOST & STOLEN, which earned rave reviews, including four stars from The Guardian, while The Independent called the entirely self-composed collection: beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair. In those few short years, Bella has become one of the most creative, prolific and original voices on the flourishing UK folk scene, and this February she became BBC Radio 2's Folk Singer Of The Year. The Bevvy Sisters : Originally formed as an offshoot of all-star swing combo the Loveboat Big Band, the Bevvys simultaneously channel the heritage of such classic sister-acts as the Beverleys, the Andrews and the Boswells, while their own diverse backgrounds and collective songwriting skills reinvent the female trio formula. Debut album St James Sessions, launched with a sold-out show at Glasgow's world-famous Celtic Connections festival in 2010, won glowing reviews and UK-wide airplay, while captivating live shows continue to extend their fan-base. Besides headline appearances including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Belgium's Schots Weekend, the Big Tent Festival and Orkney Folk Festival, they've collaborated with English folk star Eliza Carthy, Scottish super-trio Lau, and in an international project involving iconic fiddler and singer Dave Swarbrick, Canadian reggae artist Jason Wilson and Scotland's legendary Dick Gaughan. 'Their banter with the audience is a joy to behold and would be the envy of most top-class comedians..' Shetland Times The uncanny musical empathy and alchemy that's always been The Bevvy Sisters' trademark, stamping their identity on everything from golden Americana oldies to soulful self-penned ballads, resounds with renewed vitality through this fresh ensemble dynamic. Support from James Kruman

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, richly melodic and dancey; creating a sound which unites the body in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, richly melodic and dancey; creating a sound which unites the body in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance

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Funke & The Two Tone Baby

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Ramsgate Music Hall Doors at 7.30pm

Kent-based mechanical alt-blues band Funke & the Two Tone Baby is the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Dan Turnbull. Described as creating 'new, exciting and innovative music' (R2 Magazine), in two years Funke has gone from pub gigs in Margate to performing 300+ shows and festivals across the UK and Europe. Combining effects pedals, beatboxing and grooving bass lines with traditional instrumentation, powerful vocals and relentless energy that provides tracks with a 'distinctive and contemporary twist' and gets people 'grooving like an apoplectic orang-utan' (Sound of Confusion). And Funke has supported Hazel O'Connor! Lucky bastard!

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Flight Brigade

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Southampton The Alexandra Doors at 7.00pm

Flight Brigade return to Southampton on their latest tour supporting their recent single. Support comes from the excellent Just Mille with more TBC. Tickets £3.50 advance, £5 on the door.

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Flight Brigade

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Southampton The Alexandra Doors at 7.00pm

Flight Brigade return to Southampton on their latest tour supporting their recent single. Support comes from the excellent Just Mille with more TBC. Tickets £3.50 advance, £5 on the door.

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Family Folk Up Featuring Theresa Stern, The Random Family

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Liverpool The Scandinavian Church Doors 7:30pm, first act on 8pm

The Random Family are reuniting for a special event this autumn, bringing a host of great acts together for the occasion. The event will be completely unplugged, taking advantage of the stunning acoustics of the church. The night will feature: Theresa Stern The Random Family Ed Prosek David Hirst Admission £5 Doors open at 7:30pm. The first act on stage at 8pm. Please feel free to bring your own drinks. There will be a small charge by the church for corkage.

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An Evening With Kris Dollimore (with Buffet)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Door 7pm, Food 730pm, Music 9pm Curfew 11pm visit www.snailsdeli.com for more info Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and was lead guitarist with the scottish band Del Amitri.

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Red Shoes

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Red Molly (usa)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Utterly stunning, beguiling à cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing from upstate New York's Red Molly on their debut UK tour. Trademark three-part harmonies, dobro licks and arrangements to make your hair stand on end. With joyful Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Opened last year for Willy Nelson on tour and featured at the Tonder Festival, Denmark. 'Crystalline vocals and beautiful harmonies. Red Molly are red hot.' Daily Telegraph

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Red Molly (usa)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Utterly stunning, beguiling à cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing from upstate New York's Red Molly on their debut UK tour. Trademark three-part harmonies, dobro licks and arrangements to make your hair stand on end. With joyful Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Opened last year for Willy Nelson on tour and featured at the Tonder Festival, Denmark. 'Crystalline vocals and beautiful harmonies. Red Molly are red hot.' Daily Telegraph

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Tim Eriksen

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House doors 7.30pm

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The Alex Mckown Band.

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Coal Porters are the UK's leading hip bluegrass ensemble but their sound is much more than that. It encompasses both folk and indie which has given them the musical firepower to perform all over Britain and Europe with several North American tours under their belt. Led by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin the Coal Porters' last album, Find The One, has been favourably reviewed in everything from Uncut to The Daily Mail, from Spain's El Pais to The Los Angeles Times and their fans include ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Billy Bragg, the BBC's Bob Harris, guitar hero Richard Thompson, and comic Harry Enfield. The Coal Porters are the only British band invited to perform at MerleFest in the USA in April 2015. Currently working on a new album their new fiddler is Kerenza Peacock, the gifted musician who played with Paul Weller, Seasick Steve and Adele as well as several symphony orchestras."

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Big Mac Wholley Soul Band

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Blackwood Rugby Club Doors Open 7.00pm

Live at Blackwood RFC Main Function Room Big Mac Wholley Soul Band MIKE ' BIG MAC' MCNAMARA SINGER: Born in Northern Ireland, raised in South Wales Mikes musical influences are:. Sam Cooke - Little Richard - Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles with a touch of Levi Stubbs. BAND:. Backing Vocalist:- Sarah Miles Callow AKA 'Daisy Callowmile' from Caerleon. Backing Vocalist:- Amanda Dees AKA 'Mandy Rice Davies' from Cardiff. Drums:- Cliff Burge AKA 'Bumpy' from Risca. Keyboard:- Derek Wilkinson AKA 'The Dark' from Caerphilly. Bass Guitar:- Dale Wilde AKA 'The Beautiful Babe' from Bargoed. Lead Guitar:- Dave Ramsey AKA 'Rambo' from Chepstow. Saxophone:- Liam McCafferty AKA 'RoadRunner' from Cefn Hengoed Saxophone :- Pete Gainey AKA 'Cuban Pete' from Cardiff. Trumpet:-Phil Coomer AKA 'The Dark Horse' from Blackwood. Sound Engineer:- Graham Wood AKA 'The Wild Woodbine' from Newport.

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

Another return to Playhouse2. Brit-Americana from this highly experienced duo. Cathryn is from Richmond, Virginia USA. She sings with great feeling and emotion and has worked with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Bros and Shel Silverstein. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs.

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M G Boulter And Samantha Whates With Friends

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Leigh-on-Sea The Fisherman's Chapel Doors 7.30pm

Squeezebox Folk in conjunction with Harbour Song Records present a very special evening of M G Boulter and Samantha Whates with friends. M G Boulter and Samantha Whates are two singer songwriters who have joined together to release a new EP called The Boatswain's Manual, a collection of songs about the seaside. They will be playing songs from the EP and their respective solo material at this very special night at the Fisherman's Chapel, a Methodist church built for the cockling families of Leigh-on-Sea. M G Boulter is best known as lead singer with The Lucky Strikes and released his solo album 'The Water and the Wave' last year. Samantha Whates is a Scottish songwriter who has worked with the likes of Kathryn Williams and Blue Rose Code. They will be joined for the evening by Neil McSweeney, a Sheffield songwriter who's album 'Cargo' became a great success following his support with Bellowhead last year and the sublime Plantman will be opening the show with his captivating show gaze songs from his album 'The Whispering Trees', which has cemented his place as one of the UK's foremost alternative artists. A very special night of national acts not to be missed.

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24 Pesos

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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24 Pesos

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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The Ukrainians

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Ukrainian Club 7.30pm till late

One of our favourite London venues. We'll be out to entertain everyone with a night of Ukrainian music. Look out for new songs and old classics. Support acts announced soon.

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The Willows

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Willows

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Mandolinquents Trio

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Weston Holy Trinity Church Doors open 7.00 pm. Start at 7.30 pm

The celebrated (even notorious) Mandolinquents are Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Gerald Garcia. Mandolins of all shapes and sizes and the superb voice (and mandobass) of Hilary James. "One of those groups that defy pigeonholing - effervescent, exotic, comically creepy, altogether just plain fun." See our website westonmusicsociety.org.uk for more details.

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The Mandolinquents Trio

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Weston Holy Trinity Church Doors open 7.00 pm. Start at 7.30 pm

The celebrated (even notorious) Mandolinquents are Hilary James, Simon Mayor and Gerald Garcia. Mandolins of all shapes and sizes and the superb voice (and mandobass) of Hilary James. "One of those groups that defy pigeonholing - effervescent, exotic, comically creepy, altogether just plain fun." See our website westonmusicsociety.org.uk for more details.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Axminster Conservative Club Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Luke is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Last autumn he made his debut in Scotland, winning praise for a stand-out voice, songwriting skill and stage presence that completely belies his years. His debit album More than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, launched at the Shrewsbury Festival, has been receiving plaudits from critics and airplay on numerous radio stations and 2014 sees the release of his accomplished follow up album, Fumes and Faith, which Luke has co-produced with Cardiff-based American record producer Mason Neely It's a belting roots and blues infused album of 11 original songs and his voice is richer, his fan base is bigger and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, The album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! PRESS QUOTES A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence Mike Harding A fantastic voice, a great year and a terrific new album - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from now Luke's the next guy John McCusker A huge talent is emerging Acoustic Magazine An affecting and highly promising debut album one to watch Daily Telegraph A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style with wisdom and musical clout beyond his teenage years we'll be hearing much more of Luke Spiral Earth A young man enjoying some notable patronage a debut album of surprising maturity and a compelling listen Properganda A maturity beyond his 18 years reminiscent of a young Tim Buckley with a touch of Nizlopi thrown in for good measure- Northern Sky One of the strongest first albums I've heard in absolutely ages. This is an album to buy now and be able to say 'I was there'.- FATEA Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promise Steve Knightley, Show of Hands This teenager has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life

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Rory Mcleod

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Barton St David The Barton Inn 8.00pm

An evening with the legendary troubadour. Fine music and ales in the back room.

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The Travelling Band

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

Manchester's finest folkrock superhumans, The Travelling Band, have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the EStreetBand. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Still & Nash millionpart harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with ears and good hearts. Fans include 6 Music's Marc Riley (who loves their shimmering blend of cosmiccountrypop) and Michael Eavis (who was taken back to his musical roots with marvellous music to savour), who have lapped up the band's headynufolk. On the back of LPs like 2008's 'Under the Pavement' and 2011's 'Screaming is Something', it isn't at all surprising. Whether they're burrowing away in a recording den on the Isle of Mull, packing out rapturous shows, or kicking off impromptu jam sessions in the middle of a field, The Travelling Band aren't messing around music is what makes their blood move. Now, readying their latest offering, 'The Big Defreeze' produced by Iestyn Polson (Patti Smith, David Bowie and more) at the world famous Church Studios in Crouch End, TTB find themselves with their paws firmly on their roots, but growing upwards and outwards too. Never ones to sit still, 2014 could well be the year that sees The Travelling Band really cement their place as the true champions of blissful cosmicpop. Great on record and outstanding onstage, if you haven't got down with The Travelling Band yet, now is the time, before they disappear onto much larger stages. Fans of Calexico, Iron & Wine, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow should apply here, for The Travelling Band are the kings of North Country & Western music. The sounds they generate took me back to my musical roots Marvellous music to savour and enjoy Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival They produce an inventive brand of guitarladen cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester's musical lineage Clash Magazine If you consider the term 'Mancunian Americana' to be an oxymoron try listening to The Travelling Band. Brilliant Marc Riley, BBC 6Music Support comes from Leicester's Rock n roll supergroup, Goldwater!

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Country Club With Mad Jack & The Hatters [live]

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

9pm - 1.30am

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Flamenco Express @ Library With Adrian Brenes & Luis Vargas Monje

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Library.. 7.30 doors for 8pm

Flamenco Express showcases as many great artists in Britain as possible, as often as possible. This month, joining La Joaquina, Chris Clavo is one of the most dynamic dancers to hit Madrid this decade, Adrián Brenes. Plus master of flamenco song, Luis Vargas Monje. www.flamencoexpres.co.uk Adrián Brenes Born in the Province of Cadiz, Adrián has performed in many major peñas flamencas and other venues. In 2011 he collaborated with Milagros Ventura in 'Cositas Navideñas, 'De Ida y Vuelta, 'De Lunares' and 'Vivencias'. In 2012, Adrián made his debut as actor and director in the world's first flamenco production of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', working with Jackie Cornwall. Later that year, Adrián formed part of the chorus in a new production, '1812. Viva la Pepa' by the well-known pianist Manolo Carrasco, which enjoyed great success in Cádiz and Seville. We can expect to see a good deal more of this young performer in the future. And you saw him first here. Luis Vargas Monje Luis 'el Mono' is simply the essence of flamenco song. Born in the heart of gypsy Santiago, in Jerez de la Frontera, he made his debut at the age of 13 and was soon singing in El Cordobés, Tablao de Carmen and other famous Spanish tablaos. He has shared the stage with other great "cantaores" like Fernando La Morena, Capullo de Jerez, El Torta and José Vargas, and sung in great theatres like Villamarta and Lopez de Vega, and sung for some of Spain's greatest bailaores such as Sara Baras, Javier Baron, La Tolea, Isabel Bayon and Rafaela Carrasco. A regular at every significant festival in Spain for the last 20 years, and in constant international demand. 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. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' - The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " - Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out 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.

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Lets Misbehave! Presents The Bohemianauts

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Inge Thomson Da Fishing Hands

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

A recipient of a 'Year of Natural Scotland' award in conjuction with Fair Isle Marine Environment and Tourism Initiative, (FIMETI) and part of the Commonwealth Games Culture programme, Inge's suite of songs and tunes, "Da Fishing Hands" is inspired by the fishing grounds around Fair Isle written in collaboration with Inge's cousin, the late Lise Sinclair. Born and brought up in a musical family on tiny Fair Isle, in Shetland, Inge tours regularly with Karine Polwart and was a founder member of Harem Scarem. Her voice will sing in your heart forever.

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Inge Thomson Da Fishing Hands

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

A recipient of a 'Year of Natural Scotland' award in conjuction with Fair Isle Marine Environment and Tourism Initiative, (FIMETI) and part of the Commonwealth Games Culture programme, Inge's suite of songs and tunes, "Da Fishing Hands" is inspired by the fishing grounds around Fair Isle written in collaboration with Inge's cousin, the late Lise Sinclair. Born and brought up in a musical family on tiny Fair Isle, in Shetland, Inge tours regularly with Karine Polwart and was a founder member of Harem Scarem. Her voice will sing in your heart forever.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30 pm

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Nominated for * BEST DUO * * HORIZON AWARD * Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage. Their work together combines an exquisite command of their instruments with lyrics steeped in the tradition of English songwriting, and in ageless stories of love and loss. Though influenced by greats such as Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and June Tabor, their new album 'Fire and Fortune' marks two musicians who have resolutely found their own path through traditional English music. This is timeless stuff, and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. "One of the hottest tickets in folk" Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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Rod Picott

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Cheadle Hulme Chads Theatre Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:00PM

We are delighted to present the fabulous Rod Picott. Rod has had his songs covered by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves and Fred Eaglesmith among others but it's his brilliant stage show and his instant rapport with his audience that sets this talented wordsmith apart from the rest. Rod's songs tackle important subjects and stand up there with the very best compositions of the past twenty years.

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Sean Taylor

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits. He has opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland. The past couple of years has seen Sean's profile rocket with UK and European tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia) Beautiful Days and many others. Sean's new album 'Chase The Night' is out now. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco & Eliza Gilkyson) and features legendary double bass player Danny Thompson who is often Sean's touring partner. "An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "Articulate, compelling ... brilliant" (Four stars) Mojo Magazine 'My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding 'A star in the making ...a superb talent' Metro 'A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb 'Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 'A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn' Q Magazine www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Gerry Colvin (solo Show)

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors at 7.00pm

Well what can we say about the unique and ever-so-slightly madcap genius songwriter and performer that is Gerry Colvin? For those of you that have seen him with his former band ColvinQuarmby, or indeed his rare solo shows (of which we've been privileged to promote 2 of them - both selling out!), then of course you'll know exactly what you get when you come to one of his shows. For those that haven't - songwriting of extraordinary proportions with incisive lyrics that will one moment have you clutching your sides with laughter, whilst the next holding back the tears. Between-song banter that would grace any comedy night allied to a strong back catalogue of songs that he will have you singing along to in no time. For this unique house concert in the upstairs room of the Square Tower, it will be completely acoustic and therefore will be up close and personal and we have to limit numbers to 32 people only. This will mean of course that tickets will be in demand and this show WILL sell out so we really would recommend that you buy your tickets sooner rather than later. Tickets will only be available online, or by e-mailing us at ken@squarerootspromotions.co.uk to reserve, and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis to be fair to all that want tickets. You will not be able to buy tickets for this show via our usual high street outlets (sorry folks!). Chirpier than a bucketful of Trill. More hooks than a fisherman's convention (Folk On Tap) "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This band is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. They should be a household name. Go see them. (Phil Beer, Show of Hands) "Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way. English eccentricity is alive and well! (Folk On The Moor) Your complete set was just something else, in fact words cannot do it justice. I was laughing so much I had tears rolling down my cheeks and dripping into Customers pints! It was pure genius, entertaining, funny, satirical, great music, fantastic lyrics and Oh boy what a fantastic atmosphere. I have not been so entertained in many years and I will certainly be looking out for other gigs to come to and to bring others with me and I really hope you come back to Rugby really soon. Fantastic and so professional! Keep it up! (John Tippett, Rugby Roots)

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

Wille & the Bandits' music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille's lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks' upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing.

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Miriam Jones

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Canadian singer songwriter Miriam Jones returns to the Green Note to preview her new studio album produced by Simon Edwards of the 'late', great Fairground Attraction. Her whip smart songs, vulnerable narrative writing style and distinctive voice recall the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Shelby Lynne. 'Jones' strong songwriting lends itself to a seamless blending of country and pop sensibilities...one of Canada's rising young artists' - CBC Radio ---------------------------------------- Support from Jamie Lawson... With a number 1 single in Ireland and a youtube page that boasts well over half a million views, Jamie Lawson's reputation as an artist and writer has soared in the last year giving him the perfect platform to build a following devoted to lyrics with depth and their heartfelt delivery. Aside from his own sell out tours Jamie's years learning his craft and building a fan base in Ireland have earned him an impressive collection of key supports. In the last couple of years Jamie has shared billing with artists including Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman, The Frames, Ben Howard, Rachel Sermanni, Ed Sheeran, Lucy Rose, James Morrison, Tom Mcrea, Turin Breaks, Newton Faulkner, Tom Baxter, Fionn Regan, Martha Wainright, Angus & Julia Stone, Gemma Hayes and Van Morrison. In April 2013 Jamie released new music in the UK. Taken from a collection of material accumulated on the road throughout his success in Ireland, 'Between Each Breath', produced and mixed by the BBC's legendary Miti Adhikari, finds Jamie at his most stripped back and personal.

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Gerry Hallom - Fund-raising Event For Centrepoint

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Vastly under-rated singer of Australian material using original tunes and expect Henry Lawson's bush poetry to feature. A long term Bothy visitor and a welcome return.

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Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Kevin, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer is an icon of British Folk music and has played in some memorable line-ups with Dave Swarbrick, Chris Leslie, Joe Broughton, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, and Mary Black, (not to mention, those giants of folk music, The Marvelettes, Percy Sledge, Alice Coltrane . . . and more). Kevin is renowned for delivering fresh and vibrant arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes and his vocals bring both meaning and feeling to the lyrics. As a producer, his resume includes "Straws In the Wind", the CD by folk legends Martin Carthy and Swarbrick. Rosie enrolled at the Riley School of Irish Music in Cincinnati at age 8 and went on to study fiddle with Seamus Connelly, Liz Carroll, Liz Kane, and Oisin Mac Diarmada. She has won national competitions for both fiddle and voice, which took her to Ireland for world competitions and led to further studies in singing with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Recently, Rosie has been performing and recording with local (Cincinnati) band, The Graveblankets and will be releasing a new CD with them this December. This September, Rosie also performed in New York City with singer Teddy Thompson (son of legendary guitarist, Richard Thompson). Rosie's playing combines lyricism with dexterity and her voice is captivatingly beautiful. This unlikely duo isn't really a coincidence at all. Kevin and Rosie's dad, Steve (who has brought British folk, folk rock, and Celtic music to Cincinnati for 3 decades), have been friends since the early eighties, having met in England during the formation of folk super-group 'Whippersnapper'. Having performed in Cincinnati many times, he has known Rosie (now 18) since her early childhood and followed her progress on fiddle and, more recently, as a singer. Rosie and Kevin have played on various tours in Europe where they also headlined their own shows. Rosie and Kevin played two shows in , Austria before recording their second album, "Between the Distance" in the UK & USA in 2011. In the USA Rosie has accompanied and sung with many legendary UK folk names on stage such as Richard & Teddy Thompson. Kevin and Rosie are supported by Kelly Oliver - returning to TwickFolk after supporting Sunjay Brayne in March. Kelly is a folk singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, influenced mainly by acoustic music and traditional Irish folk music. After graduating from Royal Holloway University of London, working for a year, and then travelling around Europe, Argentina and Brazil, she decided in April 2013 to pursue her enjoyment in music. She began by playing gigs in Stevenage and Walkern, and then she expanded to playing gigs in Camden, Kilburn and Chelsea's King's Road in London. She started to teach herself the harmonica in April in order to provide an extra accompaniment to her music, and has featured it in her own songs, and also in the traditional folk songs that she plays. This led to Kelly securing harmonica sponsorship with the leading international brand Hohner. Hohner, via Sutherland Trading will now be the sole suppliers of Kelly's harmonicas, which she will use when playing live and in the studio.

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Tom Lewis At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Former submariner Tom covers a wide range of nautical topics, from life on board H.M. ships, through the loneliness and lure of the sea, to traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry, set to his own, and others' melodies. Often accompanying himself with button accordion or ukulele, a Tom Lewis gig is less like a concert and more like a rowdy party with lots of singing. 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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Shelby Earl

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6PM START /DOORS 5PM

Shelby is touring Europe to promote her latest release SWIFT ARROWS produced by fellow seattle songwriter DAMIEN JURADO.

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Beverly Smith And John Grimm

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

John Grimm and Beverly Smith live in the mountains of North Georgia in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. For the past 25 years, John has owned and operated the towns music store, Vintage Music, home to a unique assortment of instruments and a gathering place for local musicians. Since 2010 John and Beverly have been performing together at festivals, concerts, workshops and dances across the country and abroad. Their performances feature traditional country duets and a sprinkling of newer pieces. They choose their songs well, and clearly have spent a great deal of time searching through the archives of rural american folk music. Their traditional songs and tunes reveal a deep familiarity with and great love for the genre. From haunting archaic banjo and fiddle tunes to raucus hillbilly singing they display an ease that sounds nothing but genuine. John Grimm is an award winning fiddler and multi-instrumentalist who has played with many old time bands such as The Georgia Mudcats, The Georgia Potlickers, and Rural Radio Company. He was a recent recipient of the Dr. Gene Wiggins Award in recognition of long and significant contributions to traditional music in N. Georgia. Dr. Wiggins was the author of the book "Fiddling Georgia Crazy" the definitive book on fiddler John Carson. John played the role of John Carson in the PBS film "The People vs. Leo Frank" and has appeared in the Atlanta production of "The Cotton Patch Gospel". In addition to his old time performances he teaches fiddle with the highly successful "Pick & Bow" after school program, and has played with The Indigo Girls, Jonathan Byrd, Shawn Mullins, Rising Appalachia, The Little Country Giants, Pauline Scanlon and others. One of the most respected guitar players in old time music today, Beverly Smith is also in demand as a singer, fiddler, and dance caller. Besides her three highly praised recordings of early country duets with mandolinist Carl Jones, her guitar playing has been featured on recordings of fiddlers Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, Tara Nevins and Brad Leftwich, and her singing with Mick Moloney, John Doyle, Laurie Lewis and others. Along with June Drucker, Rose Sinclair and Tara Nevins, she was a founding member of The Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet. She has taught guitar, fiddle and dance at music camps including Ashokan Southern Week, Augusta Heritage, Swannanoa Gathering, Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes and Summer Acoustic Music Week as well as Sore Fingers UK; Haapavesi, Finland; and La Fuente del Musica in Spain. She has been a featured guest on A Prairie Home Companion, ETown, Mountain Stage and Voice of America, has toured extensively in both the US and the UK, and has played concert halls and festivals all over Europe, Canada and the US. Her guitar playing was featured in the October 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Besides her duo with John Grimm, Beverly currently plays and tours with Alice Gerrard, the indisputable Queen of Old Time Music.

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Cortes

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Leeds Oporto 7.30pm - late

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey With Adrián Brenes & Luis Vargas Monje

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm

Flamenco Express showcases as many great artists in Britain as possible, as often as possible. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month at The Bussey is one of the most dynamic dancers to hit Madrid this decade, Adrián Brenes. Plus master of flamenco song, Luis Vargas Monje. www.flamencoexpres.co.uk Adrián Brenes Born in the Province of Cadiz, Adrián has performed in many major peñas flamencas and other venues. In 2011 he collaborated with Milagros Ventura in 'Cositas Navideñas, 'De Ida y Vuelta, 'De Lunares' and 'Vivencias'. In 2012, Adrián made his debut as actor and director in the world's first flamenco production of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', working with Jackie Cornwall. Later that year, Adrián formed part of the chorus in a new production, '1812. Viva la Pepa' by the well-known pianist Manolo Carrasco, which enjoyed great success in Cádiz and Seville. We can expect to see a good deal more of this young performer in the future. And you saw him first here. Luis Vargas Monje Luis 'el Mono' is simply the essence of flamenco song. Born in the heart of gypsy Santiago, in Jerez de la Frontera, he made his debut at the age of 13 and was soon singing in El Cordobés, Tablao de Carmen and other famous Spanish tablaos. He has shared the stage with other great "cantaores" like Fernando La Morena, Capullo de Jerez, El Torta and José Vargas, and sung in great theatres like Villamarta and Lopez de Vega, and sung for some of Spain's greatest bailaores such as Sara Baras, Javier Baron, La Tolea, Isabel Bayon and Rafaela Carrasco. A regular at every significant festival in Spain for the last 20 years, and in constant international demand. 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. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' - The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " - Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out 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

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey With Adrián Brenes & Luis Vargas Monje

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm

Flamenco Express showcases as many great artists in Britain as possible, as often as possible. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month at The Bussey is one of the most dynamic dancers to hit Madrid this decade, Adrián Brenes. Plus master of flamenco song, Luis Vargas Monje. www.flamencoexpres.co.uk Adrián Brenes Born in the Province of Cadiz, Adrián has performed in many major peñas flamencas and other venues. In 2011 he collaborated with Milagros Ventura in 'Cositas Navideñas, 'De Ida y Vuelta, 'De Lunares' and 'Vivencias'. In 2012, Adrián made his debut as actor and director in the world's first flamenco production of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', working with Jackie Cornwall. Later that year, Adrián formed part of the chorus in a new production, '1812. Viva la Pepa' by the well-known pianist Manolo Carrasco, which enjoyed great success in Cádiz and Seville. We can expect to see a good deal more of this young performer in the future. And you saw him first here. Luis Vargas Monje Luis 'el Mono' is simply the essence of flamenco song. Born in the heart of gypsy Santiago, in Jerez de la Frontera, he made his debut at the age of 13 and was soon singing in El Cordobés, Tablao de Carmen and other famous Spanish tablaos. He has shared the stage with other great "cantaores" like Fernando La Morena, Capullo de Jerez, El Torta and José Vargas, and sung in great theatres like Villamarta and Lopez de Vega, and sung for some of Spain's greatest bailaores such as Sara Baras, Javier Baron, La Tolea, Isabel Bayon and Rafaela Carrasco. A regular at every significant festival in Spain for the last 20 years, and in constant international demand. 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. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' - The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " - Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out 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

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Button Accordion-beginners & Improvers 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Button Accordion -Beginners. Some instruments may be available for hire.

