3 Daft Monkey - Xmas Special

on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 at London New Cross Inn 7.00pm

New Cross Inn presents 3 Daft Monkeys - Xmas Special plus guests to be confirmed Sunday 21st December 2014 Doors 7pm Tickets £8 advance, £10 on the door

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Attab Haddad Trio

on Sun, 21 Dec 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Attab Haddad was born in the UK to Iraqi parents. He hold degrees in Business Management and Sound Engineering and a Masters degree with Distinction in Music Performance. He studied the oud with Iraqi soloist Ahmed Mukhtar in London and with Nihad El-Sayed and the virtuoso Nasseer Shamma at the Arab Oud House in Cairo. Attab has collaborated with many artists in many genres (Juan Martin, Cerys Matthews, Max Baillie, John Metcalfe, Eugene Skeef, Clara Sanabras, Ramon Ruiz, Sabina Rakcheyeva to name a few) as co-composer, producer, musician and session player and featured as a guest on various albums. Haddad's work has featured on BBC World, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland, SOAS Radio and Resonance FM as well as on various Middle Eastern and Turkish TV Channels and he has performed in the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East and India to much acclaim. In 2010 he was the subject of an hour long documentary on Arabic TV Channel AL-Fayhaa that highlighted his innovative new approach to the oud.In 2008 he founded the Attab Haddad Quintet which plays his own compositions drawing on Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Jazz and contemporary composed music creating a sound that is unique to the band. The Quintet has been very well received and has appeared live on BBC Radio as well as participating in several festivals such as Nour and the London Jazz Festival. They released their first CD 'Days Distinctive' in 2012 on Weave Records to critical acclaim and are working on the next release.In late 2013, Attab formed a trio with Flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz and master percussionist Antonio Romero that explores the traditions of the Middle East and Andalusia. The trio plays their own compositions inspired by these traditions as well as their unique arrangements of folks melodies from those regions. They recorded their first album in 2014 and are due to release it in 2015. Aside of his performances, Haddad has worked within the spheres of theatre, dance, television and film. He has also written library music for Universal Publishing and continues to work as a composer for theatre, corporate ad campaigns and short films.

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

on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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

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Apple Of My Eye - Album Launch

on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 7pm - 11pm

Folk lovers, apple fans, heroes, villains and mariners. This is the big one. Come and help us launch our beguiling, beloved new album at our one of our favourite folk venue - the Harrison, Kings Cross. 'Twill be a righteous party for all who have supported us through our labour of love. £5 on the door. £10 for an album. Apple of my Eye write and sing brand new old songs. The stories they sing of are full of love and loss, curses and damnations, adventure and ruin. What binds these tales together are the rich and original vocal harmonies, both a capella and over the intricate melody lines of the bazouki, mandolin and violin supported by the texture of the guitar, harmonica and double bass. Their second album "Seven Tides" is out on Pear O' Legs records on Dec 1st. With support from the wonderful Tom Blackburn music.

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Haven Club Christmas Shindig

on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

To say thank you to everyone who has supported us this year we have a plethora of musicians including the Matt Edwards Band, Larry Reddington with his new project, Catch 44, Cat Shakers and many more.Just a fiver entry.

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Night Of The Artisans Christmas Eve Eve With Ethan Ash + Anna Neale + Ellie Jamison

on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 at Cambridge The Round Church 7:30pm

Night of the Artisans returns for it's annual Christmas celebration in this wonderful 12th Century Church in the heart of Cambridge. Expect a beautiful evening of acoustic music in surroundings like no where else in Cambridge, a truly stunning and perfect way to start your Christmas. Playing for your listening pleasure will be....................... Ethan Ash - www.ethanashmusic.com Soon after Ethan released his debut solo EP he supported Seth Lakeman and Nick Harper, and toured extensively. The debut single from a second EP, 'No Early Nights', was chosen as an iTunes Single of the Week. Ethan's EP 'Playing By Numbers', released October 2012, reached the Top 10 of the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. Ethan supported Ed Sheeran on part of his 2011/2012 sell-out UK tour. Other artists he has supported include Passenger, Foy Vance, Rachel Sermanni, John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and Janet Devlin on her 2013 O2 Academy tour. Anna Neale - www.annaneale.net Anna Neale's new album 'River Man' takes the listener on an epic musical odyssey through Roman history and heralds a change of musical direction for the sensual, playful and feisty singer songwriter. Voted one of R2 (RocknReel) Magazine's albums of 2012, River Man features guest performances from Gary Brooker (Procol Harum), Patch Hannan (The Sundays, The Audience), and world-renowned Senegal virtuoso Jali Fily Cissokho. Influenced by the life, times, loves and legacy of Pompeii, Anna Neale's 'River Man' will enthrall the listener with songs that chronicle universal themes of love and knowledge, as well as the eternal question of the human spirit and human identity.

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Alex Hall & Band

on Sun, 28 Dec 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Favourite songwriter is back for Christmas, puts band together for a special night!!

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Alex Hall & Band

on Sun, 28 Dec 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Favourite songwriter is back for Christmas, puts band together for a special night!!

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Blonde On Bob's Xmas Bash 2014

on Sun, 28 Dec 2014 at York Black Swan Inn 7-30pm

4 piece band BLONDE ON BOB'S regular Xmas party with nothing but the music of Bob Dylan. Dylan quiz etc. plus a load of live music.

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Softlysoftly Winter Special

on Sun, 28 Dec 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45. Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Advance ticket guarantees a comfy seat! A celebration to mark the last SoftlySoftly of 2014 featuring a number of acts who've played this year. Each act will be singing a Christmas/Festive/Winter song as a special treat as well as some of their own, so come along and join in the fun.... STICK IN THE WHEEL Brilliant folk duo who sing traditional songs without holding back in a glorious Essex accent. Recent well-deserved winners of the Folk Roots independent best album of the year. http://www.stickinthewheel.com/ K ANDERSON Expect the unexpected from intriguing songwriter K Anderson, who has been known to perform dressed up as a fox in the past. http://www.kandersonmusic.com/ JACK HARRIS Engaging, intelligent and award-winning songcraft and intricate fingerstyle guitar playing, Jack is a brilliant weaver of tales in song. http://jackharrismusic.com/ STEVIERAY LATHAM Young acoustic bluesy player with hints of an early Bob Dylan... https://soundcloud.com/stevieraymusic CRAFTING FOR FOES duo bringing gorgeous folky influenced songs with fingerpicking guitar and lovely harmonies. http://craftingforfoes.com/ And more to be added... As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Tickets also available on the door at £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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Hogmanay Ceilidh

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, doors 7.30pm

Don't miss the Pavilion's famous family-friendly Hogmanay hooley! A traditional ceilidh with local band The Cat's Back, who have been popular performers at previous Pavilion Hogmanays. Dance the last night of the old year away and welcome in the new. The festivities will continue from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets £18 (family ticket £65 for 2 adults + 2 under 16s) Unreserved seating - ticket purchases are non-refundable

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Hogmanay Ceilidh - Family Ticket

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, doors 7.30pm

Don't miss the Pavilion's famous family-friendly Hogmanay hooley! A traditional ceilidh with local band The Cat's Back, who have been popular performers at previous Pavilion Hogmanays. Dance the last night of the old year away and welcome in the new. The festivities will continue from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets £18 (family ticket £65 for 2 adults + 2 under 16s) Unreserved seating - ticket purchases are non-refundable

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New Year's Eve Ceilidh With The Moody Food Ceilidh Band And Sylvia Fisher

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Newcastle-under-Lyme Holy Trinity Community Centre 8.00pm - late

New Year's Eve ceilidh with The Moody Food Ceilidh Band and caller Sylvia Fisher. Proceeds to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Bring your own New Year's Eve picnic. Raffle and bar.

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Mad Hatters Ball

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Lewes All Saints Arts Centre 8pm till 1am

Licensed Bar and Food available All profits to Starfish Youth Music 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. Total Ceilios with Caller Gill Emerson Fun and exciting: they will get you whirling and swirling with a smile on your face and a beat in your feet. Whilst this event is aimed at adults accompanied children over the age of 10 will be admitted.

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Nye Blues Party

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at London Ain't Nothin' But...Blues Bar Doors 7.30pm

Non-stop live music from both Jerimiah Marques & the Blues Aces, and also Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons. Doors open at 7.30pm - come early for a seat. Close at 2.30am. Live music starts at 9pm Advance tickets only guarantee entry before 9.30pm. After that we shall allow other people in, and, once full, you will have to queue.

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The Howden Live Ny Soiree With The Steve Fulsham Band

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30pm

Howden Live invite you to their New Year soiree at the Shire Hall. Featuring THE STEVE FULSHAM BAND we offer a chilled out evening to see the new year in, if you can hold a tune or tell a joke pop up on stage for a bit of impromptu cabaret. Bring your own exotic delicacies, champagne, special bottles of beer, interesting lager and wine. Dance away later to an interesting selection of music by anyone that fancies giving it a whirl but....best of all.......A live band!! The North's top blues and rock trio provide a sparkling mix of gems from the past and their own compositions. Steve is an outstanding guitarist and the band are a must-see for all fans of live music. They play classic rock and blues like they mean it, which is easy because they do! They're based in the City of Culture 2017 and the current line-up has been together for two years now. Although they were all accomplished musicians in our own right before The Steve Fulsham Band they feel part of something special at the moment, all rock and blues fans are guaranteed to enjoy the show.

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Spiritual Records Presents - 1st January Festival

on Thu, 1 Jan 2015 at London The Monarch 3pm to 12pm

Spiritual Records: The Lauch We will be releasing the first album of Spiritual Records and celebrating all the good times we had in 2014 with some of the best Folk & Blues acts around this city.

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Spiritual Records Presents - 1st January Festival

on Thu, 1 Jan 2015 at London The Monarch 3pm to 12pm

Spiritual Records: The Lauch We will be releasing the first album of Spiritual Records and celebrating all the good times we had in 2014 with some of the best Folk & Blues acts around this city.

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Peeping Tom's New Year Ceilidh

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at Coventry Massey Ferguson Social Club Doors 7-30pm, Band on stage 8-00pm

The nation's favourite dance band return to the Massey Ferguson Social Club in Coventry, to deliver their now annual New Year Ceilidh. This year's ceilidh will feature Dave Hunt calling the shots.

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The Absolution Band

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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The Absolution Band

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Mark Harrison Band + Laine Hines

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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

on Sun, 4 Jan 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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

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Trio Threlfall - Roger Edwards, Jane And Amanda Threlfall

on Sun, 4 Jan 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7pm doors and music from 8pm

Pure English traditional song at its best with fiddle, guitar and concertina accompaniment. Unadorned and magnificent. Heartfelt and heart-warming.

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Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund Concert

on Tue, 6 Jan 2015 at London Drayton Court 7:00pm

Celebrate Twelfth Night with a lively evening of foot-tapping jigs, reels and folk songs. The Coach House Company presents three informal music sets, one featuring local young fiddlers. Bar open all evening. TICKETS: Doors: £14 / £8 concessions* Advance: £10 / £6 concessions* *under 18s and students All proceeds go to: Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund. alice.poppymadeleine.gross.muchloved.com thecoachhousecompany.co.uk

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Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund Concert

on Tue, 6 Jan 2015 at London Drayton Court 7:00pm

Celebrate Twelfth Night with a lively evening of foot-tapping jigs, reels and folk songs. The Coach House Company presents three informal music sets, one featuring local young fiddlers. Bar open all evening. TICKETS: Doors: £14 / £8 concessions* Advance: £10 / £6 concessions* *under 18s and students All proceeds go to: Alice's Youth Music Memorial Fund. alice.poppymadeleine.gross.muchloved.com thecoachhousecompany.co.uk

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The Sopranistas + Trent Miller + Simon Stanley-ward

on Wed, 7 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Sopranistas - Townes & Dylan fuelled Americana 3-piece promoting their debut LP, "Cutting Down The Bird Hotel". Literate songs of toil and hope. Trent Miller - Gothic country's poet laureate. Darkly melodic songs inspired by the work of Gene Clark & Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Currently touring third LP, "Burnt Offerings". www.trent-miller.com Simon Stanley Ward - Blue-eyed country soul with more than a whiff of the Heartworn Highways. London's very own singing cowboy. www.simonstanleyward.com

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood / Caz Forbes & Ste Moncrieff

on Wed, 7 Jan 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Kieran Halpin

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

As one of our perennial favourites, Kieran is an ideal choice to start the new year: an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Kieran Halpin

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

As one of our perennial favourites, Kieran is an ideal choice to start the new year: an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Sally Barker

on Thu, 8 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sally Barker - the 'Voice' that made Sir Tom Jones cry Sally Barker's voice has the ability to lift the words off the page and, yes, move people to tears. Millions of viewers tuned in to see Sally's flawless performances on the BBC TV programme the Voice 2014. This included a duet with Sir Tom Jones who consistently, sometimes tearfully, championed Sally telling her It was just so beautiful that I couldn't help myself. You swept me off my feet. Sally is no newcomer to the music scene; she has recorded 6 acclaimed solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, country, soul and blues, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have included supporting the likes of Bob Dylan & Robert Plant. She has continued her association with Sir Tom by supporting him at open-air concerts during Summer 2014. Since her appearance on the Voice, Sally's back catalogue has seen a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'Another Train' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs ! Sally headlined her own UK tour in September to coincide with the re-release of her CD 'MAID IN ENGLAND'. She continues to perform in concert while writing songs for her next solo album slated for release in 2015. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans) "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop. (Kylie Minogue) www.sallybarker.co.uk

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Ramshackle Union Band

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Ramshackle Union Band are a harmony driven folk & blues four piece. With sumptuous vocals, bracing guitar..., banjo, bass and drums, the outfit have become well known for their rousing live performances, and are now well on the way to cementing themselves as one of Britain's leading purveyors of old time folk & blues. http://www.ramshackleunion.co.uk/

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Sally Barker

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Singer-songwriter Sally Barker, fresh from her flawless performances on prime time TV (including a duet with her mentor Sir Tom Jones) in concert. The Poozies lead singer Sally, who has supported Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, presents songs from her repertoire including her album 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites 'Dear Darlin' and 'Walk on By'. "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). "You sang so beautiful that it got to me" (Sir Tom Jones). www.sallybarker.co.uk

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Trio Threlfall

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be the third visit to the club by Jane & Amanda Threlfall and Roger Edwards and is guaranteed to be as magical and as enjoyable as their previous two evenings. Their arrangements and performance of English traditional songs is exquisite, with a very strong emphasis on the words and the melody, underpinned by technically accomplished musicianship. Jane and Amanda accompany their flawless harmonies on bouzouki, fiddle, guitar and keyboard augmented by Roger's gentle, skilful concertina playing. Their repertoire is firmly English traditional and although many of their songs tell sad and melancholy stories they are such warm and engaging performers that the overall experience of an evening in their company is simply uplifting.

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Trio Threlfall

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be the third visit to the club by Jane & Amanda Threlfall and Roger Edwards and is guaranteed to be as magical and as enjoyable as their previous two evenings. Their arrangements and performance of English traditional songs is exquisite, with a very strong emphasis on the words and the melody, underpinned by technically accomplished musicianship. Jane and Amanda accompany their flawless harmonies on bouzouki, fiddle, guitar and keyboard augmented by Roger's gentle, skilful concertina playing. Their repertoire is firmly English traditional and although many of their songs tell sad and melancholy stories they are such warm and engaging performers that the overall experience of an evening in their company is simply uplifting.

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All The Wild Folk Presents Poor Old Dogs + Nigel Burch & The Flea Pit Orchestra

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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All The Wild Folk Presents Poor Old Dogs + Nigel Burch & The Flea Pit Orchestra

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Acoustic Dustbowl - Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors open 8pm

Americana UK Promotions present January 2015 Acoustic Dustbowl

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Who else could start the celebrations for the Klub's 20th anniversary? A truly original songwriter, musician and performer, this great entertainer embodies the very essence of the Kalamazoo. He got the chance to be a rock star once. He figured "That ain't me." So a troubadour he became, endlessly touring the down home music venues of the land and releasing an amazing 40 albums in 30 years. As Uncut magazine put it:"He has rarely lost sight of his simple, unassuming musical goals - dispensing enduring melodies with economy and wit." Martin's work ranges from gentle, spiritual love songs to sing-along anthems, from folk, blues, rock, ragtime and reggae. NME summed him up thus:"He builds bridges between love and hate, cradle and grave, folk and pop, past and present." Roll up. It's a rollicking night!

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Plumhall

on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 at Mytholmroyd St Michael's Church Hall 7.30pm

Award wining songwriters Plumhall at St Michael's Myhtolmroyd

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Lucy Anne Sale

on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Local songstress Shanade returns to the bookshop after her amazing Comfy Session. She's supported by up coming young pianist Emi McDade. Tickets are just £3 for this gig. Bar til 11pm Emi McDade 8.30 Shanade 9.20

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All I Want For Christmas Is...

on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

An improvised show. Much like family and friends, Christmas cannot be avoided. Steal yourself an evening to recapture the warm fuzzy feeling of the festive season. Join Claire, Kit and Aaron as they draw inspiration from your suggestions to create an entire show, for you, on the spot. Sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, sometimes shocking, sometimes dark... All-times with a tinsel twist. School night promise: finished by 10pm so we can get to bed before Santa comes.

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Beth Porter & The Availables

on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant cello-led band perform songs and tunes from new abum

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Beth Porter & The Availables

on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant cello-led band perform songs and tunes from new abum

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Chris Wood

on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

Every January we have our winter season of 'Even Cosier' gigs held at the very cosy Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury. Just because they're smaller doesn't mean they're anything less special. In fact these evenings often hold the most magic as they are so up close and intimate. It's like having the artist playing in your sitting room at home. We are thrilled that one of our favourite folk singer songwriters and local chap, the award winning Chris Wood has agreed to come and play at one of our tiny gigs. Demand will be very high so book early. Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of even the smallest detail has made him one of the most vivid and arresting chroniclers of our times. His latest album, None The Wiser, is a great new work from one of England's finest songwriters and the sound he has created for the album, using an amplified guitar and Hammond organ, is one of the most distinctive around. There are no clichés in None The Wiser. Wood absorbs everything that's going on around him, takes his observations home and, in solitude, fashions them into the kind of powerful songs heard in this new batch of recordings. His songwriting and musicianship have grown in stature with each new album and None The Wiser is his latest career high. Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year Award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. (Chris has been nominated, either solo or with The Imagined Village, a total of 12 times for the BBC Folk Awards and won six of them.) At the Awards (and on BBC TV's broadcast of the event), Chris sang a stunning version of Hollow Point, his chilling ballad about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and that song illustrates amply Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another‐ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim. Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern. Ian Anderson The Times **** Maverick **** Q Magazine **** The Telegraph **** Mojo Magazine **** Observer Music Monthly *** "The finest and most original singer songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson" The Guardian an intimate story teller, applying such nuance and gravitas to every phrase you are imperceptibly lured into his world. he seamlessly knits the spirit of the tradition into his very contemporary parables. And it's magnificent. fRoots Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £15 online £16 cash or cheque in advance £17 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493 Hi res images available if required. Debs Earl , Folk in the Barn 01227 831493 debs@folkinthebarn.co.uk

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Robb Johnson

on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Robb Johnson's songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, and he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim. The US's Dirty Linen called him a modern-day Dostoyevsky, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album of 1998, & Tony Benn said Johnson's Winter Turns To Spring was his favourite song. sidmouth2Robb has worked with a variety of bands, with friend and fellow songwriter Leon Rosselson, as well as solo. In 1997 Robb wrote the song suite Gentle Men, an ambitious family history of the First World War for the Passendale Peace Concert, where the musicians were a jazz combo led by Belgian jazz legend Koen De Cauter, and he subsequently toured it successfully in Britain too. Robb's 2005 album Metro featured piano accompaniment by the late Russel Churney, who had previously worked with Julian Clary, Barb Jungr and Fascinating Aida. Again, the album received widespread praise in both music & national press: unquestionably classy excellent songs (that) show again what a fine, if provocative writer Johnson is (The Daily Telegraph). His label Irregular Records has also facilitated releases by a variety of song-orientated artists, including an album celebrating the work of Jacques Brel that has done much to focus a renewed interest in the chanson genre. He has translated several of Brel's songs and performed concerts celebrating Brel's life & work.

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Steve Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Steve is a wonderful singer and concertina player, a real folkies folkie. 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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Residents 50th Birthday Bash

on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Residents 50th Birthday Bash

on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Fish & Bird

on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hot Canadian five-piece Fish & Bird have created quite an impact since they began to release their albums on this side of The Atlantic. Live they will blow your socks off. Flown in to the UK for their own headline show at Celtic Connections, this is the band's first ever and long-awaited UK tour. Hugely enjoyable The Daily Express Their time has come Maverick magazine "Exciting, the way you are on a rollercoaster; all the fun is in the ride" - Folk Radio UK

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Phil Beer

on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A welcome return by this lyrical and extrovert French-born singer based in Britain. Flossie sings beautifully across an eclectic mix of songs from Brel and Piaf through jazz standards to the work of modern folk and rock writers like Colum Sands or Bonnie Raitt. What is more, she has a delightfully wicked sense of stage fun!

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A welcome return by this lyrical and extrovert French-born singer based in Britain. Flossie sings beautifully across an eclectic mix of songs from Brel and Piaf through jazz standards to the work of modern folk and rock writers like Colum Sands or Bonnie Raitt. What is more, she has a delightfully wicked sense of stage fun!

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Lucy Kaplansky

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at London The Borderline Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE BORDERLINE. DOORS OPEN: 7pm. Music starts 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space but seating is very limited. Seating is available 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy's iconic voice has has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet's iconic Heartbeat of America jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR's Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Raised by a piano-playing mathematician and a homemaker in Chicago, Lucy began singing in bars when she was still a teenager, even traveling to Norway to perform as a country singer. When she was just out of high school, she took off for New York City, where she became part of the renaissance of the Greenwich Village folk scene centred around Folk City and the Fast Folk recordings. Her compatriots included Suzanne Vega, The Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin. The New York Times said it was easy to predict stardom for her, but instead, Lucy got a doctorate in psychology and started a private practice. Eventually Shawn Colvin lured Lucy back to music, producing her debut album The Tide (1994). Red House founder Bob Feldman was blown away by the release and signed her right away. Since then, she has released six solo albums with Red House and released radio-charting albums with the folk supergroups Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka) and Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell). Currently on tour in support of her latest record, Reunion, Lucy continues to perform all over the world. When not performing, she lives in New York City, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and nine year-old daughter. This will be Lucy's first London show in 5 years.

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When Cahalen Morrison and Eli West released their stunning debut album, The Holy Coming of The Storm it met with instantaneous reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. Bob Harris invited them to record a session for his BBC Radio 2 show, saying their music was quite extraordinary, and Mary Ann Kennedy recorded a studio session with them for BBC Radio 3's World on 3 as well. They created such an impact during their first ever UK tour that Celtic Connections festival gave them a show of their own in Glasgow and they then appeared at just about every major outdoor event thereafter. Admired by their peers as much as by those who love great roots music, Cahalen and Eli count many recognised names among those who sing their praises. When The Times invited Chris Wood to name his Six of The Best Folk Acts, he singled them out saying they were passionate, committed, accomplished, searching and sailing in the sea of their own inheritance The duo are back on this side of the Atlantic promoting their stunning new album, this time produced by Tim O'Brien, himself a fan who says they make music the world needs! This is what others have had to say: Beautiful rootsy Americana Time Out "Thrilling" - The List Outstanding fRoots magazine

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Sally Barker - The Voice That Made Sir Tom Jones Cry.

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

We are SOOOO excited - as is everybody at the pub! - to announce that our first Bright Phoebus gig of 2015 will be with none other than Sally Barker, of TV show, The Voice fame from earlier this year! As many of you will have seen, Sally moved Sir Tom Jones (and most of the watching public) to tears with her beautiful renditions of songs, which was so exciting for everyone in our world because we've known how fabulous a singer - and songwriter - Sally is for years, from her solo work and her work with The Poozies. And now, we can get her to The Greystones and have a whole evening of mellifluous and strong loveliness to chase away the winter blues! It's not just us that loves her ..... read her biog and the comment at the end... Sally Barker - the Voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry Sally Barker's voice has the ability to lift the words off the page and, yes, move people to tears. Millions of viewers tuned in to see Sally's flawless performances on the BBC TV programme the Voice. This included a duet with Sir Tom Jones who consistently, sometimes tearfully, championed Sally telling her It was just so beautiful that I couldn't help myself. You swept me off my feet. Sally is no newcomer to the music scene; she has recorded 6 acclaimed solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, country, soul and blues, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have also included supporting the likes of Bob Dylan & Robert Plant. Since her appearance on the Voice, Sally's back catalogue has seen a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'Another Train' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs ! "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans) "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop. (Kylie Minogue)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Sally Barker - The Voice That Made Sir Tom Jones Cry.

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

We are SOOOO excited - as is everybody at the pub! - to announce that our first Bright Phoebus gig of 2015 will be with none other than Sally Barker, of TV show, The Voice fame from earlier this year! As many of you will have seen, Sally moved Sir Tom Jones (and most of the watching public) to tears with her beautiful renditions of songs, which was so exciting for everyone in our world because we've known how fabulous a singer - and songwriter - Sally is for years, from her solo work and her work with The Poozies. And now, we can get her to The Greystones and have a whole evening of mellifluous and strong loveliness to chase away the winter blues! It's not just us that loves her ..... read her biog and the comment at the end... Sally Barker - the Voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry Sally Barker's voice has the ability to lift the words off the page and, yes, move people to tears. Millions of viewers tuned in to see Sally's flawless performances on the BBC TV programme the Voice. This included a duet with Sir Tom Jones who consistently, sometimes tearfully, championed Sally telling her It was just so beautiful that I couldn't help myself. You swept me off my feet. Sally is no newcomer to the music scene; she has recorded 6 acclaimed solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, country, soul and blues, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have also included supporting the likes of Bob Dylan & Robert Plant. Since her appearance on the Voice, Sally's back catalogue has seen a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'Another Train' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs ! "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans) "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop. (Kylie Minogue)

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Siv Jakobsen

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7.30pm

Scandinavian sensation Siv Jakobsen stops off in Coventry for the first time. She's joined by local Coventry woman Katie McAuley and fellow NYC resident Sofia.

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Chad Strentz & The Chad-illacs Plus West Weston's Bluesonics

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

Swinging blues, Americana and soulful R&B from two of the very best for this top "double-header" at the The Donkey, Leicester. Chad Strentz is one of the finest blues singers in the country. Following the release of his debut solo album, Shake-Down, Chad is now performing live with The Chad-illacs, and his reputation as songwriter and front man extraordinaire goes from strength-to-strength! Top harmonica man West Weston has had an amazing last two years that has seen him touring with Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters son as seen on Later With Jools Holland) and working with Wilco Johnson and Roger Daltrey on their No.1 album and packed out Shepherds Bush Empire show. Chad Strentz & The Chad-illacs Chad Strentz is recognised as one of the great contemporary R&B voices in the country, and his new album Shake-Down shines a light on his self-penned songs as well as a selection of close-to-the-heart covers. Mixing rhythm and blues, soul and stunningly authentic Americana vibes, Shake-Down was recorded in three days during sessions that harked back to the golden era of producing blues and soul records many tracks are one take, the musicians all playing live and producing a body of material that carries the atmosphere of these electrifying sessions. Chad Strentz has been the voice of some of the UK's finest rocking R&B bands for the last twenty years, quite rightly earning him a reputation as a top front man and musician in demand across Europe. Known to many as the singer with the multi-award-winning Paul Lamb & the King Snakes, he has also put the miles in with The Big Town Playboys, Shout Sister Shout, Cat Talk and Breakout Blues. As part of the King Snakes, Chad has won numerous British Blues Awards including Best British Blues Band. Shake-Down is released on TreeHouse44 and was voted the Independent Blues Broadcaster's Association Album of the Month for September 2014 and the German Blues News magazine's Album of the Month for October 2014. See www.chadstrentz.com for further artist information. West Weston's Bluesonics Swinging Chicago blues doesn't come any better than this led by harmonica maestro Mr Weston, this is a band guaranteed to have you up on your feet. Steve 'West' Weston has got a pretty solid claim to being London's top harmonica man. His tone is extraordinary, as is his taste and style, and within his chosen field old style Chicago/West Coast harp playing he's right up there with anyone in the world today. Blues In London Introduced to the piano at the age of seven and after learning a few boogie-woogie classics, Weston quickly found a calling in music, an urge that would grow even stronger when his father brought home This Is The Blues, an epic blues record featuring Sam Meyers, Junior Wells, and harmonica king Sonny Boy Williamson. Suddenly Steve had not only found the music he loved but also the instrument to express it. Playing his preferred laid-back Chicago style American blues, Steve Weston captures an audience with a unique charisma as a performer within the band and as a leader onstage. The last couple of years have seen West Weston touring extensively with Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) and also top the album charts with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. Both bands share the same rocking rhythm section of Orlando Shearer (upright bass) and Mike Thorne (drums), the Chad-illacs also feature Pete Farrugia on guitar, whilst Paul Garner takes the stage with the Bluesonics showcasing his distinctive guitar sound that has established him as a solo artist in his own right.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm for 8pm

www.Ohooleyand tidow.com Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, who were both brought up in Yorkshire, met in Huddersfield and started songwriting and performing together in 2009. They share a traditional Irish music background and have family in County Sligo and County Galway. Heidi Tidow also has a German heritage on her mother's side. Recordings Silent June Between August and November 2009 at their home in Golcar, Huddersfield,[5][6][7] they recorded an album, Silent June, which was released on 22 February 2010 to critical acclaim.[8][9][10][11] It was one of MOJO magazine's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010[12] and won "Best Debut" in the Spiral Awards, organised by Spiral Earth.[13] O'Hooley & Tidow also won the FATEA Innovation Award 2010, an award for music which broadens the appeal of roots-based music. Silent June was mixed and mastered by Neil Ferguson of Chumbawamba and also featured Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne (both from Uiscedwr), Jackie Oates and the Solo Players string quartet. Its title refers to the words of one of the songs on the album, "Que Sera", about the execution during World War I of the British nurse Edith Cavell. The album also includes a version of the song "Spancil Hill" and a new song "Too Old To Dream" incorporating a segment of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream", a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934 and recorded by many artists, most notably Gracie Fields. The Fragile O'Hooley & Tidow released a single, "The Last Polar Bear", in November 2011. The song was taken from their second album, The Fragile, featuring Andy Cutting, Jackie Oates, Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne, which was released in February 2012. Northern Sky music magazine's reviewer described the song as "utterly beautiful", saying "This is how love songs should be written." The track was issued in November 2012 as a double single with "Gentleman Jack"; this song, also from the album, is about Anne Lister, an early 19th-century Yorkshire lesbian gentlewoman. The album also includes a cover version of Massive Attack's "Teardrop", voted by Guardian music critic Jude Rogers as one of the best tracks of 2012. Robin Denselow of The Guardian described the album as an "intriguing, ambitious set". The Hum Their third album, The Hum, was released on 17 February 2014 and received a four-starred review in The Irish Times. In The Guardian, Robin Denselow described it as the duo's most experimental album to date with "thoughtful, inventive songs about industry, migrant workers and war alongside a sturdy tribute to Pussy Riot; an exquisite lament about motherhood and sacrifice; a mystical love story about a fox who becomes a woman, and a haunting treatment of Ruins By the Shore, the Nic Jones song of time and decay. Surely one of the albums of the year". Live performances The Guardian's Jude Rogers described O'Hooley & Tidow as the weekend's "best band" at the 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival. Colin Irwin, reviewing the acts at the 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival, praised O'Hooley & Tidow's "fine set". Other musical contributions O'Hooley & Tidow also feature on Chumbawamba's album ABCDEFG (2010) and Lucy Ward's debut album Adelphi Has to Fly (2011).

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm for 8pm

www.Ohooleyand tidow.com Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, who were both brought up in Yorkshire, met in Huddersfield and started songwriting and performing together in 2009. They share a traditional Irish music background and have family in County Sligo and County Galway. Heidi Tidow also has a German heritage on her mother's side. Recordings Silent June Between August and November 2009 at their home in Golcar, Huddersfield,[5][6][7] they recorded an album, Silent June, which was released on 22 February 2010 to critical acclaim.[8][9][10][11] It was one of MOJO magazine's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010[12] and won "Best Debut" in the Spiral Awards, organised by Spiral Earth.[13] O'Hooley & Tidow also won the FATEA Innovation Award 2010, an award for music which broadens the appeal of roots-based music. Silent June was mixed and mastered by Neil Ferguson of Chumbawamba and also featured Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne (both from Uiscedwr), Jackie Oates and the Solo Players string quartet. Its title refers to the words of one of the songs on the album, "Que Sera", about the execution during World War I of the British nurse Edith Cavell. The album also includes a version of the song "Spancil Hill" and a new song "Too Old To Dream" incorporating a segment of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream", a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934 and recorded by many artists, most notably Gracie Fields. The Fragile O'Hooley & Tidow released a single, "The Last Polar Bear", in November 2011. The song was taken from their second album, The Fragile, featuring Andy Cutting, Jackie Oates, Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne, which was released in February 2012. Northern Sky music magazine's reviewer described the song as "utterly beautiful", saying "This is how love songs should be written." The track was issued in November 2012 as a double single with "Gentleman Jack"; this song, also from the album, is about Anne Lister, an early 19th-century Yorkshire lesbian gentlewoman. The album also includes a cover version of Massive Attack's "Teardrop", voted by Guardian music critic Jude Rogers as one of the best tracks of 2012. Robin Denselow of The Guardian described the album as an "intriguing, ambitious set". The Hum Their third album, The Hum, was released on 17 February 2014 and received a four-starred review in The Irish Times. In The Guardian, Robin Denselow described it as the duo's most experimental album to date with "thoughtful, inventive songs about industry, migrant workers and war alongside a sturdy tribute to Pussy Riot; an exquisite lament about motherhood and sacrifice; a mystical love story about a fox who becomes a woman, and a haunting treatment of Ruins By the Shore, the Nic Jones song of time and decay. Surely one of the albums of the year". Live performances The Guardian's Jude Rogers described O'Hooley & Tidow as the weekend's "best band" at the 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival. Colin Irwin, reviewing the acts at the 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival, praised O'Hooley & Tidow's "fine set". Other musical contributions O'Hooley & Tidow also feature on Chumbawamba's album ABCDEFG (2010) and Lucy Ward's debut album Adelphi Has to Fly (2011).

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Ruth Moody/ Town Hall Live

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall Doors 7.00 pm

Juno award winning artist Ruth Moody brings her band to Town Hall Live prior to weekend performances at Celtic Connections in Glasgow. Her band consists of Adrian Dolan on fiddle, mandolin, viola, mandola and vocals, Adam Dobres on guitar, ukulele and vocals and Sam Howard on upright bass and vocals. Last year they played a seven night run at the Royal Albert Hall supporting Mark Knopfler. Ruth is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Wailing Jenny's, who have sold out venues around the world. Her songs are timeless, universal and exquisitely crafted, all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably hers.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre venue 6pm, curtain 7.30pm

Frontman for acclaimed band 'Show of Hands', Steve has been touring village halls with his 'grow your own gig' solo show since early last year. We are delighted to welcome him on the first date of the 2015 tour, and look forward to an evening of powerful songs, many of them about contemporary rural life and focusing on the south-west. We expect a sell-out, so book early. Apologies no concessions for this show. Pre-show meals from our famed cafe MUST be booked in advance by phone on 01326 341353.

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Winter Showcase Concert

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

A showcase style concert featuring half hour sets from Moose Rosser, Gill & Bob Berry, and Alex Roberts, followed by a 45 minute set from the Linda Watkins Band after the interval. A delightful varied mix of top quality folk roots music.

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show time 8pm

A hugely influential figure in the field of acoustic music for half a century, Martin Carthy is still a gripping performer of the traditional songs he adores and has shared with countless audiences and performers. Always an enthusiast, charming and engaging, their could be no better artist with whom to round off our programme for 2014. As a special treat we now have a special guest acting as support. Our good friend Phil Swill Odgers of The Men They Couldn't Hang will be performing songs from his illustrious career, including no doubt "Dusty Fields" as performed in duet with Eliza Carthy on recent album "God Forsaken Voyage". The doors open at 7.30 with live music from 8!

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show time 8pm

A hugely influential figure in the field of acoustic music for half a century, Martin Carthy is still a gripping performer of the traditional songs he adores and has shared with countless audiences and performers. Always an enthusiast, charming and engaging, their could be no better artist with whom to round off our programme for 2014. As a special treat we now have a special guest acting as support. Our good friend Phil Swill Odgers of The Men They Couldn't Hang will be performing songs from his illustrious career, including no doubt "Dusty Fields" as performed in duet with Eliza Carthy on recent album "God Forsaken Voyage". The doors open at 7.30 with live music from 8!

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Lucy Kaplansky

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

One of America's best-selling and best-loved folk artists Lucy Kaplansky returns with 'Reunion', her first new album since 2007. Called 'the troubadour laureate of modern city folk' by the Boston Globe and lauded by everyone from the New York Times to Rolling Stone, she has continued to tour and perform extensively to a wide and enthusiastic fan base all five years since that release. And this is the terrific fully-realized album her fans have been waiting for. Beautifully written, recorded, designed and packaged around the stirring theme of family history and where we come from, it is a stunning country-tinged work of art whose melodic and harmonized tracks are certain to garner lots of airplay on specialist radio. Features performances by Richard Shindell, Buddy Miller, John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, and Jonatha Brooke.

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Simon Mayor & Hilary James

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

Simon's hilarious banter and mandolin wizardry (he's one of the world's leading virtuosos, not to mention his fine guitar and fiddle playing) meets Hilary's wonderfully honey-dripping voice and unusual basses! She might even manage a step-dance if the wind's in the right direction.

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Simon Mayor & Hilary James

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

Simon's hilarious banter and mandolin wizardry (he's one of the world's leading virtuosos, not to mention his fine guitar and fiddle playing) meets Hilary's wonderfully honey-dripping voice and unusual basses! She might even manage a step-dance if the wind's in the right direction.

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm doors

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

In just a few years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The pair will be touring intensively throughout 2015, during which will see the release of their 3rd album following on from their spine tingling album 'Sing A Full Song'. Do not miss them!

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Les Barker

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm

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Maz O'connor | Coach House Company

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

This double-bill show will see Cumbrian singer-songwriter Maz, known for her striking vocals, intricate guitar playing and poetic compositions, perform songs from her recently released album, This Willowed Light. Also performing is Cambridge five-piece folk troupe, the Coach House Company, who boast a myriad of instruments including cello, fiddle, guitar and double bass. Enjoy a gig with some of the most dynamic young musicians on the traditional folk scene. Promoted by EFDSS in association with Songlines Magazine

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The People's String Foundation

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The People's String Foundation mix passionate theatrics with an urban gypsy sound. Led by Ben Sutcliffe (musical director for Rogue, Kneehigh and Bish Bash Bosh Theatre companies) who's virtuoso violin styles have landed him to play with the likes of The Levellers, The Stranglers, The Yardbirds and Gary Stringer from Reef. Mixing artisan flavours with urban/world beats and a band that expands into a 24 piece orchestra, The People's String Foundation are fast being recognised as the heavyweights of the South West. As well as touring the festival and theatre circuits as a seven piece band they encompass a grass roots philosophy, working with the community and schools alike to promote local music and arts. Early 2013 they launched the 24 piece Orchestra at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. These rare performances harness the power of "the collective" which is a group of like-minded musicians they have met on their travels. The People's String Foundation are on a mission - to make something big and beautiful with nothing but heart and a grafter's spirit. Their anti-corporate ethos make them the local heroes the community deserves as they have and always will rely solely on the public's support.

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms Doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm

The dynamic duo from Seattle, with extraordinary instrumental skills and soaring vocal harmonies.

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Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 at Norwich Anteros Arts Foundation 7.30 pm

Fast-rising roots/folk star Luke Jackson and award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Wadge on a 'double-header' 11 date UK tour, A rare opportunity to see two fine musicians/singers in one concert.

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The Bully Wee Band Feat. Phil Beer

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Bishop's Cleeve The Tithe Barn Doors/bar 7.00pm, concert starts at 7.30pm

Unreserved seating. Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn has its own car park

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Folklore Presents .. Lazy Heart Parade

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

Championed by Steve Lamacq, 'Lazy Heart Parade' are a 6 piece alt. folk band started by guitarist and singer Colin Smith as a soapbox on which to tell his confessional stories about a life spent as a geographical and emotional drifter.

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Vera Van Heeringen

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Multi instrumentalist Vera van Heeringen combines traditional Appalachian styles with folk and contemporary songwriting. Her clear, expressive voice delivers emotionally intelligent lyrics with an assured yet graceful feel. Her debut album 'Standing Tall' is receiving great reviews. It marks a change of direction from her work with The New Rope String Band and immediately establishes her as an fartist to be reckoned with. 'She can play anything with strings, write fine songs and sing them too' Tim O'Brien

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Rod Jenkins

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Americana in great style from an old star with a little help from his friends

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Rod Jenkins

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Americana in great style from an old star with a little help from his friends

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Steve Turner

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Trad.song and concertina. All the qualities of a great singer and interpreter of folksong. Trust us!

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Edwina Hayes

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'. Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube. As well as touring extensively with Jools, Van and Nanci Griffith, Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peter and had great fun touring the UK earlier this year as support for Fairport Convention on their Wintour 2014 which led to a fabulous solo spot at Cropredy Festival in August. Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist. Having signed with Warner Chappell Publishing and with an eclectic range of influences from Bob Dylan and Carole King to Van Morrison and Gillian Welch, Edwina released her debut album 'Out On My Own' on Warner Brothers to critical acclaim. Produced by Clive Gregson and Nick Drake producer John Wood, the record featured Dr Hook's Dennis Locorriere as a guest vocalist and became a favourite on Michael Parkinson's BBC Radio Show. Edwina released her second album 'Pour Me A Drink' independently to great success. Much more stripped down and acoustic, Nanci Griffith covered the title track and Edwina's version of Feels Like Home was played in full in the major motion picture 'My Sister's Keeper' starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. Edwina followed in the same style with her third release 'Good Things Happen Over Coffee' and touring constantly continues to attract wonderful reviews and fans worldwide. Folk in the Barn comment - people had been saying to me for years - have you seen Edwina Hayes yet - and up till this year I hadn't. 2014 made up for it though - she opened for Fairport at the Gulbenkian, then had a guest spot at Chris While and Julie Matthew's 'Party on the Lawn', and then we saw her again at Cropredy. Plus she was camped next to me and offered use of her caravan sockets for my hairdryer - that's how lovely she is! We at FitB fell for her instantly, a beautiful voice one moment and hilarious stories the next - whats not to love. You'll love her too. The Guardian - 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter' Michael Parkinson - 'A very talented young lady' Nanci Griffith - 'The sweetest voice in England.' Time Out - 'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material' Perez Hilton - 'Like a soft blanket' Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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Chad Strentz & The Chad-illacs Plus West Weston's Bluesonics

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at London 100 Club Doors 7pm

Swinging blues, Americana and soulful R&B from two of the very best for this top "double-header" at the legendary 100 Club. Chad Strentz is one of the finest blues singers in the country. Following the release of his debut solo album, Shake-Down, Chad is now performing live with The Chad-illacs, and his reputation as songwriter and front man extraordinaire goes from strength-to-strength! Top harmonica man West Weston has had an amazing last two years that has seen him touring with Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters son as seen on Later With Jools Holland) and working with Wilco Johnson and Roger Daltrey on their No.1 album and packed out Shepherds Bush Empire show. Chad Strentz & The Chad-illacs Chad Strentz is recognised as one of the great contemporary R&B voices in the country, and his new album Shake-Down shines a light on his self-penned songs as well as a selection of close-to-the-heart covers. Mixing rhythm and blues, soul and stunningly authentic Americana vibes, Shake-Down was recorded in three days during sessions that harked back to the golden era of producing blues and soul records many tracks are one take, the musicians all playing live and producing a body of material that carries the atmosphere of these electrifying sessions. Chad Strentz has been the voice of some of the UK's finest rocking R&B bands for the last twenty years, quite rightly earning him a reputation as a top front man and musician in demand across Europe. Known to many as the singer with the multi-award-winning Paul Lamb & the King Snakes, he has also put the miles in with The Big Town Playboys, Shout Sister Shout, Cat Talk and Breakout Blues. As part of the King Snakes, Chad has won numerous British Blues Awards including Best British Blues Band. Shake-Down is released on TreeHouse44 and was voted the Independent Blues Broadcaster's Association Album of the Month for September 2014 and the German Blues News magazine's Album of the Month for October 2014. See www.chadstrentz.com for further artist information. West Weston's Bluesonics Swinging Chicago blues doesn't come any better than this led by harmonica maestro Mr Weston, this is a band guaranteed to have you up on your feet. Steve 'West' Weston has got a pretty solid claim to being London's top harmonica man. His tone is extraordinary, as is his taste and style, and within his chosen field old style Chicago/West Coast harp playing he's right up there with anyone in the world today. Blues In London Introduced to the piano at the age of seven and after learning a few boogie-woogie classics, Weston quickly found a calling in music, an urge that would grow even stronger when his father brought home This Is The Blues, an epic blues record featuring Sam Meyers, Junior Wells, and harmonica king Sonny Boy Williamson. Suddenly Steve had not only found the music he loved but also the instrument to express it. Playing his preferred laid-back Chicago style American blues, Steve Weston captures an audience with a unique charisma as a performer within the band and as a leader onstage. The last couple of years have seen West Weston touring extensively with Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) and also top the album charts with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. Both bands share the same rocking rhythm section of Orlando Shearer (upright bass) and Mike Thorne (drums), the Chad-illacs also feature Pete Farrugia on guitar, whilst Paul Garner takes the stage with the Bluesonics showcasing his distinctive guitar sound that has established him as a solo artist in his own right.