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Button Accordion-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Button Accordion-Intermediate level.

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Button Accordion-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Button Accordion-Advanced level

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Tin Whistle-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

The beginners whistle class is for those who are new to the tin whistle. You will learn the proper way to hold it, how get good tone out of it and how to play some simple tunes. If you can already play a few tunes, we would recommend the Lower-Intermediate level. With Tim Flaherty

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Tin Whistle-lower Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate is for those that have had some experience with the whistle; maybe played when younger or are moving up from the beginners' class. We will work on gaining confidence, improving rhythm and introducing ornamentation into the tunes. With Brian Stafford

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Tin Whistle-upper Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level. With Brian Stafford

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Tin Whistle-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Whistle is for those who have gained facility and want to work on repertoire, style and speed. With Brian Stafford

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Concertina-all Levels 1 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle

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Concertina- All Levels 2 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Úna Monaghan

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Concertina-all Levels 3 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle

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Flute-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Beginner's Irish Flute with Davy Maguire

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Flute-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Flute class with Davy Maguire

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Banjo/mandolin-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 5:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Beginners

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Banjo/mandolin-lower Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Lower Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-upper Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Upper Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Advanced

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BodhrÁn-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Introduction to the Bodhrán, or Irish drum with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Intermediate Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:00pm

Advanced Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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Traditional Singing-all Levels 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Traditional Irish singing mainly from the English language tradition. Unaccompanied singing with Maurice Leyden.

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Flute-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Intermediate-level Irish traditional flute with Davy Maguire

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Fiddle-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Beginner's level Irish Traditional Fiddle with Kevin McCullagh

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Fiddle-lower Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate Irish Fiddle for people with some fiddle or violin experience. With Conor Caldwell

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Fiddle-upper Intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level.

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Fiddle-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Advanced Irish Fiddle with Conor Caldwell

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Uilleann Pipes-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Beginner's Uilleann Pipe Class with Tom Clarke

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Uilleann Pipes-intermediate/advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Intermediate Level Uilleann Pipes Class with Tom Clarke

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Harp-beginners 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 10:00am

Beginners Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-intermediate 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 11:00am

Intermediate Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-advanced 12-week Term

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Advanced Harp with Jenny McBride

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Northampton The Looking Glass Theatre from 8pm

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Nigel Stonier

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

If you've enjoyed the music of Thea Gilmore, Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne, The Waterboys or Martha Wainwright you've probably already been listening to Nigel Stonier. As a much in-demand producer/songwriter Stonier has worked with all the above in recent years. He co-wrote Thea Gilmore's hit "London" which was heavily used by BBC TV for their coverage of the 2012 Olympics, and produced her recent top 40 album "Regardless". He is also an acclaimed singer/songwriter in his own right and has just released his new album "Built For Storms". It has been featured regularly on BBC Radio 2... indeed legendary DJ Bob Harris described it as "absolutely beautiful" and called the track "I Hope I Always" a contender for the best song of 2014. Nigel is a virtuoso acoustic guitarist and piano player, a brilliant lyricist and affecting vocalist; he is also known as a witty, spontaneous live performer and a great raconteur. His songwriting was described by the iconic novelist Neil Gaiman as "excellent ... quirky and literate in all the right ways". www.NigelStonier.com

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Salt House

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Acoustic four-piece Salt House is the meeting of four distinct musical minds on the Scottish scene. Their highly current sound is earthy, deep-rooted, yet eagerly progressive, built from grassroots folk with contemporary influences. 2013 saw the release of their debut 'Lay Your Dark Low' described as the multifaceted work of a significant new collective (The Herald). Boasting previous winners of BBC Young Folk Awards, a Scottish Jazz Award and many titles at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, they now join together to make a seamless team (The Guardian). Their reworking of old ballads sits alongside their own writing and the instrumental section wraps Siobhan Miller's striking, distinctively Scottish voice in a myriad of musical colour and textures.

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Honey Ryder

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Billy Walton Band

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Billy Walton's talents are no secret among everyone in the Jersey shore music scene and with the founding of the Billy Walton Band his reputation has grown far beyond the Garden State. The Billy Walton Band's sound is a combination of hard blues reminiscent of Hendrix, Clapton and Vaughn mixed with a healthy dose of Warren Hayes and Derrick Trucks. Live, Walton has always been an explosive performer with jaw dropping talent and with the addition of bassist William Paris, Richie Taz on sax, and drummer Johnny D'Angelo the Billy Walton band churns out a singular brand of funky blues that has deep roots in both the jam band musical tradition as well as the Jersey shore Walton has cut his teeth on. Walton's connection to his heroes is not just through his record collection. Over the years he has developed a close friendship with Roger Mayer, the wellknown British guitar effects guru whose devices have played such a pivotal part in rock'n'roll for nearly every major player since Hendrix.

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Martin Simpson

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Doors open at 8:15pm

Put simply Martin Simpson is one of the finest guitarists and songwriters of his generation. He has matured into a warm engaging and exciting performer who never fails to deliver. His music encompasses English and American traditions, his own songs are always thought provoking and at best beautiful and emotional. 100 tickets only, in the big hall.

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Simon Mcbride

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

Tuesday 21 October Edinburgh Blues Club present Simon McBride + Support Predicted to be the next Irish guitar hero in the footsteps of Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, Simon McBride has undeniable guitar artistry combined with a fine voice and a real knack for creating memorable hooks and great melodies. His latest CD Crossing The Line is a fiery amalgam of guitar skills, songcraft and character-soaked vocals. Recorded in Northern Ireland and The USA, mixing of the album was placed in the experienced hands of New York-based Peter Denenberg, the veteran producer and engineer whose CV takes in everyone from Deep Purple to the Spin Doctors and Robert Cray. Industry critics reckon this is the album that truly delivers on McBride's potential. And what potential. Rewind to the early-'90s, and you didn't have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten and eschewed formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of the guitsar legends of the day. Aged 15, Simon won Guitarist's hotly-contested Young Guitarist of the Year competition in a Wembley Conference Centre showdown, and at 16, he turned pro, leaving education behind to tour the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from metal with Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Even by the lofty standards of Northern Ireland, where drinkers still raise a toast to the audacious talent of the late Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, this young maestro's name was soon starting to be dropped in the same reverential breath. Certainly, Simon is a fan, and the energy and aggression of his live show recalls those much-missed Irish masters, but when he released his debut album Rich Man Falling in 2008, it was clear this musician was nobody's heir, but rather his own artist. This is the sound of a world-class talent. http://www.simonmcbride.net Main Street Blues Band are one of the top Blues bands to come out of Scotland in the last 5 years. Originating from Edinburgh, the band brings together a very powerful mix of up-tempo electric blues material, mixed with a great range of Rhythm and Blues numbers that make their show highly entertaining. The band has been performing around the Scottish and North of England Blues circuit for over 5 years and have a great reputation for putting on a very energetic live show and have an excellent reputation throughout the blues circuit. The band is headed up with Derek Smith and can be seen performing at theatres and larger music venues and festivals around Scotland. http://mainstreetblues.wix.com/html_mainstreetblues From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Cocos Lovers

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Leeds Oporto 8pm - 11pm

Tuesday 21st October

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Time Let Me Play

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7.30pm Doors / 8pm Show

Brave and compelling songs from the poetry of Dylan Thomas. Composed and Performed by Keith James. A dynamic and emotional collection of Dylan's most cherished poems meticulously set to music by one of this country's most singular and critically acclaimed performers. A synthesis and re-imagining of this precious body of work. Realising its beauty, anger, shame and humility. Words from where the very core of human spirit lives. Do not go gentle into that goodnight, Clown in the moon, In the beginning, Fern Hill, A process in the weather of the heart, Especially when the October wind.. Keith James, well known for his emotive performances and his unrelenting passion for compelling prose to be at the forefront of his music. This is a concert of Dylan's honest and binding poems, set into song and embarking on a new journey. Also included are Keith's unique and passionate settings of Poems by Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende and Leonard Cohen. Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear (The Independent) Amongst the best of innovative re-imaginings of the writer's work (The Telegraph) Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these (Bob Harris BBC Radio) www.timeletmeplay.co.uk www.keith-james.com

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Beverly Smith & John Grimm

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Lewes Elephant and Castle Doors 7:30pm, concert starts 8pm

Beverly and John are deeply experienced custodians and performers of this most authentic of American folk genres. Their traditional songs and tunes reveal a profound ability to articulate archaic music in a way that is both respectful to its roots and original at the same time.

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Hafdis Huld

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Altrincham The Bowdon Rooms Doors 6:30pm / Gig starts 7pm prompt

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Its All About The Music Presents The Balkan Wanderers...rodney Quakes...wedendsdays Wolves..

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Cellar 7pm-10.30pm

The Balkan Wanderers were founded by Antica (Croatian) and Stu (British) to create original East (European)-meets-West songs, often containing a mixture of English and Croatian styles and lyrics. We take inspiration from traditional Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer music as well as the contemporary punk-ska scene.

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The Shee

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Artisan Row

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty and strength of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row is a new band that brings together four well-known figures from London's traditional Irish and folk music scene. The quartet explores the full range of traditional tunes and songs - from effervescent reels and Bulgarian horos to quietly dramatic hornpipes and haunting ballads - using its rich textural palette to set the tunes in striking and ear-catching ways. A native of Derry City, guitarist and singer Conor Doherty performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary folk songs, newly arranged, from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. Citing influences that range from Tony Rose and Dick Gaughan to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Joni Mitchell, Conor has performed extensively in the UK and Ireland. His much awaited debut album, The Tender and the Savage, will be independently released in 2014. Hailing from Listowel, Co. Kerry, sax and flute player Elma McElligott gained her music degree at University College Cork, where she developed her love of traditional Irish music under the guidance of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel Mercier. In addition to touring with the famous Moynihan family from Cork City; Elma has performed with The London Lasses for the past six years and featured on their most recent recording, By Night & By Day. Described as an 'incredibly capable pianist' by Time Out, Liverpool-born Pete Quinn's performing experience runs the gamut from John Cage at the Barbican to jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott's to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, Pete has performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music including Brendan McGlinchey, Colm O'Donnell and Bryan Rooney. He has guested on several recordings, including albums by Sean Casey, Peter McAlinden, Mick Mulvey and Karen Ryan. A musician, teacher and promoter, multi-instrumentalist Karen Ryan (banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle) lives and breathes traditional Irish music. Born in London to Galway and Mayo parents, Karen is a founder member of the renowned traditional Irish six-piece, The London Lasses, with whom she has recorded four acclaimed albums and performed throughout the UK, Ireland and the US. She is also Director of the Return to Camden Town festival, a key date in the Irish music calendar. Karen's solo debut, The Coast Road, was released on the Cló Iar- Chonnacht label in 2012. fRoots magazine called it 'an absolute gem...a remarkably coherent and convincing album'.

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Hafdis Huld

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hafdis Huld was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She was a former member of Gus Gus and erstwhile collaborator with electro-outfit FC Kahuna and Tricky. Her debut soloalbum, 'Dirty Paper Cup' won Best Pop Album at the 2007 Icelandic Music awards and featured songs co-written with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), Pascal Gabriel, Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia, Eddi Reader) and Chris Corner (Sneaker Pimps). The album received considerable acclaim from the world's music press and brought her to the attention of national radio in the UK. Her second album, 'Synchronised Swimmers' was released in 2010 and licensed to independent labels across Europe and the USA. Produced by French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright, the album gave Hafdis three Icelandic number one singles and raised her profile worldwide. Hafdis has played venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, taking in Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Festival, The Big Chill and Camden Crawl in the UK, Hultsfred in Sweden, Airwaves in Iceland, Spot Festival in Denmark, Les Femmes S'en Melent and Europavox in France and The Midnight Sun Festival in the Czech Republic and has supported major pop acts such as Paolo Nutini and Mika. In between writing and performing, her recordings have been used for several TV ad campaigns and she appeared in a viral video campaign for Reyka Vodka. She was also a featured vocalist on Tricky's 'Knowle West Boy'.

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The Sadies

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at London The Borderline 7:00PM

The Sadies bring their signature blend of country, psychedelic, rock and surf into rifle-scope focus on Internal Sounds, further underscoring their reputations as musicians' musicians. Always at the top of the list when discussing musical chops and live intensity, The Sadies are now more intent than ever on making their mark as songwriters. In one turn as heavy as a sledge, and on the other flitting across melodies with the ease of so many sparrows, The Sadies prove once again that denying them now is simply prolonging your conversion. So go on, pull up that screeching wooden chair that bows with your weight. Slide it up next to the turntable and drop the needle, The Sadies are a sure thing...tomorrow isn't. www.thesadies.com www.myspace.com/thesadies www.facebook.com/thesadies www.twitter.com/thesadies www.youtube.com/thesadiesmusic Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released Sept. 17. In advance of the release, the new song Another Tomorrow Again, which American Songwriter describes as the perfect teaser for the album, can be heard here via americansongwriter.com and in the player below. Additionally, fans can also listen in to the album's lead track, The First 5 Minutes below. Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas comments, There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time. Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past and which Under The Radar praises as, twangingly irresistible guitar interplay. Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold(1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.

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Cocos Lovers

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Huddersfield Bar 1:22 8pm

Operating well beyond the remit of alt-folk, Cocos Lovers (pronounced Co-Coss) are a distinctive musical force, seamlessly channelling influences from Africa, the US Deep South and several other real and imagined corners of the globe, while staying ever faithful to their Kentish roots. Hailing from the small but musically rich town of Deal, they are a close-knit 7-piece band of family, friends and former au pairs. Their music swells with powerful choir-like harmonies and glorious widescreen melodies, and they've earned a reputation for fantastic live performances with an ever-changing instrumental line-up of mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, violin, musical saw, flute and a unique blend of drums and percussion. Their debut album, Johannes, was conceived in 2008 when the newly-formed group quit their regular jobs and ventured out on an odyssey around Europe. They busked the streets of countless towns, worked on farms, stayed in squats and communes and wrote music inspired by their experiences. Johannes was released through the band's own co-operative; Smugglers Records, in spring 2010, winning For Folk's Sake's album of the year poll and much critical acclaim: Smugglers Records has gone on to release 15 records, put on hundreds of music nights across the Southeast and established its own sell-out Smugglers Festival in Kent. It was here, camping out in the festival's absinthe bar amidst a 'christmas tree forest', where Cocos Lovers hid themselves away during the summer of 2012 to write their third album Gold or Dust; taking time off to build stages and compost loos ready for the festival. Once the summer was over the band began working with producer Joel Magill (Syd Arthur, Dawn Chorus Recording Company) and set about recording the new album at Wicker Studios, home of Kate Bushes early records. Gold or Dust explores the apocalyptic destiny of our existence and drifts through folk, world, classical and psychedelic influences. 'Kent Coast Folk with an African Twist' The Independent 'Lively and incredibly infectious' ... 'Full of spiraling songs to be danced to in a field or enjoyed at home for their life and unassumingly poetic lyrics.' Maverick 'A thing of beauty.... Far from being a traditional folk record, Johannes is a multicultural affair, taking in musical styles from all around the world. And it is all the richer for this fact.' BBC Kent 'Sweet music indeed.' Rock'n'Reel 'In Elephant Lands Cocos Lovers have shown diversity and composure, eloquence and emotion in abundance. They have managed to build on the successes of the first album and deliver a more mature, considered and assured album of remarkable complexity.' contactmusic 'They are wonderful. *****' Maverick Cocos Lovers have become big festival favourites with performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week, amongst others. They've toured the UK and Europe to great acclaim, supported Mumford and Sons and Stealing Sheep, count Laura Marling and BBC6's Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews and Tom Robinson amongst their fans, and have received further airplay on various American, European and Antipodean radio networks. The band were recently invited to perform a session and take part in an interview on BBC Radio 3.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

The year wouldn't be complete without a Birthday concert for our Bright Phoebus, Elder Statesman! Roy Bailey is one of the international music scene's best loved performers and has been for many years. His collaborations over the years with the likes of John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy and many more are much loved by many and his solo concerts are always heart-warming and thought provoking. They're also very funny! Tony Benn described him as "the finest Socialist folk singer of his generation" and his many years performing with Tony in their collaborative project 'The Writing On The Wall' forged a long term friendship and mutual respect. Recently Roy appeared with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Festival in a special performance of 'The Writing On The Wall', in memory of Tony and took the festival by storm. With sterling support from a fabulous MC - as yet to be announced - we know this will be another brilliant birthday concert. Hope you can join us?

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

The year wouldn't be complete without a Birthday concert for our Bright Phoebus, Elder Statesman! Roy Bailey is one of the international music scene's best loved performers and has been for many years. His collaborations over the years with the likes of John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy and many more are much loved by many and his solo concerts are always heart-warming and thought provoking. They're also very funny! Tony Benn described him as "the finest Socialist folk singer of his generation" and his many years performing with Tony in their collaborative project 'The Writing On The Wall' forged a long term friendship and mutual respect. Recently Roy appeared with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Festival in a special performance of 'The Writing On The Wall', in memory of Tony and took the festival by storm. With sterling support from a fabulous MC - as yet to be announced - we know this will be another brilliant birthday concert. Hope you can join us?

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Skinny Lister

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 7.30pm

Skinny Lister are excited to announce their Five Cities Tour 2014. This October the folk band that is Skinny Lister will bring their incredible live show to Manchester, Bristol, Leicester, London and Brighton, and will exclusively play their forthcoming new album in full for the first time ever. The band's new album will be released in 2015, making this one-off extravaganza tour a must-go-to event. In the past twelve months, Skinny Lister have toured the world wielding their flagon across the States supporting Dropkick Murphys and joining The Levellers and Boy George on tour back in the UK. After last year's successful mainstage Coachella performance, the band returned for further US festival action, stirring up more rum-fuelled fun at this year's prestigious Bonnaroo and Summerfest festivals. The group then hot-footed it back to the UK to rock the Avalon stage at Glastonbury, the main stage at Wickerman Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, BoomTown Festival and Beautiful Days, making Skinny Lister one of the most exciting and popular live bands on the planet.

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Whiskey Moon Face At The Penrith Players

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Penrith Playhouse 7.30 Pm

Music starts at 8 and ends around 11pm

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Whiskey Moon Face At The Penrith Players

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Penrith Playhouse 7.30 Pm

Music starts at 8 and ends around 11pm

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The Local Presents Mirel Wagner

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Mirel Wagner Mirel Wagner is singer/songwriter, born in Ethiopia and raised in Espoo, Finland. Since age 16 she's writing gloomy Blues and Folk songs, stripped down to the bone. It's just about her airy but rough voice and a minimalistic guitar picking. Avoiding theatralic gestures effortlessly her music has a unique intensity and emotional weight. (...more info here) Bone Voyage is happy to announce European release of Vinyl and CD starting October 21. 2011 (for UK 23.01. 2012 and in North America through Friendly Fire, since March 2012). Ask from your favourite record store. Also out now: "No Death" Single on itunes (from itunes UK, France and Germany it's available as a bundle including the videoclip). Album download from our page. Limited vinyl from our Boneshop Pitchfork review update: End of 2013 Mirel Wagner recorded new songs for a sophomore abum. This gonna be released August 2014, this tiime worldwide through Sub Pop Records. "...Townes Van Zandt once said that there are two types of music. 'The blues and zip-a-dee-doo-dah'. This falls into the blues category and a graveyard full of black metal guitarists couldn't create anything half as heavy and raw as Mirel Wagner's self-titled debut album. ...In overall, this rugged, sad & beautiful blues/folk album is simply amazing. It is able to travel into such deep and muddy waters that sometimes I can just barely see the surface, but I'm still fairly confident that these songs are more likely to heal me than drown me." (One Chord to Another) "...Mirel Wagner is the real deal, an innovator among imitators. In a genre ridden with cliches she cuts through with the sheer the power of her lyrics and intricately fingerpicked guitar. And that voice.When I first heard her perform at an open mic night in Helsinki a few years back, it was THAT voice that blew me away. Deep and dark, it is the antithesis of how a young woman in her early twenties should sound. It has those world-weary and resigned tones that make Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen so appealing. It sounds like the truth...." (Jean Ramsay/Rumba) ".. In her words and her sound you can see a landscape lit by full-moonlight, fog swirling about like ghosts dancing a slow waltz, stately old trees hanging heavy with Spanish moss. You sense an eerie otherworldliness in the atmosphere she weaves, and you can't tear your ears away from that voice and that melody. She has created something that you rarely or never hear these days. On the banks of the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s it might have been common. But the thing is, Mirel Wagner is here now, in the second decade of the 2000s, and she's from Finland." (Spydersden) "...really beautiful recordings and songs..." (Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on Vampire Blues)

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Mike Silver

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Mike has been a leading English singer-songwriter ever since the 1970s. His eloquent songs speak of longing, love and loss, with haunting melodies and heart-stopping lyrics. He is a consummate guitarist, is blessed with a full, crystal clear voice, and excels as a stage performer, making audience involvement into an art form.

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Mike Silver

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Mike has been a leading English singer-songwriter ever since the 1970s. His eloquent songs speak of longing, love and loss, with haunting melodies and heart-stopping lyrics. He is a consummate guitarist, is blessed with a full, crystal clear voice, and excels as a stage performer, making audience involvement into an art form.

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Crh Music Presents The Sadies

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Vula Viel

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived and played music for 3 years. Now Bex has formed a new group with some of London's finest players: Jim Hart, Dan Nicholls, Tom Challenger, George Crowley, Dave Smith, Simon Roth, Dave De Rose and Stephen Burke. The band is based around the Gyil, which is a Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood and buzzing gourd resonators. They bring the powerful ancient Dagaare music to an original and exciting Western sound. This is not a generic, simplified African sound. Each note is 'Good' and when every note has that intention, the outcome is Great. http://bexburch.wordpress.com/tag/vula-viel/

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM START TIME 8.15PM 2013 BBC Radio Folk Awards 'Best Duo' - Nomination 2012 UK Songwriting Contest, Acoustic/Folk category - WINNER ('Doctor James') 2012 Fatea Awards 'Song of The Year' - WINNER ('Doctor James') 2012 fRoots Critics Poll, Album of the Year - Runner Up Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound. Their third album The Innocent Left, recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. From the steady groove of the intriguing 'Doctor James' to the relentless pounding of 'Scarecrow', and 'Silver Screen's wistful introspection, the album encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintaining the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings, assisted by several carefully chosen guest musicians. Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band) on double bass and Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet) on cajon and drums comprise the rhythm section across the album, backed up by piano from Will Foster (The Fratellis). Prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe (sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell) guest on several tracks, featuring heavily on the slow-burning 'Shuffle & Deal'. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and have released three albums together since 2008. All three albums received much critical acclaim, leading to a Horizon Award nomination at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and a tour supporting Fairport Convention. The Innocent Left has delivered a fresh haul of accolades, including a 'Best Duo' nomination at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a 'Song of the Year' FATEA Award and first prize in the Acoustic/Folk category of the UK Songwriting Contest.

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Tim Laycock

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Shire Hall (Old Crown Court) 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tim Laycock

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Shire Hall (Old Crown Court) 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Dead Belgian

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Dead Belgian

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Bridie Jackson & The Arbour

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Ed Prosek

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7pm

Californian folk star Ed Prosek tours the UK and stops off at The Big Comfy Bookshop for the first ever Big Comfy Sessions gig. With support from rising UK folk musician Dan Wilde. Doors 7.00pm Dan Wilde 8.00pm Ed Prosek 9.00pm Bar til 11pm Www.edprosek.com Www.danwilde.net Www.bigcomfysessions.com

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The Local Presents .. French For Rabbits

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Harrisons Bar Doors - 7:45pm

Drawing influence from the wet, windblown landscapes of coastal New Zealand, French for Rabbits hail from the remote setting of Waikuku Beach, in NZ's South Island... While their warm instrumentation lends itself to pleasant comparisons with the Paisley West Coast dream pop of bands like Mazzy Star, French for Rabbits are infused with a cold, brooding gaze evident through carefully decaying beats and glacial guitars akin to Laura Marling or Daughter on opiates. Their NZ music award nominated EP Claimed by the Sea and associated PLAN remix saw the band garner UK radio play & international blog love. Over the past six months they've performed through Europe (including to Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival and The Great Escape). Their debut LP Spirits (Lefse Records) due for release in late October sees a lush widening of their eerie, yet comforting sound.

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Jimmy Livingstone Uk Tour

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Kilbarchan The Old Library Doors at 7.30pm

Jimmy's back in Kilbarchan following his gig there in January. You can also get tickets from the venue. Music starts at 8pm sharp!