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Sam Kelly Trio

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Sam Kelly is a 21-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Norfolk. Sam's only link to folk music as a young child lay in the Gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost the love and child-like awe for the beautiful sounds of traditional music. This passion pours out of him in every note he sings. Sam's debut EP Your Way Home was released in 2013, featuring Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy Band) on cello. This created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music, being described by Bright Young Folk as a captivating introduction to a name we'll be sure not to forget, and gaining him support slots with Cara Dillon, Jim Moray and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, as well as numerous folk clubs around the country. Sam's musical journey includes reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent and being selected for the first ever English Folk Dance and Song Society's Artist Development scheme. He is now touring with his band Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on bodhrán.

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Flamenco Express At The Bussey With Titi Flores

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm

A new season of original, unihibited flamenco. The fiercest form of human expression yet devised from La Joaquina, Chris Clavo, Javier Macías plus the much requested return of Titi Flores. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Titi Flores A soloist of unique power and grace, Titi Flores has developed a style based on his extraordinary sense of rhythm. A gypsy from Arcos de la Frontera, he began his studies in Jerez de la Frontera in the dance school 'Cristóbal el Jerezano'. His first performances were in Jerez in the Peña de la Bulería and the Peña el Garbanz From the age of 15 he shared the stage with artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Paco Toronjo, Aurora Vargas, Chiquetete, Turronero and Chano Lobato. He continued studies in technique and choreography with Antonio Canales, Javier Barón, Javier Latorre and Eva la Yerbabuena and took part in the X Bienal de Danza de Sevilla where he was a semi-finalist. After relocating to Madrid he worked with La Tati, Rafael Amargo, Cristóbal Reyes and Juan Andrés Maya and has recently founded his own dance company Compañía Titi Flores. 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. Javier Macías From San Roque (Cadiz) into a family in which this flamenco is way of life, Javier learned his art from a very early age. He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child. And has performed extensively in Europe, participating in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio. 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 At The Bussey With Titi Flores

on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm

A new season of original, unihibited flamenco. The fiercest form of human expression yet devised from La Joaquina, Chris Clavo, Javier Macías plus the much requested return of Titi Flores. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Titi Flores A soloist of unique power and grace, Titi Flores has developed a style based on his extraordinary sense of rhythm. A gypsy from Arcos de la Frontera, he began his studies in Jerez de la Frontera in the dance school 'Cristóbal el Jerezano'. His first performances were in Jerez in the Peña de la Bulería and the Peña el Garbanz From the age of 15 he shared the stage with artists such as Camarón de la Isla, Paco Toronjo, Aurora Vargas, Chiquetete, Turronero and Chano Lobato. He continued studies in technique and choreography with Antonio Canales, Javier Barón, Javier Latorre and Eva la Yerbabuena and took part in the X Bienal de Danza de Sevilla where he was a semi-finalist. After relocating to Madrid he worked with La Tati, Rafael Amargo, Cristóbal Reyes and Juan Andrés Maya and has recently founded his own dance company Compañía Titi Flores. 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. Javier Macías From San Roque (Cadiz) into a family in which this flamenco is way of life, Javier learned his art from a very early age. He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child. And has performed extensively in Europe, participating in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio. 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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Bonfire Radicals

on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Birmingham based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/world scene with a fresh approach to traditional tunes and a wealth of creative original material. They weave raucous klezmer inspired woodwind with refined recorder lines, traditional Scottish fiddle with hard hitting bass, electric guitar and global percussive beats. Such diverse influences make for a rich repertoire that is intelligently arranged and with their highly spirited stage presence the Bonfire Radical's own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable 'there's nothing high falutin about the glorious mess of noise they make together!' (Birmingham Post).

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Alma And Laurel Swift & Ben Moss

on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Tonight we present two new London based Folk Acts both containing a wealth of talent and experience, expect fiddles, Rich Harmonies, Clog Dancing and more... Alma is a "Brand new fiddle band performing their own unique arrangements of tunes from England and the rest of Europe. Fiddle players Emily Askew (Askew Sisters), Nicola Lyons (4Square), Sarah Jones (XYZ), Deborah Chalmers (Folk Dance Remix) and guitarist Adrian Lever (Horse's Brawl, Arhai)." www.facebook.com/almafiddleband Ben Moss and Laurel Swift are an exciting new duo. Rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional and original songs and tunes infused with a great energy and bounce honed by years dancing together in Morris Offspring. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and possibly even a pair of clogs. These two are undoubtedly ones to watch

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Special Consensus

on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Justin Townes Earle

on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 at Manchester Band On the Wall 7.30pm

Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in 32 short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length, critically acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new-found sobriety, being born Steve Earle's son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it's safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. He returns to the UK armed with a host of songs from not one but two new records. Released last month, Single Mothers saw Earle team up with Vagrant Records for the first time. The album is comprised of 10 tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man, JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we've not seen before on past records. 'One day I just realised it's not cool to die young, and it's even less cool to die after 30,' Justin states as he reflects on a life past and his newly found clarity. What he's created is an album that's raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn't touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma. Co-produced along side longtime engineer Adam Bednarik, Single Mothers shines in a world of pop-culture driven Americana records. With his heart and soul still rooted in Nashville, Single Mothers shows Justin's continued combination of catchy songs and authenticity. The album was recorded live with his four-piece touring band with only days of rehearsal leading up to recording to keep the ideas fresh. No overdubs, no other singers, no additional players just a real, heartfelt performance capturing the moment. In fact, his songs Picture in a Drawer and It's Cold in This House are only Justin, his guitar and his pedal steel player Paul Niehaus. 'As I've gotten older my anger comes from a very different place,' JTE reflects. 'It's more rational and mature. I guess that comes along with clarity.' Single Mothers finds Justin dealing with past struggles and anger with more ease than ever before. Creating a nostalgic feeling with the return to his signature sound, JTE takes listeners on a journey through some of his most personal stories yet on what can only be described as an authentic country record. Companion piece Absent Fathers, will be released in January 2015. Comprised of 10 tracks, it was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. Tour support comes from Andrew Combs. Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist and singer who lives in Nashville. His music is equal parts rough-and-tumble 1960s Chicago blues, Planet Waves-era Dylan and vintage Nashville folk. His band's live show was once described as a cross between Merle Haggard's stripped-down country rock and the tightly wound garage punk of Detroit's MC5. They call it 'country soul swag' and you should too.

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Ruth Moody

on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors at 7.30, Music at 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- As a founding and current member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys, Ruth Moody has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and appeared more than a dozen times on the American radio show A Prairie Home Companion. "It's been a very intense time - I released my first record while touring with the Jennys, then hit the road with my own band, and haven't really stopped. I've touched down briefly here and there, and during those times I was able to write and conceptualize the record, but I've mostly been on the go" says Moody of the time between her first solo album The Garden and creating These Wilder Things her new album due for release on June 10 on True North Records. The Australian born Canadian resident and Juno Award winning songwriter was trained classically, beginning with piano lessons at the age of four, and has been performing ever since her childhood in the Canadian prairies. "I get inspired by poetry, by watching others play music, by listening to recordings both old and new. I often start writing something, two songs into listening to a record, if it's something that resonates with me. I find I'm inspired by nature, especially if I'm by myself. I'm an introvert, which makes being in this industry challenging at times, so getting out into the middle of nowhere where there are trees and stars and silence at night is the best way for me to recharge." Although best known for her work with The Wailin' Jennys, Ruth is a captivating artist with incredible depth and grace in her own right. She has garnered critical praise for her pitch perfect vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism and timeless songwriting, which displays maturity and wisdom that belies her age. Each song on These Wilder Things is an incredibly personal encounter. At times acoustic and understated and at other times electric and adventurous with organ and horns, These Wilder Things explores the midnight heartbreaks and morning revelations of love and loss, bringing us her most personal album to date - "It can be scary to go to some of those darker and deeper places", Ruth says. "But it was rewarding to face it all head on - that is where the real emotional intensity lives and I think that's what moves people." Produced and engineered by David Travers-Smith; These Wilder Things features an all-star cast of players and includes performances by her remarkable touring band - Adam Dobres (guitars), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, mandolin, accordion), Sam Howard (upright bass) and her brother Richard Moody (viola), as well as special guest appearances by Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan, Nicky Mehta and Heather Masse of The Wailin' Jennys and noted Celtic players Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker. It was actually John McCusker who first introduced Ruth to Mark Knopfler, who invited her to sing on his 2012 album Privateering. It went so well Ruth was invited to open for European tour last year, including six shows at The Royal Albert Hall.

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Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson

on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sometimes thought to be a little unlikely as performing duo, Kevin & Rosie are a virtuoso duo blending British and American folk music in a new and exciting way. Rosie is an American girl from Cincinnati USA and Kevin is from Coventry in the midlands. While Rosie is, by virtue of her youth, a relative newcomer to the world of acoustic music, Kevin has been on the acoustic & folk scene for many years. Coming from different sides of the Atlantic Ocean, they find they have much in common musically yet they each bring freshness and depth of understanding to the music they perform. This is what makes their performances unique and very entertaining. Kevin & Rosie have toured and played together many times over the last five or six years, during in which time they have released two excellent CD's (The Salty Diamond & between the Distance) and they have a new CD in production to be released, winter 2014. KEVIN DEMPSEY is known across the UK as a master performer on the guitar, an arranger, a singer and a top quality live entertainer. He's played and recorded with many of the most famous names in acoustic and folk music: Dave Swarbrick, Joe Broughton, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, Whippersnapper, and Mary Black, (not to mention, those giants of folk music, Percy Sledge, The Marvelettes & Alice Coltrane!) Widely acknowledged as one of the UK's best guitarists in the field of folk and acoustic music, Kevin can hold the audience in any type or size of venue, from the smallest folk club to the largest concert auditorium or festival marquee. ROSIE CARSON, an American singer and fiddle player from Cincinnati USA, has amazing musical versatility and a fine singing voice. She trained with some of the world's top folk musicians, including 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 (Danu). Rosie has played with many other well-known performers in the folk and acoustic world, including in New York with singer Teddy Thompson (son of legendary guitarist, Richard Thompson). Rosie's playing combines lyricism with dexterity and her voice is captivatingly beautiful. 'Kev plays the kind of things the rest of us dream about'. - Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention 'A beautiful guitarist' - Martin Carthy 'Rosie's voice is mature and appealing' - Kevin Ward 'Rosie Carson's fiddle playing belies her years' - Oz Hardwick www.kevindempsey.co.uk

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Megson

on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Steve Knightley

on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7.30pm (doors & bar open 6.30pm)

Show of Hands front man Steve Knightley's 'Grow Your Own Gig' tour comes to Rudry. Rudry Parish Hall is a Community run venue close to Caerphilly with a capacity of 130, a mixture of standing and seated. Steve's show is mainly seated, seats available on a first come first serve basis.

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Lewis & Leigh + The Black Feathers + Raevennan Husbandes

on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Music from 8pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Blue House Music presents yet another mind-bogglingly talent-filled triple headliner with three of the hottest Americana/roots acts around, all on the same night. Unmissable. Lewis & Leigh Lewis & Leigh are an alt-country/americana duo from London. Though they hail from Wales and Mississippi respectively, it was through their Nashville connections that Al Lewis and Alva Leigh met. In early 2014, Al & Alva began writing songs together, and they quickly bonded over their love of Whiskeytown, Gram & Emmylou, Jackson Browne. In a matter of weeks, these country-tinged folk songs tumbled out to form a life of their own, and suddenly Lewis & Leigh was born. Radio2 play-listed with their debut EP 'Night Drives' just a few months later, this is a collaboration that is going places. The Black Feathers The perfectly paired voices of Sian Chandler and Ray Hughes intertwine effortlessly to create a genre defying sound, combining elements of folk, roots, americana, and southern rock. The duo have been touring all over the UK for the past 2 years, winning over new fans of all ages everywhere they go. 2014 also saw the release of Strangers We Meet, the duo's debut 5 track EP, garnering national airplay on BBC Radio2, as well as regional play across the country and warm reviews from the music press, including The Telegraph, fRoots Magazine, and Acoustic Magazine. In May of 2014, they embarked on a 7 week tour in the US, including shows at Club Passim, Caffe Lena, the Red Clay Theatre, and a sell out show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Raevennan Husbandes A largely undiscovered gem, her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, clear and heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room. She has recently released her debut EP 'Box of Innocence' produced by and featuring the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar. "As soon as she started singing it was quite obvious this girl was special, as her vocals filled the hall like a magical spirit. Her vocals were absolutely beautiful, and combined with her finger picking guitarit was an acoustic masterclass of modern folk." - 4000 Miles to Nashville "Raevennan is blessed with a voice that silences rooms and captivates audiences. It is sweet and pure and drifts beautifully over the intricate and dexterous guitaring she plays underneath" - Alphabetbands

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West are, simply put, two of the most innovative and subtle roots musicians playing today. Their music draws from old folk sources, but it sounds vibrantly alive. Cahalen Morrison writes songs that sound like a Cormac McCarthy novel: simple, beautifully crafted, and seemingly formed from raw natural elements. Eli West brings jagged, angular arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time, but refracted through a 21st century lens. Like Ansel Adams' photography, their music is instantly accessible and built from the simplest materials, but at the same time seems to transcend its base fundamentals. Together, Cahalen and Eli tap the root of the old country and bluegrass duets. As the sparse landscapes of Cahalen's vocals reflect the warm glow of Eli's voice, it's clear that this duo was made to sing together. As the great Tim O'Brien says: 'The duet of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West suggests the infinite possibilities in sound, texture, and mood contained in a pair of voices and a couple stringed instruments. Counterpoint is the thing here. Eli's guitar and bouzouki bravely lean out over the ledge of Cahalen's solid banjo and mandolin superstructure. Eli's voice softens Cahalen's knife edged tone. They seem to look both within and without as a writer, Southwest native Cahalen often stands on the line between sea and shore in his lyrics, while Eli, from the Pacific Northwest sings more of the prairie and the barroom. There's a lot of faith and conviction that underpins these very able musicians. Their disarming reinvention is sly, brand new, and yet somehow ancient. Music like this doesn't come along very often.'

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Gerry Colvin Trio

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

The Gerry Colvin Trio present a superb fusion of Folk & Jazz in a humorous and very entertaining evening which you`ll be sure to enjoy

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Gerry Colvin Trio

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

The Gerry Colvin Trio present a superb fusion of Folk & Jazz in a humorous and very entertaining evening which you`ll be sure to enjoy

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All The Queen's Ravens

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 'We were really blown away' Spiral Earth 'Debut Album of the Year' Spiral Earth Awards nomination 2014 'A truly unique sound' The Last Tuesday Society All The Queen's Ravens are a flamboyant five-piece busting loose from their folk roots. Their sound is a flamboyant bi-lingual mix of pop and sultry flamenco alluding to blues, gospel and americana, delivering a foot-stomping, dress-swirling bagful of attention-grabbing magic. The past year alone has seen a Debut Album of the Year nomination for 'Hearts for Judas', BBC radio play and portraits displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Fronted by two ladies with a devilish vocal chemistry and style bursting with sequins and glamour, their songwriting is accomplished and intricate, nurtured from the fires of misadventure and high drama in Hackney, fusing rich Spanish and English folk harmonies with mandolin, guitar, percussion and upright bass for blistering americana-pop romps and pin-drop Spanish ballads. There's as much for the eye to feast on as there is for the ears, with flamboyant glitz for the girls and urban lumberjack for the gents. The band's irrepressible energy makes All The Queen's Ravens' live performance a truly captivating experience, securing the enviable reputation as on of the most exciting live acts around. Think the soundtrack to the best Tarantino film he never made. http://allthequeensravens.com/

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El Pussycat Ska Live At The Donkey Bar Leicester

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Leicester The Donkey Doors at 7-30pm

El pussycat ska music - full band playing ska and reggae the traditional way - big brass, big bass, boss sounds!!! A rare chance to see the band back together again + Special guests SKA MEN UK + DJOOK

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

In the space of two short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! Miranda's rich, spine tingling vocals and strident yet sensitive double bass playing are much in demand and she enjoys working alongside some of the finest musicians in the world. She has been performing with Show of Hands since 2004, augmenting their sound with her powerful double bass and rich harmonies. Miranda has been described as a 'musical chameleon' reflecting the way that she so easily slips between musical genres as diverse as folk, jazz, rock and pop. Rex has a reputation as a fine & imaginative mandolin player and is a leading light in the new wave of British Bluegrass musicians. He is a rising star in mandolin-playing circles and with twenty years of playing behind him, he possesses a wonderfully sensitive musicality and a dexterous, flamboyant playing style. The rare fusion of double bass & mandolin makes for one of the most exciting new combinations on the acoustic roots scene, although it is the emotional quality of Miranda's voice that makes her partnership with Rex so engaging rather than the novelty of such an unusual musical pairing. Together, they interweave timeless, well-chosen covers with their own original compositions to produce a unique sound which has a timeless feel and universal appeal. "From the first few notes you know that this is something special." Folking.com

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Steve Turner comes from a family of concertina players and singers and began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, playing and touring as a member of Geordie band "Canny Fettle", then nationally and internationally throughout the 80's as a solo performer. As well as the concertina he also accompanies himself on the cittern, mandolin and banjo. After a thirteen year break, building up an internationally renown stringed instrument business, he made a welcome return to performing in folk clubs and festivals in 2005. In a recent interview Nancy Kerr was asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" to which she replied "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast repertoire."

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Steve Turner comes from a family of concertina players and singers and began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, playing and touring as a member of Geordie band "Canny Fettle", then nationally and internationally throughout the 80's as a solo performer. As well as the concertina he also accompanies himself on the cittern, mandolin and banjo. After a thirteen year break, building up an internationally renown stringed instrument business, he made a welcome return to performing in folk clubs and festivals in 2005. In a recent interview Nancy Kerr was asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" to which she replied "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast repertoire."

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The Ali Maas Band

on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors 8.00pm

This fabulous line-up are always much in demand and recently appeared at Ronnie Scott's supporting Mud Morgenfield (son of Muddy Waters). Ali Maas fronts the band on vocals and is backed by an outstanding bunch of musicians with impeccable musical pedigrees. Alan Glen Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Barcodes,John Mayall, Zoot Money etc.) Rob Millis Keyboards (Nigel Bagge, Paul Cox Band, Blues Patrol etc) Glynn Evans Bass Guitar (Pete Townsend, Ray Davies, Edwin Starr, Cilla Black etc) Peter Miles - Drums ( Jo-Ann Kelly, Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Chris Farlowe etc.)

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Ten Thousand Times Adieu: Bob Copper Centenary Event

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors 1.30pm, event starts 2pm

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and The Copper Family invite you to celebrate the life, work and legacy of this gentle giant of the folk world, Bob Copper. In his lifetime Bob was responsible for collecting and recording many folk songs, not only preserving the tunes and lyrics, but ensuring that the style in which they were sung remained true to that of his forefathers. He produced a number of recorded collections and published several books, such as the award-winning A Song For Every Season. His legacy is continued by his family, who share the music lovingly preserved by their father and grandfather, through their songs, recordings and books. This day-long celebration will culminate in a special concert featuring some of the biggest names in today's folk scene. 2 - 6pm Screenings, sing-around and presentations Activities will include Screening of Copper Songs and A Song for Every Season | Sussex Sing Around | Shirley Collins on Bob Copper 7.40pm Concert Artists include The Copper Family | Martin Carthy and Maddy Prior | Oak | Spiro | A trio of Olivia Chaney, Lisa Knapp and Nancy Wallace | The Bootleg YT (Jon Boden, Fay Hield, Neil McSweeney) | Stephanie Hladowski & C Joynes | Jim Causley | Longhill Ramblers | plus surprise guests! All profits for the event will be donated to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML).

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Dartmoor-based husband and wife Sean and Kathryn had a whirlwind of fame in the folk-rock world with the band Equation, in company with Sean, Kate Rusby, Cara Dillon and Sean's brothers, Seth and Sam. With two young daughters, their joint music-making had to be curtailed for a time, but since they returned again as a duo a few years ago, they have been awarded the Best Duo trophy in the Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as being nominated in the Best Original Song category. Kathryn was brought up in South Yorkshire in a musical family, and can't remember a time when she didn't sing. Being introduced to folk music through the festival scene, she has always loved traditional songs, and her early career was in a duo with Kate Rusby. With Equation, she has graced exotic stages all over the world. Sean was raised on Dartmoor, and again with the influence of musical parents, was exposed to traditional music, and played the guitar from an early age. As well as performing with Equation and with Kathryn, Sean has played in his brother Seth's touring band, and excels in record production, including work for such artists as The Levellers, Rev Hammer and Show of Hands. The intimacy and strength of passion shown by this husband and wife duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire of traditional, modern and original songs, ensures a rare treat for anyone who sees and hears them.

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Charles Spicer & Mark T + Pagoda|duo

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Two excellent duos for the price of one. Circle of Sound is Charles Spicer and Mark T who play folk music with Early Music, Celtic and Mediterranean influences on Bagpipes, Cor Anglais, Bouzouki & Darabuka. Pagoda|duo is accordionist Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast) and clarinettist Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra). They perform Hutchinson's acclaimed compositions alongside traditional English tunes. The best of folk with a hint of jazz thrown in.

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Charles Spicer & Mark T + Pagoda|duo

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Two excellent duos for the price of one. Circle of Sound is Charles Spicer and Mark T who play folk music with Early Music, Celtic and Mediterranean influences on Bagpipes, Cor Anglais, Bouzouki & Darabuka. Pagoda|duo is accordionist Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast) and clarinettist Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra). They perform Hutchinson's acclaimed compositions alongside traditional English tunes. The best of folk with a hint of jazz thrown in

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Live At The Greystones

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors 7:30pm, music from 8pm

True North Music is delighted to present Cahalen Morrison & Eli West on their first visit to Sheffield. This Seattle-based duo has been showered with praise on both sides of the Atlantic following their first recorded collaboration on 2010's The Holy Coming of the Storm. Since then they've recorded two more albums and toured extensively, including regular visits to the UK where they've appeared at Celtic Connections and on BBC TV and radio. Cahalen and Eli are among the finest exponents of roots music working today, steeped in the traditions of bluegrass and old time but with a modern twist. Their latest offering, I'll Swing My Hammer with Both My Hands, was produced by legendary roots artist Tim O'Brien, who says "Cahalen and Eli are making music that the world needs!" Morrison and West have been refining their gorgeous blend of original songs and old-time tunes for several years now, with exquisite harmony singing and top class instrumental picking (on mandolin, guitar, clawhammer banjo and bouzouki). Join us for an evening of music that'll make your toes tap and your heart soar - they're that special!

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Steve Bonham, The Bishop And Friends

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Songsmith Tour The return of the vagabond. Steve Bonham. Wide brimmed hat. Long dark coat. Guitar slung on back. 21 years on the road. A 100,000 miles and half a thousand hotel rooms. From the Berlin Wall to Atlas Mountains, from the Sahara Desert to the streets of Hong Kong: a memory brewed in the long simmering soup of people and place. A man who has learned to watch and to listen, to walk and talk in the ebb and flow of meeting and parting. A chronicler of the human spirit in words and music. Now on tour featuring his stunning new album Songsmith, this promises to be a great opportunity to enjoy listening to one of the most distinctive songwriters in acoustic music deliver a body of songs which challenge, intrigue and beguile. Steve will be joined by his long-time compadres Chris 'the Bishop' Lydon, on piano, cajon and tuba and Tom Leary on fiddle and much else. If his wandering, itinerant existence produces music like this latest album, then keep on globetrotting, Steve! Frank Chester Folk Monthly "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 www.stevebonham.net All prfofits from this concert will go to the brain cancer charity - Brainstrust

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Helter Skelter Presents Djanan Turan + Le Skeleton *2am Late License*

on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to 2am

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David Greely + The Creole Brothers

on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ An evening of spicy Cajun Music! DAVID GREELY (US): David Greely's is opening a new wing in his tradition, the home music of French Louisiana. David has taken the swampy syncopations of Cajun music and its renaissance French dialect to new level of sophistication without losing its urgency and texture. In solo acoustic performance, he sounds like two or three fiddles, weaving accompaniment to his vocals as if it's someone else singing. Presenting his concerts in English or French, he embraces all the aspects of his heritage that a fiddle and voice can reach- ancient ballads, cane field blues, yearning waltzes and fiery two steps, and melds his ancestral legacy with his own adroit compositions and stories of the rich souls who kept this music and language alive. David was born in Baton Rouge of Cajun and Irish ancestry, and learned Cajun music on dance hall stages throughout South Louisiana, in the archives of Cajun and Creole music at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and from his apprenticeship to Cajun fiddle master and National Heritage Fellow Dewey Balfa. As a founding member of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, David toured Folk Festivals worldwide for 23 years, and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. He has received the Louisiana Artist Fellowship Award for Folklife Performance, and is an adjunct instructor of Cajun fiddle at the University of Louisiana. THE CREOLE BROTHERS (UK): From the roots of zydeco, the push and pull, rub and scrub La La music of the Creole people. Dark, smoky, crowded clubs in Lawtell and Opelousas and Lafayette. Bodies moving closely in rhythm. Driving fiddle, pumping accordion, vocals that can cut corn bread. Blues that tear at your heart. Dances you wouldn't want your daughter to know. From the prairies of Essex and the bayous of Milton Keynes, Charlie Skelton (fiddle, Acadian Driftwood, Famous Potatoes) and Phil Underwood (accordion, Colin and the Crawfish, ZigaZag) present a unique musical hommage to the great Louisiana Cajun and Creole musicians, Bois Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot, Bébé and Éraste Carrière, Albert Chevalier, Fremont Fontenot and many others. Charlie Skelton is one of the hottest roots fiddle players around, currently touring with rising folk singer songwriter Kate Denny, while Phil Underwood has been living Louisiana music and culture for over 20 years, collecting two awards in Louisiana for his accordion playing, and has played Creole music in the black clubs of Lafayette. Together they are the Creole Brothers.

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Gerry Colvin Formerly Colvinquarmby

on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Gerry Colvin makes a long awaited return to the Kitchen Garden Café with his new band after many successful years performing as ColvinQuarmby. Still the same eccentric Gerry experience with new and old material that always guarantees an enthralling night's entertainment.

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Dave Griffiths

on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Great songwriter, powerful performer

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Dave Griffiths

on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Great songwriter, powerful performer

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Pig Earth

on Sun, 25 Jan 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Pig Earth's music has been described as country /folk crossed with electrified bluegrass. One of the UK's top original Country Folk bands, they won the Horizon Act of the Year category in the 2011 British Country Music Awards. Pig Earth have performed at venues ranging from the intimate setting of the Half Moon to the big stage at Wembley Arena. In 2012 they returned to country music festival stages, such as Wolvestock and Norfolk Country Music Festival, as well as the mainstream Acoustic Festival of Britain. Cross Country magazine appreciated the superb musicianship of this band and described them as having the best sound of the weekend at Wolvestock. Up Country magazine praised such talented musicians, adding that Pig Earth are to be cherished for their new music and their retention of musical principles and we should all be part of their new world. All Smoke And Mirrors from Pig Earth's 2012 album 14′ x 12′ was nominated as UK Song Of The Year in the 2012 British Country Music Awards. Pig Earth have shared main stage line-ups with Reba McEntire, Ricky Scaggs, Lonestar, Asleep At The Wheel, Jo-el Sonnier, George Hamilton IV, Narvel Felts, Raymond Froggatt, The Coal Porters, Dennis Locorriere, Jim Moray, John Smith and others, and opened for Moe Bandy at the 2013 Americana International festival. The band members are: Neil Keveren guitar, lead vocals, songwriter Emma Steele melodeon, keyboards, lead vocals, songwriter Craig Stratton violin, banjo, mandolin, vocals Mat Heighway double bass, vocals Dave Rowlands drums, percussion

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Said The Maiden And Kelly Oliver

on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

Pat Mcgarvey and co, a phenomenal 6 piece roots collective with their mighty blend of bluegrass, folk and distorted sounds 'embrace the traditional ambience of The Unthanks and the experimentation of Tuung' (Andy Fyfe **** Q)

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Stark

on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

We all loved Stark when they played earlier in 2014, since then they have played Tuesday Blues @ 100 Club London, ,Cornbury Festival and are soon(Nov 26th) to play Dingwalls supporting Chantel McGregor. Here are some reviews: 'One of the most original bands I have heard in a long while and destined for great things' - Music News 'Characterised by extremely proficient musicianship and clever arrangements...A fine record indeed' - Sound on Sound magazine 'Stealing the banjo from the clutches of Mumford and Sons' - Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin' Criminals - BBC Radio 2 'Bursting with tight, driving melodicism' - Time Out, Critic's Choice 'An unexpected joy' - R2 Magazine 'These guys are good' - Blues in Britain 'The lads ooze class and confidence...clever songwriting with a modern twist' - Blues Matters INVISIBLE VEGAS - a rock band from Oxford with an original repertoire of powerful melodic songs influenced by classic UK and American rock and blues. Music critic John Devereux writes: 'Central to the band's live appeal are songs that will get under your skin, delivered by the irresistible force of Colman's arresting voice and Chantler's immaculate guitar work, all underpinned by the tight, powerful rhythm section provided by Butler and Sims..The magic of this band is undeniable. Authentic, spot-on musicianship and songs and performances that will haunt you. They are destined for the big arena.'

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Burns Night Supper

on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Burns Night Supper

on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

When Cahalen Morrison and Eli West released their stunning debut album, it met with instantaneous reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. Bob Harris invited them to record a studio session for his BBC Radio 2 show, and after they created such an impact during their first ever UK tour, Celtic Connections festival gave them a show of their own, then invited them back in 2015. They count many recognised names as fans. Writing in The Times, Chris Wood included them in his Six Best Folk Acts list. Back over here with their third album, produced by Tim O'Brien, who says they make music the world needs! Beautiful rootsy Americana Time Out "Thrilling" - The List Outstanding fRoots magazine

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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells

on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7.30pm

To coincide with Hux Records' release of Incredible String Band's Live at Fillmore East, 1968 album, original ISB band member Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells (Honest Jon's) to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter or Wee Tam and the Big Huge with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. The breadth of their appeal is beguiling, with admirers as diverse as Led Zepplin's Robert Plant and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, professing a long-term love affair with the band. In 2010, Fledg'ling reissued their first four albums to unanimous critical acclaim, ensuring their appeal to successive generations of fans. One of the new generations of bands indelibly influenced by ISB is the Glasgow-based four-piece Trembling Bells. The Bells first joined forces with founder member Mike Heron in 2010 at A Very Cellular Song the Joe Boyd-curated celebration of ISB material at the Barbican in London. Since then they have played at Stewart Lee's Austerity Binge, Cecil Sharp House and recorded a 7-inch single of Heron's Feast of Stephen, cementing their kinship. Forthcoming collaboration record Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle Is Unbroken promises to cover rare and popular material from the ISB song book and much more besides.

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Jez Lowe

on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Harry Harris

on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Since signing to Wild Sound Recordings in 2013, Harry Harris has been building a reputation as one of the UK's most original and formidable singer/songwriters. A ruthless guitar player with a voice that moves from the explosive to the intimate, he writes songs that grab you by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let go, with influences ranging from the great American songwriter Warren Zevon to bar-rock band The Hold Steady to Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart. 2015 sees the release of Songs About Other People, the follow up to the self-titled debut recorded at the tender age of 17, produced by Polly Paulusma. Songs About Other People is a more intimate affair, recorded with analogue equipment and vintage instruments at Soup Studios in London and featuring a sparse smattering of musicians, including sibling folk-singer Jack Harris, Treetop Flyers' guitarist Sam Beer and Nizlopi bass player John Parker. Across the album's 10 tracks Harry takes you from football matches on suburban streets to tragic love stories in the Deep South to gulchy courtroom dramas of the Wild West. Partly funded through Indiegogo, the record is a testament to Harry's storytelling ability and the considerable impact he has already made on the scene. In the past Harry has been championed by the likes of Tom Robinson, The Telegraph and fellow songwriters including Eric Taylor, Anais Mitchell and John Smith. 2014 also saw him hit the festival circuit for the first time, which included a memorable unplugged set to an enraptured crowd at the beautiful Festival No. 6 in North Wales. Harry will be touring extensively in 2015, sure to win over audiences wherever he goes. ........................... "Harry's music is thick in the tradition of songwriters before him, from Neil Young to Warren Zevon" - Folkroom Records "A Welsh born, London based storyteller acclaimed for his live performances" - Resonance FM "Harry has a natural affinity with words, not just meaning and context, but the way he uses the rhythm of the words as much as the poetry." - FATEA Magazine "Immediately attractive, its charms increase with repeated listening...Middleton Street, with its brass caresses and shrugging rhythm would sound perfectly at home on Astral Weeks or Moondance" - NetRhythms

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Oh Susanna

on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Vancouver, Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. Oh Susanna announces her latest musical project, Namedropper a collection of songs written specifically for her by some of Canada's finest songwriters including Ron Sexsmith, Jim Cuddy, Melissa McClelland, Joel Plaskett and more. Produced by Jim Bryson

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The Acoustic Strawbs

on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Lowpines

on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors at 7:30pm

a slow-burning torch song Q Magazine Tracks of the week "Beautiful" Lauren Laverne 6Music "joyous!" Steve Lamacq 6Music "just gorgeous" Simon Raymonde Amazing Radio "Mesmerising" God Is In The TV "Sombre and sultry... we were blown away" The Upcoming "Gorgeous lo-fi folk" Wake The Deaf "Stunning..." GoldFlakePaint "dustily defiant americana" Mad less

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. A night to savour!

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. A night to savour!

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Flekd + Arlet

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FLEKD write and play beautiful world folk-inspired original melodies from a contemporary jazz perspective, incorporating improvised music with sensitivity. Skilfully-played, engaging twisting melodies evoke European folk traditions amidst sophisticated grooves with subtle layers of Indian and African rhythms. Rich, intricate textures are balanced with beautiful, thoughtful improvisations and expansive soundscapes. Comprising of Jane South (flute & accordion), Moss Freed (guitar), Rebecca Nash (piano), Rob Paterson (double bass) and Matt Fisher (drums & percussion), they are a unique combination of some of the finest young jazz and folk musicians in London. Flekd have been appearing around London at venues including Ronnie Scotts, The Forge and the Southbank Centre, ahead of festivals in 2015. In October 2014 Flekd proudly released their self-titled debut EP, which delves into new directions in contemporary music beyond conventions, bringing intrigue while remaining satisfying and up-lifting. The recording of this debut EP marks an exciting unified sound and combines traditions and familiarity with the unknown, moving in space with arrival and depicts open space and well-loved places. www.flekd.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------- A mini-orchestra of violin, clarinet, accordion, guitar, euphonium and percussion, ARLET combine the primary orchestral colours into an inimitable myriad fusion. Drawing on folk, jazz, minimalism, contemporary classical and film music, the Arlet sound is an energetic meeting place of many musical perspectives. Writing for Thank Folk For That in 2012, early convert Josh King concluded that Arlet make the kind of wonderful, stirring, instrumental, orchestral music that not just folk music, but music in general, is founded. Established in their native Canterbury in 2011 by accordionist and composer Aidan Shepherd, originally just so Aidan could try out some ideas he had kicking around with some friends, things quickly snowballed for the band as Aidan mastered writing for the group's unusual instrumentation. From humble beginnings, in three short years the band is now well established on the alternative music scene. In 2012 Arlet self-released their eponymous debut EP, recorded in an old Kentish school hall. A location recording seemed fitting for a group that was building a reputation for ethereal performances in unusual settings; art galleries, medieval churches, abandoned warehouses and midnight woodland clearings. In 2013 Arlet went into the studio with Syd Arthur's Joel Magill, engineer and co-producer of their first full-length work, Clearing. Recorded in Syd Arthur's London studio, it was released on the thriving Kent-based Smugglers Records to considerable critical acclaim from Spiral Earth, fRoots, Songlines and Folk Radio UK, for whom critic Johnney Whalley enthused; Just once in a while an album comes along that takes you to places you hadn't realised existed. 'Clearing' did this, and much more, for me. Live sessions followed on BBC Kent and London's Resonance FM, alongside an extensive UK album tour. In 2014 the momentum increased further when Aidan O'Rourke contacted the band, inviting Arlet to play at Lau-Land, Lau's own music festival curated at the Sage in Gateshead. The band also caught the ear of Mercury Prize-nominee and folk promoter Sam Lee. In May, the band made their Nest Collective debut with a packed out show at Camden's Cecil Sharpe House. After successful performances at Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Smugglers and the Cambridge Folk Festival this summer, the band is proud to release a more stripped down Quartet EP, featuring Aidan Shepherd (accordionist and composer), Rosie Holden (fiddle), Ben Insall (guitar) and Lucy Randall (percussion). Meanwhile, Arlet's second studio album is already under construction, with Owen Hewson (clarinet) and Thom Harmsworth (euphonium) back in the melee of sounds. As 2014 draws to a close, the band are looking forward to a second album release in 2015, further collaborations with Leon string quartet and Cocos Lovers, and a European tour in the Spring. www.arlet.co.uk

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Son Of Dave

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

The ex-Crash Test Dummy and modern funky one-man blues beat-box harmonica eruption comes to Witney as part of his Filthy 45s Tour.

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David Greely - Swampy Synchopations From French Louisiana

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

David Greely, founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys, has for years been assembling a repertoire of uncommon Cajun music. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces to the old ones, and striking new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he's heard in his travels worldwide, and arranges them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies.

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Matt Woosey

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Matt Woosey's refreshing musical song writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rooots conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has been defined as The WooseyBlues. His ability to combine originality with a broad musical knowledge has gained him praise from sources as varied as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and blues News.de who quote Matt as being The Best British bluesman since Rory Gallagher. Matt's music career started aged 15 when he played the drums in a Thin Lizzy tribute band, 'Black Rose', which was paramount to Matt's appreciation and understanding of rock'n'roll. Matt swears that it was the finest education a young man could have when starting out on the circuit!! He was soon frequenting open mic gigs and local clubs crafting his acoustic guitar playing style, including his own slap & pick right hand technique. Today, Matt's playing is often compared to Jimmy Page's extraordinary blues-rock style, Rory Gallagher's improvisational flair and John Martyn's heavy handed acoustic onslaughts.

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Matt Woosey

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Matt Woosey's refreshing musical song writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rooots conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has been defined as The WooseyBlues. His ability to combine originality with a broad musical knowledge has gained him praise from sources as varied as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and blues News.de who quote Matt as being The Best British bluesman since Rory Gallagher. Matt's music career started aged 15 when he played the drums in a Thin Lizzy tribute band, 'Black Rose', which was paramount to Matt's appreciation and understanding of rock'n'roll. Matt swears that it was the finest education a young man could have when starting out on the circuit!! He was soon frequenting open mic gigs and local clubs crafting his acoustic guitar playing style, including his own slap & pick right hand technique. Today, Matt's playing is often compared to Jimmy Page's extraordinary blues-rock style, Rory Gallagher's improvisational flair and John Martyn's heavy handed acoustic onslaughts.

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False Lights

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

In development behind closed doors for several months, the first intriguing glimpses into a startling project are starting to be revealed with the release of videos and a vinyl/download EP by new band FALSE LIGHTS, who will debut this summer in a headline slot at Folk East. If that all seems back-to-front a new band providing a headline show on one of the biggest folk festival stages in the UK that won't be the only surprise. This project is the brainchild of finger-style guitar genius and singer-songwriter Sam Carter and folk revolutionary Jim Moray. They've never stepped on stage together before and perhaps were considered musical strangers by most, but a shared love of folk and heavy guitar music, and a week of intensive writing in a log cabin in Lincolnshire produced a festival stage-filling, moshpit-inducing, ear-ringingly dynamic, blast of in-your-face indie attitude in the name of folk. Make no mistake, the FALSE LIGHTS sound has more to do with Radiohead than Steeleye Span: it is an explosion of loud, electric, guitar-driven folk for the 21st century.

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Peter Bruntnell

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://peterbruntnell.net/links.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bruntnell Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Tickets £12 in advance or £14 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Rob Jones & Rob White

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic kicks off 2015 by welcoming local duo Rob Jones and Rob White to the View Two Gallery. Rob and Rob are used to running their own evenings at the Mathew Street venue but this is the first time they've combined their night with Liverpool Acoustic Live. Support on the night is provided by Manchester singer-songwriter Richie Syrett, local talented singer Ellie Smith, and an opening set from Spain's Monday Blackbird. Tickets are £5.50 in advance, £6 on the door. Doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm prompt, and finishes 10.45pm. Bar available. The performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and unfortunately there is no disabled access.