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Gypsy Nights World Music Session

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt DOORS OPEN 8pm

Led by Cellist Shirley Smart, leader of the band MELANGE, London's most cosmpolitan jam session featuring music from North African, Middle Eastern, Balkan, Brazilian and Central Asian sources. A set from Melange followed by guests and an open jam session.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.jezlowe.com Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Jez Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk awards, following the success of his album JACK COMMON'S ANTHEM the previous year. After a retrospective live collection, entitled NORTHERN ECHOES (winner of the Indie-Acoustic Award for Best Lyrics in 2009), last year's follow-up CD, entitled WOTCHEOR! has surpassed that success, and has become Jez's most popular album yet, spawning a series of special stage-shows and UK tours based on the themes of the album, to great acclaim. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. The success in 2010 of another one-off programme has now inspired the BBC to commission a further six programmes for 2012, on the subject of The Olympic Games, and Jez is currently working on his contributions for this forthcoming series. In all, he has so far written almost forty songs over the last five years for the Radio Ballads series, many of which such as Taking On Men and The Miami have already become widely-sung folk classics, and Jez has developed a special concert performance that includes a varying selection of these songs, under the title of The Muse MacColl, referencing the instigator of the Radio Ballads format, Ewan MacColl. The Radio Ballads series, along with other much-acclaimed special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles greatly in recent years, without diverging from his own much admired and unique approach to his craft. 2012 saw him returning to the USA, following that year's festival tour of North America, as well as a further trip down-under to Australia and New Zealand, plus a mind-boggling series of solo shows, bad Pennies concerts, festivals, and special projects that keeps Jez Lowe one of the busiest and most in-demand performers on the current acoustic music scene.

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Cardboard Fox

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Mix the award winning Carrivick Sisters with a leading member of the Coal Porters and the thrice EFDSS Young Musician of the Year and what do you get Cardboard Fox, a band with a great pedigree and a sound to match. Cardboard Fox are hard to categorise but are something quite special. All four musicians have roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band have known each other for much longer but have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it work. All that was needed was for everyone to be in the right place and Joe's moving from Norwich to Bath was the catalyst that allowed it to happen. This is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to be missed.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Fran Mcgillivray Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike Burke (acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals) Roger Nunn (drums and djembe) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene . Former members of Urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran, Mike and Roger have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. They have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge and Shrewsbury and are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio shows. Fran and Mike's own vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from a broad range of genres from Americana through to Country and Blues. The Fran McGillivray band's live shows and recordings reflect this diversity and have been widely acclaimed by reviewers across the roots spectrum: "Splendid!" Paul Jones Radio 2 "Mighty good!" Maverick A new twist on old music. Rock 'n' Reel Beautifully delivered, a thoroughly enjoyable set Blues Matters Very impressive. Robin Denselow, The Guardian Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt Blues in Britain Heartbreakingly poignant one minute, rousingly upbeat the next Colin Irwin, FRoots

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Brock Mcguire Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

The Brock McGuire Band is a tight and tenacious four-piece recently voted 'Traditional Irish band of the decade' by Irish American News, playing predominantly Irish music as well as American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian and more. Fronted by Moving Cloud founding members Paul Brock (accordion/melodeon) and Manus Maguire (fiddle), the band also features Garry O'Meara (banjo/ mandolin/ vocals) and Denis Carey (piano/composer/arranger). Their latest CD Green Grass Blue Grass was a collaboration with 14time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs. Dynamic new London Irish band, CrossHarbour, featuring 19-time All Ireland winner Órlaith McAuliffe (flute/whistle) fuses well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements. The Arts Desk said of their eponymous debut CD 'the quintet's musicianship is fabulously impressive'.

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Lola Colt

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm

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Liam Frost

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Salford First Chop Brewing Arm 7.30pm

Described by Elbow's Guy Garvey as 'the UK's answer to Bright Eyes' and heralded in some quarters of the British music press as a Mancunian Bruce Springsteen, singer-songwriter Liam Frost has developed, across two critically acclaimed solo albums, into a well-cherished artist whose distinctive voice, songwriting and sincerity really set him apart. Following his recent Tokolosh collaboration with members of The Earlies and The Whip, Liam returns for these special performances showcasing songs from The Wild Places EP and his as yet untitled third album. First Chop Brewing Arm is an industrial brewing unit situated in a railway arch off Trinity Way, a 10-minute walk from Deansgate. The brewery is fully licensed and will be offering a selection of its own ales on the night, as well as other refreshments.

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Les Freres Smith - Afrobeat Spectacular

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Walmer The Lighthouse Doors 7pm // Music 8:30pm

Les Freres Smith is a 12 piece afrobeat / afrofunk / ethiojazz / globalgroove orchestra from Paris, France. Refusing all kinds of contractual supervision promising colonial looting of their music, Les Freres Smith have handled their business themselves, violently stucking their knives on the desk of filthy producers and doing confettis of these paper chains made to hold them up. Self-managed, self-produced, self-financed. Contreband Mentality! The first album, Contreband Mentality, produced by les Freres Smith themselves with support and precious help by mythical afrobeat label Comet Records led by Eric Trosset, featuring the great Tony Allen and the crazy guitarist minister Oghene Kologbo from Fela's Africa 70, was mixed by afrobeat specialist Loik Dury (Kraked Records), and mastered by experienced producer Grant Phabao (Timec). - Habibi Smith: drums - SubbaH Smith: bass - Martin 'Elvis Martinez' Smith: guitar - Fabien Smith: guitar - Manu Mani Smith: keys - Alfwèdo Smith: percussions - Dam's Smith: percussions - Fabolous Fab Smith: tenor sax - Nico Sake Smith: baryton sax - Reno Smith: alto sax, flute - Roulios Smith: trumpet - Prosper Smith: vocals - Swala Emati Smith: shekere / vocals Not to be missed! Getting your tickets early is highly recommended.

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7:00PM

New Album Common Ground out now: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy ====== It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of "roots heroes" (Rolling Stone) The Blasters. "Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain," Dave says of his brother's 2012 health scare. "That was a real wakeup call to me. We hadn't made a full album together since 1985, but as you get older, you realize you're not immortal and you've only got so much time." It only made sense, then, that for their first record together in three decades, the Alvin brothers would go back to where it all started and pay tribute to one of their original shared musical heroes: Big Bill Broonzy. "I first remember seeing Big Bill's picture on an album cover that I bought when I was 14 or 15," says Phil. "I didn't really know who he was and came home and played it and was overwhelmed by him." "We're brothers, we argue sometimes," Dave adds with a laugh, "but one thing we never argue about is Big Bill Broonzy. I remember the day Phil brought the record home, it was one of those childhood memories like you're graduating grammar school or stealing your first Playboy. For me, Big Bill is in that elite company of Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, people like that. Like the Alvins', Broonzy's career lasted more than 30 years and spanned several stylistic incarnations, all of which the brothers sought to capture on 'Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.' "He played both country blues and ragtime blues picking, and then in the late 1930's and 40's he was one of the inventors of the Chicago blues sound," explains Dave. "And then in the late 40's until his death, he was the guy that brought blues and American folk music to Europe. He was the first guy to go over there and blaze the trail. That the Alvin brothers feel such a kinship with a trailblazer like Broonzy is little surprise. The Blasters emerged to international fame in the early 1980's, blending American roots and blues with searing punk energy to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone hailed their "bright, raw playing, terrific taste and...[Phil's] full- bodied vocals," while in the Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote that Dave was "a major songwriter, one with John Fogerty's bead on the wound-tight good times of America's tough white underbelly." The band performed with everyone from X and Black Flag to The Cramps and Queen, and even gave early breaks to Los Lobos and Dwight Yoakam by inviting them on the road as openers. As AllMusic puts it, "it's practically impossible to imagine the roots rock scene of the '80s and onward existing without [The Blasters] as a roadmap. The brothers went their separate ways in 1986, when Dave left the band to pursue a solo career. After decades apart musically, they reunited briefly to record songs for the 2013 soundtrack to "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, and Kris Kistofferson among others, and produced by T Bone Burnett. "We rehearsed at David's house a few times for that," remembers Phil, "and that was a good step in bringing us back together." Once inspiration struck for the Big Bill Broonzy project, all it took was a phone call from Dave, and Phil was onboard and ready to head into the studio for their first album together in three decades. "We used this old Foley studio from the 30's that had been used for movie sound effects," says Dave, who shares vocal duties with his brother on the record. "We set up all in that one little room a la Sun or Chess and just recorded. "It was easy," he continues. "I'm not as boisterous as I used to be. Like the title suggests, this is where we come together. It's square one. There was nothing to argue about outside of 'Am I playing the guitar part right?'" he laughs. Rather than trying to recreate Broonzy's exact guitar parts and vocals note for note, though, the record honors his innovative spirit and musical adventurousness, blending chords and melodies from different songs and incorporating stylistic nods to other guitaristseveryone from Magic Sam to Bo Diddleywhose work bears Big Bill's unmistakable fingerprint. That encyclopedic knowledge of American music, that expansive musical vocabulary and the fluency with which the Alvins slip in out and of genres and eras is what enables 'Common Ground' to triumph. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin may have set out to honor the legacy of Big Bill Broonzy with this record, but in the process, they solidified their own as one of roots music's most exceptional duos.

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Del Rey

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Eastbourne The Lamb Inn 8pm

If you like your blues warm, wise and witty then Del Rey is for you. She recreates the sounds of early jazz and ragtime bands and stride and boogie piano on ukulele and guitar with infectious wit, enthusiasm and dazzling musicianship. A natural storyteller she packs a whole orchestra into her resonator guitar. One of the greatest modern players of the resonator guitar Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

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The Legendary Shack Shakers

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Greenfield Friezland Church Hall doors 7pm show 8pm

shack shackers back in saddleworth, 1st time since 2009 best live act we've ever had

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The Road

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Original 60s Blues Rock from local experienced musicians

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Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings + Special Guests

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Birdwood Featuring Ali Mackenzie

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors Open 8.00pm

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

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live for Friday 24th October 2014 sees the return of American folk singer and songwriter Zoe Mulford who'll be bringing her distinct brand of North American folk to the intimacy of Mathew Street's View Two Gallery. BBC Radio Merseyside's On The Beat presenter Spencer Leigh said about Zoe, "These days there are thousands of singer/songwriters but only few have something new to offer. I think Zoe Mulford is very special." We think Zoe is very special too! Joining Zoe on the night will be Silent Cities, solo project of Simon Madison, who like Zoe has received glowing comments from a high profile radio presenter. BBC Radio 6 Music's Tom Robinson said, "It's not a question of chords, lyrics, melody or recording quality it's simply that sometimes you can tell within seconds that you're listening to The Real Deal. And - take it from me - this artist, my friends, is The Real Deal." High praise indeed! Completing the lineup is local singer-songwriter Katie Nicholas who rose to prominence with her single Chemistry. Since then Katie has won the Michael Molloy Youth Music Award at the Liverpool Music Awards 2013 so she should fit right in at the Liverpool Music Awards' Live Music Night of the Year! Tickets are available now in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live and if you want to receive information about tickets before they go on general sale then sign up to our events publicity mailing list.

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Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend 2014

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall Doors open 11.30am both days

25th -26th October 2014 A weekend of Folk and Folk/rock with both local and nationally known artists including Winter Wilson, John Richards, The Bounty Hounds, Addisons Uncle and many more. Morris displays, Saturday tea dance with Passing Wind, Real ale bar.

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Lester Simpson: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Many people will be aware of Lester Simpson as a member of the internationally acclaimed a capella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson, who perform throughout Britain, as well as in Europe, America and New Zealand. But there's much more to Lester than just unaccompanied harmony singing. As a songwriter, actor, musician and broadcaster, he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as Musical Director of 'Private Peaceful' in Belgium, as well as being commissioned to write many musical presentations. He teaches, runs workshops and a community choir, works with youngsters in The Tall Ships Youth Trust, and with the elderly in care homes. He also plays melodeon and bagpipes! With a voice that could melt butter, his singing is emotive, strong and challenging, but in spite of his undoubted abilities, he rarely does solo gigs (he probably doesn't have the time!), so this is an unusual chance to hear this exceptional man, who Mike Harding described as having 'shed loads of talent'.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts at 8pm

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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The Jamie Freeman Agreement

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.15pm.

Here at Square Roots towers, we're delighted to be promoting a show for this wonderful 5 piece band all the way from Lewes - their new album "100 Miles From Town" is as exciting an album as we've heard for a while, and we're really looking forward to seeing them make their Portsmouth debut in the historic confines of our awesome Square Tower! The Jamie Freeman Agreement are "the UK's very own Americana virtuosos" (Spiral Earth). With their latest release '100 Miles From Town' they "set about defining English Americana" (FATEA) with a mix of styles embracing folk, country and echoes of the 60's. Delivering a "robust and thoroughly competent collection of roots-rock anthems (Americana UK) they are "a prime example of how we can compete over here with the best over there" (Three Chords & The Truth). Testament to the quality of Jamie's songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to the latest album; Mark Chadwick (executive producer), Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan (Twilight Hotel), Good Lovelies, BJ Cole and Richard Smith all feature. About Jamie: He has been a musician and songwriter all his life. He is the brother of acting sensation Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) and spent time playing with late 80's synth-popsters Frazier Chorus, led by another talented brother, Tim. Jamie produced the critically-acclaimed 'Not Waving But Drowning' by The Self Help Group.

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 12:00pm

North Dorset Folk Festival returns for a 3rd year. Once again we will be in the Village Hall for a high class day of music. Acts as follows: Megan Henwood, Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Lizzyspit Jaywalkers Tinderbox Ninebarrow Gavin Devenport

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Jez Lowe

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30 pm

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Not The Wilsons

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Doors 7.30pm House Songs

Come and join the female members of the Wilson family - Chris, Jacqui, Jemma, Helen and Anne - for an informal evening of songs from their individual repertoires

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presemts

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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Inlay

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.inlaymusic.co.uk/Inlay_Folk_Music/Video.html http://www.inlaymusic.co.uk/Inlay_Folk_Music/About.html Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Inlay INLAY are an engaging, collaborative four-piece group formed in 2010 whilst studying music in Norwich. These four musicians make use of traditional melodies from the British Isles, rooting them firmly within the folk-genre. In other respects, Inlay question categorisation; drawing upon elements of each individual's diverse musical background, and incorporating original material into many of their intricate compositions. With the aid of: violin, accordion, guitar, 5-string banjo, slide guitar, bodhrán, percussion, mandolin and captivating vocal harmonies, they produce rich and full-bodied compositions. This distinct blend of contemporary-folk mixed with bags of energy provides audiences with one of the best live performances on the circuit. Inlay have shared stages with such acts as Dervish, Lucy Ward, Emily Portman, Calan, Joe Broughton and Kevin Dempsey. Inlay is a very impressive debut album with a visionary take on what folk music can be and where it might go. ★★★★ R2 - Rock 'n' Reel Something for the traditionalist, something for the modernist - and something for you. Bright Young Folk Forward thinking four piece (violin, banjo, accordion, guitar & slide, percussion) produce a full bodied sound for their energetic and enterprising own compositions that preserve traditional influences within a fluid, evolving musical landscape. fRoots Touching and rather beautiful modern folk. Timeout

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Baskery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8pm

Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008, and in the UK in January 2009. New Friends, their second album was released in 2011 with their third album Little Wild Life released in 2013 / 2014. The band formed in 2006[1] as an offshoot of The Slaptones, who featured their father Janåke Bondesson on drums, released two albums (Simplify, 2003, and Amplify, 2004) and toured the USA with The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Baskery released an EP, One Horse Down, in 2007 on Veranda Independent Records.[2] Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was recorded with producer Lasse Mårtén using no overdubs and mainly first or second takes, with the aim of capturing as much energy as possible. It was released in Sweden in May 2008; in Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy in autumn 2008; and in the UK in January 2009. In 2008 the group toured and played festivals in the USA, Canada, France, Ireland, Denmark and Norway, and toured the UK supporting Seth Lakeman in late 2008.[3] In 2012 Baskery played gigs throughout the USA and Europe including festivals such as Beautiful Days (festival) and Shrewsbury Folk Festival before heading into the studio in Berlin to start work on recording their third album. 2013 saw the group touring Germany supporting Ina Müller before embarking on their own US tour playing across the country, including The Birchmere in Virginia, Four Corners Folk Festival in Colorado and Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon. Little Wild Life, the third studio album, was released in Sweden in October 2013 before a Europe-wide release in early 2014. The group have described their musical style in such terms as "killbilly", "mud-country" and "banjo punk" and they have been compared with The Dixie Chicks, The Roches, Led Zeppelin and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Favourable reviews have included descriptions including "absurdly wonderful...[they] do their own thing with a glee which, coupled with no little virtuosity and runaway vivaciousness, is irresistible."

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Blues Boy Dan

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Corbridge Parish Hall 8:00pm

Described by Mick Fleetwood as 'A phenominal talent'.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

After wowing us with a wonderful performance last year, we're delighted to welcome Flossie back. Flossie is a French singer who got involved in the British folk scene in 2000 while on a teacher exchange in the North East of England (which has provided a wealth of amusing anecdotes for between the songs). Her repertoire features songs from a variety of music genres including pop, folk and jazz. She will be accompanied by Paul Donnelly on guitar. ** Cabaret style seating. No bar, bring your own drinks! **

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Angie Palmer And Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

A welcome return to Hepworth for Angie Palmer and her brilliant band, a truly memorable show last time she was here. Labelled as English/Americana but much much more than that and described by Bob Harris as one of Britain's greatest singer-songwriters,

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Conrad Vingoe & Joanne Louise Parker

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Ulcombe All Saints Church Doors 7.30pm

Singer songwriters Conrad Vingoe and Joanne Louise Parker present an evening of acoustic music by candlelight in one of the most beautiful and resonant churches in Kent. All Saints Church in Ulcombe is a 12th century Grade 1 listed building perched up on the Greensand Ridge commanding views as far as Dungeness. It has several ancient Yew trees in the churchyard, one of which is claimed to be over 2,000 years old. Each perform a set of their own original acoustic music working in a few duets and re-worked, but well known, covers along the way! Expect a varied evening of acoustic music with a range of instruments! Please bring your own drinks and a glass to put them in as well as (respectfully quiet) nibbles of your choice.

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Conrad Vingoe & Joanne Louise Parker

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Ulcombe All Saints Church Doors 7.30pm

Singer songwriters Conrad Vingoe and Joanne Louise Parker present an evening of acoustic music by candlelight in one of the most beautiful and resonant churches in Kent. All Saints Church in Ulcombe is a 12th century Grade 1 listed building perched up on the Greensand Ridge commanding views as far as Dungeness. It has several ancient Yew trees in the churchyard, one of which is claimed to be over 2,000 years old. Each perform a set of their own original acoustic music working in a few duets and re-worked, but well known, covers along the way! Expect a varied evening of acoustic music with a range of instruments! Please bring your own drinks and a glass to put them in as well as (respectfully quiet) nibbles of your choice.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The 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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Faustus

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm Doors open 7.30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship, rooted deeply in the English tradition.

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Goan Dogs

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox presents GOAN DOGS with support Saturday 25th October 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £4adv GOAN DOGS - October/November 2014 // www.goandogs.com Goan Dogs, Bristol's finest purveyors of calypso-sleaze, head out on their debut UK tour this October brining their infectious rhythms to the nation. With 2012's EP 20 Minutes from the Border the band have rooted themselves firmly in Bristol's music scene, attracting praise from 6 Music DJs Guy Garvey and Cerys Matthews as well as the Bristol and London music press (Bristol Live Magazine, The Fly, Louder Than War). Fresh from the studio after the success of their DOUBLE A-SIDE launch earlier this year and a sellout show at Bristol's Louisiana, GOAN DOGS have continued to wow audiences with headline shows at Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival and Farm Festival. Now they gear up for the release their new single 'Running', available free to download from October 3rd. ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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The Rin Tins Album Launch With Support From Nigel Burch & His Flea Pit Orchestra

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

Dennis Bovell & the Dub Band + Freedoom Sound Dj Set

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John James

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Caerleon Llanhennock Village Hall 7.30 for 8pm

John is a Welsh virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for his original instrumental compositions for the guitar as well as interpretations of blues, folk, ragtime, jazz and classical tunes. We're looking forward to seeing him in action.

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The Crying Lion

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London The Dentist 8pm

THE CRYING LION are bringing out an album on HONEST JON's and they're launching it with a Saturday night at the Dentist in the company of heavy Anatolia saz rock supermen The Family Elan. The Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon's Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson's song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious.

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Oxjam Accoustic Concert Lewes

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Lewes Westgate Chapel From 7pm doors 6.30pm

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From Canada, The Paperboys

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen self-penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and movie appearances, movie scores, industry accolades, rave reviews by the press & media, and several music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's - The JUNO Award. For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe, without the aid of major labels or commercial radio play. The band's true uniqueness is and has always been the live shows. It is here where the only opinion that matters is that of the fans that have been supporting since its inception. This has made it possible for Tom and co to take musical chances and expand their musical horizons. Although there are many common threads and themes on their albums, not one of their 8 CD's sounds the same. It is a sign of a band with a musical curiosity that won't rest on past success or a formula. The band's latest CD, 'Callithump', is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute, make for a melodic delight, while the influence of Latin and African rhythms makes the groove on this album truly dance worthy. An absolutely outstanding band we challenge anyone not to like. One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner...the most exuberant record I've heard in ages...breathtaking." fRoots "Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet." Mojo A place where Irish, Mexican and Roots music collide. The Seattle Weekly

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John Etheridge (solo) With Special Guest Kit Holmes

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening of: blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists JOHN ETHERIDGE is one of the world's most respected guitarists and his music spans a myriad of styles and influences. He was the guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and he has also performed with: Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Dizzy Gillespie, Nigel Kennedy and is currently in a duo with the eminent classical guitarist John Williams. This is a rare opportunity to see John performing a solo concert, which features tracks from his highly acclaimed album I didn't know. I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge. Sting The Guardian KIT HOLMES Macy Gray meets Nick Drake said The Observer Kit's trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring. Her blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility have guaranteed her three headline shows at the International Guitar Festival. Kit's third album, Driving into the Blue features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson. 'Impressiveall the makings of a new British guitar heroine' The Guardian www.johnetheridge.com www.kitholmes.co.uk

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Luke Daniels - Soilleireachadh Na H-alba (songs Of The Scottish Enlightenment)

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, live music starts 2:30pm

Luke Daniels What's Here What's Gone Featuring Songs of The Scottish Enlightenment Contemporary folk songs and instrumental music exploring the nature of ideas, time, soul and personal identity inspired by 18th century thinkers from the Scottish Enlightenment and modern day progressives. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels is described by fRoots magazine ashaving entered the pantheon of greats for his 2012 double album The Mighty Box. More recently he's gained major recognition as a new voice in singer-songwriting. Performing his 2014 PRS New Music Biennial commission on piano, guitar and 5-string banjo for live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts from London's Southbank and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this summer, finding time also to make festival appearances on melodeon with the Cara Dillon Band at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Hebcelt in Inverness. A former member of the Riverdance band and soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Luke is a hugely talented performer with plenty to play and say about hope, hell and everything in between.

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert.

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Positively Fourth Street - Songs From The Village With Ben Bowden

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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

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Macalla

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Formed in 1984 to celebrate women's creativity on International Women's Day, Macalla were the first all-female traditional Irish band. Their 30th Anniversary year started with a performance at the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin. Fifteen of these highly regarded musicians and singers, from all parts of Ireland including Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich (vocal), Mary MacNamara (concertina), Patsy Broderick (piano) and Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle) will continue their anniversary celebrations as they take to the stage this evening. The traditional Irish group The London Lasses are about to record their fifth album with pianist/guitarist Chris O'Malley. This internationally renowned band deliver a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed.

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The Steve Gibbons Band

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Stafford The Grapes DOORS OPEN 7-30 PM

THE SUNDAY ROCK AND BLUES CLUB THE GRAPES - STAFFORD THE STEVE GIBBONS BAND ON STAGE AT 9PM £8 ADVANCE £10 ON DOOR

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Tarras ( Minor )

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

A special up close and personnal stripped down 3 piece acoustic version of this brilliant band.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors at 7.30pm Concert starts 8pm

Lucy Ward is a mufti-award winning singer songwriter with an extraordinary voice. She has travelled worldwide, wowing audiences with her intense performance. Now for the first time she will be joined by 5 stellar musicians. Tickets sold in advance £12 . On the door £14.

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Cwmploddy Productions Presents 'cwmploddy'

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Mrs Browns Boys, Gav and Stace and Hyacinth Bucket all rolled into one. Miss it and you'll miss an amazing night out

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Cwmploddy Productions Presents 'cwmploddy'

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Mrs Browns Boys, Gav and Stace and Hyacinth Bucket all rolled into one. Miss it and you'll miss an amazing night out

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Caddy Cooper

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Hailing from Western Australia Caddy Cooper is an exhilarating acoustic country, blues, folk singer who entices her audience with tales of life, love, loss and the fragility of the human condition. Since the release this year of her debut CD 'Snapshot' Caddy has been touring throughout the UK and Europe as well as Australia at venues and festivals as well as live sessions featuring on a number of radio shows and the album has received rave reviews in music magazines and whenever it is heard.

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Lady Maisery Singing Workshop

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 11am

Folk trio featuring in concert on October 25th stay on to offer a harmony singing workshop suitable for all voices, ages and abilities, including children. They will include an introduction to the mysterious art of 'diddling' - no, we don't know either so come along to find out!

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Lady Maisery Singing Workshop

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 11am

Folk trio featuring in concert on October 25th stay on to offer a harmony singing workshop suitable for all voices, ages and abilities, including children. They will include an introduction to the mysterious art of 'diddling' - no, we don't know either so come along to find out!

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Crh Music Presents Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Panic Brothers At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

25 years on from the heyday of the high energy, close-harmony singing duo, Panic Brothers, Reg Meuross and Rich Morton are reuniting. Reg and Rich have lost none of the musical and lyrical edge which established them as a formidable live act, first on the London pub circuit and then leading to five years of successful touring and TV work, with appearances at Edinburgh, Glastonbury, Sidmouth and most of the major British Festivals and also the comedy circuit. 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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Lady Godiva's Operation #1

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Coventry Drapers 7.00pm

Alex Neilson presents Lady Godiva's Operation #1 With Six Organs of Admittance, Family Elan and Crying Lion Alex Neilson, best known as drummer for Trembling Bells and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy curates a string of events funded by Arts Council and part of The Tin Music and Arts' Autumn/Winter programme. ~~ Six Organs of Admittance ~~ Six Organs of Admittance is is the music of one man - Ben Chasny. In 2005, Ben found a home at Drag City and released the landmark album, School of the Flower. Free jazz ninja drum master Chris Corsano joined Ben for the session and the results were a perfect blend of melody, minimalism, out-folk groove and noise. Chasny also wrote music for Current 93's critically-endorsed album Black Ships Ate The Sky, toured around the U.S. and Europe in the band of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (and had a great time) and finally took it to Russia (and played there!) as Six Organs of Admittance. Since then, several albums later, Ben comes to the UK for only two shows. ~~ The Family Elan ~~ The Family Elan generally performs as a trio, featuring Chris Hladowski (of A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The One Ensemble, Nalle, Scatter fame) on Greek bouzouki, elektrosaz & vocals, Harry Wheeler on bass, and either Shakeeb Abu Hamdan (of Please, Ygrec, Cleckhuddersfax, The Wub) or the somewhat sidetracked Mark Hearne on drums. Their music has been described as 'experimental folk, tinged with East European promise' which 'references ethnic music Indian ragas, Balkan gypsy dances, Greek rembetika but with a rare feeling and finesse, and not a trace of whimsy.' ~~ Crying Lion ~~ Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon's Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson's song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious. With lyrical influences that range from eccentric English engraver Eric Gill, to experimental film maker Maya Deren, the writings of Saint John the Divine and the seething sexual menace of Dennis Potter, Crying Lion are a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly. Singing polyphonic harmonies with an immediacy that by-passes any need for amplification or instrumental trickery, the group have captivated audiences on a recent UK tour supporting Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and appeared in session on Marc Riley's 6 Music show. Their debut album is out on Honest Jon's in November 2014.

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Lady Godiva's Operation #1

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Coventry Drapers 7.00pm

Alex Neilson presents Lady Godiva's Operation #1 With Six Organs of Admittance, Family Elan and Crying Lion Alex Neilson, best known as drummer for Trembling Bells and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy curates a string of events funded by Arts Council and part of The Tin Music and Arts' Autumn/Winter programme. ~~ Six Organs of Admittance ~~ Six Organs of Admittance is is the music of one man - Ben Chasny. In 2005, Ben found a home at Drag City and released the landmark album, School of the Flower. Free jazz ninja drum master Chris Corsano joined Ben for the session and the results were a perfect blend of melody, minimalism, out-folk groove and noise. Chasny also wrote music for Current 93's critically-endorsed album Black Ships Ate The Sky, toured around the U.S. and Europe in the band of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (and had a great time) and finally took it to Russia (and played there!) as Six Organs of Admittance. Since then, several albums later, Ben comes to the UK for only two shows. ~~ The Family Elan ~~ The Family Elan generally performs as a trio, featuring Chris Hladowski (of A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The One Ensemble, Nalle, Scatter fame) on Greek bouzouki, elektrosaz & vocals, Harry Wheeler on bass, and either Shakeeb Abu Hamdan (of Please, Ygrec, Cleckhuddersfax, The Wub) or the somewhat sidetracked Mark Hearne on drums. Their music has been described as 'experimental folk, tinged with East European promise' which 'references ethnic music Indian ragas, Balkan gypsy dances, Greek rembetika but with a rare feeling and finesse, and not a trace of whimsy.' ~~ Crying Lion ~~ Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon's Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson's song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious. With lyrical influences that range from eccentric English engraver Eric Gill, to experimental film maker Maya Deren, the writings of Saint John the Divine and the seething sexual menace of Dennis Potter, Crying Lion are a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly. Singing polyphonic harmonies with an immediacy that by-passes any need for amplification or instrumental trickery, the group have captivated audiences on a recent UK tour supporting Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and appeared in session on Marc Riley's 6 Music show. Their debut album is out on Honest Jon's in November 2014.

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Tarras Minor

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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Folklore Presents ... Hafdis Huld

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine http://www.hafdishuld.com

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Pat Mc Manus Band At The 'famous Monday Blues'

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM UNTIL 11PM

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Pat Mc Manus Band At The 'famous Monday Blues'

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM UNTIL 11PM

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Greg Trooper

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea 8pm

We have been fortunate to secure the services of Greg Trooper currently in the middle of an International Tour (UK,US,Europe) Greg is a singer/songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area's rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It's one reason Greg's music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Greg has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Touring nationally and internationally, Greg usually performs solo but on occasion you can find him fronting anything from a trio to a five-piece band depending on the gig.

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Del Rey

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Resonator guitar and ukulele virtuoso Del Ray is one of those rare blues performers who doesn't just play it, she lives it. She'll dazzle you with her technique, but even more impressive is her ability to bring the music to life, and draw you into her musical world. Support comes from ace fingerstyle jazz/blues uke player Phil Doleman.

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Del Rey

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Resonator guitar and ukulele virtuoso Del Ray is one of those rare blues performers who doesn't just play it, she lives it. She'll dazzle you with her technique, but even more impressive is her ability to bring the music to life, and draw you into her musical world. Support comes from ace fingerstyle jazz/blues uke player Phil Doleman.

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Spellkasters

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

With the rhythm section from the Pirates and Pete Edmunds on scorching guitar and vocals this is a band from the Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero stables who reactivate the sounds of genuine Rhythm and Blues! Having shared the bill with Wilko Johnson and wowed the festival circuit this year they will enthrall us with their energetic and fresh take on their music.

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Spellkasters

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

With the rhythm section from the Pirates and Pete Edmunds on scorching guitar and vocals this is a band from the Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero stables who reactivate the sounds of genuine Rhythm and Blues! Having shared the bill with Wilko Johnson and wowed the festival circuit this year they will enthrall us with their energetic and fresh take on their music.

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Sara Petite

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm

From the city of San Diego CA, steeped in Country, with an aching twang that'll catch your heart and soul. Brought up on Loretta and Dolly, mentioned in the same breath as Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Carrie Rodriguez, Iris Dement and Eve Sellis, yet Sara's treading her own path that's got her noticed internationally (Bob Harris is a big fan). Back at The Greys on the opening night of her tour, which is put together by those splendid chaps at Big City Lights. 'I wear my heart on my sleeve, which sometimes leaves you vulnerable' - it's that honesty that beguiles, traps and makes you want more. www.sarapetite.com

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Craig & Willoughby

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm

easy access and parking

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Faustus

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The multi-award winning line-up 'A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Bloke-folk!... Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent On Sunday '[A] beautifully played set that encompasses everything that's best in modern traditional music.' Acoustic 'English traditional songs played with great verve and no little imagination' **** R2 Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Benji: Scion of a noted folk dynasty, Benji Kirkpatrick is a key member of folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead. Benji featured with the Seth Lakeman Band who shot to fame when 'Kitty Jay', featuring Benji, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. Benji has also performed with numerous other artists including Oysterband, John Jones and Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span), and has also found time to release three solo albums. Saul: Saul Rose was a long time member of Waterson:Carthy, winning two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with 'Broken Ground' and forming a duo with Eliza Carthy. The double album 'Red Rice', of which Saul was an integral part of the 'Rice' half, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. More recently Saul has joined Whapweasel, played in Ruth Notman's band, and re-launched his duo with hammered dulcimer player with Maclaine Colston. He has played on numerous albums as a guest, including Jackie Oates' album 'Hyperboreans', Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy's album 'The Gift' and the soundtrack for the film 'Morris- A Life With Bells On'. He was nominated for the Musician of The Year award in the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and in 2011 took the part of Songman in the West End play War Horse. Paul: Paul Sartin is also a member of Bellowhead, as well as BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar's Feast. He is Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, consultant for the charity Live Music Now and is a composer of note with recent works including 'The Hartlepool Monkey' for Streetwise Opera, 'Anthony and Cleopatra' for the Central School of Speech and Drama, and 'Changing Landscapes' for Broadstairs Folk Week. Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Subsequent touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. 'Exceptional class...' Daily Telegraph 'Dynamically fascinating to watch, entertaining and intriguing. Their ability to switch from song to tune, from instrument to voice, from traditional tune to modern arrangements made seeing them again a necessity' Folk and Roots 'Superb playing; lovely arrangements; great material' Living Tradition After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012. In March 2013 they released a new album 'Broken Down Gentlemen' on Navigator Records and undertook two major tour in 2013 and will continue touring in 2014. www.faustusband.com

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Blues Boy Dan Owen

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.00pm

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish singer, guitarist, interpreter of traditional songs and writer of new songs based in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1996 he has worked with Drag City Records of Chicago, releasing three albums of original material under the name Appendix Out as well as five albums under his own name, featuring both original and traditional material. In that time, he has worked with a wide variety of collaborators from many different musical and artistic backgrounds. It's a long time since balladry has sounded this vital and primordial (Uncut). One of Britain's most singular and original talents (Colin Irwin, fRoots).

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Merry Hell

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Taking the folk rock legacy of the Tansads into a new era Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though their hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before them, they bring you new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and the loves of their lives. Their art is energy and their hope is unity. Their pleasure is to please: let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself

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Sara Petite + Stephen Simmons

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 8.30pm 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. -------- Raised where wild huckleberries grow, Sara originally hails from Sumner, Washington a tulip-farming town southeast of Seattle. She grew up riding in her Dad's seaplane and on the back of his motorcycle. Her mother raised a trio of women and a son, and gave each of them a strong backbone and sense of self. Sara's unique musical performances are fronting a new genre of Alternative Country. Inspired songs that revive fond memories of home and travels are enhanced with a rock and roll state of mind. There is no medical evidence to prove that Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith and Carrie Rodriguez joined forces to mother a fully-grown musician daughter. But if they did, San Diego singer-songwriter Sara Petite would be the likely outcome. George Varga, San Diego Union Times. She could sing a buzzard off a Slop Wagon, said Mojo Nixon of Sara Petite. Winner of the 2012 prestigious Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest, the San Diego released her fourth album in 2013. The Circus Comes To Town was written before and after the death of her partner Johnny Kuhlken. It's a full perspective of the human being - jealousy, infidelity, fun, wit, tragedy, pain, loss, perseverance, substance abuse, shame, guilt and just plain silliness. --------- Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn't work the farm. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen's vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen's studio albums: Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame's On U.S., Girls, The Big Show, Hearsay, What The Midnight Swallows Whole and Silly, Sad & True (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. His work has been covered by Mojo Music, Uncut, and The Washington Post. Simmons released his debut studio album, Last Call, in 2004. Lay On The Tracks, a standout track from Last Call, was a winner at the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Last Call was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, picked up and released by Rounder Europe Records; followed by three more Rounder Europe releases and extensive touring in Europe. As a Songwriter with Television credits (Sons of Anarchy) and as a steady road act (over 700 shows in past decade in ten countries) Simmon's continues to evolve as an artist. His most recent albums have been released by USA indie label Lower 40 Records and in Europe on Germany's premiere roots label; Blue Rose Records.

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Peppe Voltarelli

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London The Monarch doors 7.30pm - main act at 9.00pm

www.tijevents.com

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Harry Manx

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Brighton Hope 8.00pm

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Sunday Driver Duo

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

Indie fusion sensation Sunday Driver fuse together elements of Indie, World music, Asian traditional sounds, jazz and folk to paint a heady, deliciously powerful sonic landscape that never fails to move the heart, head and feet. Here performing in duo formation will be Chandrika on vocals and guitar and Kat on orchestral harp, they are 'A band to watch, without question.' The Sunday Times. http://www.sundaydriver.co.uk/ This event will take place in the Engine House of the museum.

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Steve James

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8pm

If Steve James is well known in the world of contemporary folk, blues and roots music, it's not because he has a high-power publicist. He has toured internationally and extensively, performing at festivals, concert venues and clubs and offering a variety of music workshops for the sizable "hands-on" contingent in his ferociously loyal audience. In addition, he's created numerous instruction books, print lessons and articles, DVDs and on-line tutorials for guitar, slide guitar and mandolin for Acoustic Guitar and Homespun. His touted playing, singing and song-craft have been featured on several solo albums. For these, he's been joined in the studio by musical cohorts including Bad Livers, Bob Brozman, Cindy Cashdollar, Ruthie Foster, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Gary Primich, Ann Rabson, and his frequent duet partner Del Rey. As a sideman, on stage and in the studio, he's played with Howard Armstrong, Bo Diddley, Kinky Friedman, Lum Guffin, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Furry Lewis, James McMurtry, Maria Muldaur, Jesse Thomas, and Sam The Sham. He's often been invited to jam onstage with the likes of Hot Tuna, Tommy Emmanuel and Chip "Wild Thing" Taylor, has recorded soundtrack music for film director Richard Linklater, and has had his original tunes covered by a slate of artists which includes his early hero and friend Dave Van Ronk.

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Harp And A Monkey.

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Globe Doors 7.30pm

SNG Live in association with The Globe is proud to present: MAD DOG MCREA + Special Guests

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Tom Morton's Malt & Barley Revue

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 8pm

Join us for an intimate evening in the company of broadcaster, author, journalist, musician and raconteur Tom Morton with his outstanding Malt and Barley Revue. With song, stories and banter, complimented with some fantastic drams, Tom explores Scotland's dearly-held cultural links with the water of life and the folklore surrounding its makers and drinkers. Frequently hilarious, always entertaining, the show is washed down with some generous drams of different single malt whiskies, all with their own tales to tell. Food will be available before the show but it is recommended that you book your table in advance as places are limited. To book for food or for more information call 01698 733311 or visit www.beritsandbrown.com.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Kathryn Tickell & The Side

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Northumbrian folk musician Kathryn brings her exciting new ensemble to London for a special autumn show. Powered by Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, harp, accordion, clog dancing and cello, The Side have channeled their diverse musical backgrounds into a powerful new sound, where folk and classical music collide.

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Cellar Music Presents...alasdair Roberts

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Cellar 8pm

We are super excited to be having Alasdair Roberts play The Cellar. A hugely respected alt folk artist Alasdair has been releasing albums via the Drag City label for a few years now. This autumn will be the release of his latest album a collection of self-written Robert songs. We are proud to be chosen to be part of his tour. Support acts to be confirmed.

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The Hut People - Live In Staveley

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Staveley Roundhouse 7.30pm

Taking the audience on a musical trip across the globe, this very popular duo perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of 'world-folk' music led by a driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion! Great music & virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with humor, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their 'getting-the-crowd-involved' ethos. Highly, highly recommended.

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Fred's House Live @ Cb2 Cambridge

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7.30pm

Due to popular demand FRED'S HOUSE are playing another night in Cambridge. A small number of tickets available for this intimate show in the cellar space of CB2. All seated. Fred's House are to show off some brand new, original material, some new covers as well as play some old favourites. "We're expecting big things from these guys." Cambridge News "Exceptional debut Album" ****R2 Magazine "They undoubtedly have what it takes to be massive." **** Music-News Support Act TBC

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * 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 £13/9 * 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. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure, please contact us before buying tickets for children. Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * 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 £13/9 * 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. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure, please contact us before buying tickets for children. Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The Teesside Troubadour returns . Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. An evening of memorable music and matchless banter. Book early in order to avoid disappointment.

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The Teesside Troubadour returns . Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. An evening of memorable music and matchless banter. Book early in order to avoid disappointment.

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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The Levels Collective: Mairead & Anna + Galley Beggar

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 7.45pm

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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The Houghton Weavers

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 7.30pm

An evening of fun and nostalgia from this well loved Lancashire folk band.

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Amaraterra - Pizzica Band... Traditional Music From Southern Italy

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amaraterra is the first pizzica ensemble in London the traditional music dance and music from Salento, the heel of Italy. The millenary stratification of greek, roman, byzantine traditions and the relative insularity of the Salentine peninsula has conjured to keep alive a timeless musical treasure. U pizzicu is the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider: in rural Salento, the traditional exorcism to heal from the bite is to dance relentlessly to the frenetic, hypnotic beat of the tambourine till a state of trance is reached and healing is achieved. However, pizzica and tarantella are also the dances of the village fete all over southern Italy, an always welcomed opportunity to socialize and flirt (pizzica de core) or friendly settle scores through simulated fencing (pizzica scherma). Tarantellas and popular ballads are the backbone of Italian folk tradition, one of the richest and oldest in the world. One of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean is brought to you by a group of passionate musicians and dancers living in London and enriching its great and diverse cultural life. The ever present tambourines are accompanied by a variety of instruments mandola, guitar, mouth organ, recorder, accordion, castanets, the hypnotic singing, and the thumping of dancing feet! Enjoy a night of music and dance in the great setting of the Green Note; let yourself go, heal from the bite of the spider!

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Hafdis Huld

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.hafdishuld.com/video/ Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. PRESS for Hafdis Huld 'This is a gorgeous solo debut from the former singer with Icelandic electro-pop outfit Gus Gus. In a fragile voice that recalls Stina Nordenstam, Hafdis Huld sings dreamy, disjointed pop over gentle backings, with barbed lyrics that snag under the delicate surfaces. One song is called Ice Cream is Nice, but elsewhere, it sounds like she's offering it to some hapless ex, spiked with acid.' 3 stars, The Independent 'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Icelandic singer-songwriter Hafdis Huld specialises in intricate, imaginative songs. Inspired by her love of classic songwriters like Burt Bacharach, Dirty Paper Cup includes everything from campfire ballads with catchy choruses and finger-plucked guitars to DIY pop with wonky keyboards and honeyed vocals.' 4 stars, Diva Magazine 'Our Viking cousins are producing female singer-songwriters of originality, mystery and imagination women worth getting worked up about. Hafdis Huld grew up with folk music but for her it was the stories that stuck, Elves and stuff because I've got a really overactive imagination I embrace all that, she says, her accent treacle-thick despite 5 years in London. Her album, Dirty Paper Cup, was made after a series of adventures both musical and dramatic, but is full of wide-eyed innocence and curiosity. I start writing all my music as stories, as poems, she says, because I really don't want to write about (she puts on a nasal ballad voice) how much I love you and you love me and I feel your breathing and your touch. That seriously isn't all people think about not even girls.' Esquire Magazine 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine 'She's an Icelandic siren who has already picked up a reputation as the maddest guest currently gracing interviewers couches. Her delicate melodies hark back to Bjork;s finer moments as myth maker and storyteller, to lou Reed's pop vision and Brian Wilon's twitchier keys, and Dirty Paper Cup her much acclaimed debut is just the tip of her musical iceberg. Her MySpace site has clocked up an audience equivalent to more than a 10th of the population of Iceland and rising, proving Hafdis is earning her stripes as a solo artist.' Manchester Evening News 'She's the maddest guest I've ever interviewed. I love her to bits!' Phil Jupitus, 6 Music 'An exquisite and supremely original female singer Hafdis Huld is the kind of heroine music really needs.' Play Music 'As gorgeous on the ear as the lady is on the eye an absolute sure-fire hook for the pale, sensitive boys pining for her and the fashionably quirky young girls pining to be her.' TBS 'Contains the sort of music you'll soon hear on a cool TV advert and think, Who the hell is that? London Lite 'Tunes that intrigue, entice and beguile (they) ease into your head like rays of sunshine over a range of settings that are unashamedly smart, upbeat and rather special.' 4 Stars Music OMH 'A hook-filled seductive pop album of unique charm & wit.' Top 40 'This cutie's got balls.' The Word Magazine 'Excellent full of quirky pop songs.' Napster 'You will not be able to resist.' Spill Magazine 'Weird!' The Sun 'It's very cool. We like that.' 4 stars Boyz 'Intoxicatingly spooked and skewed stuff.' NetRhythms 'Utterly addictive stuff.' Road Records

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Molecatchers Ceilidh

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bristol Easton Community Centre 7:30pm

A public ceilidh with The Molecatchers and Phil Bassindale. Proceeds to charity.

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Before The Gold Rush: Halloween Special

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

Scary special from the finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Plumhall - Thundercloud Album Launch Party!

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

We're delighted to be hosting the launch party of 'Thundercloud', the debut album by this talented duo from right here in Bradford! It promises to be a great night with DJ support from the Dig Jazz Collective and bar open to midnight! Michelle is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. She also provided guest vocals for Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts' UK spring 2013 tour. Nick B Hall has been a member of Magna Carta, and of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more. Together as Plumhall they have supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonderstuff, My Darling Clementine, Dan Donnelly & Jon Sevink, Torn Sail, Andy White, State of the Union, Henry Priestman and Peter Tork of The Monkees. They also recently performed with Bob Dylan's guitarist and Levon Helm's producer/multi instrumentalist Larry Campbell at the BBC Radio 2 award winning folk club The Black Swan in York.

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Acoustic Haven - Fraser Anderson & Bob Hillary - 31st October 2014

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Acoustic Haven - Friday October 31st at St John's. Fraser Anderson - a sublimely beautiful singer-songwriter & guitarist - really spell-binding music. 'Truly Beautiful' says Bob Harris Radio2 www.fraseranderson.com Bob Hillary & the Massive Mellow - he's coming back to the haven for a rare visit to Totnes - sunshine tunes that make me smile inside. www.bobhillarymellow.com Will be a brilliant gig. Upstairs there is the cafe with projections by Mike Boyer & Messenger Soundsystem, and locally brewed ale & wine in the bar - all raising funds to help care for ancient woodland on Dartmoor at The Hillyfield www.thehillyfield.co.uk

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Rag Mama Rag - Uk Tour

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

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Sunjay Brayne

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 19:30pm

Wychwood Folk Club Bar Available, Food, Parking Tickets in Advance = £8.00 Tickets on the Night = £10.00

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While And Matthews

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Tarras Minor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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The Full English

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Manchester RNCM. 7.30pm

On Monday 31st March 2014, The Full English release a new single from their acclaimed album of the same name; two traditional songs Arthur O'Bradley and Man in the Moon featuring Fay Hield, with traditional singer & fiddle player, Nancy Kerr, boundary-crossing, award-winning singer/songwriter, Seth Lakeman, internationally renowned guitarist, Martin Simpson, double bassist of choice, Ben Nicolls and two of the most dazzling, in-demand multi-instrumentalists playing today, Rob Harbron & Sam Sweeney.

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Proof With Paul Cox & Roger Cotton

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hooley The Venue Doors Open at 8:00 pm

THE PROOF came about after successful tours backing both PAUL COX and CHARLIE FABERT. It was decided they should record together as a fully formed band and attempt to storm the Blues world. Paul Cox sings Soul and Blues like no other. His power and charisma have resulted in his performing with some of the very best talent on the planet. With new band THE PROOF, Paul has teamed up with distinguished musicians Roger Cotton, Peter Stroud, Nigel Hardy and Mike Summerland. With Paul's voice and the band's outstanding musicianship, THE PROOF are already burning up stages across the UK and beyond. Paul's played in Hooley a few times before and built up a following like no other. But now with The Proof recording their debut CD and ripping apart the blues world this will be some kind of homecoming party. The bar'll be open and it'll be a night to remember as the blues comes back to Hooley. Doors open at 8 and tickets are strictly limited so book yours in advance today and join the party!

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Talisman

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Talisman

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tarras Minor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin.

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Catweazle's 20th Birthday

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Oxford Holywell Rooms Doors 7.30pm

Oxford legendary Catweazle Club celebrates its 20th anniversary in style, with performances from many of its leading lights at the Holywell Music Room.

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Monroe's Revenge

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------- MONROE'S REVENGE is one of the most popular bluegrass bands working in Britain today. They play raw, rootsy, traditional bluegrass, aiming to capture the raw energy of the early pioneers Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt & Scruggs and apply it to more recent songs. Ballads of bad men and murder, heartache and loneliness, trains, planes and rabbit huntin' are interspersed with hard-driving virtuoso instrumentals from fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Band founder Roger Blackbourn (banjo) is celebrating a quarter of a century of Monroe's Revenge. The current line-up, considered by many to be the best ever, includes lead singer and guitarist Dave Plane, himself a veteran performer as a solo artist since the 1960s, demon hippy mandolinist Joe Hymas, fiddler Richard Partridge and Dick Embery on double bass.

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Eastern Beats Extravaganza Presents The Op Sa! + Don Kipper

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Stephen Simmons

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 8.00pm/ doors 7pm.

touring to promote two releases since last years visit,silly sad & true, & what the midnight swallows,nashvilles nashvilles Stephen simmons returns to Europe in fall 2014.

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Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa - Swann & Dyer, Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) & Jonny Dyer (guitar) have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Steve Turner has been playing the Uilleann pipes for over 21 years and is mainly self taught. Steve regularly teaches at pipers tionols and clubs in the UK and abroad and offers supportive and patient tuition to pipers of all standards. Tiarnán O Duinnchinn was one of the founding members of Dorsa which recorded The Wild Music of the Gael in 1998. The E.P. Banks of Red Roses was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Máíre Ní Bhraonáín from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums: Whisper to the Wild Water and Two Horizons. From 1996-1999 Tiarnán was a member of Aoife Ní Fhearraigh band and he toured with Martin Quinn playing all over Europe with a regular spot in John D. McGurk's, St. Louis, U.S for 3-4 years. Tiarnán has been touring and performing on a regular basis since 1995. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Find put more: www.tiarnan.ie

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Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa - Swann & Dyer, Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) & Jonny Dyer (guitar) have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Steve Turner has been playing the Uilleann pipes for over 21 years and is mainly self taught. Steve regularly teaches at pipers tionols and clubs in the UK and abroad and offers supportive and patient tuition to pipers of all standards. Tiarnán O Duinnchinn was one of the founding members of Dorsa which recorded The Wild Music of the Gael in 1998. The E.P. Banks of Red Roses was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Máíre Ní Bhraonáín from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums: Whisper to the Wild Water and Two Horizons. From 1996-1999 Tiarnán was a member of Aoife Ní Fhearraigh band and he toured with Martin Quinn playing all over Europe with a regular spot in John D. McGurk's, St. Louis, U.S for 3-4 years. Tiarnán has been touring and performing on a regular basis since 1995. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Find put more: www.tiarnan.ie

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Doncaster Folk Festival Autumn Showcase

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre Doors at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm Start

Our Autumn Showcase, in advance of next year's Festival, features the great John Conolly, writer of classics such as Punch and Judy Man and Fiddlers' Green. We also have our resident Ceilidh band and Donny favourites Alterego (formerly What's the Point), and completing the bill, the Danny Landau Band, who have really been making waves lately across Yorkshire......oh, and a lovely selection of Real Ales and Home Cooked Food!