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Award-winning Canadian Singer / Songwriter Dennis Ellsworth

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.00pm (support act on stage 7.30pm)

It's Square Roots Promotions 2nd Birthday!! Yes it's true! Square Roots Promotions is officially two years old!! Our first official show as SRP was with the wonderful Otis Gibbs back in early February 2013, so to celebrate being two, we're absolutely delighted to welcome back the truly world-class songwriting talents of Canadian star Dennis Ellsworth to the Square Tower for what will be his third visit to us, and his first in the main hall. And as if that wasn't enough excitement, we have also managed to persuade Jigantics and ex-ColvinQuarmby vocalist / fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist Marion Fleetwood to lend her awesome talents to the evening as support act. For those of you who have never seen Dennis Ellsworth before, we'd like to let you hear what others said of him when they saw him perform at one of our house concerts: Thank you for the Dennis gig last night. Felt privileged to be there - absolute quality (Brian Hanson) We'd never heard of Dennis before, and know what you mean now about him being a big star in the future (Rob Jenkins) What a wonderful time we had (Paul Wild) Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter. Lately he's gotten into rhythm of writing, recording and releasing an album a year. In between records, he travels around the planet singing songs characterised by a kind of dark optimism that's informed by early influences such as Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond and Kris Kristofferson. Ellsworth can't pinpoint what first prompted him to pursue music, but recalls singing 'Forever in Blue Jeans' in front of the mirror while brushing his teeth as a child. Since making the leap from the bathroom to the barroom, Ellsworth has toured Canada extensively, made inroads into the US and built a substantial following in the UK. In all, he's released six records, all recorded live in a house or studio; two with his side project, Haunted Hearts, as well as Chesterfield Dweller of the Year (2009), the Strange Boat EP (2011), Dusk Dreams (2012) and his latest, Hazy Sunshine, in 2013 as a solo artist. Although he's refined his sound and approach to writing over the years, some things remain constant. One is an acoustic guitar he rescued from 1970's era cottage in the Catskills; a guitar on which he's written almost every song he's put down on tape and believes has a lot to do with his gift for songwriting. Another is the emphasis he places on collaboration with the musicians he brings together for each album and the importance of allowing their unique voices as players to influence his songs. Produced by Skydiggers guitarist, Josh Finlayson, and recorded over five days and wine filled nights at The Bathhouse, near Kingston, Ontario, Hazy Sunshine is a perfect example of how positively special that collaboration can be. When I set out to make this album I wanted to isolate myself in the winter in rural Canada, and for that to contribute to the sound of the record, but we went in a different direction, he says. Although Hazy Sunshine represents a departure from Ellsworth's past records, Dusk Dreams in particular, never before has the Charlottetown-based singer/songwriter released an album as heavily informed by his belief that, no matter how rough things get, if you lose hope you lose the ability to effect positive change. The result is a seamless blend of modern East Coast folk and rock and roll with shades of classic Americana, roots and country haunting the edges; a set of songs that anyone who's questioned their place in the world will find their own experiences reflected in. While Hazy Sunshine dwells heavily on the necessity of remaining positive, it's fuelled by the kind of dark optimism that's always driven Ellsworth's songwriting. I'm hopeful but I'm not a firm believer, he says, bluntly. There have been times that music has saved him, and times that it's let him down, but aside from his beautiful and loving wife and their cat Winsloe, music has always been his truest friend and companion. If you need him for anything, he's probably out for a stroll with his wife. Either that or he's on the road and maybe playing in your town tonight and, if so, you should be at his show. Marion Fleetwood will be best known to many of you as a member of ColvinQuarmby, The Jigantics, Meet On The Ledge and the Gerry Colvin Band, and if you do know her, then you'll also know that she is a top quality musician, as well as a top fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist with a voice to surely die for! She has played very few solo shows, so this really is a coup for Square Roots Promotions and you the audience - and with her proposed debut solo album reaching it's Crowd Funder target within three days, that shows you exactly in how high esteem she is held. Here's what people have said of Marion: We were treated to Marion Fleetwood's stunning version of Jane Siberry's The Valley. Now I'm a big fan of top quality female vocalists such as Chris While (and indeed KD Lang), and I have to say that Marion Fleetwood is assuredly in that class. The voice is enough. Ethereal, emotive, passionate and at times siren-esque. The closing note of the song is greeted with genuinely affectionate applause, and a number of people standing up to show their appreciation yes it was one of THOSE moments!. Superbly craftedhauntingsonorousstunningbeautifully executedcaptivatingincredible. We'd be really happy if you could come along and help us celebrate 2 years of top quality music - see you there :)

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It'll Be Over By Xmas + Plum Busby

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Braughing Church Hall 7.30pm Doors Show starts 8pm

Join us for a truly unique theatrical experience.   The library committee of Stepney Borough Council have invited Ms Tilly Crumb, the maverick editor of the Stepney Chronicle to give a lecture about the First World War.  Tilly is a cross between Germaine Greer, Janet Street Porter and Edith Piaf and the library committee are nervous that her lecture will be just a bit too radical for their taste. Tilly however knows her audience and delivers a superb and highly entertaining lecture in musical form, bringing together, in collaboraration with the brilliant composer, writer and aranger Paul Sand, a powerful witty and passionate view of the war. What the Papers Say... "show stopping songs....Ms Crumb's sensual rage infuses history with tragic satire", Ken Tynum "fabulous satire dressed up as a family singalong with attitude", Bernard Lovin PLUS in the second half of the evening... PLUM BUSBY http://www.plumbusby.co.uk AN ECLECTIC MIX OF COUNTRY, FOLK, BLUES, JAZZ, CALYPSO, MUSIC HALL AND IDIOCY. There will be space to dance... and you will want to! Mandy Carlton - Vocals Tracy Coleman - Vocals Huw Thomas - Guitar, Recorders, Vocals Stuart Hall - Guitar, Violin, and other stuff Gabriel Keen - Piano Alex Keen - Bass Some Idiot - hitting drums

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From Louisiana: David Greely & Friends

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11.00pm

There are many great fiddle players in Louisiana, but David Greely is one of the best. For over 10 years he played lead fiddle with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys- that speaks for itself. Come and find out what Louisiana Cajun fiddle playing is meant to sound like.

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From Louisiana: David Greely & Friends

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11.00pm

There are many great fiddle players in Louisiana, but David Greely is one of the best. For over 10 years he played lead fiddle with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys- that speaks for itself. Come and find out what Louisiana Cajun fiddle playing is meant to sound like.

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Sheffield Folk Sing

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7.30pm start (doors open 7.00pm)

A charity concert in aid of Parkinsons UK and the Alzheimers & Dementia Society, featuring a host of nationally acclaimed folk artists.

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Sheffield Folk Sing

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7.30pm start (doors open 7.00pm)

A charity concert in aid of Parkinsons UK and the Alzheimers & Dementia Society, featuring a host of nationally acclaimed folk artists.

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Lewis And Leigh (friday 30th Jan Gourmet Gig)

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Price of ticket includes a buffet

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Paul Jones And Dave Kelly

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 for 8pm

In the decade before the far-reaching telephone call that started The Blues Band, Paul had been a hard-working actor, mainly in London's West End but also on Broadway (he lived in New York for a year). But always at heart he was a bluesman. Having declined Brian Jones' invitation to join the fledgling Rolling Stones in 1962, Paul accepted the very next offer, a job with the group which soon became Manfred Mann. Later known as a pop group (Do Wah Diddy, Pretty Flamingo) they began as an R&B band, and would find themselves playing with Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Spann, and Matt Guitar Murphy. Over the years, Paul's songs have been recorded by people like Ten Years After, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana and the earliest line-up of Steppenwolf. He has also written for films, television and commercials. As a harmonica man, he has performed publicly and/or recorded with Memphis Slim, Alexis Korner, Henry Gray, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Susan Tedeschi, Eric Bibb, Otis Grand hardly to mention the likes of Tina Turner and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. The list of guests on his programmes on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM is encyclopaedic, from Luther Allison to Axel Zwingenburger, and including B B King, Koko Taylor, Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Witherspoon and scores more. On 11/4/01 on BBC television, Paul proved to be a popular recipient of the famous THIS IS YOUR LIFE big red book.If there is such a thing as a British 'blues pedigree', then Dave Kelly's sets the standard. Kelly is a blues craftsman a journeyman who has served his time with the best. In New York he jammed with Muddy Waters. He became a friend to Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker, who both felt the benefit of Dave's playing in their touring bands. It was Dave's big sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, who first opened his ears to the blues, although his passion for rock and roll and especially the work of Buddy Holly remains intact. In 1967 he joined The John Dummer Blues Band. After three albums and a solo project he continued to polish his style and technique throughout an adventurous career with some of Britain's finest players. When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion and bringing his friend, the bassist Gary Fletcher, along to that first rehearsal, was a bonus. Dave Kelly's guitar and vocals form the very backbone of The Blues Band's distinctive sound. Today, after 21 years 'treading the boards' with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (for commercials and such projects as BBC TV's 'King of the Ghetto' and the Comic Strip's 'Strike!') Dave Kelly is firmly estabished as Europe's premier blues performer.

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Roger Davies

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30pm Start 8pm

Roger Davies continues to go from strength to strength and is making a name for himself as one of today's most entertaining contemporary acoustic folk singer songwriters. Supporting Roger at Hepworth will be Bradford based singer songwriter Bella Gaffney.

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Porchlight Smoker - Album Launch

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 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 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Water Into Sand' is the third album by Sussex based Roots / Americana band Porchlight Smoker. Originally formed as a duo in 2008 by Kent-born Fred Gregory (mandolin, guitars, vocals) and Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas (lap-steel, guitars, banjo, harmonica, clarinet, vocals), the band went on to add Steve Bell from Dundee (banjo, mandolin, guitars, vocals) and Scott Warman (double-bass, vocals). All four band members contribute to the songwriting, with each bringing a range of different musical influences to the table from Celtic, bluegrass and folk, right through to American Roots all perfectly blended to create their unique sound. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 2009, and described by one critic as perfectly flawed. Album number two imaginatively titled '2' received national and regional airplay, along with some great reviews along the way Porchlight Smoker are a lovely band Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A timeless record, fusing elements of folk, bluegrass and country. Not every day you hear so many instruments played guitar, banjo, mandolin, double bass, sparse percussion and even a jew's harp Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 'Water Into Sand' is the perfect next step for Porchlight Smoker, featuring a majority of self-penned songs and drawing on the band's multi-national and multi-instrumental talents to produce a fascinating blend of Roots, Folk and Americana. "Masters of the banjo, guitar, lap-steel, stand-up bass, mandolin and, yes, clarinet combined with their trademark vocal harmonies" Maverick Festival

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Oh Susanna

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club Doors at 7.30pm

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills. This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts. Her new album, 'Namedropper', pays tributes to her many friends in the close singer-songwriter community. Initially, Suzie imagined it would be simply an ordinary covers record. But when she approached her old friend Jim Bryson to produce the album, he hatched a new idea. He decided they should ask artists to write brand new songs specifically for the album. So, stepping up with new songs are, amongst others, Ron Sexsmith, Old Man Luedecke, Amelia Curran and The Good Lovelies. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Plinth + Sharron Kraus + The Owl Service

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Asylum Chapel 12.00pm

Am I Born to Die?: An afternoon of folk & experimental music, film & spoken word to mark the centenary of the birth of celebrated song collector Alan Lomax.

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Roger Wilson

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Tunes @ 7:30, Act on @ 8, Singing session 10pm

A magnificent singer, guitarist and fiddle player, Roger has played with Martin Carthy, Chris Wood and many others and completed an epic stint as the Songman in War Horse. A fabulous songwriter and a great interpreter of traditional songs. STANDING TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

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Wesley Stace's Cabinet Of Wonders

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Featuring Jonathan Coe Shirley Collins Kristin Hersh The High Llamas Harry Hill Nick Lowe Paul Muldoon We are delighted to present the UK premiere of Cabinet of Wonders, from Sussex born New Yorker, novelist and singer-songwriter, Wesley Stace. This must-see New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to deliver a unique and unforgettable experience. For this special, one-off night we will host some of the biggest names in the worlds of poetry, music and literature. Promoted by EFDSS in association with Songlines Magazine

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Andy White And Friends

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Originally from Belfast but now living in Australia, Andy continues to fill venues around the world with his winning personality and high energy stage performances. In 2012 Andy published the brilliant 21st Century Troubadour an often hilarious account of life on the road for the travelling musician. To accompany the book launch he also released a double CD of the same name one CD an impeccable retrospective featuring great songs such as 'Berlin 6am' and 'Italian Girls on Mopeds' and the other a selection of spoken segments from the book. In 2013 he released a brand new studio album 'How Things Are' a brave record of a disintegrating marriage and it could well be his best yet. Certainly one of our national treasures. I love it all: I love his honesty, his humour, his imagination, his music-making and (most of all) his poet's way with words. No Depression 2014 'Songwriter is on repeat in my car stereo - and if Andy never writes another song in his life - it doesn't matter. 'If You Want It' is simply one of the best songs I've ever heard.' Ivan Martin, one of Northern Ireland's top DJs 'I love this man and his music. Rave on!' Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 'How Things Are is packed with heroic major chords and ear-seducing melodies that lift up the soul, make you want to stretch out your arms and joyfully embrace whatever life and fate conspire to chuck at you.' Fatea 2014 'This international treasure is a storyteller in the classical mould who weaves his words with gorgeous melodies and wry humour. Blisteringly romantic without being sentimental.' The Stage 'Throughout his career, Andy White has made intelligent, compelling music' Financial Times 'A national treasure' The Music Critic '25 years after he began to stake his patch in the music world, the self-styled bard of Belfast not only shows no sign of slowing down, but he even has the effrontery to sound better than ever.' Whisperin' and Hollerin' Andy White, one of the great Irish singer-songwriters, tours the world with his 12 string guitar in one hand and a book of poetry in the other. He has worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Tim Finn, been the A of ALT and won Ireland's top songwriting award. Since his breakthrough single 'Religious Persuasion', Belfast-born Andy has produced nine internationally released albums. The latest of these, 'Songwriter' (Floating World, 2009), was recorded in Vancouver and Real World Studios by legendary UK producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Muse, Pink Floyd). 'Songwriter' reflects writing collaborations he has been working on for the past few yearswith Canadians Allison Russell (Po'Girl) and Stephen Fearing (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), Australian writer Sean Sennett and Scots producer Stuart Crichton. The band on the album includes members of Neko Case's group, Po' Girl, and the Be Good Tanyas, and features virtuoso pianist and accordion player Radoslav Lorkovic (Odetta, Jimmy Le Fave), Belfast born Andy has merged pop sensibility with lyrical excellence, social commentary and acoustic guitars ever since 'Religious Persuasion' (Stiff Records, 1985) and first album 'Rave On Andy White' (Decca, 1986). They called him Belfast's Bob Dylan as he emerged in the new wave of acoustic music headed by The Pogues. Melody Maker reviewed his first album with the headline 'Yer Man's Brilliant!' and Folk Roots made him a cover star. Andy has worked with the great names of Irish music including Van Morrison and Mary Black. Sinead O'Connor and The Frames have guested on his recordings and Andy was included in the Irish HQ Rock Hall of Fame in 1998. Socially aware in a way which comes naturally to someone who grew up in Belfast during the 70s and 80s, Andy's work has always reflected his time and place. In trying to make this particular experience universal, his writing incorporates and transcends the boundaries of his native land. In 1994 Andy was introduced to Australia by Tim Finn Andy was one third of folk supertrio ALT along with Tim and his Dun Laoghaire flatmate Liam Ó Maonlaí. After recording and releasing their album 'Altitude' (EMI, 1995) and promoting it worldwide, Andy returned to Australia to tour solo, signed to publisher Mushroom Music and wrote Cathy Freeman's Sydney Olympics anthem 'Coz I'm Free' with Christine Anu in 1999 which was performed at the opening ceremony. Meantime Andy recorded 'Teenage' in Dublin, featuring the single 'Get Back Home'. Released in 1996, this album signalled a return to Cooking Vinyl who followed it up in 1998 with the 'best of' collection 'Compilation'. After appearing at WOMAD Singapore, the Real World/WOMAD organization took Andy under their wing, releasing a live album 'Speechless' (WOMAD Select, 2000) and booking Andy to appear at many WOMAD festivals from South African to Seattle. Andy's mix of lyrical excellence, songwriting, political passion and social awareness are what attracted them, and the relationship continues to this day. In conjunction with the performance album, which featured both songs and poems, Lagan Press published a book of Andy's lyrics and poems entitled 'The Music of What Happens' (1999). The book was launched at the Dublin Writer's Festival and Cúirt in Galway. In the meantime, Andy wrote an eponymous album in Switzerland, returning to Dublin to record it in Temple Bar with a team of friends including Kieran and Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Bronagh Gallagher, his sister Cathy, Liam O Maonlaí, Dave Clarke and Nick Seymour. 'Andy White' was the first of Andy's albums to be released by UK label Floating World, in 2001. Andy moved to Melbourne the following year, finding a new home and the inspiration to write the albums 'Boy 40' (Floating World, 2003), 'Garageband' (2006), and 'Songwriter' (2009) and the latest a collaboration with the double award winner Juno Canadian singer songwriter Stephen Fearing 'Fearing & White (2011) Highlights of the past few years include being musical director and host of WOMAD UK gala finales at Las Palmas in Spain and Reading UK in 2005, working with John Leckie on the past two albums, co-writing and producing artists in Italy, Netherlands and the UK, tutoring WOMAD Summer School and the UK Songwriting Festival. The world of Andy White is peripatetic, intuitive, never uneventful. In November 2009 Lagan Press published '21st Century Troubadour' Andy's on-the-road journal, which tells the whole story. It could be subtitled, after one of Andy's best-known songs, 'Street Scenes From My Heart'. In 2011 Andy toured throughout North America and Europe with his long term friend Stephen Fearing (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings) to support their joint album Fearing & White. 2012 saw a new double CD one CD an impeccable retrospective featuring great songs such as 'Berlin 6am' and 'Italian Girls on Mopeds' and the other a selection of spoken segments from the book '21st Century Troubadour'. In 2013 Andy's 15 year long marriage broke up and this was the catalyst for a superb new studio album 'The Way Things Are'. Featuring his son Sebastian on drums this was a brave, heart-wrenching slice of classic music at once sad, poetic and hopeful. Andy toured the world on the back of the album, playing to capacity audiences at several venues. www.andywhite.com

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Young Folk Showcase Featuring Ne3folk

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Great musician from award-winning SHOW OF HANDS plays solo concert.

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Great musician from award-winning SHOW OF HANDS plays solo concert.

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Damien Barber And Mike Wilson

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Grit, passion and sharp Trad.songs with guitars and squeezebox

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Amy Speace

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

THAT KIND OF GIRL 2015 CD RELEASE TOUR FOR THOSE WHO ARGUE THAT POETRY IS A DYING GENRE, I SUGGEST LISTENING TO AMY SPEACE. NEW YORK TIMES Amy Speace's songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicamentsit's a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it's wide open, says legendary rock critic Dave Marsh in his liner notes to Amy Speace's newest collection How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (WindBone/Tone Tree). Marsh continues, It is the most daring, confident, ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording. Speace, once an actress with The National Shakespeare Company, has crafted a document to living gracefully with grief that weaves a most unlikely yet beautifully poetic narrative between her very modern lamentings and the characters in Shakespeare's plays. The New York Times wrote For those who argue that poetry is a dying genre, I suggest listening to Amy Speace. The Tennessean writes, What Speace says what she sings -- she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity. And she was recently featured in NPR's All Things Considered. Although Amy began her creative career in the theatre, acting with The National Shakespeare Company and various other classical repertory theatres, she long ago left behind the stage to pursue music full time. She was discovered by Judy Collins and signed to Collins' imprint, Wildflower Records, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums. Judy Collins herself recorded Amy's song, The Weight of the World, calling it one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. Along the way, she gained support and praise from such legends as Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith, Ian Hunter and Alejandro Escovedo, an unlikely combination until you hear Amy's songs. The Houston Press called her The unconscious cool of Americana, nodding to the lean poetry of her rootsy folk, an edge possibly learned busking in the subways of NYC, or playing Juliet in parking lot productions of Romeo & Juliet. But it's her voice that catches the audience off guard. A crystal clear voice with an emotional catch and a fluttering vibrato that seems grounded in another era yet somehow speaks to this one. Mary Gauthier says, "There are voices that serve as a bridge from the past to the future and act as soul connectors, and as a people we need them to keep singing. These voices open hearts with this rare, one in a million quality. Amy Speace has such a voice. Just ask the legendarily discerning Judy Collins; she'll tell you. Amy's got it, and then some. She is a timeless artist, a time traveller. Part past, part future. And that's a good thing, a really good thing." QUOTES There's turmoil in the songs on this album and then there's a calmness to offset that, to cope with that that's the big clue behind the album's title I guess; that Amy Speace has learned/is learning to cope, and that she has a way forward, a way through. Earnest songwriting and honest songwriting aren't often actually the same thing. But here I believe her. I believe in her. I believe the songs and I'm swept up in the performance. Her best album. Until the next album Off The Tracks An NPR critic commented, Her velvety achey voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams. Judy Collins describes the song Weight of the World as one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. And in The Tennessean, Peter Cooper writes, What Speace says what she sings she tries to say with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity. He goes on to say that her ballad from the new album, The Sea & the Shore written with Robbie Hecht and performed with Grammy-nominated John Fullbright, is a song about attraction, about patience and timing, about want and need and consequence. And it ends in a breakup. www.amyspeace.com

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Rebecca Hollweg

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Rebecca Hollweg is a singer and songwriter who grew up first in west London and then in very rural west Somerset. She lives in London with her husband, bassist Andy Hamill, and their 10-year-old daughter Ruby. Andy has produced her two critically acclaimed albums June Babies (2001) and Orange Roses (2008) and also her forthcoming third album Country Girl, due for release in 2015. Country Girl will feature 10 new songs including Ruby and The Week. For two years running, in 2009 and 2010, Rebecca's song Orange Roses was highlighted by Aled Jones on his BBC Radio 2 programme to tie in with Dementia Awareness Week. It received an overwhelming response from listeners, several of whom played it at family memorial services and said they felt it could have been written for them. In 2010 Rebecca was invited for a second time to play at Vamos Festival, Crete, sharing the bill with two former members of the Korgis, Stuart Gordon and Phil Harrison both formative influences on Rebecca's music-making. In 2010 she also published a children's story, The ball that got stuck in the tree, with illustrations by singer-songwriter colleague and print-maker Jeb Loy Nichols. In 2011 she continued to play gigs in London and was invited back to Crete to play at Vamos Arts Week for a third time, this time sharing the bill with poet Roger McGough. She played Moseley Folk Festival in Birmingham at the recommendation of BBC Radio 2 DJ Janice Long, who introduced her set. She has appeared a regular guest of poet John Hegley at his monthly London night session, and has sung on several tracks for the new album from Tony Penultimate, aka Peter Brooke Turner of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

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David Greely Fiddle Workshop

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors open 930am

Celebrated Louisiana fiddle player David Greely presents a workshop in Cajun/Creole fiddle technique, suitable for all ability levels. David brings virtuosity, deep understanding of the Louisiana traditions and a highly engaging personality to his teaching. Fiddle players of all genres should not miss this unique opportunity to expand their knowledge and technique from a master of the Louisiana style.

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Beggars Bridge

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open at 6.30pm for 8pm start

Beggars Bridge are a six piece band from Hull who write tuneful and engaging song-stories in the best folk traditions, often based on people, places and events from their home county of the East Riding of Yorkshire. See the Processed Pea Website for more details.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Joel Fisk - "I've known Jon for a couple of years, with our paths crossing at various gigs on the Blues circuit, as well as seeing him many times with The Hoax. Having jammed with Jon and Ian Siegal at Scarborough Blues Festival earlier this year, we got talking, and decided to get together for some gigs. We share the same tastes in music, comedy and alcohol, so this promises to be a fantastic few days on the road." This was so successful that they are extending their gigs into 2015 and we are one of the lucky venues to be chosen. We know Joel Fisk from Hokie Joint and Jon Amor from The Hoax, the Boom Boom Band, Jon Amor Band and many more. This will be really special.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Joel Fisk - "I've known Jon for a couple of years, with our paths crossing at various gigs on the Blues circuit, as well as seeing him many times with The Hoax. Having jammed with Jon and Ian Siegal at Scarborough Blues Festival earlier this year, we got talking, and decided to get together for some gigs. We share the same tastes in music, comedy and alcohol, so this promises to be a fantastic few days on the road." This was so successful that they are extending their gigs into 2015 and we are one of the lucky venues to be chosen. We know Joel Fisk from Hokie Joint and Jon Amor from The Hoax, the Boom Boom Band, Jon Amor Band and many more. This will be really special.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith And Teyr

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith play traditional and original folksong of the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies. They have both been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk and acoustic world. They weave traditional English folksong with Irish, Scottish and American tunes, and their own compositions draw on many different styles. Forged amongst the hustle and bustle of North London's folk scene, Teyr ("3" in the Cornish language) are a trio of players who showcase the many sounds of the British Isles. With roots running from Ireland to Wales to Cornwall, James Gavin (guitar and fiddle), Dominic Henderson (uilleann pipes) and Tommie Black-Roff (accordion) capture the hybridity of contemporary life within traditional music, injecting it with a shot of youth and transform. Having met on the Trad music scene through late night sessions, each performer holds an intuitive sense of folk music, evident in their deft new arrangements of fiery tunes and songs as well as original material. Influenced by neo-folk groups such as Lau, Kan and Lúnasa, the trio are a force to be reckoned with, particularly in a live setting. And with high-drama, high-energy and high-jinx, their performances will remain stamped on the audience's minds for a long-time after.

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Theo Bard Duo + Lori Campbell

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at London Harrisons Bar 7pm -11pm

The only London show of Theo Bard's February tour, with the fantastic Louisa Jones on bass and backing vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNJOFUrwwM Support from Lori Campbell Tickets £5 advance £8 on the door

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Nat Johnson & Friends

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Accompanied by her band on flute, fiddle, harmonies, horn and lapsteel, acclaimed singer-songwriter Nat Johnson will be playing songs from her new album 'Neighbour of the Year', along with songs from her former outfits, Monkey Swallows the Universe (Sheffield's loveliest band. **** The Guardian) and Nat Johnson and the Figureheads (Like a cross-pollination of Yo La Tengo and the 'nu-folk' of Laura Marling - Subba Cultcha). Nat has supported Low and Richard Hawley, played sessions for 6 music and Radio 4 and performed at Green Man, Latitude and End of the Road festivals.

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Drew Holcomb

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors at 7.30, Music at 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana rock band from Memphis & East Nashville, TN. Formed in 2006 by Drew Holcomb (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), the band includes Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys), and Rich Brinsfield (bass) and rotating cast on keys and drums. Drawing influence from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Drew Holcomb has found his place in today's landscape of singer/songwriter Americana. The band has developed their sound through extensive touring, performing alongside John Hiatt, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, Susan Tedeschi, Needtobreathe, Robert Earl Keen and more. The band has sold over 100,000 albums to date, and played over 1,800 concert dates in 7 countries. Their songs have received 40 TV placements, appearing on How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Parenthood, Nashville, HOUSE, Justified and more. Their upcoming album, Medicine, is set to be released on January 27, 2015. Drew will be playing this show as a duo, together with his guitarist Nathan Dugger.

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Hannah Sanders Cd Launch

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Hannah started singing traditional folk songs with her family, The Dunns when she was a teenager. The Dunns toured the UK and Europe singing unacompanied songs in 4 part harmony. Hannah left music for a time to pursue a career as a cultural anthropologist, becoming a leading expert on contemporary witchcraft and popular culture. She lived in Boston, MA, USA where she taught at Emerson College and sung with Liz Simmons (Annalivia, Long Time Courting). Hannah is recently returned to Britain and is performing the folk songs she has known and loved for years, accompanied on guitar and baritone dulcimer. From the beautiful ballads of Britain to sweet songs of the American mountains, Hannah brings lightness and depth to her renditions of songs old and new. In addidition to her solo work, Hannah continues to work with American singer Liz Simmons, with guitarist Ben Smith and with guitarist/dobro player Ben Savage alongside radical storytelling troupe Pandvani108. This year Hannah has been performing at folk clubs and festivals across Britain and the USA. Autumn 2014 sees Fate, a new EP in anticipation of the release of her debut album, Charms Against Sorrow, engineered and produced by Ben Savage.

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Crh Music Presents Jeffrey Foucault

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Sally Barker

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Dennis Ellsworth

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Ellsworth sings lush and languorous country blues" - Time Out "Heartfelt and heart-achingly beautiful, a timeless album" - Americana UK "His vocals are as good as anyone's and better than most, the songs are beautifully written vignettes of observations of life and love and the instrumentation and playing are pretty exceptional" - American Roots UK After supporting John Smith in the UK on tour last year, Canadian songwriter Dennis Ellsworth is excited to be returning to the UK this June with his new album Hazy Sunshine set for release on June 9th 2014, supported by string of UK live dates. Having already received support from BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who has been spinning tracks off the album in recent months, as well as earning two awards at Music PEI Week, Dennis' live performances are not to be missed, with his performance at last years Maverick Festival gaining rave reviews. Dennis' own contributions to music are widespread; he's been in Rock, Indie, Punk, and Country bands and has released two acclaimed full-length albums to date. Hazy Sunshine is produced by Canadian musician Josh Finlayson, whilst the album was recorded over five days and wine filled nights at The Bathhouse, outside Kingston, Ontario. The album is a seamless blend of modern East Coast folk and rock & roll, with shades of classic Americana, roots and country haunting the edges. Always one to let the spirit guide a session in the studio rather than force things to turn out exactly how they are planned, the album welcomes a slightly more upbeat feel than his past solo records. While Hazy Sunshine dwells heavily on the necessity of remaining positive, it's fuelled by the kind of dark optimism that's always driven Ellsworth's songwriting. There have been times that music has saved him, and times that it's let him down, but music has always been his truest friend and companion. Dennis has grown into one of Atlantic Canada's most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran's sense of melody, tune and arrangement. His influences include Harry Nilsson, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Neil Young and Alex Chilton - but his sound is entirely his own.

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Claude Bourbons Candlelit Acoustic Concert

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Intimate Candlelit Concert in Barn. En Suite accom available plus camping - phone first for details and booking. NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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New Roots Double Bill: Kelly Oliver Plus Project Jam Sandwich

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Our annual showcase for up-and-coming young acts. Kelly Oliver is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hertfordshire who is particularly influenced by traditional Irish music, while Project Jam Sandwich is an amazing five piece from Manchester's RNCM playing world music from Bulgaria to S Africa to Scotland and concocting a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, scorching rhythms and beautiful melodies.

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New Roots Double Bill: Kelly Oliver Plus Project Jam Sandwich

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Our annual showcase for up-and-coming young acts. Kelly Oliver is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hertfordshire who is particularly influenced by traditional Irish music, while Project Jam Sandwich is an amazing five piece from Manchester's RNCM playing world music from Bulgaria to S Africa to Scotland and concocting a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, scorching rhythms and beautiful melodies.

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Drew Holcomb

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8.00pm

Drew Holcomb, a Tennessee-born, bourbon drinking, 1st edition book collecting, golf playing Eagle Scout with a Masters degree in Divinity from Scotland's University of St Andrews has spent the better part of the past decade as a professional musician - recording, writing, and touring with his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. Since releasing their first album, 2005's Washed In Blue, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have established themselves as a formidable indie act, selling more than 75,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling-out headline shows, and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams and Los Lobos. Their songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials, most notably in TNT's Emmy Award winning 2011 Christmas Day NBA Forever spot, which paired the song Live Forever with a mesmerizing montage of past and present NBA video footage. The hard work has paid off with the band's sixth album Good Light showcasing Drew's signature brand of singer/songwriter Americana in its finest form yet. Recorded live at Ardent Studios in Memphis, "This album perfectly tells the story for a new stage in my life," explains Drew "On past albums I was searching for my voice, both literally and figuratively. I co-wrote a lot of songs, peppered the music with too many influences, and let too many other voices in my head."

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Crh Music Presents Justin Townes Earle

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Luke Jackson + Amy Wadge

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together for the first time across the UK.A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider auudience.

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The House Devils.

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

tickets £7.

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Kent Duchaine & Leadbessie

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Kent Duchaine was born in Minnesota & taught to play ukelele guitar & clarinet by his father all by the age of 11. Later at school he learned to play the piano & electric guitar. He played in a local band with some school friends in & around his home town of Wayzata, performing popular 60s music.While reading the sleeve notes on an Eric Clapton album he was intrigued to find out more about Robert Johnson & blues music in general. He then immersed himself in the music of Johnson, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Bukka White & Elmore James. In 1970 DuChaine opened a show for slide guitar genius BukkaWhite & began to meet & play with some of the great blues legends. During the early 70s he played in a band with Kim Wilson of the present day Fabulous Thunderbirds. The band backed some of the big name bluesmen, Fenton Robinson, Boogie Woogie Red, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin & many more. As the band's reputation spread they came to the attention of the great Willie Dixon who arranged a recording contract & a major concert sharing the bill with John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Albert Collins & Margie Evans. Leadbessie In 1979 DuChaine found his beloved Leadbessie a beat up 1934 National Steel guitar & kitted it out with extra heavy strings to cope with his ferociously powerful playing style. Deciding to go solo he disposed of all his worldly possessions & moved south with only Leadbessie & an old Cadillac in order to be closer to the roots of the blues music he now embraced. He lived in the car for some time at one point with one of his three ex wives, before graduating to a Winnebago Motorhome via a tent & a camper van. In 1989 DuChaine met & established a partnership with the legendary bluesman Johnny Shines (a travelling companion of Robert Johnson) They recorded Back To The Country with harmonica great Snooky Pryor & were honoured with the coveted W C Handy Award for the best country blues album. In 1991 The Smithsonian Institute honoured the "King of the Delta Blues" Robert Johnson. DuChaine & Shines were among a privileged few musicians to be invited to perform at this Prestigious 25th annual Festival Of American Folklife. The end result was the Grammy nominated album Roots Of Rhythm & Blues DuChaine & Shines performed over 200 shows together all over America while DuChaine still continued his solo career. Their relationship was cut short by Shines death in April 1992 DuChaine was determined more than ever to spread the blues he loves & started to tour in the UK & Europe to great acclaim. He currently has ten solo albums & a DVD under his belt & has completed over 100 overseas tours to date. The Sunday Times colour supplement listed him as one of the 5 best concerts in the UK (in any music genre) during a tour in 2001. In the years 2008/9 DuChaine performed over 275 concerts in the UK & has established a large fan base across the whole of Britain & Ireland, plus at many Festivals around Europe. In 2008 DuChaine was asked by Alabama's State Culture Officerto represent the State on a cultural visit to Italy (even though he no longer lived in Alabama) When not thrilling music lovers with authentic Delta Blues, Urban Blues & his own original music, he relaxes at home in beautiful South Georgia with wife number four Sarah, pursuing his favourite hobby fishing. They live on the shore of a vast lake on the border between Georgia & Alabama in a house which DuChaine has literally built with his own hands, reading DIY manuals along the way. www.kentduchaine.com/

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False Lights

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Pharis & Jason Romero

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

It's a typical story - where a matchmaker, some scratchy old records, a custom banjo and a flyfishing trip all conspire - leading to a meeting in 2007 at an old-time fiddle jam. She was living in Victoria, BC and he was living in Arcata, CA. Both had been playing music for decades and loved early country, old time, folk, blues, and bluegrass. She sent him a copy of the 1928 recording Tupelo Blues from Hoyt Ming & His Pepsteppers and... they married 2 months later. In 2010 they moved their home and the J. Romero Banjo Company north to the BC interior, to her hometown of Horsefly. In this way-out-there small place, surrounded by wilderness and good people, they build their finely crafted banjos, and play and write the music, new and old, that they adore. Writing songs about ageless characters, hard lives, loss and love, Pharis' songs have been played on radios around the world, and she was called a 'historical treasure' by the BC Folklore Society. On stage from a very young age with her family's country band, classically trained and country schooled, she was a co-founder of the award-winning and innovative roots-folk band Outlaw Social, releasing two celebrated albums from 2005 to 2009 before venturing out musically with Jason. Jason was a fixture on the Arcata, CA bluegrass and old-time scene before coming to BC, and is deft in banjo styles from early fingerstyle to clawhammer to bluegrass. When not playing banjo, his resophonic and acoustic guitar playing is a distinct texture, melodic and percussive. His singing and his playing has been called both seductive and badass. Their follow up to 2011's 'a Passing Glimpse', 'Long Gone Out West Blues', was released in 2013 and brought a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer and a nomination for Traditional Album of the Year, two Western Canadian Music Awards nominations, and an Independent Music Award nomination for Americana Album of the Year. Pharis & Jason's releases continue to attract audiences and radio play globally. Their delight in making music for music's sake no doubt contributes to the joyful lack of pretence in their albums and performances and to the rapidly-growing fan-base for both. '... Wonderful, achingly beautiful harmonies. It's all perfectly judged, precise but never flashy picking, tangible chemistry and warmth between them and grade a songs.' - Maverick Magazine 'Anchored by Pharis's rock-solid rhythm guitar and propelled by Jason's inventive picking on a variety of banjos and guitars, their plaintive voices and soulful blend capture the ear and the imagination.' - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Drew Holcomb/ Town Hall Live

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall Doors at 7.00pm

Since releasing his first album in 2005 Nashville based musician Drew Holcomb and his band The Neighbors have established themselves as a formidable act. The band's songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials in the United States. The most notable was Live Forever which was used in the greatest NBA commercial of all time. They toured the UK in February, 2014 in support of their album 'The Good Light' which is full of earthy, heartfelt songs that are tremendously catchy. Now Drew is back, not with the full band but with their guitarist, in support of their new CD 'Medicine' which is even better than 'Good Light'

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Red Dirt Skinners At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

www.reddirtskinners.com Once in a while, an artist comes along who simply doesn't follow the rules. Winning National Awards in both Blues and Country, the Red Dirt Skinners are equally at home on a festival stage, or in a folk club too. It's not that they haven't decided which genre they are, it's that they're pro-actively developing a whole new sound. Without fail, audiences are on their feet at the end of a Red Dirt Skinners show, and all are saying the same thing... 'that's refreshingly different' Their genre-busting sound means that the Red Dirt Skinners are the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards.

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Red Dirt Skinners At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

www.reddirtskinners.com Once in a while, an artist comes along who simply doesn't follow the rules. Winning National Awards in both Blues and Country, the Red Dirt Skinners are equally at home on a festival stage, or in a folk club too. It's not that they haven't decided which genre they are, it's that they're pro-actively developing a whole new sound. Without fail, audiences are on their feet at the end of a Red Dirt Skinners show, and all are saying the same thing... 'that's refreshingly different' Their genre-busting sound means that the Red Dirt Skinners are the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards.

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Megson - Live At St Barnabas

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church Doors 7:00pm, Start 7:30pm

Blissful voices and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas from Stu and Debbie Hanna three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and three Spiral Earth Awards. The duo were named The most original duo on the British folk scene by the Guardian and described by Songlines as a marriage made in Heaven. Named after a dead dog & comprising a former punk and classically trained soprano, MEGSON were an unusual commodity on the London acoustic scene of the early noughties. In 2004 they quietly released their debut album ON THE SIDE on their own EDJ label. Not expecting much, they quickly won fans in Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris and the then rising star of the UK Folk Scene Seth Lakeman. Radio sessions and support tours soon followed. 2007 saw the duo turn professional with the release of their second album SMOKE OF HOME. However, it was their third TAKE YOURSELF A WIFE which, taking inspiration from their Teesside heritage, established the duo as "A force in the folk revival" (The Observer). The following years saw three BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations, three spiral earth awards, international tours and the release of the critically acclaimed THE LONGSHOT. "The most original duo on the British folk scene" said the Guardian, "A marriage made in Heavan" said Songlines. They wowed fans with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Tree Festival and all across the UK, even winning over passengers of the tugboat MV Ella in Hartlepool. The birth of a baby girl in 2011 wasn't enough to slow down the duo with the release of WHEN I WAS A LAD - A Collection of Children's Folk Songs, and the formation of the unique FAMILY FOLK SHOW series. And during all this time, Stu even managed to get involved with other artists producing records for LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, THE YOUNG'UNS & SHOW OF HANDS. 2014 saw the release of IN A BOX, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express - ALBUM OF THE WEEK.

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Megson - Live At St Barnabas

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church Doors 7:00pm, Start 7:30pm

Blissful voices and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas from Stu and Debbie Hanna three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and three Spiral Earth Awards. The duo were named The most original duo on the British folk scene by the Guardian and described by Songlines as a marriage made in Heaven. Named after a dead dog & comprising a former punk and classically trained soprano, MEGSON were an unusual commodity on the London acoustic scene of the early noughties. In 2004 they quietly released their debut album ON THE SIDE on their own EDJ label. Not expecting much, they quickly won fans in Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris and the then rising star of the UK Folk Scene Seth Lakeman. Radio sessions and support tours soon followed. 2007 saw the duo turn professional with the release of their second album SMOKE OF HOME. However, it was their third TAKE YOURSELF A WIFE which, taking inspiration from their Teesside heritage, established the duo as "A force in the folk revival" (The Observer). The following years saw three BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations, three spiral earth awards, international tours and the release of the critically acclaimed THE LONGSHOT. "The most original duo on the British folk scene" said the Guardian, "A marriage made in Heavan" said Songlines. They wowed fans with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Tree Festival and all across the UK, even winning over passengers of the tugboat MV Ella in Hartlepool. The birth of a baby girl in 2011 wasn't enough to slow down the duo with the release of WHEN I WAS A LAD - A Collection of Children's Folk Songs, and the formation of the unique FAMILY FOLK SHOW series. And during all this time, Stu even managed to get involved with other artists producing records for LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, THE YOUNG'UNS & SHOW OF HANDS. 2014 saw the release of IN A BOX, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express - ALBUM OF THE WEEK.

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Nat Johnson & Friends

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm

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Miranda Skyes And Reg Preston

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at London Queens Head, Limehouse doors open at 7 pm

intimate back room gig in historic London pub

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Wagon Train @ Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Clitheroe The Atrium Cafe Doors 7pm - Gig starts @ 8pm

Wagon Train - a popular Manchester blues outfit - Expect steel & dobro guitars from gifted American musician, Bill Buckley, and tunes suggestive of Spaghetti Westerns, Hank Marvin, and Presley's guitarist, James Burton. Billy is also in demand as a sessional musician in Memphis and Nashville - CD 'Damnation Twist' has strong original US flavour. www.myspace.com/thewagontrain

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Wagon Train @ Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Clitheroe The Atrium Cafe Doors 7pm - Gig starts @ 8pm

Wagon Train - a popular Manchester blues outfit - Expect steel & dobro guitars from gifted American musician, Bill Buckley, and tunes suggestive of Spaghetti Westerns, Hank Marvin, and Presley's guitarist, James Burton. Billy is also in demand as a sessional musician in Memphis and Nashville - CD 'Damnation Twist' has strong original US flavour. www.myspace.com/thewagontrain

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Hatful Of Rain

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

For the uninitiated this talented band is made up of four musicians based in Sussex. They are Chloe Overton vocals, guitar, mandolin, Phil Jones double bass, banjo, vocals, James Shenton fiddle, Fred Gregory guitar, mandolin, vocals, who describe themselves as a British folk/American roots band, with strong influences from both sides of the Atlantic. They combine powerful song-writing with musical virtuosity and a strong traditional feel. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Chloe Overton has the ideal voice for this type of music, matched by a maturity and understanding of and for the idiom. The broad range of material they play is mostly self-written and individually reflects in the array of instruments they use. Dexterity and natural feel are what marks Hatful Of Rain out as more than just meddlers in their field and in Chloe they have a songwriter of skill and sensitivity, whose music is a perfect combination for the individuals who all bring something special to the proceedings. The Hatfuls make full use of the single microphone approach to performing which creates an engaging visual spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played. The omni-directional microphone not only picks up the vocals in the fashion of a 1940/50's club, but also imitates the set-up of a country/roots band of contemporary America. In true Grand Ole Opry fashion, every time a solo is called for, the protagonist steps up closer to the microphone, and boy do they all play fast and furious. With critical acclaim from the likes of Mike Harding (They're very, very good) and Bob Harris (Hauntingly beautifulI love it), and rave reviews of their latest album 'The Morning Key', this is a band that is going from strength to strength. Their live shows consist of always excellent playing and singing, as well as entertaining banter that immediately gets the crowd on their side. The roller coaster of emotions that they take you on with their often sad murder ballads is entwined with some good old fashioned rock and roll, although never straying too far from their bluegrass/folk/old timey roots. Do take the chance to see them live, you'll not regret it!!

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The English String Band

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be an evening to remember! The English String Band is the coming together of some of the finest English traditional stringed instrument musicians on the country. We've got them booked for a barn dance on Saturday 7th February at Godalming Borough Hall so we thought we'd ask them if they would like to perform at the folk club the night before. They said "yes". All of them! The line-up for the night will be: John Adams (fiddle - Old Swan Band, New Victory Band etc.) Paul Burgess (fiddle - Old Swan Band, John Kirkpatrick Band, Melstock Band etc.) Cath Chandler (fiddle) Dee de Wit ('cello - Highly Strung, Our Northern Branch) Liz Giddings (fiddle - Thaxted Morris, Abbots Bromely Horndance)) Flos Headford (fiddle - Old Swan Band, Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas, etc) Mitch Mitchell (bass - The Red Fox Ceilidh Band, The Old Fashioned etc.) Rob Neal ('cello - Katie's Quartet, The Old Hat Band, etc.) Matt Quinn (fiddle - The Dovetail Trio, The Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band) Taz Tarry (fiddle - Grand Union, etc.) For the folk club this line-up will be joined by Roger Digby (Anglo Concertina - Flowers & Frolics) for an evening of solo and accompanied songs, monologues, instrumental pieces plus various combinations of the members of the band and, of course, two or three full band sets. NUMBERS WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED (in order to be able to fit the band in!)

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The English String Band

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be an evening to remember! The English String Band is the coming together of some of the finest English traditional stringed instrument musicians on the country. We've got them booked for a barn dance on Saturday 7th February at Godalming Borough Hall so we thought we'd ask them if they would like to perform at the folk club the night before. They said "yes". All of them! The line-up for the night will be: John Adams (fiddle - Old Swan Band, New Victory Band etc.) Paul Burgess (fiddle - Old Swan Band, John Kirkpatrick Band, Melstock Band etc.) Cath Chandler (fiddle) Dee de Wit ('cello - Highly Strung, Our Northern Branch) Liz Giddings (fiddle - Thaxted Morris, Abbots Bromely Horndance)) Flos Headford (fiddle - Old Swan Band, Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas, etc) Mitch Mitchell (bass - The Red Fox Ceilidh Band, The Old Fashioned etc.) Rob Neal ('cello - Katie's Quartet, The Old Hat Band, etc.) Matt Quinn (fiddle - The Dovetail Trio, The Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band) Taz Tarry (fiddle - Grand Union, etc.) For the folk club this line-up will be joined by Roger Digby (Anglo Concertina - Flowers & Frolics) for an evening of solo and accompanied songs, monologues, instrumental pieces plus various combinations of the members of the band and, of course, two or three full band sets. NUMBERS WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED (in order to be able to fit the band in!)