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King Size Slim

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hove The Brunswick 8pm

****** BRITISH BLUES AWARDS BEST EMERGING ARTIST 2014 ****** Your chance to catch one of the hottest talents on the British Blues scene. Support from Jeremiah Longshanks. ****** King Size Slim ****** King Size Slim an explosive roots and blues guitarist moulding traditional standards and soring own compositions with explosive musicianship and a unique vocal attack. A fat roots style and sound delivered live and direct. This music, percussive and dynamic in its nature, melodic and soulful in its heart, shouts loud and kisses sweet. A potent combination of guitars, percussion and vocal performed with passion and belief. Based on the south-coast of the UK with one of the busiest gig diaries on any music circuit ,Toby Barelli aka King Size Slim has built a reputation as an extremely powerful performer, immensely engaging, entertaining audiences and challenging their perceptions of modern roots and blues. Toby was performing regularly with local bands at the age of 14, sitting in with anyone who would let him, style or genre didn't matter, he just wanted to play. His tenacity paid off and shortly after leaving school Toby got his first professional work. Later he invited to join the Two Tone legends "The Selecter". This led to four years of worldwide touring with many Ska and Reggae heroes, the percussive and syncopated influences of which can be heard in Toby's music today. Performing around 150 solo shows a year, and in the wake of his second album, Toby has become a "must see" act on the alternative blues circuit as well as at established venues and festivals around the UK. Taking lactose intolerance to new levels.....I really like this album! Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 www.kingsizeslim.com www.facebook.com/kingsizeslimmusic ****** Jeremiah Longshanks ****** One man show blues project playing Delta Blues Slide Guitar, Harmonica and Drums. Jeremiah Longshanks plays his Dobro and other guitars that he's made, including cigarbox guitars and also blues harp. www.facebook.com/LongshanksSlideGuitar

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Up and coming British rock n blues band

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Harp And A Monkey: All Life Is Here

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Electro folk storytellers, based very much in the culture of northern working class life, Harp and a Monkey are one of the most charismatic things in contemporary English folk. Mixing tradition and modern they sing of universal issues: Old Wives Tales, the end of industry, days out with sand filled butties in an intriguing blend of electronics and ramshackle" folk, according to Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe. The first half of tonight's performance will be regular Harp and a Monkey material; this will be followed by a special new show to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. The band are uniquely placed to provide a captivating mix of songs and stories about the war to end all wars singer and raconteur Martin Purdy has published three books on the First World War (including one for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? franchise). The show will feature original songs as well as tunes contemporary to the conflict done in Harp and a Monkey's own inimitable style. The performances will avoid the usual clichés and instead address many fresh social and cultural issues, including the importance of song both for the troops and those at home. Audiences can, of course, expect the band's usual mix of poignancy and humour.

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Luka Bloom

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Doors 7pm for 8pm start

With a poet's heart and a rocker's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best-respected contemporary folk artists. Producing 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul. Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Brought up in a musical family; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka Bloom 'Luka' from the Suzanne Vega song, and 'Bloom' - Joyce's great Dubliner from Ulysses. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way, then rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014. 'someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.' SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES 'Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.' - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE "I'm allergic to nostalgia. Long nights reminiscing about the good old days are a bit of a yawn to me. Much more excited by the good now days, the next song, the next gig, the seed of the next record.... And yet, perhaps it's ok to press the pause button for a moment, and reflect a tiny bit on experiences over a period of time. Not dwell too long; just feel it again, pay respect to the places and the people." "Every gig is precious. Whether the Spa in Lisdoonvarna, Carre in Amsterdam, or the Melbourne Concert Hall, the privilege is the same, as is the commitment to the gig." Luka Bloom www.lukabloom.com MORE INFO From YouTube I've been fortunate to have seen Luka 3 times, he never lets you down. This is one of many great songs, from this great musician. Luka is my favourite and hero. With his songs he saved my life and it's obvious that he is not aware of it. Luka could only be 'overlooked' (as someone suggested here) by those who haven't yet recognised he is the best singer/musician in Ireland. He has huge respect and a solid fan base from those who do. I'm his biggest fan - he is serious perfection musically. Get there to see him live in action if he's somewhere near you. You won't forget it. The man is alive......and really amazing on stage. No one can sing a love song, like Luka Bloom! For years Luka's music has spoken to me. It has been with me through some very difficult times and some great joys. This song is among those that speak the loudest. From Amazon If you haven't heard Luka live, then you have missed out. Here is the greatest singer /songwriter /musician to come out of Ireland. Luka's Platinum collection is a worthy reminder of his professionalism over decades. I'm one of his biggest fans, so what can I say? Buy Luka and take any opportunity to hear one great artist live if he's on stage anywhere near you. You'll be back for more. IF ONLINE BOOKING SAYS 'NOT AVAILABLE' (ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT) CHECK WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR

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Jenna Reid And Kevin Mackenzie/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Usually seen centre stage with Highland supergroup Blazin' Fiddles, Jenna also appears with Rant, and still finds time to tour with Kevin Mackenzie, last seen and heard at the Hall with the Scottish Guitar Quartet. The fusion of such highly talented musicians and composers with such wide-ranging backgrounds (Kevin's new CD features arrangements of music by The Blue Nile) is bound to produce some musical fireworks! As always, afternoon tea and home baking in the interval is included in the ticket price.

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Jenna Reid And Kevin Mackenzie/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Usually seen centre stage with Highland supergroup Blazin' Fiddles, Jenna also appears with Rant, and still finds time to tour with Kevin Mackenzie, last seen and heard at the Hall with the Scottish Guitar Quartet. The fusion of such highly talented musicians and composers with such wide-ranging backgrounds (Kevin's new CD features arrangements of music by The Blue Nile) is bound to produce some musical fireworks! As always, afternoon tea and home baking in the interval is included in the ticket price.

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Greg Trooper

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6pm/ doors 7pm

greg trooper returns to tour the uk in November 2014,a great nights entertainment ! so many great songs.

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Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Two great friends of the club. Gorgeous soaring harmony singing on everything from heart breaking old ballads through saucy music hall and sentimental songs to hilarious original material. This is always a lovely evening. 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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Exeter Folk Project With Oxjam Exeter Present...

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 16.00 - 20.00 doors open at 3.30pm

A unforgettable evening of music from some of the finest acoustic artists around. The event is a fundraiser for the OXJAM festival to raise funds for OXFAM. 90% of the ticket price will be donated to the charity. 10% will help with the logisitcs of putting on this event. All artists are generously donating their time and talents without a fee. The great Nic Jones will be joining us for a special guest appearance and to collaborate with the other artists. The line up includes Ange Hardy, fresh from the launch of her acclaimed CD "The Lament of the Black Sheep"; Greg Russell, the singing/guitar half of Russell and Agar, winners of 2 BBC folk awards; Lukas Drinkwater, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and one of the 3 Daft Monkeys; Jemima Farey, a fantastic upcoming singer/songwriter from Somerset; The Appaloosas, an wonderful band from Tavistock who play Old Time Appalachian songs; Greg Hancock, singer songwriter from Devon accompanied by his new string trio; Emily Howard, silver-voiced singer/songwriter from Devon and Devonbird, a trio specialising in traditional and new folk music embued with a love of the region.

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Mairearad And Anna

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an "almost telepathic communication" on stage (Hi-Arts), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level , creating "music more than the sum of just two parts" (The Scotsman). Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their two albums - 2009's eponymous debut, and Doubling in 2013 - have both met wide critical acclaim, Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians - the live double act - whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their "must-see" reputation. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects.

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Luke Daniels: What's Here What's Gone

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Over the course of a twenty-year career Luke Daniels has already earned his place on the UK Folk scene as a virtuoso melodeon player with the likes of Riverdance, De Dannan and Ian Anderson, whilst performing with his own band at The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall. He has also worked alongside Howard Shore and The London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and is currently a regular member of The Cara Dillon Band. Already an acclaimed Folk musician and composer, Luke's talents as a singer-songwriter, his immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics; are also becoming widely recognised. A new force to reckon with (The Guardian) A Dylanesque quality to his music ( Scottish Metro)

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Kirk Fletcher With The Katie Bradley Band

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. This is Kirks first visit to the UK, so a great opportunity to be part of history! Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie's musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley's music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity

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Kirk Fletcher With The Katie Bradley Band

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. This is Kirks first visit to the UK, so a great opportunity to be part of history! Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie's musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley's music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity

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James Keelaghan & Hugh Mcmillan

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

James Keelaghan is one of Canada best exports. He is a warm, passionate and articulate songwriter and performer. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana, and contemporary folk has established has established his career as a truly international performer He is joined by his regular touring partner, multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan who plays octave mandolin, mandolin, bass, fretless bass, 8 String Bass, pedal steel and lap steel, just for starters.

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Twelfth Day

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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Twelfth Day

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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The Toy Hearts

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

Midlands western Swing / bluegrass / country siblings Hannah & Sophia (guitar / vocals) with dad Stewart on dobro / banjo / steel - back in UK after an extended stay in Austin Texas that meant we had to delay last year's promised date!

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Barrule

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 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. ------------------------------------------- The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World's best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, an exciting new trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man's music to a much wider audience. Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces gifted 19 year-old fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith (of Mabon) and Adam Rhodes (Mabon and Manx band King Chiaullee)on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

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Mairearad Green And Anna Massie

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an "almost telepathic communication" on stage (Hi-Arts), where they create music more than the sum of just two parts (The Scotsman), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level. Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their two albums 2009's eponymous debut, and Doubling in 2013 have both met wide critical acclaim. Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians the live double act whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their must-see reputation. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects. ...the camaraderie and sheer fun of musical collaboration is plainly evident and infectious. Songlines You guys were killing itamazing playing! KT Tunstall full of energy and verve.first class R2 Magazine An exuberant, beautifully recorded albumcrisp, clean and crystalline. fRoots The young Scottish duo of accordionist Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, on guitar and banjoin sparkling style, performed largely original material with frequent playfulness of delivery belying their formidable technical prowess, in music that seemed much more than the sum of just two parts ***** (FIVE STARS) The Scotsman

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Ray Cooper

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Heg And The Wolf Chorus

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at London Surya Doors at 7.30pm

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Crh Music Presents The Delines

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Gren Bartley Band

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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The Treacherous Orchestra

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London The Borderline Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:00pm

Nominated in the BEST GROUP Category for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 The Treacherous Orchestra story is one of many strands, a tale told spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. An un-definable collective force fusing people, concepts, styles and influences, shaping a musical supergroup that defies description. From the North to the South, East to the West they came, converging in the musical melting-pot of Glasgow, trading ideas over beers and playing music with ferocity, verve and passion. This is a tale of musical origins These roots and strands the essence of the band are the stories of the members themselves, all emerging from their own musical habitat and adding their own distinctive identity. The band is composed of seasoned musicians who are already treading notable paths and reaching international recognition with other bands as performers, arrangers and composers. Those bands that have gone before them, the likes of Martyn Bennett's Cuilinn Music, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty and Salsa Celtica tell the tale of a country full of bright musical minds, ideas, innovation and evolution. It is a tale that continues with the rise of this epic Orchestra.

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Ferocious Dog

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n' roll attitude.With their unique, aggressive yet feel good music they tear up venues across the country often bringing their faithful Hell Hounds along for the ride Folk punk says it all. Consider the band's name', Ferocious Dog leaves little room for doubt. Then again, there's a lot to be said for removing ambiguity from the outset. And that's what you get from Ferocious Dog's self titled debut album nothing ambiguous, nothing diluted, nothing toned down just pedal to the metal, high energy folk punk

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Old Dance School's expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. The Old Dance School takes it's name from the old Betty Fox School of Ballet in Birmingham, then legendary jam session venue, where the band first formed in 2006. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, the septet's provocative songs and cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year. "Ear bending and Radiant Album of the Year" SCOTSMAN "Absolutely stunning... Full on, full of life, and verve!" MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 "Truly exciting, awe-inspiring music" (5-stars) SONGLINES www.theolddanceschool.com www.facebook.com/theolddanceschool Follow us on twitter: @olddanceschool

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The Beaubowbelles

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Citing musical influences that span gypsy and western folk, country, blues and classical, The BeauBowBelles armed with their close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies have attracted a dedicated fan-base and have seen them great success on both the festival circuit and the London alternative music scene. vwww.thebeaubowbelles.com Their harmonies were perfect. The originals were perfect. The band was perfect. (Blood Sugar Sex Musik) "A four-piece, multi-instrumental, nostalgia-bedecked harmony machine fiendishly catchy examples of the finest songwriting you will ever hear." (The Phono Vault)

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Mary Gauthier

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Her latest release, Trouble and Love, is winning rave reviews and includes How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters and featured in Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Tamikrest

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8.00pm

Part of Coventry Peace Festival Tamikrest is one of the best blues bands to come out of the Sahara. Since 2006 they have been honing their unique and singular style and their new album 'Chatma' (meaning My Sisters) is the ultimate outcome. It is dedicated to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television cameras, wounded by conflict. Tamikrest hail from Kidal in Mali, a town which became one of the strategic strongholds of radical Islamists. The peace-loving young Tuaregs of Tamikrest (the name of the group means 'gathering') regret this all the more, since their songs have always expressed the sufferings of their people and their struggle for recognition of their identity. http://youtu.be/APSCPAAs6LQ

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Tamikrest

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8.00pm

Part of Coventry Peace Festival Tamikrest is one of the best blues bands to come out of the Sahara. Since 2006 they have been honing their unique and singular style and their new album 'Chatma' (meaning My Sisters) is the ultimate outcome. It is dedicated to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television cameras, wounded by conflict. Tamikrest hail from Kidal in Mali, a town which became one of the strategic strongholds of radical Islamists. The peace-loving young Tuaregs of Tamikrest (the name of the group means 'gathering') regret this all the more, since their songs have always expressed the sufferings of their people and their struggle for recognition of their identity. http://youtu.be/APSCPAAs6LQ

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Michael Messer & Ed Genis

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Michael Messer is one of the finest slide players on the planet, with stunning rhythm guitarist Ed Genis. This is one of the best blues & roots duos in the world". Time Out, London. Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist performing some of the greatest blues tunes produced this century. His playing encompasses the entire history of the blues and slide guitar, and is highly individual and contemporary. Messer's haunting vocals and stunning acoustic and electric slide guitar playing, ooze authenticity and integrity. His use of turntables in the Second Mind Band and more recently his trio with Indian slide guitar and tabla, add new elements to the blues. The American magazine 'Spirit' listed Michael as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever, alongside Son House, Duane Allman and Ry Cooder. Michael Messer is a master of slide guitar and a blues innovator. After thirty years of touring and making records, Michael Messer always captivates his audience. Being British with an international reputation for blues slide guitar is a rarity in itself, but Messer's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled, and his reputation as an elder statesman of the Blues and as a master of slide guitar is becoming legendary. Michael Messer's accolades include a USA number one blues album with 'King Guitar', and the award for 'Best International Blues Guitar Album' with 'Second Mind'. Michael is included in the 'Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues', where his name appears alongside many of the blues masters that inspired him as a young man. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael Messer's music and wrote the liner notes for his album 'Rhythm Oil'. The only other album Cash did this for, was Bob Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline'. Michael has appeared in his own blues slide guitar episode of the BBC TV series, 'Zingzillas'. He also has a successful brand of MM guitar products, including 'Michael Messer Resonator Guitars', 'Michael Messer National Guitar Strings', and Michael Messer Slide Guitar Tuition DVDs. During the past year Michael Messer has produced two highly acclaimed debut albums; Lucy Zirins 'Chasing Clocks' and Earl 'Peanuts & Monkeys'. Ed Genis started playing guitar in the early 1960s and is a master musician. When he was in his teens Ed was inspired by seeing the Shadows and many of the blues 'greats' at the legendary Riki Tik Club. For over four decades Ed has played guitar in a wide range of bands and musical styles, but it is for his many years playing guitar with Michael Messer that Ed Genis is so well known and respected among musicians and blues & roots music aficionados. A Michael Messer & Ed Genis performance is more than an acoustic blues concert. Heavily rooted in the blues, this duo explores many different areas of roots and world musical styles. Michael & Ed have an intuitive telepathic rapport with each other on stage; Messer's superb slide guitar playing and his slick sound is enhanced by Ed Genis's dexterous mastery of the rhythm guitar. The show is a mesmerizing mix of original material and classics performed in a relaxed style by two masters of their art at the top of their game, and features some of the best guitar playing in the world. What I hear here is the real thing - Bare-bones blues gut-bucket rural rock. This record carried me away to a long time ago, down a delta dirt road to a land of my musical good-old-day-sing. PSDon't squeeze the trigger, if you can't stand the recoil. Johnny Cash Michael Messer and Ed Genis received a five minute standing ovation. It was a privilege to witness a faultless set of mesmerizing world class blues. GW - Blues Matters! Went to see Michael Messer and Ed Genis on Friday night. They were out of this world! Jane, Surrey - BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Show Forum Michael Messer is a musician with a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of slide guitar, and on this performance, that reputation was totally merited. In Ed Genis he has a more than able second guitar player, whose versatility as a support was superior to some lead players. This was an excellent performance by two musicians at the top of their game. Bill Smith Blues In Britain Michael Messer is hailed as the greatest slide guitar player this side of the pond. Accompanied by the brilliant Ed Genis, he caressed and bent the strings of his vast array of guitars to generate some of the most memorable blues I've ever heard, never once letting his expertise eclipse the spirit of the songs. His vocals were superb. The haunting lyrics of Crow Blues will stay with me forever. The evening was a revelation to all. Jackie Larmour - Aldershot News It's Messer's vocals which are the real revelation: heartfelt and pained, full of trial and struggle just like the best blues. If he were American he'd be right behind Eric Bibb & Alvin Youngblood Heart in the hipness sweepstakes. Sid Griffin - Q magazine This was a first time appearance for Michael & Ed in Crawley in the packed theatre with many of the audience new to their music. Messer's slide work was both deft and stunning. The audience sat in rapt silence hanging on to every chord whilst classics such as 'Rolling & Tumbling' and 'Walking Blues', followed by one of the best versions I have heard of 'Diving Duck Blues' since Taj Mahal's recording in the sixties. The audience were on their feet roaring their approval. Tony Pugh - Blues In Britain The 17th International Guitar Festival of Great Britain was opened by one of the best slide guitarists in the world. Michael's self-deprecating manner and pure musicianship shine naturally, a master of his instrument, his music almost creating a genre of his own. Michaels playing will become legendary. Michael Messer is the most important British blues guitarist of the modern era. Mike C - International Guitar Festival of Great Britain British slide guitar genius and US blues chart topper Michael Messer performed the devil's music at its most sublime. Deftly accompanied by acoustic rhythm guitarist Ed Genis, Messer's acoustic steel guitars and slides rolled and tumbled, wailed and howled through an evening of Messer's own tuneful compositions and some delicious homages to past blues masters. Messer's playing marries delicate precision with stormy passion as he sings those tales so appropriate to the blues genre: trouble and loss, lonely nights, blackbirds and troubled spirits. All were mighty forces conjured up as he stroked and bent those steel strings. Sue Cavendish - Net Rhythms I haven't heard anything as lyrical and as 'perfect' in a long time as Michael Messer & Ed Genis. I can well understand Michael Messer's mighty reputation as the current king of slide playing. Blues Alive www.michaelmesser.co.uk

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Olcay Bayir - Album Launch

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Vortex Doors 7pm - Start 8pm Ends 10.30pm

Arts Canteen presents Anatolian songbird Olcay Bayir, releasing her debut album Neva/Harmony on Riverboat Records in October. To celebrate the release, she will perform at The Vortex on Thursday 5th October 2014 Or if you prefer, Arts Canteen Olcay Bayir'in Riverboat Records tarafindan Ekim'de cikarilacak ilk albumu Neva/Harmony 'i sunar . Album Vortex Jazz Club 'ta verilecek bir konserle muzikseverlere tanitilacak. Bayir's songs unfold ancient stories of Anatolian love and mystery. Of Turkish-Kurd origin, Olcay lives in London and is a classically trained soprano with a velveteen voice like no other. On her stunning debut album, her Western training collides perfectly with her passion for the rich musical heritage of her Anatolian homeland, allowing her to craft intricate and unusual melodic phrases, distinct harmonies and captivating, richly-layered textures. Throughout much of the album Olcay sings in high tessitura, sliding across complex ornamented figures with a deft, natural-sounding ease. Carrying enchanting musical heritage of Anatolian cultures, Olcay Bayir sings her own contemporary compositions to original arrangements of traditional folk songs spread across the region of the Mediterranean, Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Olcay sings a rich tapestry of the traditional folk songs of minorities and different cultures which exist in Anatolia. Olcay was born in Antep, Turkey, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The very streets on which she began to hum and sing as a carefree young girl were once where ancient traders from the East and West met to barter and bargain. Of course, these historic businessmen not only exchanged luxurious silks and sturdy camels but also songs, instruments and cultures. Many of the songs on Neva/Harmony are hundreds of years old, the earliest possibly dating back to the seventeenth century.

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Poole St Aldhelms Church Doors at 7.45 pm

St Aldhelm's Church St Aldhelm's Road Branksome Poole Dorset BH13 6BT

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of Canada's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians, James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as "poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling". Paying his seventh visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of Canada's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians, James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as "poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling". Paying his seventh visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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Luka Bloom

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

No Accom left but there's camping or park your campervan in the field next to the venue - phone first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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An Evening Of Indian Music In Two Parts: North And South

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

Prabhat Rao An experienced Hindustani Classical vocalist specialising in the North Indian Khyal style of vocal music, Prabhat Rao will present a repertoire of pure classical Ragas and Bhajans. Born into a musical family in Chennai, SE India, he was initiated into music by first his grandmother Smt Bhaskaramma and then his father. Now based in London, his guru is Smt. Chandrima Misra of the Patiala Gharana school of music. http://www.prabhatrao.com/Welcome.html Annapoorna Karthik This thematic South Indian Carnatic vocal concert will feature work by eminent composers set to ragas that evoke a fine spectrum of Navarasas (nine emotional moods), touching and transporting the listeners. Annapoorna Karthik is now under the tutelage of Ganakalabhushana Prof. Mysore Nagamani Srinath and lives in Bangalore from where she teaches music to people around the world, via her website: http://www.learncarnaticmusic-online.com/

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Rick Shea

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Cheadle Hulme Chads Theatre Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:00PM

Rick Shea has worked with everyone from roots rock kingpin Dave Alvin to folk chanteuse Katy Moffatt to indie rock legends R.E.M. As a member of Dave Alvin's band The Guilty Men Rick toured the U.S. and Europe for six years as an opener and multi-instrumental sideman playing everywhere from Hollywood to Austin to Madison Square Garden and played on most of Dave's albums during that time including the Grammy winning Public Domain.

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Dave Mcpherson (inme)

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

Plus 18 event, please brind ID

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Sarah Mcquaid + Support

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8pm Doors 7.30pm

Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Sarah Mcquaid + Support

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8pm Doors 7.30pm

Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Ben Marwood

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Video (with Frank Turner) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QrGDkifzREM#t=5 Web ( with free music) - http://www.benmarwood.com/index.htm Tickets £9 in advance or £11 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Ben Hitting the road in the first half of 2014 to put second album Back Down to bed, Reading-based songwriter Ben Marwood adds a poetic twist to intricate folk; lyrics that swerve and tumble over one another, switching from the gravely serious love letters to the tongue-in-cheek swipes at life itself. Originally ploughing a lone, DIY furrow, Marwood was finally snapped up by London label Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Chris T-T, Jamie Lenman) late in 2010, before releasing two albums in the next three years. After attention from BBC Radio 1 & 2, Xfm, Rocksound and Kerrang! amongst others, 2013 saw Marwood tour the USA with Frank Turner and Epitaph's Off With Their Heads, and travel the UK with some of the best underground talent, playing shows alongside fellow Xtra Milers Jim Lockey, Oxygen Thief, Retrospective Soundtrack Players, Chris T-T and Franz Nicolay on the way. Be warned: recent single 'Under Lock and Key' had a strong hint of murder.

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Pete Coe

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House 7.30pm

If you're talking about the British folk club scene of the 1970s, then the name of Pete Coe will inevitably loom large. And if you're talking about the folk club scene of the '80s it'll loom even larger. It's prominent in the '90s too and the way things are shaping up it's a name that will continue to be synonymous with the grass roots scene through the early 2000s. Singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy, Pete Coe in many ways represents the backbone of the modem folk revival. He's been a key member of numerous significant outfits across three decades, including the much-loved duo with his then wife Chris, the wondrous dance outfit New Victory Band, folk 'supergroup' Bandoggs and political trailblazers Red Shift. Yet he's probably best known for his richly varied solo work, stretching across the whole range of the folk umbrella from the English tradition to dance tunes of many shapes and sizes to his own devastatingly potent original songs.

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)

Knaresborough Mummers & Folk Club 40th Anniversary Concert

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Tinlin

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

A new young vocal duo made up of two brothers-compared to Simon & Garfunkel, Del Amitri and Crowded House. We are very excited about these two-remember you saw them first at Playhouse2!!

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The Delines

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7.30pm

The new country soul group The Delines, featuring Willy Vlautin, are heading back out on tour this November after filling venues across the UK this June. Armed with their album Colfax, which has already been cited as album of the year by many plus some covers and new material the band are ready to take the UK by storm. Uncut has given the album 9/10, Line of Best Fit 8.5/10 and Q has called singer Amy Boone 'a damaged Dusty Springfield' in a 4-star review. The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), alongside the keyboard work of Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) as well as fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and on keyboards, Cory Gray (The Dandy Wharhols). Vlautin is no stranger to critical acclaim in the UK, enjoying cult success and stellar reviews. He is currently promoting his fourth novel, The Free, for Faber and Faber, which has seen the best reactions yet from fellow authors and musicians alike Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood is a huge fan and even named his newest track after one of Willy's characters. 'Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin is back with a new band, a female singer and a rich collection of songs' Uncut Tour support comes from Fernando Viciconte. Argentina-born Fernando came of age musically in LAm fronting the popular hard rock band Monkey Paw. He moved to Portland, OR, in 1994 were he Co-founded Cravedog Records. Fernando has released seven critically lauded independent albums and currently runs his own label, Domingo Records.

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & Jon Wigg

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm / Music 9pm

Miller Anderson: Guitar/vocals (Keef Hartley,Donavon, TRex, Savoy Brown, Dog Soldier, Deep Purple the list goes on) Bob Brookes: Harmonica/ Vocals( Desperate Dan, Voodoo Kitchen, etc) Jon Wigg: Fiddle, Mandolin, Pipes etc An evening of Blues and musical mayhem!

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & Jon Wigg

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm / Music 9pm

Miller Anderson: Guitar/vocals (Keef Hartley,Donavon, TRex, Savoy Brown, Dog Soldier, Deep Purple the list goes on) Bob Brookes: Harmonica/ Vocals( Desperate Dan, Voodoo Kitchen, etc) Jon Wigg: Fiddle, Mandolin, Pipes etc An evening of Blues and musical mayhem!

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All The Wild Folk Presents Dai & The Ramblers And Special Guests

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Dead Belgian

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors Open 7:30pm

Dead Belgian are a Liverpool-based band playing the music of Jacques Brel. They began life in 2007, inspired to share Brel's music with all who would listen, using a ramshackle drum kit, guitar, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, clarinet and flute. "'Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people's champion.'' - Mojo http://www.deadbelgian.org/

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Baltonsborough Village Hall Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8pm. Finishes 11pm

Blowzabella. This event is a dance not a concert, but it's fine to just come and listen if you don't want to dance. No reserved seating. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm. Bar. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - border bagpipes, saxophone, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone. The band make an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of their tunes have become well known "standards" in the modern folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Baltonsborough Village Hall Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8pm. Finishes 11pm

Blowzabella. This event is a dance not a concert, but it's fine to just come and listen if you don't want to dance. No reserved seating. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm. Bar. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - border bagpipes, saxophone, whistle; Gregory Jolivet - hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd - violin; Barn Stradling - bass guitar; Jon Swayne - border bagpipes, saxophone. The band make an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of their tunes have become well known "standards" in the modern folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Hannah Sanders And Liz Simmons

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, Music starts 2:30pm

HANNAH SANDERS (The Dunns) from Old England, and LIZ SIMMONS (The John Whelan Band, Annalivia, Long Time Courting) from New England, join forces to create a harmonic blend of voice and guitar. Their music draws from English musical traditions as well as American old time, blues and contemporary folk. Even though these gals grew up with an ocean between them, they had similar childhoods spent traveling with musician parents, and were exposed to many different styles of music, among them traditional folk and rock and roll. A transatlantic pairing of two seasoned performers who stay busy with other projects but just love it when they get to tour together, Hannah and Liz have impressed audiences with their unique, haunting vocal blend, their guitar chops, and their witty stage banter. They have toured in the northeastern US opening for Karan Casey & John Doyle and The Wiyos and sharing shows with Laura Cortese & Jefferson Hamer among others, in addition to headlining their own shows and they completed their first tour of England last summer. Currently they are booking tours on both sides of the Atlantic for Fall 2014 in support of their new EP "World Begun". (Photos by Sid Ceaser and Amanda Kowalski)

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 8pm

In November, Ian Siegal will tour as a duo with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. They will perform 22 shows in England, N. Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Holland. Roots To The Core Tour. Nov. 7-29, 2014 For devotees of blues and Americana, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the seven-times British Blues Awards winner, the European Blues Awards winner, and US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, toured in 25 countries, and his latest CD is a BBC recording made at the Royal Albert Hall. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when he dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album), and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band with long-time collaborators Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart. It is 16 years since Mathus last toured in Europe. With the resurgence of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic he has timed his return just right. Welcome back Jimbo!

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Ezio

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wingham Anchor Inn 8pm

Boo Hewerdine is universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over 1000 published songs already recorded by a diverse array of artists including KD Lang, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever (Lau), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Suggs (Madness) and Kim Richey. However Boo's most popular work has been as collaborator, producer, songwriter and guitarist for Eddi Reader (formerly of Fairground Attraction). Boo and Eddi met after his band The Bible split in the late 80's and over the last two decades they have been on an incredible musical adventure. In 2014 Eddi released her tenth studio album (Vagabond) and her classic "Songs of Robert Burns" album produced by Boo Hewerdine was re-mastered and re-issued. "Patience of Angels" brought a nomination for the Ivor Novello Award for Hewerdine in 1995. In a 2009 review of his album God Bless the Pretty Things, the BBC described Hewerdine as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Nick Coleman of The Independent on Sunday described Hewerdine as "one of the best songwriters we have". The Birmingham Evening Mail described him as "one of the country's finest lyricists". Boo says "I am looking forward to singing songs from throughout my writing career and also new songs from "My Name In The Brackets". This will be an opportunity for fans to hear the new material".

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Cambourne Village College Doors 7.30pm

AAAgoodnightout production. Proud to present two legendary English folk guitarist are gracing the stage at Cambourne Village College. http://www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/ http://www.wizzjones.com/

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Cambourne Village College Doors 7.30pm

AAAgoodnightout production. Proud to present two legendary English folk guitarist are gracing the stage at Cambourne Village College. http://www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/ http://www.wizzjones.com/

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Dan Phelps And Matt Fox

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Dan Phelps And Matt Fox

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Dick Gaughan

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Dick Gaughan is truly a giant of the folk scene. A long-time, house-filling favourite of the Kalamazoo Klub who is revered around the world as a master of his craft. How best to describe this astonishing performer, this most powerful and passionate of singer-songwriters? No-one puts it better than Alastair Clark, The Scotsman's music writer.... "He can shake the most complacent mindset out of its skull. "You go home from a Dick Gaughan session feeling exhilarated, not just at the wonderful skills of the most potent singer ever to emerge from the Scottish folk music revival, not just at the astonishingly eloquent guitar playing, but by the sense of the stark exposition of wrong and tremulously argued legitimacy of right. "Even those who disagree profoundly with his view of life recognise the conviction and the supreme artistry." Gaughan, says Clark, "gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work (after a fashion)." To those who say he keeps singing songs of aggression, Gaughan simply says they are songs of love, not hate - but that they delineate a different kind of love. Another memorable Kalamazoo night in prospect!

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Mediterranean Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Blues For Langside

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wimborne Hamworthy Club 12:00pm

Blues For Langside is an all-day Blues Music festival in aid of Langside School, a unique special school for children aged 2 - 19 with SEN, based in Poole, Dorset. The event is to be headlined by The Mick Ralphs Blues Band (founding member of both Bad Company & Mott The Hoople, debuting a brand new line-up of his Blues Band). Other artists performing at the festival are British Blues Awards nominee Alex McKown, Langside's own Couple O' Sherbets with a special set for the day, Dorset's very own The Blues Machine, Poole based singer-songwriter Chris Rogers with a new blues set and Very Special Guest Opening Act, Jo Harman & Friends! More acts are expected to be announced...

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Blues For Langside

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wimborne Hamworthy Club 12:00pm

Blues For Langside is an all-day Blues Music festival in aid of Langside School, a unique special school for children aged 2 - 19 with SEN, based in Poole, Dorset. The event is to be headlined by The Mick Ralphs Blues Band (founding member of both Bad Company & Mott The Hoople, debuting a brand new line-up of his Blues Band). Other artists performing at the festival are British Blues Awards nominee Alex McKown, Langside's own Couple O' Sherbets with a special set for the day, Dorset's very own The Blues Machine, Poole based singer-songwriter Chris Rogers with a new blues set and Very Special Guest Opening Act, Jo Harman & Friends! More acts are expected to be announced...

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Burton on Trent Stapenhill Institute Doors open 7:30pm. Show time 8:00pm

The man who wrote the massive hits for The Christaians, (Remember "Forgotten Town'" and "Ideal World?") the wonderful Henry Priestman will give you an evening of curmudgeonly, musical commentary, on the trials of living life as a middle-aged man! If you want to chuckle all night and leave with a smile on your face, then this is the show for you! This will be an evening of organised chaos and audience participation, with lots of great songs, full of laughter, tears and gripping observations on life. Supported by the brilliant Les "Loved Up" Glover, who will keep your feet moving, this will be a night to remember. Top banana!

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Ben Waters

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Manningtree Red Lion Doors at 8.00pm

We are pleased to present the king of boogie woogie piano, Ben Waters. Ben will be supported by British Blues Awards 2014 nominee Joel Fisk.

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Down At The Mill, Volume 2

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Whitchurch Silk Mill 6:30pm (doors) until 10:00pm

The second in our ongoing series of Down at the Mill gigs is to take place at Whitchurch Silk Mill on November 8th. Following the great success of the first event, we've spent a bit of time looking for the right combo of artists to bring to the little mill on Frog Island this autumn, and we feel sure we've got a happy little bunch that you're sure to fall in love with. The event is in aid of the mill itself - have a look for their 'Preserving the Fabric' appeal to find out more - and will feature Rachael Dadd, Josh Savage and Katy Anderson. We'll open the doors at 6:30pm and keep the evening going up until 10pm, after which we'll all head to the pub. We hope you'll join us!

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Rag Mama Rag: Shammick Abroad

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at South Molton The George Hotel Doors 8.00 pm for 8.30 start

Having had an absolutely brilliant night with Rag Mama Rag in 2012, Shammick Acoustic felt that they should reach a wider audience, so decided to present them at a Shammick Abroad concert in South Molton. Ashley and Deborah Dow really are the bee's knees when it comes to Country Blues, creating an exceptionally full and hard-driving rhythmic sound to get audiences' feet tapping. Very much based in the 1920s and '30s, their range of material is nevertheless very varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime, early white Country tunes, original compositions, and other regional styles of the period. The songs are accompanied with a full range of appropriate guitars as well as ukulele, plus harmonica and percussion. Touring non-stop in Europe over the last ten years or more, this duo has clocked up well over 2000 concerts, and played at many major festivals. For those who've seen them before, no persuasion will be needed to be at this concert; for those who haven't, don't miss the opportunity to see some of the best blues music on offer!

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Matthew Fox And Dan Phelps

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Matthew Fox Matthew Fox is a guitarist and songwriter whose Georgia and Texas roots run deep. He has steeped himself in a variety of styles from acoustic and bottleneck blues to swing and his acclaimed originals are rooted in the great Texas story-song tradition. Matthew has appeared on stages, radio programs and at workshops throughout the US, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and is a proud endorser of Big Hollow Guitars, Diamond Bottlenecks and Elixir Strings. www.matthewfoxmusic.com Matthew is so facile with the guitar, with such an easy-going stage presence, that you don't really care what his left and right hand are doing (as a guitarist watching another), you are only being carried off to where he is taking you. - John Bauman, Acoustic Guitar magazine's Guitar Talk Dan Phelps Dan Phelps is an Illinois native who has been performing acoustic blues for over 25 years. He has played all over the U.S. as well as the UK and Europe. His CD releases have met with critical acclaim in US and British blues magazines such as Blues Revue and Blues and Rhythm magazines. In addition to packing small clubs as well as large theaters, Phelps has shared festival billing with the likes of Pat Donohue, Woody Mann, and Alvin Youngblood Hart and many others. www.danphelpsblues.com "Phelps' following is justified... with a strong, percussive attack on steel guitar and powerful vocals." - Blues and Rhythm Magazine

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Luka Bloom

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

With a poet's heart and a rocker's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song. Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named in the beginning, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. It was in a musical family he was brought up; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka (from Suzanne Vega's song of the same name) Bloom (Joyce's great Dubliner from Ulysses. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014. 'someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.' - SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES 'Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.' - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE

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Ferocious Dog

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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The Hut People

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com for more details http://theolddanceschool.com/ Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, The Old Dance School's genre defying live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. This November, the septet from Birmingham bring their expansive, cinematic sound to Bristol as part of their autumn tour. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, expect provocative songs of Gannet hunters, taxidermists and windfarms delivered with an extraordinary virtuosity and vitality that has received plaudits throughout the UK, including Songlines Top Of The World, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Moulettes

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 7PM

The Moulettes return to Marnhull Village Hall after last years fantastic show. With their new album Constellations receiving rave reviews and shows selling out across the country come and see them in this wonderfully intimate venue.

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Hannah Robinson

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Hannah's album launch. This brilliant young singer songwriter has been reviewed and gloriously celebrated in R2, Maverick and Daily Echo. Hannah has graced the stages of most festivals in the South and stunned audiences with her soulful delivery of song. Highly recommended.

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Hannah Robinson

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Hannah's album launch. This brilliant young singer songwriter has been reviewed and gloriously celebrated in R2, Maverick and Daily Echo. Hannah has graced the stages of most festivals in the South and stunned audiences with her soulful delivery of song. Highly recommended.

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Ruarri Joseph

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Cornish singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph (his first name is pronounced like 'brewery', in case you were wondering...) making an inventive fusion of blues, rock and soul, inspired by the likes of Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and Django Reindhart. Packed full of laidback, lilting folk, Joseph... is a place apart from the more forlorn, angst-ridden offerings from the singer-songwriter canon and more akin to the summery tunes of Van Morrison, Stephen Stills, or even Nick Drake.' (In The News). Inspired by Bob Dylan, the singer song-writer's work has also earned him favourable comparisons to the chart-topping pop savvy sounds of Damian Rice and David Gray, artists which through no coincidence Joseph now shares management with. "One of our best songwriters and lyricists"(The Times). "Dylan had he grown up in Cornwall" (NME). "An intimacy somewhere between Bon Iver and Cat Stevens" (Uncut).

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Nick Harper

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London The Borderline Doors 7pm

14+ under 16's to be accompanied by an adult Nick Harper www.harperspace.com Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. A busy 2013 saw Nick on a major UK solo tour in support of his 8th studio album 'Riven'. An epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. Nick has also found time to play on new recordings with Lana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson this year, via his 6th appearance at Glastonbury Festival, whilst also running his own charity concert/walk in deepest Wiltshire in August - Devil's Den Rocks!

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Lands End - Bluegrass & Beyond

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 8.00pm

"top notch musicianship and a great range of material, they went down a storm" - True North Music LANDS END are a diverse group of young musicians who crossed paths in 2012 at the UK's premier bluegrass workshop, Sore Fingers, which is held annually in Oxfordshire. Originally formed for a one-off show, the band, who have been tutored by some of the most prolific names in bluegrass, made such an impact in their first performance they couldn't possibly stop there! Over the past two years they have enthused audiences in Ireland, England and Germany, recorded their debut EP "The Border Sessions" and have established Lands End as one of the top bluegrass acts on the British Isles. They will bring high energy bluegrass to The Harrison! http://landsendbluegrassband.com/ Advance tickets: £6 (incl. booking fee) Door: £7

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Dick Gaughan

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

DICK GAUGHAN was brought up immersed in the musical traditions and culture of the Gaels, both Scots and Irish, which naturally, therefore, provide the foundation for everything he does. He has been a professional musician and singer since January 1970 (2014 is his 67th year on the planet), has been playing guitar since the age of seven and made his first solo album in 1971 (No More Forever). Working in the broad milieu of folk music Dick has recorded extensively in many countries and in various combinations with other musicians and has also worked extensively as a session musician in a wide variety of musical styles. Dick Gaughan was an early member of the Boys of the Lough and is on their first album. He was with the now-legendary Scottish folk-rock band, Five Hand Reel, making three albums with them in the 1970's. In the 1990's he founded and produced the short-lived but quite extraordinary ensemble Clan Alba. According to a critics poll in fRoots, he recorded the best album of the 1980's (Handful of Earth: Topic) Well known for his forthright and long-time consistently held, oft-expressed political views Dick gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work (after a fashion). In more recent years Dick has composed and arranged music for films and television dramas and his 90-minute orchestral work, Timewaves, was performed as the closing concert at the 2004 Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. He also had a commissioned orchestral work performed at Celtic Connections in January 2007 called Treaty 300 (three hundred years since the Act of Union between England and Scotland). Dick has collaborated successfully over the past year or two with Canadian reggae act The Jason Wilson Band (feat. Dave Swarbrick and Pee Wee Ellis) while, at the same time, performing with his own 7-piece band (feat The Bevvy Sisters) for the occasional gig. In December 2009 Dick was honoured by being inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame. Then, less than two months later in London, he received a Lifetime (not yet!) Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2's annual Folk Awards ceremony. Dick is the only performer to have been so honoured by his musical peers both north and south of the Border. JIM PAGE is an American singer and guitar player, a song writer and story teller. He was born in California in 1949. He got his start in the bars and coffee houses of the lower Bay Area in 60s. The music and artistic experimentation of those days made a big impression, and have stayed with him ever since. On New Year's Day of 1970 he headed to New York City, arrived with a broken fleece lined jacked and 34 cents in his pocket, borrowed a guitar and started hitting the clubs of Greenwich Village. But the scene had changed and he headed to Seattle. Once in Seattle Jim took the whole town to be his stage. In 1974, after being threatened with arrest, Jim took on the Seattle City Government to legalise street performing. It was a landmark case and Seattle is now open for buskers of all styles. In 1975 Jim recorded his first album of original music, a vinyl LP called A Shot Of The Usual, released on his own label. Two other albums followed in rapid succession. In 1977 Jim journeyed to the UK for the Cambridge Folk Festival. He was off and running and spent the next 6 years almost constantly on the road. He recorded two albums for a Swedish label called Nacksving and one for WEA Ireland. It was in Ireland that Christy Moore first heard Jim's song Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette, and made it a permanent part of his repertoire. To date, Jim's songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, The Moving Hearts, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, David Soul, and Michael Hedges. Jim returned to the States in '83 and began re-establishing himself as a solo artiste and a player in the Northwest music scene. Fast forward to the 21st century and Jim is busy with multiple projects in simultaneous array constant solo performance, plus various ensemble configurations, leading to more albums. Jim continues to write and to perform and to experiment with form and ensemble, and his songs continue to be pertinent and expressive of our times. To quote the late Utah Phillips: If you're ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from. And Christy Moore: Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer of hope. Jim Page carries the light.

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Robb Johnson: Gentlemen At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Marking Remembrance day on the centenary of the start of the First World War with this very special evening. Robb Johnson presents his critically acclaimed song cycle in which he explores the relationship of his grandfathers generation to the experience of the trenches and follows it's legacy and continuing impact on them and on us. 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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Ray Cooper Aka Chopper From Oysterband

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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, formerly Chopper of Oysterband, will be presenting songs from his second solo album 'Palace of Tears', released in September. Recorded in a log cabin in Sweden, this album sees a departure from the more historical themes of his first album and establishes him firmly as a singer/songwriter. 'It is a bittersweet album about living and working in Northern Europe over the last quarter century. I tried to avoid nostalgia but many songs deal with the past and how it can never be reclaimed' On stage Ray sings and plays cello, guitar and harmonica. For this show, he is joined by Rowan Godel on backing vocals.

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Mairearad And Anna / Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

Two of Scotland's most renowned multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes, voice) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo. With an instantly warm and friendly stage presence they have an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, delivering highly energetic, mesmerising performances accompanied by premium-grade banter. We're proud to welcome them to Drumnadrochit at the end of their English and Scottish tour. Tea and home baking included in ticket price and served during the interval.

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Mairearad And Anna / Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

Two of Scotland's most renowned multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes, voice) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo. With an instantly warm and friendly stage presence they have an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, delivering highly energetic, mesmerising performances accompanied by premium-grade banter. We're proud to welcome them to Drumnadrochit at the end of their English and Scottish tour. Tea and home baking included in ticket price and served during the interval.

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Jim Moray

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music starts 8:00pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------- You think you know folk music and then someone like Jim Moray comes along. He comes bearing Skulk, a fifth album of soulful English music, plus a sheaf of industry awards and the wherewithal to locate folk music in its rightful landscape: the modern world. In Jim's vision, the oral tradition is electrified, not only technically but emotionally. Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical world - because they are. He has known no other way to think about music. From his debut, BBC Folk Award-winning album in 2003, Sweet England, through Jim Moray (2006), Low Culture (2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year) and In Modern History (2010), Moray's career has been a continuous avowal of folk's relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century.

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

Monday 10 November 2014 Edinburgh Blues Club present IAN SIEGAL & JIMBO MATHUS + Ryan Morcombe Roots To The Core Tour In November, Ian Siegal will tour as a duo with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. They will perform 22 shows in England, N. Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Holland. For devotees of blues and Americana, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the seven-times British Blues Awards winner, the European Blues Awards winner, and US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris and Edinburgh, toured in 25 countries, and his latest CD is a BBC recording made at the Royal Albert Hall. http://iansiegal.com Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when he dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album), and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band with long-time collaborators Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart. It is 16 years since Mathus last toured in Europe. With the resurgence of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic he has timed his return just right. Welcome back Jimbo! http://jimbomathus.com Ryan Morcombe Ryan Morcombe is a 25 year old Blues Folk singer-songwriter from Whitburn. For a young guy, Ryan Morecombe has an old soul. He's been, as he puts it, 'Kicking around' for over two years, working his way through venues which include King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Nice 'N' Sleazy, Henry's Cellar, The Dreadnought Rock Club, Bathgate Music Festival and The Leith Folk Club; and has performed as far afield as Amsterdam. Morecombe plays a harmonica live, to go with his strumming humming alter-ego from American's dirty south. He was recently been featured in the "New Music" section of the Daily Record where he received very praising reviews. He has garnered radio play on some local and online radio stations, including east coast FM and Sugar Radio. Earlier this year, Ryan released his debut EP, "Propped Up By Bones" available for free download from www.lesfritespetites.co.uk When I first stumbled across Ryan Morcombe I stopped and did a double take, wailing harmonica and jangling guitar, an old soul in a young man's body. The Daily Record "I took a double-take upon hearing one of his tracks 'Bleeding Dry'. It's a dusty ol' Delta blues number in the vein of Big Joe Williams, or to use a more contemporary comparison, Willis Earl Beal. It's refreshing to hear real blues, not that tacky put blues your old history teacher use to play, being played truthfully and honestly." Mikey Rush, Go Guide Magazine http://www.facebook.com/RyanAtTheDisco

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Zhok Hora Klezmer Band

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 7 - 9 pm

The band performs traditional Jewish East European repertoire as well as contemporary klezmer-inspired music from the UK

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Hatful Of Rain

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Hatful Of Rain

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

The Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

The Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

The Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

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Mike Zeto & The Wheelwith Samantha Fish

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Mike Zeto & The Wheelwith Samantha Fish

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Rick Shea

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

From the honky tonks of San Bernadino, California, with a voice that brings to mind Merle Haggard, Tom Russell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore or Brooks Williams Rick Shea's a masterful guitar player. His songs show their Bakersfield and Mexicali influences of the Southwest infused with Western swing and a sharp eye for story detail. I'm so pleased he asked to come and play in Brighton on this new European tour.

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Best Seat Sessions: Pip Mountjoy

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Cherry Reds Doors 7pm, Starts 7.30pm

Pip Mountjoy Pip Mountjoy is a 20 year old, folk-pop singer songwriter from Yorkshire. Championed by BBC Introducing, she has toured extensively, from the most intimate back rooms of the UK folk circuit to major festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight & Cambridge Folk, supporting the likes of Ryan Adams & John Smith, leaving audiences "simultaneously entertained, depressed, amused, bemused and delighted". There is a subtlety to Pip's acoustic guitar and haunting vocals that captivates. She describes her writing as 'confessional poetry', her lyrics evoke powerful themes of nature, a fervent wanderlust, as well as the human tragedies of loss, heartbreak and the experience of being out of place in a hostile world; all with a healthy side of sarcasm and dark British humour. Channelled into her live performance, this poetry achieves a more emotional resonance: raw, painfully honest and sung with a beauty that justifies those frequent comparisons to Laura Marling. Ask about influences, and you'll hear the names of Ryan Adams, The Tallest Man on Earth and Laura Marling, alongside staples from the US alt-folk scene Okkervil River, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes. But Pip's music carries an identity all of its own, her on-stage humour and enchanting vocals come together with powerful lyrics in a unique talent. Absolutely fantastic live act, I think she's set to be a star - BBC Introducing (Lyndsey Boggis, BBC Intro Exec Producer) Subtle songwriting and haunting vocals... Mountjoy is wise beyond her years - The Ruckus Robert Lane Robert Lane is a Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer based in Birmingham. He has supported a wide range of performers including Nell Bryden, Alice Gold, Monument Valley, Cattle and Cane, Edwina Hayes, Steve Gibbons, Dan Whitehouse and Steve Ajao. (his) songs all have a fantastic melodic corereally intrigued by the melodyit's particularly sweet Alan Clifford BBC Radio Nottingham drivetime "Lane is another prime example of the sheer amount of talent we have residing in the Midlands at the moment, and a valuable addition to the Birmingham music scene as a whole." Luke Deakin, Counteract Magazine

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Sam Baker

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30PM

Imagine Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan and Johnny Cash jamming in a back street Texas bar when in comes Nick Cave and the spirit of Townes Van Zandt. Sam Baker is a great songwriter and is fast becoming one of the biggest underground Americana success stories of recent years.

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Bright Season

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 7 - 9 pm

This folk trio bring together influences from the traditional music of England and Scandinavia to deliver foot-stomping tunes, dramatic ballads and heart-warming harmonies

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Ibibio Sound Machine

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Manchester Gorilla Doors 7:30pm

We're hugely excited to have the afro-funk meets electronic pop talent of Ibibio Sound Machine headlining the extravaganza. Fronted by British/Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they're the breakout World Music sensation of 2014, having garnered acclaim from NME, Q, The Quietus, Sunday Times, and The Guardian since releasing their self-titled debut album. What's the reason for all the fuss? It's simply the way the band merge traditional afro-beat structure with contemporary dance flourishes, gospel-tinged harmonies, sumptuous brass, thundering sub-bass, and retro-synth samples.

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Winter Mountain

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hailing from the shores of Cornwall and Donegal, Winter Mountain blend melodic folk songs, heartfelt lyrics and two voices in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance, the power of harmony and the essence of the song. After support tours with Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon and Rosanne Cash, and festival appearances too many to mention here the band will embark on their second tour of 2014 in November. They're amazingawesome harmony singing and such beautiful songs! (Rosanne Cash) an utterly fabulous record!! barely a wasted note on the whole album (Album of the Week - The Sunday Express 5/5) Winter Mountain make 'em like they used to, and three cheers for that (Maverick 4/4) A great gig, beautiful songs. You really must see them (Janice Long, BBC Radio)

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Martha Tilston & The Scientists

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martha Tilston & The Scientists

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

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Ray Cooper

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Ruarri Joseph

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Crumblin' Cookie 8pm

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Dick Gaughan & Jim Page

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors - 7.30pm, Show - 8.00pm

Dick Gaughan is Scotland's most passionate troubadour, a singer and guitarist whose performances both burn with a fierce conviction and smoulder with equally heartfelt compassion. The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards and induction into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, Dick Gaughan makes a welcome return to Sheffield for an intimate concert at The Greystones following his previous sold-out concerts at the venue! Unusually, since Dick nearly always tours solo in the UK, he is touring on this occasion with an opening act. This performer will be Jim Page, a great songwriter and singer from Seattle, USA, who Dick has long admired. Jim is possibly best known over here for writing the song, "Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette", with which Christy Moore had great success some years ago. DICK GAUGHAN "The art of contemporary and traditional song by a singer and guitar player of rare quality and integrity; a totally unique experience, there's nobody remotely like him" - Brunswick Music Festival. "He has one of the finest and most sublime voices on the planet, capable of capturing the heart with the most tender of traditional ballads in one moment and stirring the fire of the spirit with his uncompromising commentary on social injustice in the next... an unforgettable artist, able to change the way that you think and feel through the power of music" - Appleseed Recordings. "A truly masterful performer" - Folk Roots "Gaughan is absolutely one of the best in the world" - Frets Magazine JIM PAGE Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of  Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer. -  Bonnie Raitt Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer of hope. Jim Page carries the light. - Christy Moore Jim Page's songs get right to the point.  He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a biting sense of irony.  And boy! can he sing and play.  If you're ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from. -  U. Utah Phillips Tikets also available from the venue daily until 6pm

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Sharon Shannon With Alan Connor

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Salisbury The Chapel Doors 7.30pm

Irish accordian queen Sharon Shannon takes a trip through 21 years of her back catalogue, joined by multi-intramentalist and singer Alan Connor. Doors 7.30pm Support 8pm £2.50 from the sale of each ticket goes to Salisbury Hospice.