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Geoff Lakeman In Concert

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Head of the highly talented musical Lakeman family, Geoff Lakeman will be bringing his own considerable talents and a host of traditional folk songs for our enjoyment. Support is from the Dorset duo John House and Allan Winter with a selection of very traditional folk songs and guitar music.

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Geoff Lakeman In Concert

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Head of the highly talented musical Lakeman family, Geoff Lakeman will be bringing his own considerable talents and a host of traditional folk songs for our enjoyment. Support is from the Dorset duo John House and Allan Winter with a selection of very traditional folk songs and guitar music.

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Bronwynne Brent

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Ray Hearne

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors at 7pm, music starts 7.30pm

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Luke Jackson And Amy Wadge Double Header

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar opens 7.15pm for 8.00 to 10.30 pm gig

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, 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. In December 2014 Luke is touring with Marillion, playing large venues in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. 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! A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Luke 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 Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's current smash single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider auudience. "An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voiceis amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard

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The Will Pound Band

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Tickets £10.00 in Advance £12.00 on the night Doors 7:30pm Bar, Food & Parking available For further details ring 01993831427 / 07870563299

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Jim Causley And Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.jimcausley.co.uk/ Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album 'Cyprus Well' was recorded live in Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Causley's own piano. Jim aims to bring wider attention to Causley's poems and raise awareness of the Charles Causley Trust and their mission to preserve Causley's house as a writers' retreat. Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater. JIm is reknowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders!

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Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase Feat. Boldwood, Members Of Blowzabella & More.

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House noon - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Leveret, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase Feat. Boldwood, Members Of Blowzabella & More.

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House noon - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Leveret, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Evening Only Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30 - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Evening Only Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30 - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers, BBC, UK

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers, BBC, UK

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Jeffrey Foucault

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Long time fans of this wonderful songsmith, with all his album firmly on the shelves of the Union Music Store, we are delighted to have him come and play one of our shows. THE NEW YORKER: Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest. MOJO: Songwriting brilliance. THE IRISH TIMES: Quietly brilliant UNCUT: The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection Please note Con Club members will have to pay for this gig, there is a discounted ticket price but you will need to show your membership card at the door.

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Jeffrey Foucault

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Long time fans of this wonderful songsmith, with all his album firmly on the shelves of the Union Music Store, we are delighted to have him come and play one of our shows. THE NEW YORKER: Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest. MOJO: Songwriting brilliance. THE IRISH TIMES: Quietly brilliant UNCUT: The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection Please note Con Club members will have to pay for this gig, there is a discounted ticket price but you will need to show your membership card at the door.

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Ian Siegal

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

Ladies and Gentlemen: Ian Siegal has entered the building. If you know the name, but not the game, it's high time you made his acquaintance. He's the multiple British Blues Awards winner and hot tip of everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock. He's the songwriter whose recent CD releases sound like career peaks, but are only the start. From one night to the next, he might be a solo acoustic performer or a blood-and-thunder bandleader. Album of the year British Blues Awards 2013 Male vocalist of the Year British Blues Awards 2011, 2012,2013. Song of the year BB Awards Acoustic Artist of the year 2012 European Blues Award 2014 Best Vocalist One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today. MOJO A national treasure. CLASSIC ROCK

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Dana Gillespie With Dino Baptiste, Jake Zaitz & Mike Paice

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute Doors Open 6.30pm, start time 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking songwriting has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute Doors Open 6.30pm, start time 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking songwriting has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Norwich Anteros Arts Foundation 7.30 pm

Miranda Sykes, virtuoso bassist with top roots acts Show of Hands, tours with dynamic mandolin player Rex Preston.

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Cc Smugglers Album Launch Tour

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Bristol All Hallows Hall doors open 7.30pm music starts at 8.00pm

CC Smugglers South West Tour date. Don't miss your chance to see the guys perform cracking foot stomping songs from their new album and if you're lucky get your album signed too! In true Fanny Hatstand style the music will be top notch, the hall will look great, the atmosphere will be electric and we're stocking real Somerset Cider at the bar.

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Womenfolk

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Clitheroe The Grand 7pm

With Kathryn Williams, Maz O'Connor and Georgia Ruth 'Womenfolk' returns with another triple bill featuring three of the UK's outstanding female singer-songwriters. Since her self financed debut in 2000 Kathryn Williams has released 10 critically acclaimed studio albums that have quietly established her as one the truly distinctive voices of UK music. She will be joined by two relative newcomers who've spent 2014 garnering critical acclaim and new fans. Welsh harpist and singer Georgia Ruth described as 'one of British folk's discoveries of the year by The Guardian won the 2013 Welsh Music Prize and was nominated for two 2014 BB Folk Awards. Maz O' Connor, who's second album 'Willowed Light' was described by The Observer as 'Folk album of the year thus far', mixes traditional and self penned songs combining gorgeous melodies and exquisite vocals.

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Gion Stump

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Gion Stump is a traveller and always looking for new adventures. With three albums released, he has toured all over Europe and played shows with a 60 piece orchestra. The audience are taken to different worlds - sometimes quiet and melancholy, sometimes loud and rocking, but always presented with mischief and humour. Gion Stump founded his band "Gion Stump & The Lighthouse Project" in 2007. So far, the band has released two studio albums ("Fine Lines at Dawn", and "Lost in Limbo") and one Live DVD. The third studio album will be released in 2015. In 2013, Gion has released his first solo record called "Rail Tracks". All the songs were written on trains during a solo tour in 2011. The following "Rail Tracks Tour" contained many full band shows and solo shows all over Europe. www.gionstump.ch

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The Will Pound Band

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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8-sharp

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Dr Kennedy's remedy for those missing out on Irish music and laughter

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8-sharp

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Dr Kennedy's remedy for those missing out on Irish music and laughter

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Damien Barber And Mike Wilson

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Shrewsbury The Hive Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

On a rare break from the mighty Demon Barbers and Wilson Family, Damien and Mike deliver a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

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Jez Lowe

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

North East England songwriter Jez Lowe has performed, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, at concerts and festivals in North America, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Germany and Spain. His songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, Tom McConville, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy and Bob Fox. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folk Singer of the Year in the BBC Folk Awards, following the success of Jack Commons' Anthem (2007). His CD Wotcheor! (2010) surpassed that success, becoming his most popular album yet. Jez has contributed songs to BBC's award-winning The Radio Ballads, including The Ballad of the Great War, broadcast in 2014. With other special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, this has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles. na-maraDescribed as elegant and skilled musicians (Folk London), na-mara perform traditional songs and music from across the British Isles alongside their own songs and tunes, traditional songs from France and Quebec which they translate into English, and a wide variety of tunes from Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France.T hey have performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at numerous events commemorating the commitment of Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s.

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Martin Simpson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Top performer and club favourite returns to Walthamstow. 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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Elsies Band

on Mon, 9 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Elsies Band

on Mon, 9 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Luca Stricagnoli

on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Snowapple

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Edwina Hayes & Rosalie Deighton

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Shooglenifty

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Peter Bruntnell + Danny George Wilson + Neil Halstead

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A unique triple bill featuring three of the UK's most influential singer songwriters. The contrasting styles mesh to form a uniquely satisfying recipe, as they swop songs and tales. These three are at the top of their game, with Peter Bruntnell celebrating his highly-praised Retrospective" album, Danny George Wilson on a high from touring with arguably the best live band in the UK - Danny & The Champions Of The World and Neil Halstead fresh from Slowdive's triumphant comeback tour.

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The Patsy Reid Band

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This wonderful Scottish fiddle player and singer (ex-Breabach) is bringing her own band (trio or quartet TBC) to our small club venue. We are so privileged it should be a great night. More details to follow later.

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The Patsy Reid Band

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This wonderful Scottish fiddle player and singer (ex-Breabach) is bringing her own band (trio or quartet TBC) to our small club venue. We are so privileged it should be a great night. More details to follow later.

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Pharis & Jason Romero

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ When the Romeros released A Passing Glimpse in 2012, it won glowing praise on both sides of the Atlantic, earned them terrific reviews, the Emerging Artist of the Year crown in the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Americana Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. Surrounded by nature at their log cabin in idyllic Horsefly, British Columbia, they spend their days building some of the finest banjos in North America - and singing and playing the music they adore. The songs are beautiful creations that have either been lovingly sourced from old recordings or written by Pharis. When they issued the stunning Long Gone Out West Blues in 2013, it zoomed to the top of the North American FOLK DJ Charts and brought them even more praise-filled attention from print media and radio. Tim O'Brien is a fan and says they sing like birds This is how contemporary American old-time music should sound and few, if any, do it better Jeremy Searle, AmericanaUK Authenticity rings true in every note Alan Morrison, The Herald Exceptional top drawer Americana Folkwords

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The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of this Country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale, re-evaluating his Life and his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book Remembered For A While has just been released, written by his elder Sister, Gabrielle Drake. This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, a fresh and rewarding set list and will include an interpretation of a Molly Drake composition, a transcription of a poem by William Blake (Nick's greatest influence) and a song by Sixto Rodriguez - an unusually similar songwriter from the exact same era, but from a parallel universe. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' (The Independent) 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' (Sunday Times) 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' (The Guardian) 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' (Acoustic Magazine) 'an absolute must' (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio)

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Cara Dillon

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Derry native Cara has grown to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song in the world. She is known for her ability to deliver stunning traditional sounds as well as delving into more contemporary and eclectic works. Above all, it is her stunning, wide-ranging voice that has gained her international acclaim. This show will see Cara perform songs from her latest album, A Thousand Hearts, alongside well-known classics. She will be joined on stage by her band, featuring Sam Lakeman and Niall Murphy. Promoted by EFDSS in association with Songlines Magazine

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Skyhook

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors open 7.30, show starts 8pm

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.15PM DOORS

PHIL BEER, BETTER KNOWN TO MANY AS ONE HALF OF AWARD WINNING ACCOUSTIC DUO SHOW OF HANDS, IS HEADING TO EAST LANCASHIRE. A SUPER TALENTED MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, THIS PROMISES TO BE AN ECLECTIC EVENING OF TRADITIONAL TUNES, COVERS AND SELF-PENNED COMPOSITIONS.

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Sally Barker

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre Doors ope 7:00pm Concert at 7:30pm

The finalist from The Voice comes to Chesterfield! Sally was chosen by Sir Tom Jones to be his finalist on The Voice UK 2014 and since then she has supported him on three of his summer concerts. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long and varied career in music. Labelled a folk artist for much of her successful career, Sally's appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for her live and studio work fronting all-female folk supergroup, The Poozies. "Her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will - she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues." - Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review

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Adrian Ingram & The Jazzdawgs

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

One of if not THE finest jazz and swing guitarists in the UK. Adrian and his phenomenal Jazzdawgs will stun musicians and fans alike. Adrian Ingram is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the jazz guitar. He has written extensively about the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator, he has served as guitar specialist for Birmingham Education Authority (1975-1981) and Lecturer in jazz and popular music at Huddersfield Technical College (1981-82). Following this he taught for thirteen years as senior lecturer in jazz guitar at the prestigious Leeds College of Music (1982-1995). Adrian has an MA in music performance and an Master of Philosophy in music education. He studied music education with professor John Paynter OBE (York University) and the guitar with Barney Kessel and Howard Roberts. He was elected both Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FColl.P) in 1987 for outstanding contribution to music education. Adrian also holds advanced diplomas in classical guitar performance and instruction and has attained Dept. of Education and Science's "qualified teacher" status.

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Adrian Ingram & The Jazzdawgs

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

One of if not THE finest jazz and swing guitarists in the UK. Adrian and his phenomenal Jazzdawgs will stun musicians and fans alike. Adrian Ingram is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the jazz guitar. He has written extensively about the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator, he has served as guitar specialist for Birmingham Education Authority (1975-1981) and Lecturer in jazz and popular music at Huddersfield Technical College (1981-82). Following this he taught for thirteen years as senior lecturer in jazz guitar at the prestigious Leeds College of Music (1982-1995). Adrian has an MA in music performance and an Master of Philosophy in music education. He studied music education with professor John Paynter OBE (York University) and the guitar with Barney Kessel and Howard Roberts. He was elected both Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FColl.P) in 1987 for outstanding contribution to music education. Adrian also holds advanced diplomas in classical guitar performance and instruction and has attained Dept. of Education and Science's "qualified teacher" status.

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Blair Dunlop

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

With continued critical acclaim for 2 stunning albums comes an increasing reputation on the live circuit; successful tours of Australia and Europe and a series of UK festival appearances have seen Blair's rapidly increasing fan-base and stature as an artist grow internationally. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He's determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction - The Independent: Live review

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Marcus Bonfanti

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Wille & The Bandits

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Bideford Palladium Club doors at 8.00pm

Top Americana swamp roots blues band - www.willeandthebandits.com

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Ashington Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives Doors 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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Jinder

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Jinder plays this rescheduled show from December. Jinder has been writing and recording music for over a decade. He's joined by Peter James Millson.

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Concert & Dance - Jon Swayne, Paul James, Gregory Jolivet (blowzabella) & Patrick Bouffard

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking

What could be better for Valentine's Day than a feast of pipes and hurdy gurdies! Traditional and contemporary dance music for Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipes from members of the innovative folk band band Blowzabella and France's legendary Patrick Bouffard TIME Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking. Suitable for all ages. Part concert / part dance, come and dance or just listen.

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Concert & Dance - Jon Swayne, Paul James, Gregory Jolivet (blowzabella) & Patrick Bouffard

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking

What could be better for Valentine's Day than a feast of pipes and hurdy gurdies! Traditional and contemporary dance music for Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipes from members of the innovative folk band band Blowzabella and France's legendary Patrick Bouffard TIME Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking. Suitable for all ages. Part concert / part dance, come and dance or just listen.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

First concert of 2015 at the lovely Skinner Street church features outstanding local duo Jon Whitley and Jay Laboucharderie on Saturday night

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

First concert of 2015 at the lovely Skinner Street church features outstanding local duo Jon Whitley and Jay Laboucharderie on Saturday night

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Wizz Jones

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

It surely was a golden folk-blues generation that gave us such guitar greats as Jansch, Renbourn, Graham and tonight's special guest. The biggest stars in rock music will say they owe much to the playing of Wizz Jones. Such tributes can work well for Wizz. He recalls the bumper crowd he had after Eric Clapton name-checked him on the radio. Why did he not become a rock god, too? Could have been something to do with his personality, he explained in a recent interview on Radio 4's Today programme (an honour in itself!). In his mid-70s now, the modest Mr Jones has lost none of the wizardry that made him so influential. He almost stole the show at the star-studded Bert Jansch memorial gig at the Royal Festival Hall and was in sparkling form sharing the stage with John Renbourn at the Kalamazoo's Union Chapel gig last March. Come see and marvel at his genius.

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Before The Gold Rush Presents Nick Edward Harris' Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 8pm - late

Nick Edward Harris has completed his new album 'The Tall Trees'. Special guests will join him on stage to celebrate the album's release. Nick strives to sit somewhere in between the tapping brilliance of Andy McKee and the wonderful melancholy of John Martyn.

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Ballad Nights: Broken Hearted Ballads

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Emily Portman Paul Sartin James Fagan On this evening of St Valentine's Day join Emily, Paul and James in a concert of beautiful, and in some cases unexpected, ballads of love, loss and heartache. Emily Portman is an award-winning singer and songwriter (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Original Song 2013); Paul Sartin is a member of Bellowhead, Faustus and Belshazzar's Feast and James Fagan is one half of the award-winning musical duo with wife Nancy Kerr (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo 2003 and 2011) and also a member of the Melrose Quartet.

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Last Harbour

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7.30pm

Based in the northern English city of Manchester, Last Harbour play honest, heartfelt music that has a dark, gothic heart yet a sound that is always beautiful and transcendent. After working with producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Spacemen 3, Ghostpoet) on two previous albums, the band took time out after touring to build their own studio in 2013. Caul, the band's new album out on 9 February 2015 via a new home at Gizeh Records, was recorded in that self-created space over a year between 2013 and 2014, and bears testament to a patient and detailed recording process that allowed time for experimentation and careful arrangement. The record contains all of the band's trademark cinematic laments and doom-filled rock, but there is also an added layer of raw, bleak experimentation that marries ideally and simultaneously with brighter, almost joyous moments. The progression on Caul, from that of its predecessor Your Heart, It Carries the Sound, is clear. There is a new focus, a need to explore, a quest to push further into the void. 'This album sounds magnificent. A collection of songs that should appeal to anyone enamoured of Tindersticks and Mark Lanegan' Sunday Times 'Melancholic and cinematic, like Scott Walker re-ordering Bowie's Heroes' Uncut 'A spacious and hypnotic affair, reminiscent of Iggy Pop's 'Preliminaries' with a nod to Timber Timbre' Artrocker

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Blair Dunlop

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Women Folk

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

Maz O'Connor, Kathryn Williams and Georgia Ruth

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Sutton Benger Village Hall Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are 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 Time He is one of our most intelligent writers - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Best duo - BBC Awards 2013 and how bang-on an accolade that was! Keyboard, guitar, voices and charisma in spades.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Best duo - BBC Awards 2013 and how bang-on an accolade that was! Keyboard, guitar, voices and charisma in spades.

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Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Groundbreaking English fiddle player and singer Nancy Kerr and her Australian partner James Fagan (bouzouki, voice) play a scintillating mix of traditional and contemporary acoustic music drawn mostly from the English and Australian traditions, and more recently Nancy's original songs. They are multi-BBC folk award winners including winners of the inaugural Horizon Award and Best Duo Awards in 2003 and 2011 respectively.

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Will Mcnicol & Luke Selby

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8.00pm

2014 has been a big year for award-winning acoustic guitarist Will McNicol and in-demand session drummer Luke Selby. Already respected musicians in their own right, Will was given the honour of being listed as part of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Worldwide 30 Best Acoustic Guitarists Under 30 whilst Luke secured an endorsement with world-renowned cymbal manufacturer - Bosphorus Cymbals. Combining forces as a duo saw their first live gigs together, after months working through original material and re-workings of seminal pieces in the repertoire, gaining them stellar reviews, describing their playing as glorious and extraordinary. ! Combining their individual successes with their ever-growing fan base as a duo, both Will & Luke entered the studio to record an album which accurately represents their explosive live sets which draw musical influences from all over the world. Everything from foot-stamping blues numbers to upbeat Brazilian dances through to powerful folk-influenced tunes and African rhythms are tackled by the pair. They're both very excited to get out on the road to take their debut album, Hitchhiker around the UK.

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Patsy Reid

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 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. -------------------- ***** A glorious musician playing with soul and integrity. fROOTS **** "A profound example of the emotional riches in contemporary music making." Scotland on Sunday **** The Scotsman **** Songlines **** R2 Magazine Perthshire fiddler and singer Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. In the last couple of years the former Breabach fiddle player has performed extensively with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 winners Kathryn Tickell and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, The Cecil Sharp Project and Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World. She also contributed violin, viola and cello to albums by Donald Shaw, Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Treacherous Orchestra, Tim Edey and Luke Daniels to name just a few. Now Patsy takes centre stage - accompanied by an equally accomplished band - to bring us tunes and songs from her highly acclaimed new album, The Brightest Path. This, her first solo recording since 2008's rapturously received Bridging The Gap, features freshly recovered traditional Scottish melodies alongside self-penned and contemporary material that demonstrates Patsy's ability to virtually sing through her instrument. Combining skills and techniques from both folk and classical disciplines; Lau's Aidan O'Rourke describes her as having an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of. She has truly mastered her instrument.

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Crh Music Presents Sons Of Bill

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Taraf De Haïdouks

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at London Union Chapel Doors 7pm and performance starts 7.30pm

Expect riotous Romanian folk from the world's greatest gypsy group Taraf de Haïdouks literally 'band of outlaws'. Nothing prepares you for seeing Taraf de Haïdouks live. Their shows burst with intense passion and overflowing energy. The clattering virtuosity and passionate gypsy rasp of this orchestra of honourable brigands will steal your breath away and they're guaranteed to get you on your feet. When presenting their BBC Radio 3 award for World Music, long time admirer Johnny Depp stated: Taraf De Haidouks are the greatest musicians I know they play a music which expresses the most intense joy, and have this gift to make you feel alive. Catch them soon or repent at leisure. 'Their live act is extraordinary a magical mix of quicksilver melodies, amazing violin and cimbalom solos, earthy songs of lost loves, and riotous traditional wedding songs.' (Daily Telegraph)

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Captain Hotknives & Cosmo

on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Belinda O'hooley & Jim Boyes

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Leveret

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Durham Palace Green Library Cafe Doors Open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album

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Austin Lucas

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7.30pm

Austin Lucas makes his Leeds return, all the way from Bloomington, Indiana. This time he's solo and acoustic, with support from West Yorkshire's Ramblin' Rose, Serious Sam Barrett & Aaron Persinger.

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Leveret

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors open 7:30pm, Live Music starts 8:15

Leveret - new trio of Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Andy Cutting

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Jinder

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Travelling songwriter, storyteller and troubadour Jinder is back on the road in 2015, in support of his highly anticipated ninth album 'Traditional Dark'. 2014 saw multi-million selling artists Aled Jones and Henry Priestman release critically acclaimed versions of Jinder's songs 'Keep Me In Your Heart' and 'I Cried Today', whilst Jinder was hard at work in the studio crafting the dark folk and existential rock of 'Traditional Dark', which is to be released by Din Of Ecstasy in February. Support comes from PETER JAMES MILLSON + MICK TERRY. Peter James Millson is a craftsman in song whose gloriously melodic 2014 debut album 'Sweet The Love That Meets Return' drew critical comparisons with the likes of Paddy McAloon, Jackson Browne and Roddy Frame. Mick Terry is a superb London based singer/songwriter. His melody-drenched debut album, The Grown Ups, was released to critical acclaim in 2010 and he is currently knee deep in Ampex 456 tape, working on the follow-up.

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O'hooley & Tidow Special Slaithwaite Moonraking Concert

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at Huddersfield Slaithwaite Watershed Doors 7.30pm, On stage 8pm

A special one off concert by O'Hooley & Tidow in association with the legendary Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival. Performing songs from their critically acclaimed album The Hum: a MOJO Folk Album of the Year 2014 "Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine" * * * * * THE GUARDIAN

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O'hooley & Tidow Special Slaithwaite Moonraking Concert

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at Huddersfield Slaithwaite Watershed Doors 7.30pm, On stage 8pm

A special one off concert by O'Hooley & Tidow in association with the legendary Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival. Performing songs from their critically acclaimed album The Hum: a MOJO Folk Album of the Year 2014 "Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine" * * * * * THE GUARDIAN

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John Smith

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm

"Beyond beautiful" was Jo Whiley's (Radio 2) reaction to John's music and it's no surprise to us that more and more people are becoming John Smith fans. His last show in Sheffield was in the jam packed Library Theatre so this extra special Sheffield gig in the intimate back room at The Greystones is sure to be a sell out. Wonderful songs and fantastic guitar playing that led The Sunday Times to call John "The Guitarist's Guitarist". Early booking is highly recommended.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Taking inspiration from the 1940's jazz of Billie Holiday, the blues grit of Howlin' Wolf, the genre sidestepping of Tom Waits, and with some good old-fashioned life experience, Ma Polaine's Great Decline to play their own style of broken-down roots music; from almost painfully sparse bitter-sweet love songs, to fearsome tales of revenge, alongside country-soul ballads and infectious vaudevillian tango. The lyrics cover veiled tales of love, the joys & pains of the music world, and are told with melodic invention and an emotive vocal, all backed by accordion, blues harp, vaudevillian horns, guitar, piano, double bass and drums.

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Will Pound Band

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Will Pound has long been in demand as a harmonica wizard, playing with the likes of Guy Chambers (ex-songwriter for Robbie Williams), legendary folk guitarist Martin Simpson and Scottish Early Music ensemble Concerto Caledonia. He recently recorded the harmonica part for The Hillsborough Single which featured Sir Paul McCartney, Mel C and Beverley Knight and which was the Christmas number 1 in December 2012. He has computer game, film and TV credits, has performed for the BBC Radio 2 Ballad series and has done a live session at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1xtra. Recording credits include sessions for some of the biggest names in folk music including Sam Carter, Jim Moray and Martin Simpson. He was launched on to the folk scene in a duo with banjo master Dan Walsh as the critically acclaimed Walsh & Pound and soon after featured on the BBC TV series Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment which culminated in a performance at Buckingham Palace. He has been nominated for prestigious Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in both 2012 and 2014 and was interviewed and performed on BBC 1 TV Breakfast ahead of the 2014 Folk Awards. 2013 saw Will release his first solo record 'A Cut Above' which has received enthusiastic reviews and airplay from BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, The Daily Telegraph, R2 Magazine, fRoots, FATEA Magazine, The Scotsman and more. In the wake of the album The Will Pound Band was formed featuring John Parker on double bass (member of the chart-topping duo Nizlopi), Chris Sarjeant on guitar (of the Jackie Oates Lullabies project) and Henry Webster on fiddle (2013 London Fiddle convention winner) 'Will Pound is a master of the mouth harp'- UNCUT Magazine

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Davis, Lindley, Mullan (dlm)

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

For those of you that don't know, Andy Davis is guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with English band Stackridge, and Clare Lindley is also the violin player with the band. With the help of Brian Mullan on cello, the trio perform Andy's huge catalogue of songs in a more intimate, acoustic setting. Stackridge were formed in 1969 in the Bath/Bristol area, Andy Davis being one of the founder members. Constant touring brought them a fanatical following and they released four albums culminating in 1974 with their masterpiece, 'The Man in the Bowler Hat', produced by George Martin - regarded by many to be Martin's finest creation outside of his Beatles canon. Regrettably, the band imploded and, despite line-up changes and two more albums, they finally split in 1976. In 1979, Andy Davis, together with ex-Stackridge member and co-writer James Warren, formed the successful band The Korgis who released a string of singles including IF I Had You' and the massive international hit "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime", which was later featured on the soundtrack of the Jim Carrey movie 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind'. Stackridge reformed in 2007, with the original front line from the 1970's band and, in 2009 they released their first new album in over 30 years, "A Victory For Common Sense", to great critical acclaim. The band, in a slightly different format, now including violinist Clare Lindley, have achieved cult status and continue to perform and tour to this day. For a long time guitarist Andy Davis had wanted to present his huge catalogue of songs in a more intimate, stripped down style, away from his work with Stackridge. This ambition was finally realised in 2011 with the prodigious talents of fellow Stackridge member Clare Lindley on violin & Brian Mullan on cello joining him to tour as DLM. Expect an evening of superb musicianship and great songs, ranging from tear-jerking ballads to raunchy rock 'n' rollers, all interlaced with a fine quirky sense of humour. I'm sure that most of you won't know their music but, take a chance, this is one of those evenings where you'll end up by thinking 'Wow! I'm really glad I came to see that!'.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jez needs no introduction to our regular club members or, indeed, anyone with an interest in English Folk Music. He has built an enviable reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers in the world of acoustic music and is a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East of England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years to his name. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Jez's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Tom McConville, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Several of his songs, such as "Back In Durham Jail", "The Bergen" and "These Coal Town Days" have virtually passed into the traditional. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series "The Radio Ballads". This on-going project has spawned two further series, and in 2014 the third set of programmes, entitled "The Ballad of the Great War", will be broadcast to commemorate the start of World War One.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jez needs no introduction to our regular club members or, indeed, anyone with an interest in English Folk Music. He has built an enviable reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers in the world of acoustic music and is a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East of England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years to his name. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Jez's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Tom McConville, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Several of his songs, such as "Back In Durham Jail", "The Bergen" and "These Coal Town Days" have virtually passed into the traditional. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series "The Radio Ballads". This on-going project has spawned two further series, and in 2014 the third set of programmes, entitled "The Ballad of the Great War", will be broadcast to commemorate the start of World War One.

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Phil And Cath Tyler

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Maidstone The Bower House 7.30pm

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

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Connie Lush

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors 8.00 pm

Our first Showcase Event of 2015 features the fabulous Connie Lush who has long been recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the United Kingdom has ever produced. That indisputable fact was acknowledged when she was voted Best UK Female Vocalist by readers of Blues In Britain for 5 separate years, earning a richly deserved place in the Gallery of the Greats. She is also increasingly recognised on the continent, particularly in France, where she was honoured in the French Blues Trophies awards as European Singer of the Year for 2002. There are no separate awards for male & female singers in the European category, so Connie defeated all challengers. It is less appreciated that Connie's musical talents go beyond singing. She is a highly accomplished songwriter, confirmed by many excellent self-penned songs that form the content of her live & recorded repertoire. She has also written TV themes and featured as a DJ on Jazz FM. She also happens to be one of the most personable and friendly artists on the blues scene..

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Yvonne Mcdonnell

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Fantastic singer songwriter Yvonne McDonnell comes to Coventry to play the bookshop. SHe's supported by local nicest man in the world Matt Lakey.

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Blackheart

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Jeff Warner @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Tickets £6.00 in Advance £8.00 on the night Doors 7:30pm For further details ring 01993831427 / 07870563299

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White Rabbit Present Dj Andrew Weatherall

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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White Rabbit Present Dj Andrew Weatherall

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Lewes The Con Club doors 8pm

Back with us for the second time - this band totally rocked our socks off last time they came to Lewes - the whole venue was dancing! Guitar drenched, Hammond infused, with hints of the best of 70's British & American Rocking Blues in a Woodstock meets The Raconteurs kind of way, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide boil over with flavours of London and the Mississippi. Rosco draws comparisons with Clapton and Kossoff and has a stage presence reminiscent of Steve Marriott, yet the band have a style, sound and soul all of their own. Tipped by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the hottest bands to watch in 2014, this band is peerless in their genre and have a string of Festival and shows in the UK and Europe. The Jamie Freeman Agreement will do a paired down set as a trio - with their classic Americana tunes they make the perfect opener for this great night of music.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Uckfield Civic Centre 8.00pm start with doors opening at 7.00pm

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage; from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." -New York Times

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Uckfield Civic Centre 8.00pm start with doors opening at 7.00pm

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage; from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." -New York Times

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Sensations Of A Wound: Jim Boyes With Belinda O'hooley

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Westborough Methodist Church Doors 7pm, On stage 7.30pm

The story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War From his home town of Scarborough in Yorkshire, Robert Riby Boyes' First War journeys took him to the Western Front in France, to Belgium and the Battle of Passchendaele, by cattle truck to the South of France and the mountains of the Italy Front in winter, to the Front in Northern France again, and then further still. Jim Boyes, from the critically acclaimed a cappella trio Coope Boyes & Simpson, and also Robert's grandson, says his grandfather, who was known as Croppie in the family, never talked about his wartime experiences. It was only when Jim began to write songs and research the history of the First War for performances for the Flemish Arts organisation, Peace Concerts Passendale, that a fuller picture of the long trail of Private Boyes of the 23rd Middlesex Regiment began to emerge. Bringing together Croppie Boyes own first-hand accounts, Jim's newly written and traditional songs and Belinda O'Hooley's (O'Hooley & Tidow, Nic Jones Trio) subtle, innovative piano accompaniments, Sensations of a Wound is an original and moving story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War.

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Sensations Of A Wound: Jim Boyes With Belinda O'hooley

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Westborough Methodist Church Doors 7pm, On stage 7.30pm

The story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War From his home town of Scarborough in Yorkshire, Robert Riby Boyes' First War journeys took him to the Western Front in France, to Belgium and the Battle of Passchendaele, by cattle truck to the South of France and the mountains of the Italy Front in winter, to the Front in Northern France again, and then further still. Jim Boyes, from the critically acclaimed a cappella trio Coope Boyes & Simpson, and also Robert's grandson, says his grandfather, who was known as Croppie in the family, never talked about his wartime experiences. It was only when Jim began to write songs and research the history of the First War for performances for the Flemish Arts organisation, Peace Concerts Passendale, that a fuller picture of the long trail of Private Boyes of the 23rd Middlesex Regiment began to emerge. Bringing together Croppie Boyes own first-hand accounts, Jim's newly written and traditional songs and Belinda O'Hooley's (O'Hooley & Tidow, Nic Jones Trio) subtle, innovative piano accompaniments, Sensations of a Wound is an original and moving story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War.

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The Cajun Dawgs

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Boldon Community Association Doors open 7pm, event starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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Steve Skaith And Steve Jeffries (latin Quarter)

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7.30pm

Latin Quarter duo playing stripped down versions of LQ songs both old and new in preparation for the Berlin Political Songs festival.

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Steve Knightley

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Totnes Harberton Parish Hall Doors 6.45pm - Concert starts 7.30pm

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. www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley 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 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' The Guardian 'Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history' BBC Radio 2 This concert is promoted as a fundraiser by Harberton Cricket Club (and Harberton Playing Field Association), supported by Harberton Folk. Real ale bar supplied by The Bay Horse Inn, Totnes.

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Present Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 7pm

In the space of 2 short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. With their arresting second album - Sing a Full Song, the pair will be touring intensively throughout 2014. Do not miss them!

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Kara

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Kara are an up-and-coming folk band from Hertfordshire. With Daria Kulesh on vocals, Kate Rouse on hammered dulcimer, Ben Honey on guitar and Gary Holbrook on accordion, they combine original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes. Kara means many things in many languages: black in Turkish, punishment in Russian, and caramel pancake in French. Darker themes do thread through their material but there is a balance of light too (as much as can be expected with a Russian-born lead) and the striking instrumental line-up allows for a wonderful ambient, cogent sound both acoustic or with PA. From haunting mythical lullabies, to foot-stomping Russian dances and distinctive new material, KARA will deliver a spirited and warm performance. Kara's debut album, Waters So Deep, was described by The Telegraph as having Plenty of originality The influences range from Russia, England, Ireland, and France and the energy on Waters So Deep is impressive. An interesting debut. Mike Ainscoe of FATEA described it as a Splendid debut album a unique and innovative folk quartet a gem of a collection of songs folk music with Eastern spice and English zest.

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Button Accordion-beginners & Improvers 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

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

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Button Accordion-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Button Accordion-Intermediate level.

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Button Accordion-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Button Accordion-Advanced level

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Tin Whistle-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 Christine Dowling

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Tin Whistle-upper Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 Christine Dowling

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Tin Whistle-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 Christine Dowling

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Concertina-all Levels 1 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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

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Concertina-all Levels 2 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Beginner's Irish Flute with Davy Maguire

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Flute-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Flute class with Davy Maguire

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Banjo/mandolin-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 5:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Beginners

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Banjo/mandolin-lower Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Lower Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-upper Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Upper Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Advanced

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BodhrÁn-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

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

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BodhrÁn-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Intermediate Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:00pm

Advanced Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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Traditional Singing-all Levels 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Traditional Irish singing mainly from the English language tradition. Unaccompanied singing with Christine Dowling.

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Flute-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Intermediate-level Irish traditional flute with Davy Maguire

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Fiddle-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Beginner's level Irish Traditional Fiddle with Kevin McCullagh

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Fiddle-lower Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 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 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Advanced Irish Fiddle with Conor Caldwell

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Uilleann Pipes-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Beginner's Uilleann Pipe Class with Tom Clarke

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Uilleann Pipes-intermediate/advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Intermediate Level Uilleann Pipes Class with Tom Clarke

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Harp-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 10:00am

Beginners Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 11:00am

Intermediate Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Advanced Harp with Jenny McBride

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Sam Kelly Trio

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

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

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Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

If you catch the Dirty Aces live you may wake up the next morning still in your clothes. This is because they are the type of band that provokes extreme behavior of one sort or another, the group's music a full-on and raucous blues racket, loud, in-your-face party music for the 21st century. There's been a revamp of the band with new drummer Simon Small and bassist Tommy Hull, and it seems to have given the group a new focus and spiritnot that there was much slouching previously. Review of latest EP Sinnin' 'Gainst Me: The title track is an exciting blues-punk hybrid, opening with some singularly dramatic bass notes. When the rest of the band join in, there's a sense of determined attack: Giles Robson's characteristically distorted harmonica playing is at the center, whilst the energetic drumming and lead guitar (Filip Kozlowski) drive the song compulsively forward. That Simple Step is a woozy laid-back shuffle, an Exile on Main Street/Chicago crossover that is full of swagger and attitude. The spooky middle section necessarily slows everything down for a few bars to catch a few drinks. Ain't No Forgetting is perhaps the standout. It's frenetically fast-paced as the band pushes Robson to deliver his lyrics at the speed of a bullet train, and a showcase for some great playing. This is a thrilling EP from a tight and creative unit. Avoiding blues cliché, the underlying aesthetic of three songs in under ten minutes perhaps demonstrates that this is a band on a mission: there is nothing wasted but everything to prove. You may get drunk, but you won't go wrong with the Dirty Aces.

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Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

If you catch the Dirty Aces live you may wake up the next morning still in your clothes. This is because they are the type of band that provokes extreme behavior of one sort or another, the group's music a full-on and raucous blues racket, loud, in-your-face party music for the 21st century. There's been a revamp of the band with new drummer Simon Small and bassist Tommy Hull, and it seems to have given the group a new focus and spiritnot that there was much slouching previously. Review of latest EP Sinnin' 'Gainst Me: The title track is an exciting blues-punk hybrid, opening with some singularly dramatic bass notes. When the rest of the band join in, there's a sense of determined attack: Giles Robson's characteristically distorted harmonica playing is at the center, whilst the energetic drumming and lead guitar (Filip Kozlowski) drive the song compulsively forward. That Simple Step is a woozy laid-back shuffle, an Exile on Main Street/Chicago crossover that is full of swagger and attitude. The spooky middle section necessarily slows everything down for a few bars to catch a few drinks. Ain't No Forgetting is perhaps the standout. It's frenetically fast-paced as the band pushes Robson to deliver his lyrics at the speed of a bullet train, and a showcase for some great playing. This is a thrilling EP from a tight and creative unit. Avoiding blues cliché, the underlying aesthetic of three songs in under ten minutes perhaps demonstrates that this is a band on a mission: there is nothing wasted but everything to prove. You may get drunk, but you won't go wrong with the Dirty Aces.

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Steve Tilston

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Steve Tilston

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Crh Music Presents Frontier Ruckus

on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Half of the acclaimed and award winning Show of Hands who have filled The Albert Hall three times). Steve is an exceptional song writer that has something to say about injustice from a local to a global level. This event is part of his "Grow Your Own Gig" initiative where Steve put some time aside to return to his roots and play village/community halls. Steve is folk nobility and not to be missed.

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Half of the acclaimed and award winning Show of Hands who have filled The Albert Hall three times). Steve is an exceptional song writer that has something to say about injustice from a local to a global level. This event is part of his "Grow Your Own Gig" initiative where Steve put some time aside to return to his roots and play village/community halls. Steve is folk nobility and not to be missed.

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King King

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Winner of the Best Blues Band 2012, 2013 and 2014 King King fresh from their success at the 2014 British Blues Awards where they won an incredible 7 awards: Best Band, Best Bass Player, Best Album, Best Song, Best Drummer, Best Male Vocal & Guitarist of the Year. If you like rock & blues, do not miss these guys! With King King, the soundbites and statistics only tell half the story. For conclusive proof of this band's brilliance, you need only play the music. In 2015, Support act Laurence Jones was handed the award Young Artist of the Year, at the 2014 British Blues Awards ceremony held at the Great British RnB Festival in Colne, Lancashire.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 In five meteoric years, King King have established themselves as the hottest draw in British blues-rock (Classic Rock Blues Mag). The fire and soul of the Glasgow band's albums to date 2011's Take My Hand and 2013's Standing In The Shadows have scored them Best Album and Best Band at the iconic British Blues Awards in both 2012 and 2014. Now, with a hotly anticipated third studio album due Spring 2015, supported by tour dates through the UK and Europe, the band are living up to the early tip of veteran BBC DJ Paul Jones: Here at Radio 2, we think King King are going to go all the way

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Jarrod Dickenson

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Texas-born, New York City-based songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson's road worn melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades...and nothing is better or worse right now than it's ever been. "If you can catch him, you should...he reminds of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for. - No Depression "An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 "Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review) "Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 http://www.jarroddickenson.com

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The Treacherous Orchestra

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 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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Phil Beer

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm

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The Bonfire Radicals

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Alasdair Roberts

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 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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Picturehouse

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Martin Harley

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Jim Moray

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Voted ' Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards in 2013. Kathryn and Sean have created a superb new album 'Tomorrow will follow Today'. 'English folk's Buckingham-Nicks' - The independent on Sunday.

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Voted ' Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards in 2013. Kathryn and Sean have created a superb new album 'Tomorrow will follow Today'. 'English folk's Buckingham-Nicks' - The independent on Sunday.

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Arcelia

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARCELIA (meaning 'treasure chest' in old Spanish) is an acoustic soulful folk trio from East Kent featuring Gavin Alexander, Teresa Gallagher & Simon Foster. Together they create a unique sound, combining guitar, cajon and original songwriting with lyrical, soulful voices that go together like an alchemist's dream. Formed in 2012, they already enjoy a busy diary gigging all over London and Kent. Most recently supporting Chris Difford (Squeeze) on his solo tour, Coope Boyes & Simpson, Mark Nevin ( Fairground Attraction) Mike Lindup (Level 42) and Hamish Stuart (Average White Band). SIMON FOSTER is also a member of the international acapella group The Flying Pickets who still tour extensively in Europe and beyond. TERESA GALLAGHER is a well known voice artist, voicing countless plays on BBC Radio 4 and a host of characters in TV animation. GAVIN ALEXANDER is an accomplished songwriter & guitarist. His song 'Blossom' featured on the Flying Pickets album 'Big Mouth' Arcelia were asked by MOJO MAGAZINE to contribute a Beatles cover track for their cover CD with Chris Difford, 'All My Loving'. Arcelia provide wonderfully warm harmonies.. - Mojo Magazine Arcelia's debut album 'WRAP YOUR BONES' was released in July 2014 and is available on iTunes, Amazon and via their website www.arcelia.co.k AFEW PRESS QUOTES "Arcelia's combination of voices creates a subtle, soulful folk-tinted sound, filled with a richness and intensity you can almost feel...one of those albums you'll listen to again .and again..................ALBUM OF THE MONTH ,Aug 2014 - FolkWords "The less is more mantra is fully in operation here... fulfilling soundtrack to the Summer of 2014............... " FATEA "How beautiful, what voices - what songs !!!" ....100 Club, London "...warm, mellow, organic and candid are just a few, but probably the best word to use is GORGEOUS" ........... MRU MAGAZINE "ARCELIA... PROBABLY THE BEST VOCAL HARMONIES WE'VE EVER HAD - SUPERB!"... New Roots, Uckfield fm " Beautiful songwriting, gentle acoustics and heart" Wow Magazine www.arcelia.co.uk Support from Dan Clews... www.danclews.com

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Hunter & The Bear

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

A massive hit at the last 2 Cornbury Festivals, this folk/rock group supported Eric Clapton on his recent UK tour. They've been championed in Music Week as one of their unsigned bands of 2013, followed by support from Radio 2 who tipped them as 'One To Watch' for 2014.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Hernhill Village Hall Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start

Steve Knightley, 'Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman and BBC award winning singer-songwriter, will be heading to the picture perfect village of Hernhill, Kent for a very special gig in association with The Band Company. Show of Hands widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England have filled the Royal Albert Hall on four occasions but for now, Steve is looking forward to bringing his songs and stories to smaller and more intimate locations. As he says With so many songs written for and about people who actually live and work in the countryside I'm really looking forward to playing them in their spiritual homes! Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, 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 'Gravel voiced spokesman for the rural poor' The Times www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley www.thebandcompany.co.uk

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The Trevor Burton Band

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8pm

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The Trevor Burton Band

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8pm

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Phil Beer is a legend in the folk/roots world. He plays with the brilliant Show of Hands and is a virtuoso musician whose command of the various instruments he plays is something to behold. Phil is back by huge popular public demand

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Phil Beer is a legend in the folk/roots world. He plays with the brilliant Show of Hands and is a virtuoso musician whose command of the various instruments he plays is something to behold. Phil is back by huge popular public demand

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Hank Wangford (hank 'n' Brad)

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette Doors 7pm

http://www.hankwangford.co.uk/ Tickets £20 advance/ £23 on door. Also available from the Launderette. For further information contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com. Standing and VERY Limited seating available. About Hank Wangford If Daniel O'Donnell is the brightly scrubbed face of British country music then Hank Wangford is its guilty conscience, its dark and troubled grubby soul. Hank has picked at the miserable underbelly of country music for twenty eight years, inspiring others like Billy Bragg, The The, The Alabama Three and other alt.country musicians. He has spread the word with his two ground breaking television series, Britain's first on Country music, "Big Big Country" and "The A to Z of C&W" and his books "Lost Cowboys" and "Hank Wangford Vol 3 The Middle Years". This messianic derailment onto the path of country music came from befriending and playing with Gram Parsons, ex-Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, in the seventies. This was at a time when Hank - as Dr Sam Hutt - was a rock 'n roll doctor. Many of his patients were from the world of rock music and the hippie alternative world. The Grateful Dead, the Who and the Rolling Stones were some of his clients. It was when Gram Parsons came over to hang out in London with Keith Richards that Keith sent Gram with his wife to see Doctor Sam. Gram passed the country torch to Emmylou Harris and the Rolling Stones as well as to Doctor Sam. Since then Hank has fronted a series of hot country bands, aiming for country non-believers. It's not all misery. Some of his songs and stories are sad and some funny. His new album WHISTLING IN THE DARK has some recent pearls. In 1999 the LOST COWBOYS played a tour of the Falkland Islands and filmed it for BBC's Video Diaries. As well as his songs and books, Hank has been writing travel articles for the Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian and Caribbean World. He has written on Romania, Georgia, Argentina, Uruguay, Coney Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Falkland Islands' tour, Route 66, Branson Missouri, Nude Mountaineering on Everest, eco-farmers in Marin County California and his son's marriage by Elvis Presley in Las Vegas. Through the '90s Hank has done several radio series for the BBC: "Nine Pound Hammer" - the history of railroad songs in the USA, "Ghengiz Khan was a Cowboy Too" tracing the development of C&W music from its Mongolian roots and journey West. "Way Out West" about Galway and Connemara, his new-found spiritual home. "He'll Have To Go" on telephone songs, "Looking for the Lonesome Yodel" on yodel songs around the World and several others. Hank continues to be President of the Nude Mountaineering Society. In another life, Hank is a doctor and continues to work in sexual healthcare and contraception. He lectures and trains doctors and nurses around Britain. He has trained doctors and nurses in Georgia and in Bosnia during the war. He regularly visits Transylvania, Romania where he has had a project for women since 1991 and has helped set up two clinics. Hank knows that laughter, tears and music are the greatest healers we have. This is why he loves Country music. Hank continues to tour extensively both with the Lost Cowboys and as a duo with Reg Meuross touring village halls on the Rural Arts Scheme. This is an Arts Council and local Council supported scheme to bring music and arts to village halls. This is Hank's NO HALL TOO SMALL tour and he has played in two hundred and twenty village halls throughout England and Scotland in the last three years. He is chronicling the tour for a book which he will finish once the new album is launched. The new album WHISTLING IN THE DARK is launched on November 24th 2008. Hank is choosing to launch the CD officially at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay, back in the area where he started and a hefty stones' throw from his birthplace Wangford. He will be bringing the Lost Cowboys with the great Martin Belmont (ex Elvis Costello, Johnny cash, Graham Parker and the Rumour) and the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel. Hank's time with Gram Parsons is described in "Hank Wangford Volume 111 The Middle Years", now out of print, and in Ben Fong Torres (2002) biography of Gram Parsons "Hickory Wind" on Simon & Shuster, and in Twenty Thousand Roads "The Ballad of Gram Parsons and his Cosmic American Music" by David N Meyer Bloomsbury (2008).

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Ballad Nights: Borderlands

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Alasdair Roberts Lisa Knapp Kris Drever Naomi Bedford The second installment in our Ballads series brings together four hugely talented folk musicians. Alasdair, Lisa, Kris and Naomi will deliver a show inspired by research carried out in the VWML and their own knowledge and respective experiences, exploring the ballad traditions of England and Scotland. Alasdair and Kris are both at the frontline of Scottish folk. A highly successful solo artist, Alasdair is also a member of The Furrow Collective, while Kris is a member of award-winning band Lau. Lisa is no stranger to Cecil Sharp House having performed and taught here regularly; Lisa won the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song. Naomi has an intriguing musical history of folk and rock with her latest album, A History of Insolence receiving high praise.

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The Levels Collective: Sitar & Tabla & The Hand

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

Ricky Romain is recognised as one of the leading UK based sitar players, living in Devon. For the last 10 years he has been performing with multi-instrumentalist John Sterckx. Fellow Bristolians and Experimental folk multi-instrumentalists Rachel Dadd and Kora player Will Newsome re-unite for this very special gig as The Hand, sharing their own songs as well as those they penned whilst working on Bristol's ferryboats together.

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Hicks & Goulbourn In Concert

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Steve Hicks is probably one of the finest guitarists in the UK across many genres. He plays ragtime, blues, jazz, folk, classical Spanish and more. Steve's playing is enhanced by the sweet voice of Lynn Goulbourn, who is also no mean guitar player. Steve is also a lutier and has built all the guitars they use in their act. Supporting them we have the deliciously smooth Les Wild, who covers songs from artists such as Anthony John Clark.

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Hicks & Goulbourn In Concert

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Steve Hicks is probably one of the finest guitarists in the UK across many genres. He plays ragtime, blues, jazz, folk, classical Spanish and more. Steve's playing is enhanced by the sweet voice of Lynn Goulbourn, who is also no mean guitar player. Steve is also a lutier and has built all the guitars they use in their act. Supporting them we have the deliciously smooth Les Wild, who covers songs from artists such as Anthony John Clark.

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An Evening Of Flamenco Music & Dance, Featuring Alvaro Guarnido

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, PERFORMANCE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This intimate performance takes the audience on a powerful, emotional journey through a series of colourful palos, or flamenco rhythms, in a celebration of the passionate art form that has its roots in Andalucía, Southern Spain. Enjoy the purest and most traditional Flamenco with acclaimed dancer, Alvaro Guarnido, accompanied by fantastic musicians and a powerful singer that will delight you. Come and join us and be mesmerised by the power of Flamenco dance!

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The Jaywalkers

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Jaywalkers

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7:30pm

Chantel McGregor 2014 marks Chantel's return to studio recording after 3 years of constant touring and festival appearances that followed the launch of her independent record label with the release of her debut album Like No Other. Emerging from the UK's vibrant Blues-Rock scene, Chantel is currently working with her band on pre-production rehearsals of her new material, and the results so far indicate that new the recordings are more likely to draw comparisons with contemporary chart Rock artists than the guitar greats from yesteryear with whom Chantel is usually associated. In 2013 Chantel became the first female artist to be voted "Guitarist of the Year" in the history of the British Blues Awards. Last week the legendary Paul Jones announced on his BBC Radio 2 Show that Chantel had again won Guitarist of The Year 2014, and played a track from her 1st album. On hearing the track, Chris Evans played it the very next day on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. Paul's introduction to Chantel's track last week said it all: "Chantel McGregor and a piece called Cat Song from her album Like No Other, which reminds us that not only is she a very fine singer indeed, but a quite stunning guitarist. Congratulations to her on beating fierce opposition Paul Jones has always championed Chantel, resulting in Chantel holding the record for the longest song ever played on Radio 2 (from a live session at Maida Vale) and for the longest live session in a 1 hour show (again on Radio 2). Chantel's debut album, Like No Other, was released on her own label and produced by Livingstone Brown, who has worked with a wide and diverse range of artists over the years, including Kylie Minogue, Shakira and Ed Sheeran. If you measure an artist's prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel is clearly heading in the right direction: Chantel performed straight after Eric Clapton on the same stage, has been invited by Joe Bonamassa to jam with him on two of his UK tour dates so far, and has also featured alongside Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Albert Lee on a worldwide DVD celebrating 60 years of the Fender Telecaster. As early as 2011 Chantel was invited to contribute a track from her debut album to a compilation of recordings featuring legendary artists like The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and Robert Plant. That same year saw Chantel win the first of five Awards in four consecutive years in the fiercely competitive British Blues Awards: Young Artist of the Year 2011; Female Vocalist of the Year 2012; both Female Vocalist of the Year and Guitarist of the Year 2013; and most recently Guitarist of the Year 2014 for the second time in a row! Chantel was also involved in the delivery of a BBC Introducing Masterclass, broadcast from the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and BBC Maida Vale Studios in London. Rocking out with her band or performing solo acoustic sets, Chantel never fails to impress. Imagine the tone and inspiration of Jimi Hendrix, the energy of Royal Blood plus the intensity of Black Keys, in contrast with the ethereal acoustic sounds of Eva Cassidy and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one..........introducing Chantel McGregor, hailed one of the UK's most exciting artists!

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Acoustic Haven - Carrie Tree & Alex Roberts - February 27th

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Awesome night at St Johns Totnes - probably will sell out. Enjoy the lush atmosphere of the venue with cafe & bar spaces. Carrie Tree & her band - totally heart-melting beautiful folk with excellent percussion & backing. A heavenly start to the evening... (www.carrietree.com) Alex Roberts (with Graham Ross Bass) - brilliant slide guitarist & multi-instrumentalist songwriter storyteller. (www.alexrobertsmusic.com)

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Acoustic Haven - Carrie Tree & Alex Roberts - February 27th

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Awesome night at St Johns Totnes - probably will sell out. Enjoy the lush atmosphere of the venue with cafe & bar spaces. Carrie Tree & her band - totally heart-melting beautiful folk with excellent percussion & backing. A heavenly start to the evening... (www.carrietree.com) Alex Roberts (with Graham Ross Bass) - brilliant slide guitarist & multi-instrumentalist songwriter storyteller. (www.alexrobertsmusic.com)

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Liverpool Acoustic Live 6th Birthday Featuring Roxanne De Bastion

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live's 6th birthday bash features the return of Roxanne de Bastion, our favourite London-based German singer-songwriter. Joining Roxanne will be a rare solo set from songwriter and pianist Jez Wing (Echo and the Bunnymen, Cousin Jac) who will be putting the View Two Gallery's fabulous grand piano to good use. Completing the lineup will be Jo Bywater, winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2014. Tickets are £5.50 in advance or £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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Buryfields Present's Cc Smugglers

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Chesham The Elgiva 6.30pm

BuryField darlings return to Chesham for the launch of the BuryFields festival ticket sale. A limited amount of early bird tickets will be on sale at The Elgiva on the night. CC Smugglers star is rising with frequent airings on BBC radio and television appearances. They have quickly become one of the stand out live acts in the UK today.

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Tantz

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London The Courtyard 7pm - 11pm

On stage at 930pm + support act Tickets £10 on the door

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30pm Start 8pm

The inspirational melding of musical chameleon Miranda Sykes and mandolin maestro Rex Preston has produced one of the most unexpected and exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. With an enviable pedigree, Miranda is known as the stand-out bass player and spine-tingling vocalist who has brilliantly enriched the Show of Hands sound for the past nine years while former Scoville Units band member Rex is recognised as one of the finest young mandolin players in the UK.

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Mischief Afoot: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

A trio based in the Cotswolds, Mischief Afoot play and sing a mixture of English, Irish and American folk music, as well as self-penned compositions. Fiddle player Becky Dellow has worked at festivals and folk clubs, and has a Master's degree in Musicology. Originally a classical musician, flute and whistle player John Davis first came across folk music some twenty years ago, and hasn't looked back since, playing in any number of folk groups, ceilidh (barn dance) bands, morris sides and world music ensembles. Jeff Gillett is renowned as a guitarist, but also sings and plays mandolin, mandola, dulcimer and English concertina an all round brilliant musician! The three have only recently got together, and their first CD is in the pipeline. A treat in store for anyone who likes good lively music well played by expert musicians.

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Duncan Chisholm

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Steeped within a stunning catalogue of tracks comprising his acclaimed Strathglass Trilogy, you will find Duncan Chisholm's distinctive sound of Scottish traditional fiddle music. Highly rhythmical and powerfully personal, this show combines traditional and contemporary tunes, gripping stories of Scotland's ancient Chisholm clan lands and irrepressible humour. Duncan has worked hard to preserve his extended musical heritage in delivering his representation of colourful soundscapes to complement the majestic Glens of Strathglass in the Highlands of Scotland. A mixture of textures, tones and atmospheres are always at the forefront of Duncan's creative process while composing and arranging his music and he endeavours to fully represent this power during his live performances. Duncan will be joined on stage by; Matheu Watson on guitar, Jarlath Henderson on uilleann pipes. Duncan's latest release 'Live at Celtic Connections' was awarded reviews of ****The Guardian ****The Telegraph. Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice which led him to being nominated within the 'Musician of the Year' category in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan's feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music. www.duncanchisholm.com

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 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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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ex-Christians/Yachts singer-songwriter presents a special launch of his NEW LIVE DVD ! Featuring songs from his two solo albums and some of those classic hits! No bar so bring your own drinks/glasses.

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Leveret

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists(Bellowhead, The Full English, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby et al). Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Sublime, exquisite music - don't miss them - Martin Simpson. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Leveret

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists(Bellowhead, The Full English, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby et al). Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Sublime, exquisite music - don't miss them - Martin Simpson. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Flossie Malavialle And Keith Donnelly

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors 7.30pm

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Jim Moray

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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The Wilsons

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song s

Standing tickets always available on the night

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Threaded

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background but a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio wanted to combine their passions into one musical experience. Featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs, the balance between these three musicians is stunning. Also featuring popular local support acts.

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Threaded

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background but a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio wanted to combine their passions into one musical experience. Featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs, the balance between these three musicians is stunning. Also featuring popular local support acts.

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Good Luck Mountain

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Sinderhope High Forest Community Centre 7:30pm

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The Churchfitters

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let's not forget the unique 'bing-bong' machine made out of hack-saw blades. Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you've got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed 'huge, huge fan'. He calls their music 'totally brilliant and beautiful'. 'Like Annie Lennox in full flow' (Fab Nights Productions) - Londoner Rosie Short's achingly beautiful voice is equally at home singing husky blues, plaintive femme folk or ethereal originals. A talented songwriter, she's also a 'one woman orchestra', deftly swapping between flute, saxophone, banjo, tin whistle, dulcimer, ukulele and any number of things you can shake, rattle, or whack with a stick. Rosie's brother Chris is a feverishly fast fiddler who has the annoying habit of getting people, who were sitting quite comfortably, out of their seats and dancing. When required, he also plays slowly and most of the other speeds. A mean mandolin player, he sings great vocal harmonies too. Finally, he's a raconteur with a great sense of humour but then you need that if you play the musical saw. Part bass player, part mad inventor, Boris Lebret from Lannion (France) hates to play a regular instrument when he can cobble together a better one out of scrap metal. Like when he discovered four strings weren't enough for his driving bass rhythms, so he simply reached for the Black & Decker and bolted on another two. http://www.churchfitters.com/ehome.php

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The Coal Porters

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Coal Porters, the world's first alt-bluegrass act. Formed ten years ago by ex-Long Ryder and former NME cover boy Sid Griffin. Producing Lindisfarne gave Griffin the impetus to move from electric music to acoustic music, to revamp old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st century. Their 2012 album Find The One, produced by the legendary John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, John Cale, Squeeze, Beth Orton) and featuring British guitar God Richard Thompson, demonstrates the intense power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. 'Great harmony singing and memorable songs that often recall a British Flying Burrito Brothers or a back porch Ronnie Lane' (Mojo). 'Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on with his current band, the Coal Porters.' (Billy Bragg).

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Jarrod Dickenson

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7.30pm

http://www.jarroddickenson.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson's slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades...and nothing is better or worse right now than it's ever been "If you can catch him, you should...he reminds of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for. - No Depression "An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 "Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review) "Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6

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Martin Harley Band

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Martin Harley is a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter he fronts the highly praised UK-based acoustic trio; The Martin Harley Band. Martin's new album MOJO FIX was recorded in Texas and is released in the UK in February 2013. Mojo Fix comes on the heels of four critically celebrated albums, years of touring and countless festivals that have built Martin a strong and solid fan-base spanning the globe. Martin is a deeply important and respected voice in the evolution of popular blues and folk oriented guitar and vocals. He is now expanding on his international success with recent time spent in the US recording and touring including his band's recent November '12 feature performance at the LIVE IN THE VINEYARD music festival in Napa, California. A life long devotee of acoustic guitar music, especially the ageless blues/roots sounds, Martin has travelled the globe absorbing a plethora of diverse influences and honing his craft into the classic song-writing style he possesses today. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, he is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. In other areas and styles, however, he has proved himself a master guitarist and a consistently astounding songwriter. Look for Martin's videos Winter Coat and Love In the Afternoon, and a live version of the new single Mojo Fix taken from the new album of the same name. Awesome Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2 Their latest album is a mature and intelligent masterpiece of Americana roots music Maverick Magazine Quite simply a great live act Time Out London No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business Roots Magazine

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo return to Bournemouth

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo return to Bournemouth

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Kent Duchain

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

The tradition is in safe hands here. Scots material is still a strong feature in his sets. There is grit, passion and an enthusiasm that's hard to beat, and Ewan is becoming a fine writer of often trenchant songs on meaningful matters.

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Dan Walsh

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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). Dan has two critically acclaimed solo albums with another on the way and many tours of the UK and recent successful trips to Canada, Germany, India and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award-winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with the Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. Dan's eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the Urban Folk Quartet, including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and recent work with Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. 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. 'The real deal, a demon picker', UNCUT Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant' fROOTS 'Incredible, you must see him' JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2

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Tony Mcmanus

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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The Jaywalkers

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music 8:30pm

"Astounding abilites and proficient talents, the chemistry between them is electrifying.. they show the world, being young holds no boundaries."Maverick Magazine "Intelligent, enthusiastic bluegrass-tinged folk" fRoots Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Creating a unique sound, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, 3-part harmony and impressive slap bass. After a summer of festival performances across the UK, placing #3 at the European World of Bluegrass and being awarded Help Musicians UK's Emerging Excellence Award, Jaywalkers will be releasing their third album - Weave - in March 2015. Produced by the BBC Folk Award winning Andy Bell, the album will heavily feature Mike Giverin's original compositions that take inspiration from the Lancashire stories that are a part of his heritage, as well as highlight their excellent musicianship, the powerful lead vocals of Jay Bradberry, and slap bass of Lucille Williams.

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Riotous Brothers

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

This is one of many great reviews of their latest album - we play it loads - it's true! Their live performances are rollicking rock 'n' roll. The third album by The Riotous Brothers, The Tree, starts like a feeling of pure exhilaration and ends up with you wanting to weep for all the right reasons and take each song to your heart. If an album can really take you to places that you cannot go to in your physical life then this is the same sensation you might get when you read Wuthering Heights, Far from The Madding Crowd, Moby Dick or Edward Rutherford's Sarum for the first time in the quiet slumber of deep forest surrounded by the dying embers of a perfect summer's day. This new original set of songs from Mash Sonnet, Paul Long, Matt Lake and Dirk Maggs is illuminating, it asks gently for attention and gets it in droves, there is no need to shout, holler, exclaim wildly that it is a good record. It knows; it fully understands how the listener is going to feel once the music stops and will be there to greet them with the largest hug possible. The Tree that sits in the middle of the deep forest, the Blues family ever growing, ever tantalising, has found a branch so lush, so brimming with delicate bounty that it might just knock anything that the great Joe Bonamassa or Joanne Shaw Taylor can bring along to the Blues Jungle this year.

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Riotous Brothers

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

This is one of many great reviews of their latest album - we play it loads - it's true! Their live performances are rollicking rock 'n' roll. The third album by The Riotous Brothers, The Tree, starts like a feeling of pure exhilaration and ends up with you wanting to weep for all the right reasons and take each song to your heart. If an album can really take you to places that you cannot go to in your physical life then this is the same sensation you might get when you read Wuthering Heights, Far from The Madding Crowd, Moby Dick or Edward Rutherford's Sarum for the first time in the quiet slumber of deep forest surrounded by the dying embers of a perfect summer's day. This new original set of songs from Mash Sonnet, Paul Long, Matt Lake and Dirk Maggs is illuminating, it asks gently for attention and gets it in droves, there is no need to shout, holler, exclaim wildly that it is a good record. It knows; it fully understands how the listener is going to feel once the music stops and will be there to greet them with the largest hug possible. The Tree that sits in the middle of the deep forest, the Blues family ever growing, ever tantalising, has found a branch so lush, so brimming with delicate bounty that it might just knock anything that the great Joe Bonamassa or Joanne Shaw Taylor can bring along to the Blues Jungle this year.

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Mc Hansen + Hannah Aldridge

on Tue, 3 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- M.C. HANSEN Danish singer and guitar slinger M.C Hansen combines the storytelling of traditional folk music with contemporary country sounds. His music echoes both his Danish heritage and his American influences. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it's Scandicana! Imagine Bob Dylan playing chess with H.C. Andersen on Neil Young's front porch. A travelling musician since 2003 he plays some 120 shows a year with his own band or as the guitar slinger with The Sentimentals who tours with Jonathan Byrd, Gurf Morlix, Ana Egge, Matt Harlan and Vanessa Peters. He's played the Olympia in Paris and the Hammersmith Apollo in London with Madeleine Peyroux. He tours all year and so far he's played shows in 12 different countries, toured through America six times and released four albums. His fifth album"From Whitehorse to the Crow's Nest" will be released in 2015. HANNAH ALDRIDGE Dark Americana, is how the daughter of Muscle Shoals' royalty describes the ghostly, unflinching, sometimes gritty tales that separate her from the mainstream. HANNAH ALDRIDGE, 26, is steeped in the music both of Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities where she was raised and plied her craft surrounded by legends of the music industry. Since then, she has been hailed for "her hauntingly beautiful vocals" (The Broken Jukebox). "Listening to Aldridge's music is a sonic treat, as stylistically she paints from many different musical brushes" (Billboard). American Songwriter even considered her debut album "Razor Wire" , launched May 2014, "in the running for best Americana debut this year".

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King King

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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The Bushbury Mountain Daredevils / Sunjay Brayne

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Good Luck Mountain

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Too' is the second album by Good Luck Mountain, led by ex Tandy singer songwriter Mike Ferrio. Mike Ferrio began his musical journey in the 80s as a roadie for the likes of Bo Diddley and Butthole Surfers, before forming folk rock tour de force Tandy in the 90's, managing a dozen years of exceptional productivity which included over 1,000 live shows and 8 albums. From the ashes of Tandy, Good Luck Mountain first appeared with their eponymous debut album in 2011, with 'Too' being the perfect follow up. It's a wondrous production passionate, reflective, and transcendental, which musically recalls the likes of Sparklehorse, REM, Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' and Talk Talk. Recorded at Atomic Sound in New York by Merle Chornuk (Ryan Adams, Jesse Malin), the album features the wildly talented band of Malcolm Holcombe, Ana Egge, Canadian rocker Matt Mays, The Mastersons, (Eleanor Whitmore & Chris Masterson also of Steve Earle's band) and Jason Mercer (of Ron Sexsmith's band). Already receiving rave reviews from critics and peers alike, legendary troubadour Steve Earle is an early and longtime supporter and Jim White continues to spread the word about his love for Mike and his music. There's no doubt that 'Too' is another large step for Mike Ferrio as he continues to cement his reputation as one of the great American songwriters of our generation. A warm, elegiac record built around Ferrio's gently expressive voice Uncut Magazine Rarely is an album as affecting, and in terms of casting its spell it has already scaled a most magnificent peak No Depression Support from award-winning London-based singer songwriter JACK HARRIS (www.jackharrismusic.com)

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Luke Daniels Trio

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Luke Daniels - singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is one of the UK's most gifted and inventive musicians who has forged a reputation over the past two decades as folk's finest (The Guardian). Both as front man, on a remarkable series of albums in his own right, and in demand as a virtuoso melodeon player for the likes of Ian Anderson, De Dannan, Riverdance and as a regular in The Cara Dillon band. Over the course of a twenty-year career Daniels has performed 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. Amidst glowing reviews in 2014 for his debut songs album 'What's Here What's Gone', and having found new voice as a singer songwriter, he is taking his contemporary acoustic folk forward in a new direction and to universal critical acclaim. Provocative and pleasingly reminiscent of the kind of ambitious folk-rock that has rarely been heard since the heyday of the likes of Gene Clark and The Byrds Songlines ★★★★ Exceptional Writing Maverick Magazine ★★★★ Intense and poetical R2 Magazine ★★★★ A persuasive voice The Guardian ★★★★ www.lukedanielsmusic.com

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater.He is reknowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders! Male Singer of The Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph

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The Gren Bartley Band

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Ange Hardy

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Ange Hardy is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from West Somerset. In January 2014 she was awarded FATEA Magazine's prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year following the release of her 2013 album Bare Foot Folk. R2 Magazine gave the album 4 stars and called it a collection of unfailingly listenable, self-penned acoustic songs whist Maverick Magazine said cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word!. Legendary folk presenter Mike Harding said of Ange's songwriting that she writes all her own stuff, but they do sound as though they've come straight out of the soil of Devon and Somerset, I really like them!. Ange's new album The Lament of The Black Sheep" is scheduled for release by Story Records on September 13th 2014. Where 'Bare Foot Folk' was about Ange Hardy stripping everything back to her roots 'The Lament of the Black Sheep' is about exploring the surrounding soil. These are songs of heritage, stories of working the land, tales deeply rooted in the traditions of rural life. 'The Lament of the Black Sheep' is a collection of original songs inspired by family, tradition, personal experience, and the tales of the west country. Ange Hardy performs live as a solo act but her mesmerising combination of beautiful story telling and delicate guitar work is given a contemporary twist through her exceptional use of 'live looping' to build vocal harmonies. Ange stands with a digital tape recorder at her feet that allows her to record and instantly play-back what she is singing. The effortlessness with which she builds layers of perfect harmonies in front of your eyes, combined with her honest and heartfelt insight into the stories and inspirations behind her songs, is absolutely captivating. Ange's 2014 performance dates include a variety of theatres, folk clubs, and festivals and her set will include favourites from her previous two albums, as well as a number of new tracks from The Lament of The Black Sheep. The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2014' list R2 Magazine Winner of Female Vocalist of the Year 2013 Award, Fatea Magazine. No1 in Amazon's Hottest New Folk Albums Top 10 in the Amazon Folk Downloads Chart Isambard Nu-Folk Award Finalist 2011, Bristol Folk Festival BBC Somerset Album of the week FolkWords June 2014 - Album of the Month BBC Radio Scotland, Iain Anderson : Album of the Week Ange Hardy perfectly balances the strengths of traditional folk music with fresh writing...There is not a weak track among the 14 on Somerset singer-songwriter Ange Hardy's album The Lament of the Black Sheep - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph The Lament of The Black Sheep is "A collection of her own songs which sound as if they might be traditional. These are proper folk songs...a fine album immersed in the tradition, but with a modem perspective" - Ian Croft, R2 magazine Bare Foot Folk is A collection of unfailingly listenable, self-penned acoustic songs. Amongst this charming assortment of melodies we are treated to highly catchy tunes, some nods to ancient times as well as choice references to the present day. - R2 Magazine (Rock'n'Reel) "An album that marks the arrival of a new star in the folk firmament." - Americana UK "Ange's guitar technique and especially her voice are also major factors in the spectacular success of The Lament Of The Black Sheep." - Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK "The Lament of The Black Sheep...By far my favourite album of 2014" - Gary Hazlehurst, The Folk Show, StaffordFM Bare Foot Folk is an excellent album - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio2 Folk Show "Ange Hardy's one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers. What I like about her work is that while it is all new, all new written stuff, it seems deeply rooted in the story telling tradition. It doesn't have any element at all of pastiche it just seems to work incredibly well. She tells new stories in an age old way, I think it works terrifically well.' - The Mike Harding Folk Show "I cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word."
 - Maverick Magazine "Ange's bursting onto the scene last year wasn't just down to her extraordinary talent as both a writer and performer, but also her willingness to put in the graft. Not only is she a true creative in her craft, she realises that in order for that to be truly appreciated, you need to make sure that you're being heard" - Neil King, FATEA Magazine "Mightily impressed." - Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Faustus

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

No U.16 concessions this gig. Sorry. Bloke-folk trio Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus, and consists of three leading lights of the folk music scene: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). Coming together as Faustus, the men are rooted deeply in the English tradition, and in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. They released their debut album in 2008, which was followed by a Best Group nomination in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. As if that wasn't enough, individually they have even more strings to their bows Benji has released three solo albums, Saul has worked with the likes of Eliza Carthy and starred in the West End smash hit play War Horse, and Paul is a noted composer who has written works for Streetwise Opera and Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Jim Causley With Lukas Drinkwater

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

Possessing one of the great folk voices, five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album 'Cyprus Well' was recorded live in Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Causley's own piano. Jim aims to bring wider attention to Causley's poems and raise awareness of the Charles Causley Trust and their mission to preserve Causley's house as a writers' retreat. He is renowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ales! Jim will be performing tonight with multi-instrumentalist, Lukas Drinkwater on guitar. Male Singer of the Year - Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph 'Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings'. **** 4 stars The Telegraph "The finest male folk singer of his generation" Mojo Magazine

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Highweek Village Hall 7.30 pm start doors open 6.45

An evening of traditional and self penned songs, performed on vocals, guitar, keyboard and woodwind from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 for best duo. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers. Dartmoor based Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener. Kathryn and Sean have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Highweek Village Hall 7.30 pm start doors open 6.45

An evening of traditional and self penned songs, performed on vocals, guitar, keyboard and woodwind from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 for best duo. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers. Dartmoor based Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener. Kathryn and Sean have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk

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An Evening With Joe Boyd

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Joe Boyd's career began as tour manager for blues giant Muddy Waters. He was stage manager when Bob Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. He produced Pink Floyd's first single Arnold Layne and the first documentary film about Jimi Hendrix. He discovered Nick Drake, Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. He worked with Sandy Denny, John Martyn, Nico and Richard and Linda Thompson, besides running the underground UFO, at the time the coolest club in London. His autobiography White Bicycles won many plaudits. At the Greystones, Joe Boyd will be in conversation with JP Bean, author of the acclaimed Singing From The Floor, and will answer questions from the audience. A rare evening of great insights and sparkling anecdotes is guaranteed.

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Adam Holmes & The Embers

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £13 advance £15 door Intimate venue with VERY limited seating. http://adamholmesandtheembers.com/ About Adam Holmes & the Embers Hotly-tipped Edinburgh balladeer Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn's strum and sting, laced with a slice of Paolo Nutini soul and a touch of traditional folk. The 23-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish folk scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana. Starting out on fiddle, Holmes switched to guitar at 14, and began writing songs only a year or so later. A finalist in the 2009 Celtic Connections Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also nominated as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011 and was further nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scots Trad Music Awards. In 2013 he recorded his debut album Heirs and Graces with legendary producer John Wood (responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny amongst many others). It was mastered by Simon Heyworth, co-producer with Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells, and was launched to great critical acclaim in January 2014. Heirs and Graces has received radio play in the UK, including the influential BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and live interviews/sessions on BBC Radio Scotland, and international airplay from stations in mainland Europe, the US and Canada. Despite his youth, Holmes's music distils a long and diverse wealth of experience. Childhood memories of growing up in Edinburgh include getting sneaked into afternoon sessions by his mum a keen folk fan since the 1960s at the city's best-known folk pubs, the Royal Oak and Sandy Bell's. Dad, meanwhile, was a devotee of classic singer-songwriters, introducing his son to Stateside greats like Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Townes Van Zandt and Ry Cooder, while Holmes's own adolescent tastes extended to grunge and hip-hop.

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Babajack

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Bristol St Stephens 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com chriswoodmusic.co.uk/ Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Hollow Point is his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another-ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7,30 pm

Winners of the Best Folk Act in the 2012 South West Music Awards, Best Duo in the 2013 Spiral Folk Awards and the Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards, this truly unique twosome are at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A real force to be reckoned with! Widely regarded as one of the best slide guitarists in the UK, Lancashire-born multi-instrumentalist Phillip Henry has been described as "one of the most extraordinary musicians around". Henry, who studied in Calcutta with India's premier slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, is also a virtuoso on the harmonica and brilliant on beatbox harmonica whilst Brixham-born singer-songwriter Hannah, is a skilled fiddler, viola and banjo player with a real lightness of touch, a distinctive voice and a gift for tapping traditional music veins to create contemporary songs. Their journey began in 2010 when Phillip and Hannah were spotted busking in the back of a pub by Steve Knightley. Seeing the duo's potential, he invited them to fill some support slots for Show Of Hands. Since then they have gone from strength to strength, playing the biggest venue of their career last year, when they supported Show of Hands at the Royal Albert Hall, while this summer they played Glastonbury, Cambridge and Broadstairs festivals. Their last studio album, 'Mynd', has been described as one of the outstanding roots releases of 2013. The album inhabits an English landscape of Neolithic barrows and haunted East Anglian fens, while other narrative songs transport you to the heat of Syria, Egypt and the American south and across to the Swedish chill and Arctic ice. Sometimes mournful, often haunting and always compelling, each Henry and Martin song is a fresh journey of discovery - twisting, curling melodies and eclectic rhythms wrapping themselves around perceptive lyrics. "On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years " - Mike Harding Phillip & Hannah continue to showcase this stand-out album in their live performances. They have the knack of transporting listeners into a reverie with their almost tactile music, all delivered with a gossamer light touch. Truly one of the most inventive and captivating acts on the acoustic roots scene. They are making a welcome return to St Edith Folk, having played here last in October 2013, when they played an amazing set. If you missed them then, makes sure you don't make the same mistake this time around!

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Blues Boy Dan Owen / Thomas Ford

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 6.45pm Show starts 7.30pm

Dan Owen Trying to teach Dan Owen about music is like trying to teach a fish to swim, or a bird to fly. He already knows it. It's instinctive. It comes naturally. He's been playing since he was nine, playing live since he was 13 and will probably continue to do until he leaves this mortal coil. Dan is a lifer. He's not playing guitar to win a competition, to impress girls or to earn a fast buck, he's in it for the long haul. There's nothing fake or manufactured about him. When you listen to him sing, you're transported to another place. Close your eyes and you don't hear a prodigious and gifted young man from Shrewsbury. You hear a God-forsaken, 80-year-old Mississippi Delta Blues man, howling at the devil. Word in the local Blues community began to spread, and throughout 2011 Dan found himself gigging twice a week, leading to a video posting on YouTube of his performance of the Ballad of Hollis Brown. The video attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac who tracked Dan down and has since become Dan's mentor. Winner of the 'Young artists of the year award' at The British Blues Awards 2013 Thomas Ford His style is simple - straight and natural blues (as Mississippi Fred McDowel would have said). Alternating between Delta-style blues on a National steel guitar and electric, 1950's Chicago influenced style on small bodied Stratotone guitars, rack harp (amplified with a bullet mic), howling vocals and footstomp. Influenced by various legends of the genre (including but not exclusively) John Lee Hooker, Son House, Dr Ross, Juke Boy Bonner, Tommy McClennan, Muddy Waters and a whole load more, Thomas has his playing style firmly rooted in blues tradition, but his modern-day song writing offers a contemporary feel. He has released 3 full length studio albums, each predominately featuring original material with the occasional reworking of classic blues tunes. 2008's 'Separation Street' was voted album of the year by rootscd.com, the follow up 'Thomas Ford' in 2011 received much praise and sold extremely well in the UK particularly. His 2013 offering 'Breaking Everything But Even' has appeared on various best of 2013 lists, has received airplay around the globe and led to Thomas' nomination in the 'Emerging Artist' category of the 2014 British Blues Awards This young Englishman plays solo, with the firepower of a 6 piece band. Revisiting the delta blues today, it is simply amazing!" (So Blues Festival, Le Mans, FR)

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be Damien and Mike's third visit to the club (fifth in the case of Mike if you include his two trips down South with the rest of his Wilson siblings). Their big personalities and big voices fill the room and they have gone down a storm on each occasion. They are two of the finest exponents of traditional song in the United Kingdom with a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues. Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity. Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern. Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be Damien and Mike's third visit to the club (fifth in the case of Mike if you include his two trips down South with the rest of his Wilson siblings). Their big personalities and big voices fill the room and they have gone down a storm on each occasion. They are two of the finest exponents of traditional song in the United Kingdom with a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues. Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity. Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern. Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

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The Handsome Family

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London St Giles in the Fields 7.00 pm

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Dunajska Kapelye

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With two of the most beautiful violins you're ever likely to hear (Piotr Jordan & Flora Curzon), Dunajska Kapelye serves up authentic Gypsy and Balkan tunes that can both dazzle the listener and move them profoundly. Together with the awesome talent of Zac Gvitzman on accordion and clarinet they create a wonderful chemistry in the intimate setting of The Green Note which draws the audience into their passionate world.

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The Old Dance School @ Hathersage Memorial Hall

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 8pm

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Bristol The Folk House Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Bristol The Folk House Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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Cocos Lovers

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London The Courtyard 7pm - 11pm

On stage 930pm + support Tickets £7 advance £10 on the door

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Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson In Concert

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors 7.30. Concert starts 8pm

Sometimes thought to be a little unlikey as a performing duo & coming from different sides of the Atlantic Ocean KEVIN & ROSIE have much in common musically yet the bring freshness and depth of understanding to their music. This helps mke their performances unique and entertaining. Tickets £10 advance - £12 on the door

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Concert: Northumbrian Small-pipes 2015

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

A concert featuring some of the finest exponents of the Northumbrian small-pipes and a chance to hear some of the participants in our Northumbrian Small-pipes Weekend course. Performers: Pauline Cato, Chris Evans, Andy May, Rob Say, Francis Wood.

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Concert: Northumbrian Small-pipes 2015

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

A concert featuring some of the finest exponents of the Northumbrian small-pipes and a chance to hear some of the participants in our Northumbrian Small-pipes Weekend course. Performers: Pauline Cato, Chris Evans, Andy May, Rob Say, Francis Wood.

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Dan Korn Debut Album Launch Party

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Jeff Warner

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several pocket instruments, including bones and spoons. And he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do (Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes, UK). www.jeffwarner.com

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Jeff Warner

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several pocket instruments, including bones and spoons. And he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do (Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes, UK). www.jeffwarner.com

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show 8pm

He's bardcore and he's back at Heeley Institute. The leading English songwriter of his generation returns to the lovely, intimate venue in the heart of the community. Performing songs from a broadening catalogue of award winning and critically lauded albums he has no equal either exploring the parallel lines of the personal and political, or drawing from the well of traditional song. Bound to be a sell out so get your tickets fast!

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show 8pm

He's bardcore and he's back at Heeley Institute. The leading English songwriter of his generation returns to the lovely, intimate venue in the heart of the community. Performing songs from a broadening catalogue of award winning and critically lauded albums he has no equal either exploring the parallel lines of the personal and political, or drawing from the well of traditional song. Bound to be a sell out so get your tickets fast!

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater.He is reknowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders! Male Singer of The Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph

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Henri Herbert

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Nottingham The Running Horse 9.00 pm

Boogie piano master Henri Herbert returns to The Running Horse with his one man show.

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Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Totnes Harberton Parish Hall Doors 7.00pm - Concert starts 7.45pm

An evening of traditional and self-penned songs, performed on vocals, guitar, keyboard and woodwind from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 for Best Duo. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers, Dartmoor-based Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk. www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com. This concert is promoted as a fundraiser by Harberton Cricket Club (and Harberton Playing Field Association), supported by Harberton Folk. Real ale bar supplied by The Bay Horse Inn, Totnes. A Villages In Action event www.villagesinaction.co.uk

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Winter-wilson @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Parking Available Tickets £8.00 in Advance £10.00 on the Door For further details ring 01993831427 / 07870563299 www.wychwoodfolkclub.com

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Michael Mcgoldrick, John Mccusker Agus John Doyle

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors @ 8:00pm

Is triúr ball iad Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker agus John Doyle den tseó mór le rá sin Seisiúin Thrasatlantacha de chuid an BBC agus beidh siad ag seinm sa Chultúrlann mar chuid de chamchuairt ar leith Eorpach. Is deis nach coitianta seo triúr de cheoltóirí iontacha an domhain a fheiceáil ar an ardán le chéile. Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at An Chultúrlann as part of a unique European tour. This is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together.

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Good Luck Mountain[ Mike Ferrio]

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at High Wycombe Secret venue 8.00pm start !

RETURN OF GOOD LUCK MOUNTAIN [ MIKE FERRIO EX TANDY] TO THE UK TO PROMOTE THE NEW RELEASE. GOOD LUCK MOUNTAIN TOO ! GREAT SUPPORT FROM JACK HARRIS ! MAKES THIS A CRACKING DOUBLE BILL OF LIVE MUSIC NOT TO BE MISSED. !.

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Judith Owen

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30PM

WELSH SINGER-SONGWRITER Judith Owen's incredible band features drummer Russ Kunkel, bassist Lee Sklar and guitaristWaddy Wachtel, who played on many of the landmark albums of the Laurel Canyon era, including Carole King'sTapestry, James Taylor's Sweet Baby James, and Joni Mitchell's Blue. One of the albums of the year Independent Judith fearlessly explores the duality of the human condition in her new album Ebb & Flow. Turning to the legendary musicians who created the 70s troubadour sound, she says it feels like a homecoming. "It's the sound I heard as a kid and which made me light up. I've brought it home and it feels nice to be here. Cleverly craftedSunday Times It is her role as an unflinching singer-songwriter baring her soul that remains at the core of Owen's creativity. 'Ebb & Flow', she says, feels like a homecoming. It's the sound I heard as a kid and which made me light up. I've brought it home and it feels nice to be here. Reviews for 'Ebb & Flow' One of the albums of the year Independent Cleverly crafted Sunday Times ★★★★ a sincerely straightforward delight Financial Times ★★★★ Classy Q Magazine ★★★★ Potent throughout Daily Mirror ★★★★ a resounding success R2 Magazine ★★★★ Sunday Express The Welsh songstress revisits the velvet texturing of the classic 1970s LA studio sound. It is a choice made not lightly or indulgently as Owen's delicious phrasing and languorous pace bring out the depth and lustre in her svelte songs. Daily Mirror It is her role as an unflinching singer-songwriter baring her soul that remains at the core of Owen's creativity. 'Ebb & Flow', she says, feels like a homecoming. It's the sound I heard as a kid and which made me light up. I've brought it home and it feels nice to be here. Website: judithowen.net

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Henri Herbert Featuring Big John Carter

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London 100 Club Doors 7.30pm, start time 8.30pm

The titans of Boogie Woogie Piano join forces for this special night of stomping piano power at London's legendary 100 Club.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Tiddington Community Centre 7.30pm (doors at 7.00pm)

Peter Knight's Gigspanner return for a third fund-raising concert, with all profits going to The Shakespeare Hospice. Peter Knight, Steeleye Span's legendary violinist for over 40 years, is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on congas and djembe, combining for the "unique Gigspanner sound". "Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance" - Songlines Magazine. "Peter Knight can spin the world on his bow" - Sir Terry Pratchett. "Exceptional stuff and not to be missed" - Acoustic Magazine. The last Gigspanner concert at Tiddington was a sell-out, so get your tickets early.