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Directed by God Father of grunge folk Wild Willy Barrett, this dynamic quartet returns to the UK with an oo -la-la as French chanteuse Aurora Colson takes centre stage, while the musicians demonstrate their individual talents. Captivating audiences both English and French alike with her compelling and expressive vocals, she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles from Gypsy jazz to traditional Celtic, with hint of Bluegrass and Piaf thrown into the mix. Innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A unique and unforgettable evening.

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Alistair Anderson Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

As a touring soloist, with no less than 37 tours of the USA, 5 trips to Australia and countless European tours to his credit, Alistair Anderson is internationally acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina and a fine exponent of the Northumbrian Pipes. He delights audiences with the lyrical slow airs and lively dance tunes of Northumberland and with his own music, which has grown out of his love of traditional music. His appeal as a musician lies not only in his remarkable handling of the English Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes. It is also a result of his total involvement in his music, his absolute sincerity, which succeeds in reaching a far wider audience than his classification as a folk musician would suggest. The Stage The pleasure comes chiefly from the excellence of the playing; that particular delight which comes from anything superbly done. The concertina emerges as a flexible and sensitive instrument; in the hands of a player of Anderson's quality it is amazing what it can achieve. The Guardian He remains one of this country's most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists Colin Irwin fROOTS

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The Magic Lantern + Kevin Pearce

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE MAGIC LANTERN: The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe. With an immediately arresting voice that has been compared to Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley and a unique guitar style that takes elements of folk finger picking, flamenco and West African music, his songs sound deceptively simple at first but open up to reveal a warmth, humour and wisdom that belie his age. 'Love of Too Much Living' is the bold, beautiful and intimate second album from The Magic Lantern, a record stripped back to the essentials of voice, classical guitar and piano to create a mesmerising sound world that addresses the difficulties of coming of age, navigating ambition, love, loss and our perennial search for acceptance. It will be released on 29 September on Smugglers Records. Very, very special - Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music "Bitter sweet, beautiful music" - Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction "An exciting new talent" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 www.the-magic-lantern.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------- KEVIN PEARCE: "A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens" - The Independent "Absolutely Beautiful" - Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio "The Finest Songs" - Mojo Following his extensive touring with Turin Brakes and shows with Beth Orton, Kevin Pearce is releasing his new album 'Dynamite' which also includes a graphic novel of the same name alongside the release that Pearce has written. The lyrics to the album are embedded in the story of the graphic novel entwining the two as a Multi-Media release. The character 'Dynamite' exists in both song and image form to tell the story of a man who's compassion is as forefront as his vengeance and lack of concern for social consequence, which are fuelled by his reaction to the unbalanced society he finds himself living in. The new record also sees a remarkable and enigmatic vocal collaboration with Olly Knights ( of Turin Brakes ) and Tom Mcrae in the track 'Bedlam' . It was recorded at Pearce's home studio in Mistley, Essex, and mastered by Sheffield's Dean Honer ( Eccentronic Research Council, I Monster, Add N to X )

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Lach

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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"james Keelaghan" (canada) @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Singer/Songwriter KEELAGHAN is a fantastic performer from Calgary, North America. He is well known on the British folk scene having played many a folk club and festival including Parkgate Folk Club. His baritone voice is a delight as is his guitar playing. He will be accompanied by bass and multi- instrumentalist Hugh McMillan who works brilliantly in tandem with James. We are proud to have such a high quality duo with us. Please book in advance if you can.

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Anais Mitchell

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Reading South Street Doors 7.30pm

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Peter Knights Gigspanner

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 Performance at 8;00 PM

Peter Knight came to fame as the fiddle player with Steeleye Span. He tours with the virtuoso group Feast of Fiddles but the best platform for Peters breathtaking fiddle playing is Gigspanner. Peter on fiddle is accompanied by Roger Flack on guitar and the mermerising Vincent Salzfaas on a collection of conga's with a djembe hidden in the middle somewhere. The music ranges from sensative folk songs to hell for leather reels with the occasional blues and improvisation. The music will ring in your ears for days after the concert.

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Judy Dunlop & Jon Scaife

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Held in high regard by fellow musicians (not least her son Blair!), Judy is a superb singer cited by many women of the new folk generation. "One of my greatest inspirations" says Jackie Oates, while for Lucy Ward she is "a key influence". For her belated Black Swan debut Judy is joined by ace guitarist Jon Scaife, previously enjoyed here with Gypsy Reel and in duo with Bob Bray.

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Judy Dunlop & Jon Scaife

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Held in high regard by fellow musicians (not least her son Blair!), Judy is a superb singer cited by many women of the new folk generation. "One of my greatest inspirations" says Jackie Oates, while for Lucy Ward she is "a key influence". For her belated Black Swan debut Judy is joined by ace guitarist Jon Scaife, previously enjoyed here with Gypsy Reel and in duo with Bob Bray.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Witney Fat Lils Doors at 7.30pm / Live music from 8pm

Universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over one thousand published songs already recorded. He's written for the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Mel C and Eddi Reader and will be playing material from his new album 'My Name In Brackets'

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Witney Fat Lils Doors at 7.30pm / Live music from 8pm

Universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over one thousand published songs already recorded. He's written for the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Mel C and Eddi Reader and will be playing material from his new album 'My Name In Brackets'

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The Hut People

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8pm

What do you get when you take an outstanding accordionist from the folk tradition (with a touch of African tribal music) and add an exceptional percussionist with a World and Jazz background (who has played with Beautiful South and Nina Simone)? Answer - wonderful folk music with an infectious rhythm. A mind-boggling array of exotic percussive instruments brings not only rhythm but colour and texture to the music that is something very special. It's not just the music that's special but the way it is delivered that needs to be experienced.

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The Hut People

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8pm

What do you get when you take an outstanding accordionist from the folk tradition (with a touch of African tribal music) and add an exceptional percussionist with a World and Jazz background (who has played with Beautiful South and Nina Simone)? Answer - wonderful folk music with an infectious rhythm. A mind-boggling array of exotic percussive instruments brings not only rhythm but colour and texture to the music that is something very special. It's not just the music that's special but the way it is delivered that needs to be experienced.

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Crowdys Hill School Ceilidh 2014

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Swindon The Moonrakers 7pm

Thursday 13th November 2014 Doors 7pm first dance 7.30pm The Crossways Suite The Moonrakers Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 5AA Featuring a live band with caller: The Cowshed Ceilidh Collective Tickets £6 adults, £4 children Available from school reception, by phone 01793 332400, or from www.wegottickets.com All proceeds to Friends of Crowdys Hill School

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Crowdys Hill School Ceilidh 2014

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Swindon The Moonrakers 7pm

Thursday 13th November 2014 Doors 7pm first dance 7.30pm The Crossways Suite The Moonrakers Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 5AA Featuring a live band with caller: The Cowshed Ceilidh Collective Tickets £6 adults, £4 children Available from school reception, by phone 01793 332400, or from www.wegottickets.com All proceeds to Friends of Crowdys Hill School

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Kitsyke Will on their comeback tour! This 70s North Yorkshire, UK three-piece folk group - the Englishman, the Scotsman and the Irishman - comprise Tony Bayliss (vocals, guitar, cittern), Bob Thomas (vocals, bodhran, Northumbrian pipes) and Peadar Long (clarinet, whistles, flute, saxophone, vocals).

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Kitsyke Will on their comeback tour! This 70s North Yorkshire, UK three-piece folk group - the Englishman, the Scotsman and the Irishman - comprise Tony Bayliss (vocals, guitar, cittern), Bob Thomas (vocals, bodhran, Northumbrian pipes) and Peadar Long (clarinet, whistles, flute, saxophone, vocals).

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Henry Priestman (the Christians)

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.henrypriestman.com/video/ Tickets £14 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Henry it's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Rough-hewn charm The Sunday Times Henry Priestman's songwriting skills have been honed through work with cult acts and chart-toppers, and his wry observations have been finely tuned into the kind of songs it's near impossible not to like. **** R2 .... a fine songwriter with an acerbic wit when it comes to his take on relationships, work, life ****½ Maverick Henry Priestman's new album 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth': After three years in the making, Henry Priestman's 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' will be unleashed on UK listeners on 17th February 2014 through Proper Records. Eclectic, introspective and compelling, it was worth every second of the wait. Released in 2009 on Island Records, Priestman's first solo album, 'Chronicles of Modern Life', earned him plaudits as a songwriter. It was written in three weeks and recorded in less than a month, Henry explains, I started this new one in 2010, expecting to get it done quickly to capitalise on the relative success of the first. I had a version almost ready, then sadly my mum died and ten months later my mother-in-law died. Suddenly rushing out an album didn't seem that high up on the agenda. Furthermore, I started writing more songs better suited to where I was up to in my life. Consequently, it's a more poignant and reflective album (and slightly less of a Chronicles Of Modern Life part II) than the original version would have been. It feels like a step forward rather than more of the same. More than 35 years in the music industry have helped bring some seasoned guests to the album. 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' features the talents of Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts), Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Paul Simpson (The Wild Swans) & Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson/Beach Boys). The album's opener 'At The End of The Day', co-written with singer/songwriter Lotte Mullan (who also provides harmonies) was written for Henry's mother. It couples well with 'True Believer', which features both the co-writing talent of the Grammy-nominated John Beck, and a choir of school children from one of Henry's school-songwriting workshops, to create a two-part opener to the album. A fall and rise that hints at the level of detail that's gone into an album that masterfully tugs on and releases the heart strings. 'Valentine Song' showcases Priestman's knack with creating gripping, cinematic and emotive songs. It has been transformed into the central theme of the film Kismet Diner, winner of first prize at the 2013 Manhattan Short Films Festival. The album flits between angry fiddle-laden stomps (Goodbye Common Sense video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOH4VVpkFUc ), introspective singer/songwriter (At The End of The Day, and the title track) and bluestinted pop (Rant 'N' Rave). That it's so eclectic should be of no surprise for an artist whose debut topped Amazon's Folk and World music chart, whilst at the same time been described asmusic for grumpy old men by Radio 2's Johnnie Walker. Whilst creating 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' Henry has been playing many housegigs and also holding songwriting workshops at schools around the country, both of which will serve as good preparation for heading back to the road for a nationwide series of live dates in February, March and April 2014 to coincide with the release of the album. Henry's varied career has seen him open for the Sex Pistols, tour with The Who (with his 1st band, Yachts), and write every song on a triple platinum selling album with The Christians. To say nothing of music for ads, BBC TV Wildlife, X-box, & production work. Since the start of his solo career he has so far mined a similar rich vein of diversity and this latest album seems no exception. 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' is a timely and well-constructed album, a voice for all those of a certain age (!) that have grown up but are still full of life and maybe even a little bit angry! http://www.henrypriestman.com/ www.facebook.com/henrypriestman Kismet Diner (featuring 'Valentine Song'): www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz38FbEycms

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Show Of Hands

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Liverpool Concert Room, St George's Hall Doors 7.30pm

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The Old Dance School

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com for further info http://theolddanceschool.com/ Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, The Old Dance School's genre defying live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. This November, the septet from Birmingham bring their expansive, cinematic sound to Bristol as part of their autumn tour. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, expect provocative songs of Gannet hunters, taxidermists and windfarms delivered with an extraordinary virtuosity and vitality that has received plaudits throughout the UK, including Songlines Top Of The World, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year.

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Harp And A Monkey - Great War Special

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Great War. To mark the occasion and to honour all those who fought and died in the bloodiest conflict the world has ever known, Manchester's electro-folk storytellers Harp and a Monkey have put together a very special show especially for St. Edith Hall. To open this unique event and to set the scene, Martin Purdy, the band's vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, will give a short talk on the war itself. Martin is a bona-fide expert on the conflict, having spent a number of years working as a freelance First World War advisor for the BBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Magazine. In 2008 he wrote a book for them (republished in 2013) explaining how to research a Great War combatant, and how to then use this information to plan a meaningful pilgrimage overseas, and he has co-authored two other books on the war, 'Doing Our Bit' and 'The Gallipoli Oak'. Following on from this, the band will perform a full set of songs based on the conflict and its aftermath. Finally, to lighten the sombre mood and lift our spirits they will play a further set of their own material.

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Sheelanagig

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

BBC2 FOLK AWARDS WINNERS BEST DUO 2014" One of the current must see folk music acts!! A recent reviewer said of Phillip and Hannah '...utterly inspired and magnificent. Hannah Martin has an incredible voice, packing more into one syllable than seems possible. Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK's top slide guitarists and harmonica players. His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st Century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition.

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £16 online £17 cash or cheque in advance £18 on the door Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He has been called The Welsh Springsteen, also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut - MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times He is one of our most intelligent writers - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 www.martynjoseph.net IF WEGOTTICKETS SAYS TICKETS UNAVAILABLE,- ON THE DAY, PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Jim Moray has one of the most wonderful voices on the folk scene and his guitar work is fabulous. he specialises in the traditional ballad form and his interpretation of traditional songs is very special. Part of the Landmark Festival of Song.

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Jim Moray has one of the most wonderful voices on the folk scene and his guitar work is fabulous. he specialises in the traditional ballad form and his interpretation of traditional songs is very special. Part of the Landmark Festival of Song.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Amazing Robot is the new single by one of England's finest songwriters Boo Hewerdine, released by Reveal Records on June 23rd 2014. The song is 'about the certainties of childhood and how they disappear' whilst paying tribute to the much loved 1970's board game The Amazing Magic Robot. In the game a small green robot would spin on a mirror and point at the answer to your question. The Amazing Robot was always right!

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Beck Sian & Jonathan Kershaw

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Beck Siàn Beck first came to the UK from Australia in 2006 and spent three years touring both solo and with such names as Keith Potger (The Seekers), Julie Felix, Sheila Chandra, The Strawbs and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. She has performed in venues as diverse as castles, abbeys, pubs, theatres, festivals and folk clubs. Beck then took some time away from the live gigs to record two albums in Shropshire and mid Wales and has remained in the UK, in order to continue her live work. Jonathan Kershaw Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. His debut album Bizarre Tales (released in 2012) is a serene blend of strong, traditional Celtic and folk sounds together with classical and rock influences.Although some of his material could be related to the folkier moments of rock giants such as Led Zeppelin, Rush or Jethro Tull, this does not fully quantify the complete spectrum of his sound.Intertwining guitar parts maintain a curiously ethereal feeling of mysticism with pieces that move through a variety of emotions.

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Beck Sian & Jonathan Kershaw

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Beck Siàn Beck first came to the UK from Australia in 2006 and spent three years touring both solo and with such names as Keith Potger (The Seekers), Julie Felix, Sheila Chandra, The Strawbs and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. She has performed in venues as diverse as castles, abbeys, pubs, theatres, festivals and folk clubs. Beck then took some time away from the live gigs to record two albums in Shropshire and mid Wales and has remained in the UK, in order to continue her live work. Jonathan Kershaw Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. His debut album Bizarre Tales (released in 2012) is a serene blend of strong, traditional Celtic and folk sounds together with classical and rock influences.Although some of his material could be related to the folkier moments of rock giants such as Led Zeppelin, Rush or Jethro Tull, this does not fully quantify the complete spectrum of his sound.Intertwining guitar parts maintain a curiously ethereal feeling of mysticism with pieces that move through a variety of emotions.

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Charlie Dore In Concert

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Charlie Dore first came to musical prominence ( She's an experienced actor and comedian as well) in 1978 when Chris Blackwell signed her to Island Records. The resulting album recieved considerable critical acclaim with the near hit " Pilot of The Airwaves" being realeased as a single and getting a lot of airtime . Her second album " Listen " was recorded in the U.S with members of Toto and was also highly regarded. She then diversified into writing songs for such artists as Tina Turner, Celine Dion , and Jimmy Nail. In 1995 she returned to recording with " Things Change " with a more stripped down folk/country kind of feel .2005 brought the album " Sleep all day " with such fine and original songs as " Dirt makes excellent toothpaste " and " Maximum Bob". The very wonderful " Cuckoo Hill " was released in 2006 . Where else can you get utterly memorable songs referencing such subjects as Bill Hicks , The Lone Ranger, Andy Williams , and the behaviour of Captains of Industry ? She followed this with " The Hula Valley songbook" in 2009 which included several 1930's popular country and swing tunes . " Cheapskate Lullaby" followed in 2011. the title track , " Liontamer " , and " Australia " providing further evidence of the originality , wit , and flair of her songwriting and musicianship. Her latest album " Milk Roulette" is soon to be released , and inludes a songwriting collaboration with Linda Thompson . We also have The Bailey Sisters for an all too rare appearance . Their album " After silence , music " is a reminder that something fresh can still be brought to traditional folk music. To make the evening near perfect , the guest compere will be Judy Dunlop ( who we've asked very nicely if she will do a couple of songs)

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club Doors 7.15pm Concert starts 7.45pm

Cathryn is from Richmond, Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee's Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers and Shel Silverstein. Brian is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.

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The Curst Sons

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doots Open 7:15pm

Fresh from their sold out triumphant Xmas show with us back in December, those loveable scamps The Curst Sons caused such a stir in the Square Tower with their stomping Curstabilly sounds that we were inundated with requests asking us to get them back again! So here they are returning by popular demand and ready to rouse Henry VIII's spirit from it's present slumbers! Started in 1998 by three Brighton UK music veterans The Curst Sons play their own original compositions cut with a few distinctive arrangements of vintage songs. The inspiration is the pre-Rock & Roll American world of Blues, Gospel, and Old Time and their sound has been described as Hillbilly Blues, Country Punk, or even Bluegrass Thrash Skiffle. Call it what you like, it's infectious good-time party music, leavened with the occasional dark ballad or wistful waltz. Band members have played in many Brighton groups over the years, including the short lived but wonderfully named Cow Division. Dave Simner and Willi Kerr (along with international blues stomper John Crampton) were members of Brighton legends Daddy Yum Yum -who imperiously turned down a record deal with Pete Waterman before slouching back into obscurity. Willi Kerr (vocals, percussion). Born on Mersea Island on the marshy fringes of Essex, Willi abandoned his farming roots and took to the sinful ways of the city. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (an incurable cancer of the bone marrow) in 1998 he was given 5 days to live. Being a cantankerous old cuss he decided that this was the perfect time to re-launch his musical career, and The Curst Sons were born. Thanks to the healing power of hillbilly music he is now in the rudest of health. Dave (Specky) Simner (banjo, lead guitar, vocals). Raised in the Black Country on a diet of heavy metal and motorbikes, Dave fled South till he hit the coast. He lost the long hair and leather jacket and soon became entangled in the Brighton music scene. He has played in more bands than he can remember and somehow took up the banjo. He also plays with his own 60's R&B outfit The Spectones, and leads music sessions for adults with learning disabilities. Tim Dunkerley (slide guitar, mandolin, vocals). Tim's interest in music was first awakened by his father's lurid tales of wild living in a harmonica band on the minesweeper HMS Hound. Loath to leave his nautical upbringing Tim coast-hopped east from his Portsmouth home and eventually washed up on the beach at Brighton. He is a teacher/ facilitator with Unified Rhythm a samba/fusion marching band for young adults, including those with learning difficulties Nominated for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010 Nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards 2011 The Curst Sons have released 5 CDs on their own Curst Mountain label, they also wrote and recorded the soundtrack for a video piece by artist Jack Strange exhibited at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York and supplied the soundtrack for the short film Horseboy Gets a Gun by Jane Couldrey. Their music can be heard on the downhill skateboarding film Road Buzz. Take a peek at the review of the storming Xmas gig with us last year here: http://www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk/curst-christmas-review/ People have said. They do what great British bands have done over the years, taken the idea from America and made it much much better. Barry Marshall-Everitt, House of Mercy One of the best, if most unlikely, acts to come out of Brighton hands down this brilliant trio plays bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly as if their lives and loves depended on it, mixing Americana classics with tuneful originals full of superior lyrics. Time Out absolutely fantastic. Mark Lamarr BBC RADIO 2 Got everybody jumpin'a great band. Jonnie Walker BBC Radio 2 Their biggest appeal is that they manage to stay true to American folk music's rich lineage, while throwing in enough curve balls to piss off the folk puritanicals. Americana UK

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Sarah Mcquaid.

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Neil Mcsweeney/ Lost Brothers

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 7 - 9 pm

Neil McSweeney is one of Sheffield's most outstanding singer-songwriters. The Guardian's Dave Simpson described his deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery. He has built up a national profile and has toured as support for Richard Hawley and Bellowhead among others.

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White Rabbit Presents Clinic

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

£15 on the door Doors open 7.30pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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White Rabbit Presents Clinic

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

£15 on the door Doors open 7.30pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Manchester RNCM. 7.30pm

If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. A Thousand Hearts, Cara Dillon's fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true.

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Bernard Wrigley

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm

Music from 8.30 Bar provided by Bridge House Brewery

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World Beats Frenzy Presents Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant + Arash Moradi

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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World Beats Frenzy Presents Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant + Arash Moradi

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar open 7.15 pm On Stage 8.00 pm

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris. One of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, Martyn has toured with (among others) Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, Jools Holland, Mark Cohn and, even, Celine Dion. This most compelling live performer and social commentator presents his audience with challenging narratives, tempered with songs that comfort and speak to the soul. His music is filled with passion, intelligence, intensity, and humour. www.martynjoseph.net

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Ray Cooper

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Yattendon Village Hall Doors 7.00pm. Music 8.00pm

This show is part of a national tour to promote Ray's new album 'Palace of Tears'. Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Sweden where he moved in 2000. He left Oysterband in 2013 and has since toured solo in 7 countries. For this show he is joined by Rowan Godel on backing vocals. Rowan sang with Ray on his new album. This is one of their only two appearances together on this tour. There will be a real ale bar open from 7pm.

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Marc O'reilly (full Band) / Four Bars At Dempseys / Sat 15th Nov 2014

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox present Marc O'Reilly (Full Band) with support from Dominic Griffin (Full Band) Saturday 15th November 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £7adv MARC O'REILLY Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O'Reilly released his newest album 'Human Herdings' on 28th March'14. Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album 'My Friend Marx' in 2011, Marc O'Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. 2013 saw Marc tour all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters and squeezing in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California. His alter - ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro - pop duo 'R', recently receieved excellent radio support for their debut sin gle 'Change' from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul Mcloone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart. As if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks f or the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullu m Show on BBC Radio 2. 'With folk and blues influences, the Irish singer songwriter stands out from the genre, easily the feral twin of Ben Howard, raised by wolves, and with all the dare in his approach to songwriting and delivery for the pair of them. ' - STV 'A stunning set of tunes' R2 Mag azine 'Sensational, Irish music has a new star' Roots & Fusion www.marcoreillymusic.com www.facebook.com/marcoreillymusic www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZnp1tHHmY www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nXa0H6jgA DOMINIC GRIFFIN Dominic Griffin is a new Cardiff based Indie/Folk act having just released his debut EP 'Yangshuo' produced by Arran Strange on Nov 3rd 2013. Enlisting the help of local musicians, Dominic arranges expansive full band compositions for live shows. His voice and songs have often been described as distinctive, captivating and hauntingly soulful. His second EP is currently taking form. www.facebook.com/DominicGriffinMusic https://soundcloud.com/dominicgriffin ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Ruarri Joseph

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 6.30 Gig starts 8pm

Doors 6.30 pm ... food served til 7.30 (2 course set meal £12 meat or veggy pre booking for food essential)

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Simon Kemp Rhythm And Blues Orchestra

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Stratford-upon-Avon No.1 Shakespeare Street 8pm

The SIMON KEMP Rhythm and Blues orchestra, a 20 piece big band playing the best in Blues, Pop, Soul Funk, Rhythm & Blues and big fat grooves. The band are mined by guest singers throughout the gig. Expect to dance sing and enjoy uplifting sweet soul music. For further details visit our website: www.simonkemprhythmandblues.com

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Bruce Molsky

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius. Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky's influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe. Bruce continues to tour extensively in the U.S. and Europe as a solo artist. He has performed at Lincoln Center in New York and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. The long list of great players with whom Bruce has worked includes luminaries like Mike Seeger, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Dirk Powell, Kevin Burke, Stuart Duncan, Bill Frisell and Tony McManus. Bruce is highly sought-after as a fiddle and banjo teacher, and teaches his own intensive instrument workshop all over the U.S. He is a regular instructor at Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, Swannanoa Gathering, and others.

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Luke Daniels

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7.30pm

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels is proud to announce the release of his new album What's Here, What's Gone. Immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics exploring love, life, doubt and faith and the idea that happiness and hope spring from what we have in common, rather than what we can acquire as individuals. Daniels is one of the UK's most gifted and inventive musicians and, having found a new voice as a song-writer and folk vigilante, is excited to be taking his contemporary acoustic folk in a new direction. What's Here, What's Gone is an album full of memorable and uplifting melodies, blending folk, blues and gospel alongside Luke's outstanding, warm, honey-coated, yet attention-grabbing vocals. Over the course of a twenty-year career, Daniels has already earned his place on the UK folk scene as a virtuoso melodeon player with the likes of Riverdance, De Dannan and Ian Anderson. While performing with his own band at the London Jazz Festival, the Royal Festival Hall and festivals in the UK and internationally. Luke also worked alongside Howard Shore and the London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and is currently a regular member of the Cara Dillon Band. 'A Dylan-esque quality to his music' Scottish Metro

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Stomp & Holler

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Bringing the street sounds and swamps of New Orleans to Festivals and theatres of the UK comes Stomp & Holler. A big, bold festival favourite blues band with a brass section and six singers, the band is led by Oliver Carpenter and featuring three British Blues Award nominees, Stomp & Holler pulls together the best Midlands musicians to explode on stage with brass, blues, and a vast array of voices. The new six-piece creates a muscular sound reminiscent of the floor filling music of New Orleans, driven by skin-tight rhythm section Martin Ball (drums/percussion) and Frank Walker (bass) and featuring Dave Carroll's exceptional guitar and Phil Bond on piano and squeezebox - both ex-Steve Gibbons Band. This is all topped off with Oliver's forceful stage personality and the jazz tinged saxes and flute of John Sanderson, Stomp & Holler is bold, brassy and fills the stage with colour. From the first growl to the last chord they'll have you stomping and hollering for more as they move from groove to groove and beat to beat, taking you on a musical journey around the swamps, bayou's and dancefloors of the blues - all with a real sense of humour. "This band certainly captures the fun, colour and musical diversity of the New Orleans sound so rarely heard on these shores." Blues Matters magazine "Martin firing up the furnace with Frank shovelling in the coal ... the standing ovation was inevitable!" SLAP magazine www.stompandholler.co.uk

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Ramon Goose & World Scatterings

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London album launch concert for the new Acoustic Blues/Roots album 'Blues & Spirituals' Ramon Goose will perform with World Scatterings so expect music of vibrant, earthy and bluesy nature with world rhythms. World Scatterings are: Cassandre Balbar - Pipes & Bagpipes Akos Hasznos - Upright Bass Samir Nacer - Percussion Ndiaye Ndene - Percussion The night will start with the mesmerizing talents of Adrian A Nation

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Black Kat Boppers

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

an evening of Hot Boppin by a Groovin' 4 piece group "BLACK KAT BOPPERS' playing rockin, roots music with a Guitar, Double Bass & stand up Drums/Percussion. Get Suited in your 1950's Rock'nRoll / Rock'a Billy Clothes & lets all party like its 1954!