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David Hughes

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

David Hughes Sunday 8th March 2015 The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury David Hughes is an acoustic guitarist, songwriter, author and playwright. His six albums include, ACTIVE IN THE PARISH, which, in 1997 was named by Q magazine as one of their albums of the year. His five published books include, THE MALDONIANS, and the diary of a UK tour supporting Fairport Convention. His plays, with a determinedly local focus, regularly sell out in Maldon, Essex. His sharp, half-spoken delivery and rhythmically-percussive finger-style guitar earned him regular slots on BBC Radio Four's Loose Ends with the late Ned Sherrin. He has recorded and performed with some of the finest musicians in the UK including Gerry Conway (Jethro Tull / Fairport Convention), Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson, Bert Jansch (Pentangle), Dave Mattacks, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention), Spencer Cozens (Joan Armatrading / John Martyn), Alan Thomson (John Martyn), Chris While, Julie Matthews (BBC Folk Award winners), and Eddi Reader. He has toured the UK and Europe with Bert Jansch, Pentangle and Fairport Convention. His Internet tour diary, THE FAIRPORT TOUR, published by the Folk Corporation in 1998, sold worldwide. He is also the writer and voice of YouTube sensation "Dengie Boy" and, in the guise of alter ego, Cocker Freeman, was, for three years, a regular weekly contributor to BBC Essex and co-author of the spoof self-help smoker's guide book "Cough Your Way To Fitness". In 2001, David was the founder member of the St Agnes Fountain project. Together with Chris Leslie, Chris While and Julie Matthews, the band recorded an album of Christmas music and enjoyed a hugely successful December tour that has now established itself as a "seasonal tradition", the band touring to sell-out audiences each December since with seven further albums. In 2011 he self-produced his fifth album on the Folk Corporation label, "Songs Of Integrity (and other compositions)" and a planned sixth album is scheduled for 2014. "one of the country's most witty, able writers" FROOTS "Sharp, literate...apply here for a treat." MOJO "Anyone who's in danger of overdosing on the oh-so-sensitive-and-mellow end of the acoustic spectrum should check out David Hughes..sharp eye..sardonic wit..very British." DIRTY LINEN, USA "..find yourself intrigued, amused and entertained by a man who understands that folk music is about far more than middle class navel gazing or fol-de-bloody-rol cheesy maypole bollocks...lyrically inventive, funny and as sharp as a newly-minted pin, Hughes also possesses a remarkably assured way with a guitar (ie, he can really play the bugger)." MAKING MUSIC "Caustic, literate...inspired" **** Q MAGAZINE " dry as tinder, more observant than Jodrell Bank Q MAGAZINE "A sharply rhythmic guitar picker...he half sings, half speaks a stream of intelligent, well-observed and witty lyrics. That rare thing, a singer-songwriter without a trace of meandering self-absorption or lecturing." FROOTS "He gave them everything he had. A poet with a riveting way of getting over his words while his fingers effortlessly picked out the rhythms. The songs are tender, political, reflective and human...At times he took on the mantle of Hoagy Carmichael with his syncopations and blues rhythms and the sophistication of his literary references. David Hughes deserves to be better known, a true artist. Go to see him." THE SCOTSMAN (Edinburgh Festival) www.davidhughesmusic.co.uk Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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An Audience Without Jake Thackray

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

JOHN WATTERSON as Fake Thackray celebrates Jake's music, genius and humour John Watterson, an adopted Yorkshireman, was born and grew up on the Isle of Man, which is where he first saw and met Jake Thackray in 1975. He recalls a performance which had the audience in stitches and a chat with a very modest and self-deprecating Jake at the interval 'a huge talent who earned a standing ovation and yet was happy to have a pint at the bar and didn't really see what the fuss was about'. On learning of Jake's passing in 2002, John decided that the songs were too good not to be kept alive, so he set about learning more of them. John performed at a memorial evening in Monmouth attended by Jake's widow, Sheila, and two of their sons (who signed the back of his guitar now a much treasured possession). 'The scariest gig of my life but such a privilege!' John is a talented guitarist and vocalist and his appreciation and love of Jake Thackray's music is obvious to his audience. His performance is a celebration of Jake's life, his work and his genius a highly entertaining, heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century. Jake's songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC and sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a one-off, his poetry broke the rules yet worked beautifully. He was a true craftsman of the English language, and his legacy of scores of songs continues to delight audiences of all ages today. John toured the show with Fairport Convention on their 6-week nationwide tour, and performed 20 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning several 4-star reviews. 'It is wonderful that Jake still has so many fans across the country, and the younger generation are catching on to a man who should be regarded as one of our greatest national treasures' says John. 'Jake would have loved the skill, the accuracy and the affection.but he would have been utterly baffled that anyone would have written a tribute to him. One of Jake's many unique qualities was that the word flattery was completely absent from his otherwise huge vocabulary. Long may John continue to keep Jake's memory alive so affectionately and skilfully, and introduce more people to one of the most remarkable talents I ever met.' Sir Richard Stilgoe 'Jake Thackray's songs are funny, poignant, witty, tricky, romantic and wise. John Watterson brings these wonderful songs to a new public who will no doubt love them as much as Jake's old fans. It is marvellous that Jake's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands.' Ralph McTell 'We can't have Jake back but this is the next best thing!' Mike Harding 'I knew Jake and am sure he would be very proud of what John is doing!' Richard Digance

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Michael Mcgoldrick, John Mccusker Agus John Doyle

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors @ 8:00pm

Is triúr ball iad Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker agus John Doyle den tseó mór le rá sin Seisiúin Thrasatlantacha de chuid an BBC agus beidh siad ag seinm sa Chultúrlann mar chuid de chamchuairt ar leith Eorpach. Is deis nach coitianta seo triúr de cheoltóirí iontacha an domhain a fheiceáil ar an ardán le chéile. Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at An Chultúrlann as part of a unique European tour. This is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together.

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The Happy Cats

on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open from 6.30pm for 8pm start

"A drop of the Irish, a spoonful of salsa, a twist of Tamla, shake it all up with thirty years plus of Rock and Roll experience and garnish with good humour - and there you have The Happy Cats!!" Note that this event is the SECOND Monday in March.

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Angel Snow + Ben Glover

on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: This star, no, both these stars are on the rise. From Chickamunga, Georgia, Angel Snow arrived in Nashville Tennessee via California and Philadelphia Pa. There, she was taken under the wing of Alison Krauss, who offered her the opening slot at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and introduced her to brother Viktor, because she felt they'd have 'a cool creative chemistry'. That song-writing partnership has paid off, with a batch of songs co-written with Viktor Krauss not only appearing on Angel's new album (produced by Viktor) but 'Lie Awake' found its way onto Alison Krauss and Union Station's 'Paper Airplane' CD. With airplay from Bob Harris and a TV spot that has turned heads, here's a chance to catch Angel Snow before she, um, snowballs bigtime into the firmament. Touring alongside is Ben Glover, from Glenarm, Co. Antrim, who has spent life around the globe with big names like Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier. Gretchen and Mary share much of the songwriting with Ben Glover on his new album 'Atlantic', which features 'Blackbird's - a duet with Gretchen Peters. Angel and Ben will play a set each and perform together - a real treat.

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

ALONE... THE PERFORMANCE As The Echo recently said of Her Wexford Festival Fringe Opening Night Concert Her obvious musicality now attracts a knowledgeable audience eager to venture wherever she takes them. It was yet one more triumphant outing for a musical wizard and a woman of immense talent.

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Yvonne Lyon

on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yvonne Lyon is among the UK's brightest and best emerging singer/songwriters. She returns to Green Note with a collection of songs from her much anticipated new album, These Small Rebellions. Having recently supported Eddi Reader throughout the UK, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable significance. She has guested on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance. Yvonne consistently stirs audiences with her memorable and emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. 'just stunning music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'beautifully sung and played a fine, fine album' R2 Magazine 'gorgeous voice' Q Magazine 'a fine voice... a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive' The Telegraph 'an awesome level of talent that I cannot compare' Maverick Magazine 'a wonderful talent a lady with class' Americana UK www.yvonnelyonmusic.com

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The Unthanks

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Manchester Ritz 7.00pm

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in the Guardian and Uncut's best albums of last decade, The Unthanks have an army of notable fans Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Colin Firth, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Paul Morley, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, to name but a few. The Unthanks is a family affair for Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, with Rachel married to pianist, producer, arranger and composer Adrian McNally. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band's seven albums to date. Since releasing three project albums in one year back in 2012, The Unthanks have been hiding away in Northumberland, quietly working away on an ambitious follow-up to 2011's Last. Who knows how rich, imaginative and groundbreaking their new album will be, released to coincide with this tour, and to be brought to life on stage with a talented 10-piece band. It's anyone's guess. Those project albums the orchestral ambition of a brass band collaboration, a reimagining of the work of Robert Wyatt and Antony Hegarty, and a soundtrack to a film about the shipbuilding industry give little clue, while work since then with Orbital, Sting, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Martin Green (Lau), Martin Hayes, The Voice Squad, Charles Hazlewood, The Moulettes and German composer Werner Cee is so disparate that making predictions is impossible. Definable only by their restless, peerless eccentricity, The Unthanks see folk music less as a style of music and more as a oral history that offers perspective on our own time. Their unique approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure may seem like polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks. 'The Unthanks seem to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded jazz: as a launch pad for exploring the wider possibilities' Uncut 'There really is no better folk band in the land' Q Magazine ** 14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. **

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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Phil Beer (solo)

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit. Press Reviews A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer Spiral Earth Phil Beer seems able to play anything with strings, and the back drop of instruments lining the stage barely leaves room for hima highly accomplished musician, a very funny man, and a night to remember - Froots Magazine A Phil Beer solo gig is far more than a folk concert. As well as a raft of fantastic anecdotes, he dropped in on a range of American musical greats: Hoyt Axton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and blues legends, Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Willie Dixon - Nottingham Post www.philbeer.co.uk

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at Frome Rook Lane Chapel 7.00pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk/ Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Hollow Point is his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another-ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim.

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Angel Snow + Ben Glover

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ANGEL SNOW: The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes sorrowful, often hopeful, and always looking toward faith, Snow's music is nothing if not sincere. Combine this honesty with sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, and the result is the captivating landscape of sound found on her new self-titled album. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. When I met Alison I knew that something was about to happen in my life, Snow recalls. The stars aligned in one afternoon, and I met her at the home of a mutual friend. I gave her a CD and she asked me to come to her house the next day. She made me realize that better things were in store for me. It was more than I could have ever hoped for. She felt like her brother Viktor and I would have cool creative chemistry. She was right on, because a week later Vik and I wrote the song 'Lie Awake' on our first meeting. And that song ended up on the new Alison Krauss and Union Station record. Much like the music of her greatest influences, Snow's songs veer between imagined stories like this one and real-life experiences, always showing incredible sympathy for the suffering and downtrodden. Among her favourite songwriters are Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, and Elliot Smith. In the two years since meeting Viktor, a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor Krauss as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers. Her long voyage of faith has led her to the present, where opportunity appears limitless. It's an amazing feeling, she says of her success thus far. It's indescribable. It's been a hard road, and a lot of hard work, but it's all been worth it. It's been a hell of a journey. BEN GLOVER: Ben Glover hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim, a small coastal village in Northern Ireland. This singer/songwriter, inspired by the sounds of Dylan, Cohen, and Cash, traded in a degree in law to pursue music. Glover has been compared to Ryan Adams, David Gray and Bruce Springsteen and has been called one one of the finest writers in Ireland today. He now lives in Nashville. Glover has garnered rave album and concert reviews from across the globe and has toured extensively both as an opening act as well as a headliner. In the past calendar year his touring schedule included dates in Belfast, London, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Oslo, Edinburgh, Dublin, New York, Turin, Brussels as well as dates at the famed Hotel Café in Los Angeles and Nashville's legendary Bluebird Café. Glover has toured and/or performed with Vince Gill, Mickey Raphael, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Jason Mraz. His songs have been used in feature films such as Finding Joy, and "Light Years," and the hit webisode series Adults Only. TV programs such as MTV's "The Real World," and Sky's Stella have used many of Ben's songs and The BBC and Coca Cola have chosen his music for ad campaigns. Ben recently finished his most personal recording to date. His new record, Atlantic, brought the songwriter back to his Irish roots - literally. He and several musicians set up in the living room of his childhood summer home on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and recorded every track live. A number of the songs on the record were co-written with prominent folk/Americana songwriters Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier and features "Blackbirds," a duet with Peters. The result of this stripped down recording and musical homecoming is Ben's finest offering yet.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. www.josienneclarke.co.uk

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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Guildford The Electric Theatre 7.30pm

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Richard Digance

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Richard is one of the `greats` of the entertainment world. His careers spans TV, radio, Festivals, World Tours - you name it he`s done it ! His style of entertainment is hugely enjoyable and his humour and playing talent as sharp as ever

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Richard Digance

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Richard is one of the `greats` of the entertainment world. His careers spans TV, radio, Festivals, World Tours - you name it he`s done it ! His style of entertainment is hugely enjoyable and his humour and playing talent as sharp as ever

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The Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil's treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner (Little Johnny England), Steve Crickett (Arizona Smoke Review), Nick Quarmby (Colvin Quarmby), Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog McCrae) and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues once again this year. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumentalist half of England's foremost acoustic duo 'Show of Hands'. His instrumental wizardry is well documented and has been utilised by countless artists over the years, the most notable being The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. He was for many years lead guitarist and singer with the Albion Band and co-wrote many of their songs. He has also made many forays into film and television music as well as finding time to produce and record albums for other artistes. While having his feet firmly in the 'Acoustic' camp, he has kept his hand in with electric music with an annual outing of The Phil Beer Band. These have become increasingly popular, and are now packing out venues on an regular basis. The current line-up of the band features : Phil Beer Guitars/Fiddles/Mandolins/Vocals Gareth Turner Melodeons Steve Crickett Drums Nick Quarmby Bass/Vocals Oliva Dunn Fiddle/Vocals The Band plays a unique blend of folk 'n' roll which is quite unlike any other band currently on the circuit. They cannot be pigeonholed as Folk Rock! The Guardian once described their sound as where Steve Earle & Richard Thompson Collide. Gareth Turner has been a member of the Albion Band and is the Melodeon player and tunesmith of the already critically acclaimed 'Little Johnny England'. Miranda Sykes is a much sought-after musician on the folk 'n roll scene, having played with Pressgang and The Bill Jones Band, apart from playing with the Phil Beer Band she is also the 'third man' in Show of Hands! Nick Quarmby plays bass with Colvin Quarmby as well as being part of the legendary 'The Dockery Boys'. Steve Crickett divides his time between playing drums and helping manage a provincial theatre. He and Phil have been in several bands over the years including the now legendary 'Arizona Smoke Revue', the roots rock sensation of the early '80s. Press Reviews Phil Beer Band 'Where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' The Guardian 'Phil Beer can turn his hand to almost every stringed instrument known to man' The Scotsman The Band offers a fast, frenetic, feel-good evening with a generous helping of humour and sees Phil picking up his electric guitar for a change - North Devon Echo www.philbeer.co.uk

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Garth Hewitt - Something For The Soul Tour

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bakewell All Saints' Church Doors open 7.00pm, concert at 7.30 pm

Garth Hewitt has been writing and singing songs of peace and justice for 40 years. He established Amos Trust in 1985 to give voice to the untold stories of the forgotten communities he met during his singing around the world, and to pursue his commitment to justice and peace. The concert will include songs and stories about communities in Palestine, Nicaragua and elsewhere campaigning for justice.

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Ben Moss & Laurel Swift

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Laurel is a musician, dancer and choreographer of the national dance troupe Morris Offspring. Ben is a folk arts practitioner and dancer. Together they deliver rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional songs and tunes infused with a great energy and bounce honed by years dancing. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and possibly even a pair of clogs. More information on Ben and Laurel can be found at http://www.benandlaurel.com/

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Ben Moss & Laurel Swift

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Laurel is a musician, dancer and choreographer of the national dance troupe Morris Offspring. Ben is a folk arts practitioner and dancer. Together they deliver rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional songs and tunes infused with a great energy and bounce honed by years dancing. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and possibly even a pair of clogs. More information on Ben and Laurel can be found at http://www.benandlaurel.com/

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Kim Churchill

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Tunbridge Wells The Forum 8pm

Australian folk/rock and blues musician and songwriter Kim Churchill announces his first UK headline tour with 12 dates in March 2015 including The Borderline in London. Known for his dynamic live performances which focus on his deft guitar work while simultaneously playing percussion, harmonica and vocals, Kim has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. He is recognised as much internationally as he is in his homeland, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the world. In recent years he has opened for Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman and Michael Franti, and performed at several notable festivals such as Montreal Jazz, Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Byron Bay Blues Festival. 24 year old Kim's new album Silence/Win, produced by Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil), is out now. On the album Kim matches his lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect, using his instruments to create landscapes to animate his lyrics. Live, he is a true virtuoso. www.kimchurchill.com VIDEO - Window to the Sky (Slince/Win) - http://youtu.be/Iy04V45dgrw

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Nik Turner's Space Gypsy

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Sinderhope High Forest Community Centre 7:30pm

www.nikturner.com

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Blowzabella Day @ Holmfirth Civic Hall

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Holmfirth Civic Hall Workshops 10am-5pm. Dance - 7pm-midnight

Blowzabella Day Saturday 14th March 2015. Holmfirth Civic Hall. Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth. HD9 3AS Queries? Ask Blowzabella on 0788 794 8853 or paul@pauljames.eu. Workshops - 10am to 5pm. Dance - Doors open 7pm. Starts 7:30pm. Finishes 11:30pm. Hot food, bar. About Blowzabella Day Blowzabella have been staging folk music and dance workshop events in Britain and abroad for 30 years. The aim is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with. Many participants have gone on to form bands and dance groups as a result of attending Blowzabella workshops. All the members of the band are highly experienced at teaching people of all ages and abilities. About Blowzabella Blowzabella is Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet, whistle; Paul James border bagpipes, saxophones, 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 the tunes they've composed are standards in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. www.blowzabella.co.uk/ 10am-12:45pm. Dance & Band Workshops. Dance Workshop led by Jo Freya and Dave Shepherd - with Andy Cutting, Gregory Jolivet and Jon Swayne providing the music. Some great, but less well known English traditional dances and some of the European couple dances that Blowzabella have popularised over the last 30+ years. The aim of the workshop is to help you get the most from the evening dance. All ages and abilities. Beginners are welcome. There's plenty for experienced dancers to learn too. Queries? music@jofreya.com or davidr.shepherd@ntlworld.com Folk Big Band Workshop led by Paul James and Barn Stradling. Arranging folk dance tunes together as a band. All ages, all abilities, any instrument. It's not about technical ability, it's all about creating interesting sounds together. You don't need any previous experience of playing folk music. You do need to be able to play a simple tune by ear or from music. The band will perform at the evening dance. Queries? paul@pauljames.eu 2pm-5pm. Music & Song Workshops. Diatonic button accordion & melodeon (G/D). Andy Cutting. Suitable for intermediate and more advanced players. The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Queries? Email andy@andy-cutting.co.uk. Bagpipes (bagpipes in G). Jon Swayne. For any type of pipes with half-closed or open fingering, a conical bore and some ability to cross-finger / play semi-tones (for example, Flemish, French or Border bagpipes). The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Queries? Email jon@jonswayne.com Bagpipes for beginners (bagpipes in G). Paul James. If there is any demand, Paul will do a workshop for beginners from 2-4pm and the participants can then join in with Jon's workshop for the last hour if they wish. Queries? paul@pauljames.eu Hurdy-Gurdy (hurdy-gurdies mainly in D but also G). Gregory Jolivet. The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Queries? Email gregjolivet@gmail.com Fiddle. Dave Shepherd. Mostly English traditional tunes and tips on rhythm and style. The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Some music will be available on the day. Queries? Email davidr.shepherd@ntlworld.com Singing. Jo Freya. Taking traditional songs and singing them in harmony as a group. All ages and abilities welcome. No need to be able to read music. The emphasis is on creating a great sound by arranging these beautiful songs for the voices that come. Queries? music@jofreya.com www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella Buy Blowzabella tunes books and albums .. www.blowzabella.co.uk/shop

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Brooks Williams & Lightning Express

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie Net Rhythms Brooks Williams & Lightning Express bring together Statesboro Georgia born roots guitarist Brooks Williams with bassist Andy Seward and drummer Keith Angel (aka Lightning Express). The resulting sound is Transatlantic in the truest sense of the word, where Angel's kickin' world grooves and Seward's northern soul-like bass-lines meet Williams' blues-soaked Americana. It's an upbeat, danceable mix of rootsy funkiness and intelligent twang. The three met when recording Williams' 2013 break-through album, New Everything, and were so excited about the resulting sound that they decided to take it on the road. Their first official gig was at none other than the legendary Cropredy Festival in 2013, playing on the big stage to 20,000 people. Williams says, I've toured mostly solo for nearly 28 years, and am so pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Andy [Seward] and Keith [Angel]. They not only understand American roots music, but bring a wealth of experience in English folk and savvy Brit rock that takes my music to new places. Believe it or not, Lightning Express is my first band! Williams, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the roots music scene today. From Statesboro Georgia USA, he is a proverbial triple threat: a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and stunning songwriter. Martin Simpson says, I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing. Andy Seward has played bass for just about everyone imaginable and has produced some of the biggest artist in the UK folk scene. His credits read like a virtual who's who and include Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, Kris Drever, Jon Tams, Heidi Talbot, Eddi Reader, John McCusker, The Finks, and the BBC Radio Ballads. Keith Angel is a drummer/percussionist extraordinaire and owner of Wavelength Studio in Doncaster. His list of credits includes The Finks, Martin Simpson, Fay Heild, John McCusker, Kate Rusby, Jon Tams. Absoultely beyond criticism! fRoots www.brookswilliams.com/lightningexpress

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An Acoustic Evening With Nine Below Zero's Frontmen Dennis Greaves And Mark Feltham

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their blues roots and will perform a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. These will be the first 'old style' blues shows the pair will perform in the 35 years they have been working together. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material. Dennis said we will continue to play the bigger venues with the whole band, but Mark and I are looking forward to getting up close with audiences who, like us, are fans of the blues. As well as playing the songs, it will also be nice to talk about the artists who inspired so many of the great British Blues Bands of the 1960s, who in turn went on to inspire us.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Alasdair Roberts

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Brighton Hope 8pm

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Faustus

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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Bryony Griffith

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

Standing tickets always available on the night

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James House At Fort San Antone

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Warton Fort San Antone Doors open 7pm

Fort San Antone Lytham Rd Warton Preston Lancashire PR4 1TE

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Chris Wood is the man who raised the bar. He took the art of crafting an English folk song to a different level. After 25 years of honing his skills he is laden with awards and heaped with acclaim. This gifted multi-instrumentalist holds fast to the folk tradition. What sets him apart is the power of his songs. They come laced with biting political and social comment -- typified by the masterpiece, Hollow Point - his condemnation of the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes. "A brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form," said Andy Gill of the Independent. "No-one comes even close to equalling his bird's-eye view," said Siobahn Long of the Irish Times. His songs have a "heart-breaking purity" according to Martin Townsend of the Express. And Robin Denselow of The Guardian describes him as "one of our most uncompromising and original song writers." Another high-class night at the Kalamazoo. Another full house!

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Ben Glover & Angel Snow

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

Ben Glover Ben Glover hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim, a small coastal village in Northern Ireland. This singer/songwriter, inspired by the sounds of Dylan, Cohen, and Cash, traded in a degree in law to pursue music. Glover has been compared to Ryan Adams, David Gray and Bruce Springsteen and has been called one one of the finest writers in Ireland today. He now lives in Nashville. Ben has garnered rave album and concert reviews from across the globe and has toured extensively both as an opening act as well as a headliner with the likes of Vince Gill, Mickey Raphael, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Jason Mraz. His songs have been used in feature films such as 'Finding Joy,' and 'Light Years,' and the hit webisode series 'Adults Only.' TV programs such as MTV's 'The Real World' and Sky's 'Stella' have used many of Ben's songs and The BBC and Coca Cola have chosen his music for ad campaigns. 'Ben Glover's new album Do We Burn The Boats? is an absolute triumph.' - The Irish News 'Ben Glover is blessed with a very special voice, and having written 'Through The Noise, Through The Night', shows his ear is also finely tuned to the vicissitudes of the human condition. 'Full Moon Child' sounds, to me, like a modern classic.' Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue & BBC) Angel Snow The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity, as is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. After meeting at a mutual friend's house, Alison felt like her brother Viktor and Angel would have cool creative chemistry. She was right because a week later the pair wrote the song 'Lie Awake' on their first meeting and the song ended up on the new Alison Krauss and Union Station record. In the two years since meeting Viktor, a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers.

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Chris Wood

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Chris Wood has been nominated for BBC Folk Award 12 times and received 6 awards from just three albums. Joan Armatrading was so taken with Chris's writing she invited him as special guest onto her 50 date UK tour. During the Armatrading tour, he's travelled the country, eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting 'the poetry of recession'. His response is, None The Wiser, a fourth solo album. Four remarkable solo albums in, and Wood has again raised the bar.Nobody comes even close to equalling his bird's-eye-view round these parts lately, but None the Wiser will effortlessly feed appetites for sharp-toothed musical inventiveness in the meantime. The Irish Times "It's impossible to say that Wood becomes better and better - how many gradations of excellent can there be? What he does is become subtler, his words more incisive, his images both more precise and impressionistic." -Stirrings

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Jon Gomm

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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

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Peter And Barbara Snape

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7pm doors and music from 8pm

Uncluttered, no nonsense Trad. songs and tunes employing squeezebox and guitar with more than a hint of Gracie Fields!

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Lily Neill

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ---------------- Acclaimed international harp player Lily Neill brings her dynamic repertoire, from original compositions to Irish jigs and reels to Finnish tangos, together in a programme that explores a kaleidoscope of music on one of the world's oldest and most fascinating instruments.Lily has performed with Irish legends, "The Chieftains", "Kila" and Finnish rock band, "Carmen Gray".Her solo performances allow the harp's multi-faceted personality to come to the fore in an ideal listening platform for an instrument with a truly illustrious, rich history.

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Stephen Dale Petit

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Having played The Haven Club at short notice last September, due to a venue closure, Stephen Dale Petit loved it so much he asked to come back. Well, we all loved him too so here he is! He is a London-based Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and B.B.King. Moving to London from California when he was barely 20, he's lived through and survived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, composing and financing his much acclaimed debut album Guitararama whilst busking on the London Underground. His new album Cracking The Code is highly praised featuring guests such as Mick Taylor and Dr John. He recently played at the Tribute for Walter Trout at Shepherds Bush Empire where we witnessed his scorching set - we are in for a great night!

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Stephen Dale Petit

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Having played The Haven Club at short notice last September, due to a venue closure, Stephen Dale Petit loved it so much he asked to come back. Well, we all loved him too so here he is! He is a London-based Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and B.B.King. Moving to London from California when he was barely 20, he's lived through and survived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, composing and financing his much acclaimed debut album Guitararama whilst busking on the London Underground. His new album Cracking The Code is highly praised featuring guests such as Mick Taylor and Dr John. He recently played at the Tribute for Walter Trout at Shepherds Bush Empire where we witnessed his scorching set - we are in for a great night!

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The Poozies

on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

Finalist in 2014's The Voice", the passion of Sally Barker's voice moved the nation. After a summer touring with Sir Tom Jones, she returns to her roots in female folk supergroup The Poozies, where she's reinforced by the percussive power of her rock solid guitar, and powered even further by the irresistible energy bursts from Eilidh Shaw's faultless fiddle, the magical melodies of Mairearad Green's delicately dextrous accordion, and the growling groove of Mary Macmaster's electro-harp. But the crowning glory of the Poozes is the blending of four sympathetic but individual voices in some of the most heart-wrenching, inspiring harmonies and arrangements you're likely to hear this year. If your spine doesn't tingle - check your pulse! Early bird tickets £10 + booking fee on sale till 17th January - £12 thereafter.

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The Poozies

on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

Finalist in 2014's The Voice", the passion of Sally Barker's voice moved the nation. After a summer touring with Sir Tom Jones, she returns to her roots in female folk supergroup The Poozies, where she's reinforced by the percussive power of her rock solid guitar, and powered even further by the irresistible energy bursts from Eilidh Shaw's faultless fiddle, the magical melodies of Mairearad Green's delicately dextrous accordion, and the growling groove of Mary Macmaster's electro-harp. But the crowning glory of the Poozes is the blending of four sympathetic but individual voices in some of the most heart-wrenching, inspiring harmonies and arrangements you're likely to hear this year. If your spine doesn't tingle - check your pulse! Early bird tickets £10 + booking fee on sale till 17th January - £12 thereafter.

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Skyhook

on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Lotte Mullan

on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at Brighton Komedia 7.30pm

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"faustus" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Doors 7-30pm, Concert starts 8-15pm

"FAUSTUS" are the multi-talented trio of singers/musicians - Paul Sartin, Saul Rose and Benji Kirkpatrick. Paul and Benji are members of folk mega band Bellowhead. Paul is also part of the duo Belshazzar's Feast. Saul - Whapweasel, Waterson/Carthy, Kings of Calicutt. We are delighted to have them at the club. Folk tradition at its very very best.

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Sean Taylor

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''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 Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie. He has toured all over Europe and Australia as well as recording in America. Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival (twice), Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Beverley Folk Festival (twice), Maverick Festival, & Blue Balls festival (Switzerland). He has released six albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last two albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX)

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Serious Presents.. Flavia Coelho

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at London Rich Mix Doors 8pm, starts 8.30pm

Flavia Coelho is a wonderful young Brazilian singer, who draws on the traditions of samba, bossa-nova, and Brazilian melodies - there's even room in the mix for ragga and hip-hop. Her first album Bossa Muffin has made a huge impact, an uplifting fusion of styles delivered with style and a liberating, effortlessly free-wheeling confidence, and her new album Mundo Meu is released early 2015. 'One of the most joyful, easygoing fusion sets of the year, a rhythmic clash of Brazilian and Caribbeans styles, slink melodies and bursts of rapid-fire hip-hop' (Guardian)

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Chorley Little Theatre 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Join the North-West's top Irish folk band, Whiskey In The Jar, to celebrate St Patrick's Day (slightly late). A night of new and traditional songs, story-telling, and singalongs with the multi-talented band that recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

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Sheelanagig

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

'High octane stuff...Would liven any party and keep the floor full' - fRoots Sheelanagig deliver intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style. Formed in early 2005 the band had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time. Their live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics. In short, expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.

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Ranagri

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and County Carlow lies a stunning area of lush farmland. Cattle graze, small outbuildings lie crumbling, and a pot of tea still heats over the turf fire; a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation, away from the speed of the city. This is Ranagri. Four London musicians; one traditional Irish player, two classically trained, and one blues singer and guitarist, all with a passion for folk music. A meeting in a pub in Richmond and the story of 'Ranagri the band' begins. Donal Rogers (vocals and guitar), Eliza Marshall (flutes/ethnic whistles), Jean Kelly (electric-harp) and Tad Sargent (bodhran and bouzouki) are all well established within the music industry. They have recorded and performed with many artists including Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Paloma Faith, Cara Dillon, Luke Daniels, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, James Horner the list goes on. However, between them all lies one common thread the desire to have their own band and play their own music. Donal Rogers grew up between England and Ranagri, where his family have lived for over 300 years. Much of his youth was spent sharing his love of music with his brother, singing the old Irish folk songs of the Clancy's and the Fureys, whilst setting up their own bands to include influences of blues and rock. Irish harpist Jean Kelly hails from a family of several generations of musicians. She left Ireland to pursue a scholarship at the Royal College of Music, London, but continued to play the music of her homeland. Tad Sargent visited Ireland throughout his childhood, becoming enchanted with traditional Irish music and taking to the bodhran in his later teens. Influenced by musicians such as John Joe Kelly and Damien Quinn, he also loved to play along to Afro Celt Sound System and Michael Jackson. Eliza had a deep connection with Scotland and Africa, taking much inspiration from their culture and music whilst learning the likes of Shostakovich and Bach at the Royal Academy of Music. Having travelled and worked in many different countries, all types of world music have impacted her playing. Ranagri fuse worldwide folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. The hybrid combination of these players brings a melting pot of creativity. Such different musical backgrounds makes for a fantastic mixture of new sounds and ideas. Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing ~ RTE Lyric FM

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Debs Newbold

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

We've lost count of the number of times we've booked Debs in the area - a different show every time, and every time as popular. She is one of the country's leading storytellers and has told modern folk tales, ghost stories and Shakespeare plays at many local venues including G Live, The Electric Theatre and Farnham Maltings. This will be the first public performance of her new show (which currently goes under the working title "Sudden Flight") which is being devised in collaboration with award-winning director John Wright and sound designer Chris Branch with the assistance of Arts Council England funding. Further information on Debs can be found at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/debsnewbold/

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Debs Newbold

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

We've lost count of the number of times we've booked Debs in the area - a different show every time, and every time as popular. She is one of the country's leading storytellers and has told modern folk tales, ghost stories and Shakespeare plays at many local venues including G Live, The Electric Theatre and Farnham Maltings. This will be the first public performance of her new show (which currently goes under the working title "Sudden Flight") which is being devised in collaboration with award-winning director John Wright and sound designer Chris Branch with the assistance of Arts Council England funding. Further information on Debs can be found at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/debsnewbold/

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Hat Fitz And Cara

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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Awna Teixeira

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Barton Upon Humber The Queens 7.30pm

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Jess Morgan

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Jess Morgan has been plying her craft for years, touring relentlessly both here in the UK and over seas. Her latest album Langa Langa was included in the Telegraph's best 100 folk albums of the year. She returns to Coventry to play The Big Comfy Bookshop! In support of Jess is local folk troubadour Kristy Gallacher. Kristy has been on the scene for some time, releaing 3 albums and also, like Jess, never stopping gigging. Kristy Gallacher 8.30 Jess Morgan 9.30 http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/ http://www.kristygallacher.com/

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Steve Knightley Grow Your Own Gig Tour

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Allendale Village Hall 7:30pm

Steve Knightley - from Show of Hands - on tour. This will be a great evening at Allendale Village Hall. A spin off event from the marvelously successful first Allen Valleys Folk Festival and one of a series of gigs leading up to the even better 2015 Folk Festival running from 2nd to 5th October 2015.

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Blowzabella Day @ Cecil Sharp House

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 10am-5pm

Saturday 21st March 2015. Cecil Sharp House. 2 Regents Park Road, London. NW1 Guests: CIAC BOUM (Poitou, France), Gaorsach Rapper (UK). Doors 9:30am. Workshops 10am-5pm. Evening gig 7pm-11pm. Good food, bar, sessions. Queries? 0788 794 8853 paul@pauljames.eu ABOUT BLOWZABELLA Blowzabella is Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd violin; Barn Stradling bass guitar; Jon Swayne 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. All the band members compose and many of their tunes are standards in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Blowzabella have been staging folk music and dance workshop events in Britain and abroad for 30 years. All the members of the band are highly experienced at teaching people of all ages and abilities. The band make a point of inviting up and coming home grown talent as well as staging many debut appearances in the UK for the best European folk dance bands around. Organised for the band by Paul James, the aim of their workshop events is always to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with. There's plenty for people with previous experience to enjoy and add to their knowledge and skills, but you don't need to know anything about folk music or dance to participate. Many participants have gone on to form bands and dance groups as a result of attending these workshops. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Woodmancote New Village Hall Doors/bar opens at 7.15pm, concert starts at 8pm.

Unreserved seating. Woodmancote Village Hall has its own car park.

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Jon Gomm

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Devizes St Mary's Church Doors 7pm. Support 7.30pm Jon Gomm 8.30pm.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Back for the third time with us and this time a larger venue as we have sold out both the past shows. This duo have gone from strength to strength in 2014, performing at Glastonbury and so many other festivals, taking part in a charity record project with Billy Bragg and touring non stop across the land - and we are delighted to have them back!

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The Handsome Family

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Manchester Hey! Manchester @ Martin Harris Centre 7.30pm

The album explores the little-known enigmas of the natural world: immortal jellyfish, woodpecker tongues, dancing octopi, fly royalty, the secret language of crows and mysterious ant spirals. Elsewhere we discover why the Sparks never take seaside vacations and learn all about compulsive window-smasher Mary Sweeney. It's classic Handsome Family territory twisted tales of the unexpected that may raise a smile but will also, thanks to Rennie's knack for spinning a good yarn, leave you ever so slightly unsettled. But it's not only the narrative that draws you deep into this zoological wonderland. From the opening bars of Flies to the album's closer Wildebeest a parlour piano-led hymn that somehow successfully manages to bring together Stephen Foster, hungry crocodiles and the unity of the wildebeest herd, Brett lays bear a succession of deceptively simple melodies and dexterous instrumentation that combine with his wife's lyrics to a startlingly haunting effect and are delivered with a voice that glides between a Cash-like timbre and a southern high and lonesome plea. And what songs they are. They have been feted by the likes of Ringo Starr and covered by artists such as Jeff Tweedy, Cerys Matthews, Christy Moore and Andrew Bird. In a career that spans twenty years, they've toured the world in their own charmingly DIY fashion one car, one hotel room, one stage night after night after night and in that time they've performed as a duo, with a band and have had onstage collaborations with such folk-royalty as Eliza Carthy, country legend Charlie Louvin and indie kings like Nick Cave and Jarvis Cocker. In each and every instance they've more than held their own, thanks in the main to their songs a series of unique and wondrous compositions that, as Jeff Tweedy once said, are the 'product of two beautiful brains'. 'Their new recording brought to mind a focus and refinement to the weirdness and the weirder they get the more I like 'um.'- Kurt Wagner (Lambchop) This show will take place in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall at the Martin Harris Centre just behind Manchester Museum on the University of Manchester's Oxford Road campus. Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Steve Tilston

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30 pm

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Gerry Colvin

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Folk in the Barn attendees from 2003 to 2009 will remember our regular visits from folk pop rock band ColvinQuarmby with their endearing, brilliantly eccentric front man Gerry Colvin, his hilarious and absurd observations, and witty and catchy singalong songs. Some of the most fun nights we've ever had. ColvinQuarmby as a band is sadly no more, but there is no stopping Gerry Colvin. Recently here with his 80's re-formed cowpunk skiffle duo Terry and Gerry - Gerry is back touring with a new band of musicians, including CQ's lovely fiddler, cellist and vocalist Marion Fleetwood. There are no words to accurately describe a Gerry Colvin gig, apart from different to anything else you've ever seen. Gerry is known for his ability to engage the audience right from the very start and leave them uplifted, questioning, but always grinning inside and out. A real tonic for the soul. Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Terry and Gerry recently re-formed for a tenth anniversary John Peel memorial concert. They enjoyed it so much they decided to tour, a resounding success with sellout concerts in their home town and and an invitation to tour opening for Status Quo at huge venues next April. In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's 'Pebble Mill at One'. Colvin's other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with 'The National Screen Orchestra'; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' and is now working on his next CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other'. "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. 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

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Gerry Colvin

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Folk in the Barn attendees from 2003 to 2009 will remember our regular visits from folk pop rock band ColvinQuarmby with their endearing, brilliantly eccentric front man Gerry Colvin, his hilarious and absurd observations, and witty and catchy singalong songs. Some of the most fun nights we've ever had. ColvinQuarmby as a band is sadly no more, but there is no stopping Gerry Colvin. Recently here with his 80's re-formed cowpunk skiffle duo Terry and Gerry - Gerry is back touring with a new band of musicians, including CQ's lovely fiddler, cellist and vocalist Marion Fleetwood. There are no words to accurately describe a Gerry Colvin gig, apart from different to anything else you've ever seen. Gerry is known for his ability to engage the audience right from the very start and leave them uplifted, questioning, but always grinning inside and out. A real tonic for the soul. Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Terry and Gerry recently re-formed for a tenth anniversary John Peel memorial concert. They enjoyed it so much they decided to tour, a resounding success with sellout concerts in their home town and and an invitation to tour opening for Status Quo at huge venues next April. In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's 'Pebble Mill at One'. Colvin's other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with 'The National Screen Orchestra'; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' and is now working on his next CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other'. "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. 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

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Tom Mcconville

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

Few contemporary Fiddle players can conjure a sound as diverse and thrilling as Tom McConville. As if aged like a fine whiskey, the traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland and America are fused with Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass and folk influences, and the results are timeless. Tom's playing and singing acts like a history lesson of traditional folk music and storytelling shared with an inimitable sense of humour and style.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbvqxLxx3pI http://www.martinsimpson.com/ This is a very rare intimate concert and a chance to see Martin in front of the famous washing machines. Tickets are £30 in advance and in the unlikely event of the show not being a sell out £35 on the door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We serve Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Martin There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more. Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.

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The Little Unsaid

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

The Little Unsaid is the pseudonym of John Elliott, Yorkshire-born multi-instrumentalist, producer and writer who records and performs a unique blend of folk, electronica, poetic lyricism and lavish orchestration. The 2013 album 'Dig For The Promise' was mixed and co-produced by Graeme Stewart (producer and engineer for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead). It featured acoustic arrangements entwined around electronic beats and melodies constructed from 'found sounds,' which were recorded around the streets of London. The single 'Midnight On An Island' received repeated BBC 6 radio play and was hailed by esteemed indie music blog Dots and Dashes as one of the genre's 'grandest successes thus far.' This summer saw the release of a five track EP combined with a book of poetry under the collective title 'A Filthy Hunger,' exploring themes of distorted human connection in the modern world. The music was recorded with producer/engineer Brett Shaw (Daughter, Florence and the Machine) with John writing all the parts and playing all of the instruments himself aside from the string arrangements, which were performed by regular collaborators the Southfields String Quartet. The project was crowd-funded by fans using pre-orders and exclusive offers such as limited edition artwork, remixes and private home concerts. A UK tour and return to major festivals such as Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party will follow the release. John has also written screenplays for award-winning short films, the most recent of which is titled Job and is set for release across European film festivals later this year. 'A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestrationone of the supposed genre's grandest successes thus far' Dots and Dashes 'F***ing brilliant!' Mary Guibert (Jeff Buckley's mother) 'Something of sheer beauty' Emerging Icons

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Rita Payne

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel Doors at 7:30pm

Coming to the Castle Hotel as part of their Spring 2015 European tour, Self proclaimed "Acoustic Foot-Stompers" Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, Rita Payne use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. "Doncaster's finest songwriters," were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue. They have released two albums to critical acclaim and appeared on BBC1's The Voice UK, as well as supporting the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Lucy Spraggan, and appearing on the same bills as The Beautiful South, Big Country, Bellowhead and The Animals. They were also selected by KFC to help soundtrack their new Deep South Menu online. www.thecastlehotel.info

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Jim Moray

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Shrewsbury The Hive Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

One of the most inventive artists working in traditional folk music today, hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk performers.

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Singaround

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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

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Bright Season

on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Bright Season formed in 2013 bringing together the talents of singer and guitarist Michael J Tinker, fiddle-player Ella Sprung and accordionist Simon Dumpleton. Together they perform traditional and self-penned songs and tunes, displaying their own individual gifts and combining to deliver stunning arrangements and harmonies. Included in their set are traditional ballads such as 'The House Carpenter', a cappella arrangements of 'John Ball' and the 'shape-note' song 'Africa' and also tune sets drawing on influences from European folk. This is particularly brought to the fore with Ella's Nyckelharpa. Michael J Tinker has performed and recorded with Damien O'Kane (Kate Rusby band) and Katriona Gilmore and is currently working on a collaborative project with Bella Hardy, Josienne Clarke, The Young'uns, Tom Oakes, Ian Stephenson and Jon Boden. In addition he has supported Bellowhead, Lucy Ward, Sam Carter, Maz O'Connor and many more. Ella Sprung is a fiddle player, singer and dancer. She specialises in French, Breton, and Scandinavian folk music, and performs with European folk dance band Trip the Light and folk groups Gallivant and Jack's Rake. In addition to playing the fiddle she also plays the Swedish Nyckelharpa. Simon is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed with numerous people including Kirsty Bromley and in the ceilidh band Trinculo. He has recently produced recordings for Jess and Richard Arrowsmith, Hekety, Outre Manche and the Melrose Quartet.

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Eddi Reader

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi has carved out a career over the past three decades that places her as one of the most successful musicians in the UK. Having shot to fame with British soft rock/folk band Fairground Attraction, Eddi has had a highly successful solo career and was awarded an MBE in 2006 for her services to music. Aside from her unmistakable voice, it is her ability to embed emotion deep within her songs and performances that really sets her apart from her peers. She delivers traditional tunes with the same vigour and spellbinding passion as her more contemporary songs. This gig her first performance at Cecil Sharp House will see Eddi perform much loved classics alongside songs from her Back the Dogs EP, released in October 2014.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Jon Gomm

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at Brighton Komedia Doors 7:30pm

over 14s (under 16s accompanied by adult)

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Bridie Jackson And The Arbour

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at Leeds Oporto 7.30pm - 10.30pm

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Pete Coe

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Faustus

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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Marrakesh Express

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A live performance of music from The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young: remarkable music from a remarkable time. The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. From the early Byrds classics such as Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn and 8 Miles High, to the later CSNY songs such as Guinevere, Our House, Ohio and more, the band take the audience back to a time of protest, revolution, dropping out, and making great music. This is the only show of its kind, and a truly brilliant night's entertainment. The Byrds for me are more important than the Beatles, and David Crosby is the last word in rhythm guitar playing. (John Butler -Diesel Park West, Marrakesh Express) If there are any better bands than this in Britain today I'd like to hear them. (The Evening Standard). www.myspace.com/themarrakeshexpressuk

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Newcastle Upon Tyne Fenham Public Library Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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An Acoustic Evening With Nine Below Zero's Frontmen Dennis Greaves And Mark Feltham

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their blues roots and will perform a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. These will be the first 'old style' blues shows the pair will perform in the 35 years they have been working together. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material. Dennis said we will continue to play the bigger venues with the whole band, but Mark and I are looking forward to getting up close with audiences who, like us, are fans of the blues. As well as playing the songs, it will also be nice to talk about the artists who inspired so many of the great British Blues Bands of the 1960s, who in turn went on to inspire us.