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Vokalkompagniet (denmark)

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Danish à cappella group Vokalkompagniet comprises 20 passionate singers from Copenhagen, led by Bonnie Denise from The Royal Danish Academy of Music. The choir is continuously working with new songs - soul, C&W, bluegrass & unashamed funk - mixed with grand & traditional sounds from the North. What they don't say is that they're vocally sharp as knives, hilarious & jaw-droppingly soulful by turn and great people to share an evening with in downtown Malvern Hills. The Spooky Men's Chorale (Aus) think they're the best thing to come out of Copenhagen since, um oh, um Lonesome Road, Viva La Vida, Georgia Piney Woods, Isobel, The Raven Prepare to drop that jaw. Massive sound and comical to boot.

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Vokalkompagniet (denmark)

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Danish à cappella group Vokalkompagniet comprises 20 passionate singers from Copenhagen, led by Bonnie Denise from The Royal Danish Academy of Music. The choir is continuously working with new songs - soul, C&W, bluegrass & unashamed funk - mixed with grand & traditional sounds from the North. What they don't say is that they're vocally sharp as knives, hilarious & jaw-droppingly soulful by turn and great people to share an evening with in downtown Malvern Hills. The Spooky Men's Chorale (Aus) think they're the best thing to come out of Copenhagen since, um oh, um Lonesome Road, Viva La Vida, Georgia Piney Woods, Isobel, The Raven Prepare to drop that jaw. Massive sound and comical to boot.

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Chatham County Line

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at London Bush Hall 7:30PM

Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titledTightrope, available May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010′s winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. With anything you've done for a while, Wilson explains, a period of reflection helps you identify your strengths. Doing the live album did that, and we do that every night with the songs we choose to play at a live show. We usually don't use set lists, we just play the songs that come to mind. That really helped us prepare for this record. Stirring, provocative, and disarmingly poignant, Tightrope was born out of a year's worth of intense focus, during which the band examined their own legacy while carefully honing new material. All the while, the band's four members Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Hold (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano) welcomed spontaneity and the sometimes palpable will of the songs themselves into the process. Produced by Wilson and Chatham County Line, Tightrope benefits from an unusually rich, resonant sound that blends each member's contributions into a powerful, dynamic whole. The poetic insight of the album's eleven original songs is grounded by Chatham County Line's ongoing commitment to classic stringband instrumentation. Tightrope also marks a return to Sound Pure Studios in Durham, NC, where the band recorded their third collaboration with Norwegian songwriter Jonas Fjeld. This unlikely partnership began in 2005, and has surpassed all expectations, resulting in chart-topping certified-gold albums in Norway, successful tours, and two Spellemannprisen (Norway's equivalent of a Grammy) nominations. Chatham County Line's ability to sincerely render Fjeld's music while still imparting their own perspective is testament to both the band's open mindedness and their deep roots in traditional stringband forms.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Peter Knight's Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as 'another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool', but those in the know will tell you that there is more to Gigspanner than meets the eye. Without doubt a bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span's legendary fiddle player. But Gigspanner's musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences transporting audiences on a 'blistering pace of a musical world tour' (Phil Widdows, Folkcast). 'Peter Knight can spin the World on his Bow' - Sir Terry Pratchett

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Dan Walsh & Meaghan Blanchard

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Dan Walsh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czs-i7OZcyg Meaghan Blanchard - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cL1ecVZBRo) Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Check http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.com/events.html for further information Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.30pm. Headline around 8.00 - 8.15pm. We have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Dan Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around. As well as his solo work, Dan has joined the award winning Urban Folk Quartet. He also regularly performs with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson as well as recent tours with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. He's also been on the stage or in the studio with Seth Lakeman, the Levellers and Walsh and Pound. Both his solo albums have also received critical acclaim and extensive airplay on both sides of the Atlantic with FROOTS calling recent effort 'The Same But Different' consistently brilliant. He also retains a passion for outreach work and through the prestigious Live Music Now scheme has performed throughout the UK in hospices, hospitals, special schools and care homes. He also teaches banjo both in person and over skype. About Meaghan Meaghan Blanchard, a vibrant red-headed singer-songwriter; grew up in the rolling hills of beautiful Prince Edward Island. Although a shy and quiet child, Meaghan gravitated towards music with a natural ability to hum up her own tunes at a very young age. No alarm clocks were needed at the Blanchard house, as Meaghan at four years old was known to be up and singing in her bed at 6am every morning. As she grew, Meaghan's natural vocal ability had her front and center of a number of community gatherings, children's choirs and kitchen parties in her home town of Hunter River. Although Meaghan's shyness followed her throughout her school years, she found comfort in logging away her hopes and dreams in small journals that she kept tucked into her desks. Tired of letting her shyness get in the way of her musical dreams, Meaghan turned to her grandmother Glenda; a country singer who performed most weekends in the rural halls of PEI, for advice. Grammy Glenda's words still rings in her ears to this day; Look for the person in the audience who is looking like they're having a bad day and sing to them; make em' smile. It'll take your fear away, and you never know what that could mean to somebody. It was by sitting side stage at her grandmother's performances that Meaghan also came to know and love some of the greatest female country singers of our day; Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton; huge influences on her music even to this day. Meaghan Blanchard soon found her strength in writing songs and it wasn't long after she picked up her mother's acoustic guitar that she was off like a bullet; writing and performing all over Prince Edward Island, Canada and beyond. Meaghan recorded Changing Things, her first collection of songs at the age of 18 which garnered notable success across Canada recieving 4 MusicPEI awards and 2 ECMA nods. Meaghan's second recording in 2011 Chasin' Lonely Again was named Country Recording of the Year at the ECMA awards in Charlottetown, PEI. She has performed for the Royal couple, William and Kate during their Royal Visit to PEI in the summer of 2011 and played 47 shows in 15 days at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC in 2010. She has toured in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario as well as select Maritime dates. In January 2012 Meaghan appeared in the television special The Songs Of Gene MacLellan aired nationally on the CBC in Canada. She has played the Mariposa Folk Festival, as well as, the Deep Roots Festival in Wolfville NS. Meaghan has just returned from Athens, Georgia where she recorded her first full length collection of songs with producer John Keane (R.E.M., Nancy Griffith, B52′s). She's Gonna Fly will be released in July 2013 and is sure to be a hit!

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Crossharbour

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

CROSSHARBOUR CrossHarbour is a dynamic new band emerging from London's thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances. A fine example of how traditional Irish music is still thriving in a modern wayMartin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. Part of the 2014 Leeds Gathering Festival hosted by the Irish Arts Foundation irisharts.org.uk crossharbourmusic.com

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Crossharbour

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

CROSSHARBOUR CrossHarbour is a dynamic new band emerging from London's thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances. A fine example of how traditional Irish music is still thriving in a modern wayMartin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. Part of the 2014 Leeds Gathering Festival hosted by the Irish Arts Foundation irisharts.org.uk crossharbourmusic.com

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John Renbourn And Wizz Jones

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show John Renbourn: Legendary guitar player and one of the original pioneers of the British blues and folk music scene of the 1960's whose musical influences also include jazz and classical music; he is also a founder member of the inspirational folk rock band 'Pentangle'.After more than 50 years 'on the road' John continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit! Wizz Jones: Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! CONCESSINS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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John Renbourn And Wizz Jones

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show John Renbourn: Legendary guitar player and one of the original pioneers of the British blues and folk music scene of the 1960's whose musical influences also include jazz and classical music; he is also a founder member of the inspirational folk rock band 'Pentangle'.After more than 50 years 'on the road' John continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit! Wizz Jones: Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! CONCESSINS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Steve Tilston Trio

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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Steve Tilston Trio

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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Steve Hicks And Lyn Goulbourn

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

Soulful vox n' dazzling guitar (fingerstyle) combine on a mix of Brit-trad. and American material. Bothy debut.

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The Lords Of Thyme

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Lords of Thyme came together after Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally wandered out through the wyrd wicker revolving door of Michael Tyack's Circulus and headed for the city to create something more urbane. Joined by the angel-voiced Michelle Griffiths, they have produced two EPs and a 7 vinyl single mixed by John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake), garnering a volley of positive reviews. The group will return to the Kitchen Garden Cafe after their appearance at Mosley Folk Festival later this year. With such a promising debut single the Lords of Thyme are a band really worth following. (Folk Radio UK) A dreamlike sound that can only be described as traditionally English. (Shindig!) It's the Woolley originals that offer the most promise, from The Trembling Bells play Sam Cooke, Hammond textures of Moment To Moment, the decidedly Hot Vultures English blues-with-a-fiddle of World In A Tangle, to the John Martynesque If I Was A Bird. (Steve Hunt, fRoots).

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Jon Gomm

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Edinburgh The Caves Doors at 7.30pm

To describe Jon Gomm as a singer songwriter does not really come close to what he is all about. He is a virtuoso guitartist with a unique playing style that will have your jaw on the floor but for all the guitar skills, it is his songs that shine and all wrapped up with his soulful vocals. Using just one acoustic guitar (with no overdubs or loops), Jon recreates complex drum patterns, flowing bass lines and blistering guitar workouts... at the same time. If you closed your eyes you would swear you were listening to a band. Jon is at the forefront of a acoustic guitar movement along with the likes of Andy McKee and has already had sell out tours of Canada, Portugal, Brazil, Ireland, UK and Australia this year. For more info on Jon, visit www.jongomm.com

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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The Young'uns

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Nobody sleeps when The Young'uns are in town. They may have established their fast-growing reputation in the folk world with sublime a cappella harmonies, but the Teesside trio Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle are an unlikely force of nature on stage, beguiling audiences with irrepressible humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality. Describing their gigs as 'absolute chaos', they go on stage without set-lists, relying on infallible instinct and their unique rapport with audiences to deliver a killer show. Their music is rooted fiercely in Teesside specially, Stockton where they first started singing together at the local folk club, although they spread their wings on their glorious 2012 album, "When Our Grandfathers Said No", which includes a stomping French song, Pique la Baleine, a gorgeous unaccompanied arrangement of James Taylor's You Can Close Your Eyes, some nifty instrumental work, a couple of rollicking shanties and plentiful strong original material from Sean Cooney. When Our Grandfathers Said No is a line from one of his most compelling songs, The Battle of Stockton, recalling an incident in 1933 when Oswald Mosely's Blackshirts targeted deprived areas as potential fascist hotbeds and marched over the Tees to be physically repelled by 2,000 outraged Stockton townsfolk. "Never Forget", the anticipated third release from the Teesside trio was released in March 2014 and is a beguiling collection of Northern stories delivered with their trademark power and warmth. In May 2013, a beautiful thing happened in the city of York. Muslims from a tiny mosque on Bull Lane met protesting members of the English Defence League with a pot of tea and invited them to come inside. This tiny act of love inspired the album. The Young'uns bold vocals and innate musicality take the listener from a tiny mosque in York to the Spanish Civil War through a landscape strewn with working-class heroes, lost sailors and abandoned lovers. 2014 sees The Young'uns celebrate 10 years together as a trio. They are one of the most sought after live acts in the country and they are not worth missing. Documenting Teesside's history with gustosongs delivered in robust but precise three-part harmony The Observer Flying the flag for harmony singing, rooted in a classic folk tradition of gritty, primarily Northern, subtly political English songs. MOJO Robust beautyan evocative love letter to the North East. In Cooney, The Young'uns clearly have a songwriter of considerable talent Songlines

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Bruce Molsky At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

A colossus of old time American music A master fiddle player, banjo player guitarist and singer with a fantastic repertoire of songs from the Appalachian mountains and elsewhere. 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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Velvet Engine 'this Old Hat' Ep Launch

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Northampton The Holy Sepulchre Church Doors open 7pm, Show starts promptly at 7.30pm

Velvet Engine, the brainchild of Latino Northamptonian San-D Godoy, emerged enthusiastically into our lives and our hearts at the start of 2008. Introducing occasional guests, In 2012, they released the long-awaited debut release 'Glimpse Of The Sun', a collection of songs which have been described as "Yearning Pop Folk, with a sprightly but reflective soul". Counting Laura Marling, Neil Young, Daughter and Fleet Foxes amongst her many influences, we can expect great things from this new breed of heart-warming pop folk music and Velvet Engine will be sure to drive it in the right direction with her catalogue of honest yet timid and catchy songs." Now back to launch the brand new EP 'This Old Hat' at The Holy Sepulchre Church in Northampton, a venue so dazzling and Holy that the EP launch will be seared into memories for years to come.

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Mie : Pelt, Richard Youngs, Rick Tomlinson (voice Of Seven Thunders), United Bible Studies, And More

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 5pm

On Sunday the 16th November 2014 we're extremely happy to be putting on an extended MIE celebration with some of our favourite artists and friends. The line-up is Pelt, Richard Youngs, Rick Tomlinson (Voice of the Seven Woods), United Bible Studies, and Nathan Bowles, Mike Gangloff and Patrick Best (all from Pelt) playing solo sets in some form. St Pancras Old Church, a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and one of the oldest churches in the UK, will be a stunning setting for this show. More info on the venue can be found here http://www.posp.co.uk/old-st-pancras/ Doors will be at 5pm. The church will provide a bar and there are lot of places to eat nearby. Curfew by 11pm. More info and timings will be coming in the next few weeks. Tickets are available for £10 in advance and £12 on the door.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

2014 has already been a busy year for Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo and there are no signs of it quietening down any time soon with a special limited edition vinyl release for Record Store Day, and Emily writing her first score for a feature film starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen due in UK cinemas later this year, they have now announced a UK tour for November. Songs Beneath The River is a special release for Record Store Day, a limited edition 10" vinyl. Recorded at Mark Ronson's Zelig Studios in London, it features four covers of songs which inspired the writing and arrangements on the band's lauded Dear River album. Touring with their core line-up, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo features Emily Barker on vocals and guitar, Gill Sandell on accordion, piano and flute, Anna Jenkins on violin and Jo Silverston on cello and bass. They will be supported on all dates by acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Christian Kjellvander. Emily met Christian on one of her many trips to Sweden - here's a video of her cover of Christian's beautiful song When The Mourning Comes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rYC80vZsx4 'heartfelt songwriting... bridging the gap between folk, country and Fleetwood Mac' The Times 'ambitious and beautifully wrought' Q http://www.emilybarker.com https://www.facebook.com/emilybarkerhalo https://www.youtube.com/emilybarkerhalo http://twitter.com/emilybarkerhalo http://www.christiankjellvander.com/

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Chatham County Line

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

There's a lot of growing up in this record, muses Dave Wilson, Chatham County Line's vocalist and guitarist. The next generation is coming. We're maturing in this world and seeing things through a different set of eyes and that materializes in a lot of these songs Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titledTightrope, available May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010′s winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. With anything you've done for a while, Wilson explains, a period of reflection helps you identify your strengths. Doing the live album did that, and we do that every night with the songs we choose to play at a live show. We usually don't use set lists, we just play the songs that come to mind. That really helped us prepare for this record. Stirring, provocative, and disarmingly poignant, Tightrope was born out of a year's worth of intense focus, during which the band examined their own legacy while carefully honing new material. All the while, the band's four members Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Hold (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano) welcomed spontaneity and the sometimes palpable will of the songs themselves into the process. At the end of the day, Wilson continues, you really want to write songs that have a reason for existing. For Tightrope, we worked together very closely on every decision and every word and every bit of everything to try to make it fit. We want every song to be on the future greatest hits album. Produced by Wilson and Chatham County Line, Tightrope benefits from an unusually rich, resonant sound that blends each member's contributions into a powerful, dynamic whole. The poetic insight of the album's eleven original songs is grounded by Chatham County Line's ongoing commitment to classic stringband instrumentation. Tightrope also marks a return to Sound Pure Studios in Durham, NC, where the band recorded their third collaboration with Norwegian songwriter Jonas Fjeld. This unlikely partnership began in 2005, and has surpassed all expectations, resulting in chart-topping certified-gold albums in Norway, successful tours, and two Spellemannprisen (Norway's equivalent of a Grammy) nominations. Chatham County Line's ability to sincerely render Fjeld's music while still imparting their own perspective is testament to both the band's open mindedness and their deep roots in traditional stringband forms. While their acoustic lineup informs their performances, it places no limitations on the band's formidable songwriting talent. After our second record, Wilson says, we learned to be ourselves and to let the song lead you. To work up the songs on Tightrope, Chatham County Line convened over a period of months in a number of spaces, from dedicated recording studios to Wilson's basement to the auditorium of a historic school building. Rehearsals of the still-coalescing songs were recorded, with each member helping to develop the arrangements and textures, making Tightrope the most collaborative album in the band's canon, with three songs credited to the band as a whole and several others reflecting the sizable contributions of Readling, Holt, and Teer. By giving themselves more time, Chatham County Line allowed some songs to emerge out of informal jams or nascent fragments of melody. Songs like 'Should Have Known Better' and 'Ships at Sea' were based on ideas that Teer had, Wilson explains. We'd have instruments and mics set up, record the idea, and people would take the recording home and dissect it. We recorded them informally three or four times until we got something that could fit and make sense with what we do. It's those songs that we listen to the most now, because they were such spur-of-the-moment creations. The title track epitomized the processes that went into making the album. 'Tightrope of Love' began as an instrumental that Chandler had written, Wilson recalls. We recorded it at practice, and I heard something in Holt's winding, chromatic banjo part that suggested the image of a tightrope walker. I wrote lyrics to that and reassembled it, giving it a different life. We worked a lot on that song. Hours and hours, different versions. We talked about the lyrical approach together. We named the album after it, because this is what this band does. We work together, walking this weird tightrope between bluegrass and acoustic music, creating this alternative folk country sound, and we choose to stay on our own narrow path. That image fit. Tightrope's more heart-stopping moments reflect back lyrically on loss and suffering that is inevitable with the passage of time. Hawk mourns the death of an aging World War II airman who had tenderly befriended a man more than a half-century younger. You just have to go to one veteran's funeral for all that to make sense, Wilson shares. We're losing over 400 World War II vets every single day. It won't be long until all the veterans of the last real global conflict are gone. It's something you want to pay tribute to. The album concludes with the moving soldier's elegy Final Reward. Being from the south, there's so much Civil War history oozing from the ground, Wilson says. Recorded first with just Readling on piano and Wilson singing, the band slowly constructed a haunting instrumental and vocal arrangement around it, concluding with the unlikely addition of a French horn part played on a Chamberlain an arcane, mellotron-like keyboard. Above all, Tightrope reinforces the deep bond shared by the members of Chatham County Line. The lineup has consisted of the same four men for ten years now, giving them an unusually solid foundation. They have grown up together, weathered storms together, and performed around the world fostering a vital, instinctive collaborative sensibility and deep reserves of trust. This band really started out of a couple of friendships, Wilson concludes. I was buddies with Greg, and John and Chandler were really tight. We came together by chance. You can't just rotate a guy out and replace him when you have these friendships and do this kind of original material. It's something larger than that. It's a big train we're riding on and everybody's enjoying the ride.

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Julian Mount

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Julian crafts a bewilderingly diverse range of witty and funny songs and then throws one in that stops you in your tracks and provokes thought for good measure. He has a distinct style of signwriting and singing with memorable songs delivered with charm, great skill and humor. A long standing and good friend of the club a good evening is in store.

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The Brew

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

"There are moments when reviewing gigs that you end up standing with mouth agape wondering just what the hell you are watching...and just how much you are enjoying the music. Such was the case when The Brew headlined The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on Saturday (May 10th)" - Belfast Metalheads reunited This is one of many reviews from this year that sums up how we felt when The Brew played for us last May, they totally blew us all away! This time they come to us fresh from Hard Rock Hell, having played a Planet Rock tour with Blackwolf. Catch them and be astounded!

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The Brew

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

"There are moments when reviewing gigs that you end up standing with mouth agape wondering just what the hell you are watching...and just how much you are enjoying the music. Such was the case when The Brew headlined The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on Saturday (May 10th)" - Belfast Metalheads reunited This is one of many reviews from this year that sums up how we felt when The Brew played for us last May, they totally blew us all away! This time they come to us fresh from Hard Rock Hell, having played a Planet Rock tour with Blackwolf. Catch them and be astounded!

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Fiddle player Peter Knight (Steeleye Span) come to Hal;sway with his acclaimed trio. Early booking advised.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Fiddle player Peter Knight (Steeleye Span) come to Hal;sway with his acclaimed trio. Early booking advised.

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Cluasóg

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Cluasog is an eight-piece band, who draw from a range of classical and traditional backgrounds to produce and perform fresh reinterpretations of Irish, Scottish and American folk songs.

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Wild Ponies

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Emsworth The Hewitt's Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

From Nashville and on their first UK tour promoting their excellent album 'Things That Used to Shine'. NB: Venue name will change to 'The Hewitt's @ Emsworth'. Licensed bar helps fund WemsFest

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Kings Of The South Seas

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Ben Nicholls vocals, concertina, double bass Richard Warren guitar Evan Jenkins drums Ben Nicholls, Richard Warren and Evan Jenkins launch their new album, Kings of the South Seas. Inspired by the epic British whaling expeditions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, around Cape Horn and out into the South Pacific and its many islands, the album was recorded at Cecil Sharp House. Bringing this brutal world to life with a contemporary take on traditional songs and ballads, the gig will be accompanied by a film of found footage created by Bafta nominated documentary maker Adam Clitheroe.

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Dan Walsh And Meaghan Blanchard

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A unique show duo show featuring Dan Walsh and Meaghan Blanchard, two of the best young artists in the UK and Canada respectively. Last autumn, banjo virtuoso Dan Walsh spent two weeks in Prince Edward Island working and touring with Canadian singer-songwriter and ECMA winner, Meaghan Blanchard. The pair bring their show to the UK this autumn, performing a mixture of solo material alongside songs crafted together in Canada and England. An infectious blend of traditional English and Canadian folk makes this one of the most exciting collaborations to hit the folk circuit this year.

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Crh Music Presents Frazey Ford

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Rachel Sermanni

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Rachel Sermanni is taking her Naked Ladies on tour. This Autumn the Folk-Noir balladeer will be on the road, again, with a new Live Album, recorded in the Yukon at the prestigious Dawson City Music Festival, and a collection of her drawings nudes and dreams following their debut exhibition in Edinburgh in June 2014. Rachel is 22. Has been singing her songs since leaving school at 17. Channelling spirits of all ages and archetypes. Weaving images of childhood, womanhood, of instinct and inhibition simply with the breath from her lungs, a hardy martin guitar and a bandolim called Sue. She's travelled all over, singing. Most recently Canada; touring back and forth with Rose Cousins, with her friend and label-sister, Mo Kenney, and solo. Australia for the famous Woodford Folk Festival; And across the UK and Ireland including sold out shows at Londons Union Chapel, and Glasgows Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum touring with friend and label-brother, Colin Macleod. On top of this, Rachel has supported many marvels including John Grant, Fink, Mumford and Sons, Ron Sexsmith and Elvis Costello. For this tour, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano, Colin Macleod on the guitar (of course, he'll sing a couple of his beautiful songs too). There will hopefully be some unexpected guests along the way also. Rachel says: 'I like the Autumn; It is my favourite.'

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Preston The Continental 8pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom Mad Dog Mcrea return to tour the UK this autumn on their Longer Road Tour 2014. The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there's room for you jump aboard! PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS RUN OUT THE GUNS Run Out The Guns was formed in late 2009 and is a four piece acoustic lineup featuring Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki, Bass and Percussion, mixing our own music with songs, shanties, jigs and reels from the distant past to the modern day. Run Out The Guns is a "Folk, Punk, Blues, Rock, Country, Irish Mash-Up", which has been described as the antidote to the "Pulp Fiction" modern music industry! So if you've had a belly full of "The Bland", and want your music to light a fire under you... come aboard, down some grog, stomp your feet to the grass roots beat and prepare to Run Out The Guns... "First class!" Americana UK Magazine "The Manchester area's finest purveyors of traditional folk infused mischief" Fatea

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Simone Felice

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7.30pm

Celebrated Catskill Mountain songwriter Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Duke & The King) returns for a special string of intimate, acoustic dates accompanied by the stellar Anna Mitchell on harmonium, piano and vocal harmony. Expect mesmerising renditions of songs from the recent highly acclaimed Strangers LP, plus a wealth of Simone's beloved back catalogue. 'With two critically acclaimed novellas to his name, Felice has an unabashedly literary sensibility, and a particular knack for taking intimate personal narratives and widening them so they hint at the musical equivalent of the great American novel' The Telegraph, 5* 'Felice gravitates between often fearless songwriting and meandering melodies that wouldn't be out of place on Astral Weeks. Yep that good' Irish Times, 4* This show takes place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, a charity that encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess, the late novelist (best known for A Clockwork Orange), poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The foundation, situated just off Oxford Road, features a fully licensed cafe-bar and an engine room, which will host this concert.

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Brooks Williams

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Her debut solo CD, her debut tour with The Sweet Visitor Band, we just HAVE to put a gig on with Nancy as we are complete devotees to the point where we suspect she gets a little alarmed by us. But we have excellent taste in musical genii so you can't blame us. Seriously, come to this gig because you will LOVE it! Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. Upon hearing Nancy Kerr for the first time I wanted to hear some more. The songs, the singing, the accompaniments, they meld together into a true sound of England. Christy Moore Touring as Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band in November 2014 and March 2015 Joining Nancy live are James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and twice co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy) Tim Yates (Blackbeard's Tea Party, The QP) and Rowan Rheingans (The Rheingans Sisters, Lady Maisery).

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Her debut solo CD, her debut tour with The Sweet Visitor Band, we just HAVE to put a gig on with Nancy as we are complete devotees to the point where we suspect she gets a little alarmed by us. But we have excellent taste in musical genii so you can't blame us. Seriously, come to this gig because you will LOVE it! Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. Upon hearing Nancy Kerr for the first time I wanted to hear some more. The songs, the singing, the accompaniments, they meld together into a true sound of England. Christy Moore Touring as Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band in November 2014 and March 2015 Joining Nancy live are James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and twice co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy) Tim Yates (Blackbeard's Tea Party, The QP) and Rowan Rheingans (The Rheingans Sisters, Lady Maisery).

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Ewan Mclennan

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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John Smith

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Nancy Kerr And The Sweet Visitor Band

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

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