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Jon Gomm At Leaf, Liverpool

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Liverpool Leaf Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm

Thursday 26th March 2015 sees the return of Jon Gomm to Liverpool's Leaf on Bold Street as his UK tour rolls into town. Following his sold-out gig at Leaf in September 2013 this show is already set to be one of the must-see gigs of the year. Support TBC

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Sean Taylor Live At The Shop Sessions

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Sandbach The Cycle Junction Doors 7.30pm Music Starts 8.00pm

We are excited to be welcoming one of the best songwriting blues guitarists around at the moment the wonderful Sean Taylor. Sean's guitar skills alone would be worth the ticket but couple that with his poetic and captivating lyrics and it all makes this a must see Shop Session. But don't take our word for it there's plenty of people who think Sean Taylor is something special.... ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, Radio 2 ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine "Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year...Exceptional. Expect a Mercury nomination'' Love Music Hate Racism As if that's not enough the guest for this Shop Session is the wonderful Jo Bywater which is going to make this one very special evening of blues infused music..

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Blueflint

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano, electric guitar, double-bass and drums in raw, honest and beautifully-crafted songs, imbued with a strong alt folk flavour. 2012 saw Blueflint support The Proclaimers for six weeks, taking in venues such as Edinburgh's Playhouse and London's Shepherds Bush Empire. Blueflint's atmospheric and evocative performances, proved them to be a formidable live act and gained them a strong reputation and following through the UK. Blueflint have previously released two highly acclaimed albums; 'High Bright Morning,' and the much anticipated 'Maudy Tree.' After being awarded funding from Creative Scotland, autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their new album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love.) They are delighted to be releasing the album in Spring 2015 with a national tour to follow. www.blueflint.org.uk Reviews: "If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint." Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2 "...total winner. fRoots the musicianship is consistently excellent **** R2 
.a real discoveryone of my albums of the year. Folk and roots "This second album has ample evidence that their talent should be a lasting one" The Herald **** The Scotsman "Wondrous." The Daily Record *** Daily Express **** The Skinny 7/10 Americana UK

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Martha Tilston

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

FROOTS ***** "A hugely effective album, with each song presented not mearly as words to be sung and melodies to be played, but as the ties that bind - lifelines connecting family and friends, through the shifting tides of circumstance" GUARDIAN **** "an engrossing set that captures both the harshness and enchantment of maritime life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable" TELEGRAPH **** "a very assured album" FRUK "The Sea is a powerful statement of the journey that Martha has been on and is brilliantly conceived from start to finish....a beguiling record of captivating beauty" FATEA"a special album at a unique point in Martha's musical journey, a sea spell woven for our ears, an oceanic folk delight" ENGLISH DANCE & SONG "A delicate, attentive compendium of songs neatly woven together with Martha's idiosyncratic hummingbird vocals" FOLK LONDON "Nine tracks, each one a gem" MOJO "The cycle of sea songs are beautifully sung and atmospherically arranged in unusual ways" ROCK N REEL "The Sea manages to combine the potency of the traditional material with Martha's rich and sensitively nuanced interpretations" ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE "Over (the whole album), Martha's voice soars like a siren, cajoling, beautiful and unlike anything else in the folk miasma"

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Reg Meuross 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 £11/9 * 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 about this, 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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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Reg Meuross 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 £11/9 * 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 about this, 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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Sean Taylor

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 7pm Gig starts 8pm

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The Levels Collective: Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

Glasgow based musician Alasdair Roberts is an exceptional guitarist and lyricist. He is one of the most championed artists on Folk Radio UK which makes this night a very special one. He is primarily a singer, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, writer/composer of new songs and interpreter of traditional songs and ballads. Described by The Wire 'as the sound of new myths and new music being hewn from folk's stone.'

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

A very special concert to celebrate John Butcher's 65th Birthday on March 27th we present the delectable, multi award winning, LUCY WARD, a brilliant singer-songwriter from Derby. Winner of Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Nominated for Folk Singer of the Year in 2014. Providing support are PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher whose list of 'credits' include Little Johnny England, to name but one of many.

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

A very special concert to celebrate John Butcher's 65th Birthday on March 27th we present the delectable, multi award winning, LUCY WARD, a brilliant singer-songwriter from Derby. Winner of Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Nominated for Folk Singer of the Year in 2014. Providing support are PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher whose list of 'credits' include Little Johnny England, to name but one of many.

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Whiskey Dick

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Hank Wangford - With Brad Breath & Spanner Robinson

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hank Wangford and Brad Breath (Andy Roberts) are back at the Green Note joined this time by the Country stylings and sweet harmonies of newcomer Spanner Robinson. Together the three of them will sing you original heartbreakers, toetappers and scuffed jewels scraped from the underbelly of Country. And however summery it is outside Hank's fresh cut slices of life and Brad's glimpses of gloom should keep the spirits low and the misery high. Hank Wangford godfather of British Country music was indoctrinated by Gram Parsons in 1970 and has been at it ever since. As Andy Roberts, Brad has played with Scaffold, Bonzo Dog, Plainsong, Billy Connolly, Pink Floyd, Rolf Harris and many others. Spanner Robinson sings with Hank & the Lost Cowboys and look out for her with Jeremy Mendonca as powerful Americana duo Hallelujah Trails. Many of the songs will be from Hank's most recent albums "Best Foot Forward" and "Whistling In The Dark" and from his current recording project an album entirely of waltzes "Save Me The Waltz". Hank Brad & Spanner - the Peter Paul & Mary of the 21st century? "An emotional rollercoaster ride. From honkytonkin' heartbroken songs of 1950s and '60s rural America via the 1984 British miner's strike, right up to the present day. Beautifully crafted original songs full of class, wit and poignant observations. We laughed and cried - sometimes at the same time - it's a privilege to be present on nights like these." Mike Leigh "A must see and must hear for any fan of Country music and if you're not a fan you'll soon convert. The music is beautiful, the stories funny and they have great taste in cowboy gear." Carn to Cove, Cornwall

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Mary Humphreys & Anahata: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

This duo have unearthed and brought back to vivid life some rare gems of English song and dance music. Performed with consummate skill and musicianship, and a huge variety of instruments, their repertoire has a particular emphasis on the East Anglian region in which they live. Mary sings, mostly in English but occasionally in her native Welsh, and plays concertina and banjo, whilst Anahata accompanies with melodeons, concertina or cello, as well as jointly playing tunes that almost require you to dance! With five CDs under their belts, they are continually busy at festivals and folk clubs throughout the land, with concert performances, workshops and presentations, as well as playing for local Molly Dance groups. They also play in no less than four different ceilidh (barn dance) bands! As one event organiser said, Stunning musicianship, great songs very well sung and an infectious stage presence.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

Two years ago this duo won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Ciaran, then 16, rather endearingly thanked his teacher for letting him have the time off school to collect the award. Since then its been a remarkable couple of years; a cricitically acclaimed debut album, winning the Horizon Award at the Radio 2 Folk awards 2014 at the Albert Hall and playing a whole series of festivals including Cambridge and Cropredy and continuing to tour folk clubs whilst finding time to maintain their educational studies and release their second album. We have seen them a couple of times this year and been really impressed, they just keep better & we are really pleased they are coming to Hepworth.

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Larry Miller

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Sandwich St Mary's Church Doors 7pm

Larry returns to St Mary's Arts centre after his sensational performance in 2014. His reputation as one of the UK's best Blues Rock Guitarists is undoubted with the Guardian calling him 'A Blues rock powerhouse'. If you love the likes of Rory Gallagher, Hendrix, Alvin Lee etc you'll LOVE seeing Larry Miller!

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Lucy Ward

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

2012 BBC Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) 2014 BBC Nominee for Folk Singer of the Year 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 winning the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury 2013 and the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2014. Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly (Navigator Records 2011) was met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent' and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. Lucy's second album "Single Flame" was released by Navigator Records August 2013 also met with widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, "mature and unflinching" and the Guardian awarded it 4 stars and said the album was "Impressive and original". Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national folk magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; "One of the albums of the year for sure." "Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted. Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Lucy has become a consummate performer and songwriter wowing audiences wherever she plays. A magical setting for live music, Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, please bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses, large car park opposite.

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Domenic Decicco

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Domenic is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer/producer who has travelled the world sharing his music as a solo artist and as co-founder/lead vocalist of the innovative acoustic roots band Praying for the Rain. Musician magazine calls him, a deeply soulful and compelling musician and storyteller who brings a rich, uncluttered quality to his music that fills his songs with evocative imagery and lyrical narrative. Net Rhythms magazine says "mature and eloquent, intimate, passionate and with haunting performances... quietly stunning" He has toured throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, Japan and the Middle East and has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad and Stainsby and at London's Union Chapel and South Bank. His work with Praying for the Rain, who are known for their dynamic and compelling live performances, blends contemporary folk, Celtic and world music with irresistible rhythms, memorable melodies, beautifully crafted vocals and inspired musicianship. Their music brings to mind a modern blend of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Robert Plant, to Fleet Foxes and Peter Gabriel, creating a truly uplifting experience. just can't stop the potency of their music and the uncanny enchantment it spreads amongst all of us who have been fortunate enough to hear the music and follow their journey. Max Reinhardt BBC 3 Late Junction Sharing with other cultures has made its way into many aspects of Domenic's singing, writing and music. Through the language of music and his study of sound, he has come to a broader understanding of the world around him. Originally from Canada with Italian heritage, after many years living in London, now makes his home in Somerset. This special performance at the Chapel Arts Centre will celebrate the release of the new album, Seeds of Evergreen and will feature songs from the CD as well as music from his previous releases and a selection of Praying for the Rain material. Domenic will be joined by a list of celebrated musicians including: Chris Hurn - cello, Tom Pepler - drums, Paul Sax - violin, Delagh King - vocals, Richard Kennedy - vocals, Mal Darwen - bass, vocals, Amanda Easton - vocals, percussion, Vince DeCicco - accordion. Expect an exhilarating night of high energy, movement and wonderfully engaging songs. Seeds of Evergreen - the new album Domenic releases his 3rd solo album. The themes are touching in their purity and convey a sense of honesty and vulnerability that draws the listener in from the start. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Domenic defies any easy label. The collection of songs stir in their own sensibilities and haunting melodies, crossing between contemporary acoustic folk, touches of roots and world music, and even his flavour of country and jazz. His wealth of musical styles and smooth and expressive voice are all skillfully blended into a seamless flow of music from the heart that absorbs the listener entirely into the narratives of each piece. He has a chameleon voice, sometimes rough and husky, sometimes sweet and clear. There are fleeting glimpses of Dylan and Paul Simon in his delivery; his voice is strong and true, capable of passion and drama as well as gentleness. Folking.com "Packed full of well-crafted songs and beautifully played throughout, so if the idea of an easygoing, rootsy album perfect for a Sunday morning appeals, you won't do much better than Seeds Of Evergreen". Martin Dowsing Rock n Reel

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The Jaywalkers

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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Martha Tilston

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

MARTHA TILSTON Martha Tilston has carved her niche in the English folk scene with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. GUARDIAN It's always a joy to hear from her to my mind she's one of the most underrated voices on the UK folk and roots scene. R2 Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. So much so that she thinks of song writing as the coat she wears on the journey, not the destination she is travelling to. It has taken her to many interesting places; opening the acoustic stage at Glastonbury; touring the far reaches of the globe; gaining a BBC nomination for best new-comer at the folk awards; recording and releasing several of her own albums, being a guest vocalist for zero 7, and meeting and playing with some of the world's most inspiring musicians. Her new album 'The Sea' was released to critical acclaim on Oct 6th 2014 and it really is a box of treasures. Recorded by the sea at Prussia Cove, and in Tilston's Cornish home, it features quite a few guest appearances from members of Martha's family. I've always had it in mind to make a traditional album says singer and contemporary songwriter Martha Tilston. Singing trad songs is what I grew up with, not just from my father (Steve Tilston) and step mother (Maggie Boyle) but also on my stepfather's side of the family with its Geordie heritage (her stepfather is Frank Whately and uncle Kevin Whately, the actor known for his iconic roles in such beloved TV series as 'Lewis' and 'Morse'). Among the family friends of her childhood was the legendary Bert Jansch (and Martha includes 'Black Waterside' as a nod to his influence and presence in her work). 'The Sea' is a brand new album of traditional songs about the sea and the stories of those whose lives are intertwined with and guided by contact with it. Each song has one of the above‐mentioned family members, plus brother Joe Tilston and friends, singing or playing with Martha. The end result is music that is captivating, beautiful and as much a joy to listen to as it, undoubtedly, was to make. Traditional folk songs about the sea, collected, sung and played by Martha with family and friends; a personal and family testimony to the power of song and traditions forged by kith and kin. If there was any justice, Martha Tilston would be enshrined as a national treasure; everything she touches she manages to imbue with a fragile beauty that can bring tears to your eyes. ACOUSTIC The cycle of sea songs are beautifully sung and atmospherically arranged in unusual ways MOJO www.marthatilston.co.uk Tickets £20 in advance or £23 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 in advance £15 on the door One of the most exciting acts on the contemporary folk scene today; Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it's their own boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine. Their new album The Hum, produced by Mercury nominated Gerry Diver has already been hailed as one of the albums of the year, with a Guardian feature, extensive airplay and live sessions on Radio 2, Radio 4's Woman's Hour and 6 Music. After listening to The Hum, the duo received a personal invite from Billy Bragg to perform on his Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury. They have the originality and skill to invite comparison with the folk scene's most celebrated North American harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart. They sold out and blew the roof off the Black Robin at their first visit to Folk in the Barn in 2013 so glad to have them back, this time in the Barn where more people can come and see how special this duo is. ***** 'Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine' Guardian 'I LOVE the new album.' Lauren Laverne, 6 Music 'Excellent' **** Songlines Top of the World Album 'Remarkable. Surely one of the albums of the year.' **** Guardian 'Remarkablechallenging, innovative and often moving' **** Irish Times 'Defiant, robust, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Boldly defiant and sharply individual. One of British Folk's mightiest combinations' **** MOJO Folk Album of the Month Interesting songs; unusual, always very deep, and they've always got a little quirk to them. MIKE HARDING Blessed with sensitivity, coupled with a great sense of humour, Belinda and Heidi write creatively, expressing new ideas both lyrically and musically in a beautiful way. NIC JONES

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Tubular Bells For Solo Piano Dave Sanderson

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

A unique opportunity to hear Mike Oldfield's classic 1973 instrumental album 'Tubular Bells' live when stripped bare of its glockenspiels, organs and 'two slightly distorted guitars' then faithfully re-constructed as a solo piano piece. From the haunting introductory motif of Part One right through to the concluding Sailor's Hornpipe of Part Two, Dave Sanderson performs his own piano version of Oldfield's groundbreaking prog-rock epic live; journeying from one melody, riff and texture to the next with only his two hands, one instrument and no pre-recorded loops or backing tracks. Exeter-based Dave Sanderson (An Evening Without James Taylor, Mr Food from BBC's Steve Wright In The Afternoon) is delighted to be returning to the Cygnet Theatre with this new solo live project which, as well as 'Tubular Bells', will also include a selection of his own original piano pieces.

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Tubular Bells For Solo Piano Dave Sanderson

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

A unique opportunity to hear Mike Oldfield's classic 1973 instrumental album 'Tubular Bells' live when stripped bare of its glockenspiels, organs and 'two slightly distorted guitars' then faithfully re-constructed as a solo piano piece. From the haunting introductory motif of Part One right through to the concluding Sailor's Hornpipe of Part Two, Dave Sanderson performs his own piano version of Oldfield's groundbreaking prog-rock epic live; journeying from one melody, riff and texture to the next with only his two hands, one instrument and no pre-recorded loops or backing tracks. Exeter-based Dave Sanderson (An Evening Without James Taylor, Mr Food from BBC's Steve Wright In The Afternoon) is delighted to be returning to the Cygnet Theatre with this new solo live project which, as well as 'Tubular Bells', will also include a selection of his own original piano pieces.

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Awna Teixeira

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Lewes Elephant and Castle Doors 7.30pm

A firm Union favourite, having gigged with us for the past four years either with her band Po'Girl or solo. We love Awna's music with all it's international influences. Her voice and playing are unique to her and we are honoured to bring her back to Lewes again. Danni Nicholls has been a Union friend even longer than Awna, playing one of our first ever in-stores - she will be fresh back from Nashville after recording her second full length album over there.

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Josienne Clark & Ben Walker

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Josienne and Ben's second album, 'Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour' has been one of the most anticipated releases of the year and has already garnered critical praise from all sides. We confidently assert that this will be one of the hottest tickets of 2015, with the duo accompanied by a full string section! Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham. It was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they resolutely forged their own path through traditional music, with critical recognition soon following: the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Award for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Award for Best Duo. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. In 2013 their debut release on Navigator Records - Fire and Fortune - reached No.1 on the Amazon folk chart within three months, garnered rave reviews and a constellation of stars across the board, and brought them coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo in 2014. 'It's an album wreathed in surprises and I love it lots and lots- Colin Irwin, fRoots Magazine ***** 'Thoroughly remarkable and unique' - Maverick ***** " 'Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 folk show

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo

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Andy Cutting

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2009 and 2011): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship.

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Ian Siegal

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Rachel Hamer Band

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

The Rachel Hamer Band are a folk band based in Newcastle. Its four members came together in 2013 over a shared love of music and song. They perform an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary songs. Rachel Hamer is from North East England and has grown up surrounded by folk music, folk clubs and festivals. She has been influenced by the best singers in the tradition but retains her own unique powerful singing style. Grace Smith is a fiddle player, clog dancer and singer from Teesside. She has grown up with folk clubs and Folkworks events, playing festivals and gigs. She is now a student on the Folk and Traditional Music degree in Newcastle as well as doing lots of performing and teaching. Graeme Armstrong from Jedburgh is a fine guitarist steeped in the Scottish tradition. Sam Partridge from Glossop plays an eclectic array of musical instruments including flute, whistle, harmonium, keyboards and, on occasion, the bassoon. Listen to The Rachel Hamer Band perform “Wreck of the Dandenong” and “The Pitman’s Courtship”.

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

When Ben played for The Haven Club last year he had us totally in awe of his musicianship - what a show! Since then he has brought out a highly successful album recorded at Bluesfest at the Albert Hall and continued his rapidly rising musical journey in his own right as well as supporting Matt Schofield on his annual UK tour. Check him out on www.benpooleband.com Here are a few accolades: Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence. Ben Poole: the next Joe Bonamassa? -'Total Guitar' magazine A fleet fingered and talented newcomer to the British blues scene. His playing may be ferocious but he rarely sacrifices precision for it. His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch. -'Guitarist' Magazine Very good. A really fresh sound and style! -Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2) Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! -Guthrie Govan

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

When Ben played for The Haven Club last year he had us totally in awe of his musicianship - what a show! Since then he has brought out a highly successful album recorded at Bluesfest at the Albert Hall and continued his rapidly rising musical journey in his own right as well as supporting Matt Schofield on his annual UK tour. Check him out on www.benpooleband.com Here are a few accolades: Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence. Ben Poole: the next Joe Bonamassa? -'Total Guitar' magazine A fleet fingered and talented newcomer to the British blues scene. His playing may be ferocious but he rarely sacrifices precision for it. His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch. -'Guitarist' Magazine Very good. A really fresh sound and style! -Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2) Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! -Guthrie Govan

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The Tom Kitching Band

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

The Tom Kitching Band presents 'Interloper' Shaped by an increasing and hugely varied raft of influences, English music is evolving faster than ever. This album seeks to define the state of the tradition. What are the new English tunes? What influences them? How do they fit in the continuum of English music? Working with musicians from outside English music, Tom Kitching has pressed the reset button. Defining English music as anything written by an English musician, regardless of style, Interloper sets the English tradition at the heart of a web of traditions across time and territory. Contemporary and broad based, Interloper captures an English tradition that is open to the world, confident, and comfortable with the journey.

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Reg Meuross And Jess Vincent

on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 at Masham Town Hall 7.30pm

Introduced onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall by Mike Harding as "one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced", Reg Meuross brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs. He performs with humour and depth, and sings with the voice of an angel. When Reg heard Jess Vincent perform at a festival three years ago, he was immediately struck by her distinctive voice and her songwriting, which reminded him of his own. Reg has since produced both Jess's albums, and they have co-written songs as well as often backing each other live and on recordings. Reg's and Jess's voices, lyric writing and musicianship combine enchantingly - with guitar, dulcimer, shruti box and baritone ukulele. They are authentic and captivating, and not to be missed.

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Barluath

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Kimmie Rhodes

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kimmie Rhodes: The soul of a poet and the voice of an angel. - Rodney Crowell Kimmie has the voice of a beautiful child coming from an old soul. She touches us where the better angels of our nature dwell, and I believe we need that now more than ever. If you haven't before, do yourself a favor and bring her into your listening life. - Emmylou Harris Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. Kimmie's multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. A creative and prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo CDs, written and produced three musical plays and a catalogue of hundreds of songs, and published a novella/cookbook. Kimmie is currently serving as an associate producer for a documentary, 'They Called Us Outlaws' to be presented by the Country Music Hall Of Fame In Nashville, TN., a trilogy of feature length films to be dedicated in memory of Joe Gracey and Waylon Jennings, produced and directed by Eric Geadelman. Kimmie is producing radio documentary/music programming for her show 'Radio Dreams', which focuses on the history and musicology of American roots music and artists. She is also starring with Jaston Williams and Joe Ely in a thearical production, 'Is There Life After Lubbock' and completing a book of memoirs, 'Radio Dreams.' Kimmie is currently writing and recording a new CD of all new original songs titled "Cowgirl Boudior", which is scheduled for release in early spring of 2015 with a European tour to follow.

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Imogen Gunner

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

".....great folk fiddling and tasty arrangements..." - Ben Davis, Basquiat Strings "...a sublimely talented and adventurous composer and musician... John O' Regan (Irish Music Magazine) "Highly recommended! - Time Out (London) Drawing on a unique blend of original and traditional instrumental music from England, Ireland, Scotland and beyond, Imogen Gunner has been described as An exceptional musician and a superb interpreter of traditional music from these Isles.. Sean McGee (Rock 'n' Reel). With a winning combination of energy, verve, originality and instrumental prowess, plus more than a touch of musical magic, Imogen Gunner and the Imoband's captivating live performances never fail to leave their audiences spellbound. Imogen's performance career started on the UK folk and European festival circuit. Much hopping over and back across the Irish Sea ensued, and continues still. Since those early days, Imogen has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians, and has gone on to win the Irish Student Music Awards, and was a finalist in the Gradham Ceol Traditional Music Awards. She has performed internationally at major festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, SXSW (Texas), L'Orient (Brittany), Dranouter (Belgium) and the Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scotland).

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 7.30pm and Show Start at 8pm

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. Now the timing is right for a return to form from the Dartmoor based couple. Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Sean Lakeman Whether on stage or in the studio Sean Lakeman is a tour-de-force of modern folk music. As the eldest of the 3 'Lakeman Brothers', Sean was raised on Dartmoor and has played the guitar since the age of six. He was recognized at an early age as one of the most promising guitarists around. Sean learned his trade and travelled the world for a decade with folkpopsters 'Equation', he then famously went on to orchestrate the sound of his little brother 'Seth', producing his most successful albums, garnering many awards, a wall full of gold and silver records and a top ten hit album along the way. As a member of Seth's live touring band Sean has played at the highest level, breaking down boundaries and and winning over legions of music fans with a commitment and energy seldom seen from a folk band. Sean excels when working within a band, and his services have been called upon by many other leading artists and groups. As well as producing all 3 Kathryn and Sean albums to date his production credits include some of the biggest names in British folk and folk-rock , including Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Rev Hammer and Show of Hands. Kathryn Roberts A lauded singer, one of the finest of her generation, Kathryn is held in the highest regard by peers and music fans alike. Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley, Kathryn has simply sung since she could speak. Her musical parents took great delight in introducing her to many types of music including a regular summer trawl of folk festivals. This engendered a life long love of traditional song and also introduced her to some of the finest young talent on the British folk scene. An early duo career with fellow Barnsleyite Kate Rusby led to much critical acclaim and an award winning album. This partnership led swiftly to the teaming up with 3 brothers from West Devon and the folk pop band 'Equation' was born. Many years fronting the band saw Kathryn grace exotic stages all over the world, 5 years of which were spent almost exclusively in the U.S. Her relationship with Sean Lakeman flourished both personally and musically, and after a decade of relentless touring the two decided to return to their English roots and gig as an acoustic duo. Two albums and several tours of UK folk clubs swiftly cemented a formidable reputation. Now after a few years of proud motherhood she feels ready to return to the place she belongs, singing at the front of a stage.

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The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at London The Borderline Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:00pm

Featuring Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts This new collective brings together four of the finest, award winning musicians on the UK folk scene and delves into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest. Each singer airs lesser-known gems from their traditional repertoire with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. With a bold, improvisatory approach, their common focus is to capture the raw edges and fleeting magic of ballads, with storytelling taking centre stage. Emily and Alasdair are both known for their original, folklore-influenced songwriting, and, often finding themselves on the same bills they struck up a musical friendship, sharing stages and collaborating on each others albums. Lucy and Rachel are both bewitching solo artists in their own right as well as being sought-after session players and long-time collaborators with Emily Portman in her trio. Alasdair Roberts is a critically-acclaimed musician (primarily a singer, guitarist, writer/composer of songs and interpreter of traditional ballads) raised in rural Perthshire and now based in Glasgow, Scotland. Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player originating from Glastonbury and hailed 'one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences' (Uncut). Rachel Newton, singer,harpist and fiddle player with The Shee and The Emily Portman Trio, is a highly sought-after musician, known for her prowess on both the acoustic and the electric harp and her singing in both Gaelic and English. Lucy Farrell began lulling the folk scene with her rich and honeyed voice when she left her Kent home to study the Folk and Traditional Music course in Newcastle in 2004.

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Notts Alliance

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

An unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing. The group called into Acorn during our 12th season, and everyone enjoyed their set, so we have booked them. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today's songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

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Notts Alliance

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

An unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing. The group called into Acorn during our 12th season, and everyone enjoyed their set, so we have booked them. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today's songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

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Stefan Grossman

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Known to many an aspiring guitarist for his tutorial books, CDs and DVDs, Stefan Grossman began his own studies aged 15 at the feet of bluesman Rev.Gary Davis. Since then he has played with many of the biggest names in business, and has never stopped learning, teaching, recording and performing all over the world. This is a rare chance to catch one of the world's greatest acoustic blues, fingerpicking and ragtime guitarists. Don't miss it! Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Stefan Grossman

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Known to many an aspiring guitarist for his tutorial books, CDs and DVDs, Stefan Grossman began his own studies aged 15 at the feet of bluesman Rev.Gary Davis. Since then he has played with many of the biggest names in business, and has never stopped learning, teaching, recording and performing all over the world. This is a rare chance to catch one of the world's greatest acoustic blues, fingerpicking and ragtime guitarists. Don't miss it! Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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2014 Bbc Folk Awards Best Duo Winners - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open: 7:15pm.

A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with! Recently described as Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo (Seth Lakeman), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are on of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk / roots/ acoustic scene in recent years - a journey that resulted in their winning the Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Phil and Hannah play songs and tunes on Dobro, fiddle, harmonica that are textured, hypnotic and utterly captivating. Phillip Henry is a master craftsman on the slide-guitar and harmonica and has a fine, clear voicehe is one of the most extraordinary musicians around. (Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands) The bands much anticipated 2nd album release, Mynd proved to be an extraordinary piece of work that attracted wide acclaim from both the public and their colleagues in the music industry, and led to their award as Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards. What The Critics Are Saying: On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years (Mike Harding) Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original (Robin Deneslow, The Guardian) An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat (Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph) Eloquent performers - a musical success story (Fiona Tarkington, BBC Radio 3)

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Fleetwood Bac

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Otford Village Memorial Hall 8.00pm

The Trustees are delighted to announce that Fleetwood Bac will be appearing at Otford Village Memorial Hall on Saturday 5th April 2015. Fleetwood Bac were the world's first and are regarded as the UK's most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, raved about by Peter Green's biographer, and were the First Fleetwood Mac tribute band to fully replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick "Rumours" line-up.

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Red Moon Road @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Parking Available Tickets £8.00 in Advance £10.00 on the Door www.wychwoodfolkclub.com

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Hothouse Festival 2015

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 12 noon till 11pm

One-day, indoor acoustic folk-roots festival for the next generation. Showcasing the finest young talent on the UK scene plus names from the South West too. In the 'Hogwarts' setting of Halsway Manor! Confirmed for 2015: Sam Kelly Band Tom Kitching Band The Elephant Sessions The Magic Lantern Hattie Briggs Jess McAllister Natalie Holmes Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth Plus: Open Mic Competition, Silent Disco

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Hothouse Festival 2015

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 12 noon till 11pm

One-day, indoor acoustic folk-roots festival for the next generation. Showcasing the finest young talent on the UK scene plus names from the South West too. In the 'Hogwarts' setting of Halsway Manor! Confirmed for 2015: Sam Kelly Band Tom Kitching Band The Elephant Sessions The Magic Lantern Hattie Briggs Jess McAllister Natalie Holmes Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth Plus: Open Mic Competition, Silent Disco

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Dan Walsh - London Cd Launch

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

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 tour of New Zealand still to come. 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 will be joining the award winning Urban Folk Quartet at the end of the year. He also regularly performs with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson as well as a forthcoming tour with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and recent Canadian tour with 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.

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Mcneill & Heys Plus Laura James

on Tue, 7 Apr 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7pm)

Jack and Charlie return to the cosy setting of the Kitchen Garden with new songs and their most recent album Any Other Morning, "a work of profound and mysterious beauty" (Folk Radio UK). They will be supported by wonderful Cumbrian songwriter Laura James, "This is gorgeous" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2). "Their confidence in exploring and elegantly attuning the elemental in nature and humanity is now so profound as to mark them out as very special and original indeed" (The Living Tradition)

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Andy Irvine

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

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Blue Rose Code

on Wed, 8 Apr 2015 at Leicester The Crumblin' Cookie 8pm

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Bright Season.

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.30pm

Described by Mojo magazine as "Brit Folk's most vibrant and forthright new, young talent," Lucy Ward's career has gone from strength to strength since the release of her debut album in 2011. Now well established as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, 24 year old Lucy has already won the Horizon Award and been nominated for the prestigious Folk Singer Of The Year at the BBC Radio Folk Awards. She can also count amongst her fans BBC Radio presenter Mark Radcliffe, who describes her song-writing as "mature and unflinching." This promises to be an evening not to be missed.

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Stefan Grossman

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

A man with an amazing career who has learned from and played with some of the greats spanning the history of the blues, Stefan Grossman has also opened the door for countless musicians to explore and enjoy playing and sharing in the music he loves. A genuine master of the guitar and an ace interpreter of the genre this is a rare opportunity to see him in action. Support comes from political and pertinent local performer, the wonderful Chrystine Supermoon!

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Stefan Grossman

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

A man with an amazing career who has learned from and played with some of the greats spanning the history of the blues, Stefan Grossman has also opened the door for countless musicians to explore and enjoy playing and sharing in the music he loves. A genuine master of the guitar and an ace interpreter of the genre this is a rare opportunity to see him in action. Support comes from political and pertinent local performer, the wonderful Chrystine Supermoon!

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Kris Delmhorst

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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The Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. His love of traditional tunes and American country rock led to the Phil Beer Band who deliver a unique blend of 'folk and roll' drawn from an eclectic variety of sources. The band comprises six musicians each with musical careers in their own right, including guitarist and singer Emily Slade and melodeonist and tunesmith Gareth Turner, known for his energy-fuelled performances with Little Johnny England. Nick Quarmby (Colvin Quarmby) on bass, Steve Crickett on drums and Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog MaCree) on fiddle complete the line-up. Phil's instrumental skills on acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and mandolin are well documented and have been utilized by countless artists over the years, including The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. He was for many years lead guitarist and singer with the Albion band and co-wrote many of their songs. He has also made forays into film and television music as well as finding time to produce albums for other musicians. Described by The Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, 'feel-good' and leavened with a good helping of humour. One not to be missed!

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The Askew Sisters

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Emily and Hazel were first booked at the club in 2008 and have been coming back regularly ever since. In that time they have established themselves amongst the vanguard of the new wave of young interpreters of English traditional music with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, making them firm favourites at the club. From rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads, their playing always guarantees to engage and inspire those who hear. They've spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London's National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. 2014 saw the release of their third album, "In the Air or the Earth", to critical acclaim and Hazel recently won Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards. "What the Askew Sisters do so well is tell the story and allow their musical accompaniment to help that story-telling along." English Dance & Song magazine

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The Askew Sisters

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Emily and Hazel were first booked at the club in 2008 and have been coming back regularly ever since. In that time they have established themselves amongst the vanguard of the new wave of young interpreters of English traditional music with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, making them firm favourites at the club. From rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads, their playing always guarantees to engage and inspire those who hear. They've spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London's National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. 2014 saw the release of their third album, "In the Air or the Earth", to critical acclaim and Hazel recently won Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards. "What the Askew Sisters do so well is tell the story and allow their musical accompaniment to help that story-telling along." English Dance & Song magazine

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Ferocious Dog

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors 7.30pm / First Band 8.00pm

A smash up if ever there was one, Ferocious Dog bring the very best in Irish folk rock with the ultimate twist of Punk to this prominent venue. The Pogues v Levellers but better !! Doors 7.30pm / First Band 8.00pm

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Fred's House

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Exceptional debut album... a band capable of scaling considerable heights. **** R2 Magazine A combination of excellence and solid potential terrific! **** Maverick Magazine Fred's House are an award winning band based in Cambridge. Mixing elements of Folk, Blues, Country, Classic Rock and West Coast with a definite vintage feel to their music, echoing the 70's but creating a fresh new sound that is very much part of now. Their songs feature the vocals of real-life couple and song-writing duo Griff Jameson and Vikki Gavin, who voices blend to create a beautiful and powerful sound. Enriched with a third part harmony from bassist Gafyn Jameson (Griff's brother), virtuosic lead guitar playing from Lachlan Golder, who is also one of the band's song-writers, and completing the line-up is Paul Richards, aka 'The Happiest Drummer', a fantastic percussionist playing full drum kit or conga and cajon. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Civil Wars, and C.S.N.Y. The five piece have racked up over 300 gigs in the past 4 years and rapidly gaining a strong following and reputation for their outstanding live shows across the UK. Fred's House also recently scooped two awards at the Annual NMG Awards 2013 (Eastern Counties); 'Best Folk/Roots Band' and 'Audience Choice Award' as voted for by the public. Their fans or 'Housemates' claim their music is addictive and come to show after show. They released their much anticipated debut album Bonnie and Clyde to critical acclaim, including For Folk Sake's 'Track of the Day', 'exceptional debut album' from R2 Magazine and 'excellent debut' from Maverick Magazine, 'grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. Fred's House have become a regular fixture on the UK festival scene including appearances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Secret Garden Party, Acoustic Festival of Britain and Bestival. The band have been main support for the likes of Eddi Reader, The Wonderstuff, Lucy Rose and many more. They have received national airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Wales as well as recently having live sessions on BBC Introducing. They have also had their music featured on Channel 4's Hollyoaks and as an Ident for BBC Radio to promote the Buskers Festival. Fred's House debut album Bonnie & Clyde was released 21st April 2014 which was recorded and produced by Neil 'Bugs' Rogers at Half Ton Studios. The band recently won some free recording in a national competition for BandApp to record their track Face in the Water which you can download for free from their website. www.fredshousemusic.co.uk

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Winter Wilson

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 have just been getting better and better.

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 have just been getting better and better.

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Dick Gaughan

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) Bar and snacks available at St Stephens Dick Gaughan has been at the cutting edge of Scottish music for over 4 decades. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, musical director, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, he's been there, done it. A full list of his musical collaborations would run to several pages and the huge range of diverse musicians he has played and sung with, both live and recorded, over the years reads like some manically eclectic Who's Who of the worlds of Celtic, Folk, Blues, Rock, Country and way beyond - Scottish Opera, 7:84 Theatre, Billy Bragg, Emmylou Harris, Tom Paxton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Sean McGuire, Deacon Blue, Dan Crary, Alex Campbell, Maya Angelou, The Dubliners, Loudon Wainwright III, Holly Near, Ken Hyder, Dundee Rep Dance Company ... the list just goes on and on ... and on and on ... he's even step-danced a duet onstage with Cherish the Ladies' Joannie Madden. Throughout his various incarnations as a member of Boys of the Lough, Five Hand Reel and Clan Alba, in occasional duos with Aly Bain, Andy Irvine, Johnny Cunningham, Brian McNeill and Allan Taylor, and as one of the hardest-working solo performers in any area of music, Dick Gaughan's work has consistently been innovative and challenging

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Tribute To Jj Cale - Steve Morrison All Stars

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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Blue Rose Code

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Andy Irvine

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Andy Irvine is, they say, Woody Guthrie's representative on Earth. He would regard that as the ultimate compliment. The great Irish singer who was inspired by the American folk legend has achieved legendary status himself - renowned the world over as a brilliant song-writer and bouzouki maestro. Another Kalamazoo favourite, Dick Gaughan calls Irvine "a genius of a musician - an inspiration to all of us. What more can anyone ask?" Si Kahn US songwriter and civil rights activist says "He has a philosopher's ears and a prophet's passionate voice - he is a stunning songwriter and instrumentalist." Irvine's amazing 50-year career has taken in many bands and collaborations -from Sweeney's Men to Planxty, Patrick Street and Mosaik. Tonight at the Kalamazoo it'll be just him and his bouzoukis. What more can anyone ask?

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Mike Silver

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

The great songwriter is back in Bournemouth

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Mike Silver

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

The great songwriter is back in Bournemouth

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Red Moon Road

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Another TLR Youtube discovery brought to you all the way from Winnipeg, Canada! Masterful story telling. Haunting three part harmonies. Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Delay pedals and a beat up bass drum. A lush and lively take on modern roots. Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road came into its own on the trails between coast and coast. All credit goes to the chemistry, and to the magic that happens when the Winnipeg band's two Daniels - jazz-trained Daniel Jordan and bilingual prog-rock vet Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner - strum up the strings to support twilight-voiced singer Sheena Rattai. From living rooms to folk fest stages, the three have charmed fans from coast to coast with their lush and lively take on modern roots, peppered always by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies and masterfully told stories. As you can hear on their brand-new EP "Tales from the Whiteshell" or their acclaimed eponymous debut album, it's all sort of rich and warm and deeply familiar, like a campfire crackling wherever the microphones stand: even if it's your first time in the audience, you come as a friend of this band.

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Nick Dow

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Mainly traditional songs and a welcome return after decades for this singer with a strong guitar style and a warm, mellow, lived-in voice.

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Katie Spencer

on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 6.30 for 8pm start.

Whilst very busy getting herself known around the East Yorkshire live music scene Katie has appeared at the Pea a couple of times before being offered this headlining spot. She taught herself to play guitar within the past three years or so and is developing a very distinctive style of performing her own material. Katie is very much one to keep an eye on for the future. Note that because of Bank Holiday this event is on the SECOND Monday in April.

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Crh Music Presents Scott H Biram

on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Fiona Hunter And Mike Vass

on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:15

After nearly a decade as vocalist and cellist of award-winning folk band Malinky, Fiona Hunter is stepping out as a solo artist and gaining a deserved reputation as one of the finest young singers on the Scottish folk music scene today, with her fresh interpretations of songs of her native Glasgow and of the Scottish Travellers. Warm vocals and sensitive instrumentals arrangements highlight the passion and natural ability to inhabit her material that sets her apart. Nominated Scots Singer of the Year at the 2013 Scots Trad Music Awards, her debut solo album has received much attention, described by Mike Harding as 'absolutely superb'. She will be joined by Malinky bandmate and 2012 Composer of the Year Mike Vass.

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Larkin Poe

on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Larkin Poe experienced the "whirlwind craziness" of its initial success, which peaked when The Observer named the band "best discovery of Glastonbury," getting mentioned alongside two all-American mainstays. "In the paper, we were right in between Jack White and Dolly Parton," pointed out Rebecca, the brunette lead singer and multi-instrumentalist (electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, keys, violin) who lives in Atlanta and enjoys making music "that just feels bad-ass." Violins and mandolins have been laid down in favour of slick electric guitars, their snappy vignettes of tough love bristling with a Seventies classic pop rock sheen of sinuous riffs, snappy handclaps and cheeky call and response vocals." The Telegraph "The sisters share an infatuation with roots sounds, frequently incorporating traditional song structures and instruments like the mandolin and Dobro into their music, but they also boast strong pop instincts." Entertainment Weekly "On 'KIN', Larkin Poe have brought together a heady brew of styles and stories and created something unique - all held together by the siblings' sumptuous harmonies." Songwriting Magazine "It's been an extraordinary few years for females in music - but we've seen a production line of generic and bland Adele or Amy Winehouse wannabes. Even America has been guilty of producing vanilla singers, whereas 'KIN' is refreshingly bold. As distant relations to Edgar Allen Poe, Larkin Poe have creativity and imagination in their blood. 'KIN' finds them channeling that better than ever before. One of the records of 2014." Music News "...This album is the first day of the rest of their successful lives." No Depression "Jesse is a startling and powerful story from their family history, while Overachiever is a thoughtful, finely sung, piano-backed ballad." The Guardian

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Crh Music Presents Larkin Poe

on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Andy Irvine

on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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T. G. Elias

on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Manchester based singer songwriter T.G Elias is a prolific writer and performer whose distinctive, subtle and powerful voice holds audiences spellbound with his mesmerizing live shows. Drawing from Gospel, Country and Blues, Elias pairs timeless melodies with candid tales and life stories, served up with a searing lyrical bite and an understated raw emotion. He has recently finished recording his third album, Tyrone The Gun in Nashville, Tennessee, due to be released early 2015 "Wonderful, Heartfelt Music" Bob Harris "A talent as big as the sky" - R2 Magazine www.tgelias.com Support from Sadie Jemmett (www.sadiejemmett.com)

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Larkin Poe

on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The swampadelic soul sisters from Atlanta return to Birmingham having played more dates in the USA supporting & performing with Elvis Costello & Kristian Bush (Sugarland). When you attend a Larkin Poe concert, it is impossible not to see and hear that these sisters have soul and musical prowess well beyond their years. At 22 and 24 respectively, Rebecca & Megan Lovell are charismatic performers, experienced songwriters, and accomplished musicians. Featuring tight vocal harmonies and dizzying instrumental riffs, the music of Larkin Poe ranges from Folk-Rock to Acoustic R&B, from grooving Jam Band to delicate singer-songwriter. With a seemingly inexhaustible fount of creativity and passion, Larkin Poe hit the road running in January 2010 and in less than two years had already released 5 studio projects of all-original music, become a regular fixture on radio charts across Europe, and acted as the backing band for Elvis Costello on his international tours! Larkin Poe continues its high-energy invasion of the folk music scene, captivating audiences around the world with their insightful lyrics, magnetic presence, and dazzling instrumental virtuosity. Already gifted as instrumentalists they have a head start on the rest of us with the unique power and beauty of sibling harmony in their vocal blend (Elvis Costello). With the Dixie Chicks on sabbatical, this could be Larkin Poe's season in the sun. (Neil Spencer, The Observer). Please note that this is an ALL STANDING show at The Hare and Hounds, York Road, Kings Heath.

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"steve Knightley" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Doors 7-30pm, Start time 8pm

This is STEVE'S very successful "Grow your own gig" tour that will feature him performing completely solo and bringing his superb array of contemporary and traditional songs and music. All folk music enthusiasts will know that Steve is the front man of the fantastic Show of Hands trio with Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes. He has played the club before solo in February 2013. It was a sell out concert and it is sure to be again. So please book early.

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Boo Hewerdine & Kris Drever

on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A gig featuring two of the UK's most prominent and in-demand guitarists and songwriters, as the duo bring their first ever collaborative tour to London. Scotland's Kris Drever (Lau) and England's Boo Hewerdine (The Bible, Eddi Reader) have long been connected through song, having worked together on Kris' album Black Water. Produced by mutual friend and Scottish folk musician John McCusker, the recording led to future live collaborations and a tour with Eddi Reader. This show will see the pair perform new material, written and recorded in late summer 2014.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

When multi-instrumentalist Lisbee isn't writing and recording her own work she tours as a special guest with Seth Lakeman's band, with the folk star describing her as, a fantastic singer songwriter. Bound for gloryan exquisite slice of traditional songwriting The Times

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The Fureys And Davey Arthur

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Oxford St John the Evangelist Church 7.30 pm

These legends of Irish folk music will be appearing at the beautiful SjE Concert hall {Opposite Iffley rd running track} for a rare Oxford performance. George, Eddie and Davey have thrilled audiences around the world with their songs, music and stories for more than 30 years, audiences have included Irish president Mary McAleese, former Australian prime minister John Howard and Pope John Paul. Expect all their hits including "Red Rose Cafe", "Steal Away", "When You Were Sweet 16", "The Old Man" and off course the beautiful classic "The Green Fields of France". Advance tickets £18 - £20 on the door cash Bar will running

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Roisin Ban A Night Of Celtic Music And Fun

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre Doors 7pm Stage time 7.30

Róisín Bán - [pronounced Rowsheen Bawn] are a 5 piece traditional Irish band based in Yorkshire. The name translated from the Irish language as white rose, also the title of the bands new album. The line up is fiddle, flute, button accordian, guitar, bodhran & vocals, playing a variety of traditional Irish tunes, songs from Ireland, the UK & Brittany & some Sean Nos (old style Irish) dancing. The band also like to crack a few jokes, tell a few tall tales & keep you entertained. www.roisinban.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/roisinban

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Paul Downes

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Paul is a hugely accomplished singer and instrumentalist whose style and presentation are hugely enjoyable. Very entertaining and a good evening is assured.

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Paul Downes

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Paul is a hugely accomplished singer and instrumentalist whose style and presentation are hugely enjoyable. Very entertaining and a good evening is assured.

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Two Coats Colder In Concert

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

An evening of varied, delightful and original music from half local band Two Coats Colder, now resident in Essex. Support is from our own resident sound engineer and esteemed singer/songwriter, Andy Stone.

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Two Coats Colder In Concert

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

An evening of varied, delightful and original music from half local band Two Coats Colder, now resident in Essex. Support is from our own resident sound engineer and esteemed singer/songwriter, Andy Stone.

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Yapa

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three guitars, percussion and the world to explore... Acoustic travel book, sweet grooves and ethnojazz from Paris. Just coming back from 2014 Tahiti (Polynesia) guitar festival, Fabrice Bourguignat, Simon Chenet, Christophe Combet (Acoustic guitars) and Xavier Hamon (Percussions) continue to tour around the world in order to complete their musical trip. YAPA's first record (Can I talk to you - 2008) was recorded live during a Eastern Europe tour. Then, Pariwaga (2010) was recorded in Africa where Yapa was invited to play in the Ouagadougou and Algier jazz festival. Finally, their last album (Wagamumbai - 2013) was recorded in Mumbai after 12 concerts around India. Next challenge for Yapa : London ! The three trips to London in 2014- 2015 will inspire their next record, planned for 2015. http://www.yapa.fr

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Davina And The Vagabonds

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national blues scene with their high-energy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audience's one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. The band's latest recording, 2011's Black Cloud has been acclaimed in various music magazines as a crafted piece of music which puts a smile on every ones face. Recently the band has performed in 21 states and 6 countries in Europe, and the band is hard at work on a new record spending time in the studio between tours. So much more than just a blues act, DATV's shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina's voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don't suffice: Sowers is a true original. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town!

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Perhaps Contraption Album Launch!

on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 at London The Courtyard 7pm-11pm

Woodburner are proud to present: Perhaps Contraption Album Launch + Support from Tell Tale Tusk Times 7pm Doors 830pm Tell Tale Tusk 930pm Perhaps Contraption Tickets £7 advance £10 door

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 at Tiverton Community Arts Theatre 8.00pm (doors 7.00pm)

Sean Cannon leadman with the now disbanded DUBLINERS (but recently re-formed Dublin Legends) plays the Arts Theatre on Saturday April 18th. For 4 decades Sean has been a firm favourite on the live music circuit, and has built up a huge reputation as a musician, singer and raconteur. Taking time away from his busy touring schedules around Britain and Europe, this Irish gem will be joined by his 2 highly talented sons James and Robert to present a wonderful evening of ever popular Irish songs, jigs, soft ballads and fine Celtic music, all played with the usual Irish charm and passion with a bit of blarney thrown in for good measure. So, come and sing along with this fine trio to Whiskey in the Jar, Black Velvet Band, Irish Rover, Molly Malone and more. Reserved seats £12.50 are available from the box office - call or telephone 01884 233741 - open 6 days 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Megson

on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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Potbelly Folk, Blues & Roots Festival - Spring Day Special

on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2pm till late

Another great line up of top quality acts, this time with a fantastically varied range of styles - plus the usual fine ales, kids crafts & cafe. The headliners will be the classy folk supergroup, the Jigantics: "A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class." www.folkicons.co.uk "Fantastic music...a highlight act" The Daily Telegraph Our other acts encompass a brilliant mix of roots music: Jacksboro Highway (blues)//Careen (contemporary)//The Old Grey Dogs (bluegrass)//Kyle Carey (Celtic folk)// Kenneth J Nash (contemporary), Lil'ian Goodsman (blues)//King's Gambit (folk)//Tia McGraff (country)

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Potbelly Folk, Blues & Roots Festival - Spring Day Special

on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2pm till late

Another great line up of top quality acts, this time with a fantastically varied range of styles - plus the usual fine ales, kids crafts & cafe. The headliners will be the classy folk supergroup, the Jigantics: "A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class." www.folkicons.co.uk "Fantastic music...a highlight act" The Daily Telegraph Our other acts encompass a brilliant mix of roots music: Jacksboro Highway (blues)//Careen (contemporary)//The Old Grey Dogs (bluegrass)//Kyle Carey (Celtic folk)// Kenneth J Nash (contemporary), Lil'ian Goodsman (blues)//King's Gambit (folk)//Tia McGraff (country)

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Zervas & Pepper

on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

**In The BRUDENELL GAMES ROOM** Zervas & Pepper are folk-rock duo whose luminous harmonic, laid-back sound is currently making waves on UK & Ireland Radio stations BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music & RTE as well as a growing presence on the UK wide Live circuit. Discovering one another while performing in their home town clubs in Cardiff as solo artists. Finding they had a shared love of Harmony Heavy Evocative Folk Rock, Zervas & Pepper began writing and recording together. Along with their band they promise elegantly crafted songs that transport their audience with escapist narrative and soaring melodies. Under their own label 'Zerodeo' Records the band released 2 introductory EPs in2008/9 respectively and in Spring 2011 put out their début Album 'Somewhere in the City'. Followed by critically accliamed 2013 album 'Lifebringer'. Currently recording their third album with a planned release April 2015. Zervas & Pepper have been tipped as a band to watch this year. As word continues to spread with a string of live dates ahead and an ever growing live set up Zervas & Pepper continue to bring strong live performance to the fore appearing at Festivals and theatres as a two or six piece outfit. Lifebringer "Some of this years best Country Rock'' The Guardian "Time worn appeal" The Times ''Just fantastic, I can think of nothing better than laying in a field listening to Zervas & Pepper. Perfect festival music'' Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2

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Kadia

on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Outstanding cello-led trio launch their new album and play fabulous original material

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Kadia

on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Outstanding cello-led trio launch their new album and play fabulous original material

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 at Shrewsbury The Hive Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

Winners of Radio 2 Horizon Award (2014) and Young Folk Award (2013), Greg and Ciaran have taken the Folk world by storm with their impeccable musicianship and boundless energy!

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Blue Rose Code

on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Blue Rose Code is not folk music. Or so he's been told! Ross Wilson, the Edinburgh-born songwriter who performs under that name, doesn't write folk songs. But having discovered the traditional music of the British Isles whilst in exile down south, he fell in love with what he heard and those sounds informed what happened next. Blue Rose Code's latest album, The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, features a remarkable roll call of musicians from the folk side of the fence, including Karine Polwart, Lau's Aidan O'Rourke and the lead single from Ballads features Mercury Music Prize Nominee, Kathryn Williams. Ross also toured as the duo, Hardy & Wilson, with the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, Bella Hardy. 2014 has been some year for Blue Rose Code. Ross made his TV debut on the BBC. Lead single, One Day At A Time, was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland and Ross has done sessions for BBC Radio 2 , for Another Country with Ricky Ross and for Bruce MacGregor's Travelling Folk. It's the respect and support shown for the music of Blue Rose Code's by a pantheon of award winning musicians that illustrates the high-regard in which Ross is held or, as Bob Harris puts it 'Blue Rose Code is a very important emerging singer/songwriter'. Ross describes his music as 'audibly Scottish, Caledonian Soul' a term borrowed from the music of Van Morrison. Nevertheless, the estimable Bob Harris was so struck by Ross's acutely personal, bruised and soul-bared songs he flew to Nashville for the BBC Introducing showcase at the 2013 Americana Music Association conference. 'I guess that I'm a crossover artist,' says Ross. 'I'm just not sure from where I'm crossing over or where I'm going to end up.' It's that reluctance to be boxed or pigeon-holed that has earned Blue Rose Code a burgeoning and fiercely loyal fan-base across the UK and beyond, with folks travelling from far and wide to see his three-night sell out show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. 'An affirmation of love that links human relationships with the natural world. As sublimely paced as Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison.' - Folk Radio UK 'This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed. A sign of something special.' - Spiral Earth 'A superb singer, songwriter and guitarist. Beautiful songs, a genuine pleasure to have been involved.' - Danny Thompson

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Pete Bond

on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

A rare outing for this iconic singer/writer/guitarist who, if he never did anything else but write the masterful 'Joe Peel' would be regarded as a supreme lyricist....but he has many more songs to his elbow. You NEED to hear Pete Bond.

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The James Brothers

on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music

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. ----------------------- The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They come from the lands down under - Australia and New Zealand to be precise; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. And it's these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play. The James Brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan - best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally), but also spotted playing guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band, the live circus that is Bellowhead and with his parents and sister as The Fagans, where his folk career began (in a decade which has only just become fashionable). The James Brother who isn't called James is Jamie McClennan - a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland's BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married) having chosen not to follow his first bandmates to Ireland, where they formed the much celebrated Gráda. Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of The Waifs, Beth Nielson Chapman, Brian Finnegan and John McCusker. He also likes to run barefoot, but that's his own business.

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Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine Two of the nations busiest and most in demand songwriter guitarists, label mates and musical friends are touring together as a duo for the very first time in 2015. Scotland's Kris Drever (Lau) and England's Boo Hewerdine (The Bible, Eddi Reader) have been connected through song for almost a decade , when Kris approached Boo about recording the song Harvest Gypsies as part of his classic debut album Black Water. Produced by mutual friend and Scottish folk musician John McCusker, that recording lead the pair to future live collaborations and a tour with Eddi Reader. The duo finally found the time in late summer 2014 to write new songs with a view to making new recordings available for their 2015 tour. Boo Hewerdine has an 18 song career retrospective, My Name In The Brackets (The Best of Boo Hewerdine & The Bible) released this autumn whilst Kris Drever has just issued his Shetland recorded, Mareel EP prior to making a new album with Lau for release in summer 2015 (all via Reveal Records).

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 at Uppingham Theatre Starts at 7.30pm. Theatre opens 6.45pm.

Scotland's best loved traditional musicians grace the Uppingham stage! Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have toured together all over the world since 1988 and played to packed concert halls and venues. They have many acclaimed albums and have won numerous awards. Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 at Uppingham Theatre Starts at 7.30pm. Theatre opens 6.45pm.

Scotland's best loved traditional musicians grace the Uppingham stage! Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have toured together all over the world since 1988 and played to packed concert halls and venues. They have many acclaimed albums and have won numerous awards. Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.

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Crh Music Presents The I'm With Her Tour Featuring Sara Watkins Sarah Jarosz Aoife O'donovan

on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 at Bristol Clifton Cathedral Doors at 7.30pm

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Sarah Macdougall

on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as 'One of the greatest talents of our era, and listed as the 2nd best gig by the major UK newspaper The Independent, becoming the #1 most played artist on Canadian Galaxie Folk/Roots radio, Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is an upcoming artist who is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, 24 hrs Vancouver called her 'one of the most promising exports out of Sweden since Abba', Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden recently declared her One of Sweden's best singer/songwriters. Sarah MacDougall is one of the hardest working Canadian artists today, and she won't be stopping anytime soon. With two incredible albums under her belt, Sarah will be coming to London in April for a special show at Green Note before she hits the road in Germany and beyond. This will also be the first UK show where her new album 'GRAND CANYON' will be available.

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The James Brothers

on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Martin Stephenson

on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 at Bakewell The Medway Centre 7.30pm

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Dave Arcari

on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 8pm

Doors: 8pm Dave Arcari onstage: 8.45pm

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Blue Rose Code

on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7:30pm

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jim Moray plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged - proof required at the door on the night * 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 welocome proviced they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not 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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Jim Moray

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jim Moray plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged - proof required at the door on the night * 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 welocome proviced they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not 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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Forest Folk & Roots Launch - Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Marston Moretaine The Forest Centre Doors 7.00pm, Show starts 7.30pm

The renowned Urban Folk Quartet are supported by local 'psychadelic folk' outfit Blessem for the launch of our series of Folk, roots, blues and world music nights at the Forest Centre. With light juggling, licensed bar, and free parking. [Please note: Concessionary price available for unemployed, NUS card holders, carers, Volunteers and Friends of the Forest, from The Forest Centre directly, only. Please call 01234 767037]

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Forest Folk & Roots Launch - Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Marston Moretaine The Forest Centre Doors 7.00pm, Show starts 7.30pm

The renowned Urban Folk Quartet are supported by local 'psychadelic folk' outfit Blessem for the launch of our series of Folk, roots, blues and world music nights at the Forest Centre. With light juggling, licensed bar, and free parking.

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be the first visit to the club by Derby singer Lucy Ward. 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 folk clubs where she was captivated by the lyrics and stories of traditional song and was 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 then won the "Horizon Award" for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She followed that by being nominated for the Folk Singer of the Year prize at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her debut album, Adelphi Has To Fly, was released in 2011 and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others and she was named as "Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent" by MOJO magazine. In 2013 she released "Single Flame" (produced by Megson's Stu Hanna) and contributed to the Fellside album "A Selection of Songs from The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs".

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be the first visit to the club by Derby singer Lucy Ward. 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 folk clubs where she was captivated by the lyrics and stories of traditional song and was 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 then won the "Horizon Award" for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She followed that by being nominated for the Folk Singer of the Year prize at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her debut album, Adelphi Has To Fly, was released in 2011 and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others and she was named as "Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent" by MOJO magazine. In 2013 she released "Single Flame" (produced by Megson's Stu Hanna) and contributed to the Fellside album "A Selection of Songs from The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs".

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Stocksfield Community Centre Doors 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Stocksfield Community Centre Doors 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album

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Henry Priestman - Man Of A Certain Age !

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.45 pm

Henry Priestman with support from Edwina Hayes who Nanci Griffiths says has "the sweetest voice in England". Henry has signed to Proper Records (home of Richard Thompson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Heaton etc), with new album The Last Mad Surge Of Youth released on Feb 17 2014!] After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim. And now at last he's ready to release the eagerly awaited follow-up entitled The Last Mad Surge of Youth. Both albums are the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on European Tour in '79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc's Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest Love and Work album) and still has something worth singing about. So in this age of genre's, niches and tribes, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he's folk (Chronicles topped the Amazon Folk and World charts on it's release), Radio 2's Johnnie Walker described Henry's new direction as music for grumpy old men, The Daily Mail said he is a master of the rueful observation, and elsewhere the phrase post-punk-folk-protest has been bandied about. Henry Priestman's got form, his previous including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti's U.S. book The Catalog of Cool as Cole Porter Punk!), It's Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, and composing the title song for London West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats. To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones' 2004 CD. The single to be taken from Chronicles.. was Grey's The New Blond which was playlisted at Radio 2 & featured on BBC Breakfast TV (and further singles Don't You Love Me no More and He Ain't Good Enough for You also picked up extensive Radio 2 and independent radio airplay.and in 2012 Plane Groovy Records re-released Chronicles on gatefold heavy vinyl. On the new album The Last Mad Surge of Youth Henry is joined by guests including 2013 Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore, (Gilmore & Roberts), Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Lotte Mullan & Probyn Gregory (The Beach Boys). Having discovered a new found love of live work (mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures!) he will be touring all over the UK in spring 2014, in between housegigs and school songwriting workshops (he's undertaken over 40 schools songwriting workshops in last 18 months). You could say Henry likes to keep busythe last mad surge of youth, perhaps?

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Henry Priestman - Man Of A Certain Age !

on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.45 pm

Henry Priestman with support from Edwina Hayes who Nanci Griffiths says has "the sweetest voice in England". Henry has signed to Proper Records (home of Richard Thompson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Heaton etc), with new album The Last Mad Surge Of Youth released on Feb 17 2014!] After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim. And now at last he's ready to release the eagerly awaited follow-up entitled The Last Mad Surge of Youth. Both albums are the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on European Tour in '79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc's Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest Love and Work album) and still has something worth singing about. So in this age of genre's, niches and tribes, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he's folk (Chronicles topped the Amazon Folk and World charts on it's release), Radio 2's Johnnie Walker described Henry's new direction as music for grumpy old men, The Daily Mail said he is a master of the rueful observation, and elsewhere the phrase post-punk-folk-protest has been bandied about. Henry Priestman's got form, his previous including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti's U.S. book The Catalog of Cool as Cole Porter Punk!), It's Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, and composing the title song for London West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats. To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones' 2004 CD. The single to be taken from Chronicles.. was Grey's The New Blond which was playlisted at Radio 2 & featured on BBC Breakfast TV (and further singles Don't You Love Me no More and He Ain't Good Enough for You also picked up extensive Radio 2 and independent radio airplay.and in 2012 Plane Groovy Records re-released Chronicles on gatefold heavy vinyl. On the new album The Last Mad Surge of Youth Henry is joined by guests including 2013 Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore, (Gilmore & Roberts), Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Lotte Mullan & Probyn Gregory (The Beach Boys). Having discovered a new found love of live work (mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures!) he will be touring all over the UK in spring 2014, in between housegigs and school songwriting workshops (he's undertaken over 40 schools songwriting workshops in last 18 months). You could say Henry likes to keep busythe last mad surge of youth, perhaps?

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The James Brothers

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. The James Brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan - best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally), but also spotted playing guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band, the live circus that is Bellowhead and with his parents and sister as The Fagans, where his folk career began (in a decade which has only just become fashionable). The James Brother who isn't called James is Jamie McClennan - a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland's BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married) having chosen not to follow his first bandmates to Ireland, where they formed the much celebrated Gráda. Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of The Waifs, Beth Nielson Chapman, Brian Finnegan and John McCusker.

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Bob Fox: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

At last! War Horse's Songman had to cancel a booking at Shammick Acoustic when he first got the role over three years ago, and we've been trying to arrange another booking ever since! This year, Bob has been on tour with the show, and is taking a six month break before going back to the National Theatre for another stint there. Bob Fox has been around as a professional folk singer/musician for a l-o-n-g time since the mid-'70s in fact. Working first with fellow North-Easterner Tom McConville, then with Stu Luckley, he worked all over Europe and the Antipodes. His first solo CD wasn't forthcoming until the year 2000, and turned out to be a real triumph. With nominations in Radio 2 Folk Awards, he worked on the award-winning new series of Radio Ballads in 2006, with John Tams, who has worked with the National Theatre for many years. Ralph McTell recognised his astonishing guitar technique coupled with one of England's finest voices. Who are we to disagree? Don't miss the opportunity to hear this extraordinary singer.

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Sunjay

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

further info from Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com http://www.sunjay.tv/ You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen; singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 20 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just four years old and hasn't put it down since. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars on the folk and acoustic circuit. Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award and nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Sunjay has caught the eyes and ears of many venues and festivals across the country.

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Kate Rusby

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

An unmissable show featuring one of the defining voices of contemporary English folk music. A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate's soulful vocals have that rare ability to transport her audience, taking them on a lyrical journey through stories of folk, old and modern. This gig will see Kate perform a selection of much-loved classics, as well as songs from her new album, Ghost. As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her band.

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4square

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at Masham Town Hall Doors 7.30pm, on stage 8.00pm

They are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear" - Mike Russell, The Glasgow Herald Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have toured together since 1988 to packed concert halls all over the world. They recorded their first album 'The Pearl' in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaimed albums including the 'Five and Twenty' CD to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The pair are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards BEST DUO Award, and Aly Bain received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 ALY BAIN is the best known and most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition. He is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler- arguably the finest of all time. Aly was a founder member of the 'Boys of the Lough' and his passionate fiddle playing has also found its way onto recordings by the likes of Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson. He was responsible for launching 'The Transatlantic Sessions' TV series in which both he and Phil continue to feature. Accordion player PHIL CUNNINGHAM has been named as one of Scotland's 25 most influential people. His mastery of the instrument has led to him working with the likes of Mark Knopfler, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Midge Ure. Together Aly and Phil are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.

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The Vagaband

on Sat, 25 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Geoff Muldaur

on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

One of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centred in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group (with whom he appeared at Woodstock), as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, Amos Garrett etc.). Multi-talented (his sister Diana is a film and TV actress), he left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980's for a working sabbatical as a sought after software designer, but continued to hone his craft, albeit 'flying beneath radar'. He composed scores for film and television, winning an Emmy Award, and produced off-beat albums for the likes of Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns and the Richard Greene String Quartet. Geoff's definitive recording of 'Brazil' provided the seed for - and was featured in - Terry Gilliam's film of the same title. With his magical voice and singular approach to American music intact, Geoff is once again touring the world. He performs in concert halls, performance spaces, clubs and festivals througout the US, Canada, Japan and Europe. Geoff may be heard from time to time as a guest on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion and has been featured on a variety of National Public Radio shows, including Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and The World with Lisa Mullins. Geoff's newest albums, The Secret Handshake, Password, Private Astronomy and Texas Sheiks have met with high critical acclaim and feature Geoff's unusually crafted interpretations of classic, oftentimes obscure, American material as well as his own unique compositions. In addition to tours and recording, Geoff continues to apply his arranging skills to a variety of projects for albums and film. Although he is known as a musicians musician, it is clearly his voice that most identifies him. 'Bob Dylan didn't want to be Woody Guthrie. He wanted to be Geoff Muldaur. Geoff was the Big Man On Campus. He still is.' - Van Dyke Parks 'There are only three white blues singers -- Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.' - Richard Thompson 'Geoff has always been one of my favourite singers.' - Bonnie Raitt

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Tinderbox

on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Favourite songwriting outfit are back in Bournemouth with a new album. Last gig of the season at Ocean View before we leave space for the holiday-makers!

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Tinderbox

on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Favourite songwriting outfit are back in Bournemouth with a new album. Last gig of the season at Ocean View before we leave space for the holiday-makers!

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Gavin Davenport Band

on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Gavin Davenport's bold, distinctive vocals, multi-instrumental skills wrapped around a unique percussive guitar style and a knack for stark, contemporary songwriting unite the best of the oral tradition with a modern relevance. He is a winner of the John Birmingham cup for newly composed song and as a member of the Albion Band was nominated for Songlines and Fatea awards in 2013 as well as winning a Spiral Earth award.

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Blue Rose Code

on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

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Conor Doherty And The Foxglove Trio

on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Guitarist and singer Conor Doherty performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary folk songs, newly arranged, from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. A native of Derry City but now based in London, Conor cites influences that range from Tony Rose, Dick Gaughan and Nic Jones to Crosby, Stills and Nash and Joni Mitchell. Conor's impeccable musicianship is making an indelible impression on a vibrant and hungry UK folk scene and he has performed extensively in the UK and Ireland at folk clubs, theatres and festivals. His much awaited debut solo album 'The Savage and The Tender', independently released in October 2014, was recorded by Chris McInnes and produced by Chris McInnes and Conor Doherty. The Foxglove Trio is a group of multi-instrumentalists who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh. Gathering material from sessions, published song collections and contemporary artists, these talented musicians are making a name for themselves on the UK folk scene for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and engaging live performances.

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Cale Tyson

on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.00PM

Cale is the first 'country singer' for a long time who can be genuinely referred to as 'the real deal!'. Exclusive House Concert in the upstairs room of..The Square Tower Limited to 32 people only 10 New Country artists you need to know (Rolling Stone) I still don't know how we did it, but we've managed to get highly acclaimed young American singer / songwriter Cale Tyson down to Portsmouth on his first ever UK tour! AND It's one of our fabulous House Concerts which we hold in the upstairs room of the Square Tower - up close and personal, and totally acoustic just as the songs were written and meant to be heard. This will be a great chance to catch Cale in our intimate, historic venue - this boy is going to be huge (check out the quotes)!! Cale Tyson is a singer, songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound. With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson's latest EP, High On Lonesome is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child - Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few. Recorded in Nashville, High On Lonesome features some of the town's finest players including guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), keys player Tyson Rogers (Don Williams), John McTigue (Brazilbilly) on drums and Mike Rinne (Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs) on bass. The end result is at once a loving tribute to the great country songwriters that have come before him and also a persuasive plea to those who might think that country music's best days have been and gone. As long as Cale Tyson has a say in it, the best days might yet be still to come. What The Critics Are Saying.. Cale Tyson is, unashamedly, a throwback. A chugging hollow-body here, a whiskey soaked pedal-steel there, his first release a 7-track mini album sounds like something dug out of a vault from the 1970s deep south and cranked through an old transistor radio. If you hadn't figured by now, it's also deeply beautiful. (Spiral Earth) 'High On Lonesome' will appeal to fans of Gram, Hank, Merle and many other country legends. But it is so much more than that. Cale Tyson has delivered a heart-breaking confession which suggest that a long career beckons (Songwriting Magazine) The old soul in a young body thing has been having a moment since Amy ­Winehouse walked among us, and now it seems to have spread ­seamlessly from soul to country. First came ­Canadian Daniel Romano and now the ranks are swelled by the 23-year-old Texan Cale Tyson, who seems to have ­inherited the increasingly rare talent to country yodel (Independent on Sunday)

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Featuring Eilidh Mckeller + Matt Edwards Band + Steam Roller

on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

Solid Entertainments presents 100 CLUB TUESDAY BLUES www.solidentertainments.com/100club/index.html

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Diane Cluck

on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Kara Grainger

on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors opem 7pm Show starts 8pm

A native of Australia who now lives in California, Kara Grainger blues singer/guitarist draws inspiration from the blues of America. Kara may draw initial comparisons to Bonnie Raitt who both play slide guitar and sing soulfully -- but she bears her own distinctive style, one that evenly balances the blues with soul and roots and rock Her latest album continues to hold a strong presence in the International blues charts and her tours and appearances throughout the world are growing by the month and her appearance at the Southern Pavilion looks to be a really exciting night.

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Steve Turner - Singer & Concertina Player

on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm - 11pm

Steve Turner comes from a family of singers and concertina players. His grandfather was known to have sung and played the instrument in the 1890's. Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s. Joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970, he made two albums and toured in Britain and Europe with them for eight years. In 1979, he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition, which persuaded him to turn professional for 12 years until 1991. During this time he made four solo albums with Fellside Records and toured internationally. Steve's 5th album, his first for 22 years "The Whirligig of Time" was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008. His latest 6th album "Rim of the Wheel" was released in spring 2012 and has received rave reviews - David Kidman in Folk Roundabout called it "sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012" . http://steve-turner.co.uk/

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Steve Turner - Singer & Concertina Player

on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm - 11pm

Steve Turner comes from a family of singers and concertina players. His grandfather was known to have sung and played the instrument in the 1890's. Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s. Joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970, he made two albums and toured in Britain and Europe with them for eight years. In 1979, he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition, which persuaded him to turn professional for 12 years until 1991. During this time he made four solo albums with Fellside Records and toured internationally. Steve's 5th album, his first for 22 years "The Whirligig of Time" was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008. His latest 6th album "Rim of the Wheel" was released in spring 2012 and has received rave reviews - David Kidman in Folk Roundabout called it "sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012" . http://steve-turner.co.uk/

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Julie Felix

on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Mud Morganfield (eldest Son Of Muddy Waters)

on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Over the last three years Mud the eldest son of the undisputed king of Blues Muddy Waters has been delivering his charismatic Chicago blues of the highest order to audience around the world He looks and sounds so strikingly like his old man, so much so that one of his dads former sidemen said it's like watching a ghost in the flesh This son is and proud heir of the King of Chicago Blues is blessed with a big powerful voice that can manage to convey deep emotional resonance on the slower numbers and a good old fashioned testosterone laden strut on those classic shuffles. He is also blessed with a natural sense of showmanship that ensures that audiences fall right into the palm of his hand. A show not to miss

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Marc O'reilly Live At The Shop Sessions

on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 at Sandbach The Cycle Junction Doors 7.30pm Music Starts 8.00pm

Marc O'Reilly is simply one of the most exciting Acoustic/Blues artists around anywhere in the world right now. Be prepared for passion and intensity and all up close and personal in this unique venue. Marc's first album 'My Friend Marx' was released to critical acclaim in 2011 and this was followed up with the wonderful 'Human Herdings' in 2014. Marc has had 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian which led to recording a live session for the Jamie Cullum show on BBC Radio 2 This is a Shop Session that is not to be missed.....

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Nine Below Zero

on Fri, 1 May 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show Starts at 8pm

Nine Below Zero are a seminal British rhythm and blues outfit, who in 2014 are celebrating 35 years together, and who continue to set the standard for hard driving, high energy blues-rock and more. With several important albums under their belt and with links to everyone from The Stones to Squeeze, plus a TV portfolio which ranges from The South Bank Show to The Old Grey Whistle Test, NIne Below Zero remain a national institution within the UK's live music scene. Rewind to 1977-78 and as punk hits the UK, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham form Stan's Blues Band. They quickly develop a reputation as an excellent high energy live act. After a blistering show at legendary Thomas A Beckett pub, and in tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson the guys adopt one of his song titles, are renamed Nine Below Zero and (almost!) never look back. Over the past 35 years NBZ has recorded with the legendary Glyn Johns; played with The Who and The Kinks; and made TV appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test, and the South Bank Show with Dr Feelgood and The Blues Band. The band also appeared on the first episode of BBC-TV's anarchic comedy hit The Young Ones! Hollywood star Bruce Willis even invited NBZ to play with him at Planet Hollywood in London after the premiere of Twelve Monkeys! In 1994 NBZ supported Eric Clapton at The Royal Albert Hall, playing the whole Twelve Nights and going down a storm. Recognised the world over as one of the greatest live acts bands ever to come out of the UK, NBZ will be the ideal way to help TLR celebrate our third birthday, so get your drinking boots on and join us at Caroline Club for some no holds barred rocking R'n'B!

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Kieran Goss

on Sat, 2 May 2015 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

Kieran Goss is a terrific singer/songwriter from Ireland. With melodies that reflect the influence of such American pop-folk singers such as James Taylor and Paul Simon and Irish singer/songwriters such as Christy Moore, Goss aims at the heart with his poetic lyricism. A former sideman for Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Moore and Clannad, Goss has garnered acclaim with three powerful solo albums. Much has been made of Goss's masterful stagecraft in the words of country music legend Don Williams, he has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a special way. This is a great opportunity to see a wonderful performer in the intimate setting of our lovely village hall. Cabaret style seating, no bar so bring your own drinks!

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Tombstone Liquor Featuring Nigel Feist

on Sat, 2 May 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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The Devil's Interval

on Sat, 2 May 2015 at London St John on Bethnal Green Doors 7:00pm , Live Music 8:00pm

Jim Causley, Emily Portman & Lauren McCormick The Devil's Interval are a trio of singers who gained great popularity in the noughties and were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Horizon Award in 2007 as well as a host of other awards and nominations between them individually. Emily, Lauren & Jim met whilst studying Traditional Music at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Their recording debut came in 2005 as part of Martyn Wyndham-Read's 'Song Links II' project (Fellside), followed by the release of their debut album 'Blood & Honey' in 2006 (WildGoose). That same year they joined Waterson:Carthy in the studio for their last album 'Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man' (Topic) and toured with them for six consecutive years on their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show. After a brief hiatus the group are reforming for some select concerts, initiated by Eliza Carthy after inviting them to be part of her special Arms Wide Orchestra concert in the Kings Place, London in November 2014. The Devil's Interval are well loved for their spell-binding harmonies and passion for captivating story-telling through the medium of traditional song. Their three distinctive voices blend beautifully, bringing new life to some of the old jewels of the folk song cannon.

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Brian Peters

on Sat, 2 May 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

Standing tickets always available on the night

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 3 May 2015 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club Doors at 7.30pm

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer More details at www.mrkite.org

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Serpentyne

on Sun, 3 May 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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The Hillbilly Troupe

on Mon, 4 May 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 6.30 for 8.00pm start

A workers' un-cooperative who won't be pigeon-holed "It's all folk music after all there ain't no horse music..." (Louis Armstrong) The Hillbilly Troupe must be the happiest accident in Hull's if not the world's cultural history. Sometimes they're a seven piece, sometimes nine, sometimes more, sometimes less...but they can always counted on to be entertaining. With a combined 287 years at their core (the seven-piece) they range in age from 24 to 68. They have been described as a cross between the Pogues and Lonnie Donegan. One wag described their work as 'mucky skiffle' but the Troupe will not be defined... they are too busy being musical, having fun and bringing that all home to you to be bothered with labels. They are now in their fourth year and not entirely sure how they met. But they certainly are glad they did...and you will agree. They put a unique edge on all apsects of their performances be it folk, Americana, indie, roots, blues, grassroots, bluegrass. They are lifelong activist, encyclopaedic singer and vocal powerhouse Mick McGarry, banjoist and vocalist Lloyd Dobbs, who with his brother Grant on drums are ex- The Paddingtons, one the city's most successful bands. Musician and academic Dave Gawthorpe on guitar, joins Andy Swift on bass, Steve Frost on lead guitar, Mick Murphy on vocals/percussion. Together they provide an electic range of muscial genres with their own, inimitable, adaptable way...they even have "honorary" Troupes like Martin "Mad Dog" Jones on trumpet, string-driven thing Les Ward and extra drummer, Joe "chief" Brodie. They are making history come alive through their work and making the present historic with their energy. Don't define 'em, or try to refine 'em. Just get into what they do. It's impossible not to.

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Chris Knowles & Catrin O'neill / Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer

on Wed, 6 May 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Elizabeth Laprelle & Anna Roberts-gevalt

on Thu, 7 May 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Singer and banjo-player Elizabeth LaPrelle comes from Cedar Springs, Virginia. She began winning prizes for her singing at a young age and has dedicated research, passion and a powerful voice to the ancient art of Appalachian ballad-singing. Anna Roberts-Gevalt is a Baltimore-based traditional fiddler & banjo player, composer, folklorist, storyteller, shadow puppeteer, filmmaker and illustrator. Of the mountain music she loves she says "this old music is inconceivably rich ... I try to do my best to learn it honestly, and share it with grace. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle met in 2010 and soon began planning adventures together. "There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia... and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, afficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great." SING OUT MAGAZINE Check them out at www.annaandelizabeth.com.

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Elizabeth Laprelle & Anna Roberts-gevalt

on Thu, 7 May 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Singer and banjo-player Elizabeth LaPrelle comes from Cedar Springs, Virginia. She began winning prizes for her singing at a young age and has dedicated research, passion and a powerful voice to the ancient art of Appalachian ballad-singing. Anna Roberts-Gevalt is a Baltimore-based traditional fiddler & banjo player, composer, folklorist, storyteller, shadow puppeteer, filmmaker and illustrator. Of the mountain music she loves she says "this old music is inconceivably rich ... I try to do my best to learn it honestly, and share it with grace. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle met in 2010 and soon began planning adventures together. "There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia... and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, afficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great." SING OUT MAGAZINE Check them out at www.annaandelizabeth.com.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Fri, 8 May 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS are Scotland 's beloved musical ambassadors, with scores of recordings and countless tours over forty years to their credit. Originally hailed for introducing the mighty Highland pipes in a folk-band setting, the Tannies' concerts remain forever fresh to their fansa blend of powerful instrumentals, ballads with three part harmonies, and on-stage banter that turns the space between the songs into a show of their own. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame 2011

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Fri, 8 May 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS are Scotland 's beloved musical ambassadors, with scores of recordings and countless tours over forty years to their credit. Originally hailed for introducing the mighty Highland pipes in a folk-band setting, the Tannies' concerts remain forever fresh to their fansa blend of powerful instrumentals, ballads with three part harmonies, and on-stage banter that turns the space between the songs into a show of their own. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame 2011

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 8 May 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 8 May 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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James Hickman And Dan Cassidy

on Sat, 9 May 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Fearne

on Sat, 9 May 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant trio with charismatic front person and good original songs play in the exquisite natural acoustics of Skinner Street Church

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Fearne

on Sat, 9 May 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant trio with charismatic front person and good original songs play in the exquisite natural acoustics of Skinner Street Church

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Bob Fox

on Sat, 9 May 2015 at Bristol St Stephens 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com for further info At the lovely 14th C Church with bar and snacks on offer. Stand-To! The WarHorse Songman Bob Fox has played the role of songman in WarHorse for the past three years, both in the West End and currently in the UK/Ireland and South Africa touring production. Join him as he performs the songs from the multi award winning smash hit WarHorse, with additional material from his own personal repertoire a number of stories and songs built up from his forty year career in the music industry. This event is a great opportunity to see one of the finest exponents of storytelling through song. For more information on Bob Fox please visit: www.bobfoxmusic.com The most complete male artist in English Folk Colin Randall, The Daily Telegraph

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Lisa Knapp (solo)

on Sat, 9 May 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Lisa Knapp Winner Best Original Song 'Two Ravens' - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014. Nominated for Folk Singer of the Year, Best Album 'Hidden Seam' - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014. The buzz continues to grow around Hidden Seam CD Lisa Knapp's critically acclaimed new album released in September 2013. With rave reviews, a cover feature in fRoots magazine and airplay on 6 Music, BBC Radio 3 as well as a Mark Radcliffe Folk Show live session, the long-awaited 2nd album see Lisa firmly re-established as one of the most creative and distinctive artists around. Lisa emerged in 2007 with a remarkable debut Wild And Undaunted, with a radiant style of traditional folk and self-penned song, with fiddle, hammer dulcimer, strings and sonic delights from the technological age. Lisa was born and grew up in South London. Her musical development led her through drum and bass, teenage raves, acid house and an electric guitar bought to learn Jimi Hendrix songs. In her teens, she also came across folk music when she heard a friend's parents record collection. She then found for herself the extraordinary voices and the vivid stories of Annie Briggs, Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy and Pentangle and she was hooked! In the intervening years, Lisa has established and evolved her own distinctive voice absorbing a whole a range of influences and inspirations and crafting a sound, and songwriting skill, at once beautiful, dramatic and adventurous. Line-up Information: Enabling the full and vibrant sounds of Hidden Seam, as well as revisiting some of Wild And Undaunted and other work, Lisa is available to book as either a 4 or 5 piece band featuring Gerry Diver on fiddle, loops and keys, Pete Flood (Bellowhead) on percussion duties, Fred Thomas on double bass and Tomos Brangwyn on hammered dulcimer. Lisa is also available solo for more intimate settings. Songs that twist, turn and constantly surprise **** 4 Stars The Guardian A masterful creation ***** 5 Stars The Observer 'Lisa Knapp pushes the boat out into new and uncharted waters. Long may she sail'. **** 4 Stars Songlines 'A truly compelling voice' fRoots 'A masterpiece' Folk Radio UK Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Emma Sweeney & Band

on Sun, 10 May 2015 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

A rising star from Manchester's vibrant music scene, Emma's unique style combines her trad Irish background with a fusion of world influences, drawing upon her experience of teaching music in India, and touring across Europe.

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Cahalen Morrison And Eli West

on Sun, 10 May 2015 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club Doors at 7.30pm

When Cahalen and Eli released their stunning debut album, 'The Holy Coming of The Storm', it met with instantaneous reaction on both sides of the Atlantic. Bob Harris invited them to record a session for his BBC Radio 2 show, saying their music was quite extraordinary, and Mary Ann Kennedy recorded a studio session for BBC Radio 3's World on 3 as well. Fellow musicians, Tim O'Brien and Chris Wood heaped praise on them too. Safe to say, this will be a top quality night of bluegrass. More info at www.mrkite.org

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Tue, 12 May 2015 at Hernhill Village Hall Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start

The inspirational melding of musical chameleon Miranda Sykes and mandolin maestro Rex Preston has produced one of the most unexpected and exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. With an enviable pedigree, Miranda is known as the stand-out bass player and spine-tingling vocalist who has brilliantly enriched the Show of Hands sound for the past nine years while former Scoville Units band member Rex is recognised as one of the finest young mandolin players in the UK. For just a few dates on the 2015 tour Miranda and Rex will be joined by American guitarist, the internationally acclaimed Grant Gordy, and we are very pleased to announce this event will be one of those dates. Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. "A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant." - fROOTS "I love this album. Miranda's a fantastic bass player but this really brings her great voice out into the foreground." - MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 "Rex Preston is one of the new generation of brilliant virtuoso instrumentalists raising the bar. A tremendous player." - PHIL BEER, SHOW OF HANDS "From the first few notes you know that this is something special." - FOLKING.COM "It is however with Miranda's almost ethereal vocal performance on Imogen Heap's "Between Sheets" that makes the listener sit up and listen." - NORTHERN SKY www.thebandcompany.co.uk

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Bella Hardy London Cd Launch

on Tue, 12 May 2015 at London The Borderline Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:15pm

...unveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful" Colin Irwin, fRoots Bella Hardy, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2014, tours her eagerly anticipated new album With The Dawn; a heartfelt collection of self-composed songs which tell a story of travel, of choices, of lessons unlearned, and also of hope. One of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK, her captivating voice inhabits her music and spins her narratives with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. Bella writes: "With The Dawn is the musical record of the busiest and most complicated time of my life. I was always on tour; alone, with different bands; I travelled across the Atlantic for the first time, with one trip to Canada and another to America; I won the folk singer award, I turned 30, I was single, I was exhausted, I was jubilant. I was constantly questioning. I try to make sense of the world through writing, but I haven't put that writing out in such a direct manner before." The With The Dawn Band compliment Bella's breath-taking vocals and narrative fiddle with a powerful and evocative mix of banjo, piano, electronics and drums. With roots firmly within the folk tradition, songs written straight from the heart, and bold steps into a new world of sound and expression, this is a performance not to be missed.

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The Young'uns

on Wed, 13 May 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Thu, 14 May 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

One of folks great odd couples so said The Independent on Sunday. Mike Harding summed them up with My personal find of the festival Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you've ever heard. Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don't let me give you the impression they're a lightweight comedy act: they finished the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound. Nominated for Best Duo in the Radio 2 Folk Awards but don't just pigeonhole them as folk. Who else can you think of who are equally at home on 6 Radio (Cerys Matthews) and Radio 3 (In Tune).

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Thu, 14 May 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

One of folks great odd couples so said The Independent on Sunday. Mike Harding summed them up with My personal find of the festival Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you've ever heard. Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don't let me give you the impression they're a lightweight comedy act: they finished the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound. Nominated for Best Duo in the Radio 2 Folk Awards but don't just pigeonhole them as folk. Who else can you think of who are equally at home on 6 Radio (Cerys Matthews) and Radio 3 (In Tune).

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The Young 'uns

on Thu, 14 May 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Forest Folk & Roots - Gerry Colvin/fred's House

on Thu, 14 May 2015 at Marston Moretaine The Forest Centre Doors 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm

Second in our monthly series of Folk/World/Roots nights - featuring the acclaimed Gerry Colvin and NMG award winners Fred's House.

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Forest Folk & Roots - Gerry Colvin/fred's House

on Thu, 14 May 2015 at Marston Moretaine The Forest Centre Doors 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm

Second in our monthly series of Folk/World/Roots nights - featuring the acclaimed Gerry Colvin and NMG award winners Fred's House.

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Clennell Hall Folk Festival

on Fri, 15 May 2015 at Morpeth Clennell Hall Country House 5pm onwards

15-17 May 2015 at Clennell Hall, Alwinton, Northumberland, NE65 7BG (tel 01669 650377) Featuring: Rod Clements, The Happy Cats, Shipcote & Friends, Kimber's Men, We Steal Flyers, Two Coats Colder, Chris Rickets, Greaves Taylor Gillon, Johnny Campbell, Ron Gardener, Tony Bengtsson, Bill Read, Sam Gibson, Hannah Lamb, Pete the Poet, and Dave Forshaw; plus free sessions, real ale bar, bar food. En suite rooms also available at Clennell Hall Hotel, contact hotel for prices and availability. If camping, please state dimensions of tents, etc. as pitches will be allocated. Please note - no dog